About Me

by Sandy

 

  • Hi!  I’m Sandy, a fierce Virgo with a serious case of wanderlust that is rivaled only by an equally spectacular case of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.
  • I’m Native Texan to the bone, although I was actually born in the Black Forest under a gibbous moon.
  • Speaking of black, I love black licorice, black crystals and black humor.
  • I like you.  I will kill you last.
  • I am, however, terrified of confined spaces, open water and clowns.
  • OMG!  I hate clowns!
  • I sleep walk and talk and have my whole life.  Sometimes, I sleep scream.  While I find  this amusing, my husband does not.  Maybe I will kill him.
  • Pug mom to Bob and Ted, I also have four chickens named Joan, Betty, Pearl and Honey and a black cat I named Black Cat, BC for short, B for shortest.  All rescues.  Currently looking for a pig and an Irish Wolfhound.
  • Tea and cake are my twin obsessions.   In fact, I’ve planned entire trips through whole countries around cake and tea shops and regularly return home with mass quantities of loose leaf teas discovered during my travels.  Cake is eaten at first sight and immediately.
  • I believe in angels.  Mine sits on my left shoulder and yanks on my ear when I don’t pay him enough attention.  Accordingly, my left ear is longer than my right.
  • I also believe in the paranormal and have had several encounters with beings not of this world.  Yes, really.
  • For approximately 900 years (give or take), I was a realtime freelance court stenographer based in Dallas and then Washington, D.C., specializing in high-end depositions and arbitrations.  I was very good at my job.
  • Typos and bad grammar make me sick.  Puke.
  • I’m going to figure out how to meditate and perform yoga while in Bali this winter if it kills me.
  • I do some travel writing, or at least I try.
  • But I can’t read a map to save my life.  Truth.
  • I do, however, meticulously collect them.
  • Speaking of collections, I also collect copies of ‘Alice in Wonderland’ from my travels around the world.  Current count:  441.
  • Obsessed with travel photography, I take way too many pictures.  Literally 537,157 on my phone right now.
  • My husband built me a 400 square foot scrapbooking studio in our backyard.  On second thought, maybe I won’t kill him.
  • I love making my own soap because being clean while also smelling fantastic is important.
  • I believe in responsible tourism and animal rights.  Elephants are NOT rides.
  • I’m a professional world traveler and own a travel agency, The Sandy Papers.  We specialize in Europe and the Exotics.  If you’re ready to plan your next adventure, hit me up!  Travel is my passion and I’m very good at what I do.  Xo, Sandy