Five Things Yall Didn’t Know About Me
1. When I was a little girl, I wanted to grow up to be a rodeo clown
My mom took us to Texas for the first time to visit family when I was about 5 or 6. We went to see a rodeo, and I was enamored with the rodeo clowns. For a period of about a year, all I wanted was western wear and lasso lessons.
2. I’m a Michael Jackson semi-stan
I ADORED MJ with every fiber of my being as a small child, and the first time I saw the Thriller video (well actually The Making Of..), I knew I wanted to take dance lessons so I could be like him and his backup dancers, and maybe be in his next big video spectacle. I used to run around with the red leather jacket and one white glove, with one of my gramma’s jheri curl wigs on–this was the 80s, so she was allowed to have a wig like that :-). To this day, I still love old school Mike,can still do the dances blindfolded, and will get real defensive if people start talking sideways about the old music. I think he’s out of his mind now though and needs Jesus, Madea, another hit CD, and someone to tell him the truth about his noses.
3. I have playdoh and legos at my desk at all times.
I keep a secret stash of playdoh and a little box of legos at my desk at work. When I get all stressed out, I take a half-hour time out and take it back to my childhood and make some tangle-eyed lego creation or get my playdoh design skills on.
4. I’m inked
Not a big deal, but I’ve got two tattoos. One is one my back of an ankh and my middle name, and has a double meaning depending on what language you are interpreting my middle name from. The tattoo can either mean “Life Warrior” or “Life With a Pure Heart”, and in my case both apply. I’ve also got one on my right leg in memory of my grandmother.
5. I can solve a Rubix cube
If you give me 5 minutes, I can usually solve most rubix cubes. I don’t compete in the timed competitions, but the fastest I’ve solved one is 1 minute 30 seconds.