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Happy Hump Day!! I feel like I have seen a lot of new faces around here lately and so I felt like it was time to do another “about me” type of post! I like to do these types of posts every now and then just because I think it’s a fun way to get to know the “blogger behind the blog”. So here we go!!
ONE. My first name is Ricci (pronounced like Ricky) and my Dad got to name me because he won a bet against my Mom. My Mom hated the name Ricci and was going to call me Alex, short for Alexis (my middle name) but got mad when all the nurses at the hospital called me baby Reese. She kept correcting them and tell them it was pronounced like Ricky and so it stuck and I am now and forever more Ricci and not Alex.
Either way I would have had a boy’s name and boy names for girls weren’t so popular in the early 80’s. It made for a lot of awkward situations. Fun fact- the first time I went to sleep away camp I got assigned a spot in the boys cabin because the camp thought I was a boy solely based on my name. I also rocked a bowl cut for a few years and that didn’t help with the whole boy’s name thing…sigh.
TWO. I have a slight obsession with the Royal Family. I don’t post about them as much as I used to but I would kill to have half of the Duchess of Cambridge’s style and London is the #1 destination on my International Travel Bucket List. I think George and Charlotte are adorable, Prince Harry is HOT (and could do better than Meghan Markle??) and Queen Elizabeth will live forever.
THREE. My “real” job is as a Registered Respiratory Therapist in a NICU (Neonatal Intensive Car Unit) and I freaking love it. I have been a RRT for almost 10 years now and it’s crazy how fast that time has flown by. Some days I feel like a new grad and some days I feel like I have been here forever. I have had the same job since I graduated from school and am slowly realizing that I’m one of the “old people” at work and I don’t mind that feeling one bit. HA!
FOUR. I am a little bit musical obsessed and post about the shows I go to frequently on this blog. The most recent show I saw was The Little Mermaid at The Orpheum Theater in Memphis Tennessee and the next show I will see is The King and I in Memphis. I live in central Arkansas but Memphis just gets better shows than we do. Step it up Little Rock, that 2 hour drive is getting old fast.
FIVE. I am a single and have been for years after a particularly bad breakup and am completely happy with my life. There are some times that having a guy around would be so helpful (holidays, weddings, trash day, etc) but I am fine on my own. When most people hear that I am a single 34 year old they give me “the look”. You know the one, that poor pitiful you look and then they start thinking of guys to hook you up with. Not cool people! When I’m good and ready I’m sure it will happen and if not then I’m happy right where I am…just me and my dog.
SIX. I have a dog. My Sophie girl is a tiny little six year old malti-poo and doesn’t frequent this blog or my Instagram very often because she hates getting her picture taken. HA! These days you can usually find her sleeping in the middle of my bed under the covers or on the couch under a blanket. She loves her “babies” (stuffed animals with squeakers, the small Boots and Barkley ones from Target are her FAVE) and chew sticks and goes outside only so she can get a treat once she’s back inside. She’s been known to fake a pee just to get a treat. That girl…
She’s about as passive aggressive as her Mom and frequently “punishes” me by not sleeping in the bed with me. Instead she sleeps under the bed and leaves me alone all by myself. That’s my girl…HA!
SEVEN. I recently discovered I love to wear lipstick and can’t go without it now. For years I tried to hide my lips by only wearing lip balm because I was always made fun of how big they were when I was a kid. I got called all kinds of names and even used to suck them in so they wouldn’t look so big. And to think, now those same people who made fun of me are all trying lip fillers and plumping lip glosses. Jokes on them I guess? #karma
EIGHT. I am pretty OCD about some things and I think streaming television was invented for people like me. I like to watch a show from start to finish and Netflix is my JAM right now. I can’t wait to see season two of Stranger Things and the Gilmore Girls Revival made me believe in the power of television all over again. Take me back to Stars Hollow!!
NINE. A few years ago I went back to school and got a second degree, this one in E-Commerce. This blog inspired me to learn more about the back end of the online world and I love marketing so that degree choice was perfect for me. I am now proud to say that I can fix most WordPress problems that come my way and it’s kind of empowering to know what in the world is going on in the backend of my website. I could code all day, with the right playlist of course. HA! I thought I might eventually switch careers but I am still obsessed with my NICU babies and hospital insurance is kind of bomb so I don’t think I will be giving my RRT job up any time soon. It’s always good to have a backup plan though!
TEN. I started this blog almost seven years ago right before I had a breast reduction. I went from a DDD to a C and couldn’t be happier with my choice. If you are in central Arkansas and need a referral to an amazing plastic surgeon email me (several friends have also used my doc and are in love with their results)! And if you are thinking about getting a reduction and have any questions about it feel free to ask, I am an open book!
If you have any questions about anything please feel free to ask!!
What is one random thing most people may not know about you??