Friday, January 16, 2009

Princess 101

So I've blissfully gained a few readers of late, and have also (coincidentally? I think not.) found some lovely new blogs to follow. I don't know about all of you, but I am far too lazy busy to delve into everyone's archives and read everything they've ever written to really learn the essence of them.

Couple that with the fact that I unposted all my archives this summer, so anyone who is inclined to do so has a problem. So, this little post is going to be all about the basics that make up the Princess (yours truly). And then I'll totally post it on the side of my blog so you all can read it ANY time. I'm just so freakin' fabulous and generous that way.

- I am 33, single and live in Winnipeg, Canada. (Right now, quite possibly the coldest place on God's Green Earth). (But other than that Winnipeg is super fab- you know Winnie the Pooh was named after us??)

- I have a lovely condo to call my own, and really don't play well with others. I had a roommate last summer, and needless to say, I hated it and we are no longer friends. (Not entirely because I let him stay with me rent-free for 3 months, but it certainly didn't help).

- I am NOT a good housekeeper. I'm tidy, but I don't dust/vacuum/wash windows a fraction as often as I should. I could (and possibly already have) name my dust bunnies. Le sigh. OK not really. But I do hate doing it...

- I work in education (not teaching, more administrative) and so far love the job I'm in. I quit my job of 7 years last spring without anything to go to and was 7 weeks between jobs. All in all I think I had a pretty painless bout of unemployment. Now, however, I have to use at least once a week to look up all the words being thrown at me by PhD's. Unfair. I used to consider myself relatively intelligent.

- I have one brother, two step-sisters, two step-brother-in-laws, a Dad and Step-Mom. (Nieces, nephews, cousins etc etc). I get along well with all the steps, and was thrilled at the age of 18 to finally get sisters. I lived with my brother who is 12 years older than me up until then, and wanted someone to talk girly with. Although, to be fair, my brother can do girly with the best of them - he appreciates candles and chocolate even more than I do.

- My Mom died when I was 11, and that fact I think makes up a lot of who I am today.

- My obsessions: Jensen Ackles, Jane Austen, Lost, Great Big Sea, chocolate and mascara.
(Not necessarily in that order)

- I could stand to lose a few pounds, but I have pretty good hair, and a sparkling intellect (um, unless I'm at work- if so, change "sparkling intellect" to "lightening fast on a keyboard when looking up word definitions on the internet"). :P

- I have a few BFF's that I will write about on here since they're such a big part of my life: My person, My Dear Anon, and K.

- I don't have a boyfriend and My Dear Anon thinks I get all pitiful about that too often. I think I just miss sex. (Cause ya know, I really really do)

- I bake. If you invite me for dinner, I will generally offer to make dessert since cooking seems like too much pressure to me. Although, odds are I'll end up doing some sort of "experimental" baking, so results vary.

- I drive a 2003 silver Mazda Protege. I don't know how many cylinders. I don't know if it has anti-lock brakes. I (like Bella Swan) don't speak Car and Driver. So don't ask.

- I also don't know what brand my TV/VCR/Computer/stereo is. Seriously. Who cares about that crap? Does it work? Yes. Ok, I'm happy.

- I check my blog stats regularly. I find them fascinating. I mean how cool is it that someone in Buenos Ares found my because they want to know about Jensen Ackles and spanking?? (Um, not that I would know anything about that...)

Was this interesting at all? Quite possibly not. Quite possibly it just looks like I wanted to write a whole post about myself.
To those people who think the latter, I say: Well duh.

Let me know if I missed anything. If I get enough, maybe I'll compile them into a whole new post called Princess 201! (I just got wayyy too excited there, so maybe not)



Prunella Jones said...

You forgot cute as a button. Otherwise good summery. It's always fun to learn more about people.

I'd describe myself like this:

I am Prunella J. Jones, non millionaire. I do not own a mansion und a yacht. And I'm bummed about that.

Anonymous said...

I love the Pic!!!!

Becky said...

Ok, bring your pretty passport to WI (where its brr nipply), I'll cook dinner and you make dessert, and we'll have a Supernatural marathon, and name the new dust bunnies:)

Look forward to 201!

Princess Pointful said...

That is one hot photo of you, missy!

MissE said...

Loving that photo, Princess - your eyes are amazing!

Thank you for the background info - coz I'm a bit like you with people's archives... I just tend to jump in at the latest post and hope like hell I'll catch on at some point. :)

Housekeeping is soooo over-rated. ;)
My mum despairs of me ever getting into a regular routine. She's determined to "retrain" me but given that I've had 34 years to settle into this particular groove...

And I'm totally with you on the Jensen Ackles obsession.


Nat said...

Right at this moment, Ottawa is actually colder than Winterpeg. It's been brutal this week.

I'm living in sin with The Man for almost 14 years. We've been together for 17. There is The Boy who is 8. We have no plans to get married. I work. I run. I write. You know... all that...

Mark said...

You are a trip.

I have found myself reading your blog daily, so it was good to get the prequel post.

Me, i'm just your average Texan, who's work takes him to unnecessarily cold locations. I miss my 50 deg. F winters.

Dee said...

Ummm....what deep dark Princess secrets do I want to know? Hummm...there are a few things! ~~Dee

Psychgrad said...

Just when I want to complain how cold it is here. I take comfort in knowing that it's colder in Winnipeg.

WendyB said...

If you can't provide spanking info...I just don't know if I can come around here anymore.

Anonymous said...

You know what is weird? Almost all of my bloggy friends love Jensen. I must be the only woman who has the hots for Jared Padalecki. Of course, I never can decide if Sam or Dean is hotter but when Sam had sex with Ruby? I think that did it to me.


phishez said...

I have the same obsession with chocolate. What's the point in not having chocolate. Its like denying yourself air!

Jamie said...

don't speak car and driver (like bella)!

Loved! Trying to get more peeps interested in Twilight... starting to happen.

29, live in Vancouver, loved the snow over Christmas, hated the way the city dealt with it.

Princess of the Universe said...

I've gotten so bad at responding to comments lately - I apologise!

Pru- Thanks so much, and I'm bummed on your behalf!

MDA- thanks honey!

Becky - that is totally a date!

PP- Yeah? Thanks!

MissE- thanks, and isn't he dreamy?? Thanks for pointing out he was in the movie that MDA and I saw this weekend. It was best to go in prepared for the heart flutterings!

Nat - are you colder? That really sucks. We've actually gotten all spring-like this weekend - which reminds me I haven't plugged in my car...crap!

Mark- thanks for stopping by! Do you have a blog I can also stalk?

Dee- just let me know, I'm an open book!

PsychG- According to Nat Ottawa is colder than Winnipeg- the jury is still out...

WendyB- you want to know if I like spankings? Interesting...are you offering?

Hilly- Don't get me wrong, Jared is hot too- Jensen just has...something...

Phish- Yeah, I don't know why I don't keep it on hand all the time. My chocolate chips are running out from my cravings...

Jamie- you don't think enough people are into Twilight? Seriously?


Chief Rock Chef said...

I found you through Ali, which is probably even more dubious than searching for spanking info!

Super-cute photo!

Chief Rock Chef said...

Like the way you are making sure no one has any excuse for not knowing about Pooh!

Jamie said...

Not enough people my age (late twenties) that I know, finally got a few people interested so I could talk to someone about twilight!

Penny said...

I can totally commiserate on the hate of cleaning.I cannot stand brooms or mops and try to avoid them like the plague.Unfortunately,if I don't clean,I might actually get the plague,so yeah,I do it against my will.

I love your blog to death,and really enjoy reading about your life.

PS:You might not be PhD intelligent,but you certainly are Life intelligent,and that's way better in my opinion.

Alice said...

Love the Pic....Love the blog and love you!!!! xoxoxo

the frog princess said...

I think New York might be giving you a run for your money... it is frakkin' FREEZING here!!

Also, you completely forgot to mention your obsession with gift wrap!

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