Saturday 9 at 9 - An Interview with...

Once again, it's time to meet another fabulous blog friend.  I've been following Keenly Kristin's blog for quite a while and I'm so pleased that Kristin agreed to be interviewed this week!

1. Tell us a little bit about your blog:

It's hard to describe my blog. I don't really fit into any "niche," per se, like coupons or frugal living, or mommy blogging or cloth diapers, etc. My kids are all teens and I never cloth diapered and I don't live frugally and I am a mess with coupons. However, my blog is definitely a reflection of me. I'm all over the place with my interests -- movies, TV, pop culture, and so on...and my blog pretty much reflects that. Of course, that makes it seem as though my blog has no focus but...well, neither do I, so...

2. How long have you been blogging and what do you love about it?
I have been blogging since September 2010. I love blogging because I have total control (I'm a control freak) and it gives me something to do. I don't know what I would do to fill my time if I didn't blog...but, by the same token, a lot of my time is completely consumed by my blog. It's a blessing and a curse. 

3. Who is the person or group behind the blog?
I am the only writer on my blog...basically because I'm a control freak. I also don't like the idea of a different "voice" in my blog, since my blog focuses so much on the writing.

4. What hobbies/interests do you have?
Hobbies and interests...hmmmm. Writing is my favorite, by far. I loved to write when I was in school, and hoped to become a sports journalist. In college, I was a staff writer and editor for the university newspaper and I also had a job working as a Communications Assistant for the county prosecutor, where I would write press releases and newsletters and so on. Loved it!

5. If you could invite 4 people (real or fictional, living or dead) to a dinner party, who would you invite and what would you serve?
I would invite my cousin Mario, who passed away at the age of 27 (in 2005). To be truthful, if he was at the table, I wouldn't pay much (if any) attention to anyone else, but...the other three would be my grandfather (who passed away in 2003), my grandmother (who passed away in 2004), and Frank Sinatra. I would serve some sort of pasta, with meatballs and sausage and good Italian bread and a huge salad...but hopefully my grandfather would be willing to help me make it from scratch. Because, let's be honest, there's nothing like pasta that's homemade. 

6. I can’t live without…
I can't live without my Blackberry, my iPad, and my laptop. 

7. Something people would be surprised to know about me is…
I suppose it would surprise people to learn that I had a child with cancer. When my son was 2, he was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a usually fatal childhood cancer. When he was diagnosed, doctors believed (through testing and CAT scans) that it had already spread to multiple organs, which would put him in the highest risk category. He was operated on within three days of the diagnosis and the doctors said they witnessed a miracle -- because when they opened him up, the tumor was completely contained and no other organs (other than the adrenal gland where it was located) were affected. We credit Padre Pio with his recovery, as novenas were said in his name around the clock prior to his surgery. My son is now 18 and is in perfect health.

8. Three of my favorite blogs to visit are :
The Blogess (, Not a Perfect Mom's Blog (, and Earth Mother Just Means I'm Dusty ( Earth Mother is actually quite witty...but I also won an iPad2 at her blog, so um yeah...I feel kinda beholden to her for her awesomeness.

9. Three of my favorite posts on my blog are (Include urls) :
sheesh, I guess I should really have researched this, huh? Instead, being the ultimate procrastinator that I am...I am winging it. Joe Paterno: Not a Hero (, I May Become a Germophobe (, and The Summer of Kristin: Sunset Beach Flag Ceremony (

Thanks again for sharing with us, Kristin!  It was great getting to know a little more about you and your blog!  I hope every hops over to check out your favorite posts and maybe stops and checks out your favorite bloggers too!

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