Monday, November 05, 2007

November 5, 2007

Minute With Manic
November 5, 2007
Blog Name: Adventures in Writing / Colorado Writer / Dorky ButterflyGurl
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Blogging Since: August 2006

So, Featured Blogger for November 5, 2007, is WOW, another girl named STEPHANIE, and I swear I am doing this as random as possible. This is odd even to me. So, from now on, if your name is Stephanie, don’t even bother… Ha, kidding!

Anyway, I’ve know Stephanie aka Colorado Writer aka Dorky Butterfly Gurl (BTW Steph, you spelled GURL wrong!) for a long blog while now. I forget how our paths crossed. Maybe I was bored one day and decided to Google Stephanie and found her. Cuz sometimes that’s just a fun thing to do.

Let’s start this interview, shall we?

Manic: Speaking of interesting names, what’s up with the dorky butterfly?

Dorky Butterfly: I collect butterflies. Tattoos, notecards, bookmarks, figurines, etc. I just love them.

Manic: OK. (Thinks to self: Ooh, this is gonna be one hot interview, I can already tell… ‘butterflies are sooo pretty!’)

Dorky Butterfly: Every summer we get gigantic yellow butterflies in our backyard. If I come back in another life, I'd love to be one.

Manic: If I come back in another life, I’d like to be… hmmm…. Let’s see… Angelina Jolie’s LIPS! OK, back to the butterfly thing, and your blog name, please.

Dorky Butterfly: So, when I was trying to find a name for my blog, I wanted to be "butterflygurl." Of course it was TAKEN!

Manic: Well, perhaps you should have tried to spell it THE CORRECT WAY, like butterfly GIRL. Then maybe you wouldn’t have had such trouble, you big dork. AHA! I get it! You ARE a Dork! Classic!

Dorky Butterfly: Yes! I am such a freaking DORK. Butterflies and dorks. See the connection? I've thought of changing it to something a little more professional, like stephanieblake, but there's a porn star who goes by that name. That's not the profession I'm going for.

Manic: Wow, another Stephanie out there with the professional world by her balls. Good for her. BTW, what the heck does a porn star need a website for… oh, never mind. And sorry ROB, I am not posting the porn site of Stephanie Blake here! Onward, shall we? If you had one free day to do absolutely ANYTHING in the entire world, and WITH any one person in the entire world, who would you choose, where would you go, what would you do, and WHY?

Dorky Butterfly: Recently, I had nine free days all in row while my family went on a trip.

Manic: Whoa. Stop.Right.There. You are a mom. You have children. How in the heck do you get NINE free days alone? That would be Heaven. Okay, wait. I don’t want to know. It’ll just upset me. Continue with the original question, please… what was the highlight of that nine free days?

Dorky Butterfly: The highlight of the time? A box of cream puffs. I also bought new socks.

Manic: Please don’t make me cut this interview short. I’m looking for GOOD stuff here. I guess I can understand cream puffs, although there would have to be some chocolate in there, but socks? Are you kiddin’ me?

Dorky Butterfly: I'm big on new socks. And the cream puffs – I see the mini cream puffs all time in the frozen dessert section, but you know, they are kind of expensive. I bought them anyway, and wouldn't you know that I ate every last one of those cream puffs, five or so at a time, each night, in my bed, with a book in hand.

Manic: Well, five doesn’t seem like that many; you said they were MINI! So come on, I want something GOOD HERE! Spill it, girlfriend. If you were able to do anything, anywhere, with anyone, WHO…WHO…WHOOOO?

Dorky Butterfly: Brad Pitt. Italy. Because? Well, duh. I've had an obsession with him since Thelma and Louise.

Manic: Well, I’ve had an obsession with him since he was the character Early in Kalifornia and he was a pig-snortin’ gun-wielding murderer –

Did you see THAT movie? That was a great flick! Tell me that pig-snortin’ Brad ain’t hot, Dorky Butterfly! So, what’s this little fantasy of yours anyway?

Dorky Butterfly: First we'd have lunch together at a little street cafe. I've never been to Italy, so I have no idea where we are, but I imagine the town as a cross between the town in Chocolat or Under the Tuscan Sun.

Manic: There’s your first mistake, missy. You don’t go for lunch first when you’ve got a day with Brad Pitt! Nuh-Uh sister! OK, so enlighten me… set the stage; what are you guys wearing on this imaginary date?

DB: I'd be wearing white slacks and a gauzy white shirt and my hair would be soft and shiny and to my waist. There would be no zit on my chin. Brad would be wearing the outfit from the Friends episode. The one where he comes to Thanksgiving dinner and he hates Rachel.

Manic: This one?

Ha, that’s funny. Wonder if that was a tell-tale sign. He hated her in the episode! They shoulda never got married! He shoulda married ME when he had the chance! What else?

DB: But no shirt.

Manic: Just like Phoebe says in the clip! No shirt! Good idea!

DB: And, he would NOT be smoking.

Manic: ‘Cept in bed… oops, did I say that out loud? What are you eating and drinking with Mr. Pitt?

DB: Perhaps we'd drink a bottle of wine. He would feed me grapes and figs.

Manic: Like Fig Newton’s? Ewww. Those are a total granny food. Like my granny would always give them to us as a snack!

DB: Look, whose interview is this anyway? We'd dip bread in oil. He'd play with my hair and stare at me.

Manic: While he’s thinking of me, no doubt!

DB: Of course, he would tell me I'm the most beautiful woman in the world. And I'd say, "Even next to Angelina and Jen, and Manic?" and he'd say, "Who?"

Manic: ‘Cept for the Manic part. You better believe Brad remembers me! What next? This is getting hot!

DB: Brad would read poetry to me and we'd stroll around the streets.

Manic: Poetry!!! Come on! Like he’d probably read you this poem:

Roses are Red,
Violets are Blue,
I Wish I was with Manic,
Instead of with YOU!

Bwahahaha. I so crack myself up!

DB: I’m ignoring you! Next, we would find a little store and Brad would buy me a bracelet or something. He'd find a pretty flower and press it into my hair.

Manic: When you say “press it into my hair” do you mean like rub the petals and leaves all over till they smash into your hair and it gets all gnarly and stuff? Then you’d have to leave to go wash your hair, and that’s where I’d step in to be Brad’s REAL fantasy girl!

DB: No! Romantically pressing them into my hair.

Manic: I still do not get how that is romantic. Whatever. It’s your fantasy. And I’m stressing the word FANTASY!

DB: We'd walk through an alley and he'd toss me up against the wall…

Manic: Like tossing spaghetti or salad?!? You do not ‘toss’ people up against the wall unless you’re about to steal their wallets!

DB: Gently of course! He’d put his hands into my hair and kiss me until I had whisker burn. Kind of like when he kisses the girl in Meet Joe Black.

Manic: You know, that is one movie I may regret not having seen.

DB: Perhaps, we'd dance in the fountain or roll around in a field of wildflowers (but, only if I had taken my allergy medication). We'd make out and take a nap, all tangled up together, and when we woke, we'd talk nose to nose about anything from movies to books.

Manic: First of all, you do NOT sleep when you are with Brad Pitt! And, nose to nose? What about the fear of having Brad see you with a boogie? And wouldn’t you have bad breath from the Fig Newton’s and olive oil? That might be a little too gross.

DB: Later, we'd have a picnic and watch fireworks while lying on a blanket. We'd eat lots of good food and drink wine into the evening.

Manic: MORE FOOD!!! Come on, when’s the SEX part??

DB: Then, late into the night, we'd walk hand and hand, back to my villa. We'd stand out front and giggle. He'd ask if he could come up, and I'd smile and say, "Another time. I didn't shave my legs."

Manic: OK, now you’re just being a tease! But hey, this has been a FABULOUS interview. You’ve got me all revved up over Brad and I usually don’t swoon too much over him.

Hey! It’s times like these where I totally wish I had the time and the inclination to use photoshop! Then I could photoshop you and Brad together, like in a field or in a fountain in Italy singing, “I Got You Babe” but instead of saying the word Babe, you would say Brad!

DB: Oh, did I fail to mention there’s no need for photoshopping? Here. Enjoy these photos, and try not to be too jealous over them Manic!

Manic: It's hard to be jealous over wax, missy! You shoulda bitten off his ear as a souvenir!!


Andie said...

ROFLOL!!! love love love this one.

hey, butterfly- when i was making my confirmation in high school, the deacon who was in charge of our group did a homily with us about how he thinks butterflies are our loved ones who have passed coming by to let us know they love us. So now, every time I see a butterfly, I think of someone I love that has died. It's actually really sweet. Lately, there have been TONS of them everywhere. I love butterflies too!

AutoSysGene said...

It just keeps getting better!! Though I'm not a huge fan of Brad Pitt...I wouldn't mind the Italy part.

Cecily R said...

Holy crap the flowers being hair pressed bit had me laughing through the rest of the interview.

Like I said last night, Brilliant. Both of you.

kay said...

fig newton breath!!

you can not use my interview now. it will be so boring and not funny compared to all the rest of these hysterical people!!

Drewpy Drew said...

When you ask someone about their fantasy, you aren't supposed to correct them all the time. It's their fantasy. You get to have yours your way, let them have theirs their way.

OK, I feel better now.

I hope I didn't just piss you off and blow my chance for 'Minute with Manic'.

MaNiC MoMMy™ said...

Kay! Yours will be good! Not too worry!

And yo, Mouthy Boy... yah, you know who I'm talkin' about--Droopy Drew--don't get your panties in a bunch, Mister!!!!

By the way, notice in that last picture of Brad and Dorky GURL? Notice how he's staring off into space... that's because HE IS THINKING OF ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

kay said...

his hair is a lot lighter now. they need to fix that

blog author said...

my boyfriend's frat brother was roommates with Brad Pitt at MU. yep, so i'm only 3 degrees of separation from Brad. woohoo!

Anonymous said...

Wow, I need to get prepared in case I get interviewed. Because my fantasy with Brad Pitt would NOT be G-rated. It would involve nothing outside the bedroom.

Melisa Wells said...

"(but, only if I had taken my allergy medication)"


"Uh Brad, hold on a second. I gotta grab my Allegra."

Stephanie J. Blake said...

Okay, I am lmao. MM you are hilarious.

My fantasy is PG, okay people. Geez. Like Brad really wants to see my cellulite and three-baby belly.


MaNiC MoMMy™ said...

Melek--Does this mean that now I am four degrees of separation because I know you from the blog?

Melisa--as long as Brad doesn't counter with: "OK and I'll grab my viagra!"

Colorado--You are the funny one! It's YOUR story! I loved it!

Stephanie J. Blake said...

And MM. There is a sexy youtube of Brad as Achilles where he rolls around nekkid with a slave girl. You can see his hiney.

Did you have to get the one where he's snorting?

MaNiC MoMMy™ said...

OF COURSE I had to include the snorting Brad. It shows his diversity.

Although I'd much rather see his nekkid buttocks!

Stephanie J. Blake said...

The camera goes very low in the front, too.

blog author said...

yes, Manic, you're now officially 4 degrees away now :)

Patti said...

omg! did i miss something?! you are featuring blogger...i love it. i think it would be hilarious if you interviewed one while she was tipsy...drinking because she has a hard schedule this month and is dealing with ringworm.

just a thought.


House of Jules said...

This was hilarious. The whole "MORE food? Where's the SEX?" had me rolling.

Have you seen Fight Club, Manic? There's one scene in particular that you might just try to jump through your TV to get to him.... HOT.

House of Jules

Michelle Kemper Brownlow said...

OH MY GOODNESS!! I have LOVED all of these interviews but this one HAS to be my favorite so far!!!

DO you remember the "list" episode on Friends? The one where they all decided to make lists of the 5 celebs they could have their way with without it TRULY being adulterous b/c they were on the list? All sig. others had to sign off on the list of 5.

OK...well, Brad Pitt has ALWAYS been on my list! Here's my list...
1. Brad Pitt
2. Eddie Cibrian
3. Freddie Prinze, Jr.
4. Matthew McConaughey
5. Kevin Bacon

Tracey said...

These are seriously funny. What a bunch of whackos we all are. :)

eatmisery said...

Hey, I like this game, Manic! Pick me!

Stephanie J. Blake said...

My List.

1. Brad Pitt
2. Brad Pitt
3. Brad Pitt
4. Brad Pitt
5. A certain Urgent Care Doctor my BFF and I named McDoMe.

Michelle Kemper Brownlow said...

McDoMe....that's hysterical!!
My kids' gym teacher is quite flirty and I have a hard time NOT blushing when we chat...I am not sure my Brad moment wouldn't be a lot of girlie giggling and crazy dorkiness!

Michelle Kemper Brownlow said...

Colorado Writer...
PLEASE post the link to the Achilles scene....PLEASSSSSE

Stephanie J. Blake said...

go to youtube.

search on this

Brad Pitt & Rose Byrne in TROY

and you'll have to be 18 to view it.


onthegomom said...

This post had me LMAO...but then then the comments had me ROFLMAO. Seriously funny stuff.

I laughed so hard over, "roll around in a field of wildflowers (but, only if I had taken my allergy medication)"

Oh my side hurts now...

KATE said...

Nice, I think there was too much food too. Just get to the good stuff! ha ha ha
That is one of my favorite Friends episodes.

Good Stuff!

MaNiC MoMMy™ said...

OK Colorado Dorky Butterfly--You cannot come over here anymore and make me crack up. What is up with the:

A certain Urgent Care Doctor my BFF and I named McDoMe.

You probably have just stolen all my readers because of your Minute With Manic being so utterly HILARIOUS. When Brad calls you, you'll have to thank me!

LindaBudz said...

Manic, Dorky ... you crack me up.

House of Jules said...

I was still laughing about this one 2 hours after I read it the first time so I came back to read more comments....

Dorky Butterfly & Manic, you both crack me up.

My semblence of sanity: You know what happened just before that hot scene in Troy w/ Rose Byrne & Brad, don't you?

He pressed a flower in her hair (romantically) and then tossed her against the wall, just before they had a picnic and watched fireworks while lying on a blanket.

domestic_valerie said...

OMG...that was the most fun so far!

blog author said...

looks like i may have to officially change my name to "Stephanie" in order to get an interview ;)

I'll never tell said...

Do you all know what a dork is? Look it up......BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Stephanie J. Blake said...

Ps. My husband says he is not taking me to Tuscany, now that I've been with Brad.

Stephanie J. Blake said...

Guess I'm not getting to go to Paris, either.


JODI said...

Wax Brad is scary looking! And...I left a note over at colorado's blog (last week) that my sister was in a wedding with Pitt...her college room mate's then husband was best friends with Pitt in HS, he was the best man in the wedding and my sister was a brides maid.

Unknown said...

Manic, I <3 you! I'm absolutely ROLLING over here! Ow! My sides hurt!

And Colorado Writer, I love that your fantasy was PG. Mine usually are, too, because I'm afraid my imagination would make the fantasy person judgemental... :)

Michelle said...

Aaaahhh...I love Brad Pitt!

NerdyRedneck Rob said...

>>oh, never mind. And sorry ROB, I am not posting the porn site of Stephanie Blake here!<<

That must not be a very popular site. How in the hell would you ever type that long name with just one hand anyway?

MaNiC MoMMy™ said...


Wish you coulda heard how loud I laughed!

Melisa Wells said...

I've really been hoping that Diva, when she picks the next comment number for "Minute with Manic", chooses me. Now I think, AFTER ME, Diva should DEFINITELY choose Rob's number. LOL

MaNiC MoMMy™ said...


HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!... everyone, go over to Melisa's site to wish her a Happy Birthday! She is now officially 39 for the rest of her life!!!

And, guess what? Diva's already chosen Rob's name... be prepared ladies, he is going to be the first MALE MINUTE WITH MANIC!... except he has informed me that he can last longer than a MINUTE!!!

Ha! Do I crack myself up or what/!?!??!

Melisa Wells said...

ROFL! I can't wait to read it!
You go, Rob!

Manic: Thanks for remembering my b-day: you said you DEFINITELY wouldn't remember. But you did! Awesome! I wish I had your rememberin' skills.

But you're still 38. Just wait til your b-day...the memory just GOES.

Yes, everyone: stop in at my Suburban Scrawl blog (! And while you're at it, stop at the House of Jules ( for her b-day tribute to me: it's Broadway-tastic!

NerdyRedneck Rob said...

Shoot, if I concentrate real hard on the mental image of Rosie O'Donnell in Depends I have been known to go two minutes. Woo hoo!

Stephanie J. Blake said...

Would it be 2 minutes in MAN time or 2 minutes in hormonal time?

Because when my hubby says he'll be home at 5, I always add 20 minutes.

And thanks ya'll for making me feel so special. It's been a crappy month so far and MM cheered me up!

Tanya said...

This was pretty entertaining. It was a nicer read than barf talk. :)

I should be only 2 degrees from Brad. I used to live in a neighborhood with a lady who went to school with him. She said he was a Dork in Highschool.

Andie said...

hey, someone mentioned fight club- did ya'll know at some point, a giant man part flips on the screen.

it's really quick. my husband stopped the dvd on it one time and just left it on the tv. i walked into the room and nearly freaked.

whether it's brad pitt's or not, I don't know.

you guys crack me up. Apparently my butterfly comment from before was too sappy. LOL

NerdyRedneck Rob said...

Colorado- It's a tough call since in that case time just stops for me.

Stephanie J. Blake said...

OMG. Rob!

I forgot to comment on your butterfly comment. Actually in all seriousness, it is sweet to think about them that way. My Grandma loved them and after she died, it seemed I was noticing them more and more in our yard.

Stephanie J. Blake said...

Ah, so Brad is a closeted dork as well. We would make a great couple!

Step off MM! He's mine.

There is a nekkid man part in Fight Club????????

elysabeth said...

Cool interview - although Brad does nothing for me. I found you from Stephanie's blog - okay colorado writer/dorky butterfly gurl - whatever she wants to call herself - lol - I'll have to mark you now to keep on eye on these interviews - E :)

MaNiC MoMMy™ said...

Tanya, makes sense that Dorky Butterfly Gurl would have a crush on another real life DORK! Bwhahahaha. kidding! I love Brad, really!

And I forgot that my sister-in-law's aunt was a flight attendant for a private jet and she was on board with Brad and Jen and she has a photo of the two of them. So, that's MY Brad connection... that I know the aunt who was the flight attendant!

And Elysabeth--be on guard--now that you've commented, you've officially entered yourself to be randomly chosen !!!!

PS--today's entry coming in later tonight--apologies to Kay--but I am on deadline for an article, and I'm getting paid, so that is just a minor bit more important than Minute With Manic... but NOT MUCH MORE IMPORTANT! LOL!

House of Jules said...

Everyone stop over to see my birthday post to Melisa (my sister).... There's no Brad Pitt fantasy, but there IS a hot dog (though it's nowhere near Britney Spears, sorry Rob.)

House of Jules

JRE Writes said...

love these!!! I'm too intimidated by all these witty comments to even try, so I'll leave it at that.

Andie said...

yes! I think it's at the end... right before the credits or something. A giant penis flashes on the screen.

my husband paused the dvd on it one day when he was watching it and I walked in and boom! there it was. I nearly dropped my basket of laundry.

google "penis in fight club" and see if anything comes up. LOL

Robin said...

Ooh, ooh, I once stood in line at Silver Dollar City with a woman who had the locker next to Brad Pitt.

My life is SO pathetic!