My blog is about the scenic, stressful, spectacular life (and everything screwy in between) of a
California girl turned expat transplanted to the land down under: North Queensland, Australia.

October 17, 2010

Writing makes me happyface.

The blog community seems to run in small circles, and I’m happy I have a core list of blogs that I follow who also follow me. When you read about someone’s life, it feels like you are right there with them. It’s almost impossible for you to judge someone just by their writings (in my opinion), because most blog entries are a snippet or a story in a chapter of a very long book. Once you familiarize yourself with someone’s pieces of their puzzle of life, you become almost protective of them. I hope that my readers feel that way about me and my blog, but even if they don’t, I will soldier on and continue writing because writing to me is therapy.

One such blogger I feel that way about is Canadian Blogger Girl. A few days ago she was asking for help in the form of donations for her broken couch and someone went wayyyyy too far and made a blog post shitting on her and many other hurtful, venomous things. I’m constantly throwing tantrums like a little girl screaming that life isn’t fair, and a big reason I feel that way is people who have evil, hateful ways for no reason. Why would you write something so mean about someone you don’t even know? Does it make you feel better? Are you so pathetic that you get off by making fun of others? I try my damndest to follow the golden rule and not ruffle feathers unless the cause really calls for it. It makes me wonder what the parents of these types of people did to them as a child, or how they would feel if they knew that their own blood was so spiteful to others. I would be so disappointed at my kids if they ended up like that.

On a brighter note, Miss CBG gave me an award! Yay!


The rules for accepting this is to point out seven things you may not know about me.

1. I am phobic of cockroaches. Phobic! (a persistent, irrational fear of a specific object, activity, or situation that leads to a compelling desire to avoid it.) I hyperventilate and start shaking if I see one, and I can’t even watch them on TV.

2. I bite my nails like a crackhead. They are really bad! I knew J was my soulmate because his nails are as bad as mine, and he wouldn’t be like my mom, smacking my hand out of my mouth!

3. Not only did I get kissed by Fred Durst, he signed my boobs (mind you, this was in 1999 when Fred Durst was relevant). Other celebs I have met: Drew Barrymore at Magic Mountain, Pauly Shore, the bands Staind and Kid Rock’s crew, Wes Borland, Robin Finck and Danny Lohner from Nine Inch Nails, Josh Freese, and Chuck Freaking Norris. I once stood next to Tommy Lee and Mark Wahlberg and was too chicken to talk to them!

4. My favourite TV show of all time is The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (followed closely by Grey’s Anatomy and The Simpsons).

5. My son’s name was supposed to be Bowie, but everyone hated it. My grandma kept pronouncing it “Boy”, because she’s from Oklahoma. If I ever have another kid, his name will be Bowie (or maybe his middle name ha ha).

6. Random hairs drive me crazy (like eyebrow, chin, arm, greys, etc.). I have been known to monkey out and literally rip the hairs out with my fingers-my poor best friend is always getting his hairs pulled out by me!

7. I have 23 tattoos. Okay to be fair 17 of them are stars on my back (for my birthday), two of them are matching bows near my collarbone, one is my name on my wrist (pictured above), one is a dragon at the top of my back, one is a Virgo girl in the middle of my back, and my first tattoo is a rainbow dotted pinwheel at the base of my back (tramp stamp).

March 2007

March 2006

Virgo Girl Tattoo

March 2008

So that’s that. Another rule is I have to give this to 15 bloggers that deserve it, but my core blogs have already gotten awarded! Go to the bottom of this blog for some great writers, photographers, expats, and everything in between. And thanks for coming to mine :)


  1. Way to go girl, I put something similar out there to try to make CBG smile.
    Congrats on the award. Oh and I love the ink. To wimpy to get any myself but they look great on others

  2. Yeeeowza!! Love the tatts!! Hot Stuff! I am still umming and ahhhing about getting one. but yours look great!!

  3. Can't you tell the pictures are when they were all first done? I always see tattoos or piercings and am like, "maybe just one more..." (all I have piercing wise is my ears but I've had two in my lip and a nip lol)

  4. Thanks so much for your kind words Hed, it was really sweet of you to speak out on my behalf!

    You deserve the award!

    I love the tats too!


  5. Hed...What a great blog. Nice tatts too. Like the stars. Hugs, your US mom!!

  6. Awesome tattoos!! I have four myself.

    I would have sooo grabbed Mark Wahlberg's ass.

  7. Sorry for commenting late but you met CHUCK FUCKING NORRIS! SO JEALOUS! Love this post btw and I agree people need to stop with all the hate :)