Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Facts About Me

Posted July 12, 2016 by @Angelized_1st in Memes, Top Ten Tuesday / 8 Comments

2016 Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, and this week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is “Top Ten Facts About Me.” These facts can be anything I want. Something personal, or something bookish. Basically, a freebie. So I decided to tell “Ten Facts About Me.” So without further ado, here they are!

#1 – I’ve Been Figure Skating off and on for about 10 years.

As a child I always wanted to be a figure skater, but my parents wouldn’t get me lessons. One day, I decided, “Why not?” I started taking lessons as an adult, and love it. Sadly, due to several injuries I’ve been off the ice, but hope to get back on again once I lose some weight.

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#2 – I Used To Work As a Reporter and Editor

For years I used to work as a contributor and editor at  TV After Dark, and got the opportunity to attend San Diego Comic-Con, as well as interview casts and crews of various television shows. I also wrote film review from time to time, and attended screenings. This was a really fun time, and I met a lot of cool people along the way.

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#3  – I Broke My Ankle on the Ice

In 2010, I broke my ankle while figure skating. Actually, someone bumped into me, and crushed my ankle. I had to have surgery for the first time, and it took 12 weeks to recuperate, but another year before my ankle felt normal again. However, I no longer have the range of movement I used to, and have developed arthritis in the joint 🙁

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#4 – Every Year I Celebrate Halloween at Either Universal Studios, Six Flags, or Both

Halloween is my favorite holiday, and I usually have a blast celebrating it. Normally, I go to Universal Studios, or Six Flags for their celebrations. Some times I even do both! It’s really fun, and I always have a fantastic time running from zombies with chainsaws.

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#5 – I Have a Needlepoint Project I’ve Been “Working” on Since 2001.

I love to knit, crochet, embroider, or do any kind of needlepoint. However, I while I normally have several unfinished projects, there’s one that I’ve been working on for 15 years (and counting). As a matter of pride (and stubbornness) I refuse to give up, and call it quits. Maybe I’ll finish it when I have grandkids… or even children.

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#6 – I have Piercings.

Currently I have 12 piercings, as I just retired my navel piercing. However, I’ve been pierced about 17 times. This is mostly due to earlier piercings getting infected, and I removed it after it cleared up. I currently have a nose piercing, 3 piercings in each earlobe, a helix, an industrial, a conch, and a triages piercing. That’s right – 11 of my 12 piercings are in my ears. My mom is not happy! Hahaha!

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#7 – I’m Catholic

I grew up attending the Episcopal church, and sometimes the Baptist church as my parents each belonged to one or the other. However, as I became an adult I decided to join the Catholic Church as its teaching aligned more with my beliefs. It’s been an interesting experience. Not joining the church, but as a black, pierced, tattooed female, I get more hate from people over being Catholic. Most of this is due to people not being informed about the church, and judging me based on incorrect beliefs they have on Catholic Doctrine. Go figure!

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#8 – I’m a Wolverine!

I graduated from The University of Michigan in 2000. Though I’ve attended other schools since then and obtained other degrees, I always say Michigan is my Alma Mater when asked.

#9 – I Obtained My Masters’ of Education Degree Last Year

Last year I finally obtained my Maters’ degree. I was only five classes short of obtaining it five years ago, and decided to go back and take those last classes. I’m supposed to be working on my Doctorate, but right now I need to get my love for teaching back. That and $30,000-40,000. If you need a tax write-off, keep me in mind. Ha!

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#10 – I’m a Planner Addict

If you follow me on Instagram, then you already know this. I’m addicted to paper planners. I’ve written in Moleskins before Bullet Journaling was even a thing. However, my serial killer scratchings are nothing compared to #bujo set-ups you’ll find all over the Internet. When I bought my first iPad, I tried to step into the 21st Century, but I haven’t been very successful at using iCal on a regular basis like I need to. There’s just something about pen and paper that’s soothing to me. That’s probably why I’ve bought four planners this year alone. Yeah, I know. I have a serious problem.

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8 responses to “Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Facts About Me

    • @Angelized_1st

      You’ll love it! Halloween Horror Nights is so much fun! I can’t believe you’ve never skated. You should try it sometime. I’ve always wanted to go to Alaska. Seems like a cool place.

    • @Angelized_1st

      Hahaha! OMG, I’m obsessed with planner videos on YT! I love how creative people are. I also love the hand lettering vids. My handwriting is horrible, but I’m working on it.

  1. Ice skating scares me, I went once when I was 14 and spent the entire time holding on to the side of the rink!!

    I love that you are still doing the needlepoint, my dad stopped smoking in the 70s and he started doing a crossstitch of a large horse in a field to give his hands something to do, to this day it is still not finished!

    I love zombies but Halloween Horror Nights would freak me out!
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    • @Angelized_1st

      I love the smell of the ice, and the wind through my hair when I’m skating. I feel free. Plus, it’s a fun way to burn calories. I wasn’t very successful the first time I was on the ice, either. That’s why I decided to get back on with lessons. After one lesson, and falling, I was fine. I think you need to fall just once to get over the fear. Once you know you’re going to be alright, it passes.

      Hahaha! I think I was an overachiever when I picked that black material. It’s so hard to see the holes, that my eyes get tired quickly. That, and there’s a lot of metallic thread in the kit that is difficult to work with. At least those are the excuses I use to make myself feel better about it 🙂

  2. Ahhh organisation FTW I SAY!! I love organising things and I’ve only this year started a notebook to organise my instagram tags and challenges and books I want to buy. XD I’m thinking of taking the plunge next year and bullet journalling! IT SEEMS SO SO COOL. And omg congrats on your Masters!! *applauds you*

    Thanks for stopping by @ Paper Fury!

    • @Angelized_1st

      I love bullet journaling! I had an Erin Condren planner last year, but it’s too structured, and I like to write too much down. Bullet journaling is better, because you can tailor it to suit your needs and can use anything to do it. I’ve collected Moleskins for years, so the transition to BJ was easy for me. Now, I’m using a traveler’s notebook to organize my notes even better.

      Thanks! I’m glad I finally got my Masters. It was worth it.

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