One of the things I want to do this year on MimiCuteLips.com is to share more of me. More of who I am as a person, what I’ve experienced in life and how I got to be the dope ass chick that you know me as today. I’m so fascinated by people’s stories, I like to know the who, what, when, where and why. So it’s only fair that I share some of that myself.
Fun Fact #1 I was born unassisted: No this wasn’t a water birth or some fancy new birthing process. My mother was in the hospital in labor; the doctor turned his back to wash his hands. You know, because sanitation. I popped out on my own and my Mom yelled for someone to catch her baby. The nurse did just that and it was really fast. Did I mention I was born at 11:11 PM, I was destined to be magical. Hello, I’m a unicorn damn it.
Fun Fact #2 I hate scary movies: I hate to be scared. If a movie gets too suspenseful I will quit it too. I just watched Get Out over the weekend, and if Babe didn’t keep saying “Just watch it” as I was complaining about it, I would have gotten out. Comedy anyone!
Fun Fact #3 My legal name is Michellette: I hate that I need to tell you how to pronounce it, but it is (me-shell-let). It is a made-up name; I was born on my aunt’s birthday and her middle name is Michelle + my mom’s first name is Claudette. Michelle + Claudette = Michellette. Despite my made-up name, there are 20 Twitter profiles with the name Michellette. If you want to get even more tragic my sister’s name is Bernadette. What in the ham fat is going on? Why do our names need to rhyme? Why are our first names so damn long? I don’t have the answers, only the questions. Hello, I’m Mimi, nice to meet you.
Fun Fact #4 I am obsessed with ironing: I iron every single thing; I’m self-diagnosed OCD, and I can not leave home without ironing my clothes. I even ironed my kid’s onesies when they were babies. I know no one can see them most of the time but I do. I have ironed tablecloths, pillowcases, duvets and a few other crazy things. I iron the tank tops that I wear under my sweaters every day. Judge your mother! Bonus fun fact: Michael B Jordan also loves ironing.
Fun Fact #5 I love curse words: I love people that curse. I keep it clean around the kids and mostly on the blog but when they aren’t around it is vulgar city. It makes me feel liberated and it totally makes for better storytelling. Even more than that I love old people who curse. Like Ginga (age 99) and Gramma (age 103), they are my new virtual best friends. They are also best friends and they are hilarious. One of the reasons I’m looking forward to being old is because I am going to the be that vulgar old lady. Even better that you have to suck it up because I’m old and you can’t fight an old lady. Ha!