Maybe Matilda: This is me!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

This is me!

It seems my readership here at this little bloggy has expanded past my mom and husband (which is awesome, by the way, and thank you all for reading my blather!), so I thought an introduction might be in order . . . just in case you care to know anything about me.

Here's my little family:

Me, baby Forrest, and husband Jeff.

I'm from New York, which everyone is really impressed with until they realize that "being from New York" is not synonymous with "being from New York City," and my town was mostly populated by cows.

We're in Iowa right now where my husband is attending chiropractic school (only 2 more months in the Midwest?! Seriously, where did the last few years go?). I've really come to love it here, but sorry, Iowa, I will not be missing your horrific Arctic winters and having to chip my way into my ice-coated car every morning from September-May.

I was an English major at Brigham Young University, and definitely miss it.

I worked as a massage therapist for a few years before Forrest was born (because that's a totally natural career path for an English major, right?).
And now I stay home with this little fella!

I'm thanking my lucky stars that I was one of the last customers ever to eat at Flavor Flav's Fried Chicken here in Iowa (that is not a joke . . . it's a real restaurant. I had my doubts, too). We went there last Saturday and it has now closed down. Isn't that how everybody celebrates Easter? Making a pilgrimage to visit washed-up rappers' restaurants?
(Those are our gangsta faces . . . they felt appropriate for the picture until we realized later that Flavor himself is not even making a thug face in the mural. Now we just look like idiots.)

I love (love! looooove!) black licorice, which is the best favorite candy to have because nobody else likes it. More for me! And I always get the black jelly beans on Easter when no one else wants them!

I type 103 words per minute. I just did an online typing test to confirm this. My mom and I used to compete at those online tests to see who could type faster, so I have her to thank for that talent. I don't mean to slap you in the face with this next tidbit, but if you didn't figure it out with the word-per-minute thing, I was really, really, really cool and popular as a kid.

Let's see, I covered our gangsta faces and random useless skill set . . . I do believe you now know everything important there is to know about me! Anything else you'd like to learn?

(If you want to read a little about me crafting and selling on etsy, check out my shop feature over at Flex Family Arts!)

45 comments :

  1. What an adorable family you have, Rachel!!! I, too, loooove black licorice...;) Thank you so much for sharing your life with us...you gangsta, you...

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  2. Hehe this post made me chuckle on a chilly England day. You're so right (especially as I'm a UK girl) I INSTANTLY go "NYC!! Like Sex and the City!! Wow!" when I hear New York.
    PS I love the balloon embroidery on your shop at the moment, it's TOO cute =) x

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  3. Haha, you are too funny! I didn't know you live in Iowa! I'm in MN, so we are pretty much neighbors. =) Ooh, can't agree with you on the black licorice thing. I despise that stuff!

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  4. It's nice to "meet" you! Thanks for sharing a bit. I have to admit, I, too, *love* black licorice and I have no idea why others don't seem to care for it. And because I am a nerd, when I saw the words "online typing test" I had to go check out my speed. I'm nowhere near 103 wpm, but I'll settle for my 75... :-)

    Have a lovely day!
    Marie
    http://educatorssoliloquy.blogspot.com

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  5. Man! You are a quick typer!
    I love the black jelly beans too! But most of my family does, so we fight over them.

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  6. So nice to "meet" you! I love the gangsta faces. perfect.

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  7. I started reading your blog a few months ago, but it is great to finally "meet" you:) I must say it was your random mention of serenity or firefly that got me hooked! (I also was really really really popular :)! ) Thank for creating fun stuff!!

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  8. Cute post!! It's nice to "meet" you, especially since I just found your blog.

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  9. Fun to know more about you :).

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  10. your family is so adorable!

    caitimae.blogspot.com

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  11. Great to find your blog through the Etsy Blog Team!
    Your family portrait is adorable!!

    Best,
    Mary C. Nasser
    http://www.marycnasser.com/blog.html

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  12. Ryan and I wanted to go to Flavor Flav's chicken restaurant. haha... great shot of you folks! That's history-making. =)

    Love this post. Good to meet you.

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  13. Very cute post! The pictures are GREAT!

    BTW I think it is very awesome that you have an 8 month old little man because so do I :D

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  14. Thanks for posting this! Now I feel like I know ya a little better.

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  15. I'm a recent follower. I bookmarked your LOVE shirt and your map frame. I'm excited to further explore your site and projects! I also love black licorice (nobody else likes it! so true!). You have a beautiful family :)

    Better Than a Milk Mustache

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  16. Nice to meet you! I started following last week. I have your knockoff dress on my sewing bucket list. It's adorable -- and so is your hair. :)

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  17. I love love love your hair!

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  18. Hey, I just started following and am loving what I have seen so far. I was super excited for this post because I'M FROM NY! I always say "upstate new york" but people still ask what it's like to live in NYC. (My family lived in Utica, NY for about 20 years). But now I live in Iowa! How did we get here?! I moved for a year contract at a theatre and stayed because I met the love of my life (and now husband) the second day I was here. And now we're buying a house, so I guess I'm stuck with the frigid winters for a while longer. (Hopefully that wasn't tmi, but I got excited). Oh, also, I love black licorice too, we should be friends. ;)
    Liz

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  19. Um, I believe you missed something important. Me. And the rest of your family. Jipped. (is that how you spell jip? jyp? uhhh...)

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  20. Haha! Love this post!

    That's pretty awesome that you ate at Flavor Flav's restaurant-- totally sounds like something I would do... on Easter.

    Adorable family photo, btw!

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  21. Hi from texas! Just wanted to let u kno that 4 yrs ago I won the Matilda baby name war between my husband and I! And then three yrs after that Penelope joined our family. I hope one day u get ur Matilda. Xoxo t

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  22. Can your family get any cuter???

    Completely jealous of your Flavor Flav experience. We kept putting it off because he was never wearing gloves while handling the chicken in EVERY picture taken of him in the restaurant. It freaked me out a little...ok, a lot. Glad you survived...unlike the restaurant. :P

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  23. So you're kinda freaking me out! I am an English major from the next state over, Colorado. I was a massage therapist, and I am a fast typer who would just type the phone book because I find it so zen!

    Are you living in England now too?! XOL

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  24. adorable family, cool blogger, amazing typist, english major (that explains your unique sense of humor), massage therapist....wow! Congrats! I don't think I can achieved so much in my whole life time..haha

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  25. Nice to meet you Amanda! I love your family picture. Your baby boy is such a cutie!

    Karen

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  26. You have such an adorable little family! I don't think there is a color your CAN'T pull off! You look great! I love the gansta picture, by the way! What a crack up!

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  27. What a cute family! You are so witty and charming, I love reading your blog!

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  28. You are live on the Glitter Blog! http://runwithglitter.blogspot.com/2011/04/guest-blogger-maybe-matilda.html
    xoxoxo

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  29. Awh it is so fun hearing a little bit about you and your life! I love the nerdy sense of humor it is sooo totally up my alley! I am happy for you and your fast growing blog congrats!

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  30. So nice to "meet" you! I have been enjoying your blog. I live in NY... and like you, NOT NYC! I live with cows and apple trees, near Rochester. :)I love sharing ideas and gaining inspiration from other crafty moms. Have a good day.

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  31. You have a cute blog! I love your gangsta faces.

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  32. Hi! I'm new here! Thanks for stopping by my blog...your's is so cute and I can't wait to look around some!

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  33. Your son does a pretty sweet gangster face too :-)
    Very cute. (P.S. unlike a lot of commenters, I live in the NYC part of New York).

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  34. Thanks for sharing! I loved reading about you as a person! :D

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  35. Holy crap! 103 words per minute! Seriously impressive. And even more impressive is how many followers you have in such a short time period...you rock! Any pointers for me?

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  36. Your family is beautiful and very friendly. Loved your work, you are very creative. Congratulations. I'm following you. Bye!

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  37. What a lovely little history! I just ran across you by chance, as my baby is named Matilda! I've always loved that name, too. Looking forward to reading more... :)

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  38. What an adorable blog you have! I'm so glad I found it. The plaid outfit your little chunk is wearing in the first pic in your intro post is the cutest thing I've ever seen. :)

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  39. I saw your tutorial on UCreate... so cute! My husband is also in Chiropractic school... But we are at Palmer in Florida.... {we won't stay here either} We are looking to go to Colorado. Your family is so cute! And yes... I do think it makes sense for an English Major to be a massage therapist... :)

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  40. aww...even your lil guy has the gangsta face...lol...very cute!

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  41. Hey! I'm a newbie in the blogging world and just stumbled upon your little blog. Loving what I'm seeing, definitely adding you to my blog list. We seem to share a lot of similar interests! I'm looking forward to seeing what else you post! :)

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  42. i just read your intro post. i LOVE black jellybeans too. and i think you may be the only other person that i 'know' who does.

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