10 Things You Might Not Know About Me

Due to a bad case of blogger’s block, none of my attempts at finishing my planned post drafts came to fruition.

Instead, here is a list of 10 things you might not know about me. In case you would like to know 10 more things about me.

The things

1. I speak French. I grew up in Wakefield, Québec, and went to school in French until grade 8.

2. I have a bachelor’s degree in translation (from French to English).

3. I freelance as a translator and editor.

4. I have a tattoo of a fairy kitten on my shoulder. I got it when I was 15 and plan to cover it up with a bigger, adorable-r creature.

5. As a teen, I worked as a babysitter and lifeguard. In retrospect, undiagnosed anxiety made lifeguarding very stressful.

6. I swam on a masters swim team for a couple of years, and competed in a national masters swim meet in Nanaimo, BC. (My favourite stroke is butterfly.)

7. I haven’t weighed myself at all in 2020.

8. I’m 5’4-5’5.

9. I suffer from scalp psoriasis and it is the bane of my existence when it flares up.

10. I hope plan to write a memoir someday.

That’s all for today! Thanks for reading. 😊

What is something people might be surprised to know about you? 👇

25 thoughts on “10 Things You Might Not Know About Me

  1. The fairy kitten tattoo sounds so sweet! I have three tattoos: a dolphin on my right hip, Chinese characters for resilience on my left hip, and a phoenix on the left side of my ribcage that hurt like hell to get.

    I haven’t weighed myself this year either. I figure knowing the number isn’t going to help my life in any way, so I’d rather not know.

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    1. That’s exactly how I feel about the scale. What will the number add to my life? Other than annoyance and possibly stress.

      And yay tattoos! I was thinking of a phoenix as my cover up. Or unicorn. Or bigger badder fairy kitten.

      Also OUCH to the ribcage. Do you think you’ll get any more tattoos?

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  2. Answering in character from August 1995:

    I was so bored in 8th grade, because I was so far ahead in math, that I stared at my teacher’s pi poster and memorized it to 60 places.
    I went to four different elementary schools but didn’t move.
    I’ve only been on an airplane once, and I was too young to remember it.

    And answering as an adult (the airplane one is no longer true):

    I’ve been to 121 different In-N-Out Burger locations.
    A band that I will discover in 1997 that I will develop strong feelings for, at first good, then bad, then good again (I’ll write about all that eventually), I met their producer in 2003 and am credited as “additional vocals” on the lead singer’s solo album. Unfortunately, I can’t prove that one, because I’m credited under my real name, which I don’t think you know.
    I’ve never seen Titanic. (I’ll write about that eventually too.)

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      1. I know. They’re only in the western and southwestern United States. They were only in southern California from 1948 until the early 90s, then they started expanding rapidly. I’ll eventually write about my first time eating In-N-Out, and about the day the In-N-Out in Jeromeville opened and Taylor and I went there for lunch the first day (that was January 1998).

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      2. Actually, now that I think about it, the story of why I have spent 20+ years trying to go to as many In-N-Out Burgers as possible involves something Taylor and another friend of ours said in 1998, so I’ll be telling that story eventually too.

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