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Hester D. Byrde
7 July 1985
External Services:
  • hesterbyrde@yahoo.com
  • hesterbyrde@livejournal.com
  • Flamantrose03 AIM status
Greetings all! My name is Melissa, though I am affectionately (at least I hope it's affectionately) known as Birdie among my friends.

I am an aspiring novelist in the fantasy genre. My passions include all things culinary, reading classical and fantasy literature, making music (usually via voice or clarinet), dancing in all its forms, anything to do with fantasy, computer and console video games and collecting flamingos.

I live in North Alabama and am attending college. My husband Charlie and I are child free and I do not intend to have children ever. I do however want cats, dogs and I already have a pet corn snake.

That's about all I can think of about me. My journal is usually a collection of quotes, ramblings about my life, news articles and my rants about them, etiquette tidbits from Emily Post and from my own experiences in the world of retail, recipes and various other odds and ends. I do hope you enjoy!

Love and Cookies,


What I am reading:

Kushiel's Chosen by Jaqueline Carey (reread)

What I'm looking forward to:

Naamah's Kiss by Jaqueline Carey
Skin Trade by Laurel K. Hamilton
Clariel: the Lost Abhorsen by Garth Nix
Santa Olivia by Jaqueline Carey
A Darkness Forged in Fire by Chris Evans

2 the ranting gryphon, aasimar, abby scuito, abhorsen, alton brown, anita blake, ballroom dancing, banewarrens, banewreaker, battlestar galactica, billy joel, brobdingnagian bards, cats, chamber choir, chuck palahniuk, city of the spider-queen, clarinet, colbert report, concert choir, cooking, cornsnakes, costuming, d&d, dante's divine comedy, diablo, dirty jobs, doom, dragon*con, dragoncon, drizzt, drow, edward cullen, egypt, elementalist, eric whitacre, finding neverland, fireballs, firefly, flamingos, food, fuzzy hair, godslayer, good eats, guildwars, harry potter, haste, history, hockey, hyacinthe, italian, jaqueline carey, jason issacs, jean-claude, johnny depp, joscelin, kushiel's dart, kushiel's legacy, lirael, literature, lord of the rings, matrix, men, miami ink, monk, monte cook, music, myst, mythbusters, ncis, neverwinter nights, order of the stick, paganism, peter pan, phedre, pirates of the caribbean, poof, psychology, ptolus, queen of wands, quotes, reading, recipes, red vs blue, ren faires, riddick, ryld argith, sabriel, scrabble, serenity, sex, silent hill, snakes, soprano, starcraft, sunglasses, swing dance, tango, temple of elemental evil, the brobdingnagian bards, the colbert report, the daily show, the giver, the golden compass, the legend of drizzt, the mummy, the pagemaster, the summoner, the sundering, the twilight saga, the witcher, trueblood, uah, vampires, vodka, waltz, war of the spider-queen, warlock, what not to wear, wicca, witchcraft, world cuisine, world of warcraft, writing

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