More Popular Than Not Being Invited

Remember how I mentioned being asked to speak on an affordable housing panel? It was last week, and I learned a lot. Mostly about why I’m not asked to do more of these things.

FYI The panel was much more interesting than I look.

I also never want to be famous because I would constantly be caught picking my nose, itching my butt and looking for ear wax by the paparazzi.

PS. Thanks for all the support for I Refuse To Be Special Because I Chose To Be A Mother. I was surprised how much agreement there was. I’m not a unique snowflake? YAY!

When I’m not wearing my excitement on the inside, I’m becoming more popular by reading and writing elsewhere.

My Other Hangouts (don’t tell my blog):

  • A Silent Car at a NASCAR Race: On Ford Social, I wrote about my experience with Ford and the first electric pace car at a NASCAR race. The car was cool plus I got to sit in Carl Edwards pit box. This piece got more likes on the Ford Facebook page than anything I’ve ever written anywhere (575+). Oh and here are some more cool pictures I took.
  • Lumpy Fudge: On The Kitchen Witch, I made her readers grateful that I wasn’t a food blogger by admitting to my attempt to make fudge by first creating my own sweet condensed milk. Oops.
  • My First Mother’s Day: It’s Was Only Up From Here: On Richmondmom, I tell the story of my first mom’s day where I awoke to Scott running out the door with baby E to get me a card. I wasn’t pleased. It got better. Then worse. Then better.

Favorite posts I didn’t read, I mean, write:

Alex Iwashyna

Alex Iwashyna went from a B.A. in philosophy to an M.D. to a SAHM, poet and writer by 30. She spends most of her writing time on, a humor blog (except when it's serious) about her husband fighting zombies, awkward attempts at friendship, and dancing like everyone is watching. She also has a soft spot for culture, politics, and rude Southern people who offend her Yankee sensibilities. She parents 2 elementary-aged children, 1 foster baby, 3 cats, and 1 puppy, who are all Southern but not rude. Yet.

7 thoughts to “More Popular Than Not Being Invited”

  1. There was a recent study that found that meetings actually make people dumber. And judging by how many meetings I sit through on a weekly basis, I think I can vouch for those findings.

  2. That picture is priceless. I am horribly UN-photogenic. I can be having the time of my life and it will look like I’m asleep or eating the whole time (which are two of my favorite things so…maybe I am). So glad you got some props for your I Refuse To Be Special Because I Chose To Be A Mother post! I kept meaning to write something but realized now I didn’t. It’s so true! I love being at home with my kids and while it has frustrating times, there is always something that outweighs it, like being able to wear yoga pants all day, playing!, peeing whenever I want to (hello! I could NEVER pee when I taught school), and many more. It’s all about how we’re wired up I think. There are many other jobs that strike fear in me…like anything with teeth.

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