Thursday, November 01, 2007

Introducing Me

Hello NaBloPoMoers! And what up to my regular readers who will be putting up with this.

Last year was my first NaBloPoMo, and so I didn't realize that one should introduce oneself immediately. This year, I shall do better.

I am Megs, more commonly known as Meg, though my two best friends actually do call me Megs. I swear. Though not Incredible Megs.

I am 30 years old. I'm married to an awesome man named Thomas, who owns our local comic book store. I have two dogs, Gertie and Gonzo, with whom I am obsessed.

I'm an elementary school teacher in a one room schoolhouse. I'm also a budding novelist--I'll finish my first novel this week. This is exciting for me, because although I have a Master's Degree in Creative Writing, this blog has been the extent of my writing for the last few years.

I was suspended in the 7th grade for writing porn about the New Kids on the Block.

I struggle with borderline diabetes and hence have to eat mostly meat and vegetables, though occasionally I lose control of myself and eat two pizzas in one sitting. I have a very severe weakness for pizza. I walk 4 miles a day, and I've lost 50 lbs in the last 3 years.

Last week, my kids at school were getting ready to do a unit on seeds, so I soaked a bunch of lima beans in water to get them to open up and brought them to school in a bag which I forgot about and left in my car. Now my car smells of rotten, fermented lima beans, and I don't quite know what to do about that.

I am a maniacal reader. Usually I read an average of 7 books a month, but I've been on a two month hiatus while I wrote my novel. Learning to fall asleep without reading was very hard. Since I lifted the ban, I've read 5 books and am currently working on 2 more.

I swear with alarming frequency, though I am trying to grow up and tone down my vocabulary. But isn't everything funnier when prefaced with "bitch-ass motherfucker"? Obviously, I do not say that at school. At school, if I feel moved to swear, I say, "Handbaskets!"

I've been blogging for a year and a half now, and I've made some wonderful blogger friends, most of whom I met during NaBloPoMo last year. This is a wonderful time of year, and I've been looking forward to it for weeks. I can't wait to start cruising the randomizer.


Andrea Q. said...

Well said. =)

Is it bad that I'm breaking the rules by not doing this? ...Somehow, I don't know where I'd begin. But then again, that's the sort of week it's been over here.

Bravo for doing your novel and the month of daily blogging. I'll hang with one of those; or, at very least, I do plan to try.

ashley said...

handbaskets? i love it!

Gina said...

Oh crap, are we supposed to introduce ourselves?

blogapotamus said...

Can I just say how much I like you for admitting that you wrote porn about New Kids on the Block? That is the most awesome thing I've heard all day.

Jonathan said...

Your other half runs a comic book store!?!?!

Is this where I admit to sort of liking comics? I am weird though - I only really like the artwork.

Alex Ross rules. My other half bought me a signed print by him for christmas a couple of years ago - the battle of the planets stuff.

Listen to me - suddenly king of the nerds :(

penelope said...

I just love that you were SUSPENDED for writing porn about New Kids on the Block. I bet it wasn't funny at the time, but... seriously, that's the funniest thing I've heard all week. How were you found out?

Megs said...

let's just say that a piece of my writing (I referred to them as Joe-notes) fell into the wrong hands.

I just feel sorry for my parents. What a fun phone call that must have been.