Friday, May 05, 2006

Ooh, my very own blog.....

This is my first entry. I feel so self conscious! I read lots of different blogs every day, some of them are incredible, beautifully written and meaningful. I am jealous of anyone's ability to write well and I am always looking for people to listen to my rants so thought that I might like to give it a try.

I think that I have lots to say, particularly about being a woman, a feminist, a parent and a student. I am fervently pro-choice, pro-abortion on demand and anti-racist. I was born into a Methodist family but I now have no religious affiliations. I once thought about converting to Judaism, I have also wanted to be a nun, an opera singer and a fire fighter. I am 34 years old and am trying very hard to complete my PhD....At this rate it may never happen.

I live in Salford in North West UK, a city that I love. I like listening to (in no particular order) Shawn Colvin, the Indigo Girls, k d lang, Elvis, Dolly Parton (!) and Patty Griffin.

My favourite films are Raising Arizona, Steel Magnolias, Dr Strangelove and Spinal Tap. I read mainly short fiction, American and Canadian literature, however my current read is Andrew Martin's The Necropolis Railway. (I bought it for a pound at Waterstones. It's rather good.)

That's a bit about me then. I will add bits more as I go along. Hmmm. Still self-conscious....