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Epic About Me post, as per request


Past!Beta:

 

Ok, so first things first. My name is Elizabeth, and I was born in Reykjavík, Iceland in September 1983.

 


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I moved to Long Island, New York when I was two years old with my parents, since my father is from there. I was raised there as a kid, although we moved around a lot and I spent two school years in school here in Iceland where I finally learned to read and write Icelandic. I also spent a few months in the Faroe Islands when I was a kid where I learned Faroese, listened to Michael Bolton and Heart, and made every effort to have big hair. (Hey, it was the 80´s)

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Anyway, my childhood was basically moving around, being the new kid in school and never quite fitting in anywhere. By the time I was 12, the 90´s were in full swing and I listened to really bad boy bands and had way too thick eyebrows. I spent that year in Iceland, where I was to meet sheepgrl and msdillydally. In spite of me being the weird kid who had a pink room, and listened to Mariah Carey (lol) they befriended me, and that was the start of a long and beautiful friendship :P

I moved back to the States, New Jersey this time, and came back yet again when I was 14, this time to stay, and I still live in Iceland and have settled down here.

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Friends

 

I am fortunate to have my close group of friends, my BFF msdillydally, sheepgrl, svoskars and helgamar, they are my closest friends to this day, so if you hear me refer to ‘my girls’ they are who I´m talking about.

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From Summer 2007


 

A few years ago there was a ‘Slash Group’ formed, made up of a very cool group of girls who are into fandom, and slash. Initially we were all SPN fangirls, but everybody's off doing their own fandom thing these days so we mainly just talk about porn, and drink ;)
So between my girls,and the slash group combined with seeing my family and spending time with Steini, I have been neglecting my other RL friends Sigga and Helga, and we´ve mostly drifted apart and only meet up infrequently these days.

Current!Beta

 

I currently work at a post office, with a girl named V. It´s alright for the most part, although I really hate my boss and I seem to be a magnet for weird and/or crazy customers, so I sometimes post stories of that nature. I used to work with a woman who came to be known here on my blog as Crazy Old Lady. She was most definitely crazy, but usually meant well and was unintentially hilarious. She has her very own tag, if you want to check that out.

 

I live in a small one bedroom apartment in the suburbs of Reykjavík with Steini and our cat Simba. Recently we have been renovating the place, replacing all the floors and the next project is renewing our postage stamp sized bathroom.

My daily routine is very boring. On weekdays I work ,come home, eat dinner, and watch tv/fangirl and spent too much time on LJ. Once a week I try to catch up with my girls and go to a coffeehouse for a chat, or something. On weekends I try to be a more social person, and either meet up with my friends for drinks or hang out, but I also try to squeeze in QT with the bf, and usually end up playing catch up on various tv shows.

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My parents are still happily married, and own their own crafts store which is going pretty well. They are pretty awesome, and despite a few rough patches in my adolescence, we have a good relationship today. When I was 13, they had an unplanned baby rather late in life. Her name is Karen, and I love her to bits. She´s 14 now, and growing and maturing at an alarming rate. We´ve always been close, and I really look forward to seeing her grow up.

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My extended family, I do not talk to. Both sets of grandparents never showed any interest in getting to know me (due to play favorites, and/or geography) and my parents siblings are really not people I care to have in my life. In 2007 I found out my mother´s sister had spread a lie that my father had repeatedly molested me when I was a kid, and everybody knew about it, and had been gossiping about it for 12 years, and never said anything or tried to help. So that was the last straw, and as far as I´m concerned, the only family I have are my parents, and I´m fine with that. Steini has a ridiculously large family, so when I talk about being dragged to a family thing, I´m talking about them.

From Christmas and New Years


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So, my first forey into fandom was when at the height of my Metallica obsession, I discovered www.metallichicks.com and joined their forum. There I would write my first really bad fanfiction, meet a group of crazy cool woman who I´m still in touch with online, and really realize what a mary sue, and slash was.

In 2005 I had left that place, and was fandomless for a while until my BFF msdillydally introduced me to Buffy. Oh my, oh my.

Despite my initial misgivings, and the fact that I was starting this show a few years after Angel ended, I completely fell in love with it, and this would go on to get me watching more tv in general, and get more into sci-fi.

Then when I was almost done with BtvS/Angel, msdillydally introduced me to House, MD. Again I was almost sure that I wouldn’t like it, not being a fan of medical procedure shows, but I was hooked only half way through the first season.

My initial ship would be House/Cameron, and I will always have a very soft spot for them in my heart, although it´s becoming apparent that the show is done with that pairing. I participated in that fandom quite a bit, first reading fics, and then writing as well, which was an amazing experience, I met awesome people through that. Now that I have gotten more into slash however, I can more appreciate the House/Wilson.

The amount of tv I started to watch once I started is getting pretty insane. There´s the ‘girly shows’ like Desperate Housewives, Grey´s Anatomy, Ugly Betty and Sex and the City.

My favorite sitcoms are Community, How I met your Mother, 30 Rock, Friends and The Big Bang Theory

All around favorite shows are Stargate: Atlantis, House MD, Dexter, Supernatural, The Mentalist, True Blood, Fringe and Hawaii 5-0

There are more shows that I watch casually, but then this list would just get ridiculously long, heh. All time favorite show will always be Six Feet Under, the most amazing thing ever to happen to tv, imo.

The two slash pairings I really got into at first are J2 (although I´ve pretty much backed out of the SPN fandom, it remains my favorite show, and they are my favorite boys ♥ and McKay/Sheppard, who are totally awesome.

Today, I am all about the Star Trek. Kirk/Spock are my OTP forever and ever. I´m also heavily invested in The Avengers, namely Steve/Tony.

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• I am a huge animal person. So much so that I love dogs and cats equally, I would love to own a big bird like a Congo African Grey, and have a weird thing for aquariums, I just love them. Animal Planet is pretty much porn for me, as well as documentaries like ‘March of the Penguins’ and ‘Planet Earth’.

• I am a very introverted person. I´m happiest by myself, hanging out online, reading, and watching tv. Despite that when I do drag myself out of the house I always have a great time once I´m there, and I think I am regarded as a pretty open, bubbly and happy person.

• I have a really weird sense of humor, I giggle a lot, and randomly quote everything from Friends and HIMYM, to Borat and Little Britain, to various stand up (I looove stand up comedy. My main loves are Eddie Izzard and Pablo Fransisco, also the Blue Collar Comedy tour was awesome)

• I am somewhat of a film buff. Although I´m generally not a fan of European arty films that are supposed to be all deep and meaningful (Maybe i´m not smart enough to really get them?) I do like a wide collection of films, from indie movies (Ghost World, Juno, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and all Kevin Smith movies) to ridiculous comedy´s like Bad Boys, Rush Hour, Borat, early Adam Sandler movies) to romantic comedies (Bridget Jones, Notting Hill, ect). My favorite genre is probably drama though.

• I´m a photography nerd. I learned how to develop photos the old school way, and it fascinated me. I long for a decent APS camera, with lenses and all that geeky stuff. These days, I only have a mediocre canon digital camera, and take mostly pictures of my cat. :P

• I´m also a video game geek. I love love love The Sims, Civilization, Tomb Raider, Diablo III, ect. Today my internet and tv addiction has kept me from playing much, but I still play occasionally. :)

• I am a Virgo, and that describes me pretty well. I tend to over think things, plan things in too much detail and am very detail oriented. I can be overly critical, and I love to organize. I like to think I don’t have too many of the negative traits of the Virgo, but I guess you should ask my friends about that, and not me, heh.

• I am a liberal, a democrat, agnostic, and 100% pro choice and pro love. I´m striving every day to over come my prejudice towards people who are extremely religious, conservative and homophobic, I want to be able to say that I can respect/like people of all religions and backgrounds even if they differ from my personal beliefs.

• My musical tastes are all over the place, from Rap to Opera, from heavy metal to bubblegum pop. I would say I listen to mostly rock, and most all genres, my favorites being classic rock, and hard rock. My all time favorite band is Metallica. They changed my life, and I don’t think I will ever not love them. Although I´m very much a rocker girl, I can listen to indie female singer/songwriters (Florence and the Machine! Rilo Kiley!) to pop princesses. (GaGa! Britney!)

• Am a huge bookworm, although I read primarily fiction. I have pretty eclectic tastes in books, from the classics like Jane Eyre, Gone with the Wind, the Brönte sisters, to british chick lit, and various paranormal romances. Also have much love for YA novels like Harry Potter (duh) and Philip Pullman´s ‘His Dark Materials’ trilogy.


Holy crap, did anybody read all that? :p

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hildigunnur
Apr. 19th, 2009 10:52 pm (UTC)
Um, there's some code disaster going here which is bad because I want to read about you!
strawberrytatoo
Apr. 19th, 2009 10:54 pm (UTC)
Fixed!

Edited at 2009-04-19 11:12 pm (UTC)
hildigunnur
Apr. 19th, 2009 11:49 pm (UTC)
Hey, loads of things I didn't know about you! And fun to see that you've been the cutest thing ever forever. :)
strawberrytatoo
Apr. 19th, 2009 11:53 pm (UTC)
Aww, thank you!! :D

You should totally do something like this when you have the time, I would love to find out more about you! (It seems when we meet that pretty boys are the most pressing matter to discuss...) ;)
momma_dar
Apr. 19th, 2009 11:06 pm (UTC)
massive html fail my dear right before you start into the present you.

oh and on that first pic. i had a necklace exactly like that one when i was little.
XD
strawberrytatoo
Apr. 19th, 2009 11:13 pm (UTC)
Fixed, sorry about that!

And wow, that´s cool! I remember I loved that necklace :)
momma_dar
Apr. 19th, 2009 11:22 pm (UTC)
i remember it because i wore it all the time.
it also had a matching bracelet.
sarahblack
Apr. 19th, 2009 11:28 pm (UTC)
You are such an awesome person. Do people tell you that often enough? Cause they should.

I like your life. Never stop blogging about it!

Edit: You were such an adorable kid! And a smoking hot teen, too. ;)

Edited at 2009-04-19 11:29 pm (UTC)
strawberrytatoo
Apr. 19th, 2009 11:32 pm (UTC)
*blushes like crazy*

You are too nice bb, but thank you. I´ll try to find more things about myself to post about, and I´m going to try to start the pic a day project.

Thank you! Yeah, I used to be pretty cute, when I was skinnier. Thinspiration!

*massive squishy hugs*
sarahblack
Apr. 19th, 2009 11:43 pm (UTC)
Oh, yes. Do find more things! I command yo... er, if you're in the mood to do so, that is. *takes off the Nazi hat*

You're still completely cute, silly pants! But isn't it funny how most of the time, you only realize how hot you were when you were a teen when you're much older? At the time, you usually think you are the most hideous thing on the planet. :|

*is squished*

strawberrytatoo
Apr. 19th, 2009 11:45 pm (UTC)
Yes, master!! (Any suggestions/orders, since you´re being all hot and bossing me around?) ;)

Exactly!! I felt sooo fat, because I was maybe 6 kilos heavier then the girls in my class, and had hips and boobs. I spent so many years hating myself and how I looked, and now I wish I could get down to that weight! :P

sarahblack
Apr. 19th, 2009 11:59 pm (UTC)
How about your plans for starting a family? Is that still on?

Yeah. I think pretty much all girls feel that way. Sadly. :/
I know I was plenty obsessed for a while.
strawberrytatoo
Apr. 20th, 2009 12:08 am (UTC)
Yup! We just haven't really been feeling the sexy!tiems lately, and I haven't been doing much about it the last couple of months, because if I get pregnant in March-April, I will have the baby in December-January. Maybe I´m crazy for thinking like that, but that is just DNW. So I plan on stepping up the sexy!tiems during the right week next month. :)
sarahblack
Apr. 20th, 2009 12:10 am (UTC)
OMG! That's why everybody has their birthday in February/March! *gasp*

:D
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strawberrytatoo
Apr. 19th, 2009 11:42 pm (UTC)
Thank you!

It´s good to know people are interested in this sort of thing, it felt kind of weird to write almost 2000 words about yourself! :P
josgotglock
Apr. 20th, 2009 12:17 am (UTC)
Now that I have gotten more into slash however, I can more appriciate the House/Wilson.

Welcome to the dark side! I'm totally a H/Cam girl, but....I've found some great stories written about H/W and I've decided to "go for it". Not that I'm giving up on H/Cam. I'm just saying that I like reading other stuff too...ya know? And I find H/W to be very entertaining and sexy. There's just something about them. *winks*

*hugs* Loved reading all about you. You have a very interesting life. Your pictures are great too!


strawberrytatoo
Apr. 20th, 2009 12:20 am (UTC)
Yeah, totally :)

Abd thank you! It always surprises me that my life is entertaining to others, lol :P
tallicamom
Apr. 20th, 2009 03:03 am (UTC)
aww kid Beta :) how cute.Is that pic Jones Beach?
strawberrytatoo
Apr. 20th, 2009 09:53 am (UTC)
No that was actually taken on Malibu beach. My grandfather used to live in the LA area, and we visited him one Easter when I was a kid :)

Gah I miss Jones beach though, I loved it there.
anothersadsong
Apr. 20th, 2009 03:49 am (UTC)
i did read it! and i found it quite interesting. ♥
strawberrytatoo
Apr. 20th, 2009 09:53 am (UTC)
Hee, thanks! :)
kros_21
Apr. 20th, 2009 05:57 pm (UTC)
OMG hun, this really is a "get to know me better" post! it's amazing!!
and the pics are just lovely! you look always so happy and cheerful! your smile is powerful girl!!
anyway I warn you... I'm going to ask you about your life more than once in the future because there is no way I'm going to remember this all! XD

:P

*hugs*

strawberrytatoo
Apr. 20th, 2009 09:25 pm (UTC)
omg, thank you so much! *squishes*

And please feel free to ask me absolutely anything, I´m a very open person and love to chat :D

<3
silverraven
Apr. 20th, 2009 07:55 pm (UTC)
Animal Planet is pretty much porn for me.

OMG ME TOO! I love it! I was a zoology major in college. Have you heard about the new Disney Earth movie? I'm so excited :D

All your pictures are lovely!
strawberrytatoo
Apr. 20th, 2009 09:29 pm (UTC)
Oh, zoology! That must have been amazing.

Oh my lord, Disney Earth? I´m afraid to check it out, I completely lack self control in these matter, hee.

Thank you!
silverraven
Apr. 21st, 2009 02:55 pm (UTC)
LOL! I have no control either :D You should have seen me during 'March of the Penguins'. I laughed, I cried, I squeed. WHILE I WAS IN THE THEATER.

If you're interested, there is a trailer for Earth here: http://disney.go.com/disneynature/
strawberrytatoo
Apr. 21st, 2009 09:46 pm (UTC)
Hahaha! I waited for it to come out on dvd, and rented it, and it was a wise choice, since I reacted just like you did, heh. But omg, what an AMAZING movie!

I just checked out the trailer...holy crap, that looks epic! *clears schedule* :D
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strawberrytatoo
Apr. 21st, 2009 12:32 am (UTC)
Omg! *blushes like crazy* Thank you!

Yeah we met over on metallichicks, in the good ole days before Raquel went insane and the place started to suck.

<3
michchick2
Jun. 12th, 2009 01:52 pm (UTC)
This is so cool. I can see why I enjoy our friendship. I hope I will be better. Things are slowing down.C picked your tank present. It is a batman shell. Pretty good choice for a 4 year old.
strawberrytatoo
Jun. 12th, 2009 06:32 pm (UTC)
Thank you! :D

Hahaha, that´s awesome! I look forward to getting it ;)
(Anonymous)
Aug. 24th, 2010 01:42 pm (UTC)
Yay for everything we could ever possibly want to know about you! It's awesome that you took the time to post all this. I'm totally jealous of your jet-setting childhood, even if you were always the new girl in school. I grew up in a boring little town in boring little Ohio and nothing exciting ever happened. I still live in that boring little town and can't wait to get out.

Also, you were like the cutest kid ever, and I love your sense of fashion, and you definitely do have beautiful eyes!
maybebaby1280
Aug. 24th, 2010 01:48 pm (UTC)
Ok I just realized that I forgot to log in when I posted that comment. So that last comment was from me :P
strawberrytatoo
Aug. 25th, 2010 07:57 pm (UTC)
Aww, thank you so much! *hugs*

Yeah, my childhood was an adventure. We went from a split level house in Long Island with a big pool, to being homeless for a few weeks in the span of a few years. *snorts*

But I saw and experienced a lot, which is more then I can say for my sister. It's like we have completely different parents!
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strawberrytatoo
Dec. 4th, 2011 01:57 am (UTC)
Hahaha, totally random internet stalking, always appropriate! :D

DUDE. I haven't been on Metallichicks in years and years, basically since they moved to that new board and the mod chick went all loco. In 2006, I think?

I still have that shirt too!! I does fit, but it is not flattering anymore :P The lettering is getting a little faded, and the fabric in the armpits is a little worn, I wore the shit out of that shirt, and I still kind of love it.

edit: LOL, you doofus, you read this back in 2009, and even commented on it! Hahahaha :D
A lady at work sent a christmas card to what I´m pretty sure is Lars' Dad a couple days ago, and I thought to myself 'aww, I kind of wish I could post this on metallichicks' :p

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strawberrytatoo
Aug. 21st, 2012 07:56 pm (UTC)
Oh god, I ugly sob at the finale of Six Feet Under every time. So amazing. <3

Kirk/Spock is so my OTP of dooooom. I´m usually able to multi-ship, especially in a movie with so many pretty people like Star Trek, but no. *clings to Kirk/Spock* :P

Gahh, Steve/Tony. As awesome as their fighting and bickering was, I´m already so so excited for the sequel so we can see their bromance.

Hee, I´m your first Icelandic friend! I feel so special! :D I suppose there's not that many of us, compared to everybody else, but I have a group of awesome slash friends, and we mostly met on LJ :D
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nyxelestia
Aug. 21st, 2012 05:04 am (UTC)
HAI! :D
strawberrytatoo
Aug. 21st, 2012 07:56 pm (UTC)
HAI!! *waves :D
shutterbug_12
Mar. 30th, 2014 10:47 pm (UTC)
Saw your blurb in the recent friending meme! Would love to be friends! Seems like we have lots in common--animal lovers, photography nerds, common sitcoms and shows (House was one of my first big fandoms even though I'm not really active in that anymore, though I really should do a rewatch sometime). Here's my blurb: http://danakm.livejournal.com/333746.html?thread=3462834#t3462834.
strawberrytatoo
Mar. 30th, 2014 11:39 pm (UTC)
Aww, House. The first three seasons were so flawless. A rewatch would be awesome after all this time.

I just added you, would love to be friends! :D
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