How old are you?
Oooh, let's start with an easy one! :) I'm currently 25 years old (April 26, 1986) and loving every minute of it.
How many tattoos do you have?
Alright, this one is a little trickier to answer. I guess it depends how you count them. A fair answer would be 18, and this includes a half-sleeve, one on my leg, four on my ribcage, five up my spine, one behind each ear, one on each forearm, two on my chest/clavicle area and one smack dab in the middle of my sternum. And yes, that one really really REALLY hurt. I've learned over the last few years that while tattoos may not be for everyone, mine help make me the unique individual that I am. I know that sometimes I need to cover them up, or that maybe not everyone loves my tattoos as much as I do, but I suppose that's why I put them them on ME...not anyone else. :)
Why in the world are you living so far up north?! (You'd be surprised how often I hear this one!)
Haha! This one is fair enough. For those of you that don't know, I'm currently living in a tiny little town of less than 2,000 people up in the Iron Range of Minnesota. The BWCAW is right here, and the Canadian border isn't too far away either. I see Border Patrol vehicles almost as much as I see cop cars up here. :)
I moved up here in 2008 with my boyfriend at the time so we could attend the community college in Ely. I finished my two year degree in Liberal Arts and I decided to stick around for another year before finally planning my move to Duluth. I honestly don't have a bad thing to say about VCC, it was an amazing experience that really helped me learn how to love school again. May sound corny, but to those of you who have done the school thing over and over...and OVER, you know what I'm talking about.
Needless to say, I fell in love with it up here. Don't get me wrong, I miss seeing green trees that aren't pine trees, being able to pay less than five dollars for a gallon of milk, and snow in May doesn't always improve my disposition, but it could be a lot worse!
What kind of dogs do you have?
Oooh, I thought you'd never ask! ;) Loki is my two and a half year old rescue mutt that I got from an amazing little animal shelter down in Austin, MN. My best guess (along with the vet's) is that he's a little specialty combo of Great Dane, Lab, Boxer (the underbite gave him away) and lord knows what else. He is an absolute velcro dog who doesn't believe in personal space and has an obsession with giving kisses. He's about 85# of lap dog whose main goal in life is to cuddle you to pieces. I also tend to speak for him with a French accent. Don't ask why, I haven't figured it out either. Luckily for me, he doesn't seem to mind, and he also shares my love for big sunglasses!
Beastie numero dos would be Optimus, aka Moosers. He's a giant puppy (currently weighing in at almost 120#) and only 11 months old. He's half Great Dane, half Mastiff and 100% strange. I'm not joking, he is an absolute goon. He has an obsession with dryer sheets, golf balls and my shoes. And by obsession I mean a taste for. Of the three, I personally find the dryer sheets the most bizarre, but he doesn't seem to mind. I'll find him in the spare bedroom from time to time just pulling sheet after sheet out of the box while rolling around in them and nibbling on a sheet or two. When he's not spending time eating my personal belongings, you can typically find him snoring on the couch or pulling me on my longboard. And I'm pretty sure he prefers sleeping to pulling.
An English Lit major? Really?!
Heck yes, really! I love literature, absolutely every stinkin' aspect of it. I love to read, to write, to analyze and review. All of it. I'm planning on entering UMD's pre-graduate English program with hopes of one day being able to turn my nerdy love of books and literature into a job.