Who Is Emily?

Hello. I'm Emily. That's me above in my favorite hat. My little 'about me' section says the following:

I'm a reader, a writer, a slave to my pets, a teen group leader, a sex ed teacher, an Aries, a maker of inappropriate jokes, a storyteller, an excessive hand gesture-er, a lover of Swedish Fish, a hater of chocolate and cake (weird, I know), moderately obsessed with Twilight, very obsessed with Gideon, a daughter, a sister, and maybe one day a grown-up.

You want more? Well, as an Aries, I could talk about myself all day. But really, that would be rather self centered, dontchya think? So you can ask me a question in the comment box below and I will answer it. Maybe.

Want some random facts about me? That I can do.

States lived in: 6
Degree: Anthropology
Pets: Love 'em. I have a black cat, and a beagle/terrier mix dog. My cat is the coolest cat ever. He is Mr. Chill. My dog is maniacal. She is Ms. Crazy.
Random things I like: Dave Chappelle, Kendrick Lamar, Roger Waters, Richard Bach, The Rockchicks, Swedish Fish, Maxwell, my iPhone, fuzzy socks when I am in cold locations, sneakers (Puma, Adidas, Nike, I'm an equal opportunity sneaker-head), tall men, books like In the Stillness by Andrea Randall that make me sob, dry humor, hats, my family, gay rights, animal rights, and women's reproductive health rights (a room full of men have no place making decisions about my body), my mother, dark roast coffee, dry red wines, Tecate (el rojo) with lime, high end tequila, Gustav Klimt, and so so much more. 
Organizations I donate a few of my meager dollars to: Planned Parenthood & Best Friends Animal Sanctuary
Vices: Moving frequently. I left my birthplace in the Midwest of the United States, and haven't stopped in one place for too long. I'm an adventurer. I like to experience new things. As well, I swear. A lot. I have learned to flip the off switch with teens, but with my BFFs, I cuss like a sailor. The F word is so great. You can use it as a noun (fucker), verb (to fuck), adverb (fucking fantastic), and a slew of exclamations. My personal fav: Fuckin(g) A. The G depends on the situation. If the F word bothers you, the L&J series might not be for you. 
My best feature: Well, most would say my hair. If I had a dollar for every time people told me, "women pay to have hair like yours" I would be rich. Eh, it's a pain in the ass, and I wear it up unless I am going somewhere there will be eligible men. Personally, I am quite proud of my height, though. I hated being 5'9" when I was 14. I've been this height since the 6th grade. At that age, it sucked. Now, I love it. Personality wise, it's a toss up between my charming wit and my compassion for others. I might go with the compassion one because when I get drunk my charming wit gets a little less charming and a little more blunt. 

Best hair day ever (pic above). Yes my shirt has dollars pinned to it. It was my birthday and that's how we roll in my hometown. You pin a dollar to your shirt. Then others know it's your b-day and they pin money to it too. If you look close, I got a twenty goin' on. He thought he was gettin' laid. Ha! So didn't happen. What does my shirt say? Hugs for Thugs. I still have it, and I pull it out and admire it from time to time, but I think I'm too old to rock Hugs for Thugs anymore. *sigh

Can't think of anything else to tell ya'll without spewing my deep dark secrets on to the page. What? You want to know my deep dark secrets? Ha! Dream on. Those babies are staying in the vault. Read my books if you want a peek inside my head. 

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