Last winter, my BF and I built a 6-foot version of a wooden player piece from our fav boardgame, Carcassonne. Fans of the game fondly call those guys "Meeples" (people-markers).
Hi. I'm Suz, an adult LEGO enthusiast/modeler and animé junkie.
Boring stuff about me.... This is bio-stuff is so TMI, and probably only good as fodder for stalkers... But, oh well. I give way to my inner narcissist...
Way back in the last century, I got my BFA from Mass. College of Art. I worked as a freelance editorial illustrator, and then later as a magazine designer (for Sky & Telescope). That was fun because I'm addicted to magazines. I was part of a little startup company: internet.com. When that went under, like so many other "dot-com"s, I did some very fun work with The LEGO Company's R&D dept for designing toys containing technologies (like the LEGO Mindstorms kits). I spent grad-time in MIT's Media Lab doing LEGO-related work. At home, I co-founded the LEGO Users Group Network (LUGNET), an online community and resource for grown-ups who can't kick their LEGO habit. Now, after ten years of that project, it's finally being handed off to more freshly energetic hands. Currently, I'm learning some Japanese for fun, while I look for a good-paying job I can stand. Hopefully I'll do okay, back in the workforce after such a very long absence. And hopefully some company/person will trust me enough to try it.
When I'm depressed (which happens more than I'd like - sometimes for a year or more at a time), my favorite thing to do is nothing. Well.. mostly staring off into space, but some deep thinking about ideas for projects - imagining stuff I'd make or do if I had the motivation. ...like, pretending I'll clean the house. Times like that I become a hermit. No one hears from me - not even the people I care most about. I might be hiding out in a bookstore-café around other geeky-people, where I look for magazines I've never heard of, or flip through textbooks, or write down ideas for projects I'll probably never start. Sometimes I start to nod off over my caffinated beverage. I'm also good at falling asleep in the bathtub. My medications make me super tired. In general, I sleep way more than most people.
I got married 4 years ago. It lasted 3 years. At the time, I felt sure I'd be content in the role of classic housewife. My husband and I lived in an adorable new house in Columbia, South Carolina, where he and his family are from. The plan was to stay there for a few years while we saved up money. But salaries were as low as the cost-of-living there, and I hated The South, and suddenly we seemed to be not such a good match afterall. So, since November, I'm alone again with one cat in a little apartment I split with another woman.
I'm feeling less depressed lately. (Thank God.) I've been building with LEGO more often, and I play boardgames with a couple of friends on Wednesdays. We like Carcassonne, Die Siedler (Settlers of Catan), and Puerto Rico.