About Me

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Thursday, March 07, 2013
This week has been pretty awesome. Your response to my posts has made me fall in love again with the blogging community. I'm still in the process of replying to comments (because they were just all amazing!) so please just bear with me. I know I always say it, but thank you for your comments. They justify my reasons for getting behind on all my Dr. Phil episodes and blogging instead. So again, for that, I thank you.

Now, it's Friday! If you have a real (paying) job, and work outside the home, that may mean something to you, but for us stay-at-home mommas, it's just another day that ends in day. However, this weekend should be pretty fun, as we are having Gunner and Colt's joint birthday parties and my favorite sister is coming into town to stay with me. Also, day drinking is much more acceptable during the weekend than during the week so there's that.

I also went and updated my "sponsor" tab and my "about me" tab. 

I decided to share my "about me" in blog post form, as I have acquired some new readers recently. Hi readers! Hope you enjoy, and all clickable links are in pink.

My name is Raven and I write this blog here called Don't Quote The Raven.

Why not quote me? Read a post or two and you will know why.

I am a mother of two precious angel monsters and wife to one male. He is 15 years older then me and I met him while working at the local country club. Before meeting my husband, I attended college for two semesters before I quit to go snowboarding, and then sorta just never went back. After a winter of snowboarding, I moved to Las Vegas for ten days, decided "nope" and drove the 18 hours home with a big u-haul attached to my SUV, stopping only five times for gas. It was then that I got a job at the country club, which afforded me the luxury of purchasing my first ever townhome at 21. I worked at the country club for two years, quit to go work for a magazine publication for the next five, and had an awesome boob job somewhere in between.

my heart

I'm a conservative with a few liberal tendencies, but gun control is not one of them. Try to take my gun away and I'll...well...shoot you. (Ok so I don't have a gun, yet, but I will. And it will be hot pink, oh yes it will.) I'm a Christian and love God, but adamantly believe a good story needs a few choice words peppered in from time to time, like this one, here, the only time I have ever written the eff word with no asterisks. Trust me, that post deserved it.

I love to travel, preferably to someplace warm, and Kauai is our go-to vacation spot. I wear flip flops every day, even in the winter. Well, those or my Uggs. The only time I ever wear heels is when I go to Las Vegas, so save your money if you were planning on buying me any Louboutins and just give me a gift certificate to the local liquor store instead.

I like vodka. Well, Bacardi rum is my fave, but if vodka is all ya got, then that's all I need. I like to party from time to time, as I like to reward myself for being a stay-at-home mom all day every day. This shit is hard work. Also, don't be too alarmed if it looks like someone hijacked my blog one day, it's still me, I just have an insane problem with going back and forth between black and bleached blonde hair. It's a surprise to everyone I still have any left.

I have eight tattoos and counting (one being my husbands name on my ass), my favorite food is onions and I still love huge hoop earrings and make no apologies for it. I have a piano in my family room that I play daily and will give a concert to anyone who asks. I am completely un-PC and think Obamacare is one of the stupidest things ever. I sometimes fly off my handle but I take medication for that.

About my older love interest? No, he's no sugar daddy (ok so maybe he is) but that's not what attracted me to him in the first place. Actually, he asked me out a few times before I ever said yes, turning him down for the sole reason that he dressed himself in tight, high-wasited tapered jeans. I fixed that problem right up after our second date. You can read our unconventional love story here.

It helps that I find him insanely attractive.

A few things about us:

we love each, we fight with each other. Our counselor is on speed time, not even joking. We are boating people, we are beach people, we are swim-up bar pool people. We are country club people and hole-in-the-wall dive people. We are family people, and if you mess with our kids? Ha, good luck. We believe an amazing Sunday morning church service can be held on the river with a mimosa in hand. To us, "live each day like it's your last" is not just a saying, and sex on the beach is not just a drink.

Also, this one time, we did a vlog together. You can watch it here.

I'm so glad you are here and anytime you want to grab a drink, just let a girl know!

43 comments on "About Me"
  1. I love your blog! I haven't been reading for very long, but I feel like we could be real life friends. I love that you are so real on your blog, and that you don't apologize for who you are!

  2. if we lived nearby, i won't mind babysit your kids. that's how much i love you. you rock.

  3. I am so looking forward to boating this summer! Wishing the warm weather would hurry up already!

    Speaking of tattoo's when I was in nursing school, there was an elderly, old, lady patient with a tattoo above her lady part that read: "Pauls P****"! Crazy, right!? Thinking she should have just went for the name on the butt tattoo too, instead! =)


  4. Found your blog recently and can't stop reading! The fact that you're so open and have no inhibitions is fabulous =)

  5. I LOVE your blog! I just started visiting your blog when I saw it featured in the Sponsor Spotlight on "Eat Yourself Skinny". I love your brutal honesty and you're so right when you say that a few choice words every now and again just fit! I had to share your post about yout makeup and beauty products with my daughter.....she is SO into it! She's got a WAY bigger makeup collection than me! I just started a blog myself and you are more than welcome to come visit!

  6. Love this blog and love YOU. Longtime reader, and hey, some of that I didnt even know!:)

  7. WOOP. this is adorable and like now i'm in love with both of you (like i was mainly in love with you before and now also your husband - but in like a non-awkward way/skank).

  8. i always love you more with each read!!

  9. I am falling more and more in love with your blog everyday! I really respect you for hitting send on the last few posts. I know it wasn't easy. I think you are so funny and love your honesty. I really look forward to reading each post. Keep doing what you are doing!

  10. This post rightchere is the bomb.com! I love reading your blog on the daily. I swear if we lived closer you'd be my BFF, my husband would probably dispise that - because you'd make me quit my job so we can be stay at home mommies together... with vodka.

    Serious question: Why the combined bday? Our 2 are 2 years apart, dang near exactly. We induced the baby because I wanted recovery time in between parties. I've thought about the party in one but I'm hesitant because I don't want one to resent the other or have bottled up emotions about it... yanno?

  11. OMG!!! You and I could be best friends!! LOL! LOVE your Blog and your honesty!! Let's grab a drink one day!!

  12. I'm a new follower! I found you after seeing that several people had blog crushes on you! After reading this I can see why!

  13. Also like Candis, I'm a fairly new follower. I absolutely love your style of writing and honesty. Keep it up!

  14. I don't usually agree with you, but I always like reading you, so there's that.

  15. I'm counting down the days i get to meet your sexy booty! IT MUS HAPPEN

    love you Ravey!!


  16. Good little recap you have here..

  17. You are awesome! I love how you are so straight forward! You go! :)

  18. I don't think I've ever commented on your blog...
    Anywhoodle. I don't always agree with your thoughts, and sometimes I'm not sure if you are being serious or just love getting a rise out of people LOL. I always enjoy reading and love that you write what you want, when you want.

    You have a mind of your own and that's what keeps me coming back.

  19. Absolutely freaking love this post! I'm going to have to play catch up on so many of those posts!

  20. i'm a newer followers and loved reading your about me! i can't wait to read more of your posts - love your honesty!!
    -- jackiejade.blogspot.com

  21. I feel as if I know you a lot better. You truly inspire me to be a better person. Thanks girl.


  22. LOVE this! I have read your blog for some time now but never read your about me, so this was fun to read! I opened up 6 different links throughout the post, so it looks like I have me some reading to do! LOVE your blog, Raven. You are one of the most funny, real bloggers out in this blog-o-sphere!


  23. I have been a follower for a month or so (I really can't remember when I started to blog more - Dec? Jan?). You were the one of the first ones I found and always love. This post just reminds me that we would make great friends! You are def one of the very few honest bloggers!

  24. I just started reading your blog and I am loving it already! I love how you are so unfiltered and honest, it's soo refreshing and I wish more people could be that way!


  25. Ummm... Excuse me?!?! Your favorite sister?!?!?! I feed you and your kid nearly 3 days a week and you diss me in blog form? See if I save you any "vegetarian" Canadian bacon and pineapple pizza again.

  26. I thought I was the only one whose favorite food is onions...they are amazing, just saying

  27. I just found your blog and I am so glad that I did!!! More people should be open and honest like you!!!!

  28. Checked out the link over to Hawaii and Dominican posts, and now I so need a vacation!

    Some Snapshots Blog

  29. Your kids are so cute, must get it from their Dad ;)

    I really want to buy my own gun too, and that would be awesome if it were hot pink!

  30. A.W.E.S.O.M.E. and that took some time to do...

  31. Every single thing you wrote I was saying, "love her, love her, love her." You are so real and I ADORE you!

  32. Best About Me post, hands down. And onions as a favorite food?! I don't think I've ever heard anyone say that!


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