Monday, June 23, 2008

An Interview with a Diva

Diva asked if she could interview me. She thought up all of the questions on her own. I think I've got a Barbara Walters in the making, no?

Diva: If you could change your name what would it be?

Manic: Hmmm, that’s a hard one. Do you mean, change my name Stephanie from another name?

Diva: Yeah.

Manic: Well, honestly, I have always liked my first name. Not too many people have the name Stephanie. But other names I would like if I were to change my name include the name Elise. I’ve always loved the name Elise.

Diva: OK, next question, what’s your favorite part of blogging?

Manic: Getting responses back from the people who read my blog. It makes me happy to know that what I am writing is being read and thought about.

Diva: What’s your favorite blog post you’ve written?

Manic: Ooh, Diva! These are great questions! Let’s see. I LOVED writing about my imaginary boyfriend from American Idol, Michael Johns. I also love blogging about the books I love to read, and I LOVE doing Booking with Manic videos with you kids. Those are fun!

Diva: You’re gonna like this question … if you were the president, what rule would you make?

Manic: OK! This is totally EASY! If I were the president, I would make it so every person would have to give blood every eight weeks after they turn the age of 16. Can you imagine how many lives everyone could save?

Diva: My next question is how many years have you been blogging?

Manic: It will be four years in December.

Diva: Hmmm, fascinating.

Diva: My last question here is what’s the best part of blogging?

Manic: Didn’t you already ask that question?

Diva: Yeah, but how about if I ask what do you like MOST about blogging?

Manic: Getting connected with other people and when I find out that people who have met through my blog have connected. For example, someone who reads my blog reached out to Michael’s family (Ajer’s friend who had a brain tumor removed in April), and this other blogger opened up her heart and her summer home to Michael’s family. To me, that is just an amazing aspect of blogging.

Manic: Now, Diva, may I ask you a question?

Diva: Definitely.

Manic: What do you think of your mom and her blogging?

Diva: It’s fun cuz she usually blogs about me and it’s like I’m famous.

Manic, laughs: Why do you think you’re famous?

Diva: Cuz lots of people read your blog and once they read it, they’ll read about me.

Manic: And what do you want the readers to know about you?

Diva: That I’m a very unique and intelligent girl!

Manic: Yes, Diva, you are!

Diva: Oh, that’s too sweet!

Manic: And you’re too sweet too; now come on over here and hug your momma!

Diva: Oh, what the heck!


DeeMarie said...

What a fantastic interview!! Diva should start her own blog and interview other authors/bloggers! :)
And she is totally famous!!!

B. said...

What a bright girl, and what a cute idea for a blog post!

Cecily R said...

That was great! Diva is brilliant!

It both frightens and intrigues me to think about what questions Gracie would ask me in an interview...

morninglight mama said...

Diva is most definitely a cool kid!

Trish Ryan said...

Awww...yay Diva! What a fun interview.

My question for Manic: at what age will you allow your kids to start their own blogs???

Anonymous said...

I love your blog and I especially like getting the info about all of the new books!!! You have a very cool family (especially Diva). Keep blogging!!!!

As Cape Cod Turns said...

Of course I read your blog just to see what Diva is up to! She is one beautiful, smart cookie!

Kristabella said...

Way to go Diva!

Michelle said...

Aww, that was very sweet! At what age does she get to start writing for the school paper?

And Elise? Great name... but what level of influence did Family Ties have on that choice?

Eileen said...

I see a blog spin off in the making! Clearly time for Diva to have her own regular slot.

Amanda said...

So what's Diva's blog going to be called? "Diva gets the skinny" or "What you really need to know"?

musingwoman said...

That is so sweet!

I chuckled when she said "you're gonna like this question" when she asked about you being president. :)

Moll said...

Cute interview. Sounds like kids are pretty cool things to have around. ;)

Melisa Wells said...

Adorable! Bravo! (or is it Brava??)

MaBunny said...

OH how sweet! how old is she again Stephanie? She did a fantastic job!
Definitely a Barbara Walters in the making!
I've got a fun kind of meme happening on todays post on my blog, check it out and try it its fun

Janelle... said...

Great questions from Diva. Did it take you a while to think up with the answers or were they pretty natural?

Good post!

My Two Army Brats said...

How sweet! I love your answer about making it a law for people to give blood every 8 weeks. I'm due again for my next pint and I'm gonna drag the girls to Springfield to donate plasma too!

mamashine said...

Unique and intelligent indeed. :)

Got my Driving Sideways book- can't wait to read it. thanks so much!

Andie said...

I think you have the next Diane Sawyer. :)

She's so cute.

Beth from the Funny Farm said...

She is amazing at the job! :-)

carrie said...

I think that's the best interview I've ever read! :)

Stephanie J. Blake said...

Sweet've got a diva on your hands...for real!

Unknown said...

Yesterday I was at the thrift store and I saw these pajama pants and on them were little pictures of those "Hello My Name Is" name tags and they all said "Hello My Name Is Diva"

I thought of you and Diva. :)

JODI said...

Sweetness. That's what I call that, sweetness.

BTW "King Ralph" gave blood last week, first time in his 48 years of life. They told him it is good for cholesterol because your body produces new blood. Out with the old in with the new. Now he wants to "Rock and Roll Up Your Sleeve" every eight weeks.

BeckEye said...

Okay, now admit to everyone in the blogosphere that you're totally making up the part about Michael Johns being your boyfriend. He is MY boyfriend, and I know that he's too nice of a guy to be a two-timer. :)

Tanya said...

I think you have a blogger in the making there. Pretty soon we'll all be reading. "Dishing with Diva"

I bought an Emily Giffin book as a gift for a friend's birthday just because you recommended her. You need a help line for when people go to the book store and don't know what to buy.