All You Ever Wanted to Know About Kristabella (But, Probably Not)

Hola! I’m Kristin, your host of this here bloggerific piece of work.

Kristabella is a family nickname for me. My dad started it when I was a baby, since I was clearly his favorite and the first girl. But it was mostly because I was his favorite.

I’m a thirty-something singleton living in Chicago. I live in a nice apartment with my two kitties, Simba and Kitty Kitty (real name Willow). I’m one cat shy of Spinsterhood.

I’m originally from the Chicagoland area (yes we call it that and no, it’s not an amusement park), but won’t say I’m FROM Chicago, since I grew up in the ‘burbs. I was a band geek in high school. I played the saxamaphone. It wasn’t so bad because I am still really great friends with a lot of those people. And our marching band kinda rocked. We like won competitions and stuff. It was fun. And we have lots of stories to share about it.

After high school, I ditched the Midwest and headed straight for the Valley of the Sun to attend Arizona State University. I am a DIE HARD Sun Devil fan and thoroughly enjoyed my four years in Tempe (yes, only four).  I loved it so much I tattooed my ankle with Sparky. I was a broadcasting major with full-on ambition to become Chris Berman’s sidekick on SportsCenter. But then, I started interviewing people and um, yeah, I didn’t like it so much. I randomly stumbled into the Sports Information Office and found my passion in Public Relations.

After three awesome years in the SID office, which included an undefeated football season and a trip to the Rose Bowl, I landed myself a job with the San Francisco 49ers. Yep, those 49ers. It was a great gig, but after almost 6 years, I decided that I missed my family and it was time to head back to the Midwest. (read: I got shitcanned) I’ve been back in Chi-Town since 2005.

I am a huge sports fan (if you didn’t figure that out) and what goes hand in hand with sports? Alcohol. I like to drink. A lot. I also love TV. I have a DVR and me likey. Although, I think it’s giving me ADD. I have an unhealthy addiction to reality TV, all kinds.

I have an awesome family. I am a middle child (surprising, no?) with an older brother and younger sister. Both have kids. I have two nephews and a niece, who are the lights in my life. I love them to death.

I started this bloggy thing because I love to write, if only for the purpose to amuse myself and not do any work. Hopefully some of you will laugh along the way. Or chuckle. And who doesn’t like a nice guffaw?

I hope you like it. Feel free to leave lots of funny comments. It makes me look cool and stuff. Or you can e-mail me at:

kristabella (at) fullofsnark (dot) com

I like getting e-mail. Especially if it ain’t about erectile dysfunction products. Thanks for visiting!

2 Responses to “About”

  1. $tabone says:

    oh my, you have issues. luckily you are using this blog to take place of therapy sessions.

  2. kristabella says:

    ‘Cause it’s free BITCHES!