I have been holding back on writing anything too personal on this blog for a handful of reasons, three of them being:
- I don’t really feel as though I have anything overly exciting to say about myself.
- I don’t want to sound narcissistic.
- I don’t want to bore you.
However, many of my favorite blog posts are the “Ten Things About Me” sort, or the intimate glimpses into one’s personal thoughts/cupboards/studios. So in the interest of being transparent, and in the hopes that we can get to know one another a little better, here are a few things about me (that you’ve just been dying to know, I’m sure). If you don’t feel like reading, just skip down to the pictures . . .
2930. I’m very short and I have a little girl voice. So strangers always think I’m about 14-years-old. This can get awkward at bars and concerts.
- Hair: Blond, Eyes: Blue, Feet: Flat with a long second toe.
- I love word games, especially crosswords. My Gramma and I can play Scrabble or Boggle for hours. I do not like number games, like Sudoku. Or anything really math related.
- I love to read. Four of my favorite authors are Margaret Atwood, David Sedaris, Lorrie Moore, and Joyce Carol Oates.
- I am scared of horses and revolving doors. In my mind, both are unpredictable and have bone-crushing force. I’m not phobic, though; I just avoid them at all costs.
- I don’t like taking naps, and I get really nervous if I’m not being productive.
- I’ve never owned a car, and I haven’t operated one in about six years.
- I frequently cry when watching the nightly news, when a Humane Society commercial comes on TV, or at especially heart-rending Hallmark or Folgers commercials. (Nicky: “You’re not gonna cry, are you? Are you crying?”) I try to avoid TV.
- Speaking of Nicky, we’ve pretty much been together going on
1213 years. Too bad we don’t live in a common-law marriage state.
- I am good at building fires, writing persuasive letters, and organizing. I am bad at winking, wind-surfing, public speaking, and not taking things personally.
- I am an obsessive whistler. Common tunes: theme song to the original Nintendo Legend of Zelda, Why Do Birds Suddenly Appear, Ziggy Stardust, and I Feel Pretty.
- I used to curse. A lot. And with flair. I have trained myself out of this habit, and now cursing is usually reserved for the computer and the sewing machine.
There it is, folks, and now it is only fair that you tell me a little something about you!
Feeding the ducks at my home in Wisconsin, 1986. That’s the Mississippi in my front yard.
Letter circa 1988 (?)
Mr. Nicky and baby Penny
Nicky and Heidi