May 1, 2013

250 words about me

I was born in a small town outside of Tulsa, called Bartlesville Oklahoma. My earliest memory is catching baby turtles in the lake. (I now realize, they were snapping turtles… Oh, turtle man where were you then?) I grew up spoiled to death as the first girl in a family of all boys. My grandmother had 3 boys, they had 4 boys, and then this angel made her entrance. It would have been perfect too, if my sister would have left me to have all the spotlight. Enter baby brother. We moved to California when I turned 7, and despite my weird pronunciation of creek (“crick”), and an insane bowl cut, I made friends. I excelled in school and sports and took advanced classes in fifth grade. That was the year I received my first “C” and joined (and quit) band. From then on my goals in life changed: it became more about joy and art, and less about getting good grades. I ‘dated’ so many boys in junior high that by high school I was burnt out on testosterone. Instead, I took up photography, and fell in love. I joined the school paper and became the photo editor just so I could use the camera whenever I wanted. Being a slacker worked out for me, as I met my husband at Community College. We became friends, best friends, and decided to do this marriage thing. We now live in Washington, where I continue to pursue photography, art and joy.


Day 1/31 of blogging every day in May.

24 comments:

  1. So I saw the title of your link that said you survived despite a bowl cut, and it gave me a serious case of the giggles. I love it. I also love your story!

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    1. Well shucks, Michelle, thank you. I appreciate you stopping by and reading. You know, my husband and I both realized that we had bowl cuts at the same time.

      Mind you, we didn't know each other then, but we were perfectly matched at age seven.

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  2. "Crick" how cute. Looks like it all worked out for you.

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    1. Yeah, the Oklahoma accent was quite the stumbling block. Once I got past that and mastered my 9's time tables, I was solid.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. You, you.. you.. are funny.

    The being a slacker.. and surviving a bowl cut. I'm just a huge fan already.

    -Stalker

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    1. Well, shucks, thank you very much. My mom used to call me sassy, and rude but I'm glad that there is an online world where people understand me! Its humor!

      Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  4. Hey, I found your blog through the Blog Every Day in May linkup post!!

    Like the others, I like your creative title! It's funny! :) Oh bowl cuts... never had one but I did take scissors to my own hair when I was little and the result wasn't pretty... a bowl cut might have been better! ;)

    http://www.chimerikal.com

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    1. Oh my. I have been there too. In fact I continued to cut my hair all the way into high school. Gosh it was awful. I should do a blog post about my awful hair over the years.

      Thanks for stopping by and saying hello. It means the world.

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  5. Hi There, I found you from Jenni's link up! http://theroadlesstraveledtoday.blogspot.com/

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  6. I'm glad you're participating as well. I think it's gonna be fun reading everyones and I was unsure of the link thing so I didnt add it. Not sure if I should go back and put it

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    1. You should totally link up! All it does is get you more traffic to your blog, and allow you to meet other cool bloggers. win - win.

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  7. Yes! You're doing it! I was hoping you would. This was awesome and you even shorted yourself 50 words. overachiever. =)

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    1. Yeah, yeah. I couldn't resist but hop on the bandwagon, I mean everyone was doing it...

      Eh, plus I just wanted to try something a little new.
      Thanks for the heads up.

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  8. I absolutely love your writing style! So glad to have found you through the "every day in May" challenge! I can't wait to read more - new follower. Hope you'll stop by the blog sometime.

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    1. I absolutely will Jeni, and thanks. I have been working on my writing ever since I began slacking my way through the school paper. I suppose that my journalism teacher would be one proud man at this moment. He'd also probably question my overuse of commas...

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  9. You are adorable. I know I'm going to like it here. :)

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    1. Well shucks, thank you. I appreciate you confirming my adorability.

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  10. i just loved your comment over at my blog & will definitely be stalking you to see how to forget to eat [high school reunion coming up this summer]

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    1. Thanks Phyllis --

      Its really a terrible thing. I basically become a situation binge eater - every day. I'm sure its really awful for me. My husband jokes I'll die before 25. Not funny.

      The good news about reunions is, if you're worried, the truth is everyone else has probably gained three times as much. Not to mention, I saw your photo - and you look great.
      You'll definitely be floating in the top 10%
      Hope you're ready to enjoy a relaxing weekend.

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  11. These are so fun to read! I am so glad my mom never gave me a bowl cut! I was plenty awkward enough without it! Try being 5'7" in 5th grade. Yeah not so fun. I love reading everyone's different take on their life in a paragraph.

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    1. ME TOO!
      I was all arms and legs growing up. Super awkward! I even got made fun of because my feet, I repeat, MY FEET were too skinny. Gosh, kids are cruel.

      I loved the life in a paragraph promt the best too. It was cute and quirky, and liked seeing what people thought was important, and what they left out.

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  12. I did not know that you are from OK, I went to school at Oral Roberts for a year

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    1. Really? How'd you like it?
      I both love and despise OK. That humidity oh. man.
      I am so glad to be up in Washington for this hot spell of a summer.

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