Barefoot Dreamer a last week back suggested she needed a blogger alias to use instead of Barefoot Dreamer which was her blog name. The idea being tossed around was Hope, which I love, by the way.
Reading through the blogger alias comment, I realized how easy it was to pick my alias. Emmy was born thanks to my husband’s love of comics and the like – and our watching the short-lived, kid and family appropriate show on ABC Family called Middle Man. In it, the main character has an alliterative name Wendy Watson. Her boss and friends end up calling her Dub-Dub or Dubby. My name in real life – whole name sans married name added – is also an alliteration of M’s – first, middle and last name. Upon hearing Dubby, Garbanzo looked at me and declared I was Emmy. He had always wanted to give me a nickname, and the natural ones that come with my first name don’t quite fit me.
Emmy has been a name adopted by him as a nickname as well as a name we use on profiles and such. It’s funny because I have gotten feedback from several people that they find Emmy more fitting, so they use it instead. Thankfully, it is a name I can live with.
I chew an insanely amount of gum. I have been told it is bad for my teeth, but I like gum. Some people when concentrating bounce their leg or twirl their hair – I chew gum. I usually have 2 packs on me and a huge supply at home. In fact, Garbanzo will buy gum for me at the store. And, I only check Extra Winterfresh, Orbit Wintermint, or Eclipse Winterfrost. This has been a habit of mine since I was in high school. It is definitely one of those weird things about me people learn after spending some time with me.
I have an insane music collection. The music collection will not fit on my 32gb iPod. Do not ask me to classify what style of music I listen to because I have something for everyone. And, in any one day, I can go from listening to Cuban Salsa to Metal to Pop to Rap. I listen to what I like. If anything, the more obscure, the more I like it. But that is even false since I am just a huge fan of music in general. And, I should mention that I have a large number of CDs that still have not been ripped to MP3, so this does not even represent the whole collection.
I love power tools. The cordless drill in the house is actually mine. I have bought the last two we have owned. I love taking things apart and fixing them. I have decided recently there is a downside. While taking the vacuum cleaner apart, I realized if I wasn’t so adept at using the tools, I could just stop vacuuming and wait until Garbanzo came home. Damn! I knew there was a downside.
Oh, and for those of you who (like me) have their mind in the gutter most of the time, I do have those kind of tools too. Most are “hand tools” if you will versus “power”, but they get the job done.
I am really looking forward to my husband’s ex-girlfriend from high school moving back to town soon. She has taken up the hobby of brewing beer and making her how wine. She has already offered to make me her official tester for both. I knew I loved her for a reason.
Happy Hump Day!