Chicagoist Interview

Check. This. Out.

The Chicagoist actually interviewed me. The very nice interviewer, Jess D'Amico asked if I wanted to do the interview on the phone or via email. I was too afraid that I would get dork-tourettes and yell out random and/or obscene things if we spoke. So I chose to thoughtfully write out random and/or obscene things in an email instead.

See, I'm always thinking ahead like that.

19 comments:

jakelliesmom said...

Um, how cool are you? I hope this brings you loads of business and takes you from broke to rolling in it.

xo,
Karen

Kimberlee said...

hey famous lady. can i have your autograph? *smile*

Anonymous said...

How does Tanya = Lotta? Just curious?

Lotta said...

Thanks all!

Anon - My real name is "Tanya" but when I started blogging I didn't want to use it. Just didn't want some old high school frenemy googling me and reading about my insane life.

I picked the name "Lotta" because my screenname at the time (for the WW forums) was Lottajunkinmytrunk.

But then I started to love the name. I wish I could get everyone to call me Lotta instead.

Katrina said...

You RAWK! Must check out the ol' shop again, we moved and I am in serious withdrawal! Watch for new orders! heeheeheehee....

Katrina said...

PS
Please send me some of your cards so I can point the folks I brag to to your shop!

Muffy Willowbrook said...

Lotta!!

I'm so impressed with you! Congratulations on this article and your booming biz. I will do everything in my power to make sure broke is off your list in 5 years.

You deserve the best, my dear!

Kevin Charnas said...

You'll always be "Lotta" to me. And I would REALLY love it if you'd change it to "Lotta Fagina". Is it too much to ask?

I don't think so.

CONGRATS on the interview, my friend! Very cool. You certainly deserve it.

You could've really had some fun with the phone interview, no? Like you could've screamed out "I HAVE INCURABLE CRABS!! Okay, sorry, what was your question again? DAMN IT, MY PEEPER ITCHES!!! Well, yes, my real name is Tanya. Like, Tanya Tucker. And talk about crabs! Jeezuz!"

SEE? I could totally be your coach/publicist. no?

IamSusie said...

Great interview, Lotta/Tanya! Of course you are a success! You have a great eye for quirky, fun combinations and an engaging personality that comes through in your writing.

kathi d said...

You almost faked like you were a grownup there!! Good job!

Seriously, you made that up about people being angry that you make jewelry with buttons. Please tell me you made it up. Angry. About using buttons.

so tired said...

Soooo cool. Do you feel like a rock star?

Lotta said...

Kevin - Then I would have ended up in the "Crazy Chicago" section.

All - Thanks again man.

Lotta said...

Kathi - They do get mad! I've had a few collectors tell me I'm ruining history. It does make more aware of what I'm cutting up. I wouldn't destroy a 17th century coat button. But overall, I think it brings these objects new life. And if they could speak they would be happy to be on your lapel instead of in your grandma's closet.

Kathi D said...

Well hon, I know my grandma would be PROUD to have you use her old buttons on a bracelet!

I do hope you will be rich and famous now, instead of just famous.

Christina said...

Congrats on the interview! Must be nice to be famous! :)

Anonymous said...

OMG, your interview was awesome!! You sounded great and funny!! You should be very proud. You did a great job. And keep up making those wonderful pieces of jewelry. They are creative and unique. I love the attention I get when I wear my bracelet.

Trissy26

Aimee Greeblemonkey said...

Well done you!!!

Mary Fran said...

Great article! You always crack me up! Check out my blog for an old sign I took of picture. You'll get a kick out of it.

slackermommy said...

Good for you! I love your responses.