Who are you?
I am Amber.
What do you do?
So, I have one of those really high powered government jobs…you know, the kind of thing where I train a bunch people who will eventually wear black suits, ear pieces, and mirrored sunglasses. I just can’t let them know that I have a softer side.
I’m calling B.S. on that one.
You probably should.
What will you tell us about yourself?
I have a cat named Mary. I didn’t name her. She came with my house when I bought it. She is quite fluffy and somehow lost half of her left ear before I met her. She tells me that you should see the other guy. Basically, she tries to kill me every morning by tripping me on my way to make coffee and isn’t very good at cuddling. But, she has her cute moments. We have a thing.
I have a nerdy bent and I am proud of it. I grew up on Star Wars, Indiana Jones, and all the greats. I like Doctor Who (Peter Capaldi grew on me and I am excited about a female Doctor), Supernatural, Gilmore Girls, and whatever else I happen to be marathon-ing on Netflix or Amazon Prime.
I also knit because busy hands are a good thing. Also, who doesn’t need another hat or scarf.
I love books, but, for a variety of annoying reasons, have not been able to read much lately. Some of the books that make me who I am are: The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (it is really just one long book, you know)by J.R.R. Tolkein, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith, The Little House Series by Laura Ingalls Wilder (back to the formative years), The Kitchen God’s Wife and The Hundred Secret Senses by Amy Tan (I love a woman who decides to dye her hair lavender in her 60s. She is my idol.), The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling, The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls. The list could go on, but this is a start. I miss my old and new literary friends. I hope to get my ability to read back soon.
Why are you writing this?
I can tell a good story and make people laugh. I have always wanted to write a good story, but have had trouble focusing my thoughts. Due to some new circumstances, I finally feel that I can do this. What I write may be great or it may be terrible, but at least I’m doing it.
I also think that there are parts of my story that might help some other people out there in the world, just as other blogger’s stories have helped me. I am just paying it forward.
Can I copy your essays and call them my own?
Sure, but then I will have to send the spies in training to practice their assassin skills on you.
Seriously, feel free to quote me, link to me, share me, but make sure you credit me. After all, this is my life I am writing about and I promise you that your life is just as interesting (probably more).
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