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Just who is this crazy redhead, anyway?

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

I've added a bunch of new Sparkfriends lately, and some of you may or may not know me; Most people find me through my posts in the forum.

You can read my Sparkpage, and get a pretty good overview, but who am I, really?

Obviously, I'm a mom and a wife. I have 2 kids, 3 cats, and a dog. I like to grow basil. I have a cherry tomato plant in my yard that looks like it's drunk but makes the best tomatoes I've ever had. I have a disabled husband, and suffere from a severe case of Uber Lazy myself.

I am a writer, though lapsed. I love words, and have an above-average vocabulary and excel at communication through written means. I'm no slouch at public speaking, either. I'm a community moderator (not here on Sparkpeople, though I wouldn't turn down the job if offered.)

I'm a dilettante who knows a little about a lot of things, but a lot about very few things. Those things I know a lot about though, I tend to get a little obsessed with from time to time.

I am mercurial; I tend to be very positive as a general rule, but I have a mean bite, and can turn cranky at the drop of the hat. I'm always willing to admit when I'm wrong, though, and have apologized for many a foot-to-mouth insertion. I have made friends of enemies.

I love tea. A LOT. I am a regular at a local British tea room, and am trying to get as many friends as possible to join me. My favorite teas are white and herbal, particularly chamomile.

Exercise-wise, I prefer group classes for motivation and camaraderie, and gravitate to boot-camp style classes. I can't stand Zumba, though I'm a big fan of kickboxing. I hit harder than my husband, and no longer have trouble opening pickle jars. I will, however, fake it now and again to keep my husband feeling like he's needed. ;) I have rediscovered my age-old love of biking. In college, I would ride 20+ miles per day, since I had no car. I am an avid but terribile runner, and will probably never run more than a 5k now and again.

I'm a bit of a spendthrift, and love to drop silly money on microtransactions in worthless games on my computer. I love toys... I have an android tablet, an iPod touch (my second, I lost the first), and a prepaid dumbphone that I would very much like to replace with an iPhone. I'm a gadget-a-holic.

My favorite foods are lemon pepper chicken alfredo, everything bagels, and steak. I'm majorly addicted to cheese, although I'm mildly lactose intolerant. At any given time, there will be 5+ types of cheese in my fridge. Right now I have Philadelphia 1/3 less fat cream cheese, sweet basil formaggio, mozzarella, Sargento colby jack ultra thin slices, sharp cheddar, and Laughing Cow swiss wedges, and I will eat every last bite of every one of them. I drink 2% lactose free milk.

And last, but certainly not least, I love dragons. I've used the handle "Dragonchilde" since 1997, when I discovered the world of online communities in college. I plan to get a dragon tattooed on my shoulder. I used to be afraid of pain, but having two kids with no pain medications pretty much removed all fear of that.

And that's me. So who are you? Enquiring minds want to know.
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    You are awesome! What a great blog. Thanks for admitting your less than perfect love of cheese and video games -- haha. You are likely the norm, but the rest of us don't admit it!

    Big tea lover here myself! I'm the office tea nut :) I've brought many of my office mates over to the "dark side" too emoticon
    2130 days ago
    Thanks for sharing! I trust people slightly less if I find out they don't like cheese. Glad to know we're both on Team Cheese!
    2131 days ago
    If you can find it, get some Bel Gioiosi Asiago cheese. That's my favorite.

    Dilettante? We country folks just call ourselves Jack of all trades, Master of none. ;-)

    2131 days ago
    You're so adorable.

    2132 days ago
    I made a blog about it, thanks for starting the ball rolling!
    2132 days ago
    Thanks for your most interesting introduction. I am a wife, mother, grandmother, retired business owner, sister to two, golfer. I love to read, shop, travel and love the games on computer (club pogo.com) love Canasta with friends as well as Dominoes and Rook. I love flower gardening (inside and outside), I love getting to know new people and absolutely love meeting these friends such as you on Spark People. Enjoyed getting to know you! emoticon
    2132 days ago
    I really enjoyed getting to know you! It's nice to meet the person behind all the wonderful comments that you make and helpful tips that you give.
    2132 days ago
    Jeez... how many times a day do I ask myself that question? Between my wife, and the 8 year old sensation I call "Red Tornado", I have enough dangerous redheads in my life :)
    2132 days ago
  • -CORAL-
    Oooh I'm a cheese-head too... right now I have Presidente Brie (my favorite), medium Tillamook cheddar, extra sharp tillamook cheddar, colby-jack cheese sticks and garden vegetable cream cheese.

    I'm also a gamer, but I don't play MMORPG's. I generally play stupid puzzle games (I have 8 to 10 versions of "bejeweled" on my Android phone), and I like horror video games like Silent Hill.

    It's fun getting to know you better. I did wonder about your screen name!
    2132 days ago
    Most interesting blog! Thanks for the new word for the day, dilletante - I did know it but not exactly what it meant. Sometimes I wonder who I am. I always define myself as a wife, mother, grandma, sister, etc. but that's not who I am! I am a retired middle aged gal who loves to golf, read, travel, sing, drive, sew, swim, dance, play, garden, shop, wine and dine, live , love and laugh and not necesarily in that order! I love to live and let live! Loved your blog!!
    2132 days ago
    fellow cheese lover, here!

    have you ever had 3 year aged cheddar? It is to die for!!! I also like smoked gouda. I can go vegetarian for a day or two...but vegan is NEVER going to happen!
    2132 days ago
  • ALICIA214

    You sound like a fun person to know.

    2132 days ago
    Love it! I consider myself to have a pretty big vocabulary (probably bigger than most anyone I know) but you got me with dilettante ... which I've now googled and look forward to using in the very near future ;).
    2132 days ago
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