« You are who you are when nobody’s watching »

Stephen Fry

Hi. I’m Peyton. This is not my real name. Just one of the many I’ve used on the interwebz.
If you’re not too clumsy with Google, I think you’ll have no pain following breadcrumbs leading to my other identities. Don’t bother.

Here are a few things I’d like you to know about me.

I’m French, therefore English is not my mother tongue but I still decided to blog in both French and English because it helps me practise. Apologies for the bad spelling/grammar ensuing.

I’m currently working in IT, most of my days being spent on network and database administration, web dev and helpdesk (i.e. mostly telling people to turn it off and on again).

I’m a self-diagnosed autistic, currently on a waiting list for « official » diagnosis. It means I don’t tend to hang around people, and get easily exhausted by everyday tasks and encounters. Depending on those factors, there are times when I’ll sleep 6 hours a day and start lots of new projects, and others when I’ll sleep 12 hours a day and do nothing at all. Sadly, as I get older, there are way more of the latter.

I’m also keen on acquiring extended knowledge on various subjects that catch my interest, and I get very excited about things that have absolutely no effect on my entourage, like the release of some author’s new book, the latest board game, something I learned from the last episode of QI or a meme picture I found on Pinterest.

While being physically a girl, and intending to remain that way (as in, whatever, I don’t really care as long as I don’t get periods), I strongly identify as genderqueer.

At the beginning of 2017, as I was approaching my 40th birthday, I decided to stop eating meat for good. Soon I found myself in great need of arguments to oppose people who suddenly caught an interest in what I was eating. I read a lot of books, watched a lot of documentaries, and was soon on my way to veganism.

Why I’m blogging I don’t know, I guess I just needed a place where I can put all the stuff I want to keep, I’m in love with WordPress, and OVH hosting is cheap.

So here goes.