This fun weekly link up is hosted by Penny of The Real Housewife Of Caroline County and Amber from Bold Fab Mom. Typically for Ask Away Friday, bloggers pair up, swap 10 questions,answer them on their blogs, and link up their posts with Penny and Amber. It’s such a great way to get to know someone better.
This week I’m teaming up with Angela Amman. Angela is a fantastic writer whose work is featured on All Parenting and Moonfrye. She shares fantastic book reviews and is the managing editor at Write on Edge. Be sure to visit her blog for the answers to the questions I asked her.
1) You write fiction and non-fiction beautifully. If you had to pick one to write for the rest of your life, which would it be and why?
Thank you. I’m blushing. That is a huge compliment coming from you. It would be hard, but I would have to say non-fiction. Writing has been very healing for me, and it is not something I could give up easily.
2) Would you rather be hot or cold?
Hot. I hate being cold. I don’t like being hot either, but cold hurts my bones. I’m a true Southern girl and not made for the cold at all.
3) What is your favorite room in the house and why?
The living room, even though it is a constant disaster area. It is the spot in the house where we are all together, even if we are doing different things. David can be in his chair watching something (I think is) dumb on YouTube, James can be snuggled next to me on the couch playing a video game, Cady can be doing her nails, and I can be blogging, but we are all still together and at any time one of us can start up a conversation that the rest joins.
4) Throw your dream dinner party. What’s on the menu?
Am I cooking or having it catered? I suppose if this is a dream it would be catered. We would start with this awesome salad I had once (where the chef refused to give out the recipe), then steak with fancy potatoes and steamed green beans, and finish off with something sweet. I’m trying not to think about sugar right now so I can’t tell you what that would be.
5) Perhaps more importantly, which six celebrities would you invite?
Oh gosh. I suck at celebrities. Let’s see, Bill Clinton (does he count as a celebrity), Robert Reich, Geena Davis, Jon Stewart, Dave Berry, and you! I wouldn’t even need to talk, just sit back and listen.
6) Worst letter to get in Words with Friends? (Now name your favorite thing that starts with said letter.)
V — I hate those freaking Vs and for vowels the letter I. They hardly go with anything. The I should be two points instead of the U. Favorite thing… veal, velvet, vibrators? I have no idea.
7) Your advice is always down-to-earth, with a great balance of toughness and tenderness. Which magazine would you want to pick up your advice column?
O, The Oprah Magazine. If you are going to dream, dream big.
8) You married (relatively) young. What’s your best piece of marriage advice for couples who want to grow as people while still staying close to their spouses?
Not relatively, we were young. Well maybe not compared to like the 19th century, but young for most people our age. My advice is to share the load, but realize that you will always think you are carrying more of it, go to bed angry because none of that stuff will matter in the morning and if it does talk about what is going on, no matter how long you’ve been married your partner can’t read your mind, stand up for what is important to you, but know when to compromise, and always remember that you are in it together.
9) Karaoke or dance floor? (And which song needs to be playing?)
Dance floor for 100% sure. No one wants to hear me sing. Not even myself. And I can dance to anything with a good beat.
10) Would you rather have a killer book deal or fabulous talk show — with a guaranteed 10-year run?
Book deal. Books last forever. Plus I could never handle the drama that inevitably comes with a talk show.
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