About Me

My blog has been held up by my inability to write an “about” page. To stop this ridiculousness, I’m giving myself 5 minutes to tell you all you need to know. Here goes:

  • I would love to be tasked with naming everyone’s babies.
  • I’ve lived in 7 states.
  • If someone said I could never have spicy food again, I’d want to swan dive into an industrial-sized shredder.
  • I try to never say “never” because one too many times, God has replied, “Oh really, Big Shot?” (this will provide some proof)
  • I like team sports.
  • I’m afraid if I ever run open-armed towards a loved one in a field of flowers, one of us will chip a tooth or take a header to the nose.
  • I’m obsessed with cinnamon gum and cherry chapstick.
  • When I see a piece of paper where I’ve worked out some math, I really can’t stand myself if it’s something like 12+18.
  • I find myself attaching human emotions to inanimate objects and thinking they might have feelings. (no really, I’ve talked to fruit more than once)
  • When I’m driving and make someone mad and they race up beside me, I’ll purposefully chomp my gum to demonstrate how little I care.
  • I feel swindled and hoodwinked when I prepare to take a parking spot, only to find there is a motorcycle there or it’s “take-out” only.
  • The perfect day would include loved ones, mexican food and seeing someone bounce off a sliding glass door.

My 5 minutes are up.


167 thoughts on “About Me

  1. dear Anna Lea, I have nominated YOU for the SUNSHINE AWARD….please go to johannisthinking.com for instructions on the SUNSHINE AWARD! Thanks for the good rays!
    My 10 nominees are each important to me in their own unique way…

    * Anna Lea West http://annaleawest.com

    I present Anna Lea West with the Sunshine Award for her the humor she injects into her writing, while still making an authentic statement about life! Her writing makes me smile so much! And I love to smile! Thank YOU for your Sunshine, Anna Lea!

  2. Oh my gosh, so much in common!! like this:

    I try to never say โ€œneverโ€ because one too many times, God has replied, โ€œOh really, Big Shot?โ€
    (having kids is the best one yet for making a meal out of your “I shall Never pledges”!)

    and definitely this:

    When I see a piece of paper where Iโ€™ve worked out some math, I really canโ€™t stand myself if itโ€™s something like 12+18.
    (me too. sooo, embarrassing.)

    and but this…
    I feel swindled and hoodwinked when I prepare to take a parking spot, only to find there is a motorcycle there or itโ€™s โ€œtake-outโ€ only.
    (this is literally a daily occurrence in my life where I drop my kids off at school. I don’t know about you, but I squeeze myself into that goddanged park anyway, then climb out the window when I can’t open my door. No way a motorbike is stealing my park.

    • Hi! Glad you liked this and could relate! I’m laughing because I got such a visual of you going ahead and parking and crawling out the window … AWESOME. I’m so doing it next time, too. Game plan=hatched ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. Hi Anna Lea, I just stopped by to thank you for deciding to follow Wine and Cheese (Doodles) and stayed to read your most recent post, which was really enjoyable. I’ll be back to read more for sure. Thanks again!

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  8. Attaching emotions and feelings to inanimate objects is an affliction I suffer from as well. That, and always hoping to see someone walk into a glass door. You know, aside from Justin Bieber… that’s getting a little old. Anyway, I love your blog and look forward to riding on your crazy train of thought. Cheers!

  9. Funny how, for most of us “Word Pressers”, the “About” page has been a tough challenge. Who could we possibly know better, than ourselves?

    Having said that, I thought your five minutes were well spent.
    I am rapidly becoming a big fan of your blog!
    It is a pleasure to make your acquaintance, Anna lea West! ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. I’m 100% with you on 1-5, then pick right back up with you for 7-12. We could be BFFs! Glad I stubbled across your blog. Enjoyed all three posts I got to before I stopped and said..I gotta read about who this is. Well done, from a girl in Texas. Blessings! Oh and you have a new follower. Yea, it was that easy for me to say, “Yes! I’m so glad she’s funny and I’d like to hear more.”

  11. “I find myself attaching human emotions to inanimate objects and thinking they might have feelings.”—So glad I’m not the only one!

    Thanks for dropping by my site. I appreciate it!

  12. I have experienced your perfect day. Twice to be exact. On one of those occasions my mother-in-law was about .001 lbs of pressure away from busting her nose on the sliding glass door. Oh it left a mark. Thankfully I had already eaten my mexican food. 5 minutes later I would have missed out due to an extended hour of gut wrenching laughter ๐Ÿ™‚

    • I swallowed a piece last week. I also get lazy/over-zealous with sunflower seeds sometimes and go from sucking on them to just full on chewing the whole batch and swallowing.

      Crapโ€”we’re weird. But hey … you’re here! Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. I was supposed to be studying for a final but I thought of taking a “break.” I found your blog and i’m preeeetty sure that i’ve been reading your posts for more time than I had actually intended. Too entertaining and I really like the attitude that shows through ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. Oh my God, Anna!! I enjoyed your random rambling! And I’m glad I stumbled across your blog! Your about me page is Epic, and I wish I could do something like that.. I just got started on blogging and I don’t know the head or tail of this thing! So hoping to become a Pro like you,

    Lots of Best Wishes and keep blogging!! ๐Ÿ˜€

    • Oh please, I’m just winging it! I’ve been blogging for a year and started out knowing next to nothing and now know only a few more things than that! But thank you so much! Good luck ๐Ÿ™‚

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