Reader of the Month

I am a day late on my Reader of the Month posting this month, kids.  Sorry about that.  Got a little caught up in the black hole called Nana and Granddad’s house this weekend and I’m only just now able to crawl out.  I still can’t find Bean.  I don’t know if he made it out alive.

I’m really excited about this month’s Reader of the Month.  I started noticing Megan’s comments on my blog a few months ago because they cracked me up.  I knew without even looking if it was her comment because of her hysterical sense of humor.  And then I started following her on Twitter and checking out her blog and I really loved her quirky sense of humor and her positive view on life.  What I love most about Megan and her blog, Best of Fates, is that we actually have very little in common.  She isn’t married, has no kids, and is about 5 years younger than me.  But I still think that if we sat down over coffee, we would probably be able to talk for hours.  I love meeting people like that.

When I sent Megan the questions for this post, I made a big mistake.  I thought I had read somewhere on Twitter or her blog that she had a boyfriend and so I asked questions built around that, trying to tie in the relationship theme of my blog.  Turns out, I was wrong.  But, as usual, Megan made me crack up anyways.

What is your name?
Megan Wittling – Though when commenting I always go by Megan (Best of Fates) due to the countless, thoughtless mothers who dared to name their child Megan at the same time my parents had their original idea.

I’m joking, I love all the Megans of the world.

I just tend to get lost in the shuffle.

Who lives in your house?
I live in my house. I’m 24. In only 7 months I’ll be 25 and legally allowed to rent a car, completing the final stage of adulthood.

Are you in a relationship?  If so, how long?

How did you meet your partner?
I bet you actually want to know my favorite joke. Are you ready for this?
Why was the strawberry crying?
Because his parents were in a jam.
When I want my friends to laugh in photos I tell them that joke, then they stare at me as I start laughing hysterically at it, at which point they laugh at me and I get my photo.

What is your favorite part about being in a relationship?
I’d have to say that my favorite animal is groundhogs. I’ve recently become quite close to a groundhog named Gerald, and I can tell you they’re lovely creatures.

Do you ever miss being single?
If you’re wondering what was the craziest thing I ever did, I once convinced complete strangers on the streets of Dublin to let my friends and I come back to their apartment and sleep on the floor.  That might sound dangerous, but think about it. In this scenario, wouldn’t the creepy girl who approaches you and cajoles her way into your home be the more likely killer?

What is your job?  Do you like it?

I have a boring office job and I love it. My colleagues are awesome, and I get a paycheck while figuring out what to do with my life.

Where did you go to school?  What was your major?

I attended Mary Washington in Virginia, where I majored in Political Science, with a focus on the Middle East and Arabic. Roughly 2.7 seconds after graduating I realized I hated politics, and have been floundering ever since.

When did you start your blog?

I started Best of Fates in the fall of 2008.  Returning to Mary Washington for homecoming, I learned about some blogs my friends had started and realized I wanted to try my hand at one.

How often do you blog and how do you make time for it?

I try and blog every day, and I’ve discovered that if I keep myself motivated and excited about what I’m doing with Best of Fates then I find the time.  Also, I seldom watch TV without a computer on my lap.

Why do you blog?
I love sharing my embarrassing stories and weird point of view with strangers.

What are your top three favorite blogs (other than MC, of course!)?

I follow and love so many blogs that I couldn’t possibly choose just three – I’d feel like a bully, leaving some blogs standing against the gym wall, not picked for kickball.

What’s in your purse right now?

I don’t carry a purse, but if I started, I imagine I’d include these items:

Flowers – Ever since seeing Men in Black, I’m convinced one must greet aliens with flowers. In the unlikely event of an encounter, I’d hate to be found unprepared.
Owl – I’ve heard tell they’re wise, and I could often use some better guidance.
Bank – Money would come in handy, though tragically it seems that even my bank is empty.
Magic lamp – Though actually an oil lamp, I’m hoping in a pinch it could grant me some wishes.
Butter dish – I haven’t yet discovered why I’ll need this one day. But still I’d carry it.  That’s called faith.

Thanks for playing, Megan! And thanks for the constant feedback and support you give me on my blog every day.  Its been great getting to know you.

Check out Megan’s blog, Best of Fates, or follow her on Twitter for daily doses of humor!

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18 Thoughts to “Reader of the Month”

  1. Good choice, Katie! Megan (Best of Fates) is hilarious. And I feel that if I met her in person, I would actually call her MeganBestOfFates.

    1. Katie

      haha!! Me, too! I totally say that when I see her name. “Oh, its MeganBestofFates!”

  2. I’m heading over there now… Her blog looks great.

    Marla @

  3. dear katie,
    i like your reader of the month feature. it’s nice to feel like this is a community.
    love, melissa

  4. Hilarious. I just dropped watermelon all over me laughing. Worth it!

  5. Such a funny interview! Definately going to have to check out her blog!

  6. Hi, Megan! I have enjoyed her blog as well! And she gave me some good advice on a trip to DC. 🙂

  7. I am a Jen lost in a sea of Jens…totally feel you Megan!
    I loved all the witty replies to the hilarious interview questions! 🙂 I’m a FAN (of both MC and Best of Fates!)

  8. Great response to your bad questions 🙂 I loved it!!

  9. Melissa

    Hilarious! I am now a Best of Fates reader for life.

  10. I so enjoy Megan’s sense of humor.

    This exchange was delightfully awkward. 🙂

  11. What a great sense of humor! I’m off to Megan’s blog to check it out…

  12. Love Megan’s blog. Great choice.

  13. Yep, laugh out loud funny answers. Good choice, Katie. Off to check out Best of Fates…

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  15. Oh how I love Megan Best of Fates. Great choice!

  16. Katrina Porter

    I just laughed when I read this. Like Megan I’m not in a relationship and I don’t have any children (unless you count the four legged purring things as kids)but I love reading your blog. I hope I’ll be readin about the day Bean gets married.

  17. I haven’t been to visit her before but I am headed there now!

    Thanks for sharing her with your readers!

    Kind of funny…I’m a Megan and I didn’t know that many Megans growing up. But I’m just a titch older than she is…just a titch now! 🙂


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