Angela Marie Bergmann
Geek, Wife, & Gamer
My name’s Angie, I’m 33 years old and a born and bred Ohioan. I reside in Akron, Ohio with my husband Bill and our small zoo (dogs, cats, & rabbits, OH MY!).
My hobbies revolve around video games, cooking, WordPress, and infertility. I have an unhealthy obsession with star and heart shaped objects, caffeinated beverages, and Hello Kitty.
I’m pierced and tattooed, Libertarian, and I bring home the bacon as a web developer & marketer for an advanced IT infrastructure and consulting company.
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator: ENTP (extroversion, intuition, thinking, perception)
DiSC Type: Dominance or High D
- I’m known for my laugh.
- I cuss like a sailor.
- I have a horrible tendency to focus on things, but also easily distracted.
- I was the goth kid in high school and the majority of my 20’s.
- I LARP’d for almost 10 years.
- I love public speaking.
I am an adult orphan. I lost my Mom suddenly to a heart attack when I was 13 years old, and my Dad when I was 26 after a 6 month struggle with strokes and emphysema. I’ve learned how to cope very well.
The biggest lesson I have learned in life is to never take anything for granted, and to live each day like it’s your last.
I have the most amazing husband. We met on Craigslist, when I answered a personal ad he put up that said “Looking for a girl that plays WoW. Preferably ambulatory”. I thought it was funny, and I played WoW, so I e-mailed him. 2 weeks later we met in person. He asked me to be his girlfriend a day later on September 6, 2008. I never left his apartment again (literally). He proposed to me on March 14, 2009 at my birthday dinner. On September 9, 2009 (09/09/09) I married him and went from being a Jones to a Bergmann. It was without a doubt the happiest day of my life.
I’ve been struggling with infertility for almost 10 years. 5 RE’s, one ectopic pregnancy, and 2 failed transfer’s later, we’re still trying. This has also turned me into an advocate for infertility and adoption benefit changes and is mostly what I blog about at this point.
I quit smoking after 15+ years! I am a Chantix + Wellbutrin success.
History, Credit, & Design
This has been my home on and off for a number of years. While I have had my blog in other places (chemical-karma.org, 5tar.net, starry.nu, am-fem.com), radkitten is where it belongs. I have a long history with web design and personal blogging going back to 1999 and Angelfire. I first started truly blogging in 2001.