Welcome to My Lair

My goal today is to do three things:

1. Welcome you to my blog.

2. Show you how irresistible my blog is.

3. Make you come back time and time and time again.

You see, dear reader, today is my SITS day. As part of the SITS community, one blogger is featured almost every day and today is finally my day. That means potentially 10,000 women could be visiting my site today! I have the server administrators at GoDaddy on standby just in case I have traffic overload.

Me trying to pretend to be a SITS girl. If only I could have looked at the right camera...

If you are a regular or returning reader, I just need you to read, be entertained, and leave a comment so all my new visitors will know how fabulous I am (or at least make it sound that way).

If you are a NEW visitor, let’s get started.


My name is Fadra. It’s pronounced FAY-dra. I get lots of questions about my name so I might as well direct you first to my post on that: A Crazy Name Like Fadra. Be prepared for some really bad music.

If you want to know more about my blog or possibly even about me, you’ll find that pretty easily too.

Here’s a quick tour of my blog. I post usually 4-5 times a week. Sometimes it’s personal stuff. Sometimes it’s ridiculous stuff. And sometimes it’s me giving away fabulous stuff. I also like to do videos from time to time. They’re usually part of a post but just for you guys, I created my very own YouTube gallery. Feel free to check it out if there’s nothing on TV and you want to watch me over and over and over again.


I’ve got a cute kid and a quirky sense of humor. That’s about all I’ve got so maybe you’ll find that irresistible.

This is my best work.


I think I’ve got the internet pretty well covered. If you want to subscribe to my blog, I’ve got both RSS feeds and email subscriptions available for you at one low price. I also have a Facebook page where I post silly pictures and videos and often ask questions like you’ll read below. And I like Twitter. A lot. If you have to choose, I’d prefer you join me on Twitter (@allthingsfadra). I excel at tweeting and I still get a chance to try and make you come back.

Now for the Q&A…

Since SITS decided to stop doing the interviews, I thought it only fair to interview myself so you can get to know me better. Instead of coming up with my own questions, I asked my biggest fans readers to ask me their most ridiculous questions. So here we go…


If you were soap on a rope whose bathtub would you be in? (submitted by @SheSuggests)

For the sake of my marriage, I will have to say my husband, of course! It definitely would not be Ewan McGregor or Elijah Wood. Nope, definitely not them. Definitely my husband.

If you had to choose between hopping on a pogo stick or doing the moonwalk to get around for the rest of your life, which would you choose? (submitted by @gfunkified)

This is an easy choice for me. I would totally moonwalk. I think I’d get a headache after a while on the pogo stick and I don’t really have great balance anyway. Now I just need someone to teach me how to moonwalk.

How come you’re so fab? (submitted by @simplycinthia)

I’d like to say I was born that way but I’m pretty sure it’s from knowing people like Cinthia (because she’s fab too).

Boxers or briefs? (submitted by @dashingly)

I don’t think women look good in boxers or briefs. I usually go for bikini (but absolutely never a thong).

If your aura was going to be made into a nail polish, what would the color be called? (submitted by @thehhhousewife)

Warm October Nights. Coincidentally, if I made a softcore porn movie, it would be called the same thing.

What is the most ridiculous thing you’ve ever worn? (submitted by @freshproducenow)

The year was 1987. I was the little sister tagging along on a road trip to see The Grateful Dead and Bob Dylan in concert. I bought a tie-dye hippie dress and wore it with pride. However, once you are away from stoned hippies, the dress just looks ridiculous (although it is still hanging in my closet).

If you had to have one toe removed…which would you chose and why? (submitted by @mommythisnthat)

Believe me when I say, every single toe is important. I once broke the toe beside my pinkie toe and was amazed at how difficult it was to walk. That said, I’d nix my baby toe. I could hide the stump easily in summer sandals. I’d have to give up flip-flops though.

If you had a choice to either go back in time to a specific moment or go to the future. Which would you choose? Why? (submitted by @mommythisnthat)

I carry no regrets so I wouldn’t go back to change anything. However, I would probably go back to tell my boss what I really think of him since he ended up being my ex-boss anyway.

If you were a box of cereal what would it be and why? (submitted by @boringwineguy)

When I was growing up, there was a cereal we loved called Freakies. I’m sure you can make the connection.

If you could only eat one pork product for the rest of your life what would it be? (submitted by @boringwineguy)

Ham. I think I’m the only person in the world that doesn’t go ga ga for bacon. But I’ll take ham any day of the week.

If you had 80 years to live would you go from 0-80 or if you had the chance would you go 0-40 then the next 40 back to 0? (submitted by @boringwineguy)

Since I’ve already reached 40 and I know that pretty much everything on your body starts breaking after that, I’d start going backwards. Who wouldn’t want to be young and wise? I would still like to skip the awkward adolescent years though.


I’m certain you’re hooked by now. If not, I invite you to join me on Sundays where I host a free writing meme called Stream of Consciousness Sunday. Or visit me on my other blog, Social Dialect, where I blog about, well, blogging. And if you’re looking for something to leave in the comments, why not answer one of my ridiculous questions too? Then I won’t feel as awkward.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1410736118 Elizabeth Martin Handler

    your name rocks.  unique names are my favorite!

    • Anonymous

      Spoken like a true Elizabeth 😉

  • http://writingrampant.blogspot.com Elisabeth Treble

    Yay for SITS!  Seriously?  ROTFL. :)

    • Anonymous

      I was hoping you would say “Literally” ROTFL. That would have made my day.

  • http://twitter.com/Sourire11 Jeanne

    Happy SITS day!!!  funny  – I just started following you on twitter and then it’s SITS day.  The internet is alot smaller than we think!

    • Anonymous

      Isn’t it though? I love how small it makes the world. Some of my favorite bloggers are far away overseas but I feel like I know them so well!

  • http://bestoffates.com Megan (Best of Fates)

    You had me at quirky. I mean, you had me before that. You started having me a long time ago. But in this post, you had me at quirky.

    • Anonymous

      Have I ever told you that you have the best tagline ever???? I like words like quirky and awkward. I get them.

  • Dianna Kennedy

    Oh, happy day, darlin’! You totally deserve a day in the SITS sun. Even if you do secretly pine after tiny Elijah Wood.

    • Anonymous

      For shame. I would think a tiny little thing like you would totally love a tiny little thing like him. Let me guess… you are more into guys like “The Rock”?

      Miss you, doll.

  • http://www.shesuggests.com Yuliya

    Elijah Wood was my very first crush, I puffy heart him. Happy SITS day!

    • Anonymous

      He’s utterly adorable. I’ll take adorable any day over hot. But that’s just me.

  • http://www.decoratorondemand.blogspot.com Marie Cole

    Happy SITS day, sorry I am a bit late…I hope you are having fun! :)))

    • Anonymous

      Never too late for a comment. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Michelle Clark Quinn

    Happy happy SITS day! I’m very happy to have made my way over here as this is a fabulous little blog.  Your kiddo is a-freaking-dorable :)  Looking forward to coming back for more.  Happy Friday, Fadra! ♥

    • Anonymous

      Thanks, Michelle. That totally made my day!!

  • Sela Toki

    Have an awesome SITS day.  Will be a return reader for your blog is catching.

    • Anonymous

      I would LOVE it if you come back. It’s different every day here!

  • http://www.craftwhack.com Craftwhack

    Hi. I like you, and I’m pretty sure we are using the same font for our post titles, so that means I’ll be coming back to visit. Also? Your kid is very adorable. Gotta poke around your site now. Happy SITS!

    • Anonymous

      Close on the fonts but yours is more vintagey. I like yours better. In fact, your whole blog is beautiful. Must visit again.

  • Good Girl Gone Green

    Wow, Fadra!!! By the looks of all the comments you did good today, girl! Congrats on your SITS day. You deserve it! You know I will be back day in and day out! :)

    • Anonymous

      I’d be sad if you didn’t visit me :(

  • http://www.healthyspirituality.org Jean Wise

    What a refreshing blog and yes I will be back!!

    • Anonymous

      I’m going to hold you to that, Jean.

  • http://titlelessblog.com/ Sara

    I just stopped by from SITS. I’m laughing at your aura’s nail polish name. Mine would probably be “Creme Center”. Uh…that doesn’t go so well with the soft porn joke…

    • Anonymous

      HA!!! Sara, we are definitely birds of a feather.

  • http://twitter.com/SBayRantsnRaves SouthBay RantsnRaves

    Happy SITS day! Finally found someone else that doesn’t like thongs!

  • Jean

    You have a fun style. Very entertaining. Happy Sits Day 😉

    • Anonymous

      Glad to entertain! Thanks for stopping by!

  • Trish

    Happy SITS Day! Love the interview!

    • Anonymous

      I had fun answering the questions!

  • Anonymous

    I can say I knew you when! Or at least for a few months before your SITS feature. Congrats!

    • Anonymous

      You did! Now to find some time to make it over to your blog more often…

  • http://cookingmisadventures.wordpress.com/ Courtney

    Your little boy is adorable!  Can’t wait to browse your older posts.  ~ Courtney

    • Anonymous

      I think he’s pretty cute too. Thanks for stopping by!

  • http://cookingmisadventures.wordpress.com/ Courtney

    Your little boy is adorable!  Can’t wait to browse your older posts.  ~ Courtney

  • http://mom-planning-parties.blogspot.com/ Leslie

    Happy SITS Day!  Love the Q&A.  (btw, what is the appeal of bacon?  Sure it’s salty and fatty, but I just don’t get it!)

    • Anonymous

      I think bacon fat is gross. That’s the biggest turn off for me. If it was just bacon MEAT, I might go for it.

  • http://genieinablog.com. Leigh Ann

    Congrats on your SITS day! The interview was hilarious. Did you crash GoDaddy?  😉

    • Anonymous

      I’m pretty sure they had to add extra servers as back ups 😉

  • http://www.mamamaryshow.com Mama Mary

    Happy SITS Day Fadra! Love your responses from the submitted questions and had so much fun going through your videos in your YouTube Gallery. You, Mama Kat and I need to find a way to do a vlog together. : ) Hope you had an awesome day full of love and stuff.

    • Anonymous

      I’m totally comfortable making a fool of myself in front of a camera. You say the word and I’ll put my vlogging skills at your disposal!

  • Amanda Brandenberg

    Happy SITS day! I’m excited to look around. It is a secret dream of mine to be a comedic writer.

    • Anonymous

      I don’t think I could ever be funny on command. I’m really best late at night after a glass of wine. I don’t think that could sustain a career for me.

  • Sarah B

    Happy SITS day!!! What a fun name! :)
    Loved the interview and the picture with your son labeled “my best work” so sweet!

    • Anonymous

      Aww, thanks, Sarah! Glad you enjoyed the post!

  • http://tiaras-and-trucks.blogspot.com Angela

    Happy day-after-your-SITS-Day day! (What? That’s a holiday.  I saw a card for it at Hallmark, and they don’t make stuff up.)

    It’s been unseasonably warm in Michigan, and one of my friends just mentioned loving warm October nights.  I had no idea she was talking about your movie 😉

    • Anonymous

      Angela – who are you and where have you been all my life? I think we’re going to get along famously.

      • http://tiaras-and-trucks.blogspot.com Angela

        The important thing is that I’m here now (said with wagging eyebrows) :)

  • http://www.walksimply.com Traci Lehman

    Hi and nice to meet you. Your pork tacos look super!

    • Anonymous

      See? I’m multi-talented! I write AND I cook!!

  • http://kallaydoscope.com/ Kallay

    I think I did this all ass backwards, pardon me. I commented on all of the other posts I saw first, and then it occurred to me that you might have an introductory post. Duh, me. 

    So! I’m excited for this Stream of Consciousness thing on Sunday. We did that exercise in English in high school and it was my *favorite* day of the week. I’ve done it on my blog once and it ended up a little disturbing. Not sure if I ever posted it or not. Anyway, excited for Sunday! 

    Happy SITS Day! Consider yourself subscribed to! 

    • Anonymous

      Can’t wait to head off and read your post from today. And you can read my blog ass backwards anytime you like :)

  • http://msbabyplan.blogspot.com toi

    Hello :)!

    Congrats on your special, hope you enjoyed it

    • Anonymous

      Thank you! I did!

  • Anonymous

    Happy SITS day!

    • Anonymous

      Thank you!!!

  • Nutmegdesigns

    Happy Belated SITS Day!  I liked your introduction to your blog–like a travel guide.