I’m flattered you want to know more about me, I’m just a little embarrassed there’s not more to tell! Born in 1990 and still living at home with my folks (God bless those Wells Fargo student loans) in a small town in Kansas. We have a schnauzer named Ozzie who is half Grizzly Bear and half jack rabbit and a Boston Terrier named Franklin who is half dragon and half mouse.
This isn’t a dating profile but I feel compelled to tell you about my interests, so we’ll start with music. My roots are definitely of the alt/emo persuasion, but I’m really into Americana and blues/jazz these days. Pandora has been a great gift to my eclectic attention span, and I surf channels frequently. I like to daydream about having a record collection rivaling Peyton Sawyer’s.
While we’re on the subject of good ol’ P. Sawyer, I’m also an avid fan of TV shows like One Tree Hill, Stranger Things, Supernatural, Friends, Game of Thrones, Westworld, Gilmore Girls, John Oliver, HIMYM, and others. I’m a binge-watcher and I go from “fan” to “obsessed” within a couple episodes. I’m not even sorry.
My fandom obsession expands into other universes, too: Harry Potter, Narnia, Lord of the Rings, Shadowhunters, Hamilton, Phantom of the Opera, Disney, etc. I love a lot of stuff, okay?
So when I’m not working, chances are I’m watching/reading/listening to one of the many classics listed above. But I’m usually working. On top of being the store manager for one of my parents’ grocery stores, I also serve as Vice President of our local library’s board of directors and am the Marketing and Sponsorship Chair for the John Brown Jamboree, which is our town’s annual summer festival. I’m a busy bee– Buzz buzz buzz(kill)!
As someone who works a lot, and who always has a meeting to run off to, people often ask me what I do for fun and how I spend my time off. Well, there are a couple different responses:
The first is the cool answer. The one that makes me sound exciting and hip: I go to speakeasy bars with one of my hotshot best friends and watch Tara Reid dance on the tabletop in the same night that Stephen Amell gives me a hug before he heads back to his hotel. I share bourbon out the bottle with Ming Chen and a wildly drunk hug with Tom Felton. I’ve kissed the top of Grant Morrison’s head and went to a Las Vegas after-party with Gerard Way, James Gunn, and Jimmy Urine. I’ve been to Europe and Australia and Hogwarts. I’ve been photographed professionally. My cute lil face is the front cover of a photographer’s business brochure. Sometimes my life is a whirlwind of makeup and costumes, comicons and airplanes, and long drives for short weekends.
But in reality, most of my free time is spent in a chair watching TV, writing (or rewriting) pages, and falling asleep at 8:30pm because I’m just not as young as I once was. And because all those fun things listed above cost a lot of money that I normally don’t have (again let’s bless those Wells Fargo loans). I promise you my life is boring more often than it’s exciting.
I created this blog to share with you all the parts of my life. From the mundane moments of TV watching and story writing, to the exciting and magical adventures I sometimes find myself on– I hope you have fun exploring both halves, and that it helps you get to know me a little more.
Oh. And I also have one sister who’s pretty cool. We’re not twins, contrary to popular belief.