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Ballad of Serenity

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I’m a huge Joss Whedon fan and, short-lived as it was, Firefly shone brightly … including this awesome theme song.

Take my love, take my land
Take me where I cannot stand
I don’t care, I’m still free
You can’t take the sky from me
Take me out to the black
Tell them I ain’t comin’ back
Burn the land and boil the sea
You can’t take the sky from me
There’s no place I can be
Since I found Serenity
But you can’t take the sky from me…

And that’s all for today’s episode of, “Random Stuff I Like!”

25 Random Things About Me (#11-25)

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Continued from 25 Random Things About Me (#1-10):

11.  One year when I was in high school (maybe junior year?), I watched either Little Shop of Horrors or Just One of the Guys every single day after school. I memorized every single line (and song) and could act out those entire movies, much to the annoyance of anyone who tried to watch them with me.

12.  I’m fascinated by time travel.  I think it started with Voyagers. Remember that show? Phineas Bogg and Jeffrey? Quantum Leap is also one of my all-time favorite shows.

13.  I wore glasses and braces in high school and suffered the ultimate shame. I had to wear head gear at night. Told you I was a nerd.

(I think this was before the braces.  My teeth were always pretty straight, just had a significant overbite. Had to wear head gear because I didn’t have any room for my teeth to move.  It was either that or pull four teeth.)

14.  I don’t have any children, but want at least one.

15.  I’m single, but in a long-term relationship. He is my heart=).

16.  I’m a teacher’s pet, but not an obnoxious one.

17.  I don’t like being wrong. But when I am, I can admit it.

18.  I’m very competitive, but hide it to a certain extent. I hate to lose, but can do it gracefully as long as someone doesn’t trash talk me. Then I get mad.

19.  I’m slow to anger and quick to forgive.

20.  I was only grounded one time in my life. I would skirt my household duties and go into the attic and read romance novels. My mom said, “Don’t let me see you with a book in your hand this week!”  Yup. Grounded off of books.

21. I went on my first date and experienced my first kiss at 16 at my sophomore semi-formal. The kiss did not go well. It was French and I was grossed out. I only went on one other date the rest of high school, my senior prom. And that was arranged … at a track meet … by my mom. My friend from church also didn’t have a date and she suggested that we go together. “Good idea!”

22. On many Saturdays, I hang out with my three buddies who are all cartoonist and comic fans. I met them while I attended a Saturday class at a comics and cartooning school. Two are teachers and one was a student. We call ourselves the Sci-Five. Yup, there it is. Although there are only four of us in the Sci-Five, the name was too cool to pass up. So, the fifth is an alternate spot.

(The Sci-Five, minus one. You thought I was kidding, didn’t you?) 

23. I was a thumb sucker until the age of 9, hence the overbite requiring braces. My aunt told me that a keloid that I had on my thumb was a worm under the skin and that I would eventually suck it out. I stopped sucking my thumb right then and there.

24. In college, my four best friends and I made up our own sorority, LAVA! LAVA was an acronym of our middle initials except for our one friend, who doesn’t have a middle name, was missing. Her surname begins with “Ex,” so she became the exclamation point at the end. We had a hand signal, call and step dance. *LOL*

25. I grew up with horses (my dad’s love) and was essentially a farm hand until I went away to college.

Did you get more than you bargained for?!?!?!  LOL!!!  Hope you were at least entertained=)!

What random things would you like people to know about you?

25 Random Things About Me (#1-10)

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12/13/12: This is a two part post that I did when I first started my blog in July 2011.  A similar Random Things About Me “game” on IG reminded me of it.  And, since I have a lot more readers than I did when I started my blog in July 2011, thought some may have not seen this and might be interested in learning a little bit more about me. Hope that I’m right ;)! 

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(My screensaver at work for the last 2 years.)

You know that FB game where you make a note with 25 random things about yourself? Yeah, I never did that. But, most of you said that you like to get to know about someone through their blog (see my poll for evidence;-), even about things non-hair related. Though I normally don’t blog on the weekend as I’m trying to get posts ready for the upcoming week, this was an easy one because I started it on the GOC=). So yeah, I’m cheating! Anywho, here are the first 10 random things about me. Number one is a very, very, VERY important thing to know about me. Even hair is secondary to it. Though, I’ve been letting hair take the front seat for a little while since I started blogging=).

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1.  I LOVE cartoons, comics, and superheroes. Capital L-O-V-E. I’ve loved them my entire life and generally keep the TV on channels with cartoons, except in the morning when I turn on the news (notice I didn’t say “watch” the news, mostly because it’s white noise while I get ready for work and try to hear the weather and traffic reports). Batman and Avatar are my all-time favorites.  No. Like seriously.  I’m definitely a nerd and really don’t care. The members of my family all just shake their heads.  They say, “Shelli and those cartoons.”

(NYC Comic Con 2009. Yeah, that’s how I roll;.)

2.  I’m an artist. Well, I can draw. But, I don’t draw enough. I’m sitting at my drawing table now, but have only used it as a table for my computer in the last year.

3.  I have two sisters. I’m the oldest and we all have first names that start with “Sh” and middle names that start with the letter “A.”

4.  I’m my grandmother’s favorite. Everyone knows and accepts this.

5.  Buttercream is my weakness. Last year, a friend gave me a can of it for my birthday. I ate it straight out of the can.

6.  I am a Claims Manager for a property/casualty insurer. I run a department of about 54 people. Most of them know that I love cartoons, comics and several know about my hair obsession. Been caught on a few occasions with the scissors snipping split ends in my office … by the same friend who gave me buttercream.

7.  I’ve lived in NJ my entire life, including attending college in NJ.

8.  I graduated from Princeton University with a BA in Art History/Visual Arts.

9.  I competed in bodybuilding competitions for two years in the mid 90s. I did 5 competitions and placed in all of them, with my highest place being 2nd in two shows.

10.  I love Joss Whedon. Buffy. Angel. FIREFLY. Dr. Horrible’s Sing-A-Long Blog. Dollhouse was going somewhere. Come back to us Joss. Oh wait, he is!! He’s directing the Avengers movie!

Click here to read #11-#25.