9.) When my parents moved from the condo into our first 'house' I had frequent and vivid dreams of a glowing light coming through the vent in my bedroom. For a solid year I was convinced I was being visited by aliens on a regular basis. I no longer believe this to be true, but you also won't see me looking in any vents at night either.
8.) In the 3rd grade I was featured in the local paper within an article about 'bullies'. Sadly, I was the 'bully' in this text- something I do not recall in the slightest, but Momma was happy to send in an email late last year. I suppose parents really do keep 'everything'!
6.) I graduated high school at the early age of 16 with an honorable dream in my heart of becoming a Video Game Arts and Design major. I promptly completed one year of schooling and dropped out. I'd decided that, while I loved creating, I didn't like being told what to create very much. I had a perfect attendance and grade standing. I often desire to go back to school simply to learn and grow more, with no specified direction of focus.
5.) When I was 2 I loved peas. Momma has told this to nearly any male I have ever brought before her. This sentiment is promptly followed by an explanation that I loved them 'so much' because I apparently did not chew them, as they came out quite in tact on the other end. Try looking your date in the eyes after that!
4.) The strangest food I have ever eaten was Shark Fin soup. I was a teenager and the Chinese mother next door had spent days simmering the broth from scratch. I quickly learned that this delicacy has a base composed of hundreds of dried shark fin dorsal needles that easily also make this the most interesting dish I have ever tried, texturally.
2.) I have 7 tattoos, the first of which inked at 18, and a full back piece of angel wings that were hand drawn by the artist, on my back, directly before inking. It took 6 straight hours, on a stool topless, in a tattoo parlor, with no pauses or breaks. My back piece, at age 18, the day after completion, is actually for sale in photograph form on a fine arts website.
1.) I was born just minutes before Momma's birthday, in New York. Her obstetrician was, at the time, in the same hospital giving birth to twins. Momma's only concern in that moment was that she did not have to share birthdays with me. I have since, shared my birthday with 2 others in my family, and 3 friends. Thanks Momma!