I’m a Skepchick now!
Holy smokes! I feel like I just got called to the front of the class to do a presentation. A presentation in front of like, a million people.
So hey! I’m Chelsea. You’ve probably seen me comment on here in the past as mrsepp, and some of you know me from the hundred other ways I make use of the Internets. A little about me… I’m married to my best friend in the whole world. We eloped in New Orleans in the summer of 2007 after only dating for a month and a half, and are still ridiculously happy and in love. In January we’re expecting our first little skepling! After several hiatus I’m finally buckling down and finishing college, with my focus on Accounting.
My wonderful husband actually introduced me to the world of outspoken skepticism. I had always been critical of religion, but was on the fence about some woo-based medical practices. No, I never gave reiki or aromatherapy any credit, but I never really bothered questioning the “acu’s” (acupuncture and acupressure) or chiropractics. The two main focuses for my skeptical attitude are fundamentalist religious groups and homeopathy, but I can get worked up over pretty much anything.
I’m really quite flattered to have been asked to join the Skepchicks. When I started perusing skeptical blogs, this was the one I felt most comfortable commenting on.
By all means, find me on Facebook and follow me on Twitter. I highly recommend also checking out Suburban Panic!, the Philly-based blog that launched me into the blogosphere, and also where I will be doing some crosslinking. SP is run by fellow Skepchick commenter Oskar Kennedy and has fantastic posts and comics. Go ahead, stalk away – I’ve given you the resources. Just stay out of my underwear drawer.
Welcome, Chelsea! I can’t speak for everyone in the entire universe, but everyone in the entire universe is crazy excited to have you on board at Skepchick!
Yay! Congrats and welcome. We are also expecting a little one in January’10. Very exciting.
“skepling.” I like that word.
Hooray: Yet another way to get your fill of Chelsea goodness.
@QuestionAuthority I refer to the little meat peanut as FooFette.
But I so wanted to live in your underwear drawer
Welcome, Chelsea! So happy to have you on the team and I can’t wait to see where you help us take Skepchick!
So, does this mean you get one of those cool cartoon avatars now?
I do think I will take you up on that invitation to follow you on Twitter *glomp*
Welcome! Also, that’s a great word! Skepling, I love it!
I was JUST going to say something along the same lines, refreshed, and there you were stealing my thoughts.
STAY OUT OF MY HEAD, DEMON!! =P
Anyways, congrats Chelsea! I have always found your comments and posts (on SP!) thoughtful and amusing, so I think you make a great addition.
Accounting rocks. Go for it. You wear underwear? eww.
We always knew you were a Skepchick, this just makes it official. Can’t wait to see you in the calendar..err…uh….I mean…read your skepchicky posts :)
*Brilliantly witty comment to be added later when I think of it*
awwww yay! Altho I sent congrats already, it’s a new day and I’m excited for you all over again!
Welcome to the madhouse!
Grab your gear, kid! You’ve been called up to the Big Show. Just remember, they aren’t doing this as a favor for you. You got there on your own. You sweated and fought, and now you get to show everyone what you’re made of.
…must be baseball season…
@Outsider: Congratulations on your pending skepling!
@igetpissed: Ha! You may want to take that up with the mister, and also our one cat who jumps into the drawer as soon as it opens – She doesn’t like to share.
@Steve: Yes indeed! I’ve sent a picture to Jill, but I’m not the type to rush others. :)
Thanks for the warm welcome, everyone! :D
Congrats, Lady Chelsea!
‘Holy smokes! I feel like I just got called to the front of the class to do a presentation. A presentation in front of like, a million people.”
Just relax and pretend you’re in your underwear… I mean, we’re in our underware! Oh, heck pretend everybody’s naked!
Aye, welcome… the more awesme chicks (and Sam-like dudes) writing posts on here the better :)
I’d like to point out that I told you so. I predicted that Skepchick would poach Chelsea away from Suburban Panic before I published her first post. =)
Congratulations on the promotion. I feel a little like a high school coach watching a player get drafted to the big leagues. I’m swelling with pride. Either that, or I’m allergic to lunch.
Yay Chelsea!! Congrats on both the peanut and the Skepchick gig. Great year and wonderful news on both counts.
You aren’t a skepchick ‘now’ – you’ve always been a skepchick.
So happy to have you writing here! :)
Congratulations again Chelsea, I told you you were awesome.
Maybe you should consider replacing the cat with a bear launcher? I hear they are very effective at murdering would-be burglars in the face. I believe Rebecca has some brochures.
Am I allowed to say welcome even though I generally hang out on Teen Skepchick? Whatever.
@OneHandClapping: Ha! I may look into that, as our cats sleep all day and have never even attempted face-murdering of any kind.
FooFoo, now that you’re an official SkepChick, I’m that much more flattered that you’re going to name your baby after me.
@phlebas: Ah yes, Foofie Phlebas the Parasitic Meat Peanut. I will make them name their children that, and make my grandchildren name their children that. That way, down the line, there will be a Foofie Phlebas the Parasitic Meat Peanut III.
Prophet Steve speaks truth of the FUTURE! And he communes with the sacred tree lobsters. Truly his is a divine power.
PS: Grats, Chelsea!
Excellent news! Hometown represent! :)
Hey, @Eliza raises an interesting point (if only tangentially). Does this mean more Skepchick events in Philly?
@Oskar Kennedy (LBB): I sure hope so! I’d like to do more get togethers & outings, and I’m perfectly willing to sit there with my glass of water.
I predict some skeptical museum outings!!
Hey Chelsea, congrats!
n.b. anyone may rifle through my underwear drawer…
Ooh! The Academy of Science! The Academy of Science!
Hang on– Name the baby AFTER you? Haven’t you been named yet?
woohoo!!! you are now the rock-star celebrity that I always knew you were. I am sure saying congratulations now would seem redundant, but whatever……CONGRATULATIONS :) :) :)
@Karen: I had to look up n.b., as I hadn’t seen it before, and now I’m happy to have learned something. Between that and the open invitation, that might be my favorite sentence ever.
welcome to the cool table, chelsea. or is this the nerd table? i can never tell :p
May your road be paved with happiness, success, and… er…
…you know — those bumps they put there for blind people… and stuff… er…(nvr mnd)..
Welcome to Skepchick, Chelsea. One of these days I will get back to my home town, Philadelphia, and meet you guys in person . . . or maybe you’ll be at TAM 7.
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