We’re going to take a tiny detour on the wedding recaps here, folks, I hope you don’t mind. I’ve always liked the idea of these series posts, so the readers can get to know the bloggers a little better. I mean, I’m reading about a very personal, important day of your life—I should probably know what a couple of your interests are, right? And sure, we’re getting down to some of my last recaps (*sniff*), but I think I’ll still be referencing some of these points in upcoming posts.
So without further ado, The Secret Life of Bees, and some things you might not know about me!
THE GIRAFFE GIRL
Giraffes. They’re kind of my thing. Or they’re “up my alley,” as my mom would say.
Are you familiar with the episode of Gilmore Girls where Sookie explains how she became the “Frog Girl” and now all of Jackson’s family gets her frog figurines for gifts? That’s me, but with giraffes. And it wasn’t a random, nervous comment that decided my fate—it was a for-real obsession with these pretty animals.
Did you know there’s a wildlife preserve in south Louisiana that’s home to over 4,000 exotic, endangered, and threatened animals from around the world? I’m ashamed we don’t make a trip over to Global Wildlife more often, but it’s a really cool place!
For the last 10 years or so, I haven’t had a December go by (Christmas + my birthday) without receiving at least something giraffe themed from a family member or friend, and that is not a complaint at all. There’s plenty of reticulated paraphernalia in my home, office, and wardrobe, and lots of room for more. Not long after meeting me, I’ve had people say “Oh…so you, like, really like giraffes, huh?” I tried hard to push Giraffe Manor in Kenya for our honeymoon, but we decided it just wasn’t the right time (we’re going someday!).