The Life and Times of APCKRFAN

The life and times of apckrfan: a personal journal
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A personal journal

Summer of 69/f living in Fargo, ND with my daughter. I have a BA in Theatre from Bemidji State, 1990. I am divorced, a mother to three (2 daughters, 1 boy (an angel), and grandmother to two beautiful boys.

I enjoy reading, writing, theatre, movies, music. I worked in the administrative field for 17+ years, but took a break from that from 2007-2015 and worked as an overnight manager for a fast food restaurant. August 2016 I began working as a Customer Service Specialist for Blue Cross Blue Shield North Dakota. I have also work online from home as a chat & message board moderator since 2004.

I write fan fiction for: Adventures in Babysitting, Angel (mostly crossovers with the Buffyverse), Anita Blake, Bones, The Breakfast Club, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Days of Our Lives, The Dead Zone, Dexter, Doctor Who, Drive, Firefly, Fringe, Gilmore Girls, Gone With the Wind, Heroes, Joan of Arcadia, Lost, Medium, Phantom of the Opera, Sex and the City, Silence of the Lambs, Slither, Smallville, Stephanie Plum, Twin Peaks, Ugly Betty, Veronica Mars, Witchblade, X-Files and some stand alones (The Client, The King & I) at APCKRFAN's World of Fan Fiction. In addition to LiveJournal, you can find me at AIM Pages, Blogspot, FanFiction.net, MySpace, VeronicaMarsFF Yahoo Group, uc_vm_fic LJ Fan Fiction community, Xanga, Yahoo 360, apckrfansfic Yahoo announce only fan fiction update list, apckrfansfic2 Yahoo announce list and apckrfansfic LJ community (those last two are for those who want to read my fan fiction there).

I watch / have watched / will watch:
Angel, Battlestar Galactica, Bionic Woman, Bones, Brothers & Sisters, Buffy, Burn Notice, Californication, Caprica, Castle, Chase, Chuck, The Closer, Covert Affairs, Criminal Minds, CSI, Days Of Our Lives, The Dead Zone, The Defenders, Detroit 1-8-7, Dexter, Dirty Sexy Money, Doctor Who, Dollhouse, Drive, Eli Stone, Eureka, Firefly, the forgotten, The 4400, Friday Night Lights, Fringe, Gilmore Girls, Glee, Gossip Girl, Grey's Anatomy, Haven, Hawaii Five-0 (2010), Heroes, House M.D., The Inside, Jekyll, Joan of Arcadia, Journeyman, Law & Order, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Law & Order: Los Angeles, Law & Order: SVU, Life on Mars, Lost, Mad Men, Medium, The Mentalist, New Tricks, Numb3rs, October Road, Private Practice, Psych, Pushing Daisies, Sarah Connor Chronicles, Sarah Jane Adventures, Sex and the City, Shark, The Shield, Six Feet Under, Smallville, The Sopranos, sports, Supernatural, Torchwood, Tower Prep, Tru Calling, True Blood, Twin Peaks, Ugly Betty, Unnatural History, The Vampire Diaries, Veronica Mars, Warehouse 13, Witchblade, Wonderfalls, X-Files.

I'm an adoptee and have found my birth family. I've lost a child. I've lost a parent when I was 21. My ex was a drug addict. My oldest was sexually abused at the age of 5. The in-law family member that committed the crime was incarcerated for 11 years.

I'm spiritual more than religious but am Christian. I was raised Lutheran, my husband is Catholic and I do attend Mass with him on occasion. My youngest will attend parochial school.

I'm a Libertarian and believe firmly in a person's rights as long as their interests are peaceful and honest. I'm a staunch supporter of Dru's Law, a law for a national sexual offender database. The man who abused my daughter was almost released without being extradited for a second state's sentence!

I believe in an adoptees right to his/her medical information and believe that adoption records should be open in these instances.

I am a writer journeying toward publication. I write romance and am a proud member of Romance Writers of America and several of its chapters.

I grew up in Arlington Heights, Illinois. I attended Arlington High School 1983-84 before it closed and then John Hersey High School where I graduated in 1986, a year early. I am a proud alum of Bemidji State University, where I obtained my BA in Theater/Speech in May 1990. I moved back to the Arlington Heights area Fall 1991 after having my oldest. My mom died after a nearly 5 year bout with ovarian cancer Jan. 7, 1992.

I married my ex and moved to Apopka, Florida in 1996 with my 5.5 year old daughter and his 3.5 year old son. I had my son in March 1999, he died June 4, 2000. I lost custody of my daughter briefly because of his accidental death until I sufficiently jumped through the hoops the state required of me. We were blessed that her friend's mom (and a neighbor) took her in so I was able to see her regularly.

Divorced and looking to start over, I moved to Fargo in Fall 2001 where I am currently. I met a good man who I'm fortunate to have as my husband. We married July 27, 2003. We had a little girl June 2004, over 13 years separating my two girls. My husband adopted my oldest September 2004. Things changed in May 2006 when my (now) ex-husband lost his job of many years. I filed for divorce May 2015 after finding out that he'd known about our youngest daughter's threat of suicide and said and did nothing. It was a long process, but the divorce was finalized April 2016.

I have a pleasant relationship with not just my birth parents but their families as well. It's kind of like having a second family. Tack on my in-laws (my husband's 2 uncles have 13 kids between them) and it gets a little overwhelming trying to keep track of everyone. Between half/step brothers and sisters I have 26 nieces & nephews.

I have been fortunate enough to have a solid base of both good family and friends throughout my life. Most of the friends I have I've known since junior high and high school. (This is true for my brother also.) I never considered this to be odd until recently.

I have lots of interests, enjoy good conversation. So, feel free to drop me an IM or an email.

This journal is the personal journal of apckrfan. No FF updates will be posted here, just writings of various thoughts or occurrences. You're welcome to friend me, but this will probably be a pretty boring journal. Please see apckrfan for fan fiction updates, a list of fandoms and 'ships I care for. You can read fan fiction here on LJ at apckrfansfic or at my site.

My other likes:
Theatre/Movies: The Godfather I, The Godfather II, Gone With the Wind, Hannibal, Phantom of the Opera (the stage version not the movie!), Serenity, Silence of the Lambs, Slither, Andrew Lloyd Webber, The King & I, Grease, Beaches, The Client, Hocus Pocus, Labyrinth, Picture Perfect, Take the Lead, Rocky
Authors/Series: P Briggs, J Butcher, P Cornwell, J Evanovich, C Feehan, S Grafton, J Grisham, LK Hamilton, S Hamilton, S Kenyon, S King, WK Krueger, K Reichs, JD Robb. Anita Blake, Temperance Brennan, Eve Dallas, Dark Hunters, Harry Dresden, Alex McKnight, Kinsey Milhoune, Cork O'Connor, Stephanie Plum, Kay Scarpetta, Hannah Swensen, Mercy Thompson.
Genres I read: Romance, mystery, historical fiction, true crime, fantasy, paranormal, inspirational
Sports teams: Packers, Cubs, White Sox, Bulls, Blackhawks, Heat (via Pat Riley), and even da Bears (shhh, don't tell anyone!). Locally, go Bruins, Bison, FM RedHawks and FM Jets. And of course my Alma Mater, the Bemidji Beavers!

Go Packers!

I'm trying to get all my Livejournal friends' locations plotted on a map - please add your location starting with this form.
(Then get your friends to!)

The WeatherPixie

Many thanks to cleflink for the Twin Peaks banner used here at apckrfan_2 and the slayers banner used at apckrfan.
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