February 6, 2015

6 Things You Didn't Know About M

Who is M, really? I thought I'd share five facts about me as a fun Friday post. That way, you get to know me a little better, beyond the usual mom-related posts.

1. I have a soft spot for wine. A big one. We live in Virginia wine country so there are plenty to choose from around here. A and I even visited wineries on our honeymoon. Some of my favorites are Peaks of Otter, Horton, Hill Top Berry Farm, and Foggy Ridge Cider. The last one isn't really wine. It's hard cider. It is beyond fantastic, though! I'm not a big drinker though, so don't indulge in any very often or have much at a time.

2. Books, books, and more books. Our basement has an entire wall filled with boxes of books even after I cleared out about six boxes last summer. Our last house had one or more bookshelves in every room. Few fit in this house, hence the boxes. I love many genres and authors from Jodi Picoult to Sophie Kinsella, Hunger Games to Harry Potter, The Time Traveller’s Wife to A Woman of Independent Means. The list is extremely long. Not one of the Twilight and Fifty Shades of Grey series make an appearance. Those can stay far away from my bookshelf pile of boxes!

3. Geek girl. Buffy, Xena, Doctor Who, Doctor Quinn, X-Men, Iron Man, Avengers--yes, please! I can quote from pretty much every episode of Buffy. Seriously. I had the musical episode on VHS and watched it so much the tape started wearing out. It's ok, I've now got the complete series on DVD. Oh, and David Tennant was the best Doctor. I don't care what anyone says.

4. Writing and editing the dream. Even as a kid, I wanted to be a writer and editor. I wrote stories and poems while idolizing Louisa May Alcott and Laura Ingalls Wilder. In college I went through seven majors in one year because I thought it would be impossible to make a living off my passion. Sense took over and I transferred schools to major in journalism. I graduated magna cum laude and made the dream reality.

5.Musically musical. I love music. In fact, I even play the clarinet, sousaphone, and tuba. I also sing, which is what I enjoy most. Music via Pandora is usually on in our house with channels from classical and kids' to country and pop. I'll even admit to having a Glee channel. The show may not be great, but dang, they can sing!

6. Chapstick galore. Yes, I collect Chapstick. It is awesome. No other lip product even begins to compare for my lips! Anything else doesn't keep them nice and moisturised, without an allergic reaction. (Some brands make me itch!) Many varieties of the tubes of goodness litter my purse and drawers. My collection wasn't too bad until the new, fun flavors started coming out. Pumpkin pie, gum drop, raspberry creme, cake batter--I must try them all!

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  1. Fun! I love books and cant seem to ever get rid of mine lol. Reading has always been a huge part of my life.

  2. We have few things in common starting with the wine!!! Thanks for sharing so we have the chance to get to know you better.

  3. I have a problem with number 6. I have some just about everywhere in my house! LOL

  4. You seem to be living the life - enjoying and creating what you love.

  5. That is quite a list! It is funny how we all have different and funny little corks!

  6. I like everyone but Doctor Who... not sure why but I just never got it despite trying many times

  7. That is totally awesome! I love writing and editing as well and had similar experiences!


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