Chicago Bride Bloggers
Hello! I’m Miss Sixpence and I’m so very pleased to meet you. Excuse any screaming and/or weird dancing. I’m just so excited to be here.
Me and Macarons, Paris, 2012. Digital.
When given the task to introduce oneself, I generally feel the best route is to take a cue from late ’90s email chains and list “15 Things You Should Know About Me.” Try this in your next important client meeting!
1. …I grew up in the late ’90s, clearly. I am 33 years old and originally from southern California.
2. I am a teacher at a small, all-girls private school, and I love it.
3. I deeply enjoy alone time and am an introvert, which makes my job super rewarding but also exhausting.
4. We have a dog who legitimately looks like a stuffed animal come to life.
5. I had a deep, overwhelming fear of alien abduction as a child.
6. I have a weird memory for quotes and lines…I can still recite the entire monologue from the opening scene of Disney’s animated classic Beauty and the Beast.
7. I converted to Roman Catholicism in my mid-20s.
8. I love to read but detest politics.
9. My favorite thing to do on a weekend is check out a new local brewery. Hooray craft beer!
10. I love Lord of the Rings and I don’t care who knows it.
11. Things that make me rage-twitch: people playing videos on their phone in public without headphones, misplaced apostrophes, snoring.
12. I love this commercial. If you think this is funny, we will get each other.
13. I like the mountains AND the ocean.
14. Favorite animal? Elephant. Favorite color? Green. Favorite season? Autumn. (It’s basic.)
15. This December, I will marry the love of my life! Huzzah! More on that later. Obviously.
Ah, yes. There we are.
Oh, and—I chose the name Sixpence for the lovely tradition behind it. According to the fail-safe source Wikipedia, there is a British tradition of the bride indeed wearing “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue,” but the rest of it apparently goes “and a silver sixpence in her shoe.” Hours of planning aside, a little luck can’t hurt, so I’ll be stuffing one of those bad boys in my shoe on the big day for sure. But I already feel extremely lucky to be here with all of you, bees! Cheers!