Greetings, friends! Sorry that I haven’t updated at all since creating the site. Life these last few months has been craaaazy.
I figured I would start things off by telling you all a little bit about me. I was born in Bilbao, Spain, and moved to the US when I was 4 years old. I speak Spanish, English and French. I’m a lover of technology and I have been known to be moved to tears by music. I think dogs are everything we need to make the world a better place – my boy Rocky is my entire world and I love him to death. I love food and I love to eat. I am a proud curvy girl 😉 I don’t exercise as much as I should. I love to travel, and don’t get to do that as much as I want to. A trip last year to Wales changed my life and I’m trying to go again this year 🙂
My history with fandom has been a lonely and kind of strange one. I did not have many friends at school – I was too nerdy. And coming from a Spanish-speaking European family made it difficult for me to connect with others. I didn’t watch the same TV shows or listen to the same music. While all the girls at school were drooling over boy bands (which I’ll admit I did become obsessed with later), I was still listening to Julio Iglesias and the classics from Spain. While other girls were plastering their walls with the likes of Jonathan Taylor Thomas, the walls of the bedroom I shared with my sister were bare.
I’m trying to think of what the first “thing” was that made me geek out. Of course there were the animated Disney movies growing up – The Little Mermaid was, and still is, my absolute favorite. Oh, I know! The first love of my life was MacGyver. He was so resourceful, a total smartass and sooooo dreamy. The second love of my life was Harrison Ford / Indiana Jones. To this day those are my favorite movies. Years later, Showtime made a show about the movie Stargate, called Stargate SG-1 and I was lost. I fell in love immediately with everything – the idea of a portal to other worlds, the possibility that we my already have one, the SG-1 crew and the adventures they went on, of course my first hubby Richard Dean Anderson was on it.
I say my journey with fandom was lonely because I never really had anyone to talk to about the things I liked. The Internet was still a questionable place, and AOL would only get me so far, lol. Then, when I went to college and after graduating – basically my twenties – I was too busy working and lost touch with my geek side. I missed out on a lot!! Thanks to fellow geeky friends, though, I have rediscovered my geeky side and I refuse to go back.
I’ll discuss my geeky rebirth in another post – this one was long enough. Longer than I expected. I’ll try to post more often, I promise. I’ll tell you about my experience with comic cons. Meeting David Tennant 3 times 😉 And my epic trip to Wales. Hit me up on Twitter and Facebook if you want to chat 🙂