Only a large few share my secret (more on those members of the League of Extraordinary Bloggers in a second) and together we strive to free the world from the evil forces of Boredom!
What I wouldn't give for the ability to make some cool opening number with all that. Anyways, Toy Chest Tuesday will be back again another day. For now let us dish on the extra special two week long topic from the League of Extraordinary Bloggers. The topic is:
Hello, my name is… Tell us a little about yourself — even if we all know who you are, there are plenty of new folks wondering if you’re in fact a dog.
So click below to read more!
If you are just tuning into Diary of a Dorkette, let me start off by describing this space on the Internet with two words: hot mess. The words also aptly describe me as well. I'm Miss M, but my real name is Michael Lynn. Having a boy's name has left me with a slew of nicknames. I also have gone by Mick, Mickie, Mischa, Meesh, Meesh-Meesh, and Evil Wench just to name a few. I used to hate my name because it had always been an annoying experience to introduce myself to people. I'd say, "Hi, my name is Michael." And the people I'd meet would just be like, "Huh? You mean Michelle." And I'd be like, "Um, no, I said Michael, and I meant it." The worst has always been talking to people on the phone. There have been times where people have been like, "No, I really need to speak to Michael." And it's like, "No, seriously, it's me. I was the first born and my old school Italian father desperately wanted his first born to be named after him." It's crazy.
As I have gotten older though I have really embraced my name. I no longer really feel like Bobo the Clown for having a boy name. I've even met other women named Michael, to say nothing of famous female Michaels. So there ya go, that is a bit of who I am.
One of the things I have been asked a few times is where the 'Miss M' came from. And there is certainly a story about that. Miss M is my online name, sometimes Miss Mermista (She-Ra represent!) However, originally I was given the nickname Miss M from a friend when I used to do some burlesque/performance art at a night club. It was a very short lived experience. I performed about once a month to every other month for close to three years. There was choreography and fun set designs. The DJ of the club either thought I was a big joke or he actually enjoyed what I did, because he'd always seem so thrilled on the nights that I would be performing. There was one show where I was on a big swing, swinging out over the dance floor (like Moulin Rouge) or there was this one time where crates where set up to mimic a fashion runway and once the song reached its climactic end I just dissolved at the end of the runway and gave into the song. It was a very fun time. I felt so confident, like I could rule the world. That's where the nickname Miss M came from and I've held onto it ever since.
|The most recent picture of me from this past weekend.|
Flash forward a few weeks later, I'm in Target checking out the latest edition of Soap Opera Digest. Low and behold, my 'opinion' made it into the magazine! My words were there! I screamed inside the store. A cashier looked at me like I was crazy. I tried calling my parents and anyone who would listen, but everyone was like, "Um, that's great." It was thrilling for me, even though I do realize it was just a lil comment that didn't mean a thing in the long run. I was just beyond excited though.
So I write. I have a passion for writing. Looking back, I wish I had gone to school for writing. I feel like there are many times where I don't know what the hell I am doing. I tend to make tons of grammar mistakes. I try to notice them, but I am just so dense. I've been blogging with Diary of a Dorkette for just a smidge over two years now, and I only recently realized where the spell check button was on Blogger. What the hell? My head is so far up in the clouds, I might as well live with the damn Care Bears and call it a day.
Aside from writing, I am also a collector. This may come as a shock to many of you, but I collect toys. I know, I know, hold onto something. I've been a collector since I was knee high to Kowl's eye. I don't know that I will ever stop either. I've had people ask when I was younger, "What are you going to do when you are 60 or 70? Will you still be collecting then?" Yes and yes. I don't think I could ever stop.
Collecting is inspiring. Growing up I didn't do much playing outside. I was born with a genetic disorder and as a result my parents treated me like a porcelain doll. The neighborhood kids got bored with me because I couldn't really go outside much. So I stayed inside and read books, played video games, and went on fantastic adventures with my toys. While books and video games were fun, that fun required a break. Not so with toys, particularly dolls and action figures. My brain was never at a loss for creating some imaginary adventure to go on.
I share new toy adventures on here, what with my toy interviews and the ever growing sub plot of Velvet Sky trying to kill the toy version of me. At first I was actually really nervous about posting those types of entries. I kept thinking that it would be too much, that people would think I was just the slightest bit crazy. I have to say though, I have such a great time getting those pieces together. It is so much fun and even if there were zero people reading, I'd still probably do it anyway because life is way too short. You have to have fun and enjoy the things you do, no matter how silly it all may seem.
I also finished up a lengthy three part She-Ra fanfic that was everything for me. She-Ra, and her friends, are my heroes. I won't geek out too much about them because I usually do that on a regular basis.
Other things I enjoy to write about involve topics of pop culture. I also love contributing to the League of Extraordinary Bloggers. It took me awhile to join, but I am so glad I did. I have gotten to read about and know some amazing people. I also contribute to Nerd Society. I was invited by friend Paladin to add my voice to the wonderful articles that are posted there. I greatly enjoy doing that. (Not for nothin, Paladin posts a new chapter each Thursday of this really great fanfic he writes involving the world of K-ON! Check it out.)
My collection is also my story. I have memories connected to every piece both old and new. That's one of the things that I write about with this blog too. I want to share those stories because we all have them. These stories need to be celebrated. In my dorky opinion, they help define a particular generation.
I'm married (which was a big relief to my mom because she thought I'd end up an old lady with toys everywhere.) My husband is a nice guy. He understands my stuff and even likes looking at certain things and recalling the stuff he played with as a kid.
|My husband Jon.|
|My baby at his grandparent's. My parents insist on watching him every weekend.|
For now, learn about some other really fantastic members of the League and their lovely pieces of work.
Take a trip to the Monster Cafe!
Say hello to Jathniel, the Las Vegas Yankee.
The Goodwill Geek introduces himself and a stack of Golden Books that have gotten out of hand.
Charles introduces many things about himself, including an impressive mini-figure collection.
Give a warm welcome to new member Cliff from the fabulous Holidaze blog.
Learn more about the illustrious illustrations of Erik the Illustrator!
Read on to learn about the dynamic duo of Lee and Linz!
The Trash Man gives an impressive list of facts about himself.
Don't be a fool. Check out the Stunt Zombie.
Read up on Big J, who is also... Batman!? Dun-dun-dun.
Also, give another warm hello to new member Laura over at the fun Boo Bobby!
Take care everyone!