Spring has struck and I have a frightful abundance of free time on my hands now that the semester is over, so I turn to blogging to keep my wits finely tuned or…or to simply to ramble endlessly about fuckall (see ‘Daily Ramblings’ tab on the right there…yes, that’s it). I also write fiction. Short stories are my forte presently. I will be posting some shortly (punny, no?) here. Feel free to take a look, make your judgments, comment or don’t comment. Whatever you like. Be forewarned, though, some of my posts will most probably be about or have…uh…mature topics and profanity (oh, yes, certainly profanity) in them. If you would rather not see that in a blog, then don’t read mine (there’s some good self-advertising right there!). If you don’t mind, then please do take a look.
I think I should include a brief introduction: My name is Amelia. I am a Political Science student currently attending the University of Utah, stumbling my way toward…who knows. A better life? A better life than what? I’m not sure, but here I am. I will be graduating next year. Obviously it is a big part of my life because it’s the first thing I tell people when they first meet me.
I’m a woman and I like being a woman. For some reason I just had to say that, because…there were times I did not like being a woman so much. I did not know how to reconcile my more “masculine” tendencies (I like to do “manly” things sometimes, like do “real” push-ups, go to the shooting range, play in the dirt…have a wardrobe that consists of mostly jeans and t-shirts, not wear makeup) with my feminine status. I am sorry if this offends you. I am quite aware that the socially manufactured gender binary in American culture is inadequate; people are far more complex than it insists, which might be cause for some of my struggles as a woman. And wow, on a tangent much–but I think that is a good example of what you will be encountering when you read my blog: I will simply go off about something, trying to keep up with the thoughts that enter my head…unsuccessfully, of course.
I’m passionate about things like that though; I’m minoring in Sociology after all. There’s more. There’s always more, but this introduction was supposed to be brief, so I shall stop here and if you want to get to know more about me, read my blog! Now, damn it! Cheers…