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20 Things About Me

20-sided_dieI feel like the best way to kick off Geek Mom Matsuri (now Blerdy Momma) is just to share a little about myself. Time to roll the 20-sided die and see what you learn!

  1. I’m team Gemini- I often hear that this is the reason for the intense duality in my personality, my indecisive nature, and my unnecessary analysis of everything.
  2. Classically-trained musician- I’ve played instruments since the 5th grade and majored in music in college. It’s a shame I don’t work in the field anymore, but I still flex the muscles when I’m bored.
  3. Video Games- I love to disappear into digital worlds. I’m a huge Final Fantasy fan and all conflicts can be resolved through Mortal Kombat.
  4. Anime- A friend introduced me to Sailor Moon in the 10th grade, and I never looked back. I do more gaming than anime watching, but the Crunchyroll Premium Membership definitely gets used in my house.
  5. Home Cook- My dad taught me to cook my own ramen at age 10, and the kitchen has been my personal chemistry lab ever since. I love nothing more than to taste a great dish and go home to recreate it.
  6. Cosplay- This is the whole reason I learned to work a sewing machine. My first cosplay was a closet cosplay of Edea (FFVIII) for Halloween back before I knew that cosplay was an entire subculture. I make outfits for the whole family now.
  7. Couponer- One way I save money for our expensive hobbies is by couponing for groceries. I have a zippered binder dedicated to this. Perhaps I’ll share a quick tutorial one day.
  8. Discount shopper- The only thing better than new stuff is new stuff that’s not full price! I love thrift stores, flea markets, and any outlet mall. I practically live at my local Dollar Tree.
  9. Air Force spouse- I’ve been at my husband’s side since he left for basic over 10 years ago, and I wouldn’t trade this life for anything in the world. We got married in 2010 and I am proud to be a military family!
  10. Army brat- My parents served in the Army and it made my childhood awesome! I went to 8 different schools before graduating and the resiliency it has instilled in me is invaluable.
  11. SCDAwarenessRibbon-store-CopyMother of boys- I have 2 children, both boys. And no, I don’t want a girl. I’m overjoyed to raise my princes. And if we have a third child, I’ll hope that one’s a boy too!
  12. Sickle cell mommy- Both of my sons have sickle cell disease. It’s a genetic disorder affecting their blood. If I didn’t tell you, you would never know, but I think it’s important that more people learn about this risky disease.
  13. Sex positive- Sex is great and I don’t understand why people are so uptight about something that everyone is doing. Good sex is for everybody! I don’t advocate anything illegal, but at some point we’ll have to address this sad stereotype that married couples never get laid.
  14. Vague spirituality- I could probably write a book on my thoughts about organized religion, but that’s a little deep to start with. In the meantime, I am not above lighting a few candles and getting in tune with my inner Ka when I need extra guidance.
  15. Frugal foodie- Did I mention I love food? I think I want my biopic to be named “Around the World in 80 Dishes”.
  16. Loc Journey- I just started my loc journey in November 2015 with braids. It is officially the single best hair decision I’ve ever made. We’ll talk about it periodically as I learn what to do with them. In the meantime, I have so much more free time each morning!
  17. Spurs fan- I’ve lived in San Antonio for multiple championships now and this is the first time I’ve really gotten into basketball but I love everything about this team. Coach Pop’s strategy for building a winning team is definitely the way I feel I should approach life. Work smarter, not harder!spurs logo
  18. Proud Boricua- Everybody can plainly see my blackness. I have to make a point to mention that I am also Puerto Rican because I am proud of both heritages. I grew up eating tostones and drinking malta and I make a killer pernil!
  19. ¬†Achievement driven- I become restless when I feel like I am not being productive. I need checklists and planners and checkpoints even though I’m the least organized person on the planet. I just need something to reassure me that I’m always making progress.
  20. Crispy mom- Have you ever heard of crunchy moms? They do everything from scratch and go natural/organic when and wherever possible in life. It’s admirable, but I can’t be that hardcore. I only dabble in DIY care products and cooking from scratch when the mood strikes. Sometimes I think I’d like to commit to the lifestyle, but then I visit any store and remember how convenience works. So I’m not completely crunchy, but I am a little crispy.