First Date With Erin

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Linking up with Jana over at Jana’s Thinking Place for SOC (Stream of Consciousness) Sunday. I’m not doing the prompt today because it has to do with what I majored in and that stresses me out. So you get this instead.

Why don’t you go out on a first date with me and we’ll get to know each other?


Favorite color? pink

Favorite drink? Chardonnay. Kendall-Jackson is my fave.

Favorite food? dessert

Favorite flower? Gerber daisy

College? Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi.

Major? English; Minor? French; degree? Bachelor of Arts

Grad School? University of New Orleans; degree? Master of Arts in English & American Lit

Biggest Fear? I’ve written about many of them before HERE, but my single biggest fear is that I’m not going to do all the things I desperately want to do; I’m afraid The Gay Dad Project won’t take off because I don’t know what I’m doing. But I’m still trying, and I have two awesome partners working with me!

Top Three Male Celebrity Crushes? Ian Somerhalder, Alexander Skarsgard, Hunter Parrish,  Zach Braff, Justin Chambers & Justin Timberlake. Oopsie. Too hard to name just three.

Alexander Skarsgard, a.k.a. Eric from True Blood

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Top Three Female Celebrity Crushes? Natalie Portman, Claire Danes, Giada de Laurentiis, Kiera Knightley, Mary-Louise Parker, Sarah Silverman, Emily Blunt, Adele and Kate Winslet. Oh wait. Was that more than three?

Giada de Laurentiis

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Religion? Reform Jew

Favorite hobbies? writing, reading, social media

Age? 36

What I’d order at Starbucks? Skinny vanilla latte (decaf) or Mocha frappuchino light (decaf)

Last book I read? Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Next book I’m going to read? Daring Greatly by Brene Brown

Hometown? New Orleans, y’all!

Tattoos? One. It’s a fleur de lis.

Annnnnddddd….I’m out of time! Would love to hear some of your answers in the comments!


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  • Jana Anthoine

    Ooh, I love this, Erin!! Super fun! I may have to join in with you!

    • Erin Margolin

      Thanks for letting ME join in, Jana!

  • Robbie K

    enjoyed learning a bit more about you!

    • Erin Margolin

      Thank you, Robbie! ;-)

  • Shoshana Martyniak

    Giada de Laurentiis?

    • Erin Margolin

      YES. Shut it.

  • Alison

    I’m a big fan of dessert, gerbera daisies and Alexander Skarsgard too!

    • Erin Margolin


      I’m fine to share the flowers & the dessert, but not Alexander. He’s MINE! ;-)

  • From Tracie

    Giada de Laurentiis can come live with me, and cook for me, and ……! You picked good crushes.

    I read Daring Greatly last week, and I guarantee you are going to love it! (I even reviewed it on my blog.

    Kendall Jackson Savignon Blanc is my favorite.

    • Erin Margolin


      I just started Daring Greatly and am already in love. Brene Brown is simply AMAZING! I had no idea you were a KJ lover, too?! Yay! xoxo

  • Elaine A.

    I want to know what you thought of Gone Girl… And yes, I TOTALLY girl crush on Giada and Kate. Oh and the beautiful Hispanic chic from Modern Family. :)

    • Erin Margolin


      I loved Gone Girl, but I needed more closure. I didn’t initially suspect that she framed him. Definitely hooked me from the beginning. Sophia V from Modern Family was on The Today Show this morning, did you see her?

  • Ash @paperheart12

    Ha. I love that your favorite food is a whole category.

    • Erin Margolin


      Yeah, it was too hard to narrow down anything, so I felt since it’s my blog I can answer whatever I choose. LOL! Thanks for stopping by!

  • Gina

    Chardonnay, Dessert, a BA, Justin Timberlake, Nancy Botwin aka Mary-Louise Parker, Gone Girl, writing and reading. Those are the things we have in common. Not too bad. I really enjoyed your SOC today. Very fun interpretation and engaging!

    • Erin Margolin


      Thank you so much! It’s really fun to discover what things we have in common in posts like these (I haven’t done one in awhile and it was the only thing I felt like doing)…

  • JMarkAfghans

    Wandered by from SOCS …

    Love the concept, Erin. Such a great premise for sharing. Same hobbies, if you substitute manic crocheting for social media (good at the first, really bad at the second).

    As to the rest: purple, Cabernet Sauvignon, pasta, tulips, anything with MAJOR caffeine, No Hero by Mallory Kane, Deployed by Mel Odom, Greeley Colorado, and two – bear in a heart and lavender tulip (my own designs).

    • Erin Margolin


      Hooray for pasta and tulips! I love those too. I can’t handle a lot of caffeine, it makes me shaky. But the rest is awesome, too! So glad you stopped by.

  • jessica

    Love this, after reading this I sort of feel like we had our first date at blogher but it was in a noisy night club so now this is our second date. I’ll take a moscato and Matthew McConaughey.

    • Erin Margolin


      We totally had our first date at BlogHer! I don’t mind Matthew McConaughey except when he’s trying to fake a Southern accent. LOL

  • Vidya Sury

    What a wonderful post idea! I just went around reading the links in the post :D That tattoo looks smashing on you! Hugs!

    • Erin Margolin

      Why thank you, Vidya! I love my tattoo, too. My husband was surprised, but he likes it. ;-)

  • Jennifer Williams

    OMGosh! Pink is my favorite color, and back when I was a wine drinker that was my favorite wine. The exact same one.

    • Erin Margolin


      SO fun! I love doing these kinds of things. I always end up finding out that I’m more similar to others than I initially thought (and hopefully vice versa)….