I am so impressed by entrepreneurs. The courage it must take to strike out on one’s own!
Carol Blymire is one of these brave souls. She has her own business.
But thanks to Twitter I also know that she was in a Rush cover band, practices Transcendental Meditation and has a super-cute dog, Dexter.
I have so much work to do today, but Dexter requires some cozy time first. #nap #doomed pic.twitter.com/OJ57a49760
— Carol Blymire (@CarolBlymire) September 14, 2014
OneChicklette: Your favorite qualities in a love interest
@CarolBlymire: He has to be smart and funny, and he has to “get it.” I’m not sure how to describe “get it” but I know it when I see it. He has to enjoy watching the evening network news, Dateline, The Price is Right, and other old lady shows I secretly love love love. And that thing where he holds your face in his hands the first time he kisses you? Yeah, that.
OneChicklette: Your chief characteristic (one word)
@CarolBlymire: Generosity. I think happiness happens by doing nice things for others — not to the exclusion of ourselves — but I tend to want only people in my life who are willing to help, give, share, and teach.
OneChicklette: What you appreciate most in your friends
@CarolBlymire: Their willingness to let me be who I am, and their openness to letting me be the “cool aunt” or godmom to their kids. Also their ability to drink lots of wine and eat lots of food, and come up with plans to conquer the fucking world.
OneChicklette: Your idea of happiness
@CarolBlymire: A beach, a book, a glass of rose, the late afternoon sun, and my man sitting next to me.
OneChicklette: Your idea of misery
@CarolBlymire: A life where cupholders in the center of an overstuffed La-Z-Boy sectional is a desired thing for one’s home.
OneChicklette: Your favorite fictional character
@CarolBlymire: Harriet the Spy. She is me. I am her. Flaws and all.
OneChicklette: Your favorite thing to eat, and also to drink
@CarolBlymire: Steak with chimichurri. Chocolate milkshakes.
OneChicklette: Five tangible things you can’t live without
@CarolBlymire: My dog, my iMac, toilet paper, cozy fleece socks, and my Mac Spice lip pencil.
OneChicklette: What’s the number one item on your bucket list? (question via @SaraLang)
@CarolBlymire: Recreate the George Michael “Freedom 90” video with my girlfriends Heather and Catherine.
@OneChicklette: Who do you know via social media that you’re dying to meet in real life? (this question came via @tammy)
@CarolBlymire: Oh, without a doubt, it’s Paul Williams (@IMPaulWilliams)!! One of the most prolific songwriters of our time. A gentle, calm personality and a kind human being who knows the value in appreciating our minutes on earth. I’d love to cook and eat a meal with him and talk about life, love, happiness, kindness, and the innate power we all have to make a meaningful contribution (whatever that looks like for each of us) in the world.
OneChicklette: A question I should ask the next participant
@CarolBlymire: What’s your favorite room in your home, and why?
OneChicklette: who should I ask to be in a future Twitter Spotlight?
@CarolBlymire: Peter Ogburn; Tim Carman; Melody Kramer. Interesting, and doing really cool stuff in their respective fields. And, they’re FUNNY.
OneChicklette: Random shout out
@CarolBlymire: A shout-out to Keegan-Michael Key of the comedy duo Key and Peele. He’s adopted, as am I, and on a recent JV Club podcast talked openly and with great resonance about what it’s like to be adopted, and the impact it has on our identity, history, and story. Too often, the loudest voices are people who have adopted kids, and not often enough the adopted kids after they’ve grown up. Just like Keegan’s upbringing, my parents also are amazing people and gave me an incredible life. I love them to the ends of the earth and back. Still, it’s important to acknowledge that pieces of our jigsaw puzzle are missing, it’s okay to talk about it, and it’s not threatening or an affront to how we were raised.
This is possibly my favorite Twitter Spotlight. So insightful and full of mini-life-lessons. Thanks!