Log in

Or connect using:

The Book of Ramblings

If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.

23 October 1975
External Services:
  • crysania4@livejournal.com
  • crysania4@livejournal.com

Announcement: This journal is somewhat friends only. Public posts are about my dog, Dahlia, and my dog transporting endeavors. If you want to read the rest of my journal, please e-mail me or comment on a public entry to be added!

For more information on me, see this post.

Note: All images in my icons and my photo album are the sole property of me, unless where otherwise noted. Please do not use these icons and images without asking my permission. If permission is NOT granted, then refrain from using them.

Meet Dahlia, the wonderful light of our lives:

Who am I?
~I'm an Irish whistle and bodhran player living in the Syracuse, NY area.
~I have a wonderful partner in life, David, another Irish traditional musician (fiddle, banjo, bouzouki, and guitar, among other instruments).
~I am owned by one lovely Border Collie/Golden Retriever mix named Dahlia. Some pictures of her can be found here.
~In 2009, I was diagnosed with Otosclerosis. As a musician, this is frightening.
~I work with dogs in a variety of ways
~I am heavily involved in agility and Dahlia and I currently compete in CPE trials. She has taken home a bunch of ribbons so far and has gotten her level 1 title and a level 2 title as well. She's now known as Dahlia CTL1, CTL2-H, NTD, CGC (She also has her Novice Trick Dog and Canine good Citizen titles! She's a good dog is my girly!)
~I teach courses in Music theory, composition, history, and appreciation
~I'm a classically trained musician and have played clarinet for 30+ years
~I have also played recorders, crumhorns, and various other Renaissance instruments
~I am a composer
~I enjoy taking photos, not just of Dahlia, but of nature as well. Some of my favourite photos can be found here.
~I love to write stories, especially fanfiction based on Phantom of the Opera (also called Phanfic), Pirates of the Caribbean, and Once Upon a Time
~In November 2007, I "won" NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) by writing over 50,000 words in the month...a couple weeks later I completed the piece, a Pirates of the Caribbean fanfic called Retribution.
~I also "won" NaNoWriMo in 2008 and 2009 with original pieces, neither of which is remotely ready to be shared with anyone.

Lovely Jack/Elizabeth mood theme by wapiti_baris


Welcome to the new LiveJournal

Some changes have been made to LiveJournal, and we hope you enjoy them! As we continue to improve the site on a daily basis to make your experience here better and faster, we would greatly appreciate your feedback about these changes. Please let us know what we can do for you!

Send feedback

Switch back to old version

LiveJournal Feedback

See a bug? Let us know! Here you can also share your thoughts and ideas about updates to LiveJournal

Your request has been filed. You can track the progress of your request at:
If you have any other questions or comments, you can add them to that request at any time.

Send another report Close feedback form

If you're a LiveJournal user, you will be logged in after submitting your request.

(optional, if you're a LiveJournal user only)

(optional, if you're a LiveJournal user only)

(not shown to the public)

If you have a billing inquiry, please go here to submit your question.

Provide a link to the page where you are experiencing the error

Do not include any sensitive information, such as your password or phone number. No HTML allowed.

If you can't pass the human test, email your inquiry to: support@livejournal.com

Welcome to LiveJournal

Create an account