Thursday, April 05, 2007

Mamma: The Rolling Stone Interviews

Rolling Stone called and wanted an exclusive with a nerd girl super-cool blogger. I told them I was sorry, but they'd have to get in line behind the two cracked journalists who had already submitted their requests (oh, okay! They offered to throw me some questions and jumped all over the chance).

First from Wonder Mom.

1. New Orleans makes me feel:
Happy. At home. Warm. Creative. Carefree. There is just something about having lived there. It became part of who I am. I wish I could lay more claim to the city than just four short years, but I’ll take those. It is by far my favorite city in the country. The greatest thing about New Orleans is that it’s warts and scars are part of its charm. I guess I’m just a sucker for character.

2. What's the most boring day you have ever had?
Oh what I wouldn’t give for a boring day! It’s so hard to think back far enough to find one. You know there isn’t one that immediately comes to mind, but if I were to guess, I’d say it probably involved a family road trip when I was a kid stuck in the back seat with my sister. I’m sure she spent the entire trip “on my side.”

3. What is your favorite keepsake from motherhood?
I’d say it has to be the photographs. The boys are all growing so quickly that I’m shocked when I look back at pictures from just last year and notice how much they’ve changed. I love capturing their smiles, their funny faces, their fashion statements.

4. Do you still want to be a rock star?

Definitely!! You have no idea how cool I think it would be to rock out on stage, belting out amazing tunes. Of course, I’d be stick skinny and probably dress like Joan Jett. I’d want to kick-ass but have a soft side too. Unfortunately, there’s a better chance of me winning the Pulitzer Prize for blogging (and you’ve read my blog) than there is of me developing the ability to carry a tune.

So instead I don my iPod and pretend when I’m all alone.

5. I saw you posted this is June..update it. Mamma loves...
This all goes back to the origin of my blog’s name. I have this fantasy of opening my own shoe boutique. I want to call it Mamma Loves Shoes (because I do indeed LOVE shoes). Since that didn’t look like it was going to happen in the near future, I adapted the title for my blog. The idea was that I would talk about things I loved and things I didn’t. I couldn’t stick to the format but the name was already there.

Today Mamma Loves…

All of her guys
Her family

The book club girls
Friends in low places
Her bloggy friends
Danger Doll (for the free advice that even a ludite like me could use to pretty up the joint)
Her adopted twin nieces (and their mamma of course)
The Latvian Princess

(and in no particular order)
A day at the spa
Good music
The sound of her guys’ laughter
Warm sunshine
Long, passionate kisses
Her garden
End-of-the-year bonuses
Comments (yes I'm a whore for a good comment--so leave one dammit)
A great bag (a girl can dream)
The beach
Diet Coke
Helicopter rides
The perfect color lipstick

And from Mrs. Chicky

1. How old were you when you got your first kiss? What were thecircumstances?
With tongue? That would be sixth grade—which is horrifying since my oldest is finishing up fifth grade now. I can remember it like it was yesterday. I was standing at the corner of the school building on my way to my bus and my “boyfriend” Chris told me he wanted me to walk the long way with him and when he was sure no one was looking he laid one on me. I think I was shocked. I may have kissed him back, but I’m sure it couldn’t have been for more than a few seconds and then I ran for my bus blushing like you wouldn’t believe. I’ve definitely refined my skills since then.

2. If you could pick to go anywhere, where is the perfect vacationdestination?
A sparsely populated Caribbean beach with my own cabana boy to bring me frozen fruity drinks, adjust my umbrella, ensure the proper coverage of suntan lotion and fan me as necessary.

3. Did you play sports in high school? If yes, which one(s)? If no, why?
Ah yes, I was a tennis player. I wasn’t very good at sticking to a practice schedule, but it was fun. I wish I still played as much as I did. I’ve been thinking about getting back into it.

4. Favorite movie couple: Hepburn and Tracy or Jolie and Pitt?
No contest. Hepburn and Tracy hands down. Katharine Hepburn is one of my idols. What an incredible woman.

5. What is your favorite article of clothing that you own?
Now you’d think it would be a pair of shoes, but right now I’m not in love with any particular pair I own. I’d have to say it’s my denim jacket. It seems to go with almost anything. I’ve worn a denim jacket in one form or another since middle school—not the same one, don’t worry. I think it sort of sums up my personality. I used to be a tomboy as a kid but I’m definitely became more girly in high school—not too girlie though. I’ll wear a skirt and flats and then throw on my denim jacket to head out. I don’t know. I guess it makes me feel like I can be dressed up but I still don’t have to take life too seriously.

I'd like to thank my two gracious interviewers for their terrific questions. Should you like a reason to tell Rolling Stone "NO," just give me a shout and I'll send some questions your way.

13 Deserve Mamma's Love:

Anonymous said...

Love your new layout!!

And New Orleans loves you right back! Don't sell yourself short, though. Four years is plenty more time than many people have spent here that call NOLA their home away from home. Hell, four years is practically a lifetime down here!

karrie said...

Love the new design.

Bring a racket to Chicago. :)

OhTheJoys said...

Such fun questions & answers and I too love the new look!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE IT! Great job! Purty, purty, purty!

And your answers to the "things you love"...I'm so with you on all of them except for the garden. I couldn't give two shits about what goes on outside the walls. Husband constantly expends energy on the yard; I constantly tell him to pave it, paint it green, and call it a day!

Anonymous said...

Okay, haven't had time to read the interviews, but my mouth fell open with the new design. So cool! Love, love, love! And I totally will be back to read the interviews.

Unknown said...

Hepburn and Tracy vs. Jolie and Pitt? That's even a choice? Jeez. I didn't know Hepburn and Tracy adopted a bunch of foreign kids.

Chicky Chicky Baby said...

Can I join you on that Caribbean island? Please?! We can talk about Tracy/Hepburn movies.

Love your answers and your new layout!

Attila the Mom said...

"A sparsely populated Caribbean beach with my own cabana boy to bring me frozen fruity drinks, adjust my umbrella, ensure the proper coverage of suntan lotion and fan me as necessary.:

Hey! Get outta MY fantasy!

Blog Antagonist said...

Lovely new look! I enjoyed reading your interview, and I must admit that I am also a lipstick lover and a fan of Hepburn and Tracy. Did you happen to watch "The Aviator"? Cate Blanchett did an incredible job portraying Kate Hepburn.

Kevin Charnas said...

I wish that you liked shoes.

Wendy said...

Okay, I will add my love for the new look.

Outstanding answers.

Since no one took the bait, I will. Send 'em my way, if you like.

Special K ~Toni said...

6th grade????? that is scary early!

Thanks for visiting me & I will be back here! :)

Anonymous said...

Like you, I'm a sucker for character too.

Site looks great, btw!