I grew up as a cradle Catholic and went through Catholic schooling from kindergarten to 12th grade. When I was a teenager, I fell away from the faith but still went through the motions because it was expected of me. It was several years before I experienced what I can only classify as divine intervention, and afterward, I devoted myself to learning what was really going on with Catholicism. I wear a veil, cover my shoulders, and try not to wear pants to Mass. I used to go to teen Masses as penance, and still firmly believe that praise and worship music has no place whatsoever in the liturgy. I have attended the Extraordinary Form Mass a handful of times and fully support its “gravitational pull”, but I’ll probably never switch completely from the Ordinary Form as long as there are orthodox parishes and it still exists.
I am definitely right of center. However, my adherence is subject to my principles; not vice versa. Ann Coulter taught me that Joseph McCarthy is an honorable man, as well as how to receive a pie to the face with grace. I fully support the 2nd Amendment (as well as all the other ones), but not “emanations of penumbras” because that’s just silly.
Star Wars is the best film trilogy of all time. The prequels ought to be burned, buried, and forgotten, or perhaps passed down as horrible cautionary tales to children who might grow up to be filmmakers. I don’t watch many TV shows because I don’t have a working TV, but Hulu and Netflix make good stand-ins. Anime and manga are legitimate forms of masterful storytelling, and I have a substantial list of titles I need to get to one of these days. I enjoy fantasy the most, lighter sorts of sci-fi after, and then a general range of others, excluding romance novels and various other bits of wasteful printing. Ogden Nash and Robert Service rock.
I like cooking – well, mostly baking. I try to stretch myself in terms of ingredients and techniques. Unfortunately I’m working out of an old, fretful apartment kitchenette. The stove does try its best to work with me but the oven has a vendetta and the counter tops are tile, which is a penance in its own right. I also do crochet, cross-stitch, embroidery, napkin folding, figurine painting (both ceramic and tabletop RPG minifigs), sewing (tentatively), and latch hook. I think it’s important for a woman to be accomplished. I also sing, but I’m fairly self-conscious about it.
I am in my early 20’s and am married as of May 28th, 2011.
If you want to know more, well… you’ll just have to read the blog. : )