In an ideal world, the “About Me” page is supposed to contain a pithy, perfectly written tidbit meant to lure you deep into the archives of my blog until you become a devoted minion!
Reality sucks a duck, yo.
You’ll just have to make do with this:
My name is Loralee.
I was born in 1974.
I live in Utah*.
This is me.
Aren’t I smokin’?
Unfortunately, I would say that this is probably a more realistic portrait of the “True Me”.
Except in this photo I actually got my pudgy little butt to the gym, so scratch the sweat. You can leave the the IPOD, though. And fugly hair. And left over eye makeup.
Ug, that is just depressing to look at, so we are just going to pretend that I always look like this:
(You should see some of the looks I get when I go to the grocery store.)
That should do it for physical appearance.
What’s my personality like? We’ll just leave it at this for now.
As for my resume, this is the official blurb I use:
Loralee is a wife, mother, and blogger living in the wilds of Utah. She is mother to 4 handsome gentlemen, aged 15, 12 and 2, and a sweet little 4-month-old that passed away in 2003 of SIDS. She has been blogging since 2005 at the blog, Loralee’s Looney Tunes. She loves chirping on the internet as @looneytunes on Twitter and was named by Babble.com in the Top 50 Moms on Twitter in 2011. Throughout her years online she has formed a fabulous community, been a speaker at several national blogging conferences like BlogHer, Mom 2.0 and The Creative Connection Event, lectured and given workshops on social media and blogging, worked on major social media campaigns and events with brands like BlogHer, McDonald’s USA, The Gap, GE, Coke USA, Master Card and Universal Studios. Loralee has been featured on local and national media like KSL, KVNU, The Deseret News UPR, National Talk Radio and Parents Magazine and has also had some unique and fabulous experiences like being a spokesperson for ChemDry, filming with The Pioneer Women at her ranch, interviewing Steve Carell and Julie Andrews, and going to The White House by personal invitation. Aside from her personal and social media brand, Loralee is thrilled to work as Director of Internet Operations for Where Women Cook and is creator of the Where Women Cook blog, Amuse Bouche.
She is also a classically trained opera singer that is well versed in tromping around on stage in corsets and playing men, alcoholics, witches, nuns, evil stepmothers and woman of ill repute.
Which means I dork around online and can carry a tune. (I am super blessed as far as fiscally rewarding talents go, no?)
And sometimes I get nice blog bling.
(And the photo I have standing on the press podium was pretty freaking rad, as well.)
If you can handle the fact that I dig Air Supply, my raging Diet Coke habit and the fact that I like CAPS! Italics!! Exclamation points!!!? and the occasional tacky-as-all-get-out emoticons despite knowing THEY ARE ALL WRITING NO-NOS????!!!
We’ll be fine.
*To clear up the whole “Utah and Religion and politics” topic that I get asked about all the time.
I’m a Democrat but I like guns and don’t recycle.
And yes, I am a Mormon. An inactive Mormon (Which means that I.don’t.go.to.church.and.am.rather.naughty.) so PLEASE DO NOT equate me as a representation of this religion in any way, ok?
I stopped going to church a few years ago when my son died, but I am still on the records as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. If I ever choose to practice a religion again, it will be that one, so please realize that while I have some big issues, I am also protective of it.
While I don’t mind answering questions (to the best of my ability) or discussing it, there is no need to write me and tell me that I worship a different Jesus. I know your heart is in the right place, but I had a very anti-Mormon grandmother, so I am well aware of the different arguments.
My personal opinion is that Jesus has enough love for us all.