in a perfect world i would be trying to meet all of my online friends, but i am a bit anti-social in person so i know that will never happen. the 3 that i would love to meet in real life are 3 people that know me so well i would consider them my siblings. unfortunately they do not blog or have much online presence, but i met them on the internet (in second life) so they are still online friends :p all three of these woman have stood by me though all kinds of insane crap and keep me grounded, so i would love to meet them at some point in our lives. i know i will be meeting one when it gets better weather, but i would love to meet the other two as well. someday maybe we will have that chance.
my fave food is one that i haven’t had in a while. SUSHI! i love the stuff and could eat it constantly. sadly there is no really good sushi restaurant around here so i have to go without for long stretches of time. not to mention i was pregnant for 9 months so i couldn’t have it then either ben promised to get me sushi after vincent was born but we were unable to find a sushi place with carry out anywhere near the place we were at. so its been over a year now since i last had it (i’m not counting the cucumber and avocado kind because that has no fish in it..)
well this can go several ways…
currently i am in my kitchen which is littered with baby things, my kitchen is in our trailer which is kinda messy and cluttered and in dire need of organization, our trailer is on a little piece of land which is currently covered in snow but its melting. the land has a bunch of junk cars and trucks on it because my husband is a lazy junk collector. our land is in a tiny rural town in south western virginia. its boring here and we live next to cows. the tiny rural town in south western virginia is in the blue ridge mountains and its an hour away from anything interesting.
my embarrassing moments are all a bit not safe for work LOL. its not easy to really embarrass me honestly. i’ve done so many goofy things in my life and not been phased by them one bit. i guess my most embarrassing moment would be while i was having my son.
i was so out of it from the nubain they gave me (never had a narcotic before, and my labor went super fast so i was still riding the high while trying to push), i was on the bed with my legs up, docs and nurses and everyone crowding around while i shove out a baby, and at one point i held my breath, went for a big push, and farted. instead of just continuing to push i stopped and apologized to my doctor! he told me not to worry about it we had more important things to do! it was so funny and ben was laughing and i was having a hard time not laughing myself even though i had a baby coming out of me.
i guess my hobby would be second life. if you are not familiar with virtual worlds, this one is the biggie. its had plenty of bad press but i’ve been in there for about 7 years now and its one of my favourite things to waste time on.
so what’s the hobby part? i make content for the world! in second life anyone can create stuff if they have the skills to do so, and i have had a store in the world since 2007. i design clothing for avatars, as well as make up and roleplaying accessories. its an interesting hobby that has made me a little extra pocket money for items in the world as well as to cash out into real money. most notably was when my mother passed away i was able to cash out a large sum to help pay for her funeral costs.
if you ever venture in to second life feel free to look me up. i’m nimil blackflag in there
its been so long since i’ve actually been home alone that i don’t really know what i would do! before vincent was born i would mostly just be lazy. i am here by myself (and with him) a lot since i cannot drive and ben drives a truck all week. most of my time was take up with books, housework, and videogames. so basically the same thing i do now with vincent but minus baby things :p not terribly exciting i know.
i have a few big fears, some of them rational but one of them is very irrational. instead of talking about the rational ones (dying alone, losing my memory, stuff like that) lets talk about the big irrational fear.
artificial intelligence taking over the planet.
yes that’s right. for all the love of tech i have, i am afraid that one day we will go too far, and create something that will destroy us all a-la-matrix. i know it probably sounds like i have watched one too many movies but i’ve actually had this fear since i was a little girl! before i ever saw any movies about this sort of thing, and before the matrix in particular had ever even existed.
i am deathly afraid of robots, i have a hard time watching movies with them in it. star wars is even painful for me to watch in some parts. i have problems with animatronics. yeah.. those robot things at disney world? they kinda scare the hell out of me. even videogames with AI that works just a tad TOO well bothers me. i can’t seem to shake this fear.
some day i am sure i will be living in a world where robot nannies and butlers exist, and when that happens i will probably go hide in my house and not come out again.
ok not everything on that shelf is horror, some of the middle thin shelf is comedy but the majority of this wall is horror movies and horror tv shows. ben and i are both huge fans of horror and we tend to pick up a new movie every couple of weeks. we have stuff people have never heard of! the prize of that collection is the chainsaw massacre 2 record album up there on the top, sadly it arrived from ebay broken but we didn’t want to send it back.
i also collect action figures but they are not available for photos because they are mostly packed away right now to keep them out of baby hands. i’ll display them again someday when vincent understands their value.
another collection not shown here is ben’s. he collects chainsaws. they used to line shelves in our living room but since we had vincent we have put his collection in the large storage trailer outside.
my feed reader list is massive, and i have a lot of faves, but here are the top 5 that i attempt to read daily.
- the bloggess – i love this woman. her sense of humor is a lot like mine, she is crude and rude and awesome. i am currently reading her book and i just feel this strange sort of kinship to her. when i read about some of the stuff she has gone though and especially reading about her life in a little rural town, i can nod and say yes i know exactly how that is… my husband even loves her blog and has me read her latest posts to him over the phone while he drives his truck which i guess might be dangerous because she cracks him up (he has also listened to her audio book about 6 times..)
- dooce – probably the first “mommy blog” i ever started reading. nice daily life content and well written.
- jenn – i read all of her blogs from daily life, to kids to reviewing stuff. she’s a fave of mine!
- a bowl full of lemons – my fave organization blog. i’ve been trying to do more to organize my house and this blog has really helped me formulate ideas to make our rooms better!
- psdisasters – my daily dose of lol. i love seeing the goofs that some major advertisers have made in print ads, and some of the awful photoshopping magazines and websites have done to models!
i am happiest where ever my two favourite guys are. my husband and my son. ben has always been a shining star in my sky, when we were teenagers and now once more. and vincent is a perfect addition to that happiness. i feel like i am in a perfect place to be in their presence. even when vincent gets upset or ben had a bad day they make me smile and so thankful to be able to share my life with them.