About Me

Hello! Thanks for stopping by….even a cursory glance at my About Me page makes me happy!

I live just outside Fort Collins, Colorado with my husband, two dogs, two feisty cats and a hedgehog. I am currently a free spirit enjoying each day that God has given us! I’m a former Communications Specialist aka 911/police/fire/ems dispatcher. It kept me busy for 10 years until I recently decided to make a life altering change and stay home to focus on living life. I love God, running (seriously love it 🙂 ), reading, watching TV for hours on end and playing with the critters I call kids. Zumba is the best exercise ever invented, napping is underrated and singing is a great way to feel better. Oh and I use LOL & OMG far too much for someone who hasn’t been a teenager for a long time. Although I’m fairly certain those acronyms are too old for kids these days!

My hobby/passion/free time is spent taking pictures. I love my camera(s). I have a really nice DSLR Nikon, a small point & shoot and my phone. At anytime one of those is with me. I take a million pictures…maybe not that many but in one day I’ve been known to take up to 300 pictures. A lot of them are posted here but I also post on my other blog 168 Hours of Motion.

My main reason for starting a blog was to share a little humor. Somehow misadventure and debacles find their way into most of what I do. Occasionally my brain thinks I’m a dumb blonde. I wanted a way to chronicle things that happen in my life. I love to write and there’s no material greater than your own misadventure. Plus it’ll give me something to read when I’m older and have lost most of my memory…and probably gone crazy.

My other reason was a way to share these times with the family and friends who live so far away. My closest family members (my parents!!) live 734 miles away…a lovely (read:sarcasm) 10-11 hour drive. Needless to say I don’t see them often but I love

You’ll see me around the blog world as Ruby but my real name is actually Robbie. Years ago a drunk man would call work just to chat because he was lonely. He would specifically ask for 4 of us but he never quite got my name right so he would always ask for Ruby. My friends picked up on it and have called me that since. I actually think a few forget that I have a real name. 🙂 Some people ask why I go by it on the blog and it’s because at the time I started this blog I was looking for more of an anonymous world. I, sometimes, am a ridiculous blonde who does some pretty dumb stuff. Since I’ve gotten to know a lot of people I’ve decided I wanted to be less anonymous but I still love my nickname. Plus since this is all online I didn’t want a lot of people thinking I was a man. 😉

Thanks for checking me out! I’m honored if you decide to follow along (sometimes I’m still surprised that people actually do). I love comments and will try my hardest to always reply to every comment even if it’s only to say “Thank you.”

21 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Pingback: Kreative Blogger Award | Mooney's Footprints

  2. Ruby: Because you stated your involved with ems emergencies I dug out two stores that circle around that fact. Let me know if you enjoy them. Barry

  3. I actually just toured a dispatch center a couple days ago. There weren’t any calls while we were there, and someone mentioned it seemed like a slow night. They told him that since he said that, they’ll probably be overwhelmed with calls later. 🙂 I imagine the job can be very intense at times.
    Have a great day!

  4. Hi and thanks for following my blog.
    I liked your Wordless Weds pic but I didn’t look at everything you have to offer here: great writing and great pics! Now following. 🙂
    Nice to meet you!

  5. Hi Ruby, thank you so much for following our blog!! It’s very nice to meet you! 😀

    We’ve just visited your blog. Chubbs (the beast 😯 ) and Roma (the squeaker) are beautiful little cats! And Zuzu ist just adorable!! So cute! No wonder you fell in love with her the moment you set eyes on her at the shelter. We’ve just started following. We look forward to reading your posts 🙂

    Hugs and Purrs,
    Roxy & Tigerlino

  6. So Ruby, you decided to join the small clan of Uncle Spike followers, sometimes known as The Spikey’s…. That makes me a happy blogger now – I really appreciate you making that special mouse click.
    Hope you like my upcoming posts and if you get bored one day, maybe you’ll enjoy trawling through some of my older stuff too.
    If you have any likes, dislikes or suggestions about my blog, just let me know, either through ‘comments’ or via email. Always welcome reader input 🙂
    Have a great old day…

  7. Hi Ruby, we hope you’re having a great time! Oh, and you know what? We have nominated you for the SUNSHINE AWARD! Because you bring the sun into our lives with your beautiful posts and pictures… 😀

    For more info visit: http://purrfectkitties.wordpress.com/2013/12/12/let-the-sun-shine

    Oh, and if you have already received this award, please just take it as a token of our affection and appreciation. You deserve every award there is to be had… because you are truly awesome!! 😀

    Have a PURRFECT day!

    Kitty hugs, Roxy & Tigerlino ❤

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