Now's the time to learn!!! For those stopping by who don't know me from work or just life, I figured I should introduce myself so my mindless ramblings and whiny ranting don't come off too weird.
My name is Nicole, I go by Nikki to my friends. One of my dear friends calls me NikkiNicole, hence the website name. I am 33 years old. I live in Wine Country, California. It is one of the most beautiful places in the world to live. Expensive as all hell, but beautiful and there's WINE!!! Yes, I love me some wine. So that's something else about me. I love wine tasting. I"m realitively new to the wine experience so I love to go and taste different things and learn what I like. I am married to my absolute best friend in the whole world. We laugh SO much. I have two cats and a puppy dog who are my furbabies. I live in a little house in the country. I have excellent neighbors!! Both of my parents are deceased but I was blessed with a stepmother who is my mother in every explanation of the word. I am beyond grateful and lucky to have her in my life and I love her very much. I have three brothers. Yes, three. One older, two younger. I also had two dads. It's how to excuse my sometimes boyish behavior ... I was kind of inundated with male behavior all my life.
I love turtles, cows, otters, horses, tigers, bears ... OH MY. OK, I love animals. All of them. I will find cuteness in even the most horrible looking creature. I love them. Sea Turtles kind of take the cake though. I love black and white patterns. LOVE THEM. Seriously, I will buy something just because it has an attractive black and white pattern on it. It's a sickness. It pleases me. If you find something like that paired with a bold primary color like red or yellow I am even more ecstatic. Call me a dork, but that's how I roll.
I love cop shows, I love the show COPS, I love all things law enforcement. I love to read and will read A LOT. I love the smell of new books but I also love to use my Kindle. Or even my iPad. I'm a nerd. I love BATMAN and superheroes and Big Bang Theory and cartoons. I love My Little Pony even after all these years and not for the reasons they are popular now. I love fountain sodas and chocolate. I want to dress girly but damn jeans and a t-shirt are more comfortable! I am a reformed workaholic. I used to work 7 days a week. I say used to because I was forced to stop by the Cancer-monster and I'm going to keep it that way. It's healthier. I love my job. How many people can say that? I love my job.
I love history. I love looking at old photos and movies or shows about another era. I love westerns. I love Victorian and Edwardian fashion. I am a Downton Abbey FANATIC! I am addicted to shows on BBC. I am a Doctor Who FANATIC or Whovian, if you will. David Tennant is my favorite Doctor but I also have a major crush on Matt Smith. I go crazy for Tom Hardy. *sigh* British men!
Tombstone and Lawless are two of my absolute favorite movies of ALL time. I can watch them over and over and over and over. I have read about the real John "Doc" Holliday because of Val Kilmer's exceptional portrayal of him in Tombstone. I love cemeteries because they are marble slices of history in of themselves. When you walk through an old cemetery and see the ancient dates chisled in stone, doesn't your mind wander to what it was they saw in their lifetime? Mine does. I love it. Not to mention how creepy the tombstones look.
I love all things haunted, or presumably haunted. Old houses, buildings anything. I love creepy and scary and ghouly. I love gothic art, gothic pieces. I don't want to dress gothic but sometimes I like pieces of the things they wear. I'd decorate my entire house like an old gothic mansion if I could ... and I don't even have to live in a mansion to do it!!!
I am morbid and have a weird fascination with death. Crime scene photos don't bother me. Yes, even the real ones. Dead bodies don't bother me. I'm more curious. I look at them like ... where did they go? How can we be here one minute and gone the next?
I'm weird. I'm an anamoly. I don't truly think I can be labeled or defined as any one thing. People are always commenting on my smile. Not that it's pretty or whatever, just that it's always there. Every doctor has made a comment about me smiling. It's just what I do. Hence the blog title. I like to smile. I feel like it's positive and will spread and make others smile and when you smile you really can't feel sad, right?
So that's kind of me ... sort of. I'm sure there's a million other things that are a part of my strange make up but ... this is the gist and will make things more clear if I talk about something non-stop one day. I could spend an entire day watching Doctor Who reruns and you'll get blogs about the antics of my favorite Time Lord in action. I can't promise anything ... because some things have to be kept a mystery.