(About Violet.)

This is me!
This is a flattering photo of me. That’s why it’s here.

I love lists.

Here’s one for you:

  • I am 40 (!) years old, married to a guy named Coffee, and an adoptive parent to 3 boys.
  • My oldest son moved out in May of 2015.
  • Entries about my boys are password protected. You can ask for the password if you know me.
  • I get a bit obsessive about things. Then I move on. See: ADD (below)
  • My employer has nothing to do with this blog or its contents.
  • When I write about work, I obfuscate details, invent names, and compile a bunch of stories into one.
  • I believe in things like love and nature and recycling and being kind to others.
  • My favourite word is “mutherfucker”.
  • I avoid the phone at all costs. Voicemails pile up for DAYS before I check them.
  • Snail mail, however, is the best thing EVER.
  • I am very smell-oriented. My nose is mighty powerful.
  • I think you should read the book “Cunt” by Inga Muscio.
  • Things that sparkle are generally a good thing.
  • Pink is not a gender stereotype – it’s a colour.
  • Life is good.
  • I love profanity. I swear a lot. A LOT lot.
  • I believe men can be feminists. My husband is.
  • I am vehemently pro-choice on every single subject that can have pro-choice slapped onto it.
  • I have ADD but I’m unmedicated. By choice. Life is more fun this way.
  • I love sleep. Napping. Passing out while watching TV. Sleeeeeeep.
  • I believe that weed should be legal.
  • I was married once before – I’m pretty sure he’s still alive, somewhere.
  • I have multiple piercings and tattoos and I’m not done adorning myself yet.
  • My parents are both dead – they both died at a rather young age.
  • I’m an only child.

My most-often used phrase, yet rarely used in email, is: “It’s all good.

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  1. Blue Momma says:

    Ok, I’m loving the purple hair! My husband would have a cow though. I wanted to get a blue stripe at one point and he nearly have a coronary. I stay home with my little boy now so I’m not gonna piss off any employers or anything, so I’m thinking about it again….

    And my same old question: Why do the cool people all live so far away? Your bio page is great. Just found your blog (thanks to your comment about my Granny) and I’ll be back!

  2. Alex says:

    It’s not about me? How about at least 25%? Then with time I will make it about me till I hit 51%. At that point I will relegate myself to 5%.
    Sounds good?

  3. Chris says:

    Pleased to meet you! :-)

  4. Jenn says:

    Can you email me? I can’t find your addy, and I want to give you some wet basement info.

  5. Kylie says:

    Hi there,

    I’ve spent part of this morning and most of yesterday afternoon reading your blog at my desk. There were moments when my laughter attracted some curious attention from my confused co-workers. All I can say is you’re hilarious! I live in London Ontario and I can completely relate to some of the things you’ve discussed. I’ll be keeping your blog in my favorites!

  6. Lauren says:

    I’m an assistant editor for truemomconfessions.com, soon to be truuconfessions.com. We think you and your blog are fantastic. We think our readers will like your work as well. It’s real and raw, just like confessions are. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Colleen says:

    I have just come across your blog. Go figure, when I was looking up Tuna Casserole recipes. thanks for the laugh. Its nice to know there are more people out there that I can consider “normal” . what is normal? oh well, more like me i suppose……I’m bored out of my mind. I drive Ready Mix Truck and am on lay off. So thus the looking for a friggin recipe. Congrats on the kids. Hats off to you actually. I had 4 of my own, now 18-23 in ages. The last one left me on Cymbalta. Love them to death but … I guess thats why “we don’t know then what we know now” or else there would be far less of US. anyway… thanks again for the laugh, it was much needed and appreciated.

  8. aiken says:

    Enjoyed your bio; and the bit of your post I read. Just futzing around the internet, reading tip-nut.com and found your post on laundry detergent. Wouldn’t it amaze conservatives to know that girls with purple hair not only do laundry but make their own detergent, too? Terrific! Keep on, keepin’ on!

  9. Kathryn says:

    Hi Violet,
    Love your blog!
    I work with Mom Central (www.momcentralconsulting.com) and we’re looking for Canadian bloggers for our blog roll. We help our clients (Canadian companies) connect with bloggers for sampling, product review and giveaway opportunities. If you’re interested in more info, do you mind emailing me at kathryn@momcentral.com.

  10. Willow NyteEyes says:

    Now that I’ve finally seen your pic and read your profile…. we are a lot alike in thoughts and looks(but not style as I have none and you have a ton).

    I really enjoy your blog Violet. Thanks for sharing.
    ~ Willow from London