Male or Female: Female Age: 29 Married: Yes Kids: Two: Big G, age 4.5 (the half year is an extremely, very, really, absolutely critical piece of data); and Little G, 13-months. Pets: No, as we are clearly bereft of good ideas for pet names. We've got stuffed animals named "Old Navy," "Pookie" and "Mouse the Squirrel" ... and Big G recently informed us that he'd like to name a kitty "Brownies."
Mom Underground has been blogging for two years or so total, but only a few months at her current URL. When asked what her inspiration to start blogging was, she answered: My inspiration to start blogging was a desire to stop family members from calling and/or making me feel guilty for not updating them about the kids enough or sending them photos, etc. I figured a blog would help them get their fix and get them off my back - I tend to be a little anti-social. However, I couldn't help but write about other things - posts I thought were interesting, funny and very well-written. Unfortunately, my family proved to be unparticipatory readers, which started to piss me off. The only feedback they gave me was about pics of the kids. The other stuff? The GUTS of my blog? NADA. Not one peep. It was as though I didn't exist outside of recording things about the kids. Okay, my mom loved what I wrote, but she's my mom. She's horribly biased. She also thinks I'm beautiful, should write a book and run for Congress. So, blogging about the kids became its own kind of tedium and I finally closed my old blog, all 150 Appleworks pages of it. Now I've started fresh, more anonymously ... and my family still thinks I'm off the blogwagon. Or on it. Whatever - I'm clearly confused by my own clever metaphor.
I'm still struggling with being inspired to blog, though, but I think that has more to do with dealing with depression. I haven't really bounced back since Little G was born last December.
What blog do you read every day? How about what blog have I STOPPED reading every day? That would be Dooce.
What do you hope your blog brings to the blogoverse? Smaller government and lower taxes.
Band: I'm going to amend this question a bit with my answers. Currently, I'm into the Grey's Anatomy soundtrack. I know, kind of lame to like a tv soundtrack, but no, really. It's good. And I'm obsessed with Israel Kamakawiole's version of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow." I've got it on repeat in iTunes right now.
Petpeeve: No one says "excuse me" when manuevering in store aisles anymore. I have half a mind to grab some ten-dollar bills and randomly hand them out to strangers in stores who exhibit manners as a token of my appreciation for helping hold together the fabric of polite society.
Mom Underground nominated: Flutter at The Butterfly Girl
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