Vicki Lee – Victoria: Episode 1 (Introducing Vicki Lee)

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March 23, 2010

 Vicki Lee Victoria - Episode 1

Do you have an inner child?  I do, and she’s actually more of an inner brat than an inner child.  Her name is Vicki Lee. 

When I told Scott about Vicki Lee, he understandably got a bit nervous.  I think he may have been concerned that he was about to marry a woman with multiple personalities.  But in reality, I discovered Vicki Lee in my early twenties through Marla Cilley (known to over a million internet users as FlyLady.)  According to FlyLady and her friend Pam Young, our inner brats are like little children who are short on discipline, they’ll run our lives if we let them.  They don’t like rules, they don’t like to eat healthy food, they don’t like chores or homework, and their favourite saying is “I’ll do it later, what’s on TV?”

These ‘inner brats’ make it very difficult to lead successful adult lives, unless you can find a way to tame them.  The first step to taming the ‘inner brat’ is to name her. 

When I was a kid, my next-door neighbour Todd used to call me ‘Vicki Lee’ as a short-form of my full name — Victoria Leah (pronounced Lee).  I hated that name, and still do to this day, therefor it was my first and only choice when it came time to name my ‘inner brat’.

In my mind, Vicki Lee has always looked a lot like my real childhood self.  I was pretty geeky.  My hair was usually unbrushed, I had dirty knees, and my clothes never matched.  My mum lovingly called me a ‘ragamuffin’.

A lot has changed in my life, and outwardly I appear to have it all together… but that little girl with the scraped knees still remains.  She’s really quite charming, but she gets in my way an awful lot.  She prefers junk food even though I know that a healthy snack is the smarter choice.  She’d rather watch TV even though I know that working on something productive will be better for me in the long run.  She’d rather leave the dishes till the last minute even though I feel guilty when Scott comes home to a messy house.  I can go on and on. 

Just recently I was brainstorming ideas for this blog, and also struggling with actually working instead of surfing the internet for mindless diversion, when I remembered Vicki Lee.  I thought about making a comic strip about her and immediately I had about 20 storylines in my head that actually made me laugh out loud. 

So, here she is, introducing Vicki Lee.  She will appear every Tuesday (unless she gets in my way, that is.)

Oh, and by the way, she (like me) really hates being called cute.

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  1. I say Tori girl!!!!!still cute. Still odd socks, a do your own thing Tori girl. Loved your comic and enjoy your page. Love Gramma

    Comment by Gramma — March 24, 2010 @ 12:36 pm

  2. Gramma, you’re the only one who’s allowed to call me cute 😉

    Comment by Tori — March 25, 2010 @ 10:56 am

  3. […] (See why Scott may have been worried about multiple personalities?) […]

    Pingback by Vicki Lee – Victoria « Tori Walker – Open Book — March 30, 2010 @ 8:04 pm

  4. I’m conflicted on this one, since I’m a huge fan of my inner child. Some “grown-ups” I know have very high standards when it comes to enjoying life, which makes them horribly difficult to please. Give me a good TV show, something sweet to eat and good music, and I’m in bliss. How is that different from when I was 12? So welcome, Vicki Lee! I’d introduce you to my inner child, but your better half has already met him — his name’s “Jeff”.

    Comment by Jeff — April 2, 2010 @ 2:12 pm

  5. Good point Jeff, however this inner child is also an inner brat 😉 Which means that, while she has her good qualities (they’ll be detailed in episodes to come) she is also the main ‘reason’ for my procrastination and other bad habits.
    I am guessing that you will relate Vicki Lee’s character most of all then 😉

    Comment by Tori — April 6, 2010 @ 6:05 pm

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