All the “cool” library nerds were doing it, so why not?

1. Only three people in the world are able to pronounce my last name. Unfortunately, I am not one of them.

2. When I was in the (I think) second grade, we were given blank books – real books that were completely blank, cover and all – and were told to write and illustrate our own stories. I wrote some sort of cheap E.T. knockoff and ended up winning a state-wide competition for it. I think it was at that point in time that I decided that I wanted to seriously pursue a career as a writer/artist and live in poverty for the rest of my life.

3. My family has a history of the same disease as the Elephant Man. That’s right, major-high-school-crush-who-totally-rejected-me-which-trampled-what-little-self-esteem-I-had-to-the-point-where-I-was-too-terrified-too-ask-out-another-girl-until-college: I can get uglier!

4. Apparently, alledgedly, when I get reeeally drunk – back when I drank — I have been told that I tend to “liberate” other people’s possessions.

5. When I was about eleven, I spent almost nine months of my life in a wheelchair after an operation on both of my legs. If I hadn’t had the operation when I did, I’d still be in a wheelchair today.

6. When I was a kid – like, six or seven – my dad taught me a game called Mumbly Peg. HOW THE GAME IS PLAYED: Two opponents face each other, standing about five feet apart. Then – and this is where it gets interesting – one pulls out a knife and throws it at the other players feet! If the blade sticks in the ground, the second player must move his foot over to where the blade landed; if the blade didn’t stick, the player doesn’t move. Then, the second player picks up the knife and throws it back at the first player’s feet. The loser is the first person to have their feet so far apart that they can’t stand any longer and fall. Or bleed. The first person to bleed loses, too.

7. Whenever I talk to people with accents, I cannot help but imitate their accent afterwards. I know I shouldn’t, I even try to stop myself or talk lower so they can’t hear it, but I just can’t help myself.

8. I am a ninja-level theater-hopper.

9. I have a near-unhealthy obsession with pirates and zombies.

10. I have been told by someone who once told me that she was my arch-enemy that I have “really pretty eyes”. And, I mean, if your arch-enemy seriously compliments your eyes like that, it’s got to be true, right?