I want you and me to be friends.
I'm NOT talking about Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, Tumblr, LinkedIn, StumbleUpon, Klout or any of the other social spaces. You don't need to subscribe to my blog, you don't need to leave me comments, you don't need to bestow an award on me. I just want you and me to become (better) friends.
Of course, that means we really need to get to know each other. So each week I candidly share stuff about myself. And if you'd like for me to get to know you better, I invite you to share along with me. You don't have to be a blogger to participate and even if we're already good friends, I hope you'll still share with me.
When I was a kid,
I had terrible crush on a blond-haired girl in my Sunday School class named Ann. We were only about 6 or 7 years old at the time, but I was positive I was in love with her. She was my very first valentine and while I have no idea what I gave her on the momentous Valentine's Day, I do remember what she gave me. It was a little card read Mark - Meaning 'Mighty Warrior' - followed by a Bible verse.
I never considered myself to be mighty or anything close to a warrior, but those words meant so much to me and have stuck with me. In fact, I still treasure Ann's little card and secretly wonder if she knew something about me I never knew. In tribute, I have since combined that "Mighty Warrior" with the definition of my boyfriend's first name (Frank) to create the avatar you all know: Javelin Warrior.
When I grow up,
I want to live close to vast wilderness. In fact, on weekends I want to be able to lose myself in the vastness of nature - no highways, no telephone wires, no concrete buildings. Don't get me wrong - I love modern conveniences like cell phones, hospitals, and grocery stores and I wouldn't really care to live without them, but sometimes I just want to get away from it all. I particularly love hot arid environments because there's less chance of stumbling face-first into poison ivy or stinging insects. I'm terribly allergic to poison ivy and Boyfriend Javelin is terribly allergic to stings...
I used to love
- Christina Aguilera
- Gordon Ramsey
- Puma (the brand)
- Paraffin candles
- Braveheart (the film)
I still love
- Bruno Mars
- Betty White
- Clue (the film)
- Honda Cars
- Abercrombie & Fitch leather sandals
There's one thing you should know about me,
I eat when I'm not happy with myself. Like when I'm unhappy with my weight or lack of exercise or something I've done - I'll start stuffing down cheese, bread, ice cream, left over pizza, cake, cookies, chocolate covered pretzels, etc. I'm trying to break this nasty little habit by forcing myself to snack on carrot sticks, but the real answer lies in resolving the root causes. Like not skipping workout days or obsessing over the number staring back at me on the scale.
So tell me...
Do you know what your name means and if so, how did you find out? And are you a city or nature person? And what kind of climate do you prefer? Do you have any secret indulgences?
If you do not feel comfortable posting your answers in a comment but would still like to share something about yourself, feel free to email me or direct message me on Twitter. And if there's a specific question you'd like me to answer next time, just let me know.