I'm julie, aka shorty j. I'm originally a Baltimoron (you can hear the twang, believe me) but I now live in New York City. I actually work in finance, but in a "support staff" capacity--I'm an archivist/historian/records manager.
I'm 26, and live with my partner and our dog. My partner just quit his job, with my blessing (they were doing some illegal stuff there and harassing him for refusing to condone it, so he quit and reported them). I'm currently trying to pay off about $4k I owe the IRS, due to being woefully ignorant of how taxes work when I was younger, haha. In addition, we're planning on tying the knot in early 2012; with my partner unemployed, at least for now, it's alllll on me. So we're on a pretty tight budget, but that's okay--even when he was working, we basically lived on one income anyway just in case of situations like this. It's actually kinda fun. (We have a strange definition of "fun."
When I'm not being a cheapskate, I'm usually either playing music (I joined my first touring band at 13), going to concerts, or dancing--I took up Lindy hop/swing dancing about 2 years ago and it may be the best hobby on the planet.