Maladjusted?

Who Cares?

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Random Facts about Me:

Pony: When I was a child I wanted to be a pony when a grew up.  This is a fact.  Once I even got sent home from school because I was sick after eating grass on the playing field.

People: I love other people.  Not in a scary stalker way you understand – it’s just that people are fascinating things…a buzz of contradictions and complexities.  For example, people will help complete strangers in crisis but won’t speak to their neighbours.  People fill their bodies with alcohol, drugs, cigarrette smoke and fatty foods, yet move away when someone sneezes on the tube.  People never cease to amaze me.

Code of Honour: I live by a code of honour that mainly involves booze and cake

Communications and community: I am fascinated by the things that people can achieve when they work together, and new technologies.  The world is as big as you want to make it, and community doesn’t need to mean ‘just’ your immediate neighbourhood anymore.

Morrissey: Possibly safe to say that I have a Morrissey-God fixation.  To date this hasn’t caused any major issues in my life.  Apart from a restraining order or two 😛

Social Media: Over the last year or so, I have become increasingly interested in how old communication methods are now meeting new communication tools to empower, enable and connect people who would never have had the opportunity to do so a couple of years ago.  In fact, it has got to the stage where I am probably teetering somewhere along the edge of being a bit of a geek (I have used the phrase web 2.0 in conversation and knew what it meant!)

Market: I like food from markets / potatos with mud on them /bartering for bread.  Wherever possible I will avoid supermarkets because I resent the monopoly they hold over our towns and cities, limiting choice, retricting opportunities for smaller businesses, and helping to create ‘clone town’ Britain.

Profession: Communications and Events Manager for a community organisation in east London.  I do some volunteer work as well, lend with Kiva and am an online mentor on www.horsesmouth.co.uk.  Brownie points galore!

Things I’m proud of: Moving out of home at 17 and managing to survive on next to no money until I was able to study for a degree by working part time and studying in the evening.  Running the London Marathon without dying (and beating the guy dressed as a Darlek).

Things I’m not proud off: Self deprication.  Not making enough time for friends and family.  Procrastination.

But it’s ART: I like to paint and do artistic pursuits in general and I like taking photographs with my camerybob (my enthusiasm makes up for the lack of skill!)

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Written by Lores

January 2, 2009 at 6:13 pm

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  1. Hi Lores,

    You look a lot like Gina McKee….which is no bad thing 😉

    Middle Man

    April 29, 2009 at 3:32 pm

  2. Isn’t she that woman from ‘Our Friends Up North’? Meh…could be worse!

    Lores

    May 22, 2009 at 8:34 pm


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