hey, my name is alison. this place looks like enjoyable and friendly...i look forward to meeting and getting to know you all. . a little about myself: i am a 17 year old high school student. i could likely say that i am in a contemptlative stage in life right now. i love the outdoors, exploring and traveling, collecting indian jewelry, eating chocolate, watching movies, and hanging out with my family and friends. i love my animals (two dogs, a chihuahua named joey and a sheltie named friskers). i do not have a particular interest for reading, but i do find such authors as emerson and whitman very endearing... i recently went to summer camp where i met amazing people, some of which introduced me to ideas such as co-op gardening, vegetarianism, protecting the environment, leading a hippy lifestyle, etc etc. i want to explore these, as well as just chat and have a good time. .