Wednesday, August 20, 2008

The gig is up...

Someone emailed me yesterday asking me why in the world are all of the blogs on my blog roll about reading and cooking?

Well, I couldn't possibly have a life outside of my kids and husband right?!

Wrong. The gig, my friends, is up.

All of the blogs listed on my blog roll are about reading and cooking because my friends, my dear readers (all 4 or so of you) I am.......

a total nerd.

And you know what? That is perfectly fine in my book!

So here is the truth, plain and straight-

The name is Jessica. I have two kids and a dear husband, all three of which I adore. I am, first and foremost, a wife and mother. But after that....

I read. More than any person should ever read. (Is that possible?! What am I saying here?)

I cook, a lot. I just recently refined the art of NOT burning everything that enters my oven, so I am kind of on a roll here folks. Feel free to cheer me on accordingly.

I had our oldest son in high school, and I while I don't recommend it (DON'T DO IT) I also wouldn't have it any other way.

Because I had our oldest son in high school, it has taken me nearly ten years to get my B.A in English, with an emphasis on Literature. But I am almost done, and have a graduation date set.
I am already looking at Grad school and my prospects are looking good.

I am working om my senior thesis/Grad school writing sample. In a nutshell it it based on Jane Eyre and Wide Sargasso Sea with a focus on the importance placed on a woman's inheritance and also Feminist Theory and Postcolonial Theory. Thats enough for now, but I am so excited about it. If you want to hear more about it you can email me. I have no problem talking about it! (p.s. FOR HOURS!)

I am so cool that I am usually in bed by ten p.m., although I am trying so hard to change that because I need those hours for studying. I just can't help myself! I love sleeping. Actually, I just love my bed. I could (and try to) be in bed all day. Not even really just sleeping, thats where I work a lot too. It's a nice bed...

I am the clutziest person ever, despite the fact that, or maybe because of, I have gigantic feet! I have lost track of how many times I have fallen down our stairs.

I LOVE Scrabble. And Mah Jong.

I will read just about anything. Just about...

I cry during movies. And I have to have popcorn at the theatre.

I have a penchant for cardigans.

I am often mistaken for a librarian, but that secretly makes me happy. (if its a HOT librarian!)

I just learned how to play Gin Rummy.

I have a hard time reading more than one book at a time.

I have the worse case of Stayhomeitis ever.

I am weird about germs, public restrooms, restaurants that don't have good lighting (what are they hiding?) and being in large loud crowds.

I love listening to all kinds of music. But I am terrible at remembering music information. Like band names, song names, album names. Thats what I married my husband for- he's like a walking music encyclopedia.

I love art, particularly sketch, graphic and street art.

I am heavily tattooed, much to my mother's dismay, which always throws people for a loop. (before it was trendy jerks) People usually assume that I am a. stupid, b. a hoodlum, c. a horrible parent. I am none of those things. Or am I????

I have walked into poles while reading, driven into a pole while daydreaming, and one time I even tripped over a pole. Still not sure how, but I did it.

So there you have it folks. I am not as cool as I try to portray.

I cook and read. That is why I have a blogroll full of cooking and reading blogs.

My kids think I am cool, but I only got like two more years outta that one with Tomas before I am totally uncool.


I have a ton of new stuff coming up with This Dangerous Life! I have got some great guest posts lined up that are just way cooler than I could ever pretend to be...and...wait for it.......


Yep, nothing is better than free stuff! Free is way better than cheap.

So stay tuned...

and lets just pretend that you still think I am super cool.


stealthnerd said...

Ahh, I too have a penchant for cardigans! And we both listed on the same day--must be our nerdy sides connecting!

Anonymous said...

I also once walked into a pole while reading. I learned my lesson - I can never walk and read at the same time.

Bellini Valli said...

I agree that you have the hardest job on earth Jessica, but also the most rewarding:D I was a SAHM till my daughter was 11.

J.Danger said...

stealthnerd- aren't they the best? I just got off of (sale!)

megkathleen- you make me feel better about myself

bellini valli- you are a brave brave soul!

Brittany said...

I LOVE Mah Jong! And I got your email, I am swamped this week, but I will absolutely do it and email it when I get a chance:)

J.Danger said...

Brittany- Perfect!

Lisa said...

Nice post! Good for you getting your BA. That is a tough thing to do after you have kids.

Emiline said...

You would hate where I work. :)
It is SO dark. And yes, we're hiding something.

J.Danger said...

Lisa- I know! What was I thinking?!

Emiline- SEE?! Point well made!

Iliana said...

Hey Jessica - cute post so I say you are super cool :)

I don't get mistaken for a librarian but I've often gotten mistaken for a bookstore employee - probably because I'm rearranging books that are out of place. What can I say, I'm a book nerd too :)

Sara said...

I so get the reading thing, but I have such cook envy. I have no cooking skills but want to be one of those people that throws in a pinch of this with a touch of that and creates a masterpiece.

But I've accepted my limitations and embrace the microwave. And frozen dinners. And ramen noodles.



Anonymous said...

I have tuned in to the newest episodes of the Dangerous life. Never disappointed and looking forward to the next cliff hanger. Keep up the uh good work with the danger gang and also the great writing.

Kristin Dodge said...

Love this post. I wish I could cook, but I'm usually reading while I cook, so the fam is lucky if dinner isn't burned.

Grad school was the most selfish, wonderful decision I ever made. Watching me study was good for my kids. You will love it.

And I work in my bed, too. Why not?

J.Danger said...

Iliana- all hail the book nerds!

Sara- here's what you do- boil some frozen vegetables in your top ramen noodles, then dump some parmesan cheese on top when your done! It;s like all gourmet and shit.

Kristin- those kids better recognize right?!

Rosie said...

Great post Jessica and congrats on your B.A. I take my hat off to you & looking after children is a very demanding job!

Rosie x