Friday, March 14, 2014

Meet the Women of I Just Want to Be Alone!

I'm not sure if I have already mentioned this...maybe I have, but I wrote an essay for this little book called I Just Want to Be Alone. What's that? I have mentioned it already? Well, too bad because I am going to keep on talking about it! I happen think it is one of the funniest books I have read in awhile and that's not just because I am in it (well, maybe that has a little bit to do with it).  But it's mainly because there are 37 other HILARIOUS lady writers included in the book and I laughed until I cried while reading some of the essays.

I want to introduce you to some of these funny gals, interview style...but before I do, of course I have to give a little plug for the book.  It is available to pre-order TODAY. Yep, right this very moment.  If you pre-order now, it will be shipped right out to you on the release date, March 22nd!!! You can also pre-order the Kindle version or for iTunes.

Order for iTunes here!

Alright, so on with the interview...

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

-I'd like to say I named my blog "Hollow Tree Ventures" for some well-thought-out, intelligent reason, but really it's because I didn't know what a blog was at the time. ~Robyn, Hollow Tree Ventures

-I thought I was adding tabs/categories when I bought my domain name. Apparently, they don't have a delete button on those things. ~Stacey, NurseMommyLaughs

-If you had my opinions would you write as yourself? For real? ~Magnolia Ripkin, Magnolia Ripkin

Q: What is your biggest daily accomplishment?

-Brushing my teeth before noon. No, I'm not kidding. ~Stephanie, When Crazy Meets Exhaustion

-Surviving. ~Deva, MyLifeSuckers

-I wasn't aware I was required to accomplish things on the daily. ~Nicole, Ninja Mom Blog

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

-Peanut butter on any carb and red wine in any glassware. ~Leanne, Ironic Mom

-My body weight in ice cream and Chateau St. Michelle Riesling. ~Christine, Keeper of the Fruit Loops

-This question is evil. ~Amy, Funny is Family 

Q: If you could sing one song on American Idol, what would it be?

-"Fancy" by Reba McIntyre. ~Michelle, You're my favorite today

-"Express Yourself" Salt n Pepa...and I'm certain I would be asked to leave the show immediately. ~Andrea, The Underachiever's Guide to Being a Domestic Goddess

-"I Get Lost in Your Eyes" by Debbie Gibson.  If acid washed jeans deserve a comeback, so does bubblegum pop. -Jen, People I Want to Punch in the Throat

Q: When was the last time you cried?

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

-Yesterday. We watched Cars for the first time and all I could think was, oh hell no! Winning IS everything. And then I cried because I realized my kids were going to grow up and be a-holes like me. ~Lynn, Nomad Mom Diary

-Watching the Oscars when Lupita won. I practically bawled. I get really into my award shows. ~Rebecca, Frugalista Blog

Q: What's the best gift you you've given? Received?

-I'm a horrible present giver- no creativity at all. My hubby on the other hand, always gets me something meaningful, proving that he actually DOES listen to my rantings. ~Kathy, kissing the frog

-Aren't I enough? ~Lynn, Nomad Mom Diary

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

-I listen to Howard Stern and avoid thinking. Thinking is overrated and stressful. And Howard is funny. ~Bethany, I Love Them the Most When They're Sleeping 

-How to prolong the time that I am alone in the car. ~A.K.Turner,

Q: Which character from Friends would your want to do and why?

-Joey. He's hot and he'd be too dumb to notice my stretch marks. ~Deva, MyLifeSuckers

-Chandler Bing, because no one quite understands what I do for work, I'm sarcastically defensive, and people often ask if my name is really my name. ~Kim, Let Me Start By Saying

-Mike Crapbag. You know, Phoebe's boyfriend played by Paul Rudd. ~Amy, Funny is Family

Q: What three things can't you live without?

-My family, coffee, and a good story. ~Bethany, I Love Then the Most When They're Sleeping

-Kindle, bubble bath (and water and a tub if we're being technical), and TV. I love my TV. ~Meredith, From Meredith to Mommy

-Sweat pants, Diet soda, and Bengay. Kristen, Life On Peanut Layne

Q: What's the biggest thing you ever lost?

-My verbal filter. I'm working on that one. ~Abby, Abby Has Issues  

-My ass. Then I gained it back again after Fruit Loop #2, dammit. ~Christine, Keeper of the Fruit Loops

-My sanity.  ~Leanne, Ironic Mom

Q: Who/what scares you?

-Permanent Markers and glitter glue. ~Stacey, NurseMommyLaughs

-Someone who chews gum while speaking to me. Or while working. Or gum on the sidewalk. Gum in my hair. Gum on my shoe. I'm afraid that someone's gum will fly into my mouth. ~A.K.Turner,

-Kardashians. ~Michelle, You're my favorite today

Q: What was the last good deed you did?

-They were out of carts at 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, Sisterhood of the Sensible Moms

-I'm the motherfucking PTO president, because I care about my children -- and because you get a reserved parking spot. The other day when someone was parking in my spot, I didn't key their car or slash their tires. ~Jen, People I Want to Punch in the Throat

-I saved a little boy from walking home by himself. My kids saw it and will never forget. ~Magnolia Ripkin, Magnolia Ripkin

Q: What was the last thing you splurged on? 

-A new diaper bag. Ohmygod I'm so lame. Someone put me out of my misery. ~Stephanie, When Crazy Meets Exhaustion

-A badass minivan. ~Jen, People I Want to Punch in the Throat

-A new furnace motor because being a responsible adult is bullshit. ~Abby, Abby Has Issues

Q: What do you think of Garden Gnomes?

-Why? What have you heard? ~Ellen, Sisterhood of the Sensible Moms

-I prefer garden flamingos. I have one. ~Deva, MyLifeSuckers

-I like when they fall in love and sing about it. ~Kim, Let Me Start by Saying

Q: When was the last time you did a happy dance?

-Last night, and every night, for those five minutes when all of the kids are simultaneously sleeping. ~Robyn, Hollow Tree Ventures

-Probably the other day when my son with ADHD got more "yeses" on his school behavior chart then "nos". ~Kathy, kissing the frog

-I'm constantly doing one. Damn, it feels good to be gansta. ~Kim, Let Me Start by Saying

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  1. Thank you for the shout, and so happy to be in these pages with you!

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