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a variety of writings, none of them original

- the innumerable centres of culture

bad shoes, good books
21 May 1983
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When in doubt - hyphenate!

Hi! I'm Gaski, but you can call me Siri, or Siri Gaski, or - if you're mad at me - Siri Katrine Gaski, and if you speak Sami you can call me Sire, but if you don't I'd rather you didn't, it only confuses me. (yes, this means that in theory I have two names. It fits my gemini split personality to a t. And I'm not a big huge astrology person, but when it comes to the two sides to everything-issue, I'm fully there. Also the "very fond of words" part, if you couldn't tell already.)

Friend if you want, unfriend if you want, don't expect me to do either; say hi:>

I write a lot, and most of the time I'm a horrible commenter; I have a tendency to lurk, and manage to be a bit of a hermit, even online. I usually cannot, for the life of me, manage to be brief, I have yet to decide whether that's a good or a bad thing. I tend to do as I'm told, unless I decide not to. I'm not always dependable, but I mean well. I begin a lot (if not most) of my sentences with "I", because I'm self-centered like that. I occasionally forget to mention really important things in favour of raving about something miniscule. Every once in a while I tend to blow up at some sort of stupid something, usually it's about politics, 'cause I tend to take those personally.

A lot of my life is summed up in song lyrics, or poetry quotes, or newspaper articles, all depending on. I buy books like they can save my life, though mostly they seem to make everything messy, and I drink lattes (always at De 4 roser here in town) like coffeine is being outlawed (though it's not about the coffee so much as the experience, it's the closest thing I come to yoga). I have a complicated relationship with, well, most things, most notably USA & Starbucks & politics & myself. I tend to think of things written in small or strike-outs as being said under my breath, and while I'm not a big fan of net-speak, I am a big fan of seeing how far any language can bend.

I like to travel, a lot, and if I won lots of money, I might pack a bag and take off until I ran out of money. Feel free to laugh if you think I'm kidding. I should possibly also mention that I'm really horrible with money matters, so, yeah. But I still live at home, so it's OK. (Well, my parents might not agree, but oh well)

I have dreams of one day being one of those people who can say a lot in very few words, who manage to keep it short. But I'm slowly giving up on it, 'cause it's not working very well. I'm verbose in writing 'cause I don't talk a lot in person. And my mind is usually going at 150 miles a minute (not sure yet if those are metric miles or non-metric miles), so there's a lot to say. Very little of it is interesting, but that's why this is my journal.

Handy information:
Me, in Norwegian: sideoppsidened
My address (friendslocked): here
A post wherein you can put your address (comments screened): here

The mood icons are made by me, from the comic strip Nemi by Lise Myhre.
1983, 1984, academia, alix olson, angelina jolie, ani difranco, anti-ana, arjuna greist, bitch magazine, books in backpocket size, buffy, bust magazine, cat power, clea duvall, co-students, coldish summers with sun, complex conversations, correct grammar, cryptic posts, cunt, dar williams, daria, dialects, dictionaries, discworld, dorothy parker, eliza dushku, erin mckeown, feminism, femslash, firefly, flickr, frode grytten, fucking åmål, geeky joy, geir gulliksen, geminis, get fuzzy, ghost world, girls with guitars, going with no destination, gormenghast, handy romance, har atoma hjerne?, harry potter, hermione granger, high fidelity, historical bestiality, indigenous groups, inga muscio, jeffrey foucault, john cusack, josh ritter, josh rouse, julia stiles, keira knightley, klassekampen, knut nærum, kris delmhorst, late nights, le tigre, leafless trees, linguistical bizarreness, literature festivals, liz capra, liz phair, mangos, mashing words together, melissa ferrick, michelle tea, minor majority, mix cd's, mix tapes, much much mocha, mushycat, neil gaiman, nick hornby, nils-øivind haagensen, non-male readings, northern exposure, norway, not spelling things out, not using make-up, nymphadora tonks, nytt på nytt, oddly worded interests, ordkalotten, padma/parvati, paste magazine, photography as poems, polaroids, pop9, portland, pretty accents, queer, rainbows, reflections in windows, righteous babe, rufus wainwright, ryan adams, sarah harmer, scrubs, sherman alexie, show me love, silent stillness, silly crushes, sirius/remus, sleater-kinney, small-scale nepotism, smiles like diamonds, songs: ohia, stares, staring too long, surprises, tegan and sara, telling secrets too soon, terry pratchett, the white stripes, theory of masochism, things shaped as stars, tom waits, tori amos, tromsø internasjonale filmfestival, turpinol, twelfth night, utropia, weeeeeeeeeee!, whiskey voices, whiskeytown, wolverine/iceman, writing just to write, x_project, zines