About Vanessa

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About me?? I am Vanessa Loftus (formerly Boehmke), a slightly eccentric 30-something with a couple of stories to tell. I live in the suburbs of Rochester, NY with my husband, Mike, and one lunatic neurotic cat.

I got laid off from The Worst Job EVER™ in March of ’09, and while I thought losing my job was unfortunate, I soon learned that it was the best thing that could have happened to me. Thanks, Evil Overlord for cutting me loose! Now, I’m spending my time freelancing and working part time. Meanwhile, I finally decided that it was time to settle down and have kids. We’re now expecting our first baby boy in July — I affectionately call him “The Sprout”. Motherhood terrifies me, but I guess I’m going to have to get used to the idea. Update: Gabriel arrived July 18, 2010, and we couldn’t be happier.

I am obsessed with Halloween. I LOVE the opportunity to dress up in costume. It’s quite possibly my favorite event of the year. I think the Halloween decor in my crawl-space could give the Christmas stuff a run for its money. Some of my more memorable costumes were Carmen Miranda and Wonder Woman — each made from scratch by yours truly. I’m really looking forward to expanding the Halloween fun once The Sprout arrives.

I started this blog in 2003 not realizing what an addictive thing it would become. The only diaries I ever bothered keeping up with were filled with juvenile teenage drivel like, “Oh my gosh, I was totally staring at Chris during science class and he SAW me!!!” or, “I can’t believe my parents won’t let me go with Jeanine to the Aerosmith concert. I hate them sooo much!” Ever since those awkward years, I could not bring myself to write more than three consecutive entries in any kind of journal. For some bizarre reason, I’m able to keep up with this with some regularity. While I might not post something every day, I enjoy chronicling some of the more colorful happenings in my life and hopefully it’s something that people find amusing.

Pull up a chair and stay a while.