Let’s do the professional stuff first…
Aimee Brown – author bio:
Aimee Brown is a writer and an avid reader. Little Gray Dress is her first published novel. She spends much of her time writing, raising three teenagers, binge watching shows on Netflix and obsessively cleaning and redecorating her house. She’s fluent in sarcasm and has been known to utter profanities like she’s competing for a medal.
Aimee grew up in Oregon but is now a transplant living in cold Montana with her husband of twenty years, three teenage children, and far too many pets.
Aimee is very active on social media. You can find her at any of the networks below. Stop by and say hello!
Now for the things that’ll shock ya. 😉
Who am I? Let’s see…
-I’ve been married for 20 years in October 2017. That’s a long freaking time.
-I’ve got three kids, two are just about ready to move on with their adult lives… it’s a sore subject for a mama.
-I use a lot of creatively non-child friendly words – is there a sporting competition for that?
-I can’t relax is something in my house isn’t ‘perfect’. I clean nonstop because of it.
-I’m addicted to decorating my home and interior design. LOVE it. Especially vintagey, 30s – 60s style.
-One of my favorite things to do is shop online, fill my cart, then leave. It’s like a nice little non-shopping trip. I walk away having the memory of the items I dreamed of, without ever actually buying them.
-I tend to have a bit of road rage when shopping in real life. Sweet Jesus, just let me in to buy what I need and get me the hell out. If you’re one of those shoppers who stops in the middle of the aisle to text, chat, whatever, I’ve likely had a daydream of shoving your ass over.
-I haven’t worn a dress since I got married, or maybe one of my sister’s weddings. I dunno. I’m more a jeans and t-shirt kinda gal.
-Sarcasm spews from my lips at speeds I can’t even control. Trust me, sometimes I even surprise myself.
-I worked in health care many years, trust me when I say that before I experienced it, I underestimated the stupidity of people. Even the ones who claim to be ‘smart’.
-Because of the above statement, my bullshit meter is fine tuned. I can spot it from miles away, even over the interwebs.
-I love romance, but not the gushy, sad kind. Give me a happy ending and a heartwarming story and I’m your biggest freaking fan. I’m the girl who seriously mourns the death of 90’s romantic comedies. They just aren’t the same anymore.
-I don’t have cable, but watch a lot of TV on Netflix & Hulu. I’ve not been addicted to a show since Pretty Little Liars started and I’m sure if you’ve read my posts you know my feelings on that one.
-I’m married to a guy who’d be perfectly happy pitching a tent in the wilderness and living out his life. Yeah, so… I like the outdoors in the way that I have to drive through it to get to Hobby Lobby.
-I attempt houseplants a lot. I kill nearly all of them.
-My husband recently bought me a new kitchen timer. Well… I guess this one is called a ‘smoke alarm’.
-I do own a tiara and it sits on my desk to remind me that I can be anything I want (except probably a mathematician… me and numbers don’t mix).
-I am obsessed with old Hollywood, the music, the style, the stars and the films.
-I’m rarely serious, humor at the worst of times is my specialty.
-I’m tattooed, heavily, yet, like a lady (boss).
-I’m unintentionally a pet hoarder, dogs, cats, fish, you name it my family brings it home.
-I’m honest (about 150% more so than Donald Trump), I tell the truth with class and tact.
-I have a discernment that would surprise even the best of psychics.
I LOVE quotes from old Hollywood actresses. Here are some of my favorites.
‘Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.’
‘Underwear makes me uncomfortable. And besides, my parts have to breathe.’
‘We are all of us stars, and we deserve to twinkle.’
‘Always be a first rate version of yourself, instead of a second rate version of someone else.’
‘Sometimes things fall apart so that better things can fall together.’
‘Everybody has a heart…except some people.’
‘Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are.’
‘For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.’
‘I live to succeed, not to please you or anyone else.’
‘Personality is the glitter that sends your little gleam across the footlights and the orchestra pit into that big black space where the audience is.’
‘A girl doesn’t need anyone that doesn’t need her.’
‘Be yourself. The world worships the original.’
‘Just because you fail once doesn’t mean you’re gonna fail at everything.’
‘Enemies are so stimulating.’
‘If you’re gonna be two-faced at least make one of them pretty.’
‘As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.’
‘It’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.’
‘Every age can be enchanting, provided you live within it.’
‘Things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they’re right.’
‘I’m not young. What’s wrong with that?’
Thanks for being this interested. Wanna know more? Really? Ok…read my blog!