Twitter Spotlight: Susan Orlins

Here’s a Twitter Spotlight first: I’m featuring Susan Orlins, the mother of one of my first subjects, Eliza Orlins.

Meeting Susan, a journalist, blogger, author and avid bicyclist, it’s easy to see where Eliza gets at least some of her adventurous spirit and verve.

And also her heart. Did you see the part of Eliza’s season in Vanuatu where Susan and Eliza were reunited as a reward?


OneChicklette: Your favorite qualities in a love interest

@SusanOrlins: Big eyes, long ears, wet nose, and a tail


OneChicklette: Your chief characteristic (one word)

@SusanOrlins: Optimisticworrywart


OneChicklette: What you appreciate most in your friends

@SusanOrlins: Quirky


OneChicklette: Your idea of happiness

@SusanOrlins: A sleeper compartment on an overnight train

OneChicklette: Your idea of misery

@SusanOrlins: Being captured by a terrorist


OneChicklette: Your favorite fictional character

@SusanOrlins: Stuart Little, Pippi Longstocking, Mrs. Piggle Wiggle, Eloise

OneChicklette: Your favorite thing to eat, and also to drink

@SusanOrlins: Roast beef bones, gloppy hot chocolate

OneChicklette: Five tangible things you can’t live without

@SusanOrlins: Not including my family, dog, laptop: ZipLoc bags, bicycle, helmet, eye mask, socks

OneChicklette: What’s the number one item on your bucket list? (question via @SaraLang)

@SusanOrlins: It’s a tie: to get published in The New Yorker and to be on The Daily Show to talk with Jon about my memoir, Confessions of a Worrywart: Husbands, Lovers, Mothers, and Others.

 signing book

@OneChicklette: Who do you know via social media that you’re dying to meet in real life?  (this question came via @floridagirlindc)

@SusanOrlins: Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project, who approaches an upbeat topic, in a comprehensive, intelligent, almost scholarly, way. 

@OneChicklette: What is your most under appreciated tweet? (this question came via @MikeKelton)

@SusanOrlins: A search that led to my blog, Confessions of a Worrywart: “Should I be worried about my wart?”

OneChicklette: A question I should ask the next participant

@SusanOrlins: What is something no one knows about you?

OneChicklette: Random shout out (can be a person, your business, a web site, a favorite product or brand…anything)

@SusanOrlins: @1Chicklette, @eorlins & my memoir Confessions of a Worrywart: Husbands, Lovers, Mothers, & Others


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