Hello my friends! It’s Friday and time for the coolest way to meet new friends in the blogosphere. That’s right! It’s time to link-up for Lets Bee Friends!
Are you ready to meet another bloggy friend?
Today, I have Brandee visiting me from the blog, One Crazy Kid. I’m excited to share my blog space with her because she’s a local gal here where I live. I love finding bloggy friends who live just a hop, skip and a jump from me.
Brandee’s going to share 10 things about herself today.
Here we go …
Well, hello! First off, I want to send out huge thanks to the lovely Bruna for asking me to Bee Friends this week. When she asked me, my reaction went something like this:
“What? Bruna wants to feature me? Me? Wow! This is so cool! Me? Is she serious?Me???” You get the idea. So thanks Bruna, Iʼm thrilled to be here. Before I get too excited and forget what I was going to talk about (not that Iʼve ever had that happen or anything), allow me to tell you some random, maybe even slightly interesting, facts about myself:
1. Iʼm a country girl at heart.
I was born and raised in a small-ish town. I lived on a farm for half my life, and my grandparents and great grandparents, lived on farms. My great-grama actually came across Canada with an oxen and wagon as a child and lived in a sod house in Saskatchewan (like Little House on the Prairie). Although I like the amenities of the city, I prefer to be surrounded by trees and nature.
2. I skipped a grade in elementary school.
This was both a good thing and a bad thing. It allowed me to be challenged a bit more in school, but resulted in me always being the youngest everywhere I went.
3. I joined the Army Reserves straight out of high school.
I had a dream to become a UN peace keeper, and so I signed up to be an artillery gunner. I left for my basic training 2 weeks after I graduated from high school. Being in the Army was a life changing experience for me, and although it was one of the toughest things I have ever done, it was also one of the most rewarding.
4. I love to travel.
I have been to England, France, Germany, Italy, Seoul, and the Philippines. My Dad is from the Philippines, so it was amazing for me to get to go there with him and see where he grew up and experience the beauty of the place he called home. Iʼve also travelled to different parts of the United States and Canada. I dream of going to Australia and New Zealand, and so many other parts of the world. If I could, I would travel and get paid for it. I would love to spend my time exploring different parts of the world, seeing new places and going on adventures. Last year, we took our son to Disneyland for the first time. We did a 2 week road trip to California with a not-quite 3 year old. Many people thought we were insane, but it was a great trip and we all had a wonderful time.
5. I listen to everything from classical to punk, and pretty much everything in
I will admit that Iʼm not a huge fan of metal, or hip hop, but other than that? Pretty much everything goes. I have thousands of songs on my iPod, and the list is always growing. I enjoy going to musical theatre, and am ridiculously excited about going to see “Cats” for the first time next month, as I have wanted to see it ever since I was in high school, and am finally getting to. I also enjoy going to a punk show and getting down and sweaty in the mosh pit. Yes, I am only 5ʼ4”( on a good day), so being in the mosh pit with 6ʼ+ guys often ends up with me getting elbowed in the eye or the side of the head, but Iʼm ok with that. There is something about the rush that you get from slamming around in a good mosh pit that I love. The stinky, sweaty clothes you have after the concert are not my favourite part, but I have learned to live with them. Music has always been a huge part of my life, for as long as I can remember. I have often said that I think that without music in my life I might just shrivel up and blow away. I started playing the piano when I was 4, and have played the flute and bassoon. I have been a part of various choirs and groups, and used to dream of going to Berkley or Juilliard School of Music. That was, until I found out how much it cost, and just how hard it was to get in to.
6. Iʼm a book nerd.
Books make me happy. I love to escape into a good book. I love losing myself in the words, the characters, the stories. I hate the feeling of saying good bye when a book ends. If I could, I would have a library room in my house. One of those big, old fashioned rooms with a ladder that travels around to the room, decorated in deep, dark colours, with a cozy place to sit and read and enjoy some tea. Someday, someday… I am struggling right now with the debate about whether or not to get a Kobo, to save paper, but Iʼm waffling, as I love the look and feel of books. I love the pages turning, the way they feel in my hand, the pretty colours on the cover. E-books just donʼt seem like they are the same, you know?
7. Speaking of tea -
I may have a slight problem when it comes to tea. I have recently discovered the joy that is Davidʼs Tea, and in about a 5 month period of time, I have probably built up a collection that may, just possibly, is about 50 different kinds of tea. Oh, who am I kidding. Hi, my name is Brandee and I am addicted to tea.
8. I do pole fitness.
Actually, I donʼt just do it, I live it. Pole has changed my life in so many ways. I talk about it on my blog a fair bit. It has given me strength and self confidence that I never thought possible. It has changed my body. It has brought the fun back to working out for me, and I look forward to doing it. I love the bruises that come with trying to nail a new move, and the pride that comes when you finally get it. My bruises are a badge of honour for me, and I wear them with the pride and the knowledge that I have fought through my fears and beaten the voices in my head that said that I couldnʼt do it, or that I was not good enough. I could go on and on about this, but I will say, if you have never tried pole – Go for it! You have nothing to lose, and you might just surprise yourself. Trust me, I never thought that I would be able to do a quarter of the things that I do now.
9. I sometimes wish that I was more into fashion, shoes and makeup, but Iʼm not.
Iʼm way more of a jeans and t-shirt girl, and always have been. Sure, I occasionally like a funky pair of boots, but the thought of spending $500 on them gives me conniptions. This is much to the chagrin of my mom, and most of my friends, but Iʼve learned to live with it. I do like buying clothes for my son though, and I think sometimes that he has a better wardrobe than I do.
10. I did my university degree in Archaeology and Forensic Anthropology.
Think the TV show “Bones”. I loved it, and would love to have made a career, but I just was not willing to pay another $20,000 to go to Grad school. Just another day in the life of the Crazy Kid! What, donʼt you ride dinosaurs every day?
So there you have it. I hope that youʼll come and visit me at One Crazy Kid or come find me on Twitter. Iʼm @archaeolemur there.
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