Racheldcooper’s Weblog
A Weblog about me and my crazy antics and exploits

Welcome To My Weblog!

Hi everyone. This is my first blog entry here on wordpress.com. I’m liable to talk about anything, everything, and nothing here so make sure you check back here every day to see what crazy shenanigans I’m up to that day.

First of all, let me start off by telling ya’ll a little bit about myself. My name is Rachel Cooper and I am a LPN (licensed practical nurse, for those of you who don’t do abbreviations) and I reside in Medina, TN in the great old US of A. I have three cats, a 4 year old grey and white tabby named Beans Kitty, a 3 year old Callico named Callie Marie, and a 7 month old black and white short hair named Oreo Cookie, and two dogs, a 2 year old Chihuahua named Freya Anise (after the Tok’ra from Stargate SG-1) and a 1 year old Chorkie (Chihuahua/Yorkie hybrid) named Jinto Wallace (after the Athosian boy in the pilot episode of Stargate Atlantis). I also have a black cat named Gibson and a Pinto paint Quarterhorse named Cheyenne Sunshine (who may possibly be expecting) that stay at my parents house. I have been told many a time that I live in my own zoo. Ha ha ha. My hobbies are knitting, crocheting, writing, surfing the internet, blogging, spending time with my babies, reading and watching Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis and M*A*S*H on television (my all time favorite shows). On the reality front, my favorite show that I follow is Big Brother!

I am really looking forward to my upcoming vacation to Vancouver, Canada! I am going for a Stargate convention and my friend Janine from England is flying over to join me along with her mom! I am excited because one of the things that we get to do is to go and have dinner at Fuel, a fancy restaurant in Vancouver, with Joseph Mallozzi (the guy who inspired me to start my own wordpress blog) and Martin Gero, two of the writers from Stargate. There are so many people going we are probably gonna take up the whole entire place. One thing is for sure is that we are definitely going to have a table because I have already phoned the restaurant and booked our reservation! I also plan to go skydiving while I’m there because it’s something that I’ve always wanted to do. The trip is in 5 weeks from Monday and I’ll blog all of my day to day preparations so stay tuned to this space for the latest.

Keeping on the Vancouver front for a moment… have you ever felt like you have more things to do than time to do them in? Well, that’s kinda what I’m dealing with right now. I have to wash clothes, pick out what I want to wear, finish the sweater I’m knitting, finish my GATE GIRL fingerless gloves, knit and sew on the chevron embellishments for my Stargate socks and finish my hood thing and I only have five weeks. PANIC MODE……AGAIN!!!!!!!

I say again because it seems like I always do this before I go to a con. Heck, when I went to Shore Leave in Baltimore, MD last summer I was knitting in line for photo ops and I also took my knitting and spread it out all over the floor in the hotel lobby putting it together. Granted it did get me some rather interesting looks (Colin Cunningham actually did a doubletake when he saw me sitting there one morning) and earned me several requests from people who thought what I was doing (piecing together a Scottish flag afghan that I presented to the wonderfully talented Paul McGillion) was terribly interesting and wanted to take my picture, but hey, I did make a totally awesome new friend in the process in the form of a poor unfortunate soul named Mare who offered me a hand with my sewing embellishments on 3 afghans on that fateful Sunday morning (no pun intended) just because we had started talking and she decided to help me out. Little did the dear woman know what she was getting herself into by getting tangled up with the crazy likes of me.

I am really toying with the decision of whether or not I should be open with my parents about the fact that I have plans to go to Vancouver. They seem to be very accomodating and it makes me really nervous because I have seen this exact same thing before. My grandmother seems to think that since they drove my brother away with their controlling behavior, that they are reaching out to me and that I should accept it but I’m not sure how to handle this. I would love to think that I could tell them that I have plans to go out of town that are completely paid for and ask them to keep Freya and Jinto for me but I’m extremely gunshy simply because of the fact that every single time they have done this before, I have fallen for it and every single time, it has lead to me being emotionally scarred by them in some way and I just cannot let them hurt me again. So maybe if any of the awesome people out there in blogland who happen to be reading this have any ideas of what I should do, please feel free to leave a comment and give me your opinion. Right now I can use all the help I can get.

This first blog is dedicated to the totally awesome Joe Mallozzi because it’s his wordpress blog that inspired me to do one of my own.


5 Responses to “Welcome To My Weblog!”

  1. Welcome to the wonderful world of wordpress blogging.

    And thanks for the dedication.


  2. Have fun in Vancouver! And don’t forget my pictures.

  3. It’s going to be so much fun in Vancouver! Woooowhooo!!

    The place is not going to be the same again after we’ve been there! 🙂

    Vancouver or bust, baby! 🙂

    Janine xxx

  4. hi, rachel! 😀

    i think that’s super sweet that you dedicated your first blog entry to joe, and that joe replied!! how cool is that, eh? 😉

    sally 🙂

  5. Hi Rach, it’s tigereye. Nice to see you with a blog on here. I have a new on on here too. Hope you have fun in Vancouver, wish I were going too!
    Did you make anything for anyone this time?

    See ya later!

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