Wednesday, September 23, 2009

About Me

I was moved beyond words this morning when Dave of My Year on the Grill wrote a post about...well, me. You can read it for yourself here.

Rarely am I speechless.

Thank you, Dave.

Dave did a bit of research for his post over on my regular blog, Wandering Coyote. I have a few ReTorte readers who also read WC, but I don't know how many exactly. The WC blog is, as Dave said, a much darker than this food blog, which I try to keep mainly positive and enthusiastic. WC is where I let my "dark" side out a bit...OK, quite a bit. You should not be put off by the fact that my tagline is "Tattooed, Pierced, and Potty-mouthed;" I really am friendly!

In the spirit of being open with you all over here on ReTorte, and to give you a bit more information about me, and to clear up a couple of Dave's questions, here is a bit of personal, non-food related information about yours truly.

1. I have two tattoos: one on my back and one on my left ankle. The back one is of a moon goddess and I got it in celebration of my 30th birthday. The ankle one is my "divorce tattoo" which I treated myself to after my divorce.


2. I am divorced & have been for 4 years now.

3. I live with three mental illnesses: Major Depressive Disorder, Dysthymia, and BPD. I am doing really, really well right now, though!

4. I have 12 piercings, all but one of them are in my ears. The one not in my ears is in my nose. I used to have a lip ring, but due to a long story involving WalMart, dentists, incompetent piercers, and passport photos, I had to take it out. I do want to get it re-pierced, though. I'm also thinking about an eyebrow ring, but I'm not 100% on that yet.

5. I listen to a lot of heavy metal music, and my favourite band is Nightwish!

6. I have a bratty but cuddly cat named Juno!

7. I definitely am potty-mouthed, but I do try to control it as much as possible!

8. I have a degree in creative writing from the University of Victoria. I got this in 1998, well before my pastry training at PICA.

9. I lived in Ottawa, Canada's capital, for seven years and, although I had good friends there, I hated that city more than I can possibly put into words. Don't get me started.

10. I currently live in the town I grew up in, after swearing I'd never move back here when I left in 1992. Sometimes necessity is a bugger. I got sick, I needed to be around my family, and my father, youngest brother, and sister-in-law all live here.

Anything else you want to know? Leave a comment!

And again, Dave, you are the best! Thank you for making my day!

21 comments:

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Good to know more about you!

I've always wanted a tattoo (maybe one day)... I had three piercings (tongue, nose and belly button), but have only two now (I had to remove the tongue one in order to find a job). As you already know, I love heavy music...

Cheers,

Rosa

sp said...

Wow what a great post by Dave. That's so nice. You deserve it.

Elra said...

So nice to know you a bit better. Like you, I also love having my family to live close by me.

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

You have a lovely back. Such smooth and youthful skin.
Nice to learn more about you!
(And about Rosa - who knew she was pierced too!?)

Pierce said...

Nice post over at Dave's place and it's totally deserved - you rock! Nice tats. I have three...and really want another one.

Palidor said...

It's so nice to read more about you! Thank you very much for sharing. The tattoos are really neat. I am a fellow potty-mouth, although I've been working on cleaning it up! And, I love, love Juno!!

Helene said...

So nice to read a bit about you. I'm planning to move to Ottawa. For the family, not that I want to live BC but I miss my children.

Cinnamon Girl aka Reeni♥ said...

What a sweet write-up!! Thanks for sharing all these tidbits about yourself. I am living back in my hometown - something I promised myself I would never do - but I'm with my family so it's ok for the time being.

girlichef said...

Thanks for sharing this with us...fun to learn more about the actual "person"! :D I am also tattooed (6 & counting), pierced (10...but all in my ears, lol...keep debating the nose ring...they don't go over well in kitchens...I know, that's what bandaids are for) and I've been known to be potty-mouthed, but I toned that down once the kiddos arrived...unless I get a few drinks in me...or get really pissed. :) Anyway, this was about you, not me...Fun Facts!!! I love your tats...esp the Moon Goddess.

Bob said...

Wow, that's really brave of you, admitting you like Nightwish. Joking! Don't hit! :D I'm a metal head too, but more of a speed/death/thrash fan.

I only have one tattoo, a Fiend (Misfits logo) on my calf. But I'm planning on getting (when I have the money, so probably never. Heh.) a half sleeve (shoulder to elbow) of Cthulhu-esque work and an ankle to knee sleeve of punk stuff. More out of nostalgia than anything else on the punk work, I used to be a scenester wicked bad.

I used to have 9 earrings in my left ear, but I'm down to 5 now. I also have my nipples pierced. Since we're going there and all. Heh.

Oh and don't worry about your mouth around me, I've had a couple people I know say they wouldn't know my blog was mine because I wasn't swearing every other word. ;)

Coleen's Recipes said...

I thoroughly enjoyed learning more about you. I wish everyone would post this kind of information once in a while. Thanks so much.

Wandering Coyote said...

Bob: Who'd've thunk it??? WOW! Thanks for sharing that! I'm a symphonic/power/gothic/prog metal fan myself.

Alyse said...

Wow. I think it's awesome that you showed us a little who you are. I love the moon tattoo, but I have to disagree with nightwish lol. Sorry ><

Wandering Coyote said...

@ Alyse: Well, I like other metal bands, too!

Wandering Coyote said...

Bob & Alyse: it just occurred to me that NO ONE on my other blog has a fracking clue who Nightwish is and yet over here I find two people who do - and two people who don't like them! WEIRD!!!

Bob said...

WC: Heh, that is weird. :)

A Year on the Grill said...

Coyote, thanks for letting it hang out like that. And the divorce tat... a coyote howling at the moon, genius

did you design that yourself?

Wandering Coyote said...

Dave, my friend who is an artist designed the tattoo, and the Celtic knotwork is from a well-known Celtic artist whom I just love.

Shelly W said...

It's fun getting to know more about you! Thanks for sharing! BTW I love BOTH of your blogs :)

Debbie said...

This was a great post. It's nice to see a side of people besides the cooking part. :) I also love piercings and currently have 5 in each ear and 1 belly button. Hope to know more of you in your posts. I have been away from the food scene for awhile. I got into the fashion blogs and well now I'm back to food. :)

Wandering Coyote said...

Nice to see you back, Debbie!

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