13 Things

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1. I like lists. There’s something profoundly comforting about a list.

In the hospital after surgery. It's probably not an accident that I can't find any pictures in the swimming cap---they're all locked away at my parents' house.
As a kiddo

2. I was born and raised in a small Mississippi town, where I lived most of my life. I’ve lived in New Orleans since 2013.

3. I earned an undergraduate degree in English with a history minor from Mississippi University for Women; I earned a master’s degree in British literature from University of Southern Mississippi,Β and I almost finished a PhD before leaving school.

4. I have a young son who brings more joy to my life than I can ever, ever say. On here, I generally just call him Little Jedi, although he’s quickly becoming not-so-little.

5. I’m afraid of ants.

6. I am claustrophobic to the point of hating shoes because they confine my feet.

7. I’m a feminist; I trace this to the seventh grade, when I decided to join the band and wanted to play the drums, but couldn’t because Mom told me they were a “boy”

My most recent tattoos.
My Wild Things


8. I love animals. I have a rescue pup, and I’d have more if I had the room and time to devote to them.

9. I have 5 tattoos, and I wouldn’t mind more. All of my tattoos are highly significant.

10. I love children’s and young adult literature and watching cartoons.

11. I’m a curly-girl, and I feel different when my hair is straight, like I’m pretending to be something I’m not.

12. I develop little crushes on people very easily. I fall in love with the passion someone has while talking, the way their hair falls across their face, or the soft exhale of their cigarette smoke.

13. There are so many books that I want to read, that I should read, that I have problems re-reading any book. I feel as if I’m wasting my time, even if I love the book.



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  1. I have always thought there was something wrong about the ease with which I develop “little crushes” as you call them. Now, I feel a little more normal and coming to think of it, doesn’t that make us loving and wonderful people? πŸ˜€

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    1. πŸ™‚ I”d tend to say so, yes. And observant. (I am very observant of people, though I will entirely miss my surroundings. lol)


      1. Yes, “observant” is a little more realistic than “wonderful”! But I had never really seen it this way so thanks for making me discover a side of me I didn’t suspect but am yet to explore. πŸ™‚

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  2. I like the idea of the weekend coffee share! Very cool. I do something similar – a weekly update I call the Wednesday Whine. Whine is meant to be a play on ‘wine’ – I share a virtual glass of wine as opposed to coffee, but it is the same idea. I share what’s going on with me, what I’m reading, what I like, things I’ve done with my family. Hope you’ll stop by for a look sometime.

    Anyway, kudos to you! I love reading the coffee posts. πŸ™‚

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  3. Hi there, loving what I am seeing in here, thanks for finding my humble blog and introducing yours to me. I love the images evoked by your list, especially number 12!


  4. Amazing blog!!! So much to learn and absorb from you,pity my preoccupied brainπŸ˜‚Wish I was a vampire myself so I would not require sleep and keep my eyes on your writings and blogs u enjoy reading.Voracious reader myself I am and took a quick snapshot of your goodreads.Thank you and stay blessed:)


  5. I am re-reading books before I let them go through bookcrossing.com. Like you, I feel like I am wasting my time, but I have found it is the only way I can part with them by having one last read.


    1. ha! My fiancee and I had to buy new bookshelves recently because I just can’t part with my books. Weird for someone who isn’t really a re-reader, but I always want them around just in case.


      1. Have you tried kindle the huge electronic library? I’ve stopped buying books as no place for my books any longer😞as my son needs his new book space.So I got a little easy on my dusting the old racks and bought kindleπŸ’ƒI’m really happy with it:)I’m sure you must have tried or aware about it,but just something I thought I should share with you.Stay blessed.


        1. I have a Nook that I do some reading on, but there are books that I just need copies of. It’s easier for me to make notes and such in the hard copies of books. πŸ™‚


        2. Oh, it’s similar to the Kindle. Just the Barnes and Noble version, really. I bought it several years ago as a way of preparing for some exams, but I found that I couldn’t really work efficiently on it. Now I just use it for some pleasure reading and for games/Internet browsing.


        3. O ya…. U have a son right? Me too son n daughter.we come from the generation if things got old don’t throw them,mend them and use themπŸ˜‚


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