Welcome to another edition of, “Abby Spotlights a Funny Blogger Who Will No Doubt Class Up the Place.”
I’m your host, Abby, and today’s guest is Stephanie (“Hi, Stephanie!”) whose blog title alone should let you know where we’re headed: When Crazy Meets Exhaustion.
You can read about it here, but she describes herself as, “An English teacher by trade, smack talker by nature, I love words, hate math, and have a knack for finding the funny in everyday life.”
A mother of three in Pittsburgh, Stephanie subscribes to the mantra: “Life is too short. Laugh.”
Name: MOOOOOM! (aka: Stephanie Jankowski)
Blog: When Crazy Meets Exhaustion
Where, what and why do you write?
Wherever the least amount of children are, whatever has made me think or laugh, and because I need it. Writing is cathartic for me, and the fact that I’m able to do it on my terms is freeing. Writing for work and/or freelancing gigs isn’t as flexible; my blog, my rules. And I love it.
First thing you think of when you wake up in the morning.
Will I ever wake up and feel completely rested? EVER?!
What’s the one “issue” or frustration annoying you the most right now?
I’m a little stressed that we’re going to run out of milk within the next 24-hours, but that’s small potatoes compared to the incessant bad news that has been bombarding the news lately. Is it the time of year or is every news channel, website headline, and Facebook feed chalk-full of sadness? I’m frustrated that we can’t change it. Can we start a page called Sunshine Shooting Out of Your Ass and only talk about good things?!
Editor’s note: Agreed, and I would join just to see the “Sunshine Shooting Out of Your Ass” logo.
Three websites you visit every day.
I’ve been reading this series long enough to know that some of your other lady bloggers visit actual intelligent websites. I am not one of them. Aside from my job, which requires me to visit its website every day, I’m simple: Facebook because friends, Huffington Post because news, FunnyorDie because GOOD LAWDY I need a laugh!
What’s an unusual talent and/or accomplishment you could never put on a resume?
I can pick most anything up with my toes. Did someone already say that? I feel like this is a repeat answer. Whatever. She and I can toe battle for the crown. I can also pinch people with my toes. Having written that now makes me see how gross I am.
Editor’s note again: No one has said that—I would have remembered—but it doesn’t make you sound gross. It makes you sound like a crab (the crustacean, not a crabby person.)
If you could rule the land for one day, what laws would you create and enforce?
1. The media will report only good, positive news. 2. Everyone will adopt an animal from a shelter. 3. Chocolate will be eaten with every meal. 4. No one will have to do math.
You can only eat three foods for a week. What are they?
Chocolate, bread, oranges. (I’m healthy)
The last thing you Googled?
How to clean urine off of microfiber. Jealous?
Given your blog name, I have to ask: What’s the craziest thing that you’ve ever done or that has happened because you have kids?
I haven’t done anything too crazy…yet. Wait until my son brings home his first girlfriend, then we’ll talk. But I’d like to think there’s a special padded room reserved for those of us who have three kids in under 5 years. *Twitches*
What question do you wish I had asked you and what would be your reply?
I wish you had asked how I manage this gorgeous head of hair. I would’ve replied, “Oh, Abby, you’re so sweet–thank you! The secret is washing it twice a week, spot cleaning the baby-flung prunes in between washes, and rocking a pony tail 90 percent of the time.”
Twice a week? See? She’s fancy and totally classing up the place.
Now go show her blog and Facebook page love and continue to try and pick something up with your feet. You know you’re curious about it now…
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I am a fan of anyone who hates math and only washes her hair twice a week. *fistbump*
YOU’RE MY BOY, BLUE!
And now I’ve isolated readers with a random quote from a moronic movie. Making friends, it’s what I do.
who LOVES math? I totally agree with the fistbump!!!!
Rebecca, somehow I managed to spawn a child who–are you sitting?–DOES MATH FOR FUN. He’s 5 and smarter than me, but I’m hoping that one day he’ll be a genius and make me a crap ton of money.
Anyone who hates math and has to Google “How to clean up urine from ______________” is my kind of chick.
I have a microfiber couch. I have Googled many unfortunate things about it through the years, sad to say.
We shoulda just sprung for the expensive, wipeable leather. Crap.
So I think we can all agree math and microfiber are the devil?
Thanks so much for letting me weasel my way into your series, Abby! I should’ve given you a pic of the “real” me with that twice-weekly washed hair, sipping tea out of my Abby Has Issues mug!!!! xo
Stephanie, you are one of my very favorites. I hate math, too, but I wash my hair every day. But I LOVE your #HusbandWTF posts on Facebook. Mostly because I think our husbands might be distant relatives.
Thank you for your kindness, Jill!!! But let’s not get braggy about that daily washing, k?
Steph’s hair is gorgeous, and if I remember correctly, it smells like oranges, not prunes.
I like you.
I would love to have Steph’s issues. No wait. Her 3yo went potty in the yittle potty and dumped it in da big potty…..no, never mind. But I’d LOVE to hang out with her for an afternoon. She’s my kind of people. I’ll even bring oranges.
Yeah, the transition from yittle to big potty wasn’t the best, but she tried.
P.S. The orange is for the Blue Moons, obviously. 🙂
I would totally visit a site called Sunshine Shooting Our of Your Ass. And the logo comment. Lol. You ladies need to take it on the road. Vaudeville’s making a comeback I hear.
Dude, I’m in! Abby, draft that logo and I’ll get started on our routine! Wanna wear suspenders?!!!!!
Want to go out for coffee and talk about it? Yup, I am the Original Exhausted Domestic God and yes, I’d visit a site about asses and the sunshine that shoots from them! Hey, I’m a husband, father, grandfather and hopeless comedian who thinks life is a regular laugh riot right now! Keep up the great work! Peace!
Totally agree on Good News Only — and Chocolate at All Meals.
I shall run your Presidential Campaign, Stephanie!
Working on Sunshine-Shooting Asses campaign buttons right now!