7.11.2013

Stuck in an Elevator (NaBloPoMo #9)

In an effort to be more intentional about my writing and to really work on strengthening my skills, I'm participating in Blogher's NaBloPoMo for July.
The theme is CONNECT. 
Everyday, I'm going to write based on the prompts and share it here and on Blogher. 
I would love to hear any and all feedback from you.


Today's prompt: If you were trapped in an elevator, what 3 bloggers would you most want with you in that situation?

My first thought was 'um- I better not get stuck in an elevator because I would FREAK OUT. Doesn't matter who is there!'

Being stuck in an elevator is scary. T's building elevator broke down this last week and a resident was stuck in it for a period of time. 
I think I'll take the stairs from now on...

Back to the topic at hand. 
If I was smart and read those types of blogs, I'd pick bloggers that have survival skills or licensed therapists or at least someone who could figure out a way to get us out of the elevator using some Macgyver-type skills. 

But, alas, I read blogs about food, running, God and feminism instead. 
So here you go:

1. Sarah, writer at Peas and Thank You
Sarah's blog was one of the very first I started reading. She is a whiz in the kitchen. I bought her cookbook and have made 95% of the recipes in it (still working through the 2nd!). I love her writing style and I admire her for quitting her job as a lawyer to stay home and raise kids. The potential for big income can be so enticing, but raising kids is an invaluable career choice.
I had the opportunity to meet Sarah last year at The Influence Conference in Indianapolis. I got to hear her story up close and personal. I got to see a side of her that I hadn't picked up in her blog. In a five minute meeting and some random twitter conversation, I can say, without a doubt, Sarah is one of the most genuine, sincere and faithful people I have ever met. Also, our love of food is something that I'm sure we talk about for hours.

Best qualities for an elevator entrapment: praying and making delicious food out of whatever is available in our collective purses and pockets. 

2. Rachel from The House Always Wins
I read Rachel's old blog after another blogger posted about one of her entries. I love her sass, her no nonsense attitude and her awesome hair. I'm thousands of posts behind in my Feedly...but I try to stay up to date on Rachel's blog. She's getting married soon and she's into eating clean (twinsies!) In the recent past, she was able to become a full-time freelance writer and work from home. Which is basically my dream job. I admire her tenacity and we have the same potty mouth.

Best qualities for an elevator entrapment: cursing and wedding/career planning.

3. Sarah of Skinny Runner
I can read Sarah's blog for hours and just laugh. I love her celebrity obsession, her crazy running outfits and her love of candy (we have that in common). I've gleaned a lot of good running advice (and fashion tips) from her blog. I love that she is always just her and if people don't like it...too bad.

Best qualities for an elevator entrapment: entertainment and escape (she spends part of the year working on her dad's fishing boat in Alaska so I'm pretty sure she could just peel the doors open with her bare hands)

If you were trapped in an elevator, what 3 bloggers would you want to be stuck with? Does Chuck Norris or Survivorman blog? They'd know what to do...