Why, hello there! It's so nice of you to stop by. My name
is Anna-Maria. I am married to a very patient man named Jim. We are
the parents of Eliza, who
we think is the cutest baby ever. We
also have two cats, Barney and Moe. They are named after the Simpsons
and their names are strangely apt.
Some basic facts about us: I am 33. Jim is 38. Eliza is
1. Barney and Moe are 3-ish.
I publicity direct, I write, and I edit.I cook Belgian
food, garden haphazardly and have been known to schedule vacations around
concerts. Someday I will write the amazing true story of how Bono owes
me a kidney.
We live in Holyoke, in western Massachusetts, in a city
known for having an astronomically high teen pregnancy rate, bad schools,
and a history of gang activity and arson. This is why we could afford
our house. It is worth noting that since our move here, none of our
stuff has been torched or stolen (in spite of the fact that we once
left our front door standing open for 3 hours while we were away), we
have not been offered any drugs, and, in fact, the homicide rate is
higher in the bucolic liberal hippie-ville to the north of us.
We remain concerned about the teen pregnancy thing, as
we don't want our gorgeous little Einstein giving us any grandkids too
early, but we're thinking the burka will take care of that. Also, if
she learns social interaction from me, she will never ever get a date.
So, good times, there.
I started this blog over on Friendster with an overly
cutesy title. Also, I realized that explaining it would dredge up unpleasant
behavior on my part (see cluelessness above) and some other people,
and while I have no problem humiliating myself, I learned from dooce
that you should never write anything on these things that you wouldn't
say to the person you're writing about. Also, the title had nothing
to do with my main topic, that being Eliza. And I was getting porny
So I had paid for this domain space for a site for a women's
group I was going to found and run with a friend while we were pregnant/new
moms. Ha. And Ha! again. Maybe later.
Meanwhile, I had blown $95, and I figured that I'd better
do something, and hey, here's my website about my kid, my husband, my
cats, my home, etc.
If you would like to email me, you can do so at elizasmo_at_elizasmom.com.