[par-uh-doks] Show IPA
1.a statement or proposition that seems self-contradictory or absurd but in reality expresses a possible truth.
2.a self-contradictory and false proposition.
3.any person, thing, or situation exhibiting an apparently contradictory nature.
4.an opinion or statement contrary to commonly accepted opinion.
par·a·dox·i·cal, par·a·dox·al, adjective
3. puzzle, anomaly, riddle.
Life Lesson #1 : Fire Fox is an asshole
Life Lesson #2 : Make sure your internet connection is secured with something other than a paper clip, chicken wire and hamster wheel
Life Lesson #3: Always save nuggets of wisdom as a word document before proceeding to much awaited blog introduction
Buenos Dias my captive (see : unwilling) audience (see: victims) ! Allow me to introduce myself, your author/ cohost / captain in this nonsensical hilarious chronicle and/or inner workings of my mind. I am a child of the 80’s, and while a true lady never reveals her age, I was hatched somewhere between the release of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” and the birth of Van Hagar. I grew up in a picturesque New England vacation destination where the weather is schizophrenic, the rocky ice cold surf separates the men from the boys, and I know how to use a rotary. Blinkah’s (see: motor vehicle directional) and pronunciation of ‘R’ optional.
I am a medical enigma of sorts. I was born with two birth defects that should’ve claimed victory had it not been for my parent’s unparalleled determination and persuasion skills (see: slamming of fists on the desk and throwing chairs). I had my first (of many) surgeries at 18 months, and spent the remainder of my childhood being the “sick kid”. I skated by most of my student career on minimal attendance and no gym class with my doctor’s note. I was diagnosed with endometriosis at 17 years old, Ehlers Danlos Syndrome almost ten years later, and am now facing a hysterectomy after my most recent diagnosis of adenomyosis.
I am a full time working wife and mom with a super fabulous job helping people and coworkers that are like extended family, putting the ‘fun’ in dysfunction is what keeps this ship sailing. I created this blog as an outlet to vent when life inevitably shows its sense of humor at my expense. Just kidding, I think I’m hilarious, but I actually do have really bad luck, so it all works out.
Life is one weird @$$ journey, maybe in my over sharing of way too personal stuff you never wanted to know about me it may help you along the way. On a side note , if you’re wondering about my pen name ‘Birdie’ is a nickname I acquired as a kid, I’ve never really felt like a ‘Robin’, I found it a rather odd choice for it being the early – ish eighties in a sea of Jennifer’s , Nicole’s, Sarah’s and Amanda’s . Apparently my parents had a fondness for the Kennedy administration since that was the last time my name was popular. Way to go.