I will assume you’ve all caught up on your movie watching and are ready to spend the rest of your time reading the blog of the second to last blogger to be a part of my Blogger Issues series–Darcy of So Then Stories.
You can read the specifics here, but basically she’s lived all over the world, was taught French with a Southern accent, has worked everywhere from Fortune 500 companies to small entrepreneurial firms and doesn’t use real names when she blogs.
That’s a sign that she has some good stories.
Name: Darcy Perdu
Blog: So Then Stories
Where and why do you write?
On my yacht, in the nude, of course.
OK, the real answers:
The Where: I write in my home office, in between juggling outrageous demands from my clients, coworkers and kids. (Does “home office” mean that I participate in conference calls while still in my pajamas, eating ice cream, checking Facebook, and occasionally chiming in with a well-placed “very synergistic!” and “that’ll really resonate with our key demo!” Why, yes. Yes, it does.)
The Why: One of my favorite things to do is pull up a bar stool and swap hilarious stories with my friends about embarrassing kids, exasperating coworkers, vexing relationships and the ever-perplexing public. Each story reminds someone of a SIMILAR funny tale, so the stories and laughs just keep rolling. I wanted to create a site where I could share my bodacious blunders and funny stories – then encourage readers to post their RELATED stories so we can all entertain each other. So I started SoThenStories.com – and I LOVE reading the comments on the blog – those people crack me up DAILY.
First thing you think of when you wake up in the morning.
Ryan Gosling, stop hogging the sheets!
Then I really wake up. And have a moment of sadness ‘cuz I really miss that damn sheet-hogger.
What’s the one “issue” or frustration annoying you the most right now?
It’s frustrating that my blogger buddies and I create such cool comedic/compelling content, virtually for free – for readers who enthusiastically follow our Facebook blog pages because they want to READ those posts – but Facebook only SHOWS our postings to a TINY percentage of our followers. What the hell, Facebook? So to all the awesome readers out there who enjoy blogs, please subscribe by email to the blogs – or mark “Get Notifications” on the Facebook pages of your favorite bloggers so you can enjoy all the fabulous nonsense we post!
Editor’s note: You know my feelings on this. Amen.
Three websites you visit every day.
German Dungeon Porn. Swedish Dungeon Porn. Cats Who Solve Mysteries. But when I’m on porn/cat overload, I visit Facebook, NetFlix, and lots of blog sites of funny bloggers, including Abby Has Issues.
Another note: I didn’t even pay her to say that (the porn part, not a mention of this blog.)
What’s an unusual talent and/or accomplishment you could never put on a resume?
Admittedly lacking in culinary prowess, I nonetheless once asked my daughter what her favorite dish is that I make. She hemmed and hawed, stalled and stammered, then finally said, “Well, you open a mean can of corn.”
So I guess that’s a talent I probably wouldn’t mention on a resume: Expert Corn Can Opener.
Me again: Unless that was the job you were applying for. There might be a market—you never know.
If you could rule the land for one day, what laws would you create and enforce?
No bullies. No wars, poverty, or illness. No calories. Ice cream for everybody!
You can only eat three foods for a week. What are they?
1) Ben & Jerry’s New York Super Fudge Chunk paired with Baskin-Robbins Pralines & Cream
2) PF Chang’s Mongolian Beef & Chang’s Spicy Chicken & Garlic Snap Peas
3) Maggiano’s Lobster Carbonara featuring angel hair pasta, lobster, smoked bacon, snap peas & garlic cream sauce
*Please note snap peas figure prominently in two of the three meals. HEALTH FOOD FOR THE WIN!
The last thing you Googled?
“Comparative penis sizes of populations indigenous to New Guinea vs. Trinidad.” But that might be a little TMI, so let’s go with “decorative bath mats at BedBathandBeyond.com.”
What question do you wish I had asked you and what would be your reply?
Can I please send you $10,000 in small bills and craft a macramé potholder in your likeness?
Why yes, yes you may, Abby. How perfectly delightful of you. My kitchen colors are white and green so please plan accordingly.
So there you have So Then Stories! (See what I did there?) Anyway, go check out her blog and her Facebook page after answering the question below because no one ever answers the question even though sharing is caring:
Who is the celebrity you would never kick out of bed for spilling crumbs or hogging the sheets?
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I never considered the possibility of having the penis size of my countrymen Googled. I have to admit it actually feels a little awkward.
Well, at least your weekend is off to a good start…
Darcy is the best. So sad that your interviews are coming to an end. I don’t know what I will do when I can no longer learn the three sites people go to in the morning!
Ha. Glad you’ve enjoyed them and I might pick it up again in a bit, but I think people are kind of over it at this point (or maybe it’s just my blog in general.) Thank you for reading!
Thank god in not the only person writing from their yacht in the nude.
I need to hear Darcy’s “southern French”.
Great interview, dig you both
Yeah, I had to give that up during the winter and now I had to sell the yacht to pay for food and things given my situation, but I hope to get back into that habit this summer.
Ryan Gosling is hogging MY sheets. He’s cheating on you.
Do I have to pick jus one?!? Keanu Reeves will always have my lust!
She is one incredibly cool and talented writer. Thank you sharing her interview!
I agree completely!
Norman Reedus is welcome in my bed anytime!
Darcy is one of my favorites bloggers–she’s such an awesome story teller. Abby, I will miss these introductions of your fellow bloggers. Thanks for doing them.
Love it. I share Darcy’s love for Pralines and Cream ice cream from Baskin Robbins. When I was a kid I always got that as my birthday ice cream cake. And I agree w/ Darcy’s choice of Ryan Gosling. Or at least once he was in my head, I couldn’t kick him out of anything.
I always had the TCBY frozen yogurt cake. Damn. Now I want that cake.