Ok, to get the basics out of the way first, my full name is Christy C. Roy. If you wanna know what the "C" stands for, you'll have to send me an e-mail and ask really nicely. I have a couple of aliases that I use on various web sites, but I'm not admitting to them. I enjoy the anonimity. I was born in Elizabethtown, Kentucky (where I still, unfortunately, live) on October 5, 1973. If anyone's keeping track that makes me a 30-year old Libra, for those that believe in any of that.
Politically, I lean to the far left, and it gets farther every day. I guess the term "liberal" fits, although I'm not comfortable with the word. It just doesn't seem strong enough to describe the way I've begun to feel lately.
Who would have thought that idealism would strike, fully-formed, at the age of 29? It's certainly not something I expected to happen, but so far I'm happy with the results. I've started to want to understand the world I inhabit, and to want to learn how I can change that world into the one I'd like to live in. I don't have the ability to understand how seemingly rational, intelligent people can walk through life untouched by the state of the world today, but it seems to me as if the majority of people manage to do just that. Some people will call this being naive; others would say that it's idealism in a pure form. It all depends on which side of the fence you happen to be standing on, I suppose.
My taste in music and movies tends to vary with my mood. I can't really explain it better than that. My favorite movies include Taxi Driver, High Fidelity, Moulin Rouge, Amelie, and Chasing Amy, just to name a few. In music, I have too many favorites to list, but the highlights are Paul Westerberg, the Replacements, Wilco, the Jayhawks, Pink Floyd, Big Star, Alex Chilton, John Mayer, Uncle Tupelo, Son Volt, and Jesse Malin.
As for what I do in my free time, I usually spend it surfing the net, (especially the places listed on my "Links" page), capping, reading, and writing.
Capping, for those of you who haven't been initiated yet, is definitely an acquired taste. Once you're hooked, you're hooked. If that intrigues you, you're my kind of person.
I have strange tastes in reading material, so I've been told. I really think "diverse" may be a better word to describe it, especially lately. Just a few years ago, I read fiction (mostly sci-fi) almost exclusively. Since then, I've branched out drastically. Some of my favorite authors now include Jonathan Franzen, Nicholas Sparks, Jane Austen, and Stephen King. Other than fiction, I've started to read deeply into politics and current affairs books (especially those by Noam Chomsky and Ralph Nader), and I'm also developing an taste for reading biographies, which never interested me before. I also have a friend who is one of the best writers I have ever encountered, and I love reading his work. I won't mention his name because I don't know if he'd want me to or not, but don't worry, I have no doubt that he's going to be published eventually, so you'll hear about him someday.
I consider myself a writer. It's taken me a lot of time to be able to say that seriously because I never really considered that I was any good at it. I started writing about the same time that I started college, but, until the last couple of years, I always thought that writing was something I was just messing around with--just something to do when I was bored or wanted an excuse to be alone--but that it wasn't really worth much. Since then, though, my feelings on the subject have changed dramatically. Even if I never publish anything, I think that the value of writing lies in the process, simply because it's an attempt to better understand myself and my place in the world, and that it gives me a forum to try to connect with other people on an emotional, personal level.
If you got though all that, I must say that I'm impressed and thank you. Please sign the guestbook or e-mail me and tell me something about yourself, since you've read all about me.