Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Get to Know... Fabulously Broke in the City

Hey Everyone! This week, I wanted to introduce you to Miss FB of the blog Fabulously Broke in the City. She writes about personal finance, fashion, and anything else she deems fabulous enough to publish. So I asked to interview her, and she graciously agreed. I hope you will also add her blog to your RSS feed, google reader or whatever you use to keep track of the blogs you love.

I am ... a mid-20s money & style, eco-friendly blogger who got out of $60,000 of debt in 18 months. In my other life, I am a freelancing IT professional who has an awesome boyfriend who can cook like a chef, and organize our apartment like a demon.

In another life I was ... definitely a little noisy piglet. I love to eat, dream, talk and think about food all the time, to anyone who will listen or read my blog. My friends need to be kind people who don't just order salads when we go out to eat.

In a future life, I hope to be ... still doing what I do, maybe now having migrated to Dallas TX, traveling the world and finally retiring at the age of 50 somewhere in Europe.

Many people don't know that... coffee even in small doses, makes me extremely sick. I like to drink tea, but even a small shot of coffee mixed in a scoop of ice cream will make me nauseous. The excess amount of caffeine does pretty nasty things to my head and body. Go figure.

You can usually find me... at the kitchen table on my laptop, doing stuff for my company, wasting time on Twitter or blogging.

I'd like to learn to... speak another language. So far, I only know English and French.

My passion is... wearable style & fashion. You don't need to have a huge walk-in closet with a billion choices to look stylish. Or to wear harem pants or whatever the hell is in fashion right now to look stylish. You just need to buy less, buy quality pieces, look for great cuts and details, layer your clothing and accessorize instead.

I've never.... done any illegal drugs in my life. True story. I was close to it once at the age of 16, but then the parents came home. Since then, I haven't tried or had an urge to try.

If I won the lottery, I would ... continue living the way I do, save the cash and keep quiet about it. I'd put some of it in my bank account, and invest the rest in index funds and bonds. I don't need anything, I don't particularly want to own a home and I don't really need a new car. Maybe I'd take a little trip with BF somewhere.

I'd like to thank the Academy for... opening up the blogosphere to me. I've met so many wonderful people whom I can now call friends through my blog, and it still boggles my mind that I am able to connect and reach to so many people on a daily basis. I never thought this would happen in a million years and I am happy that it has happened to me.


FB @ FabulouslyBroke.com said...

Thanks for posting the interview! :) *blush*

AsianCajuns said...

I love your interviews like this! Coffee totally makes me sick too and I love the stuff. Sometimes I'm okay with decaf :).

Ashley said...

I love these interviews! Miss FB sounds like someone I would be friends with :)

Eat, Drink, Man.. said...

Coffee may make you sick b/c of the tannins. It makes me nauseous sometimes too. Most people brew it at high temperatures releasing a large amount of tannins. But they can't brew it at lower temperatures w/o sacrificing that full flavor of coffee that we love.

Tea also has tannins but can be steeped in hot but not boiling water. I was given this little tip and it hasn't bothered me since.

I don't know what to tell you about coffee though.