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LaShonda Marie Slaughter Wilson
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"The Great art of life is sensation, to feel that we exist, even in pain." -Lord Byron

Fall at MSC.

"Let me not to the marriage of true minds
Admit impediments. Love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds,
Or bends with the remover to remove:
O no! it is an ever-fixed mark
That looks on tempests and is never shaken;
It is the star to every wandering bark,
Whose worth's unknown, although his height be taken.
Love's not Time's fool, though rosy lips and cheeks
Within his bending sickle's compass come:
Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks,
But bears it out even to the edge of doom.
If this be error and upon me proved,
I never writ, nor no man ever loved."

William Shakespeare
(OMG How can you NOT love Shakespeare??!!??)

Welcome to the very clear window into my life, I have no secrets and I don't plan on having any. I can be pretty boring at times and don't be surprised if I get a bit melodramatic from time to time (I can be a slight dramaqueen every now and again) so I have given you fair warning. Thus, either my journal is full of exciting stories about my adventures with my wonderful husband, insane but great family, or my adored friends...or it is about me going to the store to buy dinner (which can be exciting). I have a tenacious appitite for books and I think that is an underestimation seeing as I have probably well over two thousand on hand in my house at any given time. I own a great many books of all shapes and types. I would say that over half of my collection is comprised of books over a hundred years old because I have a think for old and antique things...maybe its because I am so old. There is a good chance that eventually, my house will be so overrun with books, we will have to move to another house without them. Books make me jolly.
I even work in a bookstore...
I am the manager of the local B. Dalton books in my area and I love it. There is something to be said about working in a bookstore...its the most unique experience I have ever had and i enjoy it greatly. All my employees are awesome and usually we really enjoy the job.
My passions are literature and poetry. The late 18th Century and early 19th century has to be my favorite period in the genre and I own around fifty to a hundred books about that subject during the period, I am sort of an anti-modernist. I would have loved to spend one day in those days...when Shelley and Byron and Keats walked this earth. I cannot describe in words my undying devotion for the works of the great Romantics besides, I love them.
I dabble a little in writing myself, though I am not very good at it. I have a flair for writing stygian works. I dont want to say there is an inner mopey soul in me but, I think there is. I love to write though, it just makes me feel happy and I think honestly, that is the purpose of art...to make those that do it happy. It may not be great or awe inspiring but, it does something for the person and I really feel that is what is most important.
I spend a great deal of time studying history as well...its a hobby of mine and if you know anything about me at all, you know my obsession with the Tudor era is pretty intense. I have an entire shelf on one of by bookshelves dedicated just to the Tudors and my collections grow daily. Something about that family and the developments in England during that time just captures the adventurous part of my soul. I have recently acqiured a few new books to the collection and you can probably find me on ebay daily trying to get my hands on some history book about England during that era that I dont have yet.
I am a History major at Macon State College who is considering a minor that remains in English Literature, I love school and could stay there forever, but I need to get paid soooo.... I spend my days at the bookstore and study when I get a chance...which is never, but I am hopeful.
Only if I could be 1/10th as cool as she was

Lets see; I have an amazing husband, Adam, who I find it a pleasure to be around at all times. I never thought I would love to be married but, I do. I do not want to sound cliched or anything but, he really does make my life complete. He understands me and knows me better than anyone on earth and he tolerates me even when I am at my worse...which is a miracle. :) I feel so lucky to have found someone who understands me and loves me the way that he does. He is an amazing and brilliant man and I am greatful to have him...even when he doesn't take out the trash.
I also have the fortune to have some of the greatest friends on the planet. We spend time together, we hang out, and each moment with them creates a memory that I will keep with me forever. My friends make up a second family to me and they are all great to spend time with. I cant even list on a million pages all the great times I have been lucky enough to have with the people I hold near and dear to me. Its a charmed life, I assure you. They also put up with me when I am at my worst, which is an accomplishment I assure you because I know I appear to be all candy and roses, but I can be quite the little pain the arse when I want to be.
When I am not at work, at home, or hanging out with friends...I tend to listen to a lot of music and go to concerts with my husband or my friends.
This is a Picture of the NIN Atlanta show we were at

The last concert I went to...a symphony
I do alot of other stuff, roleplaying is one big hobby...I am a goob.
There is so much more I could banter on about but, you could just read my journal instead.
Again, the fact that I tend to ramble (as evident on this page) must be made clear before you read.

cartoon me

"A good poem is a contribution to reality. The world is never the same once a good poem has been added to it. A good poem helps to change the shape and significance of the universe, helps to extend everyone's knowledge of himself and the world around him." -Dylan Thomas
It's Me!

"I may have the body of a weak and feeble woman, but I have the heart and stomach of a king, and a King of England too!" -Elizabeth Tudor (Elizabeth I)
30 seconds to mars, a perfect circle, academics, adult swim, african american history, alkaline trio, amy tan, ancient civilizations, ancient greece, ancient rome, anne boleyn, anne of cleves, anne rice, antebellum history, antique book collecting, art, barbara tuchman, big love, bleach, bloody mary, books, cameron crowe, candace bushnell, catherine howard, catherine of aragon, catherine parr, changeling the dreaming, coffee, college, concerts, cowboy bebop, crystalis, current events, dante, david starkey, deadwood, doris kearns goodwin, ebay, edward tudor, elizabeth i, elizabethtown, english history and literature, erzabet bathory, european history, exiles, fables, fashion, final fantasy, garbage, garden state, global warming, green day, hard fi, harold bloom, harry potter, hellsing, henry james, henry vii, henry viii, history in general, homer, human rights, jane seymour, japanese animation, john keats, john william waterhouse, kareoke, lady jane grey, lian hearn, literature, lord byron, ludiacris, marilyn manson, marvel comics, mary queen of scots, mary shelley, mary wollstonecraft, merchant ivory films, mesopotamia, movies, music, my chemical romance, naruto, national health care, neil gaiman, nin, norton books, nyx, oscar wilde, percy shelley, philosophy, play station 2, poetry, poker, politics, pool, publishing, radiohead, rheumatoid arthritis, robert browning, robert dudley, robert lacey, roleplaying, runaways, sandman, scrubs, sex in the city, shakespeare, shiney toy guns, shopping, susan dunnant, t.s. eliot, taoism, tennyson, the aeneid, the cranberries, the crimson comic, the cure, the dark ages, the decameron, the office, the romantic period, the tudor family, the ultimates, the victorian era, the world of warcraft, thinking, thomas hardy, tolstoy, tracy chevalier, trigun, u2, ulitmate x-men, vampire the masquerade, vampire the requiem, venice, vermeer, vertigo comics, video games, virginia woolf, vlad tepes, w.b. yeats, war of the roses, warren ellis, weezer, world literature, world of darkness, wraith the oblivion, writing, y the last man

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