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Hi, I'm Grey! I'm a 37 year old environmental scientist who's passionate about science, astronomy, math, and all manner of nerdery. I'm also into voluntary simplicity and green living, but I also identify as badass vegan intersectional feminist. I'm currently trying to reintegrate yoga into my life, enjoying road/trail cycling, and am training to run a 10K.

I'm also a voracious reader and an occasional writer. I have a fondness for poetry. I'm not hugely fannish but my guilty pleasures are Defiance, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Adventure Time, and Person of Interest. I have great geek love for Mystery Science Theatre 3000, Cinematic Titanic, Rifftrax, and terrible Syfy Original Movies. I'm a fan of Welcome to Night Vale because we all know that mountains are not real. I am, on top of all that, a mother of three boys (ages 13, 15, and 18), and a partner to an excellent nerdy and handsome gentlemen who happens to be my best friend of 15+ years.

This is a Day-in-the-Life journal; more measured posts may happen but my brain is usually not that organized. I write here a lot about my family, particularly parenting my three boys, including one child who has been diagnosed with ADHD and bipolar NOS. (I keep most of the specifics of this on a filter for our privacy.) I also write about my own depression from time to time, but I'm honestly trying to focus on all of the above, and living a joyful life.

With these considerations, this journal is largely access-only. All protected content is confidential and may not be shared or reposted without permission. (I don't mind sharing of public posts, but a heads-up would be nice).

That said, I don't have a strict access/subscribing policy and I love interaction. If you'd like access, please leave a comment below. If you're here from Livejournal or another blogging site and would like access or to leave comments, here are instructions for creating an Open ID.

Date: 2014-07-28 04:53 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] umadoshi
Having just added you to my reading list, I'm now just commenting to say hello. ^_^ Hi! I don't actually recall whose journal I clicked through from, but I like the atmoshere of your DW.

Date: 2014-07-30 12:36 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] umadoshi
Nice to meet you too! ^_^

I meant to say in my first comment that if you feel comfortable giving me access, that would be neat, and if not, that's totally okay too. I very much enjoy chatting to people on DW (although since I'm saying that, I should add that I'm going away for a couple of weeks on Friday, and am not as prompt with comments/replies as I'd like to be when I'm traveling).

Date: 2014-11-24 09:45 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] vegan_ilirwen
How are you doing? I hope things are going well for you and your family and that the difficulties you were having are beginning to work out.

Date: 2015-01-16 08:38 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] spaceoperadiva
Followed you home from lizcommotion and thought I would subscribe. I'm happy to follow without being followed back, but I have noticed that occasionally people on DW seem to feel it's a bit weird to subscribe without saying hello, so. . .*Waves Hi*

"The Knowledge That...

...the atoms that comprise life on earth - the atoms that make up the human body, are traceable to the crucibles that cooked light elements into heavy elements in their core under extreme temperatures and pressures. These stars- the high mass ones among them- went unstable in their later years- they collapsed and then exploded- scattering their enriched guts across the galaxy- guts made of carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, and all the fundamental ingredients of life itself. These ingredients become part of gas clouds that condense, collapse, form the next generation of solar systems- stars with orbiting planets. And those planets now have the ingredients for life itself. So that when I look up at the night sky, and I know that yes we are part of this universe, we are in this universe, but perhaps more important than both of those facts is that the universe is in us.”

― Neil deGrasse Tyson


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