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730 Days, Mercy, & Creme Brule


—I told my readers to ask me a few questions & by golly
Miss Molly, they did.  Thank you, dears.


I shall waste no more of your time…. Lets begin.




1. Keeping Time

Emily: I’ve
always been curious about your writing. I know you’ve mentioned a book before.

K:  I am in the process of putting a book
together about Kay.  It is called  “730


2.  Baroquesicily

Jann: Ciao Kim,
like Emily, I am very interested in your writing. Tell us something–anything–
about your writing process.


K:  I write all day long inside my head.  I dream in words- not pictures.  Without this release, I would have died after
Kay was murdered.  I can write
anywhere.  I don’t have a specific place.
Writing is prayer.


3.  We Are Living A Full Life

Jen: Have you ever fantasized of a dream vacation?


K:   My fantasy vacation is Africa.  I want to visit my mentor,  Mercy! I’d also like to see the Mountain


4.  Wild Child Mama

Kjersti:  How did you meet Mr. Liverpool? How did he


K:  I met Mr. L. on Carnival Cruise Lines.  Everybody knew we hooked up because he had
red lipstick all over his casino shirt the next day!  He proposed in a pub in Huyton, Liverpool.


5. Monica\’s Tangled Web

Monica:  Did you
happen by any chance to catch the verdict for Drew Peterson


K: Yes. I watched
the trial.  He got EVERYTHING he
deserved.  He’s a Pig, a women beater,
& a Killer.


6.  Going A Musing

Vidya: What is
your favorite dream that you would like to see come true?


K: My dream is to write a book about Kay’s
Story.  I want everybody in the universe
to know her beauty and struggle as I did.
Another dream would be to stay home all day long to write and quit my
day job.


7.  Go Bake Yourself


Choc: Ok so tell me, how did you and Mercy start
becoming pen pals (which I think rocks!)?


K: I read  Mercy\’s Winning Essay
on a literary site and contacted the editor.  Her writing is unbelievably powerful.  The rest is history.  We connected and fell in love.  She was only 19!


8. Elephant\’s Child

E:  What, if anything, has been helpful in the
time since Kay was stolen from you?


K: Knowing God exists.  Wine.
Girlfriends. Poetry.  Family.  Baking chocolate chip cookies.


9.  Feeling Beachie

Beachie:  What is your favorite childhood memory of you
and Kay?


K:  My dad was quite upset because somebody had
eaten all of his chocolate kisses.  Kay
swore she didn’t do it.  “Why do I always
get blamed, “ she cried.  Months later I
found about 50 silver wrappers tucked inside her socks.  I never told. Until NOW.


10.Writing Wishing

Mama A: I want to
ask – what book do you wish you’d NEVER read?


K:  HaaaHaaaa.
That’s easy.  “50 Shades of Shit!”


11.  Heal Now & Forever

Jodi:  What would you say to someone whose family
doesn’t support her leaving
an abuser?


K: I’d say it doesn’t matter a damn what your
family thinks.  Leave. Don’t wait one
more day.  Leave before you end up like
my sister.  I wish I wish I wish she
wouldn’t have waited so long.
Leave.  Leave.  Leave.


12.  Life Coach On The Edge

Elizabeth: How did I get to be so lucky to
become friends with you?


K:  Excuuuuse me,
I’m the lucky one, Miss New York Thang.


13.  Lady Fi

Lady Fi:  I’d love to know more about Mercy! How did
you become friends,
penpals? Have you ever met? What unites the two of you?


K: Words found us.  Words connect us.  We may meet in April in London!


14.  Sweet Sensations

Sandra:  How do you relax?


K: I am addicted
to Indie Films.  I’ve watched all of them
on Netflix….  & of course,  Red Wine, baking, & listening to Adele
& Nora Jones.


15.  Mamawolfe

Mama W:  Let me ask you about education…what was yours
like? What do you hope for the future of education in America?


K: I graduated 4 years ago with my BA.  My boys were able to watch me walk.  My hope for the future is that everybody,
regardless of the economic status, can receive a higher education and not need
to pay back astronomical loans!


16.  Bringing Along OCD

Tina: How does writing help you battle the hurt and
pain of your sister’s death?


K:  Easy.
The writing & words have SAVED me over and over again.


17.  The Complete Cookbook

Mandy: What one skill would you love to learn to be
able to share with people, young and old?


K: I would love to teach Poetry &
Writing as Therapy.  It’s comforting to
get your brain and pain on paper.


18. Solid Gold Creativity

Solid: What is a pleasant surprise you have received
in life?


K:  I was continually surprised & amazed who
became my earth angels after Kay’s murder.
I was like,  “Oooooh,  I never expected you to love me!”


19. Soul Dipper

Amy: If you could
sit with Jesus and ask any ONE question, what would your question be?


K: You know what I’d ask, don’t you?


20.     Tilted Tiara

Val: If there is
one person in history you could sit down and talk to who would it be?


K. Sooooo Many,
but the person I’d love to spend time with the most to dicuss writing is Sylvia Plath.


21.  Catholic Girl Problems

Tara: What was the best day of your life?


K:  When we’d be at a
family gathering and EVERYBODY, including Kay, was there laughing, eating,  & telling funny stories.


22.  Mercy Adhiambo

M: Ok, my
question is, if you look into your life, do you have something that you wish
you would have done differently?


K:  Yes.
Only one thing.   I wish I would
have gotten Kay out of that house a long time ago.


23. Absolute Narcissism

Sandra:  Where were you and what were you doing when
you heard the news of Kay’s brutal death?


K:  I was mowing the lawn,  listening to Pillars of the Earth on my
headset.  When I got the call,  I fell to my knees on the kitchen floor.  I shall never forget.  Never as long as I live.  NEVER.


24.  Fancy That Fancy This

Ameena: Can you share your baking?


K: Yes.
The shortbread is superb.


25. That Skinny Chick Can Bake

Liz:  What is your absolute favorite dessert?


K:  No hesitation.  Crème Brule is better than sex.


26. Domer Mom

Debbie: How did you get to be so popular in the
blogosphere? Do you read all these blogs in return?


K: I don’t know whether I’m so popular, but I do
read and comment on every single blog!
Whew.  It’s a full time job.


27:  Not Quite Nigella

Lorraine: I’m
curious to hear what a day in the life of Kim is like.


K:  On the days I don’t work– I make a big
breakfast for my family. I usually burn the bacon while I write my Saturday


28.  Girl With A New Life

Tina: I want to know the favorite piece of clothing
in your closet.


K: One of my favorite pieces is something
Kay bought me for my birthday:  A  (fake) fur wrap for my neck.  I haven’t put it on yet.  It is beautiful.


29.  A Nut In a Nut Shell

Liz: Can I have your shortbread recipe?


K:    Yes.


30.  Unknown Mami

Mami: Close your
eyes for a second, take 3 deep breaths, and tell me what you like the most
about yourself.


K:  Oooo,   much easier to say what I don’t like.  But I think what I like the most is my ability
to escape in the( midst of darkness & pain) with words.


31.  White Trash Diaries

Drama: Exactly HOW many licks does it take to get to
the center of a Tootsie Roll Pop?


K: I’ve pondered
this greatly and I’ve come up with an answer.
NONE.  One must bite and devour
the tootsie roll immediately.  Life is
too bloody short.


32.  A Duck In Her Pond

Ducky:  What’s this about a book?


K: Yes.
My first book will, of course, be about Kay.


33.  Lisa Gordon Photography

Lisa: Can I have your shortbread recipe?


K:  Absolutely


34. Twinisms

Bridget:  Who will you be voting for in the
Presidential Election?


K: I’ll
give you a hint.  He has a Kick
Ass Smile & his wife is already the “Mom in Chief.”


35. Inspired Edibles

Kelly:  Have you ever been completely stuck with your
writing? If so, what did you do to become unstuck?


K:   Not really.
When I don’t write,  I can’t
breathe….& I must breathe!


36. Impulsive Addict

Impulsive: If you could eat any one thing EVERYDAY
without worry of becoming 500 pounds, what would it be?


K.  Simple.
Chocolate Chip Cookies.  This
would be my last meal.  With ice cold


37.  La Dulce Vida

Adriana: How do
you deal on those days when Kay comes to mind and like a downpour it rains on


K. It’s been a dreadful week for me.  I hate to admit this, but when the grief
rains upon me, drowns me….  I am silent. I
don’t answer the phone.  I isolate
myself.  &  I cry cry cry


38.  Passionate Pursuits

Brenda: What I’d
like to ask is what is your favorite pre-teen memory with Kay.


K:  Brenda, there are so many, but of my
favorites is  when we used to sing songs
while doing the dishes together.  Well,
one day we looked out the kitchen window and the cute neighbor boy ( who we
both had a crush on ) and all of his friends were listening to us laughing
their butts off.


39.  One Sister\’s Rant

Bella: Kim, I love, love this idea! My question is:
How were you and Kay alike? How were you different?


K: We were the same about important issues
such as values, morals,  & love…but
VERY different in other ways.  For
example,  she is Taylor Swift & I am
Joan Jett.  Get it?


40.   Counting Ducks

Ducky: I am curious to know a bit more about Mr.


K: Mr. Liverpool is a British Citizen w/ a
green card.  He is very soft spoken &
continually says that he lost his entire voice when he met m…!  I don’t’ know why, but he says I am bossy and


—Dear, Reader,  Now
I have some questions for you.  Why did
you begin blogging?  Give me a link to
your favorite blogger or site.

Scottish Shortbread

2 sticks of butter

3/4 cup of powdered sugar

3/4 cup of cornstarch

1 and 1/4 cup of flour.

–mix butter & sugars, add flower and cornstarch.  Roll into balls and flatten like sugar cookies.

bake @ 350 until golden brown.   Your Ass will do the Happy Dance.

Love.    Love.    Love.   Xxx

PS.  I am TOTALLY open to suggestions about how to QUIT my day job, darlings.


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  • Reply
    September 14, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    Your favorite pair of shoes?

    Learned so much about you from all this!!
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      September 16, 2012 at 7:47 am

      you know what? I bought a pair of black sandles from Scetchers and I LOVE them. they are like walking on air.

      What is your fave. shoes? XXx

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    Niki Whitaker
    September 14, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    Hey friend….”What’s your favorite memory of our days with Carnival Cruise Lines?” LUV your words…..

    • Reply
      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      September 16, 2012 at 7:48 am

      Hi, Niki,
      I loved being w/ you! Remember all the fun we had? Remember when I used to tell you that you were the only person just about as beautiful as Kay?

      Remember? What is yours? Xxxx

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    Red Dwyer
    September 14, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    Love all your answers, and that is a fabbo recipe for shortbread.

    I started blogging to have a day job. I have been writing forstinkingever and was on the road to publishing some of my books. And now, two of them are available. Which lead to me opening my own publishing company, which will go live online in November…when I will release (at least) two more of my own books and around 20 others.

    I have so many faves…many of which are regular visitors here, which is also a fave. One you may not have seen is Yes, Running Naked With Scissors. It is a fun and as deep as you might expect.

    Much, much, much love, my sweet Kim <3
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      September 16, 2012 at 7:48 am

      I must download some of your books on my Kindle! You ROCK.

      I shall check out that link. Thanks.

      How are you, dear? Xx

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    September 14, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    I agree with you on Tootsie Pops and Chocolate Chip cookies. This was a fab idea and I loved your honest, sensitivity, openness, and humor because some tough and heartwreching questions were asked. Those short breads (one of my fav treats) look amazing. I can’t wait to read you book.

    I blog to keep my head clear, keep creative juices flowing and to amuse the many people residing in my head.
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      September 16, 2012 at 7:49 am

      love that you clicked over. I am on the way to your site now. xx

  • Reply
    September 14, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    So many great questions! I loved this chance to get to know you more!
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      September 16, 2012 at 7:50 am

      thanks for visiting my universe. xx Luv your blog

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    September 14, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    LOVED all your answers Kim! My question would have been, “When are you coming to LA?”

    I hope, hope, hope you do get to meet Mercy in April. That would be a dream come true. I’d cry tears of joy for you two.

    I started blogging because I needed to express myself, I wanted to see if people would relate to what I was saying, and of course to make people laugh. I never realized that blogging would not only be a form of expression, but a way to some wonderful, wonderful friendships that I cherish with all my heart and soul.


    • Reply
      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      September 16, 2012 at 7:51 am

      I LOVE that you started your own blog.

      Now, you can DO WHATEVER you want & let your voice BURSTtttt and Overflow all over your own pages.

      you are one of my fave. people in the entire world.

      Love you, 2. Xxx

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    Jann Huizenga
    September 14, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    Great questions and superb answers, dear Kim. Such FUN reading! Thank you! xxxxxxxxxxxxx0000000
    PS So sorry it’s been a hard week for you. But somehow you found the strength to come up with this beautiful post. Brava.
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      September 16, 2012 at 7:52 am

      Sweetest, Jann,
      even though you are in Italy, I feel your breath upon my face.

      Love to you, dearest. Xxx

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    September 14, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    I got distracted after reading your last post and forgot to ask a question. So here it is… What is your day job?

    I started blogging because I was choking on the thought of turning 60 and writing always helps me work through things. It did and we are 2 1/2 yrs. past that angst and I’m cool with being 62 and still feeling 32 most days. Writing about some of the ugly stuff is ugly, as you know, but like you I feel it helps me more than therapy ever could.

    I have to tell you I’m sorry it took us so long to connect here in the blogosphere. We share a love for several of the same blogs… Mirth and Motivation, Counting Ducks!, and the one blog I would recommend to you if you don’t know of it is, Her blog used to be A Certain Simplicity but she’s revamped and set up a web site which includes her books and blog and pottery, etc. I love the way she writes!
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      September 16, 2012 at 7:54 am

      love connecting w/ you! I love that we read lots of the same blogs. I’ve become a richer writer because of all of you!

      btw, 60 is the new 40!!

      I work for the Duluth Schools, but my dream is to write. all. day. long. Xxxx

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    Elephant's Child
    September 14, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    Another amazing post. Mega thanks.
    I started blogging because I was feeling inadequate – physically, mentally, emotionally and socially. I have been so grateful for the wonderful support I have received from so many bloggers. Perhaps particularly grateful for the support I have received from people like you who already have far too much on their own plates.
    Hurting for you. Hurting with you. Always.

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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      September 16, 2012 at 7:56 am

      Dear E,
      you continually amaze me w/ your great compassion.

      I love that we’ve connected from SOOO far away.

      I love it! XXXXX I do. I Do.

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    Choc Chip Uru
    September 14, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    Yay thank you for answering my friend, and it was wonderful learning more about you 🙂

    Choc Chip Uru
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      September 16, 2012 at 7:56 am

      Dear Choc,
      how are you classes going? Do you miss blogging? Xxxx

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    Heal Now and Forever
    September 14, 2012 at 6:11 pm

    This was beauitful. I might do this on Monday. I loved it! It took you do much time and you put so much thought into it. I want to check out all these other blogs! What beautiful people are attracted here. I am traveling to meet our dear Nikky in person tomorrow for the first time. She is still holding strong, despite horrible harrassment by handroid and and family. She now has the support of one sister, the one she is living with, which has changed since I asked you this question. Thank God! I will meet the sister too and the kids. Maybe soon, you can help me tell her story.
    Anyway, I started blogging to get the ideas out of my head. They had been scrambling around in there for a while… And look, I helped save someone. 🙂 love you, Kim!
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      September 16, 2012 at 7:58 am

      OMGggggggggggg, please tell me how it was to meet Nicky. How did this happen? Do you live near her? What is happening?

      Tell me!

      You are beautiful. You are changing Lives. Xxxxx Love Love love. you.

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    Heal Now and Forever
    September 14, 2012 at 6:12 pm

    Please change ‘handroid’ to husband. Damn autocorrect!
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      September 16, 2012 at 7:58 am

      didn’t even notice, dear! Haa

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    September 14, 2012 at 8:25 pm

    Love You!!!!!!

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    September 14, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    I find it interesting that, aside from picking up details, I did not learn anything new about you. That speaks a lot for your writing – you really do put yourself in it!

    I had to stop reading and commenting on every post because of the time. I felt I was neglecting life. Some bloggers posted more than daily even! It was like an email that commanded a response. So I now visit when I can and it really shows in my comments #s – they dropped. However, interestingly, the numbers of readers and subscriptions has been climbing. So for comments, it showed me there was lots of reciprocating. There are some blogs/bloggers I do not like to miss. I have my handful of favs. Others I like can go in phases – depending on my time and what the blogger is writing about.

    So mighty good for you if you can pull off all that reading and commenting, Kim!
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      September 16, 2012 at 8:01 am

      Dear Soul,
      I LOVE clicking over to your site because I know I will become a bit richer & more brilliant! Seriously.

      You share your site w/ everybody. I love that you do this.

      I don’t have time to comment all the time, but I do it about once a week. I’ve had to give up lots of reading some blogs though, you know?

      —-the blogs who do not give back or contribute to the universe!

      Love to you, dear Amy! Xxx

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    Vidya Sury
    September 14, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    I kept checking in to see if you’d posted and was paranoid I may have missed the email – which of course, I wouldn’t. Still. Always great to come by and read random posts, Kim! Love your answers! This is such a great idea for a post – and you always excel.

    I blog because I love to blog. Here’s a link to my favorite blogger: I have many favorites, Kim. And I am in my happy place when I browse, read and comment!

    And I await the day when I can lay out the Red Carpet for you on my blog. 🙂 and showcase your book.

    You know my heart is very grateful for your love.

    Did I tell you my son Vidur has a poem by Sylvia Plath – and when he was reading it, I asked him what he was doing – and he said, “I am reading a poem by your friend’s favorite author” 🙂

    Many many hugs and love to you. Please finish writing the book.
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      September 16, 2012 at 8:04 am

      REALLY? Are you serious about the Sylvia Plath poem???? Vidur is a lad after my HEART.

      Just like his beautiful Mommy.

      I love you more than 10 white tigers sunbathing & purring in the Kenyan moonlight.

      That’s a LOT.

      My heart smiles when I think of you, Vidya. xxxxx

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    Solid gold creativity
    September 15, 2012 at 12:49 am

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    • Reply
      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      September 16, 2012 at 8:04 am

      Brava back to you Xx

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    September 15, 2012 at 4:51 am

    Love love love this post. Again, may steal idea. Full credit will be given 🙂

    I began blogging because I wanted to have a site like a one-stop for mothers who like shopping. Basically, a million clones of me. But it became something else when I started writing about my son, about me. And I’m so glad.

    I love too many bloggers. TOO MANY.
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      September 16, 2012 at 8:05 am

      Please steal, Mama A.
      I want to know more about you. I already have a question! Xxx

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    September 15, 2012 at 5:52 am


    I’ve been out of circulation for a long time, but there is something reassuring coming over here to read this post. I love the Q & A format. I’ve learned quite a few things about you and what better way for me to catch up!

    The only question I have for you at the moment is: How the heck have you been?

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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      September 16, 2012 at 8:06 am

      Where are you? How are you? I miss you, Phil. Are you Okay?

      I am living each day. Still missing. Always loving. Hurting.

      But I’m going forward.

      How are YOU? XX

      • Reply
        September 18, 2012 at 7:48 pm

        I’ve been fine Kim. Just incredibly busy through the summer. My father-in-law hasn’t been well, so we spent a fair amount of time traveling back and forth to visit each weekend, taking away some play time online, and work has been a bit nuts. Otherwise, I’m still the same old happy sappy nut that I’ve always been. I miss you bunches too!


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    Maryellen & Chester
    September 15, 2012 at 6:13 am

    Thanks, Kim, for all of the inspiring words. They truly do help. By the way, Chester, who is sitting on my lap, misses you!!

    • Reply
      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      September 16, 2012 at 8:07 am

      Ooooo, I miss Chester, tooooooo.

      I hear him Purring. Xxxxxx

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    September 15, 2012 at 6:23 am

    This was a great idea! It was just so nice to read about all the bits that make up the Kim I’ve come to admire!! Africa huh? Good for you! You gals really should meet and what a grand adventure Africa would be!!

    OK I don’t know if this is my favorite blog there are too many to pick from. But this one sticks in my mind because it’s so darn dumb and original…..

    So when i need to smile I just click here>>>>>>>

    I know I have a strange sense of humor!!
    Lov jen

    ps I’ve always wanted to visit the places where my paternal grandparents were born
    which would be Ireland and (PEI) Prince Edward Island Canada. I have living relatives in Ireland,
    who I’ve talked to but never met to this day. And as far as my Canadian people I
    don’t know much about that or even if there are any. But it would be fun to look for some wouldn’t it? And it’s a beautiful place.
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      September 16, 2012 at 8:09 am

      pleeeeeeeeeeeeease do a post like this. I WANT to learn more about you, girl!

      I shall check out that site. Thanks.

      Ooo, you are Canadian! I’ve never been there. Xxxx

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    Lady Fi
    September 15, 2012 at 8:04 am

    Oh, it was great to read so much about you. You’re one of my favourite bloggers!
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      September 16, 2012 at 8:09 am

      Lady Fi,
      And you already know that you are one of my all time faves. XXX & OSCAR!

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    Tina Barbour
    September 15, 2012 at 9:53 am

    I loved this! I loved learning more about you, and I love the way you answered each question with honesty and loveliness.

    I may try this on my own blog.

    I started blogging because I wanted to connect with others and I wanted to see if my experiences could be of value to others. I have been amazed at the friends I’ve made online and the love in the blogging world.

    Have you read Shirley Showalter’s blog at She’s working on a memoir and has great posts.

    Much love and appreciation to you!!
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      September 16, 2012 at 8:10 am

      Please do this on your blog as I already have some questions for YOU!! XXXxx

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    September 15, 2012 at 11:57 am

    Kim, this must have taken you FOREVER to answer all these questions! I love how open you are, and I can’t wait to try your cookie recipe. I started blogging for two reasons: 1) the experts at a writing conference I attended said all writers need a platform, and blogging was a good one; and 2) because my son had just gone away to university and I had to fill my time somehow! I never dreamed it would be so enjoyable (and so much work!), that I’d meet so many fascinating people (and eat up so much time!)
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      My Inner Chick
      September 16, 2012 at 2:01 pm

      I agree. Blogging is such a GREAT platform for using one’s VOICE )))

      For me, it has been like a small prayer.

      Xxx Love to you.
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    September 15, 2012 at 12:12 pm

    What excellent questions…you have such a neat group of followers!!! And I loved your answers, too. I’m making both classic and pumpkin (experimental!) creme brulee on Monday…and I’ll be thinking of you while I’m whisking 🙂 xo
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    Debi Pasricha
    September 15, 2012 at 4:51 pm


    How nice to have seen you at my website this morning.Thank you for taking the time. I first came across your website over a year ago. I was just getting into the whole website/blog world then. I remembered being so inspired by the visual appearance of your sight, your directness with words, and your pain and passion over Kay’s death. You have created a amazing outlet for yourself and your readers!

    I decided to start a blog/website as a place to share with other women all the changes that come along during this forty-something ride. It’s a trippy place to be. 🙂

    Thank you for all your kind words on my site and over at Skirt! as well.

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      My Inner Chick
      September 16, 2012 at 2:03 pm

      as soon as I read your post yesterday, I KNEW immediately that I loved your “Voice.”

      I shall be visiting you often. Xxx Kiss
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    Lisa Gordon
    September 15, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    You are amazing my friend, and thank you!!

    I spent a lot of time “lurking” before I began blogging, and I think I actually started because I found that there were so many wonderfully talented people out there, and I wanted to connect to that. Of course, the fact that everyone is so, so very kind, is a bonus!

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    September 15, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    I love that you did this, and I love your answers. What a great idea. Thanks for answering my question. I began blogging, simply because I enjoy writing. Not because I had a message to share, but because I like finding the humor in things and making people laugh. Hard to name just one blogger because there’s so many good ones out there. But I’d probably say, Bella of One Sister’s Rant. I like her perspective and photos. Like you, she’s an awesome lady!
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    Cathy Summer
    September 15, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    There is nothing comparable to Chocolate Chip cookies. I am with you on that.
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    Barbara @ Barbara Bakes
    September 15, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    Loved reading all your answers. I’m doing 12 weeks of Christmas cookies again this year. I’m thinking Scottish Shortbread cookies might need to be on the list this year.
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    nan @ lbddiaries
    September 15, 2012 at 11:58 pm

    I started blogging because if I hadn’t, I was going to out of my mind not having a place to put all the WORDS. My first blog was The Joy Cafe. I finally closed it down to stick with Little Black Dress Diaries. Got too scattered.

    I can’t give you a link to my fave site – (1) I have too many and (2) you’re one of them.
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      My Inner Chick
      September 16, 2012 at 2:15 pm

      Yes! A place to put our WORDSssss!~ I have so many, don’t you? They overflow all over the damn place.

      You are one of my faves, girlfriend!! Xxxx
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    Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella
    September 16, 2012 at 2:39 am

    Fantastic post Kim!! Thank you for answering my question and for giving us a glimpse into your fascinating life!! Love you! xxx
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    September 16, 2012 at 6:39 am

    1. Favorite–Food
    2. Favorite-Movies 1 thru- 5
    3. Favorite-Actor&Actress
    4. Favorite-Writer&Author
    5.Favorite- Season
    Love You

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      My Inner Chick
      September 16, 2012 at 2:17 pm

      1. Chocolate chip cookies
      2. Spartacus is my number ONE (You know this)
      3. Meryl Streep & Bobby Deniro
      4. Sylvia Plath
      5. SPRING.

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    September 16, 2012 at 7:17 am

    I loved reading all your answers and thanks for answering my question. You may be a bit loud and bossy but Mr Liverpool is a lucky guy
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    September 16, 2012 at 9:53 am

    I hope you know how “kick ass” you are!!!
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    September 16, 2012 at 11:23 am

    Had fun reading this….you write beautifully.

    My fave site is

    I started blogging because I felt lonely.
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    Blond Duck
    September 16, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    I love cream brule!
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    September 16, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    Love you Kimmy. Sorry about your bad week. Let’s meet for wine or coffee so you can tell me about it. To let all your wonderful bloggers know you make the best creme brûlée !!! One moment at a time.

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    September 16, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    I sort of figured that would be your answer – but it makes me love you even more. If that’s possible. 😉
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    Hotly Spiced
    September 17, 2012 at 5:28 am

    That’s a great interview from such a lovely range of interviewers. I would love to go to Africa too. I went there once and had the best ever holiday. I could meet you there one day! Lovely getting to know more about you and your definite strength of character. Love how you met your husband on a cruise ship! xx
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      My Inner Chick
      September 17, 2012 at 1:27 pm

      Dear Hot,
      I LOVE that you went to Africa. What part?


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    September 17, 2012 at 7:53 am

    This was such a great idea to do; I loved reading your answers and getting to know you better. I hope your dream comes true soon to be a writer ALL DAY as I so enjoy your writing and always seem to get caught up in your words. That’s magical to me and you have it!!
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    September 17, 2012 at 8:02 am

    What a fabulous idea you had there Kim! It feels so good to read more about you – It does not change much how I feel about you, you are an inspiration to me!

    I started blogging cause I am in love with writing and I thought it was a waste to keep everything in my head. I needed to say things out loud. It also helped me when I met my husband, nobody agreed with my choice and I wanted to say love is not about the color of our skin or how we pray but definitely about what lay in our hearts.

    I love many blogs but one of my favorite would be this one –

    Take care Kim, sending much love at the end of this tough week. xxx

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    Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell
    September 17, 2012 at 8:19 am

    I can’t wait until your book finally comes out. It may just be critical in your process of grieving. Hugs and love!
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    Sandy Webb
    September 17, 2012 at 8:26 am

    This was fabulous! I started blogging to document my grief. When I go back and read old posts I find it amazing how far I have come and how far I have yet to go. Sorry you had a bad week 🙁
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      My Inner Chick
      September 17, 2012 at 1:33 pm

      we started blogging for the same reason. I remember somebody told me about your blog…and that’s how we met :))

      When I go back and read my mourning…nothing much has changed. I still feel the same…Lonely. Sad. Longing. Missing.

      but somehow I am still living, breathing, writing….going forward.

      I love that we connected. Xxxx
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    Pat Scattergood
    September 17, 2012 at 8:33 am

    This is a great post. I’m so glad all those lovely people asked so many of the things I would have asked. Now I have a question if you have the time to answer: If you were to ask Jesus “the question,” what do you think his answer would be?
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    Purely.. Kay
    September 17, 2012 at 9:49 am

    I just love this idea and I loved your answers to every question. It’s always great learning more about an amazing fellow blogger 🙂
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    Lady E
    September 17, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    It’s so nice to find out yet a little more about you. Sorry you’re having a pants week, though…
    I look forward to reading 730 days then ! Special anti-tough time hugs from very far away xoxo
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    September 17, 2012 at 12:40 pm

    I love how you’ve always turned to writing as your outlet for the most difficult struggles in life. And how incredibly poetic–and thoughtful–you are. I forgot about your love of Sylvia Plath and how that was one of the main reasons I could tell I’d like you so much.

    I’m so sorry I haven’t stopped by in a while, but it’s always a pleasure.

    Love and healing. XOXO
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      My Inner Chick
      September 17, 2012 at 1:36 pm

      I shall come over to visit you, too. <3 Xxx

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    September 18, 2012 at 5:44 am

    You were clearly born to be a writer! You frank, direct, HONEST, humorous (sometimes) responses are refreshing.

    Thanks for the recipe!
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    September 18, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    “50 Shades Of Shit” – you’ve made my day with that! Thanks for putting that smile on my face! Best wishes
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      September 18, 2012 at 1:01 pm

      glad I could make you smile 🙂

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    Unknown Mami
    September 18, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    I began blogging because I needed a creative outlet. I became a mother and for the first time in my life I wasn’t creating on a regular basis or interacting with other creators. Blogging put me back in my element. Oh, it is too hard to pick a favorite blogger or just one link. I can’t do it.
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      My Inner Chick
      September 18, 2012 at 4:34 pm

      I love reading all the reasons people started blogging.

      I can tell it’s a wonderful outlet for YOUuuu. Xx Luv your blog. Xx
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    September 19, 2012 at 9:34 am

    Now that would have been something to see and hear.. So I challenge you.. the next time you are feeling a little less perky pink sing one of those songs or write one of those memories in one of your journals, sing for her from here. Great post, Kim. The questions were amazing – each could be a post on it’s owns. You are a hell of a woman.
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    September 20, 2012 at 7:57 am

    That story about Kay and the Hershey Kisses is hilarious! Oh, and I can’t wait for you to finish your book. The world needs to read you, Kim!


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    September 20, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    Thanks for being open and honest.
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    Feeling Beachie
    September 23, 2012 at 5:23 am

    Kim – I love how you answered all your questions in one post… there is so much here.. I want to read over and over again!
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      September 23, 2012 at 12:46 pm

      Love when you visit me, Beachie.

      How are you? XX

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    September 24, 2012 at 7:49 am

    What? I don’t get to be a Princess no more? 😉 (White Trash PRINCESS Diaries)

    I’d link you to one of my favorite blogs, but we’d just keep going in circles. However, some of the others are Girl On The Contrary ( and Angry Pear (

    And as for why I started blogging….
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    September 24, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    Kim, I loved, loved reading your answers to these wonderful questions! I feel like I know you so much better. What a great idea! And I am just dying to try that shortbread recipe of yours. I can’t even remember the last time I had shortbread cookies. Yes, it’s definitely time little Roxy and I treated ourselves to some sugary carbs! We thank you for the recipe, my sweet! 🙂

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    (FL) Girl with a New Life
    September 25, 2012 at 12:22 pm

    I first started blogging after I moved across the country and felt disoriented, not just in geography but in my identity. I saw it as a way to ground myself and let my writing out of the closet. Since then my blog has become the place where I celebrate what is important to me.

    I’m including one of my fav blogs below.
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    Beverly Diehl
    October 1, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    I’m so far behind I can barely see it from where I am. Still, I move forward.

    Will think of you whenever I eat a chocolate chip cookie. And Kay when I have a Hershey’s kiss.

    Such a fun post!
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