In my quest not to completely embarrass anyone in my life via this blog, I make up code names for people. So if you’ve been tryng to figure out who he HECK I’m talking about, check here.
Me, aka LadyGypsy: born, school, college, job, graduation, job, engaged, job, married, apartment, job, job, promotion, house, separation, apartment, demotion, divorce, boyfriend. Toss in a couple of cars and pets along the way for good measure. This site has existed in various forms on various hosts since 1994, but the blog portion started in 2002. I am currently an Online Advertising Analyst for my local newspaper – I got to make up that title when I demoted myself out of management! I love reading, beading, crossword puzzles, World of Warcraft and dog noses. Want to know more? Here are (almost) 100 things about me.
WM: The boyfriend, also found at lordbard.blogspot.com. WM is short for “Wandering Minstrel” which is the name he uses when he comments here. He is a history teacher, Indiana Jones nut, and an all-around wonderful guy. He’s also a bit younger than I am, which makes me quite the cougar. Rawr!
Mom: My partner in crime when it comes to shopping, beaching, and trips to Disney. She lives in the house I grew up in, a mere 8 miles away. Owner of Chip, beaglie-poo playmate of Ollie.
Dad: Living la vida retired in Florida. He fishes, golfs, and does all sorts of retiree-things. He also sends me pictures of palm trees and beaches in the middle of my workday, which makes me very jealous.
John: The brother. He’s seven years younger than I am and loves all things “sport.” In August, 2010, he married the lovely Kristen and now I have a sister-in-law!
Charlie: Came to me as an older kitten in July, 1997. He’s fat, but affectionate. Charlie loves food, WM, me, Ollie, laying on crinkly things, Max, and Misty, in that order.
Max: Max came to me from the Animal Orphanage in Voorhees in 2003 when he was about 1 or 2 years old. Weâ€™ll never know for sure. He’s…a tough dog. He had a hard start as a stray (whom I think was abused before he was a stray). I am completely enamored with this little street dog. He worships me, loves Ollie and WM, and tolerates the cats.
Ollie: Our cocker spaniel that we brought home in September, 2007. He looks more like a “Golden Basset.” Ollie loves life, Max, popcorn, Max, and Bella, the cocker spaniel two floors up. Ollie is the dumbest dog I’ve ever had.
BvP: The ex-husband, and LadyGypsy.net emeritus. He’s good people, and there are no hard feelings.
Boss Emeritus: He’s at another paper up North now, and is kind of an unofficial mentor. He also comments here, but his secret identity will remain secret.