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My Inner Chick’s First Vlog, Oh My!


–Did you get the memo?

Vlogs are in, babe.  Big Time. 

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  • Reply
    Theresa Sonoda
    August 3, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    WOW,. what a special special treat! One of my very favorite hot ladies in her first vlog. You Rocked it, sister! Already looking forward to your next one. You’re gorgeous. That is all.
    LOVE you!
    T

    xoxo’s

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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      August 3, 2011 at 2:31 pm

      —My son said “STOP LAUGHING, mom….
      So we had to cut the recording a few times.
      Couldn’t stop laughing!
      Luv U, too, sweet Terri Xxx

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    Liz
    August 3, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    Congrats on the vlog. Love Jonathan Livingston Seagull, Bird by Bird and all things Virginia Woolf.

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      kim sisto robinson
      August 3, 2011 at 2:33 pm

      –Bird by BIrd was one of the first Writing Books I’ve ever read. Loved it. Love Annie.
      xxx Kiss

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    Alina
    August 3, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    Awesome!!!! Do more vlogs! You did fantastic.

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      kim sisto robinson
      August 3, 2011 at 2:34 pm

      Come do one with me, A. xxx My boys would not do it with me. Snots!

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    Sandy Webb
    August 3, 2011 at 2:40 pm

    I loved the vlog Kim!! Remember, read some of the other books by Richard Bach, he is my favorite author of all tme. “Illusions” is his best book in my opinion. You rocked it girlie!!

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      kim sisto robinson
      August 3, 2011 at 2:44 pm

      I’m waiting for your Vlog, Sandy 🙂 xxX PS. Only read 1 book by Bach…but I shall open my horizons.

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    Dad
    August 3, 2011 at 2:40 pm

    Kim, you look beautiful, do more vlogs. Love em.Love You Too.
    Dad

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      kim sisto robinson
      August 3, 2011 at 2:45 pm

      ———–Daddy,
      I love you more than chocolate & vlogs xxxxxxxxxxxx

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    Adriana Iris
    August 3, 2011 at 3:23 pm

    It was so good to hear your voice and see you move around…LOL… That sounded stupid but you know what I mean right?!

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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      August 3, 2011 at 3:26 pm

      –A,
      I know exsactly what you mean.
      Yeah, I’m real…not just a blog with words.
      I’m ready for your first VLOG.
      Beleive me, That was REALLY out of my comfort zone.
      xx

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    elizabeth
    August 3, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    Wow – how cool is this!! I get to see you. xxoxo

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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      August 3, 2011 at 3:38 pm

      —Finally.
      Waiting for your VLOG, tto, cutie xxx

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    Totsymae
    August 3, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    Cool, Kim. You’ve got a good library. I may have to get something going at some point. You’ve inspired me.

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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      August 3, 2011 at 3:39 pm

      Tots,
      So Cool.
      Perhaps you can do a VLOGa bout your books.
      my kids helped me….So easy on a Iphone.
      xxx

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        Totsymae
        August 3, 2011 at 4:57 pm

        I’ve been deliberating on it and I think I have an idea. Yes, one of these kiddies will help their mom out. Since this is my birthday month, this would be good timing.

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          Kim Sisto-Robinson
          August 3, 2011 at 5:10 pm

          Perfect, Tots.
          I’ll be looking forward to seeing your Face 🙂 xx

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    Alison@Mama Wants This
    August 3, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    So glad to see you vlog Kim!! Seeing someone whose words you read often, just brings the reader closer to the writer. You did fabulously and you have some great books there.

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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      August 3, 2011 at 3:41 pm

      Hi, Alison,
      we tried several times and I couldn’t stop laughing….
      So when I stopped, then rushed and shot the vlog.
      Yes, nice to see movement with the faces.
      Thanks for your encouragement 🙂 xx As usual.

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    lbddiaries
    August 3, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    How cool is that? You and your voice and your books – you’re a real girl!! Next time make sure you tell us all the authors so we can find them (who wrote Evening?). You did great – I agree with Alison, it’s great to see the person behind the blog! Youze is beautimous, dalink!!

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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      August 3, 2011 at 4:12 pm

      ——–NAN,
      I was so nervous that I forgot to name some authors!
      Evening is by Susan Minot. I loved that book SOOOOOOOO much.
      —the writing is superbly superb 🙂
      When will U be doing a Vlog? I’ll be waiting with my glass of Merlot xx

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        lbddiaries
        August 4, 2011 at 7:41 pm

        I’ll think about it. Don’t have the equipment right now. We could have so much fun, couldn’t we??!!!

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    Ann
    August 3, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    Congratulations! You did it! I am strictly a trashy romance reader, but you have quite a book pile there! Bravo!

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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      August 3, 2011 at 4:51 pm

      –Ann,’
      Thanx for popping by my book reading!
      –without my boys, this would not have happened.
      they are so good to their mommy, cuz I couldn’t stop giggling. 🙂
      Xxx

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        Ann
        August 4, 2011 at 7:27 pm

        I know it probably didn’t help your vlog post…but don’t you just love giggly days with the kids?

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    Pamela
    August 3, 2011 at 5:20 pm

    Stop! You are too adorable!! 🙂 You really rocked it. And Bird by Bird rocks it too. And all things Stephen King, Elizabeth George, Pat Conroy, Larry McMurtry, and oh my the list is so long I could name favorite writers ALL DAY.

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      kim sisto robinson
      August 3, 2011 at 5:26 pm

      ———–Pam,
      Talk about Rock It. You inspired me with your Vlog yesterday 🙂
      –so, here ya go.
      I have not read S. King. I’m tooooooooooo scared. Chicken.
      I have so many other books I love…but I couldn’t name them all.
      I woudl have been Vloging All night long. xxX
      Perhaps you can vlog about some of your faves.

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    Bella
    August 3, 2011 at 6:01 pm

    And you do look beautiful, Kim! What a treat to see and hear you in your first vlog! I’m hoping there will be more to come because I think it’s a wonderful way to connect with readers. Inspiring, Kim! 🙂

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      kim sisto robinson
      August 3, 2011 at 6:20 pm

      —–Bella,
      It was fun to do….quite out of my comfort zone 🙂
      WIll you do one in Spanish, pleeeeeeeeeease? xxX

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    Ameena
    August 3, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    i am totally motivated now to do my first vlog…it’s harder than it looks i bet. but you did a fabulous job and what better topic than books?

    now i really need to read bird by bird…you are the 3rd person who has recommended it!

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      kim sisto robinson
      August 3, 2011 at 8:29 pm

      —Ameena,
      Every writer must read “Bird by Bird.” It’s a Must.
      –let me know what you think. I’ve read everything by Anne Lamott.
      And about that vlog….I’ll be waiting for yours. xX

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    Vidya Sury
    August 3, 2011 at 8:03 pm

    Wow! What can I say? You totally rock. Your choice of books is wonderful (yeah, just because I love most of them too ;-)). You should do more vlogging.

    A suggestion, if I may – how about listing all those books (titles and authors) here? 😀 I was so focused on your voice, your hair, your earrings (my absolute favorite types), your cute cap with your hair peeking out like that – I was too busy enjoying watching you. And now, i want your list of books! Pretty please?

    😀 Love ya. More, please.

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      kim sisto robinson
      August 3, 2011 at 8:30 pm

      You are too sweet, Vidya.
      I shall write you the list tomorrow. 🙂 xx Kiss for you!

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    Jessica
    August 3, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    Great job on your first vlog! You read a lot of books. I used to be that way too until I got on Twitter. Now I read tweets. All. Day. Long.

    I’m hoping to read a book this weekend. Fingers crossed.

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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      August 3, 2011 at 10:05 pm

      —-Jessica,
      DO you work for Twitter?!
      I’m still trying to figure out how to use Twitter to its full capacity.
      How the hell do some people have 10,000 followers? That would be awesome.
      xx Thanks for comin’ over Xx
      PS. hope you find a GOOD book to read over the weekend.

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    Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella
    August 3, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    Kim, great job on your first VLOG! It was great to hear your voice and hear all about your book selections! 😀 I hope there are more to come? 😉 xxx

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      kim sisto robinson
      August 3, 2011 at 10:51 pm

      Dear, L.
      It was fun to do.
      Completely out of my comfort zone 🙂
      xx

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    W.C. Camp
    August 4, 2011 at 12:09 am

    Wow great job for a first vlog and pretty informative too. Looks like some great reads but other than Bach’s bird offering seems like the female authors own your bookshelves – not a sweaty, grunting knuckle-dragger writer among them. Oh well you always have my blog to fill the void! DO MORE VLOGS!! W.C.C.

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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      August 4, 2011 at 6:41 am

      Ohhhhhhhhhh, I didn’t even notice! 🙂 What a damn fool-feminist.
      I love Li- Young Lee & John Stienbeck & Hemingway & Frost & Hughes &….Nerudo.
      Honest.
      thanks for popping in WC.
      next time some knuckle dragging brilliant men!!

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    Goodness and Grit
    August 4, 2011 at 12:45 am

    Oh Kim, I feel I know you personally now! It was as if I were sitting in your living room with you. Enjoyed the book tips and I must add you are beautiful on film! I am not sure I could ever be so brave!!!! Good for you!

    Kimberly

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      kim sisto robinson
      August 4, 2011 at 6:34 am

      Goodness & Grit.
      DO IT!
      If I can, Anybody can.
      Believe me, I was giggling so bad that
      my son had to stop filming many times…
      then I said “Do I look Fat?
      Don’t make me look fat.
      Is there lipstick on my teeth? Do
      I look young? H AHA Etc…
      I’m glad I did it.
      You will be, too xxX

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    Mandy - The Complete Cook Book
    August 4, 2011 at 2:43 am

    Kim, you are a super star!!! LOVED your first vlog! Good for you – I didn’t even know about vlogs so must thank you too for the education! I loved your first one and I cannot wait to see the next one! Super proud of you girl! You look just gorgeous – wish I was in shorts and T-Shirts – I am sitting here with 3 layers on – not fun.
    Have a happy day.
    🙂 Mandy

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      kim sisto robinson
      August 4, 2011 at 6:35 am

      OMG,
      Is it cold in S. Africa?
      Mandy, you must do a VLOG.
      I want to see your new house 🙂 xxX

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    Kitchen Belleicious
    August 4, 2011 at 5:27 am

    Oh you did so great! Congrats on one of the best v-logs I have seen in a while. Your awesome my friend

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      kim sisto robinson
      August 4, 2011 at 6:37 am

      KB,
      thanks for stopping by.
      You gave me more confindence to do
      another one….if my son helps me again.
      I am not a good person to work with.
      I kept laughing & saying “DO I LOOK FAT?????” HA HA xxx

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    Heavenly Housewife
    August 4, 2011 at 7:19 am

    Excellent, you did an awesome job :D. Thanks for the great book recommendations. I need to read something besides recipes, my brain is turning into mush!
    *kisses* HH

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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      August 4, 2011 at 7:29 am

      HH.
      Read a few and give me your reviews 🙂
      Oh, I have an idea…..Do a VLOG w/ your recipe books !!! Xx

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    Tia
    August 4, 2011 at 7:52 am

    I am proud of you kimmers, Lots of Love to you!

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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      August 4, 2011 at 8:02 am

      Thank God for Kids….Cuz my boys helped me w/ everything….
      except picking out the books !!
      Luv you back. xx

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    Maris (in Good taste)
    August 4, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    Awesome to meet you through a vlog!

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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      August 4, 2011 at 2:21 pm

      —Maris,
      thanks for popping in.
      I enjoyed your blog today & shall still do this for a Date Day w/ hubs 🙂

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    debbie
    August 4, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. Let me tell you that you have one fantastic blog/vlog….Could not stop reading it. You have a fan here!

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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      August 4, 2011 at 7:27 pm

      ———–Debbie,
      thanks for popping in.
      so pleased to have you in my crazy cyber universe 🙂 Xxx

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    Kimmy
    August 4, 2011 at 5:40 pm

    I am so very proud of you too! I’m glad to see you’re laughing more
    Wine very very soon! You are my beautiful, inspirational,creative,passionate,
    fun loving & crazy Italian(Sophia Loren eat your heart out) friend. Hey
    We haven’t played Trivia in a long time. Love uuuuuu xxx ooooo

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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      August 4, 2011 at 7:25 pm

      Kim——Luv you, too,
      my true compassionate lovely spider up the nose friend 🙂 xxXXXXX

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    ginger
    August 4, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    Yours was the first video I watched on my “smart'” phone (a phone that highlights how “ditzy” I am BTW). You are so precious, & I am honored to be mentioned in the same vlog breath as my heroes Anne Lamott and Sylvia Plath. I’ve read JLS at least 7 times 🙂 Stopped counting how often I go back to Bird by Bird… I thank you for the shout-out & I love that you keep doing more, stretching & growing and holding our hands as we walk this journey together. Xoxo

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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      August 4, 2011 at 11:32 pm

      —Ginger,
      you deserve a shout out w/ Lamott & Plath & JLS. Xx
      the jouney continues….
      Love Love Love.

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    GinaV
    August 5, 2011 at 7:51 am

    Kim, Hello! It has been a while since I’ve written. Kiddos are keeping me busy this summer! I have to say, ever since I started reading your blogs on skirt! your “voice” has come thru loud and clear. There is never a question as to your mood or passion for the topic that write about. It is such a treat to HEAR your voice and to see you now! You are beautiful! I just wish your son would have included a bit of your laughter…as I love to laugh along w/ anyone! : )) My request is that you read one of your moving and poetic pieces on a vlog. Thanks for sharing all of yourself w/ us! : ) GinaV

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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      August 5, 2011 at 7:56 am

      Gina V,
      Oh, how nice to hear from YOU! (Can you see me smiling>)
      I love that you wrote and mentioned that about laughter…..I will keep it in next time.
      ANd I shall read a moving poem and try not to Cry.
      I miss talking with you on Cyber.
      Have fun with Kiddos, you sweet girl.
      Love Love Love,
      K.

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    Impulsive Addict
    August 5, 2011 at 8:00 am

    YAY a vlog! I LOVE to watch vlogs! It makes me feel closer to my peeps!

    I love that you have a wide variety of books on your shelf. I TRY to be diverse but I usually fall back into old ways. I haven’t read that much this summer which is odd for me.

    Great job on your first vlog!!!

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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      August 5, 2011 at 8:22 am

      ———-Dear Impulsive,
      I read the same books all the time.
      I am stuck…..
      I do not care…I don’t want to read the other shit!
      thanks for poppin’ over 🙂 xX

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    Lady Fi
    August 5, 2011 at 10:51 am

    So glad to see and hear you! Great reading tips too!

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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      August 5, 2011 at 11:03 am

      –Always pleased when you pop over, Lady Fi 🙂 Xx
      Have you read any of those books?

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    Julie @ mamamash
    August 5, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    Good job! Man, you have a lot of books there. I used to be a voracious reader of all things bound and papery, but Twitter has sucked me in. I need to schedule some book time soon.

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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      August 5, 2011 at 2:35 pm

      ————Julie,
      Twitter is beginning to suck me in, too…
      so hard to find a balance for everything, isn’t it?
      Thanks for poppin’ in 🙂 Xx

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    andrew
    August 6, 2011 at 6:13 am

    NICEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      August 6, 2011 at 6:59 am

      ————A man of few words 🙂 Xxxxx

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    Nicole
    August 6, 2011 at 9:18 am

    Fabulous!!!! That’s guts, sister!! 😉 Thanks for sharing your faves.. very cool!

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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      August 6, 2011 at 9:34 am

      Dear, Nicole,
      did the video load right away?
      Now, I’m waiting for yours sistah!! 🙂
      –very out of my comfort zone, but fun as hell to do.
      I kept askin my son “DO I LOOK FAT? DO I HAVE LIPSTICK ON MY TEETH?”

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    Stacie
    August 6, 2011 at 10:35 am

    70 comments and counting, and you still were kind enough to visit and comment on mine… you are impressive! I really appreciate your approach to life. Thank you for sharing.

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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      August 6, 2011 at 12:10 pm

      Hi, Stacie,
      so glad you came by 🙂
      I looooooooooove visiters. xxX

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    Psycho
    August 7, 2011 at 9:42 am

    OMG! I just got to this. Yes you look awesome, your sweet son did make you look great.
    And I love your Book Club set, I have most of that, good grief!
    Congratulations on your first Vlog, sweetie!

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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      August 7, 2011 at 9:57 am

      —–Psycho,
      I had a feeling my picks would be similar to yours.
      Please do a Vlog..
      The first one is always the hardest …. xxXX

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    Wild Child Mama
    August 7, 2011 at 12:14 pm

    I LOVE Lit. My very favorite memoir ever. I think I need to read The Seagull again. Its been a while. And the book you recommended about writing. I need to put that on my list. Awesome suggestions.
    So fun to see you!! I love vlogs. They really introduce people in a new way. Hope to see more!! (BTW, you are the farthest thing from a “dork” a person can get! lol.)

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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      August 7, 2011 at 1:55 pm

      —-Dear Wild Child,
      thank you for not thinking i’m a dork like the rest of my fam !! HA.
      Yes, I love Mary Carr. SO real. Raw. I am always attracted to the bad girls 🙂
      Will you do a VLOG? Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeasse xxX

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    The Bipolar Diva
    August 7, 2011 at 7:49 pm

    That was awesome for your first vlog! Great job, and great books!

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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      August 7, 2011 at 8:09 pm

      Hey, Bi,
      It was fun…I think I shall do another just for the hell of it 🙂 Xxx

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