about me

skatyI’ve been online since about 1997 and have always used the name Skatoulaki, which is Greek for “little shit” or “little shithead” – believe me, both of those monikers fit:) I won’t divulge my age, but suffice it to say I’ve been around for awhile, I’ve seen a lot, I lived through the 80’s…’nuff said.

I hate writing About Me pages. I never really know what to say.

But I am a writer, and I like to write. So I’ll give this a shot and try to tell you who I am…without telling you who I am:P

I’m a woman, for one thing. What that means is that sometimes I’m emotional, sometimes I’m a bitch.

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I’m intelligent (not ashamed of that). I attribute that mostly to the fact that I read…A LOT! I could write my alphabet at age 2 and was reading at age 3, and I haven’t stopped since. Someone once told me that it’s not necessary to know EVERYTHING…just knowing a little bit about an awful lot of topics will get you by, and I totally subscribe to that theory.

I am an INFP…or an INTP… I have taken the Meyers-Briggs personality test numerous times over the years, both the “in person” test given by a licensed psychologist and the online versions. In every single case, I have scored 98% or higher as introverted. Depending on what phase of my life I’ve been in, the F and the T switch off and seems to correlate with my spiritual mood. I consider myself an atheist with agnostic tendencies…or an agnostic with atheistic tendencies. During the agnostic phases of my life, I’ve scored as an INFP; during my more atheistic phases (read “cynic”), INTP. [Currently, probably INTP…]

diversityI have a low tolerance for intolerance. I look at the world around me and see all my fellow human beings and I genuinely wonder why we can’t all just get along. I don’t care about the color of a person’s skin, don’t care who they sleep with, who they love, which god (if any) they worship. But don’t step on the rights of others, and we won’t have a problem.

I have an even lower tolerance for bullies and abusers, which sort of plays into the bit above, but mostly comes from a long history of being bullied myself. My mother is not a nice person, was an even less nice person when I was a kid. I spent my childhood at the wrong end of her fist, and a lot of that time was spent keeping my sister and later on my little brother from finding themselves under that fist. To make matters worse, I was bullied by the kids in school. I guess I just made a good target. So I tend to sympathize with the underdogs.

riverbrellaI give people the benefit of the doubt…sometimes too much, to the point where I am easily manipulated, abused, and hurt. Well…such is life and such is the human condition, right? Some of us are givers, some are takers. I will forever be the former and probably forever the target of the latter. Again, not something I’m necessarily ashamed of. I can look myself in the mirror every day and like who looks back at me because I know I’ve not intentionally done harm to someone. Not everyone can say that.

Sort of hand-in-hand with the above paragraph, I am a bit naive. As I said, I’m intelligent…but sometimes I can be a bit innocent. Which is not to say that I’m stupid, just that sometimes people do things that I’m not really expecting and it catches me off-guard. I may end up FEELING stupid in the end…but I know I’m really not;)

The way I figure it, there are about 7 billion people in the world; if you don’t have anything nice to say to the person in front of you, then move along and find someone among the other 7 billion people on this rock to whom you CAN say something nice. Life’s too short to be an asshole:)

memoriesleftabandonedI like weird things…in fact, the weirder the better. I buy the Fortean Times magazine every month, I collect antique fortune-telling paraphernalia, I read Tarot cards, I have a Ouija board, I do believe in (and sometimes practice) magic(k), I seriously consider the concepts behind The Matrix as possibilities, not necessarily fiction (for more info, look up The Holographic Universe on Amazon.com), and totally believe that Cthulhu really does wait dreaming in deep dark R’lyeh…

I’m artistic…and my art is as quirky as I am. The picture to the right is one of mine…so is the one above it–they were done back-to-back two days in a row. So yeah, talk about diversity, right?

I love music and often use it to express my feelings – Tool (Maynard is a GOD), Nine Inch Nails (Reznor is also a GOD), Linkin Park, Marilyn Manson, Shinedown, 30 Seconds to Mars, and so many more – just some of my favorites. Although I also have a soft spot for 80’s rock, and when the mood strikes, old school punk. For mellow tunes, love love love Elton John, Queen, Stevie Nicks, and I also love the blues:)
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I am a die-hard Yankees fan. And I’m from New England. Reconcile that. It’s not easy being a Yankees fan in Massachusetts (as the key gouges on my Ford Escape can attest:) I am not a fair weather fan. I simply love the best team in baseball :P

I am opinionated. I used to have a rant site, and I’m sure I’ll post a few on this site as well. If you don’t like my opinion, feel free to leave my site:)

Oh…and I’m a koumpounophobe… Koumpounophobes unite!!!

One thought on “about me

  1. Skaty!

    Hope all is well. I’ve started a blog too. Check it out.
    I don’t see a way to “follow” your blog except for the subscribe button.
    You might think about taking the ‘admin’ off of your widget list.

    Pat

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