3. I love storms. Well, thunderstorms to be exact. There is nothing that gives me more life, more contentment, more enjoyment than a kickass, LOUD thunderstorm. Living in Florida is perfect for this, and we are starting to move into our more rainy season now and I am super excited. It is storming right now as I type this. YAY! (Lyn’s note: I second this. Thunderstorms are awesome).
4. I used to sing karaoke competitively. Back when I lived in Michigan, there were contests where you could win trips, money, etc. I never one a vacation, but I did earn quite a bit of spending money. I tried to do it a couple of times in Florida when I lived here back in 2005, but the competitions just weren’t the same. I had a lot of fun during those days, let me tell you.
5. I met my husband in a Bennigans in Orlando, Florida. I was down here for spring break, and we went into one on our first night here to grab a late dinner after our plane landed. I moved down here after only knowing him for two weeks. Everyone thought I was crazy, but I knew what I wanted and I went for it. I am lucky I had money saved and was able to do it, and his brother hooked me up with a job, and the rest is history. We have been together since, and he and I have moved back to Michigan where I grew up, to South Carolina, and finally back to Florida, which is my home, and now I will never, EVER leave again. So yes, I am a huge risk taker. Always have been. To me, it’s the only way to live life to the fullest.
1. I went to beauty school! Well, actually, I went to school to learn to be an esthetician. This means I can give you a killer facial, I can do extractions and chemical peels and microdermabrasions. I can also give amazing scalp, arm, and hand massages. And on top of all that, I can apply makeup like no one’s business. (Which is weird, because I usually hate wearing makeup.) I wanted to continue my education and learn special effects makeup (think Mystique in X-Men) but a classroom setting is simply not for me. At all.
2. I got married young and in an unconventional way. I mean, it wasn’t that long ago, but still. I got married in 2012, and I was just 22 years old. It was strange because, for my entire life, I never ever thought in a million years that I would get MARRIED. Gross. But then I did! And it’s awesome! Also, my family was planning this huge white wedding for me, but it was soooo not what I wanted. Plus, they kept expecting us to pay for all this expensive shit, but Mike and I were unemployed at the time. So I decided, fuck this, I’m doing it MY way. We got married in our backyard with only our closest loved ones around and it was magical and perfect and exactly what I wanted. We even went to the zoo that day!
3. I don’t drive. Under any circumstances. I am 24 years old and have never had a driver’s license. Sometimes it gets annoying that I can’t randomly leave whenever I want to, but for the most part I am perfectly fine with this situation. I hate being in the car as it is, and I am even more uncomfortable behind the wheel.
4. I am obsessed with body piercings! I have 8 piercings, including my ears, tongue, and nose, among other places. I only have one tattoo, because they’re just too permanent and I am a commitment-phobe. So when I need a new body modification, I go for the piercing needle. For some reason, I don’t find the pain to be off putting (or fun, I’m not weird.) But I think it’s really exciting that I can change how I look in a matter in seconds and have this new piece to commemorate how I was feeling in that moment – without it being forever etched into my skin. (Though I do have plans for lots of ink – I just don’t know if I’ll ever follow through.)
5. I have a brother and a sister, but I am an only child. How does that work? Well I am the only child between my mother and my father. My dad has a son who is twelve years younger than me, and my mom has a daughter who is ten years younger than me.
1. I was a certified vet assistant (it has since expired) and I worked at an animal hospital for two years. I always wanted to work at a zoo since I was little. It was very rough on me when I discovered that loving animals and working with animals are two different things. I still love animals, and I could never go back into it. Working for a vet has led me to be 100% against declawing cats. I was only bitten once, and it was by a large basset hound (I was sick and weak and I lost my grip on the dog). I had to overcome my fear of unknown dogs while working for the clinic, which was tough.
2. I am obsessed with makeup. Nail polish and eye shadows are my weakness. I have the most unfeminine eyes ever, and they are very heavy lidded, so I try to add splashes of color to cover the fact that my eyelids swallow my lashes. I have TONS of colors and pallets. My favorite brand is Sugarpill eye makeup with Urban Decay as a close second place. Their Facebook page features some amazing photos of creative and beautiful fan-made results. I wish that I could get an eye lift, and I want to be rid of my glasses so that I can wear fake lashes one day down the road. I also hate my nose with a burning passion. I hope my roomies at BEA know that I shower every day and take a long time to fix myself up.
3. I love going to amusement parks just for the roller coasters – I am a coaster junkie. I’ve done the sky coaster three times now (but I can’t pull the string – I always make my sister pull it). I am very sad that I never saw the Nightwing roller coaster before it was removed in 2008. On my bucket list, I want to ride the tallest coaster in the United States.
4. I love Scandinavia. I want to live in Sweden one day. It is a pipe dream right now, and the odds are not in my favor, but I love the culture of the Swedes, and I do plan on visiting one day. I hate living in the United States. I strongly dislike that I am American.
5. One of my first words, even before I said “Dada,” was “keke” (kitty). I love cats. I am obsessed with them. My headphones are knitted black cat ears from Hot Topic. My mother said she knew I was a cat person as young as a year old. I always caught wild kittens at home (I lived on 40 acres of land in the country) and tamed them. I was never bit by them, but I was scratched quite a bit. I was very scared of dogs when I was little.
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