Tuesday, August 5, 2014

An Awkward Introduction to Me


Welcome, Life of Bon readers! Supposedly, according to all the "blog tips" out there, I'm supposed to have some kind of introduction to myself whenever a new crop of readers comes through. Considering that I'm awkward enough for introductions in real life, I figured I'd spread the love and do an awkward introduction here on the blog.

So here you go---

5 Awkward Facts about Me (Torrie):

1. I had parasites for over a year while I lived in El Salvador, so I often make reference to my parasite babies while eating around strangers. (Note: my doctor assures me they've all been flushed out, in case you're overly concerned for my gastrointestinal health.)

2. We currently have a massacre site right outside our door that's been there for almost two months (ever since I took out the Raid Max and let the box elder bugs have it). Seriously, there are piles of red and black curled-up insect bodies all over the place, and I'm too wigged out by them to vacuum them up or sweep them off our porch.

3. I hate talking on the phone so much that I will often avoid making necessary phone calls (like to my doctor or dentist), and I'll sometimes even avoid taking calls if I'm not in the mood to have awkward ten-minute conversations with people I don't know well.

4. I own the movies Bride Wars, John Tucker Must Die, She's the Man, and A Cinderella Story. And I LIKE them.

5. Little children kind of freak me out. While my husband is great with children and will go out of his way to make kids like him, I usually just ignore them after giving the obligatory, "Oh, he/she is so cute and has gotten so big!" to the parent. (This rule does not extend to babysitting, of course---I mean, I'm not HEARTLESS.)

(You know what's awkward is how dirty our car's side mirror is)

If you're up for more reading (which you'll get a lot of with this blog---I tend to be long-winded), go ahead and check out some of these other posts:

Job-Oriented:


Marriage-Oriented:


Simplicity-Oriented:


Running-Related:


Reading-Related:


I've got lots of other interests, but I figure that will tide even the eagerest new reader over until the next week or so.

By the way, I'd love to get to know you---if you're new (or even if you're not-so-new), leave a comment telling me a little about yourself and a link to your blog (if you have one). I'm always looking for new blogs to read!

Welcome again!
 

 

 

5 comments:

  1. Hey there! I'm stopping by from Life of Bon to say hello! Your blog caught my eye when I read "7th grade LA teacher." I am an 8th grade LA teacher. I can't wait to read all of the posts you linked up. Such a good idea - makes it easy for new readers to catch up :)

    Chelsea
    www.mypinkscribbles.blogspot.com

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  2. Nice to meet you! I came over from Bonnie's blog as well, it's always fun to make new friends. I love that you say "parasite babies", my dog had mange and I call her my mange baby, it's been gone for almost 3 years, but people still get a bit freaked out when I say "Ah come and give me a kiss mange baby!" ha ha. Also, I'm totally freaked out by little kids too. I never know what to do with them and if I'm talking too loud or saying something inappropriate, which is probably often. Anyway, nice to meet you!

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  3. I came over from Bonnie's blog, too...this morning. I'm half-embarrassed to admit I've been reading your blog ALL DAY. You are brilliant and every post I read I'm like, "Yes! Yes!"

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  4. I am totally #3 and #5 too. Little children make me so uncomfortable!!

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  5. Hey! I'm from Bon's blog. I love her and am exited to get to know you!

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