Apr 26 2007

About

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I never know what to say on “About” pages. So, I’m just going to make a whole list of things that come to mind. When you’re done reading, you may or may not feel as though you have a handle on me.

I’m a girl. Or a woman. Whatever you like. Point is, I’m female.

I’m married.

I’m a homemaker. I have worked outside the house, but not since February 2005. I spent some years in the corporate environment, and I do not like it. However, that doesn’t mean that I wouldn’t go back to work tomorrow if I had to.

I like to cook, but I’m not very creative.

I like to write, but mostly I don’t feel very creative there, either.

My husband and I have been diagnosed with “infertility of unknown origin”, which basically means we tried  to have a baby for over three years, and no one could figure out why it wasn’t happening. In early 2011, we began consultations and testing to undergo IVF. We had our IVF cycle in May and are currently expecting the arrival of our son in February 2012. You can read about our adventures in IVF by choosing “IVF” from the Category menu.

I can crochet if you don’t want anything too fancy. I like to make things like afghans and shawls. I’ve somehow never made a scarf. I also like to sew, but nothing too fancy there, either.

I swear a lot. I know I shouldn’t, and I try not to, but it slips out before I realize it.  It gets worse around certain people, and better around others.

I’m Episcopalian. I was raised Lutheran Church Missouri Synod. I did a lot of experimenting with different belief systems (including Wicca) before returning to Christianity. It sounds kind of stupid to say so now, but I honestly didn’t realize for a long time that not every Christian thought the same way about things. The Episcopal Church allows me to use my own reason and logic, and also doesn’t tell me that my gay friends and relatives are going to hell. As a matter of fact, TEC ordains openly gay men AND women.

I shamelessly follow fads.

I love the internet, and do not understand my husband’s indifference to it. As long as he has e-mail, World of Warcraft, and the BBC, he couldn’t care less if the rest of the internet exploded.

But enough about him. Let’s talk about me some more.

Did I mention I’m self-centered? I’m also lazy, paranoid, and way too sarcastic – to the point of being mean. The only thing that saves me is that I’m constantly working on these flaws.

But I screw up more than I’d like.

I also tend to ignore my friends. Not out of malice or apathy, but because my brain has a big case of the dumb, and allows weeks or months to go by without reminding me that I have people that I should be paying attention to.

I’m starting to sound like a real bitch, aren’t I? But if you took a close look at yourself, I bet you’d find you do things just as bad. The only difference is that I’m stupid enough to post this stuff on a web page.

That’s because I like attention.

I like to take pictures. I take pictures mostly of flowers, my cats, and my friends.

My least favorite chore is cleaning the bathtub. I would hire a maid JUST to come in and clean our bathtub every week if I could get away with it.

I live in Michigan. The economy sucks and almost everyone is poor, but I love this state and I don’t want to live anywhere else.

I love lamps, and if I had more room in my house I would buy a ton of them.

I also love books. I don’t belong to a library because I buy all of my books. That’s because I read them over and over and over and over. I have to have them on hand because I never know when I’ll get an urge to read them again. I got a Kindle for Christmas two years ago and that was like the Holy Grail – a whole library I can fit in my purse!

I collect the following things: Little Leather Library books (Redcroft Edition), teacup and saucer sets, and Gladstone china in the “Forget Me Not” pattern.

I first smoked a cigarette when I was 13. I started smoking regularly when I was 15 or 16. I quit smoking on November 1, 2007.

I had my first alcoholic drink when I was 13, too. That was a busy year for me.

The only illegal drug I’ve ever done is pot. I smoked off and on for a few years but I had to quit after a terrible night of vomiting and the shakes which convinced me the stuff I had was laced. After that, any time I smoked pot I threw up.

Mostly, I think of myself as a liberal. I don’t like saying “I’m a Democrat” because then people assume I’m for or against certain things. I don’t toe the party line on everything. But I also don’t enjoy talking about politics.

Other places you can find me include StumbleUpon, del.icio.us, Google+ and Twitter. I’m on Facebook too, but I no longer accept friend requests there because I think Facebook sucks. I have to keep my profile because I help admin our church’s page.

I’m running out of things to say.

I think that means I’m done with this for now. Hope you learned something.

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