Friday, February 24, 2012

The Unknown Mami

If you're a blogger, blog writer or blog reader - you have a blog you stalk.  At least I do.  (You know you do too.)  For me, there is one blog writer that I always make time to read and comment.  (And these days - it's tough to keep up.)  

Her name, you ask? She is known as The Unknown Mami.  

Whether the Unknown Mami is writing about motherhood, marriage, milk or the mundane she's always exciting to read.  Over the last few months, the Unknown Mami has made me laugh and cry.  She has inspired me to do stuff like this and this.  Her girls, Put Pie and Luna Pie amaze me.  Unknown Mami's husband - Unknown Papi, he's pretty cool too.  And even when the Unknown Mami is Aiming Low, she's soaring high. 

It's been a pleasure getting to "know" her through her writing and I hope one day our paths will cross. 

And if you haven't discovered the Unknown Mami for yourself, well she is  ~    

Unknown Mami
Intro in your own words:
Hi, I'm Unknown Mami; otherwise known as The Most Interesting Woman in the World. My cleavage alone has experienced more than a lesser woman’s entire body. My sweat smells like gardenias. I may or may not be prone to exaggeration.

What inpired you to start your blog?
In 2008 at the age of 37, I became a mother. Before that my life had always involved acting in some way or another. All of a sudden I wasn't going out on auditions, or rehearsing for plays. I felt isolated and without a sense of community. I was used to creating on a regular basis and then all of a sudden... nothing. I woke up one day (April 17, 2009 to be exact), my first daughter was 7 months old, and decided to start a blog. I put a paper bag over a picture of myself and Unknown Mami was born.

Dunkin Donuts or Starbucks?  Neither. I live in San Francisco where coffee is abundant and the need to frequent a "chain" is almost non-existent. If I have to choose a chain, then it would be Peet's Coffee.

Describe your ideal day?  I would get to sleep as long as I needed to. That's it. Sleep, that's what I long for.

You're stranded on an unknown island with Unknown Papi, Put Pie and Luna Pie - what 3 items would you want to make your lives easier?  And why.
A lighter for fire, pocket knife for all kinds of things, and a laptop with internet access so that I could blog about the experience and look up tutorials on how to survive on an island.

Where do you see the Unknown Mami in 10 years?
You know what? I'm open to the possibilities. I don't know where Unknown Mami will be in 10 years and I don't want to know. I'm happy just seeing it all unfold.

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