Our speaker spotlight today is on Carrie Ferguson Weir who will be on our "Possibilities and Pitfalls of Having YOU on the Net" panel and blogs at "Bilingual in the Boonies". Carrie is "a former newspaper reporter who now hangs with her bilingual-in-the-making chiquitica" and lives in Tennessee, "far from the Cuban-American homeland that is Miami, so for Spanish comfort I stalk Latina moms at the park, grocery store and gym."
The first thing that I loved about our Carrie's blog was its name "Bilingual in the Boonies" - being a city gal who always wonders whether I could ever survive a small town, her blog name alone captures my interest because I wonder what it would be like to not only be in "the boonies" but to be different in boonies.
Here's a little more about Carrie:
Tell us something about you that you would never tell your mom? That I do the same stuff I tell her not to do. (like skipping breakfast and eating too much ice cream...)
In your spare ten minutes each day, what would you wish you could be doing? Getting a massage. What are youactually doing? Twittering.
If money was no object, what item of clothing or accessory would you like to have? Italian shoes purchased during a Roman holiday.
You're five minutes away from work and realized that you forgot something. What would be that one thing that would make you turn around and go back home? If said item was for someone else.
Describe yourself in 5 adjectives? Talkative, creative, connector, opinionated, head-strong.
If you were granted three wishes from an angel or genie what would you want? An island, health and a never-ending mojito glass.
When you were growing up what did you want to become when you grew up? A writer.
Which is the trait you love the most and least about yourself? Grateful for my creativity and not so grateful about my bull-in-china-shop ways.
Do you have a tattoo, where is it located and what does it stand for? No tatt. Can't imagine what I would want to keep that long.
What do you do when (you think) no one is looking? Pluck my brows in the car.
You can find Carrie at http://www.bilingualintheboonies.com/