Thursday, January 15, 2009

Country Girl Pays a Visit

Kate, over at Chronicles of a Country Girl, left a comment for Dlyn, following my comment (you with me so far?) saying that I couldn't do the interview thing with Dlyn, since I'd already done it with Daryl. Kate said, in fact that "You can double dip on interviews. I just made up that rule." Soooo ... I went over to Kate's, found her interview and said, "INTERVIEW ME, COUNTRY GIRL! I DOUBLE DOG DARE YA!" Well, I wasn't quite so rude. I don't think I was, at least. Gee, I really hope not. I'll have to double back and check.

Either way, Kate sent me the requisite interview questions, complete with all the rules which applied the last time. Grab a snack and settle in. This one's for those of you who haven't been reading here very long. Enjoy!

1. Ok. What is with the name? I mean, it's totally original, but I need some explanation please.

My name is Felicia. My mother named me after a parish in Louisiana, where she grew up. East Feliciana Parish, the home of her father's family. So yes, I was named after a large tract of land in the Deep South.

Flea? A relative decided, when I was born, that I should be called Flea. It stuck. When I was going into first grade, Mom let me decide whether to be called Flea or Felicia. She said I'd probably be called that for the rest of my life, whichever I chose. She was right. And I chose well. The full story is here.
2. I read your interview with Daryl and I'm wondering where you're from. Were you born in Oklahoma?

I was born in Austin, TX, but raised south of New Orleans. I came to Tulsa to go to college, then moved to Maryland, where I met my Hunny, back in 1990. Moved to Virginia, then to Florida, where we lived eleven years and raised little kids. Moved to Tulsa two years ago. My mom and brother and his family live here. It feels like home. I squishy heart Tulsa.
3. If you could have dinner with one single person, living or deceased, who would it be?

A lot of Christians say Jesus, but I think I'd be nervous the entire time. Honestly, I'd love to have a quiet dinner with C.S. Lewis. Sit and pick his brain and just listen. As long as it's living or dead, I'd like Phil Yancey to be there too.

4. When and why did you begin blogging? And what was the very first blog you read AND do you still read it? (Sorry, I know that's three questions).

Cheater. I'll let you get away with it this time.

I actually began blogging nearly two years ago, as a way of connecting with my Florida friends I miss(ed) so much. My first post was supposed to be a letter to friends and family, and my Hunny said, "Well, why don't you start a blog? I'll help you set it up tonight when I get home from work." He came home and I had everything set up and sent out to friends and family. Check out my very first post!

As to the first blog I read? Lisa, The Karate Mom. She and I were in a Bible study together and she stood up and said, "My name is Lisa and I'm a blogaholic ..." Still reading her. When she decides to post, that stinker.
5. I noticed that your favorite movies are some of my favorite movies. What's the last movie you saw and what are you planning on seeing next?

So you like Raising Arizona too? Kewl! The last one I saw in a theater, totally unintentionally, was Slum Dog Millionaire. It was graphic, but excellent. Even wrote a review. And I never actually plan to see movies, unless it's Narnian. Or XMen. Or Spiderman. In fact, Wolverine will probably be the next one I see, I don't get out much.

Thanks, Kate! That was fun! Here are the rules - play at your own risk!

1. Leave me a comment saying, "Interview me."
2. I will respond by emailing you five questions. (I get to pick the
3. You will update your blog with the answers to the questions.
4. You will include this explanation and an offer to interview
someone else in the same post.
5. When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask
them five questions.

Until I write again ...



Anonymous said...

Great interview! Wolverine, huh? Welllll!

Daryl said...

Great interview ... funnily enough I was pondering the basis of the name Flea .. and actually considered Felicia .. as well as Phyllis .. .a cousin's son named Philip calls himself Fil ....

And I loved Raising Arizona as well as almost all the Coen Bros. flicks, Flea ... (its fun to say: flicks flea .. go ahead you know you want to)

Trisha said...

Now we all know a little bit more about the Good Flea!

Mental P Mama said...

Well done! I LOVE Raising Arizona. "They've got more babies than they know what to do with..." Best line ever;)

Debbie said...

So that's where Flea came from. I was wondering and now wonder why I never asked. This was good and I enjoyed reading about you!

I can't even remember if I've seen raising Arizona. Damn.

Daisy said...

I love the name Felicia, especially in its Spanish pronunciation. Flea is the perfect way to shorten it!
Sure, why not -- interview me!

MIT Mommy said...

I have to admit that I was wondering where the name "Flea" came from. Interesting!

BTW - heard a rumor that you are smocking for someone. Sounds gorgeous and I am swimming in jealousy.

MIT Mommy said...

Oh, you probably already noticed this, but I'm not Enthalpymama anymore . . . .

Wineplz said...

I totally cracked up when you said "So yes, I was named after a large tract of land in the Deep South." That was just hilarious to me.

I'm trying to do a little bloggy catch-up...glad I got a chance to stop by, I always love your posts.

Also? LOVE your "about me" pic!!! I thought it was Maybelline at first! :D

Karate Mom said...

Hey, I still post! I posted TWICE the other day. IN THE SAME DAY! So pplllbbbttt!
My next post is going to be all about our new fridge, Bruiser. I bet you can't wait!

I love telling people about my friend, Flea, and then waiting for them to say, "Huh?"
Oh, and I ADORE Raising Arizona! One of the funniest movies ever made, I believe.
"Son, you got a panty on yore head."

Karate Mom said...

Oh, and I still want to be interviewed. :)

Mia Celeste said...

It's great to have blogging friends! Good interview.

Country Girl said...

I'm still laughing about Daryl's flicks flea.
I loved your answers! And I'm glad I asked the questions that I did. See? Others didn't know all about your name, either. I'm off now to read the links and I cannot believe we both just saw Slumdog Millionaire and both wrote reviews on it.
(CS Lewis would be great to talk to. And yeah, I'd be nervous around Jesus, too.)

Karen Deborah said...

kewl I like the part about being named after a large piece of land in the south, your funny...
smocking rumors? would they be for two little girls I might know?
Ok I'm game interview me.

Weezee said...

very enlightening! I also loved the hubbie's dynamite. What a hoot!

Damselfly said...

That was fun to read about you. Especially your name. I thought you were trying to show what a fan of the Red Hot Chili Peppers' bass player you are.

I also love Raising Arizona. That movie is so quotable.

Warty Mammal said...

These interviews are great. At last, the torment of what your official first name is has been laid at rest. No more privately thinking "Florence? Farah? Francesca? Fiona?" but not asking because it was none of my business.

Mom Knows Everything said...

I never knew your real name before.