Ok I know the title is lame, but in my defense I came up with a pretty cool title for it last night in the shower. However, the really cool title that I came up with seems to have slipped my mind...
I want to start with a little about me. I'm 19 years old, I have lived in Iowa my entire life, and I have only left temprorarily for vacations and such.
I like the Midwest. It's a great place to grow up but sometimes I feel like I'm trapped. Sometimes I wish I had the best of both worlds. I want to experience the night life and culture in the big city but at the end of the day I want to go home to my quiet house in my small town and just relax. There isn't a whole lot to do in the Des Moines area for a young lesbian under the age of 21. The most exciting thing to do is go to school and hang out with my friends on the weekends. I'm a pretty social person so I try to make school as social as possible because social interactions lead to friends and friends lead to weekend plans. I've got it figured out.
During the week my evenings are filled with obsessively checking facebook, homework, primetime television and checking facebook again. Thursdays are my favorite. I only have one class in the afternoon then I come home and I busy myself for five hours before my epic night of television. From 8pm to 10pm I refuse to be disturbed for any reason other than the potential loss of a life or a natural disaster. Grey's Anatomy and Private Practice have captured my heart and I watch religiously every Thursday. I will be blogging about my reactions to upcoming episodes of Grey's Anatomy.
Now I know this question is forming on your head and if it's not that's ok too, Where do you live? I still live at home with my parents. They don't have the money to send me to school so this is their way of helping me out while I'm in school. I go to a local community college, I got accepted to ISU but chose not to go because it's really expensive. After I graduate I'm transferring to a private college about 15 miles from where I live. My plan is to get into Des Moines University's School of Osteopathic Medicine.
Now that you know I live at home I can tell you about my pets. I like animals but I'm not an animal lover. I love my pets but I don't really care for other animals. First is my cat Bitty. She was named when we adopted her from the Humane Society when she was only three pounds. Now she a thirteen pound rolly polly lump. She literally has a fat roll that she sits on. She's not morbidly obese like some cats are but she's got some weight on her. My brothers and I call her the fat kid. It's funny to us because we are all skinny beanpoles. I love my Bitty and I wouldn't trade her for anything. My other pet is an interesting one. Mimi is a Russian Tortoise. Her name comes from my huge obsession with theatre. She is named after Mimi Marquez from the hit Broadway show RENT. I could have named her after one of the lesbians, Maureen and Joanne, but Mimi seems to fit her nicely. She loves lettuce and she really likes apple slices. I once saw her pretty much inhale one of her apple slices. It's really entertaining to watch a tortoise eat. It sounds boring but until you have witnessed it yourself you don't get an opinion. I paid $100 dollars to adopt Mimi from a popular pet store. The girl that sold her to me flirted with me the whole time. I would have taken that opportunity to flirt back and possibly get some digits and a date but I had my brothers with me and I wasn't out to my family at that time. I know people love to hear and read about coming out stories, I know I do, so watch out for my coming out story in a later blog.
My theater obsession sadly goes beyond naming my tortoise after a character from RENT. I am obsessed with many Broadway leading ladies. I follow all my faves on twitter. I'm not going to list them here but you can check out my twitter page to see who I follow. A few of my favorites such as Idina Menzel, and Megan Hilty don't have twitter accounts. I don't stalk them, I only follow them on twitter. I'm sure these ladies have enough stalkers and I don't want to be in that group. Along with being obsessed with Broadway leading ladies, I'm also obsessed with their shows. The main ones being Wicked, RENT and 9to5. All of my faves have been in at least one of these shows.
Now that I mentioned that I follow some of my favorite Broadway leading ladies I have to mention that I also follow other people as well. I follow Shonda Rhimes and Krista Vernoff of Grey's Anatomy. I follow the bloggers over at Grey's Gabble. I follow Taylor Swift. I follow a couple family members. My favorite person that I follow has to be Jackie Primrose Monahan. Her tweets are like a joke of the day for me. Every time I get a tweet from Jackie I laugh my ass off. One person who I wish had twitter but doesn't is Anne Neczypor. I discovered her and Jackie through their podcast Girls on Girls. I fell in love with Anne's voice. So taking thier advice from their podcast I friended the shit out of Anne and Jackie on Facebook. I sent them both a message with my request and each of them replied. That really made my day.. Anne replied with a message and Jackie replied on my Wall. Now everyone who has access to my facebook profile can see Jackie's wall post and how much her personality comes through the text. There are so many exclamation marks that I lost count in the first line. That's exaggerating a little but still there were alot.
I'm still new at this whole coming out thing... I officially came out in August of this year. I came out to my best friends in May but I say that it was official in August because that's when I came out to my immediate family. I still have some extended family who have to learn of my news. I will come out to each of them on an individual basis and if they ask me first I will be more than happy to confirm it. I've been questioned since I was sixteen which should have told me something. I guess it was really obvious to everyone except my mom and I. Oh, well at least I figured it out young.
Til next time,
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