This is one of the fake flowers I keep on my office desk. Real flowers are prettier and smell better, but I always feel bad about having to kill them to bring them in from where they grow outside and I'm not in the office often enough to keep a plant alive there.
I am a teacher, grad student, writer, voracious reader, photographer, singer, feminist, and thriftstore fashionista. In no particular order.
I am Squirlaraptor. This name was originally created for my kitty to reflect her squirrel-like fur and her raptor attack skills and has recently been adopted by me to reflect my own curious nature and tendency to hoard as well as my (sometime) fierceness and my love of the hunt (at least, in terms of shopping and research--not so much in terms of killing and maiming, vegetarian that I am).