So things have been a little crazy for me in the past few months with this whole blog switcheroo happening. As a blogger, I have constantly heard people preach the wonders of WordPress and the pitfalls of Blogger, and so I made the switch. And honestly, I haven’t been super thrilled with the results yet. I like some of the plugins that are available on WordPress, but saying it isn’t as user friendly as Blogger is the understatement of the century. It took me a long time to get everything transferred over and to a place where I felt good about my new look. And my pageviews and stats are still recovering, and I’m not super happy with the direction things are going. I’m hoping that once summer hits and I am able to devote some more time to really learning the ins and outs of WordPress I will be happier, but for now, I’m having some blog regrets.
ANYWAY. That’s not really the point for today, though it does have something to do with it. I know I am getting some new readers due to the switch, so I thought I would do a a kind of fun Q and A so you newbs can get to know me, and so you loyal readers (hi Mom!) can maybe learn something new about me. So please excuse this super self indulgent post.
Are you named after someone? Yes, and this is a somewhat awesome story. My mom first heard the name Falon on the 80’s soap opera Dynasty. She thought it was cool and unique and decided it was the perfect name for me. Of course, giving me a unique name wasn’t enough, she had to then take out an L and give it a unique spelling. So I basically spent my childhood correcting people on the pronunciation and never finding anything personalized ever. But it’s cool now, partially thanks to Jimmy Fallon. And I totally gave my kid a unique name and then spelled it wrong. So go me.
When was the last time you cried? A couple of days ago when my mom and I went to see the musical Once. It was a really beautiful show.
Do you have kids? Yes, an almost two year old son, referred to on here as Squirt (not his real name).
If you were someone else, would you be friends with you? This is an interesting question (and not one I came up with, clearly). I would like to think I would be, however, I also know that I am not an easy person to get to know as I can be quite shy and guarded. But I do have several friends that I have been friends with for years, so I think that means I am an okay friend.
Do you have a guilty pleasure? I watch so much reality TV, I probably should be ashamed of it, but I’m not. I love it, it is my escape and I make no apologies for it.
What is your favorite cereal? Lucky Charms, but I never eat it ’cause of that whole responsible adult crap.
What is the first thing you notice about people? Probably their smile as I think that tells a lot about a person.
What is your favorite TV show? Ugh, so so many. Get ready for this intellectual collection here: Vanderpump Rules, The Bachelor/ette and Bachelor in Paradise, Real Housewives, Survivor, Grey’s Anatomy, HTGAWM, Scandal, The People’s Couch…to name a few.
Summer or winter? I really do like both, but since summer means vacation for the hubs (and used to for me), and all of our birthdays and our wedding anniversary are in the summer, I’ll go with summer.
Where were you born? Like, in the valley, duh. For reals, I am legitimately born and raised in Los Angeles, as was my mother, which makes us super special unicorns in Lala Land.
What are your hobbies? Reading, writing (obvs.), going to Disneyland, going to the theater, drinking and eating, crafting, shopping, hanging with my peeps.
Do you have any pets? I have a little min pin/chihuahua named Winston.
What color is your car? White.
What did you want to be when you grew up? So many things: author, teacher, director, journalist, stage manager…and looking at that list now, I have done almost all of those at some point in my adult life, so yay me!
What’s the furthest you’ve been from home? Ummmm…I think it would be Boston, Mass or Hawaii. Both are pretty equal from LA and I am too lazy to look up the exact numbers to see which is the furthest. I haven’t been out of the country yet, though it’s on my list!
So that’s a little looksy at me! Thank you for allowing me to spend all this time talking about myself, I promise I don’t do it very often!