Getting to know you, getting to know me. Everyone’s making lists. I wont do the 100 things about ‘I’ because I really don’t know myself well enough for that. But I can do 25…………

1. I grew up in WV. I moved to Europe in 1998. I haven’t left yet.
2. Buffy is my real name. It always has been.
3. I can read Classical and Koine Greek.
4. I disagree with my mother just for the sake of it.
5. I love Steve Martin. Sincerely.
6. I wrote my first book when i was 9. About the Aztec and Inca Empires.
7. I can’t sing. At all.
8. My sister really gets me.
9. I’m planning a trip to China. – We are now going to Dubai.
10. I have a love-hate relationship with Brian Sewell. Sometimes I love him. Most of the time I hate him.
11. I’ve had housemates from WV, VA, NC, NY, Mexico, Brasil, Portugal, Pakistan, Libya, France, Germany, Norway, Greece, Finland, Spain, Northern Ireland and sundry towns throughout England. I got on best with the Irish girl and the communist.
12. I sometimes have seizures. No one knows why.
13. I’ve got a huge crush on Conan O’Brien. It’s huge.

14. I’m interested in the Coptic language but never know what to do with the article when a word is both noun and name. As in Isos Pi Khristos (Isoos Pi’ekhrestos).
15. Bunches of close-together, little-tiny circles scare me. Like frog eggs or honeycombs. Often causes #12.
16. I have several university degrees. I use none of them.
17. My high school history teacher was Harshbarger. Bill.
19. I kinda sorta really did grow up around dead people.
20. I put myself through college on $1.35 an hour.
21. I obsess about my hair and teeth.
22. If I could, I would spend my life as a postgraduate and do nothing but research. I’m a nerd like that.
23. I used to be a criminologist. Victimology was my gig.
24. My pinky toe serves no purpose. It should be chopped off.
25. I could wander Rome forever.




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  • donna
    Dec 13, 2005 at 9:37

    These are great! I really enjoy reading them.Keep up the great writing

  • Stacey
    Jan 8, 2006 at 2:37

    Glad you enjoyed the pic on my blog. Feel free to share. If you click it, you can get the full resolution one.

  • DinaLove
    Jan 16, 2006 at 5:19


    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. Glad you liked it!

    I’m fascinated by yours, by the way. I, too, have a million and one little stories in a million and a million little bound books strewn everywhere AND I work in publishing, so you’d think I’d get my act together and just start churning out some worthwhile stuff. Sadly, I’ve got on a permanent pair of lazy pants, but am extremely motivated by you now and will definitely be coming back to visit often!

    D Lo

  • Brittany
    Jan 20, 2006 at 14:12

    Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. Reading yours, I can tell that you are by far a more superior writer!

  • Susan Henderson
    Jan 28, 2006 at 15:36

    Love your prologue. Hope you get a book deal.

  • Rusty Bones
    Feb 6, 2006 at 4:39

    Thanks for the comments on my blog, I love the looks of yours as well, will be reading more! I am glad to find a fellow fiction blogger!

  • Plantation
    Mar 11, 2006 at 16:59

    Hi Buffy. Thanks for stopping by and commenting about JT. I must look around while I’m here. Take care…PT

  • kerri
    Mar 12, 2006 at 18:02

    I love that your favorite song is “Karma Chameleon.” Classic. I dig Mark Twain and N. Dynamite, too. Kip is my favorite. 🙂

  • Amy
    Mar 20, 2006 at 17:28

    So much to read here! I will be peeking around now…VERY FUN.

  • Kerri
    Mar 30, 2006 at 0:14

    I enjoyed reading what I got to read so far.I’ll be coming back to read more. Can’t wait to see you soon.

  • Kitty
    Mar 30, 2006 at 2:25

    I knew you when…I remember a wee lass, guess who? Great work, deep yet light, loads of talent!

  • Elizabeth
    Apr 1, 2006 at 23:24

    Love your blog!

  • Binte Ali
    Apr 6, 2006 at 21:12

    Thanks for stopping by my blog 🙂 I’m still browsing through yours, but I know I’ll be coming back often. And I love To Kill a Mockingbird too!

    Binte Ali

  • Dagoth
    May 22, 2006 at 22:53

    Hi Buffy

    Thanks for stopping by! It’s nice to hear from a fellow Appalachainer. Keep up the beautiful writing and we promise to keep reading…

  • kenju
    May 29, 2006 at 22:13

    Oops; I should have read more before I asked where you are from. I was born in Chas., and lived there until I was 22.

  • Buffy Gallagher
    Jun 16, 2006 at 0:14

    Hi Buffy,

    Had to stop in as I saw your name on Tertia’s blog! I’ve never met another Buffy, so had to say hi. Love your blog, and love your writing! I’ll be looking forward to seeing you on the bookshelves soon.

  • Becky
    Jun 29, 2006 at 12:55

    Hi, there! I’m adding you to my blogroll! Thanks for the comment on my fledgling blog. 🙂

  • Mike Ashley
    Jul 4, 2006 at 2:08

    Like Kenju (Judy) I too am from West Virginia – Clendenin 21 miles north of Charleston. Hello from an ex-Mountaineer in place – but still one in heart.

  • Buffy Holt
    Jul 6, 2006 at 5:38

    hello, tonight I googled my name and I found you. It was interesting to find someone with the same name!

  • Rossie
    Jul 31, 2006 at 1:28

    Hello Buffy,

    Thanks for stopping by at my blog. I’ve been reading yours, and your work-in-progress (the prologue gave me chills), and I could read for hours. Your writing is lovely.


  • paperback writer
    Sep 18, 2006 at 17:33

    Heh, you know I didn’t want to travel too far from WV. I got out of the state lines and I haven’t left yet, either. 🙂

  • tina blevins tolliver
    Nov 18, 2006 at 21:14

    Hi I don’t think you remember me but I was raised on Browning lambert mountain. My granny was edna blevins. I just typed in Browning Lambert mountain and your blog popped up. My dad is pistol. I think you went ot school with my stepdaughter, Melody tolliver. It was nice to read about someone from home. Keep up the good work. Tina

  • Sharon
    Jan 5, 2007 at 11:33

    I’m from West Virginia too. Great list!
    Also, your writing is excellent.

  • Breeze
    Feb 4, 2007 at 5:27

    I would really like to help you figure out why small circles make you want to go! Its me Bri, your fellow needle phobe.
    p.s. i love your hair:)

  • Shane
    Feb 4, 2007 at 17:38

    I so enjoyed browsing through your blog. I found you through Technorati and glad I did. I’m originally from WV as well….Oceana…close to your neck of the woods. I’ve bookmarked you and will return!

  • buffy-childerhose
    Mar 6, 2007 at 4:54

    so, there’s a cluster of Buffys hitting this site. Real name for me, as well, curious how you got you handle.

  • Buffy
    Mar 6, 2007 at 11:09

    Childerhose – Real name for me as well.

    Isn’t it funny when you feel compelled to say that? Because you’re so use to everyone assuming it’s not?

    I still get ‘official forms’ handed back to me with instructions “Real name please”.

    Apparently it stems from some Family Affair show in the 70s.

  • ruby
    Mar 8, 2007 at 0:45

    i love that your name is buffy and you have a thing for eliza dushku.

  • Buffy Wilson
    Apr 9, 2007 at 19:09

    Here’s another Buffy checking in. It’s my given name as well although for all practical purposes Buffy “Yes that is my given name” Wilson is my real name…lol I got the name due to my generic last name, my folks wanted something unique. I was not named after the Family Affair character. 🙂

  • jeremy
    Jul 2, 2007 at 8:41

    I don’t expect you to give up too much info, but I am from Iaeger, WV and stumbled upon your blog due to the Iaeger pic posted. Just curious if you’re from Iaeger…

  • David Mascellani
    Jul 11, 2007 at 17:59

    Until I came across this blog the only buffies I’d heard of was the vampire slayer and the one
    from “A Family Affair”

  • Mari
    Nov 25, 2007 at 17:15

    Thanks for stopping by my Midnight Garden. Now, I’m off to explore your place. 😀

  • Aaron
    Dec 4, 2007 at 0:05


    I found your site by googling “retard sandwiches” Just wanted to tell you that…and stuff


  • darren holt
    Jan 7, 2008 at 19:59

    nice syt

  • Jamie
    Jan 13, 2008 at 21:30

    Thanks for stopping by my site today. I’m loving the design you have here! I’m sure I’ll be back!

  • Maxie
    Jan 19, 2008 at 17:05

    Hey! you are from wv 🙂 me too… eastern panhandle

  • Lizzie
    Jan 28, 2008 at 22:55

    Hi Buffy,
    Thanks for stopping by! Try a weekend without the list. You might like it!

  • Nikol
    Jan 22, 2009 at 21:22

    Thank you for stopping by my blog…and for coveting the kitchen Aid mixer. 🙂 That one was my cousin’s…but I just received a cobalt blue one as a gift and I LOVE IT! 🙂

    I’ll stop by again soon…I like it over here!

  • Kim Bennett
    May 31, 2009 at 6:58

    Hello Buffy,
    Can’t remember how I found you blog but it is pretty neat.
    You had mentioned some of the things that I like and can relate too. Like Twitter and Jonathan Ross. While trying to figure out if you were in the US or UK I discovery we both of us grew up in WV and now live in Europe.

    I also like that ET, Ghostbusters, and I think that is Conan (sp) in the pic too. Is Conan still on tv in Europe? The John Stewart show is the only US news we watch.

  • Jeremy Barker
    Feb 13, 2011 at 5:53

    Glad to know you Buffy!