Hi. So, I thought I would share a little more about me, Kate. For starters, I am the 5th born out of 8 kids. 6 boys, 2 girls. And no, we were not Catholic. And yes, I’ve heard of the Duggars. And yes, each of us have been left at church at one point. And no, I didn’t wear my brothers’ hand-me-downs. And YES, my mom is the real Wonder Woman. #SorryGalGadot #ItsTrue. Yes, big families are fun. 🙂 Crazy, but fun. Wouldn’t trade any of my family members for anyone. (Well…except for……..I’m jk. Not even that sibling. ;P)
I grew up in the surrounding, good ‘ole Toledo, Ohio area. Ohio’s own Glass City. With the Toledo Mudhens. Tony Packos. The Art Museum. The Toledo Zoo (Rated best in nation in 2014). 10,000+ Metroparks. The Toledo Walleye. Heck, even hometown to a couple celebs: Katie Holmes and Jamie Farr. I also grew up in the country. Well, kinda. My family had horses, dogs, cats, chickens, parakeets, fish, hamsters…and probably some other unidentified creature I’m forgetting. But weirdly, my parents did not have a farm. Personal theory: I think they were bored with life and thought they would create their own zoo. “Let’s have several kids and animals, then see which kids make it to adulthood!” Something like that…. (“Hey Mom! Look! I made it!”). As a toddler, I was what you would call…the…um (this is embarrassing to admit)..… Grocery Store Screamer...? #SoSorryMom. I was also that kid that challenged her parents and asked “Why?” all the time. I was also the nostalgic type and buried a time-capsule in my parent’s back-yard. I loved doing radio plays with my younger siblings. I re-arranged my room 3 times a year. (Just ask my mom. Wait. She doesn’t know you. Don’t ask my mom. That’s weird.). I even wrote letters to my future self. (Me, age 8: “You are 30, you are getting olde now, but don’t forget, you are Awsome! Remember to kiss your kids good nite.”) #Aww #LittlePastSelfMe
Okay so.…girl named Kate…. big family….grew up in the Toledo area…adventurous child…got it. So, what else about me? Hmm…. well, other then the fact that I can’t divulge too much (because I need to remain mysterious so you’ll keep reading. #clearly), how about….what made me decide to start blogging? And, what do I like to blog about? First of all, I am typically a very private person so this is foreign to me. (Hmm…*this registers a thought*….maybe I should have a pseudonym….hmm…*Insert Thinking Emoji*). However, that aside, I love to write. So, what better way to fuel that love then to.…. start a blog! #ImProfoundIKnow (That, sure, okay, maybe only my grandma will read. Or your mom. Or the FedEx lady. But hey, like they say: if I brighten one person’s day, I’ve done my job.)
As you may have gathered, I love writing comedy. I am also addicted to parentheses (can you tell?). I like to read. From Consumer Reports to the ingredients label on a jar of pickles. (Did you know? Vlasic has Polysorbate 80? Well, now you do. See? Now you’re smarter. Except.….that’s what you would call useless information. So nevermind.) I also enjoy writing about life/random. More specifically, those experiences that we, millennials, go through in trying to figure out his or her life. From relationships to car payments to social media to starting our 401k (Traditional 401k or Roth? Do you know the difference? Most Millennials don’t.). I enjoy reading and writing about health/fitness. Green Tea over coffee. I eat blueberries like crack. (Hey, they’re high in antioxidants!) Did you know? You are a half-inch taller in the morning then at night. (Yes, I’m that person that always has a random fact in her head. Yes, I know that makes me weird. But like they say…normal is for boring people. #RatherBeWeirdThenBoring #MyFreakFlagIsFlying #WhatDoesThatEvenMean #OkayIllRollWithIt). Very simply, and playing to my strengths here, my philosophy is this: A. Make my readers laugh, and B. I hope they can learn something in the process.
Well, I gtg. I’m really hungry. And I can’t write when I’m hungry. Because it turns to hangry. Plus, it’s Black Friday and I need to jump online to check out the (pre)cyber Monday deals. In my adult footie pajamas. #HeyDontJudge. Hmm…while eating Pizza Rolls. And listening to Norah Jones. (Nope, not ready for Christmas music yet).
Well, till next time [Grandma]!