“I counted till they danced so
Their slippers leaped the town–
And then I took a pencil
To note the rebels down…”
–excepted from “Snow flakes.” by Emily Dickenson
(And yes, yes I took that! I used my phone 🙂 )
It’s been a while. Happy 2013!
I have this unrelenting habit of not posting for a very long time, even when I have every intent to do so. Things that often seem relevant at the time lose their awesomeness by the time I sit down at my laptop to tell the blogging universe. I come up with a lot of funny stuff when I’m at work, but I am a staunch believer in that you should never mix your personal life with your job life, especially on a company computer. No sir. So I often forget about whatever I planned on writing about or I’m just too tired to be witty and wordy by the time I get home at 4:40 am.
But here I am, for your reading pleasure. What is today’s post about? No idea. I figured that maybe I could just do a little “About Me” post, especially since I’m not sure if I ever really did one before, and because it’s kind of fun to read about other people’s quirks. Even more so when you are famous, which I am not, but I am still very awesome and intriguing. Read away!
Lashawn, in a series of asterisked factoids:
*I am the shortest of my siblings, by at least a foot. I am barely 5’1″.
*I am part Creole and a lot Cherokee, on my dad’s side. My mom is German, Irish, and a little Italian.
*My dad named me Lashawn, my mom wanted to name me Elizabeth.
*I am scared of heights, deep water, big dogs, needles, and squirrels.
*I have been known to sit on the couch and watch TV while eating cheesecake right from the pan.
*My favorite book is Looking For Alaska by John Green. John is a fantastic writer, and I recommend you read all his books, especially this one and The Fault in Our Stars.
*My favorite runners-up would be The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, and The Little House series by Laura Ingalls Wilder. I haven’t read any of the Little House books in years, but I adored them growing up. I even read the other series about her mother and her grandmother and her great-grandmother. I used to imagine what it must have been like to live on the frontier back then.
*When I laugh really hard, no sound tends to come out.
*I am ridiculously clumsy.
*I am a huge worrier. When I am stressed out or frustrated, I chew my lower lip. If you see me biting my upper lip, that means I am overwhelmed or upset. My lower lip tends to be slightly chapped at all times, even though I am an ardent user of lip balm.
*I am extremely nearsighted and am pretty blind when I don’t have my glasses or contacts.
*I love Double Stuf Oreos. Preferably with a huge glass of milk.
*I think I have some hoarding tendencies. And I am kind of a messy person. Life is too short to be perfectly neat.
*I am particularly fond of sweatpants and hoodies.
*I mispronounce “belligerent” all the time.
*My favorite movie is Anchorman.
*I would love to go to Venice some day.
*I have an unhealthy love of pasta. And cheese.