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i actually like speaking in front of large crowds. freakish, eh?

i work crossword puzzles in ink.

i am the american nigella lawson. or maybe the american eddie izzard. can't decide, really.

i would be a really good mom, but i'm cool with being a really good aunt.

i am sometimes more perceptive than i would like to be.

i am fiercely loyal. sometimes, stupidly so.

i never play dumb. never.

i am way too hard on myself.

i am a change agent.

i sometimes cross that fine line between assertive and aggressive.

i am not afraid to tell people that i love them.

i am militantly pro-choice.

i am pro-adoption.

i know a little bit about alot of things.

i typically enjoy the company of men more than women.

i am capable of being really mean and nasty, but i fight it. hard.

i am a lifelong cubs fan. do not laugh.

i have been known to hold a grudge.

i have hips.

i am not my sister.

i am lousy at forgiving myself.

i am an indoor kind of gal.

i am a bargain shopper. to the point of obsession.

i am 32 flavors. and then some.

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once more into the fray...

last year, i checked out dc's fray day events and had a chance not only to rock the mic and tell a story that included the word "cockblock," to a room filled with strangers [a lifelong dream], but also to meet some incredibly gifted storytellers and generally cool folks.

for those of you who aren't familiar with fray, or with fray day, it's a very cool concept. fray is an online magazine that publishes true stories. [ed. note: no, i haven't published with them. why? because i'm too damn wordy, that's why.] one of the things that i always think about when reading true stories like those published at fray is what the story would be like if the author told it to me instead of me reading it. well, fray day is your chance to find out, by hearing people tell their own stories.

this year's dc event is being held on november 17th at lovecafe, which is owned and operated by the fantastical warren brown, he of the cakelove bakery, home of the best. cake. ever.. after having a chance to tell a story last year through the open mic sign-up sheet, i'm flattered to have been asked to participate this year as a featured storyteller. what does that mean? well, it means i'm guaranteed a spot in the lineup. it means i get more time than an open mic storyteller. it means my face and life story will be pimped on the fray day dc web page. and, it means a dressing room filled with white flowers and diptyque candles. although i would be willing to forget all about the flowers and candles if someone would give me two slices of warren's amazing "neil's hat trick." or even "my downfall." i swear to god, the man puts crack in the frosting.

so, if you're in the dc area, come out and support fray day dc. come early, and put your name on the list to take your turn at the mic. or just come out and enjoy some laughs and some habit-forming cake.

and, even if you're not in the dc area, there are fray day events all around the country, so you can still get your story on.

and, if you don't live in the dc area and there isn't a fray day happening where you are, you can still get involved. how? by helping me decide which story to share this year. the comments section is now open for suggestions....

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