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I am not a morning person...

... in much the same way that the stars are not fruitbats. (NG)

12 October 1976
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The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.

~ Michelangelo ~


Pros & cons of knowing Amber: I'm quite easily amused at times. I can generally entertain myself for hours. I like both kinds; shiny AND sparkly things. I am a creature of comfort. I like to play in the dirt. I have a black thumb rather than a green thumb. I liked the last 3 Star Wars movies better than the first 3 and I'm not too proud to admit it. I'm a Harry Potter junkie. Dumbledore’s Army for the win! The book is ALWAYS better than the movie. I collect random things that make me smile. My apartment is small and cozy but oh so me and I like it that way thank you very much. I’ve been accused of being somewhat anti-social. We all need to fight for our right to have a monster! I want to be an artist, an author, a field biologist, a zoologist, a photographer, a mother, a business-owner, an antiquities collector, an expert on forgotten gods, a researcher, and a rock star. I just don’t know where to start. I don't like clowns. I have dragons in all living spaces of my home except the bathrooms and the kitchen. I'm a total homebody. I was nomadic for the first 10 years I lived away from home. I believe that pirates are much cooler than ninjas. I like to take walks in the rain solo. Two things to never discuss with the devout: religion and politics. I believe you need to do your part to stop fucking up the planet. Be part of the solution not the problem. I don't care who started it. I like weird and eccentric. I don’t like shoes but I hate it when my feet are cold. The zoo is one of my most favorite places. I love learning. I think it can take too long sometimes though as I can be impatient. I have fantastic, brilliant ideas that everyone else thinks are insane. I think they just lack imagination. Bill Nye trumps Chuck Norris, stop your girly weeping and deal with it. What if Grease really is the word? I had the biggest crush on Rachel Bolan from Skid Row in high school. I think Rent is one of the more brilliant plays along with Les Miserable but neither beats Avenue Q. I don’t get to go to the theater as much as I would like. I heart Twilight... there I said it. If I hear you I will sometimes answer to Amber, Am, Ber, hey bitch, muffin, casper, woman, mylastname, and hey lady. However if I’m not aware that I’m in a situation where I’m expected to pay attention (and sometime even when I am), don’t expect me to be tuned in enough to realize someone is speaking to me. The Avengers are growing on me but Superman will always win out. If I don’t like the artwork in a comic, I don’t care how good the story is. I used to write and paint but have had a creative block for 5+ years. I have an inner demon that tells me that whatever I’m doing, I’m not doing well enough. I can be a brat. I’m a bit of a social fumbler. I love big gigantic thunderstorms but one of my kitties is afraid of them. I don’t like cooking; it makes my hands feel uncomfortably strange. Babies smell funny. I sometimes make random lists like these for no apparent reason other than amusement. I like online gaming for the ever-changing content and the social aspect although I rarely talk to anyone in-game. I think Jim Morrison just may be the lizard king. I feel naked without reading material. I love my macbook. I wish I was half as strong of a woman as my mother.



It doesn't interest me what you do for a living.
I want to know what you ache for, and if you dare to dream of meeting your
Heart’s longing.

It doesn't interest me how old you are.
I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool for love, for your dreams,
for the adventure of being alive.

It doesn't interest me what planets are squaring your moon.
I want to know if you have touched the center of your own sorrow, if you have been opened by life's betrayals or have become shriveled and closed from fear of further pain.
I want to know if you can sit with pain, mine or your own, without moving to hide, fake or fix it.
I want to know if you can be with joy, mine or your own; if you can dance with wildness and let the ecstasy fill you to the tips of your fingers and toes without cautioning us to be careful, be realistic or to remember the limitations of being human.

It doesn't interest me if the story you are telling me is true.
I want to know if you can disappoint another to be true to yourself; if you can bear the accusations of betrayal and not betray your own soul.
I want to know if you can be faithful and therefore trustworthy.
I want to know if you can see the beauty even when it is not pretty everyday, and if you can source your life from ITS presence.
I want to know if you can live with failure, yours and mine, and still stand on the edge of a lake and shout to the silver of the moon,

It doesn’t interest me where you live or how much money you have.
I want to know if you can get up after the night of greif and despair, weary and bruised to the bone and do what needs to be done for the children.

It doesn't interest me who you are, or how you came to be here.
I want to know if you will stand in the center of the fire with me and not shrink back.

It doesn't interest me where or what or with whom you have studied.
I want to know what sustains you from the inside when all else falls away.
I want to know if you can be alone with yourself and if you truly like the company
you keep in the empty moments.

Oriah Mountain Dreamer
(Native American Elder)

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