“About Me “
January 18, 2012 § 3 Comments
“Okay. I know that ALL who read my blog (fewer than a dozen to be precise) know me personally. So the following exercise is moot, but I’m liking it.
Since no one asked, I feel compelled to post some info about me. Every legitimate blog I have read on line has some blurbs about the author(s) and I love to read them. So this might make my blog look more real and official. To me.
So here are the answers to my FAQs from a recent self interview.
Who are you?
Four children between the ages of 26 and and 16 say:
“She’s our mother” ( I spare you the details like: “She’s crazy”, “forgetful” and so on.)
One guy I Love might say:
“She’s the love of my life” (For full disclosure: it’s my husband Peter), “she’s a Saint” (he’s sarcastic), “she makes a good apple pie” “her car has several dents” and more.
My parents and siblings would say:
“She’s the one who moved to the United States some 30 years ago.”
My friends (a handful) might say:
“She’s creative, funny”, ( yes I heard them say that to me) “generous and too often she prefers that you come to her house than to go out”.( For more, see my friends). But then again they ARE my friends.
My enemies (I assume the feelings are reciprocal) : Bank tellers, super achieving competitive soccer moms, so called francophile social climbers, organized and productive people who have no sense of humor and compassion for human frailties, will say:
“She’s forgetful, disorganized, antisocial, lazy”…and much more that I don’t want anyone to know.
Where are you from?
I grew up in France: Reims, Paris and boarding school for 8 years. I came to New York City about 30 years ago to attend School Of Visual Arts, met my husband and lived there with our four children for 15 years until we all moved to Northern New England 15 years ago.
What do you do do?
I remember that as a little girl I used to say: “When I grow up I want to be a Mommy”. So luckily I became one. That’s what I do.
I also sew, knit and work with textile and colors.
These for example:
Why this blog?
I wanted to be cool and with it…
No. I love reading blogs of all kinds and I thought that writing a blog would be a good, fun way to express myself and use my creative energy.
And the name?
To avoid procrastinating too much, and knowing it could take me months to decide on a name I chose two words picked randomly from the pages of a magazine: Squat and Clamor. I checked their “background” on Google and nothing came up. So it was easy.
How do you see yourself in 30 years?
As an old lady who doesn’t take herself seriously.
And this morning I saw a postcard with the quote : “I’m still hot-it just comes in flashes”. I liked it. It could be “About Me” somehow.