About Me

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Enjoying some dry sake on sushi night.

My name is Maegan, but my friends call me Megs. Or Meg. Or a number of variations on that theme.

I am…young professional, hippie, liberal, compassionate, open-minded, Libra, only-child, calm, independent, musician, creative, artistic, quiet, laid-back, practical, unconventional, detail-oriented, guarded, giving, considerate, introverted, skeptical, adventurous, complex, eco-friendly, new-agey, loving, full of surprises, and funny.

I’m older than I look. I despise cilantro. I inherited a huge forehead. (“That’s a huge noggin. Virtual planetoid. Has its own zip code!”) I love the rawness of 1930s jazz and Motown’s sing-along infectiousness. I love the Chopin Etudes and the Verdi Requiem. I love the Grateful Dead as much as I love modern hippie jam bands. I love Trey, but not as much as Trey loves himself, and I miss Jerry, but not as much as people 15 years older than I am. I love Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett and crooners of that era, and that makes me feel like a total dork, and I don’t care at all!

I am happiest when I’m creating something or working with my hands. I’m very good with chopsticks. My favorite problem solving technique is, “I’ll just make one.” My eyes tend to change color with my mood. It drives me crazy when people fail to use the appropriate glass for a beverage. I like a very particular kind of scissor. I can make awesome hash browns from scratch. I am a little bit psychic. I always stop the microwave just before it beeps. I have a serious potty mouth. I love to make people laugh and smile. I believe that love is the key to everything.

I firmly believe that the only part of Chex Mix worth eating is that mini rye cracker. Being in Home Depot makes me deliriously happy with all the possibility. I am not very good at tying knots, but I am excellent at untying them. I am told often that I should have been a psychologist. I would do anything for the people I love.

I shop for clothes primarily at Goodwill, and I don’t get along well with fashionistas. I am really bad about forgetting things people tell me, things I’ve told people, and events that occurred in the past. It’s probably the one thing I dislike most about myself, but I think it’s related to my need to live in the present moment. On the other hand, it’s good to be able to let go of things and not dwell on the past.

I think there’s a fine line between not taking yourself or life too seriously…and being immature and irresponsible. I am a little bit of a conspiracy theorist. I like crime shows, but only if they’re funny. I never had teen angst. If there is drama or bullshit going on, I am not interested in being a part of it. I generally give damn good advice.

I collect scarves, rocks, shells, music, art supplies, pottery, photos, ticket stubs, vases, foreign currencies, interesting fabrics, cool refrigerator magnets, geodes, patchwork things, handwritten letters/notes, stationery, tree things, and art depicting turtles.

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My Myers-Briggs personality type is INFP, which says all anyone needs to know about what kind of person I am. I adhere to the wisdom of the I-Ching.


Possibly the best picture of me ever taken. (At least there’s one!)

I have an 11-year-old Border Collie/Retriever mix named Lady Bird Schmooper Boots Hooz (Birdy for short). Her favorite activities include riding in the car at any time for any reason, tag-team guard barking with friends, anything peanut butter-related, attempting to herd small children and animals, destroying balls, creek-stomping, chasing deer and frisbees, sleeping on her back with her legs stretched out, and dancing to the song “Hello, Dolly.”

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Creek stomping.

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Best buddies.

My other fur kids include Spencer, a 6-year-old beagle-lab mix who loves everyone so much he would invite a burglar in for a beer and knows how to do an elephant trumpet call when you say “Roll Tide,” and Maui, a tortoise-shell diva cat, who likes to sleep a lot, watch chipmunks through our sliding-glass door, and has a problem with catnip.

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I am originally from western North Carolina, but now I live in Alabama with my boyfriend and all of our animals.

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4 Comments

  1. March 29, 2009 at 6:58 am

    I love your site. Keep it up !

  2. Susan said,

    March 9, 2010 at 8:12 am

    I’m in love with your tags box. How did you do that?

    • meggitymegs said,

      March 9, 2010 at 8:22 am

      Hi Susan! The tag cloud is something that happens automatically for me with WordPress — I just had to turn it on. In terms of creating one, I would suggest Googling “tag cloud for blogger” or something similar. I wouldn’t even know how to tell you to begin!

  3. Paula said,

    April 22, 2010 at 4:24 am

    Awesome blog!!!


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