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I was born in a big grey cloud, screaming out a love song.

;; and the arms of the ocean delivered me ;;

Ella of Ravenclaw House
17 October

Who I am
I am a girl fastly approaching the big 30 and trying not to think about it too much. The title of my journal comes from having to cope with being a grownup - I honestly hate it. I hate job interviews, employment agencies, and especially estate agents. I can't stand filling out 10-page application forms for jobs that a monkey could do and never being given a chance. I can't stand letting agents actually hanging up the phone the second I mention my wife has a dog! And I hate the way that people always try to take advantage of us working in retail or customer care. The things they would do for a few pounds off or a free item are absolutely pitiful - especially as I work in the business of teddybears which makes it seem all the more bizarre.

To sum it up - I wish I was still in Uni and that I could just get paid for learning new stuff. I am good at that. But that's not gonna happen.

Also, I am a born and bred Italian and I hate it. So when you read a lot of bitching in my journal about that, please know I am not racist for racism's sake. I lived there for 23 years and I honestly do not wish that on ANYONE. Unless of course you're a brainwashed, retrograde religious homophobe - in which case it's paradise.
My Journal
My journal is 95% real life and 5% fandom. That doesn't mean I don't fangirl about stuff, just that I don't write about it - much! But I will comment about it :)
I mostly rant about work, pop culture, and things that exasperate me about people. Also, my 2011 has been marred by depression/anxiety and I need you guys to be respectful of that and non-judgmental.
What I watch
Current shows: Fringe, Chuck, Modern Family, The Big Bang Theory, HIMYM, Once Upon a Time, Misfits. I also occasionally watch Rizzoli&Isles and Castle with my partner.
Past shows: The X-Files, ER*, LOST, Alias, Friends, Will&Grace, Buffy, Firefly, Xena, CSI Las Vegas*, Desperate Housewives*, Skins 1st gen*, Skins 2nd gen. [* means I stopped watching before the series ended]
Ships: Peter/Olivia, Lincoln/Altlivia, Chuck/Sarah, Emma/Regina, Simon/Alisha, Mulder/Scully, Doug/Carol, James/Juliet, Jack/Kate, Desmond/Penny, Sydney/Vaughn, Nadia/Weiss, Chandler/Monica, Buffy/Spike, Willow/Tara, Mal/Inara, Simon/Kaylee, Xena/Gabrielle, Grissom/Sara.
Non-tv ships: Ron/Hermione, Harry/Luna, Katniss/Gale, Tony Stark/Pepper Potts.
Other interests
Musical theatre (I'm a one show a week type person. With repeats), performing arts (I sing/act), all things LGBT (but be warned, I can be quite opinionated about stuff, I'm trying to improve on that though).
I'm a proud Ravenclaw at hogwartsishome. It's an awesome community, check it out.