Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Will the real Patty please stand up?


Now, for this week's installment of our a 2 z 4 u & me meme,

the letter I... in the Introduce yourself...






Hmmmm. Do I hafta? I really, really do not like being in front of people, but I'm slowly getting more accustomed to it. My Tuesday night Bible Study girls have played a big part in that project. Okay, so here goes...

The real me...
  • Loves grape kool aid. It's my elixir for life.
  • Drinks kool aid out of a fine china cup.
  • Loves a good campfire, skips the marshmallows and goes straight for the chocolate.
  • Learned to live without the ocean and mountains, and fell in love with the sky.
  • Misses home, even after almost 25 years.
  • Hates noise.
  • Grumbled when hubs bought me an mp3 player.
  • Now loves that gizmo—it keeps me sane when life's volume gets too loud around here.
  • Loves a good storm, especially when I'm outside on the deck, but I rarely get out there.
  • Needs a pen or keyboard to think through things.
  • Only has half a brain at any given time. And usually not the half I need.
  • Hopes my sister saves me a spot on her deserted island.
  • Hates winter and feeling like a human popsicle. (It's Quito's fault.)
  • Can procrastinate forever.
  • Dislikes Facebook.
  • Hates cooking. And eating...
  • ...but loves munching cookies.
  • Still wishes for a magic broom. I'd zip around to visit some faraway friends and go home for supper. A bowl of sopa sounds delish. So does a plate of arroz (pero sin platano. Blech. No platano, por favor!)

Okay, who's kookie idea was this anyway? This is HARD!! And this week of all weeks. Why this week? Waaaa! I've been banging my head on the wall over a bio blurb to send my agent. Have you ever tried writing a bio blurb? I've done it a few times, but this has been the hardest time yet because I wasn't doing a blurb for just a blog setting.

Of course, I did make the mistake of researching how others did theirs. Ay yi yi. So not good. There's no way this un-degree'd mom can compete with all those professionals. Nothing was said about the number of diapers changed, rescuing kids from ingesting goat droppings (No, sweetie, they aren't raisins.), washing walls after a diaper graffiti session, washing mountains of laundry, maneuvering 15 passenger vans in and out of tight spots, extracting little skunks from a boy's hand without getting sprayed, spending hours and hours with student drivers, organizing chaos and school assignments for five kids... Yanno, all the stuff on my rap sheet resume.

Now that you've just heard from the real me, here's what I have for my "professional bio blurb" so far... (Have I mentioned lately how much I dislike working on this thing?)

Patty Wysong, a home executive with over 20 years of experience, homeschools three of her five children, but don't let that fool you. She spends much of her time working on what God has placed in her hand: her keyboard. From the corner of her living room she writes inspirational fiction, devotionals, blog posts, and teaches online blogging workshops. You'll also find her drinking kool aid from her china cup, preparing for the ladies Bible study she leads, and helping at their church.

Patty learned about blogs and blogging the hard way and now delights in teaching and helping others, sparing them that frustration so they can focus on what God has called them to do. Through her writing, Patty has found the extraordinary God in her ordinary life.


So tell me, how do you handle introducing yourself to a room full of professionals?

I can't wait to meet the rest of you!!

If you're joining us for the a 2 z 4 u & me meme by posting on your blog this week about the letter I, be sure to add your name and the link to that particular post in the linky gadget here. And if you want to introduce yourself a different time, go right ahead! (and feel free to link up with us whenever you do!)  =)

19 comments:

  1. Love it, Patty! Thanks for sharing about yourself. The bio looks good, too. I had to have Deb help me write mine the first time, haha.

    I went with more of what my heritage made me for my post, but plan to talk more about just me in the M post later in the meme.

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  2. You did a great post! I wouldn't have thought about introducing myself.
    By the way I need to hold the grocery cart handle to shop or I forget everything. Diana

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  3. Life experience is much more valuable than any college degree!

    Great intro post. :)

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  4. Goat droppings?? that's ALMOST as bad as the skunk (or maybe worse?). Love my peejers. SUPER post, sweetie - and super lady.

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  5. Those bios can be a tough! Glad Deb could help you, Amy.

    Diana, the grocery handle thing cracked me up! My kids and husband just don't understand why I insist on pushing the grocery cart when they'd gladly push it for me. LoL. I think you're on to something. It DOES aid in remembering things. ;-)

    Barb, life experience IS more valuable, but there are times when that college degree comes in handy. *eye roll*

    Yup, Joanne. Goat droppings. I won't tell you who, but her name starts with A. *wink* I don't even wanna wonder which is worse. LoL

    Can't wait to visit you guys!!
    Hugs all around!!

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  6. Very interesting, Patty, and a great idea! My favorite "Christian drug" is caffeine. I love the mochas at Starbucks, which The Mister snarkily refers to as Fourbucks. (Very funny, hon.)

    You're right...there's a whole lot of experience that mamas can lay claim to that the professionals don't have. I'm glad, too, for my "mama experience."

    Waving and smiling,

    Rhonda

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  7. I, too, have been in clean up mode for diaper graffiti. Feeling your pain, Hon!

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  8. Nothing 'fourbucks' about your grape koolaid, Peejers! lol. Great job on your bio, by the way! See you in August!

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  9. Oh wow, Peej. I swear, you do have an inner ninja or something, to deal with all of those wacky moments that make life "normal"--somewhat. Love the bio, it came out great! ^_^

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  10. Oh no!Do you mean there are other Patty Wysongs? I don't think so. There couldn't be anyone else as special as you!

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  11. Patty, your bio gives me hope. I thought everyone had a degree except moi.

    Thanks to you, I didn't have to learn to blog the hard way. Well ... I probably made it hard on the rest of the class :)

    I hold on to the shopping cart also, Diane. My husband calls it my walker.

    I'm off to see Mr. Microsoft to make an honest attempt at confessing ... er introducing myself:) Catch you later.

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  12. Strange, sure thought I left a comment earlier. Yeah, it's been one of those days. I treasure my mommy and life experiences, they taught me much more than obtaining degrees ever did. Your exactly the way God intended for you to be, and that is wonderful! Love you!

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  13. This was hard, but thanks for the challenge!

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  14. Grape kool aid in a china mug, eh? Sounds exceptionally wise to me :) Loved getting to know you better, Peej. You continue to be an inspiration... and I'm totally with you on loving the sky.

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  15. Thanks for the assignment, Patty. It wasn't easy, but I can always use a good stretching :)

    I love your introduction and your bio. Your busy life is not only laying foundation blocks, but chinking them in with so many wonderful experiences waiting to be shared to their fullest.

    I look forward to "meeting" everyone else through their "I"s.

    Have a blessed day.

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  16. Loved your "I" post, Patty! You did a great job!
    I resemble your remarks about writing a bio blurb! Egad.

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  17. My fav is drinking the koolaid in a fine china cup! So cute! LOL!

    Tänia of
    Simply God's Girl

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  18. Love this! Especially the "raisins", lol.

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  19. Hi Patty! Love this post! Reminds me of myself!! Us Wallflowers do need to stick together! I also love anything Grape...especially Faygo Grape Pop...never tried it in a china cup, though.

    Like your "real" bio, too!

    Blessings!

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