Five Questions Answered

Charlotte Henley Babb

Jaguar is my second favorite color

Okay, I admit to being uninspired today, so I stole some questions from someone else’s blog, and here they are–a mini-interview.

1) What advice would you give your 16-year-old self?

WRITE. Don’t listen to anyone else. You can write. You can make money writing, and while you think being an English teacher is a safe job, it isn’t.  You’ll hate every minute of teaching high school. If you insist, get the Masters ASAP and teach college.

2) How many pets do you own?

I am pet-free. My turtles are gone, my cat died, and my daughter moved out on her own, so I’m here wiggling around in this empty nest, deciding how to re-purpose some of the rooms in my house. I’m not sure I need a guest room, but I do need a studio and an office.
3 ) What did you want to be and did you follow your dreams?

The first job I remember thinking would be fun was to be a stripper. I saw one (very modest) on a private eye TV show (back in the 50’s)  when I was about six. I thought it would be great to have clothes I could take apart one piece at a time. Maybe I should have at least tried it. The once chance I had to be an exotic dancer, I didn’t give it a shot–I didn’t have a costume.

I didn’t follow this dream, but a few years later I wanted to be a writer, and now I am following that dream.

4)  What was your first car?

The first car I ever bought for myself was a brand-new, bright red ’83 Chevette, with air conditioning. I learned to drive a straight shift on a ’46 Plymouth coupe that belonged to my husband’s family. My current ride is a 2010 Kia Soul–a sweet ride with good engineering and a USB port for my phone so I can listen to my audio-books.

5) If you had a plane ticket right now, to go anywhere in the world, where would it be?

Phoenix, Arizona. I’d visit my daughter and let her show me around her new digs. It’s warmer there than here, and I’m sure we’d have a great time over the long weekend.

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6 Responses to Five Questions Answered

  1. I love posts that allow the reader to get to know the blog author better. Thanks for sharing. Phoenix is definitely warmer than WI. That is where I am at right now.

  2. Shelley Webb says:

    Hi Charlotte,

    First of all I want to say that I just love your website banner. It’s so clever and imaginative. When I was between 4 and 8, I spent most of my days in the slough catching frogs, so I’m sure it appeals to me in that regard too.

    As far as your wanting to be a stripper is concerned, you can still relive that fantasy. There are now pole dancing fitness tapes and portable poles that you can hang in your “now-empty” home. 🙂 Visit The S Factor to find out more (I bought my pole and tapes there).

    ~ Shelley

    • Thanks Shelley. The banner is from my book cover.

      We actually do have a pole dancing fitness class close to my house. i haven’t gone there…but it could be fun. I wonder what I’d have to do set up a pole that would be safe for a “woman of substance” to use?

  3. Stella Scott says:

    I re pinned your pic on ads. It is so true! I’ve always been fascinated with advertisement as a form of communication. How to write an ad/make a comercial someone wants to read/view! 😀

    Greetings from UBC!

    • Charlotte Henley Babb says:

      Today’s advertising is tomorrow’s vintage art. It gives us a clear picture of what we think is true about ourselves. Thaks for stopping by and happy UBC 😉