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The Gila Capers

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"To sit back hoping that someday, someway, someone will make things right is to go on feeding the crocodile, hoping he will eat you last--but eat you he will." -- Ronald Reagan

“And whatever else history may say about me when I'm gone, I hope it will record that I appealed to your best hopes, not your worst fears, to your confidence rather than your doubts. My dream is that you will travel the road ahead with liberty's lamp guiding your steps and opportunity's arm steadying your way.” -- Ronald Reagan


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I am married with two gorgeous girls (my puppies Nutmeg and Coffey). I am a Republican and a feminist (yes the two can co-exist inside one person). I am open-minded and I like that quality in other people. I am a hardcore literature geek with a B.A. in English and an inclination to do all manner of useless things. I have a soft spot for helping others, a penchant for good books and a love of all things artsy. And no, I have never actually stolen a gila, or anything else for that matter!

So why the name, gilathief, and what does it mean? You can find that out for yourself, right here!

Also, I try to be a good LJ citizen. All of my icons are either made by me or credited to the proper person. If you see an icon you made not credited, please let me know and I will be happy to correct the problem.

Communities I Moderate

stuffed_shelves for my bookish persuits
quickquillquote a community for quote fans
monstericons where I post my icons and such
chesterfield_va for residents of Chesterfield County, Virginia
1000ways_ps for fans of Professor Pomona Sprout of the Harry Potter Series


gilathief is prone to bouts of listlessness and extreme pettiness and has a strong predeliction for adult language. As such this journal contains adult content not suitable for children under age 17.

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Additional interests that won't fit in the "Interests" section:

barbara walters, belle watling, big and rich, board games, butterscotch, cadbury cream eggs, caramel machiattos, chianti, chips and dips, coca cola, cream soups, crocuses, c. s. lewis, david hyde pierce, derigibles, desperate housewives, dr. seuss, emeril, eric mccormack, foamy the squirrel, fresh-cut summer grass, gardening, gin blossoms, good deeds, guillotines, home improvement projects, icons, italy, jabberwocky, jeff gordon, jennifer aniston, jimmy buffett, katarina witt, keeping up appearances, las vegas, mac cosmetics, marcia cross, miami ink, mythbusters, nicolas cage, nightmare cafe, orchids, panda bears, patsy cline, paul simon, pink floyd, poplar trees, porch swings, postcards, post-it notes, purses and handbags, reese witherspoon, running with the bulls, russian literature, ronald reagan, seti at home, sheryl crow, silver maples, strawberries in milk, the beatles, the color purple, the cranberries, the o.c., tiramisu, trivia, tony shalhoub, vanilla milkshakes, vodka tonics, weird weather, wordplay
academia, aerosmith, alfred hitchcock, american beauty, american chopper, angelica, anton chekov, arthur miller, astronomy, autumn, bebe neuwirth, bill maher, bookmarks, brownies, cheesecake, chenille, chicana literature, chocolate, chopin's nocturnes, clark gable, classic rock, claude monet, coffee, coldplay, copper, dead poet's society, digital photography, diners, documentaries, douglas cuddle toys, dreams, edgar allan poe, edith wharton, edward albee, edward hopper, edwin arlington robinson, elizabeth arden perfumes, elton john, eric clapton, etymology, f*r*i*e*n*d*s, figure skating, films, fire-roasted red peppers, flannery o'connor, fonts, french literature, game shows, geology, george orwell, georges braque, globes, gloria anzaldua, gone with the wind, gustave caillebotte, harry potter, herman melville, horror movies, hufflepuff, impressionists, irises, jack nicholson, james bond, julianne moore, kaleidoscopes, kathy bates, lara flynn boyle, levenger, libraries, lighthouses, literature, lord of the rings, macbeth, magnolias, marilyn vos savant's column, mark mothersbaugh, mary chapin carpenter, museums, mythology, narcissa malfoy, nascar, neville longbottom, new york, new york giants, opera, oscar wilde, owen wilson, painting, pam tillis, party crowds, pearls, penguins, pets, photography, political cartoons, politics, professor sprout, pumpkins, quantum leap, raccoons, raymond carver, rene magritte, robin williams, rocky horror picture show, roller coasters, rubber duckies, russian history, san antonio, sean biggerstaff, serta counting sheep, shakespeare, short stories, simon and garfunkel, simon winchester, sirius black, snoopy, snow, soliloquies, sophie marceau, sophie treadwell, southern-style iced tea, stargazing, stephen king, suddenly last summer, supreme court decisions, susan sarandon, swimming, tales from the crypt, tennessee williams, the golden girls, the marauders, the oxford english dictionary, the powers that be, the rolling stones, the royal tenenbaums, theatre, thomas hardy, tilt-a-whirls, tom stoppard, travel, turtles, upton sinclair, venice, violets, vivien leigh, weeping willows, winesburg ohio, xebecs, yankee candles, zeppelins