Laura over at History of a Woman nominated me for the Liebster, too, (This one was for real. I didn’t nominate myself) so it’s only fair that I answer her questions. (I am not procrastinating on The Evil Queen, Laura. It’s coming.)
1. What made you choose the title for your blog?
Well, I love the sun. A lot. I need my vitamin D, and my mood suffers if I don’t get enough of it. (It’s been a long winter, even here in Texas). Somebody asked me once why I like to be outside so much, and I said, “Well, cellulite looks better tan.” It’s true. Then I said for years that I was going to call my book (the one that I would eventually write) “Cellulite Looks Better Tan,” but then the book and that title didn’t work, so I created this blog instead.
2. What was your very first post about? Link it up!
I wrote my first blog post on the eve of Thanksgiving because I was reminded of a story that occurred many years before on that day. Thanks to Beth, I think 5 people read it. It’s about a time I accidentally peed in a stranger’s driveway. You asked….The Girl Who Peed in the Driveway
3. What do you think was the best post you ever wrote?
Hmmm….my favorite post is Sex Dreams and Shit Prints and not just because I was having sex with Adrian Grenier in it but also because it really happened, but the best post I’ve ever written would have to be the one I wrote about my mother, The Cycle. I’ve never been more honest on this blog.
4. You’re at your computer (where ever you blog most from)…What is sitting close to hand?
Coffee if it’s in the morning (which is when I read most of the blogs) and wine if it’s after 8 (which is when I write most of my blogs.) Always. I like to go with Ernest Hemingway’s advice: “Write drunk. Edit sober.” And I always sit in my reading chair to blog. It’s super comfy, *my special place*.
5. Do you always order the same thing when you go out or do you like to try new foods?
I’m fairly predictable in life, except for when it comes to ordering food. I love to try new things. If it has avocados or goat cheese, I pretty much order it every time. Yesterday I had lunch with one of my besties at a Mediterranean restaurant, and they had broiled cauliflower. My mouth is still watering. I LOVE food.
6. What was the first blog you found online that you fell in “blog love” with?
Writer B is Me. I love her in real life. I love her writing, and when she started her blog, I would squeal with delight every time I got an email notification of a new post. I feel like through blogging, we’re even becoming better friends, and to use her words, I lurve her hard.
7. What’s your most favorite piece of clothing you own?
Wow…I’m not into clothing, so I had to think really hard about this one. My favorite piece of clothing I own is the dress I wore to the 2007 Emmy awards. It’s a long story how I got to go, but that dress made me feel *stunning* like I belonged there.
8. If you were trapped on an island and could only have one book with you, what book would you bring?
Easy: Outlander by Diana Gabaldon. I can pick it up and read a page and immediately fall back into the story. Love love love.
9. What’s something new you have learned recently?
I recently learned that I don’t have to put two spaces after a period. When did this rule change? Am I that old? That is brand new information for me. And look, I can’t get out of the habit. I’m two spacing all over the place.
10. Who is your favorite author?
I am. Kidding. Diana Gabaldon. She’s brilliant. Her prose paint the most magnificent pictures. When I read her books, they envelope me, and they’re so real that it’s almost like I’m the one banging a hot redheaded Scottish warrior, and who wouldn’t want that?
11. What’s the corniest joke you know?
Duane the tub I’m dwowning. Hey – my kids think it’s hilarious.
Herstory Lesson: Why does Ariel wear seashells? A’s and B’s were too small. Thank you. I’ll be here all week.
hahahah – I thought this was a real question. Shut up!!