Saturday, September 18, 2010

8 Questions

Heather from Acting Balanced tagged me to answer 8 questions. Then I'm supposed to tag 8 other bloggers with my own set of questions. I'm breaking the rules and just answering the 8 that Heather posed. If you want to answer the 8 questions also, go for it!

1. What was the last book you read? Would you recommend it?

I just finished reading a chick-lit book called "Momzillas" by Jill Kargman. I got it at the library fundraising book sale. I get all my books there--it's awesome! They sell hardcover books for $2, trade paperbacks for $1, and regular paperbacks for $.50. They always have pretty current titles, and the books are in really good condition, except for the book I'm reading right now, which for some reason smells really moldy.

Anyway, I digress..."Momzillas" was a pleasant read in that the book didn't smell moldy. It was written in a very casual, bloggy-style. I disliked the book in the beginning because it just wasn't well-written. But it did suck me in about halfway through, and I began to enjoy it more. I recommend it only if you like the fluffiest type of book that makes fun of uptight mothers who criticize other mothers.

2. How often do you post on your blog? Do you have a schedule?

I try to post every weekday. I save the weekends to do awards, etc. Sometimes if I have a pressing topic, I'll post on a weekend as well. I've started to draft my post at night, and have scheduled my post to go "live" at 6:00 am in the morning. This seems to be working for now!

3. What is your favorite blog topic?

I love to blog about my cooking, home decor, and cleaning tips. Haha! I was just making sure you were actually reading this. I mostly like to blog about my inept parenting and the challenges and triumphs of raising a child on the autism spectrum.

4. What did you have for lunch today?

I ate a Lean Cuisine in the house. The paparazzi leave me alone this way!

5. Where do you get your news?

I find the best way to get news is to read the tweets on my twitter feed!

6. How do you handle stress?

I don't. I scream into my pillow, eat chocolate, then blog! I guess this is my version of "Eat, Pray, Love." Only it's more "Pray, Eat, Love." Whatever.

7. What is your all time favorite movie? Why?

It's hard to pick just one movie! So, I'll just give a list and leave out the why: "Raising Arizona," "The Big Easy," "When Harry Met Sally," "Adaptation," "The Princess and the Frog," and "Paranormal Activity." I'm sure I'm leaving out a ton of other movies, but it's late, and I'm tired!

8. What is one thing that people would be surprised to learn about you?

I used to hate to write. Before I had my daughter, I worked as a Senior Analyst with the Government Accountability Office (GAO). The GAO is the watchdog arm of Congress. My job generally involved studying a certain issue, going out and doing field work to obtain the necessary data, analyzing the data, then writing up the results (either a report or testimony for Congress).

I loved researching a new area, developing a methodology for collecting the data, doing the field work to obtain the data, and analyzing the data. The only part of the job that I didn't like was writing up the results in a report. Who would have thought that I would enjoy blogging so much? Definitely not me!


  1. Just had fun with this list of Q's myself. I wouldn't say that you "hate to write" because you hated to write GAO reports...ha! What you are writing about now is infinitely more interesting!

  2. Fun to learn more about you.

    I loved your answer on number 3. I checked to make sure I was on the right blog, then finished the answer. Very funny.

  3. Love these answers.. I have to tell you I love Paranormal Activity too..... I think working for the GOA was a really interesting job.....# 3 cracked me up.. at forst I was like.. SHE DOES???lol!! xoxoxox

  4. Great answers! I have always preferred to write. I like to think of it as creation. I can have anything happen that I want because I am the author.

  5. your description of Momzillas completely reminds me of my SIL. i may need to check it out. :)

  6. Raising Arizona may be one of the greatest movies of all time.