My about me page does a decent job, I hope, of giving a snippet of who the cartoon behind this blog is but that’s sort of an elevator pitch description of me. So I decided to do the “A to Z of Me” tag. It might not entirely encapsulate who I am (FOR MY COMPLEXITIES ARE BOUNDLESS!!!) but there’s a few fun/fundamental/totally random facts about yours truly which I hope you enjoy.
A is for Atheist
B is for Binge-Watching
I’m most at peace when consuming several hours of television at once. I am obsessed with so many shows and now in the era of Peak TV, the most convenient thing is to watch lots of amazing TV all at once.
C is for Creative
Whether it’s crafting stories, blog posts or dumb jokes/cries for help on Twitter, I do consider myself a creative person. I love expressing myself in different ways. I mostly do so with fiction but I’ve also written articles (not as impressive as it sounds).
D is for Day-Dreaming
I spend far too much time dreaming of people, places and situations that will most definitely will never happen. Heck, I even pretend to do interviews on a talk show (where I star as host, guest and the most interesting person in the world). Side note: I also talk to myself a whole lot but there’s no need to worry because I’m full of great conversations.
E is for Extra
Apparently, according to some very unreliable sources (my friends) I am extra which puzzles me because I like to think of myself as being very low key (lol). All right, I can be a bit OTT sometimes but usually only amongst good friends or if it has to do with school because your girl is an overachiever even though she’s a total mess.
F is for Funny
I am hilarious. End of!
G is for Geek
The word geek and its sister, nerd, have become so diluted that it barely means anything if you say you are one. But if we’re still counting obsession and un-ironic love as conditions then I am definitely a geek – mostly about TV, pop culture and useless but interesting facts.
H is for Humanist
According to Wikipedia, Humanism is “is a philosophical and ethical stance that emphasizes the value and agency of human beings, individually and collectively, and generally prefers critical thinking and evidence over acceptance of dogma or superstition.”
Sounds like me.
I is for Impulsive
I don’t always put in a lot of thought before doing something. I can be quite impulsive. Sometimes that serves me well. Sometimes it doesn’t. Okay, most times it doesn’t. I should just use my brain more.
J is for Journalism
I chose to study Journalism at the University of Malawi – the Polytechnic because it was the closest I could get to creative writing. Two years in, I am thankful and regretful of my decision in equal parts. It’s definitely not my dream course, by any means, but it’s very well suited to me. I just wish it was over already.
K is for Kindness
It’s sad to me that the world seems to be running low on good will and if it is there, there are some who tarnish it by taking advantage but being kind is, to me, perhaps the most valuable quality we should all have.
L is for Lazy
I am so lazy folks. I don’t even want to tell you how long this post took me to finish. Laziness is one of those things I need to either overcome or get smart about. Otherwise, I may never get anything done.
M is for Mexico
This is my favourite song of all time.
N is for Norwich
O is for Open Minded
I’m a very open-minded person and it’s a quality I really like about myself. I strive to not think or live rigidly because we’re all different and I think it’s a good thing to understand and accept one another. Just because someone is different from me or belongs on a path I will never tread on doesn’t mean they are not valuable or that they shouldn’t be treated as such. I wish more people were open minded – the world might be a far less darker place.
P is for Pizza
|such glamour. such beauty. how does she do it?|
Need I say more? It’s pizza dude!
Q is for Quirky
I definitely have a lot of idiosyncrasies going on and I’ve been described by others as something of an eccentric. Quirky. At least it’s better than being called weird (which I have been, too many times!)
R is for Roses
Roses are my favourite flower. If I were a flower I would definitely be some sort of weed wishing I was a rose.
S is for Sarcastic
My sense of humour begins at irony and snark and gets weirder from there. I think friends are for mocking and if I’ve never made someone think, “Well, she’s a bit of an asshole, isn’t she?” then they’re probably not my friend. Or they’re a nemesis.
T is for Tall
People love telling me I’m tall as if I’m not aware. “Wow, you’re so tall!” Great observation skills there, buddy. Can you also tell I’m black? SMH.
Anyway, the hardest part about being tall is that short people look to tall people in times of emergency and it’s too much pressure for me as I am a complete mess and cannot be relied on to guide anybody. No but really, people telling me I’m so tall (usually seasoned with “for a girl”) is really quite annoying. On the plus side, I get to be a hero when people can’t reach high shelves in supermarkets.
U is for Unique
I am unique. Just like everybody else.
V is for Valid
I am valid. I am valid. I am valid. I am valid. I am valid. I am valid. I am valid. I am valid. It’s a chant, a mood and an un-ending truth – I am valid. (PS: just like everybody else).
W is for Writing
Y is for YouTube
Ah, YouTube…destroyer of my data bundles and foil to my productivity. How could I possible live without it?
Z is for Zig-a-zig-ah
Surely no explanation is required?