Who Am I? Who Are You?

It’s been awhile since I’ve done some kind of an “About Me” post (although pretty much every post on this blog will tell you something about me), so I thought maybe I’d throw a few things out there about myself, and then ask the folks out there reading my blog to post something about themselves in the comments.

I like to know who my stalkers are, and I want to see if I need to be stalking anyone in return. Come on, it’ll be fun.

So here, you go. This is me, in bullet points…

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*When I was 4, my Mom caught me just as I was sleepwalking out the back door of the house in the middle of the night, and in college I once cleaned my entire dorm room in my sleep. I married a guy who occasionally dreams of aliens and screams in his sleep. We’re quite a pair.

*I am addicted to coffee and chocolate. Give me a freshly brewed cup of Bad Ass Tropical Coconut coffee and a Cadbury Creme Egg and I’m in heaven.

*Last summer, I went on a work trip to Kentucky and developed a taste for bourbon. Give me a small glass of Basil Hayden’s neat and I’m a happy girl.

*I have a 5-minute Complaint Rule that I live by–Bitch and moan all you want for 5 minutes. After that, it’s time to figure out what you need to do to fix the problem. And if it can’t be fixed, time to move the hell on.

*I am ridiculously good a first-person shooter games. I have yet to meet anyone who can beat me playing multiplayer mode on James Bond or Perfect Dark (and yes, I still have my Nintendo64, so anytime you want to challenge me to a game, bring it on!).

*I believe that some people come into my life for the sole purpose of teaching me patience.

*I secretly want to be an FBI profiler and catch serial killers…or work on the X-Files.

*I am a borderline book hoarder. I still have every textbook from college (undergrad and grad school), with the exception of one religion book I sold back on principle because it was so poorly written (I draw the line at finding numerous typos).

*I’ve always been a bit of a wallflower, but I married the Homecoming King. Somehow, we’re perfect together.

*I cannot work at an empty desk. My husband calls it clutter, but from that organized mess, I draw my inspiration.

*I’ve seen a lot of great movies, but my favorite is still Dirty Dancing.

*In high school, I drove a puke green 1969 Buick Skylark. I miss it every day.

*If I won the lottery, I would write, take classes, and travel for the rest of my life.

*There’s something about string instruments–piano, violin, cello, guitar, etc.–that hits me right in the soul.

*I have a love/hate relationship with bananas.

*I think I would probably go crazy if I couldn’t write.

*I cannot sleep without covers, even when it’s hot.

*I’ve had two babies and was in labor with my daughter for almost 72 hours, but I still couldn’t tell you what a contraction feels like. Because of this, my husband (and a small group of nurses in Arizona) believe that I have superhuman powers.

*Carol Burnett and Ellen Degeneres are tied at the top of my People I’d Like to Have a Beer With list. David Lynch is a close 2nd.

*I handwrite at least one draft of everything before typing it (with the exception of blog posts).

*If I could only listen to one band for the rest of my life, it would be Heart. Ann and Nancy Wilson rock. End of story.

*I believe in God, ghosts, guardian angels, and gratitude. I believe you reap what you sow. I believe that there is evil in this world, but there is far more goodness. I believe that miracles happen every day if you take the time to notice them. I believe that people can change if they really want to. I believe in saying sorry. I believe in hugs, handshakes, hard work, and humility. I believe that one smile and one small act of kindness can turn a whole day around. I believe you should always trust your intuition. I believe in taking chances. I believe that everything happens for a reason, even if we can’t see the bigger picture at that moment. I believe in love at first sight, losing yourself in a good book, and letting go.

*One day, I will write a book.

 

Your turn.

About the Author Lori Romano

I am a writer, photographer, wife, mother, dog owner, half-assed housekeeper and a self-proclaimed coffee and chocolate addict. One day, I will write a book.

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