It was only 8 weeks ago that I published my first blog post! It quite frankly feels like it has been longer than that. Maybe that is due in part to averaging about two hours less sleep each night as creative thoughts and ideas swirl around my twisted, little brain? Is that how time works?
Anyway, I thought this blog post would best be served to describe/overview some of the people and things that have been featured in previous posts. I’ve also added a few random bonus items, as well. Because in my blog life and my real life, I am random.
So, please…enjoy the show and tell of my so-called blog life…
People and Animals
Mom and Dad brought me into this world back in the ’70s. I was born in Boston on Valentine’s Day and the only child that my mom was allowed to deliver with an epidural. I think this gave me an advantage over my siblings to the status as the favorite child. They deny this, but I wish they would just admit to this already.
My parents are loving, generous, and incredibly funny people that I look up to not just as a daughter but as a friend. They recently snowbird-ed in Florida, so I was able to spend a lot of time with them over the winter and spring. Although they are now back home in Maine, I know I will get to see them again soon. I love you, Mom and Dad!
Kelly is so much more than my older sister. She and I were born 7 years apart, so we didn’t grow up super close. Would you want to hang out with a miscreant that liked to stick her dirty fingers in YOUR make-up? Didn’t think so.
My sister is nothing short of amazing. She’s one of the smartest people I have ever known. Hardworking, passionate, impeccably organized and detailed, knowledgeable in a wide variety of areas and oh so helpful. She’s the family “go-to” for so many questions and needs, especially when it comes to technology.
I never expected for her to become one of my best friends, but to be able to Facebook message, text, and talk on the phone daily with her is a real gift. And she also allows the poop emoji (my fave!) to be the mascot of our Facebook conversations. I’m forever grateful (about everything…not just the poop emoji thing.)
Jared the Man. That’s what it says whenever I log onto Netflix. And it’s true. This man has a heart of gold, the mind of a steel trap, and an artist’s soul. He’s one of the most loyal and caring people I have ever met. I am grateful that puts up with me as I blunder my way through the blogging world (it takes serious TIME). I am doubly thankful that he knows how to deal with my “hangry” (he carefully hands me food).
I love you, Jared! I don’t know what I would do without your love, support, handyman capabilities, and horrible Boston accent. 🙂
Nicole is my best-est friend in the world. I met her just over 7 years ago at a party of a mutual friend (that is no longer friends with either one of us…DRAMA!). During our first conversation, she was wearing an oversized, fuzzy pink hat that had a Jamiroquai-like quality. Fast forward, and although the mutual friend and that weird a$$ hat are gone, I still have her.
Nicole, as my Dad said to my Mom on their second date, “If you don’t get rid of me now, you will never get rid of me.”
“Momica“ is Jared’s delightful mother, Monica. She is a world traveling, straight shooter with a big, booming laugh. We enjoy blowouts (for hair), wine, temporary tattoos, wine, girl talk, and wine (red for her, white for me). My constant puns make her constantly groan, which is why you will see me call her out whenever I go pun-tastic in a post.
Jolie is my Shih-Poo that has been by my side for 14 years. When I got her, I was told she was a Toy Poodle. I called shenanigans, so I picked up a DNA kit to “Maury Povich” her. I opened the results and read them to her…
“MALTESE…you are NOT the father!” She looked confused.
“CHIHUAHUA…you are NOT the father!”She kept STARING at the dog treat in my hand.
“SHIH TZU…you ARE the father!”That dog’s eyes remained fixated on the d@mn treat.
So I gave her the treat. The end.
Wednesday & Pugsley are two dogs that came into my life as part of the “Jared Package.” Two street-rat thug doggies found in a Los Angeles alley. They are a fiercely loyal brother and sister that quickly captured my heart. I mean…look at them!!!
Cookie is my parent’s 14-year-old dog. She’s been added at the request of my mother or as my father refers to her “She Who Must Be Obeyed.” I was there the day my parents chose her when she was the wee-est of wee ones. I love lavishing her with love whenever I go home. I almost don’t mind it when my Mom calls me “Cookie” by mistake. (Seriously, Mom? Get. It. Together. Or I am going to wear a nametag next time I go home.)
Things in My Life
Rue – You’ll learn more about my bike in a future post. She’s purdy, and she thinks she is French. She only knows three French words – rue, fromage, and baguette.
Some Really, Really Random Things
#NugLife – How I refer to the want, need, or the eating of McDonald’s Chicken McNuggets. Yes…I know what they are made of and I don’t care. #NugLife4Eva
Clown – One of the many jobs I had in my early 20’s was that as the clown of a restaurant chain back home in Maine called The Ground Round. As Bingo the Clown, I delighted (and frightened) children and adults of all ages with sub-par juggling and balloon animals.
Spelling Bee Champion of the
World District – At the tender age of twelve, I became the champion of the S.A.D. 52 Spelling Bee beating out Betsy Briggs with the word “lettuce.” “Percolator” was my downfall at the county-wide competition – the very first word that I was given. I sat and cried throughout the rest of the bee. I stopped crying when my parents bought me ice cream on the way home.
Well, dear readers, our time has come to an end with this post. I hope you enjoyed learning a bit more about the people, things, and Chicken McNuggets in my life.
I would love to learn more about all of you! If you would leave me a little nugget or a bunch of nuggets (#NugLife) in the Comments, that would rule.
Work Hard. Play Hard. Drink Chard.
P.S. This is not an ad or sponsored post. My expression of love for McDonald’s Chicken McNuggets is of my own accord…and wallet.