Things You Might Not Know About Me

I was taking dumbass-looking selfies before it was cool...circa 1999
I was taking painfully-dumbass-looking selfies before it was cool…circa 1999
  • I am an absolute terrible swimmer. When I try to swim, I sink, and when I try to dive, I float.
  • In the third grade I went through a weird stage where I felt like I should have two middle names, so I kept adding “Marie” after the “Lynn” whenever I signed my school work.
  • When I was a kid I was a huge wuss. The “Are You Afraid of the Dark” TV show scared the beejeezus out of me.
  • I grew up on the Babysitters Club books by Ann M. Martin, and by the time I stopped reading them my parents had purchased well over a hundred and fifty of those books.
  • All the books I used to read growing up are still in my parent’s attic. There must be well over three hundred of them up there.
  • I am perfectly happy to lay in bed with my daughter all day and watch Teen Titans, not just because I love spending time with my daughter, but because I have an incredibly embarrassing love of Teen Titans.
  • When I was a kid I truly believed that I had what it took to be a great actress.
  • I was obsessed with anime for several years of my life, and if I’m perfectly honest there are still a few anime shows that I would happily sit down and binge-watch.
  • The very first Star Trek thing of any kind that I ever saw was the 2009 remake with Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto (but I’ve since watched the entire original series, about half of The Next Generation, and most of the original movies).
  • The very first Doctor Who show that I saw was the first of the newer episodes, staring Christopher Eccelston (but I’m now currently in the progress of going back and watching all the old episodes because OF COURSE I AM).
  • Since my daughter developed a love for them, I began to develop an extreme hatred of stickers.
  • I once lost two baby teeth within a month of each other because of those ridiculously sticky caramel chocolates that pop up around Christmas time.
  • The Pottermore website totally sorted me into Gryffindor.
  • People who refuse to retire simply because they don’t know what else to do with their lives frustrate me to no end because their inability to find a couple of hobbies keeps young people with thousands of dollars worth of student loans from getting a job.
  • I project anger on myself on a daily basis for being unable to keep my sweet tooth under control.
  • I own, like, seven pairs of shoes, and three of those are steel-toed work boots.
  • Regardless of the impression it projects, I would rather wear a pair of jeans and a superhero t-shirt than bother to get dressed up in blouses and skirts and whatnot.
  • I have no patience for make-up. I wear lipstick because my lips are pale and if I don’t I tend to look sick, and if it’s a special occasion I might add a bit of mascara.
  • I’m not a fan of “fat shaming” OR “skinny shaming” because there are lots of reasons for people to be too fat or too skinny, but I honestly see no problem in shaming people who are obviously extremely unhealthy and refuse to even admit it.
  • I would love to have a pet snake…just a little one.
  • Even a simple post like this takes me a good hour to write because I only get half a sentence written at a time in between my daughter torturing me with the aforementioned stickers.

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