Introducing Me

Friday, February 22, 2013

Hello!

Many of you already know who I am, of course, but there have been a lot of new faces around here this week. I somehow managed to get 1200 hits the other day (I'm still not sure how that happened!) and my Wordless Wednesday link party went from 4 entries last week (its first week) to 47 entries this week! I am so grateful to everyone who linked up :)

But anyway, since I've had so many new readers this week, I thought I'd post a little bit about myself :)

I'm Alex :)

  • I'm married to Tom, who is awesome. 

  • We have an adorable dog named Archie Simpson (after Snake from Degrassi), who, contrary to popular belief, is not an abnormally long chocolate lab puppy; he's a full-grown Dachshund/Basset hound/blue heeler mix.

  • May is an important month for us: we married on the 7th (two years ago), started dating on the 15th (three years ago), I was born on the 21st (25 years ago), and Archie was born on the 26th (two years ago).
  • I'm a preschool teacher, and I absolutely love it. It can be stressful at times (2/3 of my class doesn't speak English), but it's totally worth it.
  • I am absolutely terrified of spiders.
  • I never get enough sleep. I was an insomniac even as a little kid, and that hasn't changed as I've gotten older. I've had some very unattractive dark circles going on over the past couple of weeks.
  • We've been trying to have a baby for two years. We've gone through a hysterical pregnancy and infertility, but now that I FINALLY HAVE A REGULAR PERIOD AGAIN!!!!!!! (sorry, it might have been TMI, but it's a HUGE deal for me!) we're hopeful that this is finally our year :)
  • I have two other blogs: Operation Skinny Jeans, a weight loss blog I write with my friend Jess, and Pre-K Prep School, a teaching blog.
  • I love reality competitions, especially Project Runway, ANTM, The Taste, and Top Chef.
  • My favorite foods are cereal, burritos, crab cakes, and cheesecake.
  • I'm a total nerd. I'm obsessed with Harry Potter, love Doctor Who, am an avid Pokemon player, and have spent waaaaay too many hours immersing myself in the Elder Scrolls universe.
  • I love, love, love fashion, though my wardrobe doesn't particularly reflect that. I've been too broke to buy clothes, but that's going to change.
  • I have an Etsy shop where I sell digital invitations and cards.
  • I love doing yoga, and when the weather stops being such a jerkface, I'm going to attempt running.
  • My life-long dream of going to Disney World is FINALLY coming true this year, and I get absolutely giddy just thinking about it :)
Thank you so much for visiting Good Girl Gone Wife! I hope you kick off your shoes and stay awhile :)

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9 comments

  1. Hiya! Nice to meet you. J/k haha. May is a special month in our house too. My bday is May 20, our marriage anniversary is the 26. : ) Hope your week is going great.

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    1. Further proof that May is totally the best month :)

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  2. I feel a bit stalkerish commenting on all the time but I just had to share that May is important in my family too! 5 birthdays! Both of my baby brothers have birthdays in May. The older one was born on the 21st as well!

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    1. Don't feel bad! I love seeing your comments!

      5 birthdays in May is a lot! June and March are like that in my family -- in addition to extended family members in both months, my sisters have birthdays exactly two weeks apart in March, and my brothers' birthdays are four days apart in June.

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    2. Oh, and strangely enough, my first boyfriend was also born on May 21st...less than 13 hours before me, actually!

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  3. Archie is so cute!

    And I feel you on the insomnia... I have to take sleeping meds. :(

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    1. Thanks :) I may be biased, but I agree.

      I had an Ambien prescription years ago, but it's been over five years now. I wish I had a normal inner clock.

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  4. I just recently wrote a post where I am wearing that exact same hat LOL how funny!!! http://www.xoxorebecca.com/2013/02/a-date-with-mouse.html
    And wow!!! May is a really big month for you guys :) Thats a lot of stuff going on, but good stuff :)

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    1. That's so funny! It's actually kind of an old picture (fall 2009 or winter 2010, I think), but it's one of my favorites!

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