Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Truth be told...

Me, going into some
procedure or another
I recently had a local reporter interview me about my upcoming book. It was the first time anyone had done "research" on me before actually meeting me. Unnervingly cool experience, by the way. But, I quickly realized that her research hasn't uncovered anything very real about me. I am more than where I graduated from grad school and my latest Facebook post. So here they are, some very basic truths that give you a better idea of who I am…and they are mostly about food…hmmm…

- I love food. Eating is my favorite pastime. In fact, I don’t like going to restaurants with anyone besides my husband because I feel like I can't enjoy my food the way I want to for fear of social judgment. When I’m at the Olive Garden, I want to go with someone who doesn’t think twice about me asking for a third basket of breadsticks. On a related note, I love my very long-suffering husband.
- I frost cakes very lightly because I can't wait to take a spoon to the leftover canister of funfetti frosting after the party is over. That's how I roll...and if I eat much more frosting, rolling won't be a problem.
- I eat 2/3 of my meals standing up because there’s no reason to sit down when your two boys are going to ask you for something every 33 seconds. On a related note, I love my two wild and crazy boys.
- There is nothing fun about “fun size” candy bars. “King size” is my fun size and they should call them “Mom size”.

Fashion and beauty:
- Any day I can't wear flip flops is a bad day.
- I only ever change out of my yoga pants due to social pressure.
- I am currently undergoing chemo for breast cancer and as a result, I am as bald as Mr. Clean. From this, I've learned two things. One- you have to know exactly who you are without hair to hide behind. Two- when you have no body hair whatsoever, showers go from 20 minutes to about 2.5.

Awesome hair day
General knowledge:
- You want me on your team when playing trivia games, I'm pretty good. Because of this, people sometimes mistake me for being really smart. Not so. I know things the things because I have a pretty good memory and I am on Google far too often.
- I loathe scary movies, scary stories, haunted houses...anything remotely spine tingling. For me, seeing a ghost would be a worst-case-scenario situation and I don't find watching my worst case scenario onscreen anything akin to fun.
- I am in awe of those who know everything about old movies or classic literature and reference them in deep conversations. People who talk of things kafkaesque and can use the word zeighiesty as an adjective correctly are way too cool for me.
- I finally know what I want to be when I grow up. I want to write books. It only took me 30 years to figure it out.

So, nice to meet you blog followers! Now you know a few things about me. I really look forward to getting to know new friends and contacts through this medium! Now, back to editing this manuscript…

Thursday, May 2, 2013


Hey everyone!
Here is the link to my newspaper interview about the book and my recent diagnosis. Thanks everyone for the support!