A Bit of Bee’s Background

I’ve wanted to write a blog for a long time, especially since reaching the incredible milestone of becoming a mom. But being a busy career mama of two, and a perfectionist who needs to over think everything, it took me awhile to take my desired leap into cyberspace.

I have a bad habit of speaking before I think. Some say it’s the Sagittarian in me, others think it’s just a character flaw. Whatever the reason, I’m going to turn that negative into a positive by applying the same habit to my writing. Because I have a degree in English Literature, my brain has been trained to write outlines, edit and rewrite my copy, and plan my written words carefully. I’m going to do my best to let my words flow, unedited (alright, except maybe some spellchecking), and see where it takes me.

To mark this momentous occasion, I’m going to start my blog with…

25 Random Things About Me:

1) I’m allergic to chocolate.

2) I was adopted. Twice. Once at 5, and again at 21.

3) I am Macedonian, Irish, African, Swedish, and German.

4) I don’t like horses or goats, and have a fear of birds, but I consider myself an animal lover.

5) I met Princess Diana in 1986. I was in a dance recital she attended during her visit to Expo ’86. She complimented me on my performance and gave me a rose.

6) I have a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature, but didn’t read a book in its entirety until after graduation.

7) I have a 9 year old Dalmatian who is constantly mistaken as a 9 month old puppy.

8) I don’t like Oprah. I’ve never made it through an entire episode of her show without passing out.

9) I’m a crazy carnivore. Some say I have a meat tooth.

10) There’s nothing I hate more in the world than the TV show M*A*S*H. That and beets.

11) My hair is naturally curly. Afro curly.

12) I love to cook, but I can’t bake to save my life.

13) I pretend to love expensive name brands, but am happiest when shopping at Old Navy, The Gap and Joe.

14) Nothing pleases me more than being referred to as funny.

15) My biggest fear is stand up comedy. The thought of being on a stage in front of a crowd with the objective of making them laugh gives me shivers.

16) I hope to write and publish a book before I die.

17) My best friend and I were once so caught up in a conversation, we didn’t realize we were being held up at gun point.

18) I was worried I wouldn’t get my job when I didn’t know who Stan Smyl was when asked in the job interview.

19) I’m addicted to coffee and Baileys.

20) I don’t regret my decision to return to work after having kids.

21) I can speak French fluently, yet I refuse to do so.

22) Nothing is more important to me than my hubs and ourย 2 beautiful kids.
23) I overanalyze everything I say, once the words have already come out of my mouth.

24) I grew up telling people that I was named after Bianca McJagger. It wasn’t until my teen years that I realized that it was Bianca, MICK Jagger’s wife.

25) My name is Bianca, not Beyonce.

My goal through this blog is to share my stories: the funny things my little ones say and do;ย the challenges I’m faced with as a busy career mommy of two; my perspective as an adoptee who has recently reunited with my biological father, and random thoughts I’d like to put on paper to clear my head.


  1. Anonymous says:

    OMG you’re allergic to chocolate?! (lol)
    I think you’re funny, I’d come laugh if you did standup, even if I was the only one in a room of silence lol

  2. So glad I got in on your blog from the beginning! It’s so nice to “meet” you! I would be VERY sad if I were allergic to chocolate. And held up at gun point??!! Holy crap!

  3. Hi, just found your blog through a weekend linkup. I can tell I’m going to like your humor.

  4. Just found your blog. Love it, although I would scream and cry if I was allergic to chocolate! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    new follower and nice to meet you!

  5. I hope meeting up with your biological father has been wonderful.


  6. I love these kind of “about me” posts. Being adopted twice, sounds like that deserves post. And Who is Stan Smyl???

    Thanks for linking up for the Flashback. LInk up every friday on Chasing Joy.

  7. First, I am so totally jealous that you got to meet Princess Diana AND that she spoke to you. Love her. Also, the MICK Jagger thing is hilarious. I was rolling!

  8. Holy Cow you met Princess Diana?! Lucky duck! Great getting to know you. I too sometimes have an issue with speaking before I think; though 99.9% of the time I mean no harm.

    Thanks so much for linking up with us for Ghosts of Blogging Past! ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Umm have you or do you plan on telling this story: “My best friend and I were once so caught up in a conversation, we didn’t realize we were being held up at gun point.”

    And holy crap, I thought you had been blogging a lot longer than you have!!

  10. Bianca… not Beyonce… you are very funny! ๐Ÿ™‚ I overanalyze everything too!

  11. oh my god, you must have SUCH a great relationship with your bestie, to not notice being held at gunpoint! i’d love to have been able to see that scenario from the gun holder’s eyes! And I ‘m curious about this two time adoption scenario….

  12. This was so fun to read! Looking forward to reading more of your blog! ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Gasp! You don’t like Oprah?! Ooookay, everybody doesn’t have to like her. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I would love you to go and read my Sag post. I love meeting others Sag’s…
    Let me know when your birthday was.

  14. Totally taboo not to like Oprah…ha-ha! Love this blog post by the way, can’t wait to learn more about you. Adding another Sagg to my blog world…โ™ฅ it. It also doesn’t hurt that your nick name is “Bee” & I specialize in guess what?…”Bee Art.” lol When is your b-day my is 11/25.


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