And so here I am with complete stage fright. Or would it be blog fright? Anyways, this is the first blog I’ve written in almost 10 years. My mind is in panic mode and I think my fingers maybe shaking. Yet, I’ve somehow started this blog and have decided to stay.
I’ve made many attempts, but I have a flair for the dramatics, and in the end they landed in the virtual garbage pile. Mostly I felt that there was pretty much a blog about everything out there so really what could I add to the blog-verse? I may not talk about any new subjects but sometimes a different perspective is appreciated.
Subject Change and About Myself
Once I took a test about how much of a Geek Are You? My results were that I was a Geek translator and that I help translate geek language to non-geeks. Which I pretty much do since I met my husband and became surrounded by a lot of geeks (Who are totally my peeps.) Yet, I’ve always found that my core has become pretty geeky when it comes to books, movies, and music. I found that my views on these subjects have always been a little skewed. I can be very forgiving one minute and then be like Godzilla smashing the whole story.
My favorite genre’s are pretty much anything but my love lies in horror (ghost stories and monsters. I ABSOLUTELY no longer watch torture horror. Yes that include Saw), fantasy (but I find most Sci-Fi pretty boring *Gasp* I know it breaks my husband’s heart everyday), dance movies (yes this is pretty much a guilty pleasure and I may or may not own all of the Step Up movies), and a really good comedy (which is very subjective but I cannot stand Slap Stick), thrillers, and sometimes a Rom-Com. Oh, I love Sherlock with a deep burning passion. I pretty much love Sherlock Holmes and Watson; but come one Sherlock has Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman.
I’m probably the most liberal in my music taste since I pretty much live on music. I will listen to pretty much anything especially if I like the lyrics and beat of the tune. Yes, that even includes pop and rap which I will listen to it and not be ashamed. Music should make YOU happy or feel what you need to feel. Of course there is music that is off the charts brilliant but people should not be judge for what they love to listen to. Well, except Kids Bopz that pretty much will drive any parent over the edge. I will pretty much admit that I like to discuss music with anyone but if you start dissing a genre my brain shuts off.
My flavor of books pretty much run the same as my movies. Honestly, I will watch just about anything and that, also, means I will give most books a try. I do try to avoid Oprah’s Book List because life is too short to walk all those emotional pathways. When I was a kid books pretty much helped me survive my childhood. I always had my nose in a book and now my daughter is pretty much the someway. It is so hard to relate to non-readers (so sorry) and it blows my mind that people don’t realize that books take you Everywhere you want to go. Doesn’t matter if you read slow or fast; just walk into the world that books have to offer. Don’t be afraid. Book talk is like my drug of choice and if you love movies too then I will probably fall in love with you. Seriously we could have something beautiful. P.S. I also LOVE Alice in Wonderland but the movies kind of pissed me off; perhaps another blog post.
Okay, so other things I might cover in my blog. How much I hate to cook and recipes I have found to make the process a little less painful. I know I’m not the only one but it sure feels like everyone is Rachel Ray. Seriously, figuring out weekly menus for my family pretty much makes me want to drink, a lot. How do you pick meals for three people with different taste? I will eat just about anything but the rest of the people who live here pretty much have strong opinions on food. So, I decided I will share my meal struggles with all of you in hops that it will help you while you’re meal planning and trying not to be drunk by noon due to the stress.
Mental Health which pretty much rules my life. I live with being Bi-polar 2, Chronic Anxiety, a little psychopathy (which means I’m just a little psycho but pretty harmless…so I’ve been told) and just a dash of agoraphobia. I’ve been told that my perspective and journey with Mental Illness shed an honest light. I will not lie I have a fairly warped sense of humor and this might offend some people. Sorry but not Sorry. I was once told by a therapist that he found people with Bi-polar had the best but the most warped sense of humor he has every met. I pretty much told him I was definitely a poster child because laughing is the best medicine for my brain.
Let’s be honest I will basically write whatever I feel like because it is my blog. Yes, I will be sharing this blog with people and hope that they will want to keep reading but in the end this is my podium.
Before I leave here are some random factoids because really aren’t we all dying to know these things about the writer?
I love tea pretty much live on the stuff. My dream is to have a sophiscated tea collection like Jane Yellowrock in the Skinwalker series.
I craft. Yep, I knit (nothing fancy just scarves and hats), I needle felt (if you don’t know what that is don’t worry I’ll talk about it eventually), I like decorative paper (my daughter has threatened intervention if I don’t stop buying the stuff) I like the paper because I like to make journals, mixed media, and I plan on doing International Mail Art (yep another future topic.) I pretty much suck at sewing and beading. I would like to learn to crochet so I can make quilts and argunami figurines. Oh and I love Washi Tape!
I have way to many boards on Pinterest.
I suffer from Insomina.
Listening to people swallow is like nails on a chalk board to me.
I’m originally from Northern California but have lived in Arkansas for 20 years. I miss the ocean the most and my family/friends.
I love List and Planners.
I’m addicted to anything that allows me to organize my house, my life and generally is some kind of container.
I suck with money but Dave Ramsey is showing me the way.
Agnostic, figure I should just get that whole religion thing out of the way.
Politics are even messier than religion right now. Yet, I would consider myself a moderate with a leaning towards liberal. I rarely post political views but once in awhile I might.
I have one kid and I will always refer to her by her code names Ms. O, my spawn, or my nerdy unicorn.
I’m married and he will probably be referred to by husband, spouse, partner in crime, super geek and the Great Evil One.
Okay I think I’m done if not I will just write another post of random factoids.
Check you Later!
P.S. I love using movie or music quotes; and if you get my reference then rainbows will appear in the sky.
“Blogs are whatever we make them.”- Michael Conniff