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An Interview With Famous People

Okay, maybe we're not all famous yet, but but we WILL be, and then you'll be so glad you pried into our private lives via this tell-all (well, tell-some), semi-scandalous (not really), very funny (yes, really) interview.

I'm talking, of course, about my I Just Want To Be Alone co-authors! We got together in this new anthology to tell ridiculously hilarious stories about the men in our lives - maybe you've seen some sneak preview quotes around the web, like the ones below from Lynn of The Nomad Mom Diary, me of right here where you already are, and Janel of 649.133: Girls, the Care and Raising Of. (If I did this right, the image should get bigger if you click on it. However, if I didn't do it right and the image is too small to read, just trust me - it's funny stuff.)


I'll bet you already know many of these laugh-inducing ladies, and others you might be meeting for the first time here today, but I promise you'll get a kick out of all their answers. Click around and snoop on their blogs - several of us are writing up interviews this week, so you might just find some of my super embarrassing, semi-coherent answers out there, although I sincerely hope not.





Q: How did you come up with the name of your blog?

My blog's name is Abby Has Issues because a) I'm a magazine editor/writer and b) I have serious issues. See what I did there? — Abby Heugel, Abby Has Issues

I started my blog When Crazy Meets Exhaustion after having two kids in under two years. I've always been a bit...passionate, but motherhood made me certifiably crazy. And my second kid? She is me in a smaller package and exhausts me to the max. My parents are pleased. — Stephanie, When Crazy Meets Exhaustion

My first blog name was Momsenory, which is new-agey and stupid, so I went with Ninja Mom instead because I'm a ten-year-old boy. The moral of the story is, blog names are hard. — Nicole Leigh Shaw, Ninja Mom Blog


Q: What is your biggest daily accomplishment?

Making it until bedtime. — Leanne Shirtliffe, Ironic Mom

If I have the foresight to put something in the crockpot in the morning, I giggle spontaneously at how smart and organized I am for the rest of the day. That didn't happen today. — Bethany Meyer, I Love Them the Most When They're Sleeping

Not killing or divorcing the Hubs. We work together. From home. All day. All alone. Just the two of us. There are days the sound of his breathing irritates me and I know the feeling is mutual. — Jen, People I Want to Punch in the Throat


Q: What do you think about when you are alone in your car?

I finish arguments with more witty comebacks than I did in real life. — Rebecca, Frugalista Blog

Whether or not the driver next to me realizes he's driving next to the woman who's husband was once on a billboard. — Christine, Keeper of The Fruit Loops

Some people can hear themselves think? I am rarely ever alone in the car, but when I am I think of nothing until I realize that I am still playing the children's CD and then I wonder how the hell I didn't notice for 20 blocks. — Kathy, kissing the frog


Q: if you could only have one food and one beverage for one full month, what would it be?

Dulce de Leche cheesecake from The Cheesecake Factory (no whip cream) and tall vanilla soy lattes from Starbucks. Yes, I am a health nut. — Kim Bongiorno, Let Me Start By Saying

Burritos. Can someone please send just one Mexican to the UK so I can get a decent one every now and again? — Lynn, The Nomad Mom Diary

I would pass on food, if I could double up on Diet Coke. — Stacey Hatton, Nurse Mommy Laughs


Q: When was the last time you cried?

When my son bit my butt 3 days ago. — Deva Dalporto, My Life Suckers

At "The Lego Movie." Shut up, you don't know my life. — Nicole Leigh Shaw, Ninja Mom Blog

YESTERDAY. I have PMS, okay? — Andrea C., The Underachiever's Guide to Being a Domestic Goddess


Q: What was the last good deed you did?

They were out of carts in Walmart, so I went out to the parking lot and got not only one, nay, I got five and passed them out like they were quarters and I was the Tooth Fairy. Coincidentally, the Tooth Fairy gets a lot of business from the citizens of Walmart. — Ellen Williams, Sisterhood of the Sensible Moms

I made my boys do a service project at school. They complained about it, I complained about them complaining about it, but dammit, we did it. I will raise sons who give back - dammit. — Kathy, kissing the frog

Poured myself a glass of wine. — Michelle, You're my favorite today.


Q: What do you think of Garden Gnomes?

I like them only when they are paired with little fountains of cherubs peeing. — Rebecca, Frugailsta Blog

They seem a little overdressed for the weather in the summer and a little underdressed in the winter. — Meredith, From Meredith to Mommy

What the frig is that? — Magnolia Ripkin


See there? I told you they were funny - and that's just a few of the fab ladies in the I Just Want To Be Alone! When you get us all together telling stories, it's like a veritable funnyfest full of secrets and not-so-secrets about the husbands, boyfriends and brothers we love, cherish, get into trouble with, and occasionally avoid at all costs.

It's still available for pre-order on Amazon for Kindle and paperback, PLUS you can pre-order on iTunes now, too - click here to reserve your copy of I Just Want To Be Alone before its release date of March 22! You'll need copies for yourself, your married friends, the co-worker who thinks she and her husband are the wackiest couple ever, wedding shower gifts, and it's never too early to start shopping for Christmas... Then don't forget to scour the innerweb for my interview answers - you never know when you might need to blackmail me later.

I hope you enjoyed yourself while you were here - and I hope you come back! Please share inappropriate giggles with me on Pinterest, Twitter, and Facebook, or subscribe via email so you don't miss a thing!


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