I love to talk about books, but when it comes to talking about me – no. Just no. As i’m sure you all understand I’m a total introvert. I love to hide in my book cave and only converse with the fictional characters I read about. Ok and I guess my family too. But when I saw the Get To Know Me Tag Jackie posted on her wonderful blog Too Much of a Book Nerd , I realized how wonderful it is so know the person behind the blog! I’ve talked with so many bloggers over the last few months and it helped me understand her more and make me feel more connected to her blog and its content. So here it goes, as uncomfortable as it makes me, I will tell you a bit about myself!
NICKNAMES: Mom, Midget (i’m 5 foot tall and my husband is 6’4″ – we look weird), Bionic Brawlberry (my roller derby name and where my blog name came from!)
BIRTHDAY: May 16th…. in just a few days!
STAR SIGN: Taurus – go on, ask me if I’m stubborn! LOL
OCCUPATION: Business owner. Together me and my husband own a bait and tackle shop. Polar opposite of my book love! We also own a soft plastic bait manufacturing company. I know it sounds like a big deal but we are still starting out and really small. It’s just me and him running the show.
LIVING IN: I live in SW Ontario Canada. I love where I live! I can’t stand big cities and I live I’m in a small town surrounded by the Great Lakes. It’s so beautiful! But I could do without the snow! I also live within minutes of the US boarder so it takes little to no time and I can travel to another country 🙂
HAIR COLOUR: Medium brown
HAIR LENGTH: A few inches past my shoulders – I will never cut my hair short again!
EYE COLOUR: Green but they sometimes change to greenish blue or greenish brown
BEST FEATURE: My hands? I don’t know! I do like my hands a lot. But I would say humour if I wasn’t going with a physical feature.
BRACES: No, but I should have had them because I HATE my teeth! I refused when I was younger because I was bullied enough and I didn’t want to add more fuel to the fire.
PIERCINGS: Only in my ears now. But I’ve had my nose, tongue, eye brow and belly button done at some point – not all at the same time though lol
TATTOOS: Many lol. I stopped counting when I got to 10. They are mostly hidden and mostly small. My largest is on my right leg. It goes from my toes almost to my knee and is water themed with a koi fish, waves, bubbles, a hibiscus flower, and it has my kids signatures that they wrote themselves on their 5th birthday
RIGHT OR LEFT: Right!
(not the best picture as I’m bending down a bit – but me in the plaid with Stephanie Garber (author of Caraval) at a book signing event)
REAL HOLIDAY: My first real holiday outside of Canada was a cruise for college. I went to school for travel and tourism (which I ended up doing nothing with because 9/11 happened in my first week of school and the travel industry basically collapsed) But we flew to Jamaica and visited the Dominican Republic, the British Virgin Islands, St Maarten, a private island on the Dominican, then back to Jamaica. It was glorious! I haven’t seen the ocean since though 😦
BEST FRIEND: My first best friend was Melissa. We did everything together and were always with each other. We still talk but (introvert) we are both so busy with our families and we live in different towns so we don’t see each other much anymore.
AWARD: I won the grade 8 art award in school.
SPORT: Hmmmm there were other sports I tried but the first one I really liked and stuck with was baseball. I still love playing it!
CONCERT: Backstreet Boys!! I was obsessed back then and still know every word lol
TV SHOWS: So I’m not all that into tv, but Stranger Things, Game of Thrones, 2 Broke Girls, Supergirl, and Gilmore Girls are a few I do love!
COLOUR: Green and blue, except for pastels
SONGS: I haven’t had the time to listen to music lately. But basically anything by Hozier, Lorde, Birdy
RESTAURANT: There’s a tiny restaurant in Toronto called Barque. They’re a BBQ smoke restaurant and it’s sooooo good! We go there every time we are in Toronto, which isn’t often enough to get this food!!
SHOPS: Any book store (obviously) but Chapters Indigo to be specific. H&M and Maurices for clothes. David’s Tea for tea
BOOKS: This feels impossible to answer but I’ll list a few – The Book Theif, Harry Potter, The Night Circus, Strange The Dreamer, anything Sarah J Maas, The Illuminae series, Ready Player One
SHOES: Flip flops, flats or bare feet. I broke my ankle badly playing roller derby (hence the name “Bionic” because of the plate and screws holding my ankle in place) so I can only wear flat shoes now 😦 )
BOOK GENRES: Fantasy, science fiction and historical fiction!
FEELING: Tired – up too late reading! What else is new?
SINGLE OR TAKEN: Taken. This year will mark our 9th wedding anniversary and our 19th dating anniversary. We got together just after my 16th birthday. Not too many people can say they married their high school sweetheart 🙂
EATING: Nothing – coffee…… just coffee lol
THINKING ABOUT: If I’m going to enjoy the book I started last night. I’ve been obsessed with the movie Passengers and anything science fiction so I started Across the Universe by Beth Revis. It didn’t start out how I thought it would and I’m having a hard time connecting with the plot, writing and characters. I’m only about 50 pages in so it’s still a little too early to tell.
WATCHING: Passengers! I’ve watched that movie every day for over a month now…….
WEARING: Warm leggings and a long sleeve black shirt. It’s been cold and rainy here and we’re actually under a rainfall warning. The river is getting pretty high so I hope there isn’t any flooding by the time the rain is done on Sunday!
HAVE KIDS: I have two kids actually. My daughter will be turning 12 this year and my son just turned 7 last week. They are my absolute everything!
WANT TO TRAVEL: YES!!! There just isn’t enough money to travel right now. I would love to see Ireland (where a lot of my family comes from), Scotland, England, India, Australia, Fiji, Mexico, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Isreal, China, the list could go on and on and on!!! Not to mention I want to go to a book convention SOOOO badly! They’re not usually held around here so it will require quite a bit of travel to get to one.
BELIEVE IN YOURSELF: I never used to. I used to compare and belittle myself because I wasn’t like other people. But then one day it clicked and I realized that I’m NOT like other people. I am who I am, I like what I like, and i’m good at my own special things. I quite like myself now 🙂
So there I am! I’m not going to tag anyone but if you feel like doing this then go ahead 🙂 I would love to get to know some of you better!! And if you’ve done a get to know my tag before send me a link!
Until next time, happy reading!