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://mamawantsthis.com Mama Wants This

    Happy SITS Day Fadra! I love your self-interview format – can I steal, er I mean borrow it?

    • Anonymous

      I promise you it’s not a totally original idea. Steal, er, borrow away!!

  • Anonymous

    Congrats on your SITS day!  Your son is a-dorable.  Looking forward to subscribing to your blog to learn more about social media and to get to know you better! 

    • Anonymous

      Thanks, Jen! I hope to do the same!!

  • http://favouritevintagefinds.blogspot.com/ Favourite Vintage Finds

    Wishing you a Happy SITS Day Fadra! Love the photos you shared here today! :)

    • Anonymous

      Thanks for stopping by! I love that photo of me and my son even though it’s over a year old!

  • Jdaniel4smom

    Happy SITS day! What a great way to share more about yourself.

    • Anonymous

      More importantly, I’ve finally answered all the questions everyone has been dying to know about me.

  • http://lostinaseaofblogs.wordpress.com/ Broot

    Happy SITS day!!  Love those questions. :)

    • Anonymous

      I like to get the important stuff out of the way :)

      Thanks for stopping by!

  • Sorta Southern Single Mom

    Happy SITS Day!  I’m glad you included a pronunciation key, because I will confess I was saying your name wrong in my head.  But, I think you said you were a relocated Yankee and I’m giggling at what they must do to your long a!

    • Anonymous

      I get FAH-dra all the time. I used to be so embarrassed that I would answered to that. Now, I correct people immediately! And yes, most Southerners get it right!

  • http://www.hinessightblog.com Hines-Sight Blog

    Yeah, happy SITS day, Fadra.  So glad that we’ve connected, and just so you know, I do get your Social Dialect e-mails, and I may not comment, but I do read EVERY ONE.  I love the photos of you today.   I hope GoDaddy can handle all this traffic. 

    • Anonymous

      Thanks, Leigh! Hope to see you more in the future. And it’s okay about Social Dialect. I’m not keeping tabs. Promise :)

  • Blond Duck

    Happy SITS day!

    • Anonymous

      Thanks for stopping by!

  • http://www.thingsicantsay.com shellthings

    Yay for your SITS day!

    And yes, that is my lame comment.

    B/c I already know that you are awesome. :) 

    • Anonymous

      I’ll take a lame comment like that any day :)

  • http://www.mommy-me.squarespace.com syreena

    Happy SITS day!!! Im totally going to follow you on twitter and get some pointers…i suck at twitter! like, the worst…lol

    • Anonymous

      Don’t know if you know @adventuroo (aka @momcommblog:disqus) but she wrote an AWESOME post that I send to all new Twitterers: http://www.adventuroo.com/2010/08/making-sense-of-twitter-its-the-never-ending-cocktail-party/

      Thanks for stopping by!

      • http://www.adventuroo.com Adventuroo

        Thanks for the shout out girl!

      • http://www.adventuroo.com Adventuroo

        Thanks for the shout out girl!

  • http://babywithatwist.wordpress.com KH99

    I love the name of the nail polish, and it sounds like something I would wear. I wouldn’t watch the movie, though.  Sorry.  Happy SITS Day!

    • Anonymous

      I wouldn’t watch the movie either but I love fall and October is my favorite month!

  • http://twitter.com/buriedwithkids buriedwithchildren

    Congrats on your SITS day! I hope you are showered in love and comments. 

  • http://twitter.com/buriedwithkids buriedwithchildren

    Congrats on your SITS day! I hope you are showered in love and comments. 

    • Anonymous

      So far so good!!

  • Anonymous

    I hope everyone figures out how awesome and fab you are like I did! :) Congrats on being featured at SITS!

    • Anonymous

      I’m working on world domination. Apparently, it takes a while.

  • http://twitter.com/dutchbeingme Julie

    HAPPY SITS DAY!!!!!! Love this… and you! Now to go read all of those SOC Sunday posts I’ve missed in the past few weeks since life got crazy again.
    Oh and if you are new to Fadra’s blog – let me tell you she is all kinds of awesome, especially on twitter… like the night that she was being all crazy and decided to find peoples celebrity doppelgangers. Yes, she’s that kind of awesome.<3

    • Anonymous

      I forgot about the celebrity doppelgangers. I should totally do that again! I see people all the time but I’m sure they would think I’m nuts! Oh wait, they probably already do! We’ve missed you at #SOCSunday!

  • http://whisperingwriter.blogspot.com/ WhisperingWriter

    Happy SITS Day to you!

    Now I’m curious on the cereal Freakies.

  • Anonymous

    I really enjoy your blog, and have learned a lot about social media from you.  So glad it’s your SITS day!  Have a great one!

    • Anonymous

      Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

  • http://theheirtoblair.com Beth Anne

    Happy SITS day, sweet Fadra! 

    • Anonymous

      Thanks, doll!!!

  • http://howbabbyformed.blogspot.com Christa the BabbyMama

    Congrats on your SITS Day! Love the self-interview! Maybe someday when I get my day I’ll do the same :)

    • Anonymous

      It seems too self-absorbed to create my own questions but it was totally fun to answer ridiculous ones!

  • http://sometimesiveg.com/ Miriam

    Happy SITS day.  I loved your self interview, really let me see some of your style and it made me laugh :)  Of course, your kid is adorable too!

    • Anonymous

      As long as you think my kid is adorable, you’re welcome back here anytime 😉

  • http://www.misssrobin.blogspot.com/ Misssrobin

    Congratulations on your SITS day.  I hope it’s a fun day for you.

    I’m a bacon girl myself.  I don’t like much meat, but I can eat an entire package of bacon by myself.  Don’t tell my doctor.

    • Anonymous

      HA! And the bacon phenomenon continues. I’m not much of a meat eater either but I love me some ham!

  • Anonymous

    Congrats on your SITS day!  Woo hoo!

    • Anonymous

      Thank you!!! It’s making me feel very loved :)

  • http://erickaclay.com Ericka Clay

    Happy SITS day!  Love the stream of consciousness idea.  Maybe it’s the writer in me.  I’ll have to join in! 

    • Anonymous

      Please do! I never thought much about it but people love it and we really learn a lot about each other by pouring our hearts out.

    • Good Girl Gone Green

      You have to, it’s such a fun community Fadra has created on Sundays!

  • http://twitter.com/_ScooterMarie Jocelyn

    Hi, Fadra – happy SITS day!! I just found your blog and started following you on Twitter (yeah, I’m just getting into this whole game…), so it’s very nice to “meet” you! Can’t wait to catch up with your story.

    • Anonymous

      Just got you back on Twitter! Lots to learn but I love this community!!

  • http://twitter.com/theravensspell Jacki

    Great idea on the Reader Q&A!  And I love all teh quirky answers.

    Congrats on your SITS day.

    • Anonymous

      Quirky answers? What about those ridiculous questions? I guess it shows that my readers are as nutty as I am.

  • Etta

    Happy SITS Day! L-O-V-E your name. I have a hyphenated first name, so I know all about the constant mispronunciations and misspellings one suffers through. It took me a long time to appreciate the uniqueness of my name.

    • Anonymous

      I think I’m still working on the whole appreciation thing. But at my age, I guess I have to have some sort of acceptance. P.S. Is Etta your name? I love it! Makes me think of Etta James!

  • http://thefamilymath.wordpress.com Misty

    Happy SITS Day!!

    If I was going to be a soap on a rope in someone’s tub (other than my husband’s of course) … Hmm. I’d probably have to go with Hugh Jackman or the guy that played Sawyer on Lost (Josh something-or-other).

    • Anonymous

      Oh thank you for answering a question!!! I loved Hugh Jackman as Wolverine but in anything else, he always seems like he’s a little light in the loafers (not that there’s anything wrong with that!)

      • http://thefamilymath.wordpress.com Misty

        Oh, I loved him in The Prestige and Kate & Leopold!

  • http://twitter.com/capabilitymom Capability : Mom

    Happy SITS Day – Glad to find your blog!

    • Anonymous

      Glad you found it too!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=774447210 Anonymous

    Happy SITS Day to you Fadra! I think your name and blog are beautiful! Love the interview. Also, I totally have a crush on Elijah Wood too!!!

    • Anonymous

      Oh that’s so sweet! And finally, someone else who can appreciate Elijah’s darling baby blues!!!

  • http://profiles.google.com/kidsthings C (Kid Things)

    Great interview questions! Happy SITS day!

    • Anonymous

      My readers are the BEST (at making me look ridiculous)!

  • http://chroniclesofpookahsmom.com Rose’s Daughter

    Happy SITS DAY!!!!
    hillarious post by the way!

    • Anonymous

      Glad it made you (hopefully) chuckle!

  • Cynthia Crumb

    Love the questions your readers submitted.  And oh, but how I oogle Ewan McGregor, too.  Hope it’s a great SITS day and you are revelling in the comment luv!  

    • Anonymous

      Thank you Cynthia! I could have cared less about Ewan until I heard him sing in Moulin Rouge. Now I think he’s dreamy. Thanks for stopping by!

  • http://twitter.com/criticalcrass jenn griffin

    happy sitsday!

    • Anonymous

      Thank you!

  • Suzanne

    Congrats on your SITS day! I’ve been following you for awhile. Your Q&A made me giggle…

    • Anonymous

      If I made you giggle, then my work here is done :)

  • http://twitter.com/MomMadeItLookEZ Jennifer Williams

    Congrats on your SITS day! I hope it is all kinds of fantastic.

    • Anonymous

      So far, so good! Thanks!

  • jbctrainer

    the Q&A rocks!!! I think I peed a little…twice! then again I am pregnant with baby #3 (3 babies in 3 years) and just about any slight movement could trigger that….but seriously, aside from the dozen interruptions from my 3 year old and 1 year old while reading your post, this has kicked my morning off to a wonderful start. sigh, I love that your able to post that often during the week, perhaps when my stunt double FINALLY shows up I can manage posting 2 or 3 times…can’t wait to read more. Happy SITS day to you sweet bella, have a glorious weekend! p.s. don’t know why this is posting as “jbctrainer” – my “handle” is “mangiabella” (http://mangia-bella.blogspot.com)…sigh….I think it’s the browswer I’m using today….grrrr

    • Anonymous

      Sorry I made you pee but if you’re pregnant, you probably would have wet yourself sometime today. Here’s the trick to posting frequently. Stop with ONE KID!!!

      If you are posting 2-3 times with your hands full, I think you are doing alright!!

  • Krystina Almaguer

    Happy SITS day!! Your blog is awesome :) And the interview questions? Such a great idea! Especially since they’re hands down the greatest questions I’ve ever seen lol I may jump on this stealing them bandwagon some time soon… Can’t wait to snoop around and see more!

    • Anonymous

      Thanks for stopping by but really it’s my readers that came up with the ridiculously good questions. I would love to read yours if you decide to do the same. Took the pressure off of me to feel all self-promotioney.

  • jamie

    Hey happy Sits Day! You are HILARIOUS! I am going to follow you on twitter! (Warning: I just for an account and still don’t know how to use it)

  • jamie

    Hey happy Sits Day! You are HILARIOUS! I am going to follow you on twitter! (Warning: I just for an account and still don’t know how to use it)

  • http://www.ninisays.com Nini

    Happy SITS day!! OMG your Q&A is simply hilarious…..hippie tie dye dress? Ham? Where did you come up with those questions. Love it! And your son is simply adorable. Enjoy your day.

    • Anonymous

      Thanks, Nini! Let’s just say I was trying to find myself and turns out it wasn’t in a hippie dress. Makes for a great Halloween costume though!

  • http://www.ninisays.com Nini

    Happy SITS day!! OMG your Q&A is simply hilarious…..hippie tie dye dress? Ham? Where did you come up with those questions. Love it! And your son is simply adorable. Enjoy your day.

  • http://rambleramble.com Ginger

    Happy SITS day! With an awesome Q&A even!

    • Anonymous

      Thanks for stopping by!

  • http://twitter.com/mommyneedsvaca Rachel

    Congrats on your SITS Day girl!!

    • Anonymous

      Make a toast in my honor tonight, please :)

  • http://www.makingitworkmom.com Making It Work Mom

    Happy SITS Day!! Enjoy!!!  Love your ridiculous questions.

    • Anonymous

      My readers make it so easy for me. They truly amazed me with their ridiculousness.

  • http://www.culinarythymes.com alyce@culinarythymes.com

    Congrats on your SITS day! Love the interview qs.

    • Anonymous

      Glad you enjoyed!

  • Nicole

    I LOVE your Q & A format! I’m also so jealous of your design!! I’ve been so unsettled with my own…but I love yours!

    Happy SITS Day! http://theworldofmyimagination.blogspot.com


    • Anonymous

      This is my 3rd iteration of a design. I keep thinking I should change it to keep it “fresh” but I just like it too darn much. Find something you like and then emulate it!

  • http://confessionsofavi3tbabe.com Vi3tI3abe

    Happy SITS Day! You son is too cute! Loved your interview, I feel like I know you already! =)

    BTW, I’ve heard about you thru other mommy bloggers I know and always wanted to check you out haha. AND I kept calling you FADra, but I got it right now! FAY-dra ^_^

    • Anonymous

      Okay. So it was good that I put the pronunciation out there right away. Glad my reputation precedes me :)

      BTW, I actually have no clue how to pronounce Vi3tl3abe!

      • http://confessionsofavi3tbabe.com Vi3tI3abe


        haha, no one but the ppl I know actually does! It stands for viet babe but spelled in the old school chatroom style where 3=E and I just added the I in there so it spells my name Vi, it’s complicated, I know, but I’ve had it for like 10yrs now ^_^

        • Anonymous

          So I was close. I was thinking “Vittle Babe” in my head, like maybe you liked to eat a lot??


          • http://confessionsofavi3tbabe.com Vi3tI3abe

            haha, I adore you already!

  • http://unintentionallybrilliant.blogspot.com Roxanne Piskel

    Happy SITS Day!!

    • Anonymous


  • http://tamaralikecamera.blogspot.com Tamara

    Happy SITS day!  I’ll certainly be back.  

    • Anonymous

      I’m counting on it now that you’ve said it publicly!

  • http://twitter.com/LadyAnne525 Anne

    Happy SITS Day!!  I always get so excited when people I know are featured.  😀

    • Anonymous

      Me too. It’s like HEY – I know that person! And everyone else is discovering the little gem I already knew about!