Last time I wrote an “About” page I chickened out and had my then college roommate write it for me. This is what she said:
*ahem* Abby is really cool. She loves history for unknown reason. If you want to know, that’s a good question to ask her. She’s imaginative and creative. She is very insightful and she is very easy to have deep conversations with, as well as giving great advice. She’s obsessed with Ireland, Spider Solitare, Blogs, her digital camera, Lord of the Rings, and any combination of peanut butter and chocolate. Eh, what the heck. I’ve lived with her for two years and I think she’s a pretty cool gal, even though she does have a tendency to skip around the room singing The Wizard of Oz…
While much of that is still true, especially the peanut butter and chocolate, I figure I should be old enough to knuckle down and face the difficult job of capturing the essence of Mennogirl. Fortunately 4 years of writing papers and paying 20,000 a year to become educated has left me with great bullshit skills.
I was born and raised in Lancaster, PA where I grew up amid cows, ancient computers, brothers, and plenty of cousins in my lovely Mennonite bubble. Then at age 10 my family and I packed up into our Ryder truck and moved to the other Mennonite Mecca, Goshen Indiana. There I ignored middle school, parts of high school and found myself in college. There I met good people, weird people, best friend kinds of people, and wrote some papers and became an expert in the field of non-US history.
Now I am starting my second year working in a school library in Chicago, IL and living with my lovely roommate Jess (only one floor above the rest of my former roommates) in a new apartment with a breeze-catchin back porch and an attention begging cat. I don’t tend to write about much beyond the random thoughts that enter my head, so if you are looking for consistently amazing writing, biting social commentary, deep personal revelations you might want to look elsewhere. But if you are up for some randomness with a bit of dorkiness and a twist of wit, welcome.
Feel free to say hello, I love me some email, and I 95% guarantee a written response (as opposed to say a psychic one or artistic one)
themennogirl at gmail