I’m Holly. I’m 25, married, the proud mama of a cat named Tobias, and currently living in the beautiful city of Vienna, Austria. My husband and I work for a non-profit organization in which we teach English to children and adults. I write about embarrassing moments, terrible boyfriends, weird things I think about, past and present dramas, and my total lack of understanding of people who don’t like The Beatles. (Seriously, what’s the deal.)
My writing doesn’t contain a whole lot of exclamation marks – not because I’m not a happy and excited person, but because I saw a Seinfeld episode where Elaine uses way too many exclamation marks and Jerry makes fun of her for it. So now the fear of using too many exclamation marks permanently resides within me.
You Probably Didn’t Know…
– I can speak German. Austrian German that is. There’s a huge difference, but don’t ask an Austrian or a German about it. It’s kind of like asking a New Yorker or New Jersey(er? en?) if their states are similar, and no one wants to be around for that conversation.
– Many of my life lessons came from watching Seinfeld and the Simpsons. My mom edited out the adult humor first before launching into an in depth discussion about George’s problem with explosive anger or Bart’s disrespect for his parents. You can make your own judgement calls on how I turned out.
– I have a deep and unexplainable fear of swimming in lakes. Don’t ever leave me alone in lake water for very long or I’ll start imagining myself being swallowed up by a giant fish which will result in a panic attack.
– I unintentionally made my brother a switch hitter. He’s left-handed and I’m right-handed, thus when we were kids I taught him how to bat right-handed. I assume he acknowledged me for every one of his baseball achievements.
– My dad had to install a giant, wall-sized white board in our basement to get me through my high school math classes. I made the President’s List for the first time ever shortly after.
– I played the cello incorrectly for 7 years.
– I graduated with a major in general knowledge of various subjects (Liberal Arts) and a minor in International Studies. I was all set to be a K4-2nd grade teacher until I had an epiphany in my apartment that teaching full-time is not for those who despise glue, construction paper, glitter, and scissors with nearly every fiber of their being. So I became a Wedding Coordinator instead.
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