Monday, April 01, 2013

A to Z Blogging Challenge: A is For All About Me!

Me, holding my newborn grandson, Logan.

Since this is my very first post in the A To Z Blogging Challenge, I thought I would take this opportunity to let the other bloggers in this challenge who might visit my blog know a little more about me.

So this post is all about me!

Hi, My name is Mary and I live in Las Vegas with my hubby Ken and our 4 rats. I have a 21 year old daughter who recently had a baby, so we are grandparents! If you scroll back through some of my posts you'll see pictures of both my rats and my grandson, Logan.

I was born and raised in Redondo Beach, California where I acquired a taste for seafood. I like pretty much all seafood. But some of it doesn't like me. I have a weird allergy to raw shrimp. I can eat it after it's been cooked but if I touch it to peel it while it's still raw, I break out in blisters where it touched my skin. Weird right?

I am a Freelance Writer and most of my articles have been written for Yahoo! Contributor Network and you can find my profile here. I mostly write about small animal care but also write about other things.

I am an avid reader and can read 2 books a day if I have time. My favorite genre right now is Paranormal Romance. My wallet can't keep up with my voracious reading appetite so I am a member of Swagbucks where I can earn Amazon gift cards just for using their search engine and using their referral links when I shop on websites that I would have already been shopping on. If you have checked out Swagbucks yet, now is a great time to do so.

I am also a member of several survey sites where I earn points for doing surveys and cash them in for prizes as well as gift cards.

I also frequently enter giveaways, blog contests, fb giveaways, and I do pretty well winning free books.

You can find me on the freebie sites, entering for free samples and I post all the free products I've gotten each Friday and the sites where you can sign up for freebies too.

I love to cook, bake, write, read and listen to music. But I think I chat mostly about my rats and other small animals I've had. I write articles that I hope will help others care for their small animals. I think back to the first mouse I adopted when I was 12 and I knew nothing about them. I know I made mistakes and it would have been great to have the resources we have now. We have information at the touch of our finger tips and I can only hope that my articles help new pet parents care for their small furbabies.

You can also find me on Twitter and feel free to follow me, I'm @scarymary66

So, that's me in a nut shell. Thanks for visiting.

I would also like to make a special shout out to Arlee Bird, who is the A to Z Challenge founder.