What’s a “Metalia?”
Ummm...what does Metalia mean?
Good question! My name is a mutt of two names; Meital, and Talia. Hence, Metalia. All together, it means, "from the dew of god." As you might expect, I frequently get tons of email from people who either: a) think I run a heavy metal website, b) think I lead a metalworking group, and of course, c) are Sailor Moon freaks. YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE, AND YOUR FANFIC SICKENS ME!!!
How do you pronounce "Metalia"?
I suppose it’s most like this: m’TAL-ya.
Where do you live?
My address is…haha, suckas! I’m not giving that away. Unless, of course, you bought me something pretty. I will, however, tell you that I live slightly north of NYC.
Pancakes or waffles?
I’m actually more of a cereal girl. Golden Grahams, Fruity Pebbles, or Crunchy Corn Bran/Puffins.
Red or white wine? Red, always, preferably somewhat dry. White wine gives me a headache.
Where was your last overseas trip?
If you could live anywhere in the world (money, work, family, citizenship, etc. notwithstanding), where would you choose?
Probably someplace warm, though I have to say, I absolutely love living so close to NY.
Do you check your stat counter a lot?
At least once I day. I only really started checking it when I saw all the weirdass google searches that were bringing people to Stefanie’s blog, and I wanted in. To wit: Dear
“Simply Having a Wonderful Christmas Time” makes me want to rip out my car stereo by its stereo-roots, and dropkick it far, far away from me.
What’s your favorite word?
Why do you call your son "Toopweets?" Because it was, bar none, the weirdest name in our baby name book. Naturally, once we found it, we addressed my pregnant belly as such for the duration of my pregnancy. I ran a baby nickname contest to help me pick out a blog-name for him, but everyone seemed to like this option the best, so Toopweets it is.
Do you have siblings? If so, how many? Yep; I have two younger brothers.
If my brothers and I were all one person, we’d be an unstoppable SAT-taking machine…with mad guitar skills. And probably some major gender issues.
Are you a religious person?
I was hoping someone would ask me this!!! Why? Because I had an idea for the title of the post (i.e., “I don’t even BELIEVE in Jebus!”). Unfortunately, there wasn’t really all that much content, so it ultimately didn't get its own post, and into the FAQ it went. Sigh... Anyway, the answer is definitely yes; and I’m Jewish. I am also fascinated with learning as much as I can about other major religions. My most recent foray in this arena was Under The Banner of Heaven. (Extensively researched, impeccably written, and super-depressing, in case you were wondering.)
Allow me to put it this way: If an arithmetic-crazed gunman put his pistol to my head and said “Metalia, do some trig!” I’d be a goner. If we were to go out to dinner, and the time comes to pay, I will smile and nod my head enthusiastically as you tell me how much I owe. Meanwhile, I could’ve just agreed to chip in the entire contents of my checking account, and my left kidney. Such are my math skills.
What's your favorite picture of your baby so far?
I LOVED this question! It's not so much about how he looks in it, but this is just such a sentimental shot for me:
What confounds you?The continued popularity of Sting (I have an admittedly irrational hate-on), the existence of mock turtlenecks, and the mass appeal of fingerling potatoes. People! They LOOK like FINGERS!