During a friendfeed-slash-Twitter discussion started by Iris, I commented that we should start the Unofficial Librarian Bio meme – a brief bio of yourself that you sort of wish you could send out, but you know the official venues really prefer the stuffy, boring version of you – stripped of all personality, dressed up in your Sunday best, and trying very hard not to be caught picking your nose or smacking your little brother.
Bah to that, I say. Time to let our awesomeness shine. I dare you to write up your unofficial bio. I’ve actually done this before, in this post, where I said:
“Colleen is a chunky library sort who stays at home and writes with her bossy dog on her feet when she’s not teaching ungrateful ghetto kids how not to plagiarize their shit or use Wikipedia & Google as scholarly sources. When in doubt of her prowess, she distracts onlookers with her fierce bosoms.”
I feel like I should rewrite it a bit, since re-using is cheating, so, here goes with a new one:
“Colleen (widely known as WarMaiden on the intarwebs) is a heavily tattooed, mostly jovial librarian with a mean shushface. When not spilling her awesomesauce on the conference presentation circuit or writing poetry, she spends her time teaching people why they should pay-the-hell-attention, and spices up her instruction by using the G-spot as a research example. Her fanbase is large, but she welcomes new admirers, as long as they cite their sources properly.”
Hm. not sure I like that as much as the first one, but it’s just a first cut at it. I see revision in my future….
So, what’s your unofficial bio? Make sure you link in the comments!