Hi there - I'm Alison: co-owner of NikkiReedFan . It's my baby and I love it! If you make icons/wallpapers etc - NRF accepts submissions :)
For those who continually ask 'wtf? what nationality are you?' I suppose I should start of with a little about me rather than launch right into my interests and loves, right? So - this is the brief version:
I was born in Guernsey which is one of the Channel Islands. When I was 5, my dad dragged us to Australia. Melbourne, to be precise, and I had quite the happy childhood. Really - it rocked everything. Anywho, my mum is Irish and even though she grew to love Australia she always wanted us to move back to Ireland, her home. In this never-ending quest, we ended up in Canada, back in Guernsey, then back in Australia again. I don't really see it as disruptive, just more us being well-traveled ;p In 1995, my mum received her wish and we ended up back in Ireland, finally.
I absolutely love children and was an ESL teacher in Australia. I've also studied psychology and law and am madly interested in philosophy and theology.
Languages wise, I studied Irish, but am not really proficient in it b/c my memory is woeful. I also loved French (I'm half French). I was oddly good at Italian also.
Job-wise - I do zilch at the moment thanks to depression and all that comes with that ;.; I worked as an ESL/Teacher's aide in both Australia & here (Ireland) for a while - but - the job doesn't really exist (per se) here - so I'm at sea. pft :S
I'm innately good at helping people and counseling; I've helped a few teens acquire their BTEC's/A levels etc, and I actually madly love helping people. If I ever get back on my feet, I wouldn't mind shooting for an actual job in Teen Services or Welfare.
Right... Onto loves/likes?
I love loads of stuff TV and movie wise. I have a diploma in Media and Film Studies, such is my love. However, the downside is that I'm horribly opinionated and dislike much of what others may love :/
I had this long list of TV shows etc here but many are no more or I've become bored with them so now I present a simple list of shows I love/d.
Comedy: The Golden Girls, Empty Nest, Designing Women, Cheers, Frasier, Ellen, Friends, Ab Fab, Extras & Big Bang Theory
Others: Star Trek: TNG, DS9 and I have a soft spot for TOS. X Files, Millennium, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel (no Spike in either thanks). Farscape, Dexter, The West Wing, The Wire, Sons of Anarchy, Warehouse 13 ...I'll add more if Hollywood ever gets back to making good tv and killing off Reality crap.
My favorite movies are Casablanca and Aliens. Seriously. I also think James Cameron rocks everything. I have a ton of movies I love though, but I won't bore you by listing them out b/c my list starts in the 40's and is added to all the time.
Music-wise, I love rock and classic rock especially. I'm a huge KISS [originals] and Bowie fan. Suzi Quatro and Joan Jett are wicked too. I also am mad about ABBA, Blondie, Stevie Nicks, Cher, Duran Duran, Michael Jackson, INXS the Corrs, Texas Nickelback, Def Leppard and a host of other rock acts.
btw - I drum. I was in an Irish Pipe band in Australia, and will always remember it as one of the best times of my life. (As a snare drummer, of course, not the pipes :P)
Books: Lord of the Rings, Ingrid Bergman: My Story, Interview with the Vampire & anything by Michael Crichton, Tom Clancy and Dennis Lehane.
Miscellaneous: Converse, Ford Mustangs, Threadless T-shirts, Levis jeans, sweeties, Pringles, Sprite Zero, tequila/wine/Guinness/WKD blue. Chuppa Chups & most Australian snack/sweets. [My kingdom for a Redskin!]
Right - I think that's enough for now. if there's anything else you'd like to know - please feel free to ask.