Them: “Shari, you’re so weird.”
Me: “Yea, well … at least I’m not normal.”
Thus begins the journey of a rogue writer.
And the phrase that I’ve been hearing my whole FREAKIN’ life. I finally realized that I prefer weird. Weird is better. At least it’s not normal.
My name is Shari Lopatin (nice to meet you!) …
And I’m a former newspaper reporter who went rogue as a writer in 2007. Hailing from Dante’s Inferno (a.k.a. Phoenix, Ariz. in the summer), I’m a multimedia writer and editor who has been published in magazines regionally, as well as nationally.
But for the sake of this blog, my professional life doesn’t really matter. If you’re just DYING to know, then check out my resume. Go ahead; be a square.
A few ice-breakers about me …
(Feel free to use at your next awkward dinner outing):
- My two front teeth are fake. Seriously. I knocked them out during P.E. when I was 12, and wore a temporary retainer sporting fake teeth for a year.
- I’m Jewish, brought up in a Christian town … and my dad is a steel drum ninja from Queens, N.Y.
- I hate math. With a passion. It took a few decades, but studies finally proved that merely thinking about math can make your head hurt. VICTORY!
- I went without television for five years … and had no friggin’ clue who Kim Kardashian was. Innocence is truly bliss.
- I can relate almost any life experience to a Seinfeld episode. Go ahead, try me.
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