I'm a lady, girl, woman, female. I know my name says Bob. I know that is traditionally a male name. It is a long story.
Here's the quick and dirty version, since I've been intending to put it on here forever.
I went to a friend's house, whose daughter was having her 11th birthday party. She had invited the whole class, and all of them showed up. Friend was overwhelmed. I went to corral the kids and keep them entertained. I gathered them all in one area to explain the first activity, and introduced myself as Bob. They laughed. I see them around town. They still call me Bob. It's funny, if you are a pre-teen, for a woman to call herself Bob. Apparently. I go to Wal-Mart and kids run over to me and say,"Hey, Bob!" Makes me smile.
Then one night I was lying in bed staring at the ceiling, as insomniacs do, when I had this thought of this guy selling things at the end of the world. He was selling all kinds of weird things, in a Crazy Eddie style, and you could see that he was suffering from radiation sickness and God knows what else. He called himself Postapocalyptic Bob, and his tagline was, "Because you never know what you'll need at the end of the world."
Slightly depressing, sure, but I was taken with the guy.
I decided to jump into LJ, but intended for it to be an anonymous thing...just a place to vent. I didn't have any intention of even revealing I was a girl, much less who I was. Obviously I didn't want to use the handle I have used for everything else, so I was going to use Postapocalyptic Bob. Wouldn't fit. Apocalypticbob did, though, and I thought the fact that Apocalyptic Bob had my initials was kind of cool, so it stuck.
Then I found out that I had a lot of friends on LJ and decided it was better used to communicate than to rant unknown, so it evolved.
And that's why I'm Bob.
I am fat, curvy, intelligent, attractive, occasionally amusing, occasionally depressing, and once in a great while even profound. I talk about sex too much and think about it even more. I'm kinky and kink friendly, for the most part. I'm a Christian, and happy on that path, but respectful of others who are walking different paths, and completely non-exclusionary about that sort of thing. I'm poly friendly and hetero-flexible. I'm always open to honest questions and I'm intolerant of flamers or trolls. I like other people's pets. I'm a BookCrosser under the same name...feel free to add me there as well. I'm a Rennie wench, though I've never gotten around to joining the guild. I believe in the power of Love above all things, and respect it in all of its forms. In Myers-Briggs land, I'm an ESFP.
Many of my journal entries are friends locked. Please comment on an unlocked entry to be added to my friends list. I don't add anyone without some content in their journal that lets me know a bit about them. Anyone can add me, but I only add back people who are active and willing to share a bit of themselves. I'm here for communication, which is a two way street.
CAVEAT: I am a bitch... you have been warned. Everything I write is my personal opinion and you do not have to agree with or read it.
Curious as to whether or not to read? Just read this smashing testimonial from cadhla "And then there is apocalypticbob, who not only says nice things about near strangers, but is very high on my list of 'people I wouldn't mind being trapped in a warehouse with during the zombie apocalypse', due to her common-sense approach to the truly insane, slightly skewed view on reality, and ability to roll with the punches of a non-linear world. My rating? Worthy of the name 'Bob'."