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An alphabetical breakdown of My Brand™

| Tuesday, February 26, 2019

If you’ve seen any of my past work, you’d know a few things about me including, but not limited to, the following: I have a really hard time coming up with ideas for Inside Columns, and I really love myself in a not-vain way.

I’ve been trying to come up with ideas for this all semester. I even documented a few on my Twitter, but none of them felt right. Well, except this one.

Here are 26 pieces of me.

All the emojis: My passion for emojis knows no bounds. I’ve recently gotten into Kaomojis [(ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧] because Apple’s just don’t really do it for me anymore.

Bangs: Just look at me. I once wrote an Inside Column about my bangs, and I don’t know where it went other than not in the paper.

Cozy things: Who doesn’t love tangible sunshine?

Dogs (refer to above): Fluffy animals? Sign me up!

Edna Mode: One — Again, look at me. Two — I owe a lot to Walt Disney.

Follow me: My social media goes hard.

Greece: As a grandchild of Greek immigrants, I can confirm “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” is (mostly) true. No, I do not worship Zeus.

Homies: There’s nothing better than some heartwarming friendships. Accepting inquiries via email.

Infants: Babies are the cutest, and I love them. Thanks for coming to my TED Talk.

Journalism: Pretty self-explanatory.

Karate: I participated in karate classes until approximately second grade. I’m a yellow belt, black stripe. It’s not a big deal.

Lead in a rom-com without a movie: You read that right.

Mountain Mama: Certified. Thanks, John Denver.

Not Marie: Or Mary or Marna.

One Direction: Patiently waiting for their hiatus to end.

Potatoes: Any kind, any time!

Quentin Tarantino: Really feeling like Uma Thurman from the “Kill Bill” series lately.

Really funny: You’ve made it this far, haven’t you?

Sad yeehaw: If you know, you know.

T-Shirts: Cute tees only.

“Up All Night,” the album by One Direction: My life didn’t really begin until I heard this album.

Validation: Constantly seeking it and serving it.

Why?: A question I get asked more than I should be willing to admit.

Xoxo: Gossip Girl (and every other teen drama out there).

Yellow: My favorite and undoubtedly the best color. Who doesn’t love non-blinding sunshine?

Zzz … : The preferred pastime that I can never catch enough of.

Now that you have more information about me than you ever really could need, we must part ways. Catch you after spring break in my next Inside Column! Let’s hope it only goes up from here.

The views expressed in this column are those of the author and not necessarily those of The Observer.

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About Maria Leontaras

Maria Leontaras is a senior at Saint Mary's pursuing a student-designed major in Interactive Journalism with minors in mathematics and Journalism, Ethics and Democracy. Maria serves as the Editor-in-Chief of The Observer when she isn't busy tweeting about movies and One Direction.

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