saltybox

The Basics

Name

saltybox

About Me

Location

Massachusetts, USA

About Me

I work at a daycare for dogs, and I volunteer at an animal shelter. I have three dogs and a cat, and sometimes foster kittens. I speak Canine fluently.

I love to cook. I’m a vegetarian. My favorite foods are avocados, potatoes, and delicious bread with olive oil. My favorite drinks are Guinness and a strong dark ‘n stormy. I enjoy making adorable vegan cupcakes for the people I love.

I don’t use labels to identify myself, but if I had to say something, I would tell you I’m not straight and I’m definitely a weirdo. I want to acknowledge differences but also accept other peoples’ quirkiness. I am not overtly political but I have strong opinions; that is, I don’t sign petitions but I will stand up for myself and my beliefs by any means necessary.

I’m just trying to do my thing and live my life, you know what I mean?!

Check All That Apply

"Label-Free"

Religion/Spirituality/Philosophy

Norman Greenbaum, "Spirit in the Sky"

What I Like

Favorite Books

The Other End of the Leash (Patricia McConnell), The Space Trilogy (C.S. Lewis), Harry Potter

Favorite Queer Books

Drag King Dreams (Leslie Feinberg), Full Frontal Feminism (Jessica Valenti), Click: When We Knew We Were Feminists (Courtney E. Martin and J. Courtney Sullivan)

Favorite Movies

Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Indiana Jones, The Matrix, Waking Ned Devine, anything Tim Burton

Favorite TV Shows

The L-Word, Family Guy, South Park, Metalocalypse, Star Trek: The Next Generation

Favorite Sandwich

Hummus, avocado, alfalfa sprouts, lettuce, cucumber, artichoke hearts, tofu, olive oil and vinegar dressing, smooshed together on crusty whole wheat bread.

Favorite Thing to Autostraddle

My 2011 Subaru Forester.

Favorite Quotes

“Only fools have no fear.” Worf, Star Trek
“A person’s life, their future, hinges on one of a thousand choices. Life is making choices.” Picard, Star Trek
“If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice.” Rush, “Freewill”
“You do everything that everyone else tells you to do. THAT is a problem.” Allison Reynolds, The Breakfast Club
“Gird up your loins like a man!” Job 38:3
“Everything sucks, honey, that’s a fact /But maybe everything that sucks one day becomes rad.” Robby Roadsteamer

Favorite Thing on Autostraddle.com

Everything!!

Favorite Writers

Leslie Feinberg, Jessica Valenti, Gloria Steinem, J.R.R. Tolkien, Patricia McConnell, John Katz