I always wish I was more witty. You should know that about me. I love a good laugh and quick wit. It tells me that someone is smart, has a good sense of humor, and doesn’t take themselves too seriously.
I like beards. It’s a thing. Not everyone understands, and that’s okay. I have a beard tattoo.
If I’m not at work, I’m likely playing roller derby as Switchblade Siouxsie. If you’re not familiar with the resurgence of women’s flat track roller derby (check out www.wftda.com), it is a contact team sport on quad roller skates. Get familiar with it. It’s one of the fastest growing women’s sports. I did not grow up playing sports, and being involved in the Atlanta Rollergirls organization has saved my life and made me a better person. Also, I can kick your ass.
I started working at Sixthman about four years ago. I got the job because I was looking for something different, and my roller derby wife (aka awesome derby friend) May Q Beg had been surveying possible openings for me. I started as the office manager and failed miserably. Then I started working in guest services at which our little team did well and had fun together. However, that wasn’t my niche. I moved onto being a Warrior, and have recently become Warrior Chief. I lead the warriors and I’m responsible for the craziest party at sea, Kid Rock’s Chillin’ the Most Cruise.
I am passionate about life. I want to try everything once. I recently took on 30 challenges to finish before I turn 30. Turns out my friends and family want me to try everything from volunteering to Larping.
I love animals, specifically, I love dogs. I make a weird squealing noise every time I see a dog. My two pups, Penelope and Pistol, are the apples of my eye.
I was once an avid watcher of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and I loved it. Donatello was my favorite because he had a purple mask. Purple was my favorite color. I’m not sure what my favorite color is now. I tend to turn red, and I have many bruises that are black and blue. So take that for what it is.
I am a vegetarian.
I don’t like mean people. It’s a lot harder to be mean or even full of yourself than it is to smile at a fellow human. I don’t care how cool you are, if you think you’re better than anyone else – you’re probably not. If you have a good heart, it will show, and I will like you.
I like just about any type of music. Right now I’m listening to Spotify and I’ve made a The Constellations radio station. A few of us in the office went to see The Constellations this week. I have also been known to sing along to classic rock, hip hop, country, monster ballads, punk, rockabilly, indie, blue grass, etc. etc.
I love almonds. Anything almond. Almond milk, almond scented lotion, almond oil, raw almonds. I secretly snack on them in bed.
I have a degree in English Literature with a focus on creative writing and a minor in Psychology.
I once owned my own webzine. I was also once the music editor for a tattoo magazine, and I even interned at a business women’s magazine.
I like to write. Which is why this blog has turned out to be so long. If you see me on the boat, be sure to introduce yourself and say hello!