About The Author

Hi, I’m Misangela. You can find me pretty much anywhere on the intertubes. I’m not famous or anything, just prolific and long lived. My blog has been up since 1999, so it gets indexed regularly.

I live in Atlanta GA; Tucker, specifically. I’ve been in ATL since 1988. Prior to Tucker (July 2014), I lived in Decatur for about 25 years. I was raised in Knoxville TN. Um, yah, nothing more to say about that cesspool. :-/ I’ve been in Atlanta longer than I was in E TN, so I consider myself an Atlantan.

My biggest endeavor (to date) is getting a vertical sleeve gastrectomy. It took me several years to work up the courage but I finally did it and it was one of the best decisions of my life aside from marrying my best friend. :) My surgery was May 16, 2016, in Tijuana Mexico. It was an amazing experience and the care was exemplary. It cost me about $4k plus airfare and they took care of EVERYTHING. The accommodations are for TWO, also. If you have ever considered VSG, I am happy to refer you to my team. They are AMAZING. Four days can change your life forever! There is a section of this blog now dedicated to all things bariatric, including recipes, supplement guides and general advice. I also have a vlog on youtube here.

I used to be a Mac support tech, graphic designer and web designer. Well, I guess I still do graphics and web design, but just for myself and a coupla clients. Lately (June 2020) I’ve gotten more web work. I am the bookkeeper/office manager/social media manager for a local restaurant – a thing I’ve done for about 20 years. I am the wrangler of IndigoDragon Studios, Player One Arcade Services and Boneless Cat Designs. I wrangle my husband Nick and his various projects. Nick is a pre-press graphic designer, IT manager and also an awesome vintage arcade refurber. My business card says ‘wrangler’ for a reason!

I used to fabricate jewelry – mostly earrings, but I did a little Precious Metal Clay, which is pure silver. You can find my earrings and a few PMC things at Boneless Cat Designs over at my Etsy. The shop is open, but I’m not producing anything. I may go back to some sort of crafting at some point.

I run social media for our projects as well as for clients. I actually run several Twitter accounts, four of which are ours: I am @misangela, Nick is @thinkweasel, the Arcade Services is @playeronearcade and there’s IndigoDragon Studios @IndigoDragonIDS for graphic design. There are FB pages for IndigoDragon Studios, Think Weasel and Player One Arcade.

For the whole of 2018 and half of 2019, we tried to live our dream and create a vintage arcade pub for the Atlanta Metro area, and we failed. It was an unfortunate confluence of a terrible realtor (Shumacher can SUCK IT) and shitty lease, contractors who lied about their credentials, too much time wasted (6+ months) and too many extraneous expenses that no one told us about. We were too anxious to get started and we should have NEVER EVER gotten a first generation space, but our mentors and the professionals we were depending on for advice encouraged us to go for it. So we did. And it didn’t work out. We’ve lost about $120k in the endeavor. Live and learn, I guess. ::shrug:: We would have failed during the pandemic anyway, so all in all, we are GRATEFUL that the pub didn’t happen. It would have been SO MUCH WORSE had we gotten open then the pandemic hit. SO. We are grateful and that’s that.

We’ve got zero human children (because they are vile and they smell) but have one all black (but for white whiskers) Shasti Kat. Cats are clean, well behaved and do not require college funds. We like it that way. I do wish they’d not bring their preymates in the house, tho. ;)

Anything else you want to know about me, you can learn by reading my posts. There is plenty of TMI for your schadenfreude needs. :-)

You can email me at misangelaspam at gmail if you like – especially if you have questions about vertical sleeve gastrectomy. Ask me ANYTHING!

updated 10/24/22