Blog Name: Vaughn of a New Day
Where are you from? New Orleans, LA and proud of it!
When/why/how did you start blogging? I started blogging when I found out I was pregnant. Since we have no family in Dallas, I thought it would be the easiest way to keep everyone up to speed. It was a great outlet for me to discuss the things about pregnancy that NO ONE writes about in books.
Since having Miss Thing it has been an avenue for whatever I decide upon that day…but lately it has been used to explore one of my secret passions, fashion, and I have also been using it to highlight my Stella & Dot business.
Which if you haven’t heard of Stella & Dot, check it out!
What is one of your all time favorite songs? One that each time it comes on, you stop and turn it up. I can’t do just one. Sorry
One More Cup of Coffee- Bob Dylan
Tangled Up in Blue- Bob Dylan
Cold Irons Bound- Bob Dylan
Satisfaction- Rolling Stones
Funky Cold Medina- Tone Loc
Now, confession, look in iTunes, which song has the most plays? Full disclosure: this is the iTunes on my work computer…
The Killers, Losing Touch
Do you like to read? Who are your favorite authors? I love to read! Though now with a one year old and little opportunity to sit and read, I listen to books on tape (yes I still call them that) on my runs. This has taught me two things, the first is that it is physically impossible to cry and run and to laugh hard and run.
Listened to the entire Hunger Games series, and LOVE IT!
I like mystery writers…Phillip Kerr, Harlan Coben (The Myron Bolitar series, except for the last one)
I am also a huge poetry fan. H.D. is one of my all time favorites.
What was your favorite book as a child? The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses
If you had a signature scent, what scent would that be? Fresh cut grass and laundered sheets
Confession, in your office, how do co-workers refer to you? To be totally honest, I have no idea…I do my best to fly under the radar. Though I guess some could refer to me as the crazy runner.
When you meet someone new, what is the first thing you notice about them? Their hands and feet.
Do you have any tattoos? Is there a story behind it? I have three. I refer to them as my follies of youth…one was done sober and the other two there may have been a little alcohol involved. But only a little.
Do you have a mantra, verse or quote that inspires you? I have two:
When you are going through Hell, keep going.
It’s not how many times you get knocked down, it’s about how many times you get back up.
For you athletes - what is your ultimate goal race/achievement? Currently I have no goals except to teach myself Italian and French by listening to my books on tape while running.
What is your dream vacation? A running tour through France or Italy or Spain
What advice would you give to bloggers just starting out? Have fun with it. Use your voice and speak your mind. This is YOUR self indulgent blog (to quote my Dad). Also, if and when you get in trouble at work for your blog, it isn’t a bad thing; it means people are actually reading it!!!!!!
Thanks for participating Morgan, you know I pink sparkle heart you girl!