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February 2002

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February 3

I have spent a huge amount of time today working on archives to this site. And one of the things I've realized in doing that project is that it's about time to update the "about me" entry---which was written long, long ago in Internet years. I decided the easiest way (and one that would be fun for me) would be to copy the old one and add comments. Eventually I'll redo the thing, incorporating the comments, as a separate page.

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This is my first attempt at keeping thoughts online. I am doing this mainly as an attempt at frequent writing, and I hope that anyone who reads will enjoy. Mainly the entries here will not be "today I did ... " recounts---because a lot of my days would bore anyone else to tears!

I wasn't kidding about that last sentence, and I've pretty much done that. The days that were interesting in their own right got written about, of course.

I am relatively new to the whole notion of keeping personal thoughts online. I read my very first online journal in November 1999, and have become utterly hooked on the phenomenon. I would like to avoid controversy, yet I don't intend to write entries where the most stringent thing I say is, "I like certain rose colors better than others!"

Not so new anymore, but still hooked. I still don't want to be involved in a lot of controversy, but I'm a lot more willing to call things as I see them these days. For instance, over the course of a few weeks this fall, I announced that I don't like Billy Graham, know about porn, and want a new gentleman to provide a certain kind of attention.

I do not plan to make disparaging remarks about friends. Nor do I plan to discuss private things that it would embarrass me for anyone to know.

Still the case.

If you know me, and have found this on your own, it means I didn't think to tell you, or that you just surfed on in before I had a chance!

Still true. I have not told some people about it, but I don't try to keep it secret. It is interesting to me that some people who have been told about it don't read it. They do get sent links instead of rewrites when they ask questions I've already answered. It's my journal sort of way of saying, "read the f---ing manual."

I am good about responding to e-mail, by the way.

Absolutely. As long as it isn't spam.

So who am I? I'm a single woman with her very own small business, which I hope will have its very own website soon. I do editing and proofreading (and it is easier to proofread something someone else did, in case I present you with typos), along with online research (for business use; not offering homework help), and some word processing. I also crochet, and am making efforts this summer to sell more of my work. Oh, and I offer repairs to crocheted or knitted items.

That business has its website, and a companion business does, too. I still do the freelance work, but have gone back to work for the law firm for which I worked prior to the full-fledged start of Rebecca of Many Trades. I'm delighted to be there.

In the middle of all this, I'm learning HTML.

I'm pretty good with the basics. There are a lot more things I want to learn, though. I really love working with it.

I'm a college graduate, with a Bachelor's in Psychology.

The most important lesson I learned from my mother was every person deserved my respect, and I theirs.

Those two are still the case.

I'm pretty liberal---don't confuse single with old maid---and I don't have much patience with narrow-mindedness.

Most definitely true. I may have even less patience with narrow-mindedness than I did in 2000. If that's possible.

I love music of all sorts, and play piano and flute. I also love computers and related peripherals. For a very long time I have known I loved to write. And I'm an avid reader. I also am quite fond of dogs and cats.

I don't have quite as much time to read these days, but I still love to do it. Other parts of that have not changed.

And at this stage in my life, I make no apology for liking fiction and watching television. Nor do I apologize for much else that doesn't impinge on anyone.

Amen. Amen. Amen.

Text copyright 2000-2002 Becky