Tuesday, November 10, 2009
My friend Alexes at One Cluttered Brain is hosting a Blog Party. It's a rather intimate gathering—a dinner party, if you will. So tonight, you're all invited to sit in as Alexes and I discuss life, love and, of course, blogging.
ME: Why did you start blogging in the first place?
ALEXES: I'd been following several of my friends blogs and realized I could start one too. And so I did. My first couple of posts were really pretty lame-o. I think I am getting better now, thank goodness.
You are so not lame. I'd tell you if you were. That's what friends are for, right? But let's shift gears for a moment and talk about the Big Picture. What would it take for you to consider yourself successful?
For me to be successful—First, I want my children to grow up well-loved and hopefully well educated, after that I really want to have something published BEFORE I die. I am not a closet writer anymore. I am putting it out there.
Speaking of putting it out there, who's your favorite blogger of all time?
Hmm. That's a hard one. Don't want to hurt anyone's feelings. I really like MomBabe Bingham. She ALWAYS makes me laugh.
My feelings are not hurt. Bruised, but not hurt (kidding). Who's your favorite author...or authors, if you can't pick just one?
Roald Dahl, "The BFG", CS Lewis, The Chronicles of Narnia, and James Patterson. I love the Women's Murder club series.
Now let's get random. You can have a $500 gift card to any store you like. What do you choose and why?
Hmmm. The T-Mobile store. I want to upgrade my phone to a Blackberry. Someday. I hope.
Which would you rather have—a million dollars or lifelong love?
A Lifetime love, 'cause a life lived WITHOUT love is NOT a life I'd like to live.
Dream vacation. Name it.
Hawaii AND Disneyland CA. (Still haven't gone yet.)
I hear you're writing a novel. What's it about?
The main character Abby, discovers a family secret that has been in the family for generations--dating back to the Prohibition era. And it's not GOLD.
Which would you rather have—the perfect body or perfect health until you're 101?
Tough one. I think I'd rather have good health. Hopefully I won't be a fat old biddy though. :D
You're hosting a dinner for six famous people. Who do you invite?
Oooh. Matthew McConahaughey, Christopher Meloni, Mariska Harigtay, (Law & Order SVU), Sandra Bullock, AND Lindsay Lohan. (I like her high school movies). Also like Julia Stiles too.
You're hosting a lunch for six bloggers (famous or not). Who do you invite?
MomBabe Bingham, Motherboard from Crazyland, Supermom, YOU, Mrs. Bibi, and Debbie. (I happen to know Debbie IRL. She is so cool).
What made you fall in love with your hub?
The fact we could talk about anything. We were pretty good friends before we actually "fell" in love.
What are you scared of?
Hmm. The Dark. I always have to have some sort of light on. I know real lame, Right?
What makes you happy?
My Family. And the fact that I am actually WRITING again. I LOVE it. I will never leave it again.
Treats: salty or sweet?
BOTH! At Wendy's I am known to order a frosty and fries, everyone knows you have to dip your fries in your frosty...
Italian. I LOVE pasta.
Back to blogging. Do you ever worry that your daughters will be embarrassed by your blog?
Nope. I'm an open book. I even show my fam some of my posts.
What's your favorite part about blogging?
The friendships I have made. Soon I had better have or attend a bloggy lunch. I think that would be SO cool. Who lives in St. George UT or Cedar city? Or even Mesquite? *Gulp* Not too many bloggers I bet live in Mesquite NV.
There. Now you know a little more about Alexes. I suggest you head over there right now to read her favorite post.
Don't forget to come back here tomorrow. It's the first Bloggers and Tiaras event, so I'll need your support. I need a shiny crown to really make my new hairdo pop.