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It Takes A Community To Raise A Blogger


You’ll never guess what I woke up to, The Internet! Well, okay, if you guessed that I woke up to a knocked over mail box, you’d be right, because that’s what happens during the winters here. It’s kind of not awesome because it’s NO ONE’S FAULT you see, least of all the plow’s, and I have to somehow cobble together a working mailbox in sub-zero weather.

Ah, Chicago. Two seasons: Ass Hot and Ass Cold.

Either way, this is on the list of things I’ll deal with when I get back because I don’t really give a flying poo right now.

Because what’s REALLY cool about this morning besides renewing my sorted love affair with Dunkin’ Donuts coffee is this:

I Am A Business Lady

I recognize that this looks like I typed it up myself and I assure you that I have more official looking documents, but this was the biggest looking thing with my businesses name on it.

Oh yes, I incorporated this morning. Which makes me feel like I should have like morphed into something else, perhaps with metal and sharks with freakin’ laser beams on their heads or something. But no, I walked out of my attorney’s office the exact same person, just laden with a bunch of papers.

So, what does this really MEAN in the grand scheme of it all? Nothing much.

My community site and Mommy Wants Vodka will run under the umbrella corp of Copy on the Rocks, Inc (certainly, har-dee-har-har at a loss)(which, trust me, is fine).

But it’s official and it means that I am PROPERLY a Business Person and I can apply for Business Things and probably buy one of those “perpetual motion” things with the gears and perhaps maybe a squeezy thing for stress relief. I should also probably get some business suits with shoulder pads to wear about the house and an ear penis (phone headset) justincase someone actually calls me to “talk shop.”

No one actually calls me except people trying to sell me carpet cleaning services.

But I am a Business Person and will be reminding The Daver of that when he asks me to take out the garbage from now on. A sample conversation:

The Daver: “Can you take out the garbage, please?”

Aunt Becky: “I am very busy.”

The Daver: “Doing what? It looks like you’re scratching your crotch with a pen.”


The Daver: “Shut up and take out the garbage.”

Aunt Becky: “Blow me.”

Marriage is grand, people.

In order to celebrate my incorporation, I’m going to do some Giving Back because really, without you guys, I wouldn’t have done this. It never would have occurred to me that I had a knack to write if you hadn’t encouraged me, and I wouldn’t have continued to pollute the Internet if you hadn’t acted like you liked to read it (also: smooth move).

In other words: you made your monster.

Okay, so here’s what we’re going to do. We’re going to have a contest, and the first thing I’m going to use my Copy on the Rocks bank account for is to happily buy a gift card to for $50. You can win it. You can enter up to three times, three different ways to win it. Contest will end next Friday at midnight CST.

1) Go to Savvy Source and join my group, Aunt Becky’s Band of Merry Pranksters. Then, start a discussion about what you love about the blogging community. You can even use your Facebook ID to join. Couldn’t be easier. Then leave me a comment here saying that you did #1 (if you’re already in my group, go forth and participate.)

2) Leave a comment here where you talk about your favorite blogs. Hell, pimp YOURSELF out. I want to know why you love what you love. What makes a blog good?

3) It’s Interview With Aunt Becky time! Answer my questions on your own blog, grab my button, and come back, leave a comment and let me know that you did the Interview. IF you do not have a blog, feel free the interview in the comments.

1) Dave and I have a long-standing feud over cheese in a can. He thinks it’s food of The Gods while I think it’s probably Of The Devil. Your take?

2) Is there any way you can think of to make the elder Gosselins go away? I AM ALL EARS.

3) Who is your ridiculous “I can’t admit this to anyone in polite company lest I be banned from life” crush?

4) If you could fuck it all and pursue your dream (assuming, of course, you were going to be GOOD at it), what would that dream be?

5) They say “living well is the best revenge.” I think they are wrong. Do you?

6) What is the most humiliation you’ve experienced in public that you’d be willing to admit to The Internet?

7) Are you honest with The Internet? Like, if I came over to your house tonight (heh)(I’m coming over, yo)(heh) would I be surprised at who I found?

8 ) If you could have one talent that you don’t currently possess, what would it be?

9) There’s not always room for Jello. Is there?

10) What’s your guiltiest of the guilty pleasures?

Hells Yes I Can

P.S. Thank you to everyone who nominated me for a Bloggie. Seriously, that’s the best thing ever and I might have cried. SHUT UP.

127 Comments to

“It Takes A Community To Raise A Blogger”

  1. On January 8th, 2010 at 1:58 pm Chibi Jeebs Says:

    Gooooo, Aunt Becky! So proud of you, lady. <3

  2. On January 8th, 2010 at 2:00 pm stacey@Havoc&Mayhem Says:

    Let’s see… I am already on Savvy Source so I will go and post.

  3. On January 8th, 2010 at 2:02 pm stacey@Havoc&Mayhem Says:

    I’m assuming these have to be separate posts…

    One of my favorite blogs is SciFi Dad at cuz he is honest & funny at the same time & likes Star Wars.

    Congrats on your incorporation!

  4. On January 8th, 2010 at 2:18 pm magpie Says:

    Dearest Becky,

    Are you speaking of aerosol cheese in a can? If so, you’re right, it is a thing of the devil. On the other hand, if you’re speaking of the canned cheese from the WSU Creamery (, it is a truly remarkable and delicious substance. Truly.


    (whose favorite blog is MINE because I’m feeling all narcissistic today)

  5. On January 8th, 2010 at 2:21 pm Mrs. Spit Says:

    Also, you can write dinners off your assets, by having someone ask “How is copy on the rocks doing these days?”

    In answer to 3. . .
    I was running on the treadmill last week, stuck watching sports, and this hockey player in the world junior’s championships was being interviewed, with no shirt on. And I thought he was, well, hot.

    Do you know how old guys at the world juniors are? Well, if you guessed 17, you’d be right.

  6. On January 8th, 2010 at 2:24 pm Vinomom Says:

    First of all I’m on hold and I have to poop. So writing this comment is taking my mind off that. Secondly I think I am going to do all three things because I like free shit.Thirdly (of all) That is so totally awesome that you are Incorporated. Now you are Aunt Becky Inc !

    That was all I had to say and I still have to poop and I am still on hold. Crap (literally)

  7. On January 8th, 2010 at 2:33 pm Vinomom Says:

    Oh right my favorite blogs – I like my blog all right but it’s definitely not my fave.

    Some new ones I’ve been reading are Dual Mom at We’re at Dad’s That Week and Sharon at Nine Kinds of Crazy and Slyde at Slydes Blog.

    I like blogs that reveal some personal life and a sense of humor at the same time. While I enjoy humor blogs if I don’t have any idea as to anything thats going on in their lives I feel somewhat disconnected and typically lose interest.

    I love blogging because I like hearing other people’s opinions and analysis on what I write. It’s somewhat two dimensional because while people know you, they don’t really KNOW you. I blog anonymously for this reason. I want to hear people thoughts based on what I put out there, not based on the things they would know IRL.

  8. On January 8th, 2010 at 2:33 pm moonspun Says:

    Congrats on the corporation! You go girl..your questions scare me, do I have to???? 🙂 But ok, they scare me in a good way. I think…

  9. On January 8th, 2010 at 2:40 pm JennK Says:

    Am I honest on the internet? If you came to my house, you would not only find a closet full of long sleeve solid colored tshirts, a counter full of home baked goods and two little girls with static-y hair, but I talk just like I write.

    Wanna come over for a cocktail?

  10. On January 8th, 2010 at 2:44 pm Jenn Says:

    One question. What are the elder Gosselins?

    Woo hoo on being an official business lady! Double YAY if you can really convince The Daver that you never need take out trash again as a result. 😉

  11. On January 8th, 2010 at 2:48 pm Sunday Stilwell Says:

    This is gonna be fun!
    I joined and posted my humble reason for why I love blogging titled, Why Blogging Doesn’t Suck

    I hit about 40 blogs a day.

    My faves are:
    YOURS: Mommy Wants Vodka
    and THEIRS:
    Adventures of a WannaBe SupahMommy
    Princess of Sarcasm
    Bored Mommy
    Hiding from the Kids
    Things I Can’t Say
    Cheaper Than Therapy
    BatCrap Crazy
    Domestic Dork
    Just Because My Pickle Talks
    and on and on and on.

  12. On January 8th, 2010 at 2:48 pm Anjali Says:

    Congratulations, girl. I can’t wait to community myself at your community site!

  13. On January 8th, 2010 at 2:48 pm Melanie Says:

    I’m so proud of you!!

  14. On January 8th, 2010 at 2:56 pm Fran Says:

    Would it be totally lame to say I do really like my own blog? ( Not that I think I am a great/funny writer but I just like that I have a place to say my stuff. I think I am the person my blog portrays me to be. If you showed up at my house that would be totally cool with me.
    I also like SciFiDad and Swistle ( and there’s this really good one you may have heard of called MommyWantsVodka! I like blogs that are about real life but funny and you can tell the writers don’t take themselves too seriously or think they have all the answers. I also read a lot of my friends’ blogs but some of them are kinda lame (shhhhhh! I did NOT say that!)

  15. On January 8th, 2010 at 2:59 pm a Says:

    Blogs I like: Well, yours. OBVIOUSLY

    The Bloggess is quite hilarious – and even when she’s just finding stuff on the internet, she makes me laugh.

    I read a lot of ART community blogs. Many are very good and very moving.

    Lovely listings – very entertaining
    Accidental Dong – pretty good
    Her Bad Mother’s Basement – guilty pleasure
    PassiveAggressive Notes – people suck

  16. On January 8th, 2010 at 3:03 pm Jennifer Says:

    YAY! WOOHOO! HOT DAMN! I’m gonna win me $50. Because I am full of teh awesome.

    And hells yeah my blog is one of my favorites. Yes, I’m a blog whore. I admit it.

    I also check out FailBlog, IMMD, and ICANHAZCHEEZBURGER just about every day.

    Now on to the other two! After I’ve had a snack. And poo’d. Because someone mentioned poo’ing earlier and it sounds like a good idea.

  17. On January 8th, 2010 at 3:05 pm Chris in Phx Says:

    Now that your a proper bidness woman the first thing you need to do is hire and assistant, that way you have someone that can scratch your crotch with said pen for you (right after they take out the trash)

  18. On January 8th, 2010 at 3:06 pm The Dizzle Says:

    I think you should give me free things not because I do any of the things you ask me to do…but because you love me and need to buy me a present.

    Congrats on the business – business lady. Why do I always have to hear about things when I finally skim my blog reader??? Call me sometime, will yah? Jeez.

    For real though – this is awesome. So happy for you.

  19. On January 8th, 2010 at 3:10 pm Mwa Says:

    Yay for you! Congratulations! You are the coolest and long may you continue.

  20. On January 8th, 2010 at 3:13 pm Manda Says:

    Okay, so the blog that got me into blogging is here:

    I don’t know how to link that because I am a moron, (and I don’t feel like googling that a href thing right now) so just copy and paste it into your browser, mmmkay?

    Erin is an awesome lady, a writer, a mother, a lover of Goats, and John O’Brien’s sister. (He of Leaving Las Vegas fame.) I’ve been through her entire archives and there is funny, serious, thoughtful, silly, and most of all, real stuff in there. That’s what makes a blog great.

    Aunt Becky, I can’t remember how I got here, but I’m glad I did, cause those same qualities attracted me to your blog as well. My blog? Well, my blog sucks, but it’s mine, so I’ll stand by it. Same with my asshole cat who steals everyone’s food and eats their shoelaces when they’re not looking.


  21. On January 8th, 2010 at 3:14 pm Manda Says:


    Your blog magically linked it for me!

    Miracle of miracles, what a wonderful thing!

  22. On January 8th, 2010 at 3:16 pm CatP Says:

    I am a lover of CakeWrecks ( and Icanhazcheezburger. I also used to love fuglyhorseoftheday in her early years, though not so much anymore. I think what makes a blog good is that 1) the blogger MUST be relatable. In other words, it’s got to be real! Real life, written in a way that I can just GET. 2) it’s gotta be entertaining. Because I’m not going to sit here and read every minute detail about your minivan or red velvet cake or ugly-ass pony unless it entertains me!

  23. On January 8th, 2010 at 3:18 pm middle-aged-woman Says:

    Favorite blogs:
    Captain Dumbass
    aaryn belfer
    and of course,
    Mommy Wants Vodka

  24. On January 8th, 2010 at 3:18 pm Rebecca Says:

    Thanks for the interview questions. I loved answering them. It was fun!!!

  25. On January 8th, 2010 at 3:19 pm Rebecca Says:

    Your blog is probably my most favorite blog in the history of the internet in the whole entire world .

  26. On January 8th, 2010 at 3:21 pm Shin Ae Says:

    Congratulations!!! xo

  27. On January 8th, 2010 at 3:41 pm Laura Says:

    I really love She is a really funny writer blog with 3 boys and one has just started dating and it is hilarious!

    And I like my blog, duh.

    Way to go by the way!!!! My husband is starting a new company and met with his lawyer last week! He wasn’t nearly excited as you are – more scared shitless.

    Hey, now you can write stuff off – yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Plus you work at home so you can write off portions of your stuff at home too – ho cool is that?!

    You are so close to your castle!

  28. On January 8th, 2010 at 3:44 pm Kadye Says:

    Just did #1. Woo!

  29. On January 8th, 2010 at 3:46 pm April Says:

    Totally PIMPin my blog!

    I love to blog, I love your blog and I am going to answer this interview on my blog…so head on over and take a look see…pretty please…oh Great Aunt Becky..

    BTW Congrats on your INC. That rocks!

    I have your button already. Ha! Ahead of the game!

  30. On January 8th, 2010 at 3:47 pm CatP Says:

    1) Dave and I have a long-standing feud over cheese in a can. He thinks it’s food of The Gods while I think it’s probably Of The Devil. Your take?
    -I think it’s both. I am a great lover of cheese, and in my youth cheese-in-a-can was a miraculous feat of food science. Yet in my old age I have come to regard any food product whose ingredients don’t contain at least one or two easily identifiable basic foodstuffs as highly suspicious. So my inner child will always hold cheese-in-a-can in great esteem, though my adult self won’t touch it with a 10-food pole.

    2) Is there any way you can think of to make the elder Gosselins go away? I AM ALL EARS.
    -We as a species must make a pact to ignore them completely. So no, I don’t think there is any (legal) way to make them go away.

    3) Who is your ridiculous “I can’t admit this to anyone in polite company lest I be banned from life” crush?
    -Uhhh… ummmm… don’t tell my hubby, but… Henry Cavill. Dear god, the man is gorgeous!

    4) If you could fuck it all and pursue your dream (assuming, of course, you were going to be GOOD at it), what would that dream be?
    -Dressage rider. (this would also assume that I had a ridiculously wealthy benefactor)

    5) They say “living well is the best revenge.” I think they are wrong. Do you?
    -Only if the person you are trying to get revenge on is living really bad. And they know how good your life is. And they know that you know how bad their life is. So you are basically rubbing it in their face. But I think that probably defeats the purpose behind this saying…

    6) What is the most humiliation you’ve experienced in public that you’d be willing to admit to The Internet?
    -Well, back in my cheese-in-a-can days (7th grade in particular) my best friend was kindasorta dating this guy, so of course they decided it would be great if I started kindasortadating his best friend. He was cute, and in HIGH SCHOOL (squeeee!!) so I was all for it. When the opportunity arose for the four of us to meet up, we all ended up walking around the school parking lot awkwardly conversing/flirting. As we walked past the row of buses, somehow I misjudged where my head was in relation to a bus and ran FACE FIRST into one of the bus mirrors. HARD. I bounced backward off of it and fell on the ground, ending up with a huge red/blue/purple goose egg on my forehead. Luckily I did not require any medical attention, but I won’t ever forget the humiliation.

    7) Are you honest with The Internet? Like, if I came over to your house tonight would I be surprised at who I found?
    -Yes, you would be surprised. I’m far more brilliant and beautiful than I could ever express on the internet. So prepare to be dazzled.

    8 ) If you could have one talent that you don’t currently possess, what would it be?
    -I long for the ability to dance, even just a little. I have the worst white-girl-rhythm imaginable and dread the nights when my friends suggest going to a club rather than a dancing-free bar.

    9) There’s not always room for Jello. Is there?
    -No. There’s only room for jello when I have the flu.

    10) What’s your guiltiest of the guilty pleasures?
    -Pizza and teen movies.

  31. On January 8th, 2010 at 4:10 pm Kadye Says:

  32. On January 8th, 2010 at 4:17 pm Kadye Says:

    I’m totally not going to be lame and pimp my blog out ( Blogs I do love are Yours of course, (, Being Carly (, (, and

    Basically, I like blogs that are about real people and their lives. It’s more relateable.

  33. On January 8th, 2010 at 4:27 pm Brooke Says:

    Alrighty, I did your interview on my blog, which can be found here:
    It’s awesome. There’s puggles and cookies and me. Three awesome things.
    I also love

    Funny makes a blog good. And babies. And cookies. And puggles.

  34. On January 8th, 2010 at 4:31 pm Mary Sue Says:

    No time to answer questions right now, just popping in to APPLAUD WILDLY!

  35. On January 8th, 2010 at 4:31 pm Brooke Says:

    Aw man, My comment got lost. I did your interview though. Cookies, babies, puggles and funnies make good blogs. For puggles and cookies, visit me:

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  37. On January 8th, 2010 at 4:37 pm linlah Says:

    I like when the monsters I help create are good montster like you and not the crrepy kind that hide under the bed. Makes me laugh. Makes me think. Makes the english language her bitch.

  38. On January 8th, 2010 at 4:45 pm Manda Says:

    Oh, and I did your interview on my blog.

    Perfect timing, by the way. I needed a subject for this week. So thanks.

  39. On January 8th, 2010 at 4:51 pm Rebecca Says:

    Came back to say that one of my neighbors got their mailbox knocked down too…………are you sure you’re not my neighbor???

  40. On January 8th, 2010 at 4:58 pm Lauren Says:

    Since you own your own business and all, well, can I get a job?

  41. On January 8th, 2010 at 5:19 pm Ginger Magnolia Says:

    Now you need new business cards. Totally BADASS business cards. Did your interview on my page, too.

    My most beloved blog? Ms. Moon’s Bless Our Hearts at

  42. On January 8th, 2010 at 5:44 pm cathy Says:

    First off. I am JUST starting my blog (address above) so it is not my favorite. I am getting my dream up and running and it will chronicle the long road to my cupcake/coffee shop as well as being a single mom. But I suppose my favorite blog is I like this because I know her personally but not extremely well.I wish I was as witty and creative as she was though. It gave me a super insight to another parent that I see at the playground/preschool and that while everything might be bright and shiny even her kids had dirt behind their ears… 🙂 She also has tons of links to wonderful blogs on the side of her blog… I stumbled upon you thru a link and a link. I find it fun and interesting to see into the lives and minds of people across the country.

    I also joined your Savvy Source…another fun thing about blogs… I find new sites of networking I would never have heard of through blogs. Where I am starting a cupcake cafe I am also finding wonderful ideas and techniques through cupcake blogs. Who knew there was a whole community of these people?!?!? Well there is!! I love it!!

    Question time—

    1. Cheese in a can… as a kid.. it was a food of the Gods!! I went to camp with no fridge.. She who had the canned cheese had the most friends.. Now my kids think I am a goddess because I can get cheese out of a can. I won’t ingest it myself.. I think it would eat a hole in my stomach with all the chemicals it is made of, but it is sure is a neat party trick to a 4 year old.

    2. As for the Gosselins, I think that Kate’s hair is going to get it’s own talk show and have Tabitha… From Tabitha’s Salon Take Over on it… and Tabitha will put them all in their place. If you don’t know Tabitha.. check her out.. LOVE her!

    3. Crushes… hmmm Ill admit to just about anyone.. haha Oh Oh Oh I know.. Dr. House… Love him.. even if he is a grumpy drug addicted gimp!!

    4. Funny you should ask. Withing the last week, I am starting to pursue my dream. I loved decorating cakes. But I never had the time or support to pursue it. So now that my divorce is over and I am stable again I am going to teach myself how to decorate and bake cupcakes. I’m going to practice and save money and take some business courses… then when the time is right I will open a cupcake and coffee cafe (two things I live on). And yes I plan on writing a blog to go with it. So hopefully people can laugh and cry along with me.

    5. I agree with you… laughing hardest and ruining their day is the best revenge. Sorry but it is true. Yup I am cynical. Deal with it. If someone wrongs me bad enough. I will find a way to get back at them… I’ll be fair. Eg: I’ll do it “legally” and so I don’t get get into trouble… but I’ll have fun doing it 🙂

    6.My ex showing a courtroom full of people naked (as in full on frontal and all) pictures of me (that were on my computer and “private” to be seen by noone but me… damn hacker). Now keep in mind to get into the court room, judges, lawyers, his friends, and literally anyone else whom would listen to him and look at them. Let’s just say I wasn’t even in good shape. lol.

    7. Yes I am honest on the net. I have no reason to lie or hide anything. It took me a long time to realize I am who I am.. I like me.. If you don’t .. good for you. Now bugg off!!

    8. I would love to have the talent of painting and drawing. I am not very good at that. I can do stick figures but that is about it.

    9. Jello… yes… just not in cake mix.

    10. Guiltiest of Guilty.. Starbucks. It is true. As a single Mom the LAST thing I should be spending my hard earned money on is fancy coffee… And my waistline doesn’t need that extra calorie count. But when I take that first few sips… the world goes away for a few moments. And when I walk in and the baristas know me and chat me up. I feel good. For that few moments that day… And they DON’T screw it up. EVER…. So this is why I want to open a coffee/cupcake shop. To make people feel like this. And seriously who frowns when you hand them a cupcake??

    Happy Blogging!

  43. On January 21st, 2010 at 5:32 pm cathy Says:

    I also did the other stuff 🙂 … I just wanted to update my NOW PUBLIC blog… SHAMELESS PLUG… I know!

  44. On January 8th, 2010 at 6:54 pm Caetb Says:

    There are two ther blogs besides yours that I read religiously: HerBadMother, because, well, she speaks to a distinct part of my wretched motherly soul, just as you do; and CakeWrecks because, dude, it’s just riDONKulously funny!
    Thanks for making motherhood real in a good way!

  45. On January 8th, 2010 at 6:57 pm Emma Says:

    Aunt Becky!
    I just love you (no, really. You’re on my twitter ‘I just love you’ list). I’m my own third favorite blog after you and TJ, so I’m just gonna go ahead and not talk about myself.
    I did your interview though. You want some incentive to go read it? There’s a picture of Seth Green! Done and done.

  46. On January 8th, 2010 at 6:57 pm SciFi Dad Says:

    My favourite blog is mine because all others suck.

    Also, I should get a bonus entry for my post today.

  47. On January 8th, 2010 at 7:06 pm Caetb Says:

    Oh. I forgot – crush of all time: Johnny Depp. In every incarnation. 21 Jimp Street, Gilbet Grape, Pirates, there is nothing that he does that I won’t go see. Seriously. Nothing. I’m getting excited just thinking about him. Ummmmm. Gotta go now…

  48. On January 8th, 2010 at 7:07 pm Caetb Says:

    Oh. I forgot – crush of all time: Johnny Depp. In every incarnation: 21 Jump Street, Gilbert Grape, Pirates, there is nothing that he does that I won’t go see. Seriously. Nothing. I’m getting excited just thinking about him. Ummmmm. Gotta go now…
    And yes, my husband knows.

  49. On January 8th, 2010 at 7:12 pm Kristin Says:

    Was already a member of the Pranksters but I added my post about blogging over there.

  50. On January 8th, 2010 at 7:19 pm Kristin Says:

    There are a few blogs and bloggers I truly adore. I love your blog (is my nose brown yet from the ass kissing). I adore I’m A Smart One with the brilliant Kym. The Immoral Matriarch is frequently brilliant. Cecily over at Uppercase Woman totally kicks ass (and I’ve been blogging almost as long as she has. Oh man, I could go on. I also truly love what my blog, Dragondreamer’s Lair, has become. I’ve discovered that I’m a pretty damned good writer and I don’t think I would have found that without blogging.

  51. On January 8th, 2010 at 7:39 pm Aunt Juicebox Says:

    Congrats on the business person stuff! woohoo! You know, you may be able to get the city to pay for your mailbox. They will do it here, if the actual plow itself knocks it over, but not if the snow thrown up from the plow causes it. But they will evaluate each claim on a case by case basis.

  52. On January 8th, 2010 at 8:16 pm Kristin Says:

    I answered all your questions and have to say that you saved me because NOTHING was inspiring me to write today my interview post.

  53. On January 8th, 2010 at 8:42 pm Ally Says:

    Savvy Source? Done. Thanks for the introduction!

    Favorite blogs? Oh so many, but here’s a new one I love: – husband and wife blog both sides of the story! Too great! Also blogs like (Batcrap Crazy), (The Mother Load), (Barefoot Foodie),
    and of course Mommy Wants Vodka.
    They make me laugh over the daily crap in life.

    The interview is done and will post on Sunday. I’ll stop back by to let you know it’s there!


  54. On January 8th, 2010 at 8:53 pm Caron Says:

    I like what vinomom said about blogs that reveal something about a person’s life. I like blogs that give something back to the reader.

    My favorite blog is Rambling Woods
    I like
    Mommy Wants Vodka
    Badass Geek
    In Purple I’m Stunning 2.0

    I’m probably forgetting some, but those are all the ones I read all the time. There are others I like – they’re on my blogroll.

  55. On January 8th, 2010 at 8:58 pm Kyddryn Says:

    Sigh…sometimes I’m SUCH a tool.

    I did thing 1.

    As for thing 2 – while my blog isn’t my favrite, I’m going to name it here because I’m feelin’ the need for some linky love: (aka Shade and Sweetwater)

    I’m doing the interview tonight…but, umm…what with you being married and me more into the sausage than the taco, is grabbing your button really apropos?


    The things I’ll do for books…er…I mean, a fellow blogger…

    Shade and Sweetwater,

  56. On January 9th, 2010 at 9:46 pm Kyddryn Says:

    Did thing three, it’s on my blog, wheeeee…

    Shade and Sweetwater,

  57. On January 8th, 2010 at 9:07 pm Kyddryn Says:

    Also, what precisely am I to do with your button once I’ve grabbed it?

    Suddenly, thousands of Google Pervs perked up and shivered with delight…

    Shade and Sweetwater,

  58. On January 8th, 2010 at 9:10 pm Melissa Says:

    Good luck on your flight tomorrow. I lurve YOUR blog. I just like reading blogs. I wish I had a blog right now because I am wondering how in the hell I didnt realize that Big Red was coming since my boobs hurt really bad for the past few days. And now? Am without tampons, have had a few drinks so I cant drive, its cold as fuck outside with wind chills of like 0. So I dont want to walk to the store. Am hoping the big stuff doesnt come until tomorrow morning when I will feel safe to drive and my homemade tampon of stuffed toilet paper and triple rolled paper towels will do the trick.

    TMI folks? Fuck off, this is my third period in 5 weeks!

    But I do love you all. Would it be rude to wake up my neighbor and ask for the stuff I need in my puppy dog pj’s?

  59. On January 8th, 2010 at 9:22 pm Stephanie Says:

    Don’t feel like I could do #1, because I’m not a parent (unless you count the four-legged furry kind, because I’m mother to four of those badasses. Two dogs, two rats), so I’m doin numbers #2 (not the pooing one from earlier) and 3.

    My fave blogs? In order that I read them:
    Here (that would be Mommy Wants Vodka)
    Toy With Me
    Pioneer Woman
    In Through The Out Door
    Perez Hilton (maybe that should be a guilty pleasure)
    And the rest just fall into order.
    I do love my blog, though. It’s me.

    I did grab your button, Bex (insert dirty innuendo here)(again here, if it didn’t take). You’re full of the Awesomeness, and I’m volunteering my services for…well…just about whatever!

  60. On January 8th, 2010 at 9:22 pm dg at diaryofamadbathroom Says:

    Obvi, I would put you high on my list of favorite blogs. That’s kind of the short, “no shit sherlock” answer. I have many favorite blogs and it would be tough to call out just a few Peep my blogroll for my regular reads:

    By the way, a million thanks to Linlah over at Cornbean for mentioning me in your comments. I have mad love for that lady and her blog. She is a phenomenal photog and a great read. Thanks Linlah!

    Here’s my interview response –

  61. On January 8th, 2010 at 10:27 pm Scatteredmom Says:

    Congratulations, you business person you! Where on Earth do you find the TIME?! My god when Friday comes it’s all I can do not to snooze on my keyboard.

    Love you back! 🙂

  62. On January 8th, 2010 at 10:30 pm Kisha Says:

    Major props, chick! So impressed! I happily went and joined Savvy Source, and started a couple of threads that I’m dying to hear responses to!

  63. On January 8th, 2010 at 10:37 pm Kisha Says:

    The blog that inspired me to start my own was Matt Logelin’s. His simplistic writing, beautiful word choice, and the gorgeous way he curses totally sucked me in:)

    I love blogs that are real. That you don’t feel like the writer is putting on a front. That have a sense of humor, and don’t take themselves too seriously. Fond self deprecation is always good. A good combination of fluff and seriousness.

    And of course, I adore my blog. I finally got the balls to write a really serious piece, the most personal thing I have ever written. I still can’t believe I posted it for the world to see.

    I’m happily accepting feedback and critiques….

  64. On January 8th, 2010 at 10:43 pm Love Says:

    Aunt Becky!! Congratulations, but please, please let me stop you before you do something you will surely regret.

    Do not buy a business suit with shoulder pads. Those have not been okay since Murphy Brown went off the air.

    Whew. Okay. I’m okay now. I was hyperventilating. Oh, and also, don’t buy any suit made out of triacetate. You are big pimpin’ now, so I expect a wool blend. Period.

    I didn’t realize how unpopular I was until everybody listed blogs that weren’t mine. But that is okay. My blog isn’t for everyone. It only really appeals to people who like to laugh at a person who writes about all of the ridiculous things that have happened to her, including almost being murdered in the Outback, almost being waterboarded by the FBI, and the latest story about tater tots almost killing my children on Wednesday. Oh, and also Oprah. How Oprah is almost my best friend. Don’t tell her I didn’t mention her first. But I mean, I can see where this wouldn’t appeal to most people, so definitely don’t say you love my blog. 🙂

    Okay, but how could nobody have mentioned The Bloggess? And Steam Me Up, Kid And or, when they get around to writing a post? And now I’ll have to check out all the ones people mentioned here. Now I’ll never get anything done.
    Stupid Internet.

    But for real – congrats!! When is the book coming out?

  65. On January 8th, 2010 at 11:04 pm Sara Says:

    First of all, I’m so proud of you… for figuring out what you want, for going after it, and for actually being quite successful. And so soon! Congrats.

    I completed your interview on my blog, It’s brand new, so be gentle!

  66. On January 8th, 2010 at 11:05 pm Nyx Says:

    Ok Aunt Becky – I joined SavvySource (despite my childlessness), and I am mighty impressed! I’m loving it! I even decided to jump into the participation bandwagon and start a thread or two! WOOHOO.

    Gave Pookie a heart-attack though when I told him. Huh.

    Probably should have told him that I wasn’t joining for parenting advice. Huh…I think that it’ll come in handy anyways, as I want to be a teacher (can’t wait to corrupt America’s youth).

    🙂 Go you! You’re freaking awesome, dudette. Congrats on incorporating!!

  67. On January 8th, 2010 at 11:14 pm Sara Says:

    And my favorite blogs to read are:

    1. Mommies with some bite. Humor that is borderline inappropriate, completely off the cuff and literally makes you laugh out loud. And then just when you’re totally in stitches they throw in a touch of tenderness that makes you MELT.

    YOU (keep on fightin’ the good fight!!)

    2. Crafty blogs. Particularly the ones that share their tutorials for free.
    and (the ultimate compilation.)

  68. On January 9th, 2010 at 12:22 am phd in yogurtry Says:

    Incorporated? Let’s do lunch, dahlink. But I might be ordering my guilty pleasure – canned cheese spread all squiggly fashion onto celery sticks. Tacky but tasty.

  69. On January 9th, 2010 at 12:50 am Miss Spoken Says:

    I like blogs that find humor in everyday life and writers that are honest and express themselves with a flow that makes sense to me.

    I read Mommy Wants Vodka, Crissy, Bossy, Suburban Kamikaze, Toy With Me and The Typing Makes Me Sound Busy.

    And what kind of self-promoting whore would I be if I neglected to mention myself, Miss Spoken:

  70. On January 9th, 2010 at 1:37 am luna Says:

    congratulations business lady! now you need to train one of your kids to be your assistant.

  71. On January 9th, 2010 at 5:27 am Jayme Says:

    I joined that site but I didn’t put my kids in because I’m lazy and have too many. and that’s only counting the breathing ones…

  72. On January 9th, 2010 at 6:15 am Andrea Says:

    Mission #1 completed.

    On to #2: I have only recently discovered your blog and have really enjoyed reading it, so you make my list! Also, Pajamas and Coffee (, The Absence of Alternatives (, The Bloggess of course, and Mix Tape Therapy ( are all on my list of faves.

    A good blog is smart, surprising, and wicked funny.

  73. On January 9th, 2010 at 8:35 am Andrea Says:

    And now I have completed #3.

    My interview can be found at:

    Thanks for the fun questions!

  74. On January 9th, 2010 at 9:50 am Melia Says:

    Dude, stalking you is becoming work.

    Squirty cheese is evil and David Spade. You have to work those into your interview somewhere :p

  75. On January 9th, 2010 at 11:27 am Caroline Says:

    If it hadn’t been for your interview, I don’t know how long I would have gone without posting.

  76. On January 9th, 2010 at 11:29 am Caroline Says:

    Also, best blog ever, is my own.

    But mostly because I want more traffic.

  77. On January 9th, 2010 at 11:33 am Fizzle Says:

    My blog sucks, don’t read it. I’m a bitchy, procrastinating med student that is commenting on your blog instead of studying neuroanatomy. THIS is what’s wrong with the healthcare system, people. (OK, not really.)

    When I was pre-med in college I started looking for blogs about life in medical school and advice-type things. Then I found Michelle ( who is a HILARIOUS doctor who describes her work, family, and minor mishaps in detail, to my delight.

    Then I got hooked on Alittlepregnant (… whose clever placement of profanity in descriptions of medical situations only helped encourage my sarcasm about education and work in the field of medicine. Also, and MOST IMPORTANTLY…:) She’s how I found Aunt Becky. I rely on the fact that Aunt Becky makes me roll with laughter only minutes after I was thrown up on at the hospital.

    Watching them bicker on twitter is SWEET too. I’ve never seen the word “whore” be used so freely.

    Finally, If I could be anything else, I would say FUCK ALL and be a wedding planner. You make shit-tons of money for being organized, creative and full of The Awesome ( <— Aunt Becky-influenced)… all of which I already am.

    The end.

  78. On January 9th, 2010 at 12:03 pm CerahSee Says:

    Even though I think I’ve missed the contest…I wanted to put my two cents in on a couple of questions.

    Q)How do we make the elder Gosslins go away?
    a) Short of selling them into child labor in a third world country….I’m afraid they are here to stay. On the up side, hopefully J&K+8 is OVER and we’ll never have to watch them grow up into spazoid adults (unless you count seeing them on the cover of tabloids for things like drugs and general trashy-hookery ness as they age).

    Q) If you could fuck it all and pursue your dream (assuming, of course, you were going to be GOOD at it), what would that dream be?
    A) I’d move to Alaska (a tiny place called Hoonah to be exact), open a knitting/bookstore, own a sheep (so that I could be a self sustaining knitter), and peddle my knit goods on Etsy and in my store. Maybe even find a sexy man to marry.

  79. On January 9th, 2010 at 12:42 pm Life with Kaishon Says:

    My favorite blog is Miz Booshay’s Quiet Life.

    I love her pictures. And I love her thoughts : )
    Good luck with your new business : ) I laughed SO hard about the trash conversation. PERFECT : )

  80. On January 9th, 2010 at 3:43 pm Maven Says:

    New reader here. I really enjoyed this – DG at Diary of a Mad Bathroom sent me – I’m going to do your quiz on my blog 🙂


  81. On January 9th, 2010 at 3:47 pm Maven Says:


    What makes a good blog to me is the writing.

    Make me laugh, make me cry, or be irreverent – but do it with style 🙂

  82. On January 9th, 2010 at 4:07 pm Sunday Stilwell Says:

    WOOHOO! I did it!

  83. On January 9th, 2010 at 4:16 pm Nitza19 Says:

    I have shitty luck in contests and homework I should be doing, so I’ll let the other kids play re: the contest, but I just wanted to say congratulations about the incorporation. Take victorious strides throughout the world, Aunt Becky… Rawr!

  84. On January 9th, 2010 at 4:54 pm BrilliantSulk Says:

    I used to be a business woman type but made a few bad financial decisions that landed me in hot water with the FBI. I am currently on the run. No wait, I HAVE the runs.

    Must have been that life sized cheese log I just ate.

    Congrats on the new “Inc” by the way. Your blog is super cool.

    Mine is too…

  85. On January 9th, 2010 at 5:51 pm Antropologa Says:

    I’m going to tell you about a crush.

    Okay, I live (temporarily) in a gated community (though you only have to pay five bucks to get in so I don’t really understand why they pretend we have high-security, but anyway) and one of the guards is SOOOOOO CUUUUUTTTEEE. Whenever I pass him I make serious eyes at this guy and play with my hair. It’s amazing I haven’t had an accident.

  86. On January 9th, 2010 at 7:06 pm Randa Says:

    I forgot what my savvysource log in name is. And I can’t find any email telling me what it is. I’m awesome. I’ve also lost my phone today. All day. I’m more awesome. I will maybe do all of the above at a later date. I’m not too worried about winning anything, because I keep losing everything!
    Love you and your awesome blog!

  87. On January 9th, 2010 at 7:13 pm Kisha Says:

    Number 3 complete, I blogged the interview.

  88. On January 9th, 2010 at 7:20 pm Kiera Says:

    I did your interviewwww and congrats!

  89. On January 9th, 2010 at 7:58 pm MFA Mama Says:

    OMG that is SO FUCKING COOL! You go girl, get down with your incorporated-ass self. I made some noise on Savvy Source, added your button and am about the post the interview (even though I’m officially On Hiatus until Tuesday), and as for blog-pimping:

    1. The Bloggess is fucking hilarious, because she “says” (types, whatever) the things most of us might think and snicker about to ourselves but not share because well, think of how THAT would look (answer: AWESOME).

    2. Everyone on my blogroll (you are no longer on it because I put your button up; I figured you’d rather have the button than the link on “Roll Call”).

    3. ME! I’ve got big plans for my humble home in the blogging community–stop by and say hi 🙂

  90. On January 9th, 2010 at 8:17 pm MFA Mama Says:

    Okay apparently my spelling skills are STILL On Hiatus, where the rest of my will be joining them momentarily, but the interview is up (that was supposed to be “about TO post the interview” up there…sigh). See how seriously I take you and your Power Suit? Hee!

  91. On January 9th, 2010 at 8:24 pm Emily R Says:

    So, there is no way I have the attention span to do all those things, but I did want to say congrats

  92. On January 9th, 2010 at 9:33 pm Tiffany Says:

    Your full of awesome congrats…I don’t blog thats why I visit you silly…also I won’t ask to borrow your pen.

  93. On January 9th, 2010 at 9:42 pm kys Says:

    My favorite blogs are the ones that make me snort Diet Dr. Pepper out my nose.

    Is your business dress code yoga pants and stained t-shirts? If not, I want nothing to do with the Corporate Life.

  94. On January 10th, 2010 at 12:29 am coffeegrl Says:

    I must read Kym’s regularly. She is funny and wise and spiritual and her hubby makes the most amazing Big Ones! I also love Julia’s writing at She’s just very wry and makes life with twins sound grand and easy! And I have to make a plug for Mel at because where why I be without her? She has fostered so many connections and she invents brilliant games and always has interesting and thought-provoking questions. And here you are! I’m relatively new to your blog, but you are very funny and obviously adored by many bloggers I love, so I’ll be back for more!

    Good luck with your new venture!

  95. On January 10th, 2010 at 12:35 am Em Says:

    Grabbed a button and posted on my blog.

  96. On January 10th, 2010 at 6:59 am Claire Gregory Says:

    Dude, I am coming SO late to this.

    But I have a lot of things I love about blogging- it’s an awesome creative outlet; it lets me get things off my chest; and most importantly it connects me with other people.

    The best blog ever (other than this one) is totally All the World’s Our Page, where I and three other fabulous fiction writers blog daily about writing technique and random excellence, plus every Friday we have a new installment of a serial novel featuring Jack the Ripper- in the present day. Oooh. It’s getting crazy now.

    Other awesome blogs I love include:

    Crissy’s Page
    Maureen Johnson (author- freaking hilarious)
    Nathan Bransford (literary agent)

    And of course my other blog, about my daughter Sophie and her medical struggles, at:

    And there’s always room for jello. Definitely .

  97. On January 10th, 2010 at 7:42 am submom Says:

    Congratulations! You are now a Professional Business Woman. So are you buying all them fancy business suits now? Don’t forget the Kick Your Ass high heels. 🙂 Ally McBeal it to death!

    I know I sound like a broken record: ANYBODY that wants to have anything to do with the blogging business needs to read your Blogging for Dummies first. Actually, the INTERNET secret society should just make it mandatory. The rule “There will be bloggers who will NEVER visit your blog no matter how many amazing and witty comments you leave. Period. Move on if it hurts your feelings” absolutely saved me from self-destruction (since Woody Allen has nothing on me when it comes to neurosis). And for that, I am eternally grateful.

    “A man/woman is judged by the great interview questions they came up with.” I truly believe in this. Now I am off to read some of the crazy responses to the crazy, GENIUS! questions you came up with.

    p.s. So true about Chicago weather. We have only 2 seasons: Winter and construction.

  98. On January 10th, 2010 at 10:30 am Ally Says:

    My Q&A post officially ran today!


  99. On January 10th, 2010 at 2:45 pm Miss Spoken Says:

    Posted Aunty Becky Asked What?! here:

  100. On January 10th, 2010 at 4:20 pm QCMAMA Says:

    Hello Aunt Becky!( seeing as how you are my age I find it strange calling you aunt..oh well) Anyway. I thought I would just let you know about a couple of my favorite blogs, theres yours of course, then the Spohrs. and and There are quite a few more but I am blanking on the URLS without my trusty laptop. 🙁 I like reading blogs because it makes me feel like I have a whole lot of friends…like I am actually a traveled person or something. idk, im kindof a nerd like that. lol.
    I am still trying to figure out the whole savvy source thing, obviously I am not that savvy, and I am going to head to my blog now and answer your interview questions.

  101. On January 10th, 2010 at 5:39 pm QCMAMA Says:

    ooh ooh I am smart. I figured it out. Just joined your band of merry pranksters and posted why blogging rocks. I also just finished up your super awesome survey, to which my answers are probably not super awesome.

  102. On January 10th, 2010 at 7:52 pm mumma boo Says:

    Congratulations on becoming an Inc.! So proud of you for following your dreams!! I want in on the initial purchase offering when you start publicly trading yourself on the stock market. (Yeah, that doesn’t sound dirty or anything.)

  103. On January 10th, 2010 at 9:00 pm Kate@And Then I Was a Mom Says:

    Just found this blogs and I loves it. Also–I incorporated a few years ago for my teensy-eensy business and have found that that the biggest perk is the new Official Office Supply Catalogs that suddenly arrive. Give it some time and then you too will soon need pens emblazoned with your business name and glow-in-the-dark business cards and perhaps a credit-card machine, just because.

    As for fave blogs, I do like mine ( I also love Amalah,,,–and so on.

  104. On January 10th, 2010 at 9:40 pm Kelly C Says:

    My favorite blogs are:


  105. On January 11th, 2010 at 9:09 am Mommy on the Spot Says:

    First of all, CONGRATS! This is so awesome, and I am very happy for you! Way to go!!!

    I love blogs that are funny and/or insightful. Blogs that help me realize there are others that feel the same way I do are great, but I also like ones that show me a different side of the coin, as well.

    In addition to your blog, here are some of my faves:

    I like my blog:

    This blog is really funny:

    This one is awesome:

  106. On January 11th, 2010 at 9:31 am Dana Says:

    Yeah … yeah … yeah … I’m a little late coming to the party, but you’re in friggin’ California so what does it matter?

    I need to get over to Savvy Source, but if Aunt Becky’s Band of Merry Pranksters start telling me I’m a horrible mother for allowing my 13 year old to play Modern Warfare 2 for hours on end so that I can surf porn, then I am outa there!

    Blog pimping? I’ve found a new genre of blogs I like – Project 365 participants. You know … the photo a day for a year project. I thoroughly enjoy seeing the world through another person’s eyes – literally. And as a matter of fact, I *do* have a Project 365 blog (thanks for asking). It’s called ”Dana Does Digital” and it’s quite fabulous!

    And those interview questions? Yeah, I couldn’t resist the opportunity to be a smart ass. You can find my interview [HERE]

  107. On January 11th, 2010 at 11:32 am cjupiter Says:

    I posted my interview answers on my blog and added the button.

    As for my favorite blogs… it changes from time to time, but I have to agree with ICanHazCheezburger.
    This blog, of course, is on my Must Read List, as well as and If it’s snarky, I’m there!

  108. On January 11th, 2010 at 12:25 pm Zakary Says:

    “It looks like your scratching your crotch with a pen…”

    And I’m saying this for the the rest of the day.


  109. On January 11th, 2010 at 2:13 pm txtingmrdarcy Says:

    First: Go Aunt Becky!!! You are already kicking ass 11 days into the new year.

    Second: I have one of those headset thingys in my (stupidstupid) cubicle. You may have it. It is of Teh Devil.

    Third: “You’re the meaning in my life, you’re the inspiration…” But for serious. MommyWantsVodka is one of the blogs that inspired me to publicly humiliate myself on the interwebs for all to see.

    Fourth: Do I get an extra entry for singing “Chicago” to you? 😉

  110. On January 11th, 2010 at 3:23 pm Mommy on the Spot Says:

    Congrats again on being incorporated! That’s so cool! I posted by interview questions on my blog. And now I am going to attempt to grab your button!

  111. On January 11th, 2010 at 3:25 pm ThePinkPummeler Says:

    You are awesome!

    1) Dave and I have a long-standing feud over cheese in a can. He thinks it’s food of The Gods while I think it’s probably Of The Devil. Your take?
    It’s Chemical Cow. As Whitney would say – oh hell to the N.O.

    2) Is there any way you can think of to make the elder Gosselins go away? I AM ALL EARS.
    Stop giving them money for being ridiculous human versions of Mr and Mrs Potato Head.

    3) Who is your ridiculous “I can’t admit this to anyone in polite company lest I be banned from life” crush?
    Jared Leto. Chrissake – what kind of magic does Aunt Becky wield that makes the truth come out? He’s the kind of guy you don’t even want to talk to “just hush, and let me ogle you”

    4) If you could fuck it all and pursue your dream (assuming, of course, you were going to be GOOD at it), what would that dream be?
    Mwahaha, I’m two steps ahead of you sister. As of Wednesday I’m leaving the comfortable confines of the corporate gerbil wheel and taking the first clumsy steps towards becoming a doctor.

    5) They say “living well is the best revenge.” I think they are wrong. Do you?
    A McDonald’s milkshake on the windshield is the best revenge. But if the sun comes out it becomes property damage (can’t get that stuff off once the sun works its molecular magic). Not that I have EVER tried or recommend this kind of behavior.

    6) What is the most humiliation you’ve experienced in public that you’d be willing to admit to The Internet?
    See answer to #7.

    7) Are you honest with The Internet? Like, if I came over to your house tonight (heh)(I’m coming over, yo)(heh) would I be surprised at who I found?
    Yep, you’d find a big fat lie. I don’t yet have the cajones to be honest with the Internet.

    8 ) If you could have one talent that you don’t currently possess, what would it be?
    The ability to make non-offensive small talk. It’s just so much effort.

    9) There’s not always room for Jello. Is there?
    NO! I have never been fond of a product who claims rendered animal hides and bones as a key ingredient.

    10) What’s your guiltiest of the guilty pleasures?
    Trashy, trite, predictable, bosom heaving babe and Fabio in breeches on the cover, romance novels.

  112. On January 11th, 2010 at 3:26 pm amy d Says:

    Hey Bex! Hope you had fun in Cali! I did your interview! Great questions:)

  113. On January 11th, 2010 at 4:28 pm Kendra Says:

    There are lots of blogs I like, though I can’t seem to keep my reader down to under 15 unread, which is frustrating, so I end up only actively keeping up with a few. I love yours, of course, and Finslippy and her sister site, Let’s Panic!, because overstating the terror of parenting makes me laugh nonstop. I also like Lulu and Moxley, because she’s funny about her kids and about pop culture. And I’m really enjoying, which is all about kids’ books and has both a terrific writer and terrific readers, who have great insight into how to enjoy kids’ books.

    And I’ve been awful about the blog lately and would feel like a big loser if my first entry in a month was another ask-and-answer, so I’m doing it here instead.

    1) I have fond memories of eating cheese in a can while staring out over the river in high school. But I did a lot of other things in high school that may not have been wise. I’m making a decision to leave those happy memories as they are and not take a chance that it’s actually really awful.

    2) Even though my only exposure to most celebrity news is the magazine covers at the supermarket, I still know way too much about the Gosselins. I have no advice, other than no more grocery shopping. But since it’s the only way I get out of the house, I can’t take that chance.

    3) I don’t know how bad it is, but I have this thing for John Malkovich. It’s his eyes; they make me all squooshy.

    4) I’ve always wanted to be a professional storyteller. It’s honestly the greatest job I can think of, getting to tell stories (not fairy tales, but autobiographical, or real-ish ones) to people who want to hear them, all day long. There is the giant leap, assuming that I would be good at it and people would actually want to listen, but if I could make that happen, it would be amazing.

    5) Living well is the best revenge, but only if they know you’re doing it. I’m sorry, but it’s not really revenge if you’re the only one who knows.

    6) There’s the time I had my period in 7th grade and had to borrow the teacher’s sweater to wrap around my waist to hide the fact that things had gone terribly, terribly wrong. Oh, the looks from the people pretending not to notice what was very obvious! There were worse things in my life, but not that I’d admit to.

    7) I am more honest with the internet than with anyone else. I like to think that if you showed up here, you and my husband would both be surprised at how well you know me.

    8 ) I would love to be able to sing. It’s one of those things that you either can or can’t do well, and I can’t. And when you can, it’s such a beautiful thing.

    9) I would have to say there is always room for Jello, especially lime.

    10) My guilties pleasure is probably crappy TV. I try not to ever watch things like “My Super Sweet 16,” because I know if I’ve seen it once, I will be overcome with the desire to see all of them ever. There is no TV too awful for me to get sucked into it. And it’s like candy; I get a stomachache, but I keep eating. Thankfully my husband has good taste and is usually around to suggest we watch “The Wire” or something that’s actually good, or my brain would rot completely.

  114. On January 12th, 2010 at 11:58 am Cara Says:

    Congrats on incorporating!

    My faves have to be this one right here, because Aunt Becky rocks. Stir-Fry Awesomeness cause I can relate. I also like to stalk Cake Wrecks for the images of borderline inappropriate cakes!

  115. On January 12th, 2010 at 12:14 pm Cara Says:

    Did your interview…that was fun

  116. On January 13th, 2010 at 12:48 am Phebe Says:

    So…I’m a lurker. But I was told lurking is bad. Thusly I did your “interview” and put it in my blog ( therefore there can be no bad gumbo jumbo mumbo mars at me. Yes? I have warm fuzzies at your blog. 😀

  117. On January 13th, 2010 at 11:11 am leanne Says:

    Wow — a real business. That’s gotta be an awesome feeling.

    My interview answers:

    1) It’s so of the Devil.

    2) I think if we all ignore them then they might just disappear. That’s my plan.

    3) I can’t think of anyone embarrassing. Really. I crush on people like Matt Damon, Johnny Depp, Will Smith.

    4) I would pursue an acting career.

    5) Perhaps it helps, but I’m not convinced it’s the best.

    6) Any humiliating things that are coming to mind are too embarrassing.

    7) No surprises here. (But you’re just teasing about coming over, aren’t you?)

    8 ) I’d like to be more artistically inclined — drawing, painting.

    9) No, no there is not.

    10) CHOCOLATE.

  118. On January 13th, 2010 at 2:13 pm Jenni Says:

    Ok I went and joined the group. I even posted my favorite thing about blogging.

  119. On January 13th, 2010 at 2:14 pm Jenni Says:

    My favorite blogs. Well this one of course. And then I love Postcards from Insanity ( and Mental Poo ( and cakewrecks (

    I have a list of hundreds, but those are my must reads every day.

    Oh and mine of course…but i’m having writers block LOL

  120. On January 13th, 2010 at 2:15 pm Jenni Says:

    And finally– I blogged about the interview. Cute questions. Much better than what’s your favorite color or food. UGH.

  121. On January 13th, 2010 at 4:24 pm Another Hard-Hitting Aunt Becky Interview « Mommyhood and Life Says:

    […] go visit my lovely Becky at her blog and enter the giveaway so my entry can clearly outshine yours we can all hold hands and sing songs together! There are even […]

  122. On January 13th, 2010 at 4:27 pm Coco Says:

    I played! I played!

  123. On January 14th, 2010 at 10:08 am Coco Says:

    Had to change the order of things a bit:

  124. On January 19th, 2010 at 11:06 am Breaking. Up. at Mommy Wants Vodka Says:

    […] if you entered my giveaway multiple times, please make sure that every entry had a comment so that my tiny brain can randomly pick a winner […]

  125. On January 19th, 2010 at 12:57 pm Juliet Says:

    done step one.
    Love the blog: Thunder pie

  126. On January 20th, 2010 at 7:19 am Cat Says:

    I love your blog, and Away We Go. Nancy is super-funny.

  127. On January 20th, 2010 at 7:39 am Juliet Says:

    Maybe a link would help:
    He doesn’t blog every day but trust me worth the wait.

    Love you A. Becky

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