Minute With Manic
I’d like to introduce you to the first-ever Minute With Manic featured guest! So, with no further adieu, please meet Heather!
Blogger Name: Heather
Blogger URL: www.ricetrio.blogspot.com
Blogging since August 2005
Manic: Hey Heather! How many pieces of Halloween candy did you eat since yesterday? I myself had two mini Baby Ruths and a 100,000 Grand mini this morning for breakfast.
Heather: Does gum count? If yes, then I ate two pieces! One piece of Super Bubble, and one mini-Pay Day.
Manic: Ooh, I absolutely LOVE Pay Days!
Heather: Pretty darn good huh, only two pieces? Forget the fact that my stomach is only the size of a mini-Pay Day so, that's all it can hold anyway (due to weight loss surgery last Nov.)
Manic: Ooh! Now there’s a topic I totally would like to know about!
Heather: Do you know how many years it would take me to eat all the candy in my son's Halloween pumpkin? I think I'm going to save all the gross candy that we don't like for next year and give it to the teens who show up to my door without costumes and their pillowcases gaped wide open. Whadya think about that!
Manic: I think that’s a GREAT idea! But I have to tell you, one of the cleverest costumes ever was a kid at the door with NO costume on, and when I said to him, “Hey, what are YOU dressed as?!” he coolly replied, “Well, I’m a pedestrian!” I totally cracked up and gave him a ton of candy for being so original.
(Heather is probably thinking at this point: Who’s interviewing who here?!?!)
Manic: OK, Heather, so what is your favorite kind of candy?
Heather: Pay Day, of course. You’ve got the peanuts and caramel, the perfect blend of salty and sweet.
Manic: The perfect PMS treat!
Heather: I used to work for Nestle’ so I’ve got the brand loyalty!
Manic: Which candy will you automatically throw out because it’s just stupid Halloween candy?
Heather: A squishy candy eyeball...Oh and I HAVE A PARTICULAR HATRED FOR ANY KIND OF CANDY CORNS! Thank goodness we didn't get ANY! Those would have definitely been File 13'd.
Manic: I hate candy corns too, but oddly, I enjoy the ones with the chocolate tips. Why do you think the candy eyeball is stupid?
Heather: Come on peeps...I don't know about you but, we're not into eating anatomical parts at my house. Our last name is Rice NOT Dahmer...
Manic: Interesting that you say, “Come on peeps” because I profoundly loathe that little Easter treat. And did you know you can blow ‘em up in the microwave? See, I’ll show you:
Manic: So, Heather, if you could dress up as a famous person for the day and be that person, who would you choose? And no, you cannot pick Paris Hilton!
Heather: John Gotti....
Manic, thinking to herself so as not to hurt Heather’s feelings: Gee, this is going to be tougher than I thought. I’ll have to play smart here because I have no idea who John Gotti is… must google John Gotti.
Heather, continuing: …and I'd have special "concrete boots" created for my outfit. Then I'd give props to Prada for designing my boots. They'd be my biggest "hit" yet. Color: "Gun-Metal" Grey....In fact, Prada is naming their new Spring 2008 line, "Mafia Couture" in my honor. Coming to store shelves March 2008. As an added incentive, if you pay with cash, we'll throw in one of my very own autographed Louisville Slugger's (from my personal collection nonetheless). Nothing says "ba ba bouy" better than concrete and a new bat. Remember to stop by and see the new Spring line, because you don't want to know what'll happen to ya if YOU "Fa Gid Aboud it"!
Manic: Well, OK then Heather, that’s interesting. Who’s Prada? Oh, never mind! On to the next question!
What was the stupidest costume you've ever seen, besides that outfit Britney Spears wore during her performance of Gimme More?
Heather: Oh my gosh, I saw a kid who was dressed (straight jacket & mask) Like Hannibal Lector....His dad pushed him from house to house on a furniture dolly.....IT was pretty stupid. His candy sack was "tied" into the straight jacket straps. When I passed him I said, "Holy Hannibal"....He just looked at me and said something about "fava beans" blah blah blah...couldn't really make it out.
Manic: Now see, I think THAT is hysterical! I love that idea! The kid gets to be carted around the whole night! No tired feet! I’m sure the dad wasn’t too happy though. What is the most unrealistic thing you are most scared about?
Heather: Cruise Control...Could stem from an episode when I was 16, when I blew out two tires. I had set cruise control so that I could FOCUS on changing radio stations (so much more important) instead of pushing the accelerator. I will never forget my mother's reaction (YOU DID WHAT?) when I called her for help.
Manic: And there probably wasn’t even cell phones back then, were there?
Heather: Shut up Manic. I’m not that old! Anyway, I had to wait for three hours for AAA to come fix it.
Manic: Did they bring beer? Oh wait, that’s AA. Sorry. Next question, not that I’m not enjoying our conversation, but it’s turning out to be Many Minutes With Manic, and you would not believe the mess this house is in. Wrapped Christmas presents in the foyer (yes, I know, hate me!), discarded Halloween costumes strewn throughout, candy wrappers and beer cans all over the place, clean and fresh-scented (thanks to my new addiction to fabric softener) unfolded laundry on the couches… OK, enough about me, here’s another question for you:
Manic: When do you look most scary, and why is this?
Heather: Any day other than Mon/Wed. because on those days I HAVE to drop my three-year-old at Mother's Day Out. So, you gotta look like Supermom right?
Manic: SCREEEEEECH!!!! NO HEATHER! You do NOT have to look like Supermom in front of all those superficially transparent women!
Heather: I actually DO shower on those days and get all glammed up so that I can walk him in to school. I won't be one of the mom's dressed in her Sportsbra and Danskin leggings with black eyeliner smudges under her eyes and looking like she just got in at 2 AM from a Quiet Riot concert.
Manic: Heather, I’ll pretend not to be offended here. Do you know what I wear to the bus stop every day? Do you know how I dress for school functions??? And the fact that … hmmm… well, this might just be my favorite tune…
We might be cutting this interview short.
Heather: Well, on those days, I'm SuperMOM! Oh, and my shirt will have a rhinestone "S" on the front.
Manic: Mine usually has ketchup stains and chocolate syrup in the shape of an “S” that stands for SLOB!
Heather: I won’t hold that against you, Manic, but hey, if any of your Bloggers visit my Blog AND leave me a comment saying they found me through Manic Mom, I’ll offer a 10 percent discount on my Faith Creations i.e. Domino necklaces which I sell for $12 each.
Manic: So wait! This is the kind of math I can do! That would be like $1.20 off! Cool!
Heather: Here are some pics of my creations—
Manic: Ooh, they’re really cute! And pretty! And inspirational! Where were these suckers when Swish and I were looking for our MUSES?!?!?!!
Heather: Finally, I would like to offer you a domino necklace FREE....for making me laugh every day and because I think you're a pretty cool chick. Let me know your fave colors and if anything in my inventory specifically strikes your fancy. This was SO FUN!
Manic: OK, Heather, now I am truly stunned! I wasn’t expecting presents for doing this Minute With Manic, but WOW, they are sooo cute! I definitely have to have one! Thank you, and thanks for playing Minute With Manic!
And don’t forget peoples, we’re doing fun interviews every day for the month of November, so leave a comment and maybe you’ll get featured! And I promise, you don’t have to give me anything!!! Although I’m excited about my new necklace!
Tune in tomorrow, where the topic of Minute With Manic will either be about FOOD or something else!
Peace Up, and make sure to stop on over at Heather’s to say hello and see her fun creations!