I May Be a Versatile Blogger and 7 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Me

04-10-2014 | Dojo |

Calin added me into his nomination list for the Versatile Blogger (thanks, C. :)), so I thought it would be a good idea to enter the ‘game’, find 7 bloggers from my extensive PF list to present to you and also entertain you with 7 facts about me.

1. I have a nice raspy voice (served me well in my 10 years as a radio DJ), even if I never smoked. Didn’t even get curious to try. Of course most people who hear my voice think that it’s impossible for a woman to sound like this without ‘help’. From what I can see my daughter has a ‘low’ tone too, let’s hope she’ll take this from me.

2. I was raised by my father. He ‘had’ me at 21 and got custody, since the lady didn’t even want to consider raising me. I had to spend about 5 years in an orphanage, until they solved all the legal issues (first she claimed she’s raising me, though she never did, then they had paternity tests etc.) It took years for everything to solve, but, when I was 5, they finally got me ‘home’. I’ve always had a great relationship with my father, he’s an amazing guy, and love my grandparents a lot (my grandpa actually died 11 years ago and it was a huge shock for me).

3. I love dogs. OK, I love animals, but I am crazy about doggies. We have 2 rescues at home and we plan on getting my daughter her own dog when she’s older. Probably another rescue.

4. I love sweets (chocolate mostly). Probably comes from my childhood, back in the Communist years, when we could barely find any decent chocolate. I’d be able to indulge only on my birthday and the big holidays (Easter and Christmas).

5. I’m addicted to ‘tech’ stuff. I couldn’t care less about makeup, clothing and jewelry, but, get me into an IT store and I’m all yours. 😀

6. I’m usually a very easy going person and rarely get angry. But when I do … ask MIL, she knows

7. There’s nothing I hate more than being told what to do, how to raise my child, how to clean or cook. Yes, this led to some huge fights with MIL, but she’s getting the idea.

And now my nominees:

  1. Budget Blonde
  2. Frugal Rules
  3. Diversified Finances
  4. The Wallet Doctor
  5. Money Ning
  6. Financial Samurai
  7. Dinks Finance

There are more cool blogs I read, but the list ‘said’ 7 only. You can find some more PF blogs [here] (if your blog doesn’t appear there and it respects the guidelines, drop me an email)

Recent Comments

  • October 5, 2014 at 1:34 am

    Voices can come in all shapes and sizes (ha ha) and I have met a few women who have lower voices without help! Interesting fact about your dad and the orphanage!

    • http://Dojo

      October 5, 2014 at 7:58 am

      My dad is a really great guy and he’s really sacrificed everything for me, so did his parents. This helps me appreciate their efforts and try to be a great parent myself. I’ll surely be a good mother for my daughter

  • October 5, 2014 at 7:05 am

    It’s always nice to read personal/random things about the people you like to read, these types of articles are always full of surprises. It appears that in our country everybody knows better than you how to raise a child… and I hate it as well 🙂 But I am also slowly starting to learn how to ignore all the voices and keep doing what I know I should be doing 🙂

  • October 7, 2014 at 2:11 pm

    Interesting facts…I do enjoy learning more things about fellow bloggers. Sorry to hear about the tension between you and your MIL. I can sympathize in a way as I mentioned that there is a similar tension between my mom and my wife. It is a tough situation…and it’s tough being stuck in the middle as well. Like C said, I’ve been trying to ignore the criticisms and to do what I think is best.

    • http://Dojo

      October 8, 2014 at 9:44 am

      I think it’s universal, especially with men’s moms. They never believe that the wife can actually do anything well for their baby 😀

  • October 7, 2014 at 7:56 pm

    I wouldn’t have pegged your for a raspy voice, but here’s a side-hustle idea… why not try to get a part-time gig as a Tom Waits impersonator at the local bar?

    Just an idea 🙂

    • http://Dojo

      October 8, 2014 at 9:44 am

      He he, cool idea 🙂

      It’s not that raspy. I could do some voice over jobs, but I don’t have the time anymore and the pay here is pretty bad

  • October 9, 2014 at 8:39 pm

    Thanks so much for the DiversifiedFinances.com mention! Glad you are enjoying my other blog 🙂

    I’m a crazy dog person as well. I just love them!

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