Hey! I'm Deanna. I'm a registration assistant at a fantastic community college in Maryland and a proud University of Maryland alum with a BA in History and Women's Studies. I love keeping up with pop culture happenings, especially in music.
My passion for pop means that I have way too many favorite things! I adore Kate Bush and Kylie Minogue; their music has soundtracked my life for years. As for movies, I love Gone With The Wind (1939) and It's A Wonderful Life (1946) more than words can say. My small-screen faves? Are You Being Served? and Blackadder. Books-wise, Gone With The Wind (Margaret Mitchell) and The Awakening (Kate Chopin) have my heart.
Since I'm a pop culture nut, it fits that my favorite quote is the title lyric from a Pet Shop Boys song: "Happiness is an option." The phrase sums up the perspective I try to keep, even - especially! - when things get a bit rough. It's not that I think that happiness is necessarily easy or something that you can simply choose to feel. For me, "happiness is an option" just reminds me that, well, it is! I figure that there's just as much chance that things can go OK as go bad, and I try to err on the side of happy. On the side of hope, and stuff like that. (I talk more about that sort of thing on this rather long history of my experiences with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.)
A few items from memes and surveys I've filled in over the years on Tumblr 'n' such!