About Me

 

      I’m queer and weird and live in Utah the qweirdest of all states so I tried on my blog name and found it fit like my comfiest pair of sweats.  Sweatpants are the new jeans and now that I do not have a job, there is no real reason to get dressed in the morning. My actual name is Ruth and I am not as old as my name makes me sound.  I take pride in the fact that if I must have a bible name that at least it is Ruth.  Because the way I see it- Ruth and Naomi had it going on way back in biblical days. 

     I’m the product of a Jehovah’s Witness and a Mormon.  I was exposed to enough religion as a child to forever be Atheist.  No, that doesn’t mean that I am a spiritual person either.  Neither spiritual nor religious.  Lesbian.  Yes, I get it.  I’m going to hell.  I have two sisters and a brother.  We were raised in the podunkest of all rural Utah, Roosevelt.  Roosevelt, where my parents own more guns than shoes.  Roosevelt, where I waited tables at a restaurant whose logo is a baby horse suckling from the breast of the Mamma horse.  Thirsty for milk anyone?  Only the artist is about as good as you’d expect a Roosevelt artist who specializes in signs and placemats would be so it looked a lot like horse cunnilingus.  Yes, I am from Roosevelt. 

     Back in the day I intended to make something of myself.  I thought I was smarter than the rest of my Roosevelt peers.  I got accepted to an Ivy League College.  I imagined I’d be a famous author by now, or at least I wouldn’t carry a balance on my credit card.  But I dropped out of the Ivy League, attended a state school, fell in love, and had babies.  Life got in the way of my plans and now I live in Rose Park, Utah with a girl I met 11 years ago and our two boys ages 6 and 2.  The girl’s now a PHD student at the UU and I’m a stay-at-home mom.  Actually, I’m not sure I can consider myself a stay-at-home mom since I usher my oldest off to full-day kindergarten each morning and my youngest off to a Christian daycare.  I figure, it’s the only God he’s going to get in this family, so I might as well indoctrinate expose him young.  I’ll be honest now.  I’m not really a stay-at-home mom, I’m just unemployed.  But stay-at-home mom gets so much more status in this society.

     When I told my girl I was going to start a blog she laughed out loud.  Talk about support.  “What are you going to write about?” she asked, “People will get bored if you chronicle your online Settlers of Catan games, how you play Bejeweled and Bloxorz and every other possible way you waste time in the day.”  She acts like I have no standards, like I’ll play anything.  I’ve never once played World of Warcraft. That’s crack I don’t need.  

     Once she realized I was serious her tone changed.  Then she wanted to know what it was going to be about. She has a point.  I’m not an expert at anything.  I hastily replied, “I’m sure there are queer parents and rural Utahns, non-Mormon’s, and social justice minded race traitors who’d like to have a blog out there to read that represents them in some way.”

     So, if you’re out there.  This blog’s for you. 

 

15 Responses to “About Me”

  1. Carrie Says:

    Guess this blog’s for me!!!!

  2. Jeff Waugh Says:

    Glad you have a blog and have identified yourself as weird. I am weird too. There are lots of us weird people out there. I feel connected to you. I will be tuning in.

    LOTS OF LOVE FROM ME TO YOU!

  3. Gretchen Says:

    I enjoy your writings Ruth! Keep ’em coming!

    Best Wishes,

    Gretch

  4. Jenny Says:

    Hello lovely lady!

    I am quite excited that you have a real live blog now. I just put you in my favorites bar–an honor I don’t dole out to just any blogger 🙂

  5. Valentino Says:

    Hello my little oar-whore,

    I happen to enjoy reading your blogs and think your new blog spot is a fabulous idea. You know I could listen to you read your writing all day. It has grown on me just like you have. I love you!

  6. The one and only J-Kay Says:

    Holy Moly,
    Your own blog site! I’m totally stoked and the name couldn’t be better. Not sure how you got so creative and others (like me) are so plain. I can’t wait to see more and more. Love you miss you!

  7. shawnette Says:

    you are so awesome! You know now that I think of it I never played settlers of catan with yall, such a shame i heard you were damn good at it! i miss you guys so much, expect a picture of the little guy in a few days. gone are the days of leaving my ice cream in your freezer only to return and find in in your mouth, ahhh memories!

  8. Susan Says:

    I hear there’s plenty of money in writing! Your “about me” is so funny I had to get out my hankie and wipe away the river streaming down my face before I could write this response! You deffinately have a family of writers there, girl!
    Good on ya’. Finally I have something good to read (besides Will’s blog) =)
    ~S

  9. Rachael Says:

    Wow a product of a JW and a mormon? I thought for sure I had it bad being the product of a Catholic and a Mormon.

  10. Kevin Says:

    So I read your about me section, figuring, I spent a year getting to know you… and you can still make me laugh so hard I’ve gotta calm down before I start tearing up! I love the fact you’re still playing Settlers of Catan, though I still need to play it! Anyway, I love your blog, and can’t wait to read more!!

    -Kev-

  11. Desaray Says:

    I lived in Utah for one year in 1997 — Logan, to be exact — and you satisfy my sweet spot for the place perfectly. Congratulations on your instant blog success 🙂 Your writing is great. Well punctuated. And easy to read. Rad.

  12. SK Says:

    Maybe you have heard of this blog http://www.dooce.com/ she is an in(famous) in blog land, a fellow Utahn of yours and always a good read.

  13. Lesa Says:

    Um yeah, you really were/are smarter than the rest of us. Thanks for the sharing. It’s been a while since I have laughed so hard.

  14. bebebaba Says:

    I was stoked to find you here. I grew up in provo and got the heck out of there as soon as i could. I have lived in portland for the last 11 years and love it! my wife and i are pregnant with our first bebe.

    thanks for sharing your story.

  15. msloaf Says:

    Glad to have found your blog! I’m a queer girl moving to Salt Lake to got to the U next month. Great to find some other qweird (great term!) folks out there on the web. Love this blog!

    10footpoet.com

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