Not Your Ordinary Girl

Okay. So after looking at a bunch of other sites I've noticed that most people, especially Osmond fans, have pages about themselves. I can do that. Keep reading. I can't guarantee it's going to be all that intimite or anything, but it's something. Let me know what you thik, and if you have any of the same interests, please don't hesitate to email me! I would love to hear from you! And I mean that!

Like the title of this page says, I'm not your ordinary girl. I got that from the title of one of my favorite country music songs, "She Ain't Your Ordinary Girl" by my favorite group of all time (even surpassing my love for the Osmonds, and that is possible, ladies and gentlemen) Alabama. I've been a fan of theirs since 1980, when I was only 3 years old. That's the first year they made it big. But enough about them.

If I was three years old in 1980, that means I was born in 1977, right? Yeah. March 11, to be exact. I was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, but I've never lived there. I grew up in the town of Antigonish, NS, home of St. Francis Xavier University, where I went to university for three years. Unfortunately, I flunked out, but I'm okay with that (sort of). I had been an English major, since I love to read and write, and if I could have taken all English courses each year, I'd have been fine. But I couldn't, and I wasn't. So most of my close friends (the ones I went to high school with anyway) are graduating this year and I'm not. But it's not the end of the world to me. Life goes on, you know?

I grew up an only child, but I have an older half sister who grew up in Ontario. My mother gave her up for adoption in 1969, because she knew she wouldn't be able to give her as good a life as someone else could (Mom hadn't even met my dad at that point). In the fall of 1993, my sister got in contact with us for the first time and my life has been complete ever since. Her family is amazing (and her brother is really cute too! *grin*) and I love them all. She still lives in Ontario, we see her whenever we can, which sort of averages out to once a year. She has a beautiful little girl who was born on my 17th birthday in 1994...the best birthday present I ever got in my entire life, especially considering Mom and I had just met my sister for the first time two months previously.

(NOTE: If you're wondering why I'm not putting the names of anyone down here, it's because I don't have my sister's permission to do so. The Internet is a dangerous place and it's better to be safe than sorry anyway)

Moving right along, I am quite the reader/writer. Writing is what I want to do with my life, but you never know what'll happen. I wrote my first short novel when I was seventeen, and am in the middle of writing two more at the moment. Because I don't have much time, I don't know when either of them will be completed. No, I'm not published...yet. My first one isn't good enough, but maybe one of the next two will be...who knows?

My favorite author of all time is Lucy Maud Montgomery, who wrote such famous classics as "Anne of Green Gables" and "Emily of New Moon" which are known the world over. Part of the reason I like Maud's books so much is the good, old-fashioned, Victorian family values she had. They are why I am the woman I am, and in today's society, someone needs to voice those values again. Thank goodness Maud's books aren't out of style!

My other favorite author (and one that is pretty much the exact opposite of Montgomery) is the man of horror, Stephen King. I'm sorry, but I've got this thing for his books. The man is a genius, plain and simple! I also like Michael Crichton and John Grisham, but I've had a fill of their books and can't say a thing about either one of them.

Music also makes up a huge part of my life. I've mentioned Alabama to you, and you know I love the Osmonds. Well, I also like a rather eccentric list of musicians and bands, some of which you may have heard of, others you may not have. Some of my faves are Phil Collins, Billy Joel, The Rankins, Barenaked Ladies, Great Big Sea and many, many more. For example, I also like MeatLoaf, B*Witched, Sky, Sheryl Crow, Amanda Marshall, Garth Brooks, the BeeGees, and Peter Gabriel!

Are you bored yet? I hope not because I'm not finished!

If you've done the math, you've figured out that I am 22 years old (this makes my niece 5, but that's beside the point). I am not married, but I do live with my darling, much beloved boyfriend of 8 months, Lucky (not telling you what his real name is but it DOES start with an 'L'). He is 25 (his b-day is Halloween 1973). He is from Petit-de-Grat, Cape Breton, NS, and he's lived in Antigonish for six years (I've actually known him for about three years, but I never officially met him until this past August. We moved in together in February and we just moved into our new apartment this week, (April 13) so things for us are really hectic right now. We love each other dearly, and plan on marrying someday, but I want to wait awhile first, mainly because two of my close friends are both getting married this year and it would be a bit much if I got married this year too.

Moving right along with this, I work full time at a local Ultramar gas station. I got a part time job there back in March 1996 when I was going to unversity, and once I stopped going to school, I became a full time employee. It's not the best job in the world, and, quite frankly, it's a guy's job (sorry to sound sexist, but it IS) but you know what? I love it. I absolutely LOVE it. Of course, I wouldn't want to do it for the rest of my life, but for now, while I'm getting everything straightened out, it's fine. The people I work with are great, our manager is cool and I'm making money, which is the most important thing of the whole deal!

I've always been a car person. I love cars. Not new cars, I'm talking old cars. Classics. 1967 Mustangs and the like. Love them. My dad and I went to a car show last summer, it was one of the best days I ever spent in my life. I want to go to more of them, but I don't really have the time. I'd put a link up here for you, but all the sites on old cars I can find are cars that are for sale and I don't want to put those here. If I ever come across one that's fitting for this site I'll include it here.

I'm also big on website construction (as long as I've got Tripod or Angelfire on my side, that is!). I taught myself HTML (sort of picked it up as I went along...) and I've created quite a few sites that I'm rather proud of (including this one, of course!). Links to them are on the Other Famous People page. The biggest (the one I work on the most and have expanded to include [so far] three other URLs) is Windsor Street, about the British Royal Family.

I don't watch my television, but I do like watching re-runs of M*A*S*H and I Dream of Jeannie. I occasionally watch the Rosie O'Donnel Show, and I used to be a huge fan of General Hospital and Boy Meets World. These days if I'm watching T.V. I've got the Family Channel on, catching Bonkers, Tale Spin, Goof Troop and Darkwing Duck. The way my life is, I need cartoons to keep me sane.

Well, I guess that's it about me. Unless I can think of something else to add, that is. And, knowing me, I'll think of something at three in the morning and forget it by the time I get a chance to add it. That's always the way. Please don't hesitate to visit any of the links I've provided here, if you're interested in any of it. I'm sure it would be appreciated!

Have a great day! =)


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