Why did I just post a picture of my coffee? Because I’m participating in the Coffee Photo Revolution, of course! Go here to see more pictures of coffee.

I’m slipping in right under the deadline by posting this on a Monday evening, which is why my coffee is (decaf) French Vanilla with Hazelnut creamer and just a little sugar. Friends have joked that I like my coffee so sweet that it doesn’t even qualify as coffee anymore. BTW, I’m loving this mug – it’s new because I just bummed it off my mom! Yay for moms!

Truthfully, guys? I need caffeinated coffee right now, because I am TIRED. In the last 2-3 days, I’ve been in 5 states and traveled for something like 16 hours. It was worth it – visiting family is always worth it – but I’m afraid that the 2nd installment of 6 Monsters To Keep You Up at Night will have to wait until tomorrow evening. This post was simple to do, but if I try to tackle monsters, there will be a lot of spelling and grammar beasts. (Tomorrow I will also get caught up with Tweets and replies and comments and emails and reading subscribed blogs and such.)

But right now I’m going to finish my coffee and go to bed. As oxymoronic as that sounds.


10 Random Facts About Me

I saw this circulating around the Internet and I liked the idea so much that I wanted to tag myself, but now the Internet Gods have heard my prayers and I don’t need to. I’ve been tagged by Avery Marsh! Thank you, Avery.

EDIT: I was also tagged by Kate Swenson! This post will count for that, too. ❤ Thank you, lovely ladies!

Needless to say, this deserves a happy dance.

So, in no particular order, here are 10 random facts about me:

  • Root bear and peanut butter are their own food group. This is not a fact about me, this is just a fact.
  • I’m a gamer. I count Harvest Moon, Sims 3, Phoenix Wright, and Dragon Age among my many gaming obsessions.
  • I’m an asthmatic short person who was born with a club foot (fixed through serial casting, although I still have some chronic pain). Athletics was never in the cards.
  • My highest WPM ever was 112. I think this is pretty fast, personally.
  • I’m allergic to cats. This makes me very, very sad.
  • I grew up in Pennsylvania. Cornfields are beautiful to me.
  • I have a learning disability; I also have a lot of thoughts and feelings about learning disability stigma. I went into psychology in order to work with people with learning disabilities.
  • I’m such an avid soda drinker that I’m embarrassed to tell you how much soda I drink per day.
  • I collect glass Coca Cola bottles, the older the better. The oldest have thick glass and an upraised logo. It’s a great, cheap hobby – even the oldest bottles should only run you about 2-3$ (if it’s not a racket – someone tried to sell me 1 for 25$ today!), most antique stores have a few, and they make great windowsill decorations. I imagine crafty people (which I am not) could do a lot with them.

Now it’s my turn to tag some people!

I hereby use my sparkly tagging wand to bequeath 10 random facts onto thee (hopefully none of these people have been tagged before and/or are interested in being tagged):

Ari Susu-Mago

Barbara McDowell

Claudie A.