Hi, I’m new, hence the forum and thread title. I know, don’t post my work for review right away. I’m just here to soak it all in anyhow. I was so tempted to fill this entire post with internet-speak and about 500 colors and smilies. Maybe even some hieroglyphics for effect. But, the rules are pretty specific and laid out sternly enough to keep me in line. A bit about me – I’m 26 years old, married with 2 kids. I’ve held various analyst positions over the past 5 years, currently I’m a Market Research Analyst for a publishing company. We bought a house and moved to the suburbs a few years ago. Our neighbors are basically our polar opposites. It’s made for some interesting situations and conversations. I tend to live in my head a lot these days. So, for fun, I like laughing. No really, it’s great. Try it – just laugh out loud wherever you are right now. Doesn’t that feel good? Of course I also like things that make me laugh, like Bill Maher and inside jokes and that one time in Tijuana with the… Well, never mind about that. I follow politics, science, pop culture, current events and your mom (j/k, please don’t kick me out). For the past 8 years or so I’ve read 90% non-fiction, but recently decided to re-embrace fiction. I also decided to embrace Perez Hilton, TV, and Twitter. Maybe I feel like I can relax for the first time in 8 years. I definitely feel a rant coming on but I’ll save it for the water cooler. Other stuff… Music is cool, I like that too. Modest Mouse is it for me though. I sowed my wild seeds with other bands, my heart and soul belongs to Modest Mouse. My favorite movie is Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, favorite TV shows are Dexter and Weeds, favorite artist is Banksy, favorite author is Hunter S. Thompson, future second husband is Seth Rogen, I suck at conclusions if you hadn’t guessed already… Hope to learn a thing or two about that in the forums. THE END.