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Sunday, January 18, 2009


About 3 weeks ago (I told you I've been procrastinating on the blog front!), one of the bloggers I read every day, SoMi, featured an interview of her by another blogger. She then threw the opportunity out to all of her readers to be interviewed by her. I accepted the challenge, SoMi quickly emailed me 5 interview questions and there they sat in my inbox. Finally, today, I am taking care of this piece of blog business. Sorry for the delay, SoMi!

Here are the rules...

I must link back to the post I got this from. (See above.)

If you want to participate, leave me a comment (with your email) saying, “Interview me.”

I will then email you five questions. I get to pick the questions. (Be afraid!) (Kidding.) (Kind of.)

You then update your blog with the answers to the questions. (Try not to take 3 weeks like I did, but really, who am I to judge?)

Also you will include this explanation and an offer to interview someone else in the same post.

When others comment on your blog asking to be interviewed, you will send them five questions.

So here we go with my interview from SoMi.

(1) Name only one blogger you really respect and tell me why.
I so admire Matt Logelin of matt, liz and madeline: life and death. all in a 27-hour period. Last March his little girl Madeline was born. 27 hours later his wife was dead from a blood clot. In his blog he chronicles his life as a new father and widower. The blog is beautifully written, has adorable pictures of his beautiful daughter and has made me both laugh and cry. What I admire so much about Matt is that he is so open with his feelings, he is doing an amazing job with Madeline AND he has taken this tragedy and done some good with it. Not only does his blog let other single parents know that they are not alone, but he has also set up the Liz Logelin Foundation to help out other parents who find themselves in his situation. You can read more about Matt, Liz and Madeline in this week's People magazine (January 26, 2009 w/ Patrick Swayze on the cover.)

(2) If you had to pick a non-urban, U.S. destination in which to vacation for a week, where would you go?
This one was hard for me as I like to travel to the big cities, but ultimately I decided on the Hampton's. I don't know a whole lot about the Hampton's other than it looks like a cool, laid-back place to hang out, it's near the beach and Ina Garten, the Barefoot Contessa, lives there.

(3) If you had $500 to spend on housing, food and entertainment for the trip mentioned in (2), how would you spend it?
I would hope that I could spend minimal money on the housing (but it would still have to be cute!), I wouldn't need traditional entertainment because I'd be there to relax by the sea and read, so I would use the majority of the money eating at all of the restaurants Ina Garten recommends. Or I'd try to hire Ina to make me a meal or 2. (Can you tell I recently discovered and fell in love with the Barefoot Contessa???)

(4) Tell me about one person with whom you've lost touch. If you hope for a reunion, how would you like that reunion to take place?
I lost touch with my college roommate several years ago. There was some drama involved (hello, we were theatre majors!), but now that I'm older and (I hope) wiser, I'd love to reconnect and see where life has taken her. I wouldn't need any big splashy reunion, just reconnecting over coffee or dinner would be fine.

(5) In 2008, what was your biggest achievement and your biggest failure/disappointment?
Well, I guess my biggest achievement (although I wasn't really trying for it!) was getting pregnant. As I've mentioned before we had been told that we probably couldn't have a baby the "old-fashioned" way so this has been a big shock, but also a wonderful surprise for us.

My biggest failure in 2008 was that I didn't take advantage of all of the great friends I have in Nashville. Ricky and I have a wonderful circle of friends there, but I didn't take the time to see them enough and now that we are in Chicago I miss all of them so much. I don't know why I didn't make more of an effort to spend time with them when we lived in the same city. On the bright side, I have learned my lesson and am trying to see my Chicago buddies on a more regular basis.

So there you have it, my interview. Let me know if you'd like to be interviewed by me. I'll try to come up with some hard-hitting, soul searching questions!


SoMi's Nilsa said...

Ooooh, the Hamptons sound great. Just going away and unplugging from life sounds good at this point. Thank goodness Sweets and I are heading to Arizona this weekend!