Hi. I’m Jamelah (rhymes with tequila). I am a scholar:
I live in Michigan, that mitten-shaped state. Living in Michigan means that I have a lot of sweaters (we have winter roughly from November through May) and I call it “pop.” I maintain that people who laugh and say “You mean soda” are fascists.
I have strong opinions about sugar, the foods in which blueberries do and do not belong, and milk. I have to be in the right mood for broccoli. I’m pretty open-minded about bacon.
I got sent to the principal’s office a lot when I was a kid. I have a very overactive imagination and I cannot sit still. I love shoes but I’m barefoot at least 75% of the time. Sometimes when I’m intimidated by someone, I picture that person’s O-face, and all intimidation goes away. Try it. It totally works.
I like to read and write and take pictures and make jewelry and play outside with my dog.
I do not like raisins.
If you really really want to know a lot about me, more than could even be considered remotely necessary, here is the requisite 100 Things post.
I’ve had a personal website in one form or another since 1996 or so, but began blogging in earnest in 2002. The blog that existed from 2002 through mid-September 2008 is now gone, thanks to some technical difficulty and my love of the Delete button. In short, after six-plus years, it’s like I’m a brand new blogger all over again.
The best way to describe what happens here at this blog is that I write about stuff. I tend to lean toward observational humor but sometimes I am just not funny at all. And so it goes.
I use WordPress for content management and Feedburner to handle the RSS thingamajig whatsits. I used to design websites for fun (I never promised I wasn’t a little odd) but am now content to use pre-made templates and modify them to my liking. I do still design all header images myself, because that’s what all the cool kids do. Well, the cool kids and me.
You may contact me by leaving comments on individual posts or by sending an e-mail to jamelah dot earle at gmail dot com. I guess I should be honest and tell you that over the years I have become somewhat unpredictable in my e-mail-replying habits and I may or may not respond. Please don’t take it personally, though, because it’s not you. It’s me. But if you have something to say or a question about how I did this or that or how I manage to get my hair to be so awesomely shiny, I’d love to hear from you.
Thanks for dropping by. You’re swell.