You have shoes old enough to vote? My car (well, legally it belongs to my dad, but possession is nine tenths of something) is old enough to vote, but SHOES.
I consider myself lucky if I can use shoes for three years without them falling apart. Of course, I'm quite physically active, as all the blemishes on my foot and warped toe nails can attest (of course part of the warpage is caused by the fact that I have wide feet, and almost every shoe which is wide enough is too long for my feet...)
Oh yeah, introducing myself.
I am GlottalGreekGeek. I picked this username for a number of reasons
1) I like alliteration
2) "Glottal", while a word in the English language, is derived from the Greek word glossa/glotta (depending on dialect) which means 'tongue'. This is cool because first of all, it's an ancient Greek word, and second, it shows my love for the spoken word.
3) My main interest here is Greek, though recently I have become interested in Plautus and Terence (especially Plautus)
4) I like Geeks, and I would like to think of myself as one. I originally thought to make my username "GlottalGreekGirl", but I decided "Girl" was a little too bland - besides, I find it incredible fun to have people be wrong about my gender, and the "Girl" part would make my gender painfully obvious.
I am not here as much as I used to be because I am currently in a very intense theatre training program. To be frank, I am a theatre junkie - during high school, I would sometimes see ten theatre shows a month. Ironically, now that I am studying theatre more intensely, I have less free time/energy to see them. I want to be an actress, but recently I have become enchanted with the idea of becoming a theate producer/manager as well. I have no idea how long I will be enchanted with this notion, and I may be disillusioned as soon as I actually try to step into a manager's shoes, but it's something boiling in the back of my brain.
My great claim to fame in this forum is reading the entire Iliad in Greek during my senior year of high school. It can be done. Especially if you have an incredibly boring Biology class where you can (quietly) pursue something more engaging. And the one time my Biology teacher actually caught me, he thought I was doing English (he must have missed the fact that it was in a different alphabet).
It's been a while since I've had the opportunity to write something so digressive. It feels very good.
EDIT : My current avatar actually looks a little like I do in real life. I mean - the structure of my face is very different, but my hair would probably look very much like that if somebody put it up in that hairdo. I assure you, my hair is very-high maintenence, so I usually try to keep it simple (I am one of the few people who actually has to use *more* than the recommended amount of shampoo on shampoo containers to get good results). Also, I am currently 18 years old. As far as old geezers go, I'm lame. Of course, when I go visit my high school (which I have done once since I graduated) I feel like an old geezer when I see all the freshmen who I don't know at all (I came from a small high school where even the freshmen and seniors knew each other).
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