You get to know me a lot by reading my
blog, but here is the short version of what's scattered all over my
The real deal
17 things about
This is how I sound on YOU
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1. I read comic books and lots' of romance
novels, and I try to read a real book every now and then.
2. My first name is Jamie and my middle name is Marlen, Jamie
didn't sound sexy enough, so I switched them.
3. Me and my sister have boys names.
4. I am a mom to a cool 11 year old(!) boy from my first marriage.
Named Ander, a boy's name as far as I am concerned. And since
January 2013 baby Lily Marlen; named after a cool aunt from the
dad's side and! the way my name was supposed to be. Always wanted
to change the Jamie for Lily. There is an old song around with that
5. I retouch all my pictures- I avoid other people's cameras. I
have a Chandler sindrome where I make a weird face when I have a
camera pointed at me. People have to catch me of guard to have a
decent one. Or take a gazillion and have 3.
6. I spend more than 14 hours a day in front of a computer- for
work (graphic design) and fun.
7. I'm very selective about TV. I can't commit to a long term
relationship with a show. Except True Blood, stupid show that it's
only during the summer. And while trapped in the boonies I fell for
Game of thrones. Yep I think I like gory shows. As long there are
cute guys in it and kick ass chicks. Damsels in distress
8. I have crossed several things out of my to-do list (before I
- Went to an Art show in New York where I saw Nigel! (from Top
Model) and Annie Lebovits pics.
- A book with my illustrations was published.
- I appeared as an extra in a short film- in my underwear-
un-tanned and un-firm.
- I stood there in front of 20 cameras from fellow photographers as
a stand in model and managed in at least 20% of the pictures to not
look super dorky.
- Started planning my comic! hoping out this
fall at the rate I am going.
9. I look younger than I really am (yes!)
10. I live with 2 step-dogs. The survivor Buffy the vampire
slayer is still around. Mumm-Ra the immortal aka Bicep lived to be
19. Wonky eye and all.
11. I have a syndrome called "cant-close-anything-properly" which
drives my boyfriend fiance(!) common law
12. I wish I was cleaning obsessive.
13. I can hook up a video-tv-cable combo since age 8.
14. I am a Leo.
16. I am engaged to "groomsooky" Lindsey
Haylow since November 08 he has his vanilla thing going on at
the Naked Sweet
- maybe I helped choose the name- maybe
17. I am sorta-kinda planning a wedding for
2010-2012 2014 location Puerto Vallarta October
2014 (gave up on that fancy location) WIth everybody that we
know reproduced in the last two years we are keeping it local and
with a bouncy castle. Budget unknown but I'm cheap, I have been to
too many weddings to not be a little bitter. Photography taken care
off! ( I suck at planning a wedding) Or I just might give up on the
whole thing. He is my common law husband anyway for all intents and
Oh yeah, and I like love taking pictures.
Keeps me sane really.
Favorite QUOTE: I drifted into
photography like one drifts into prostitution. First I did it to
please myself, then I did it to please my friends, and eventually I
did it for the money. - Philippe Halsman