Thursday, November 02, 2006

This was my first blog post. Since I have a lot of newcomers stopping by I thought I'd re-run it. Welcome! Play nicely.

Hello, Blogosphere. Is this mike on? Helloooo helloooo helloooo?

OK, here I go.I'm Kim Stagliano. No wait, that sounds too much like the start of an AA meeting.

Hi! Noooo. Way too E-harmony.com.

Hey there. Iccckkk, bad pick up line meets Freddie Boom Boom Washington.

Alright. Take 4. I'm Kim Stagliano, and my current claims to fame are as follows.

1) I have written and am shopping a manuscript called "Autism Is Murder." (unless an agent or editor asks me to change the name, in which case, I will toss that title into the trash faster than Joan Rivers ran to the plastic surgeon on her 40th birthday. Or was it her 35th?) NOTE: Since changed to "Extra Sensory Deception."

2) Mimicking. I can mimic almost any voice. Have you ever heard Zoe from Sesame Street tell Elmo to stick it where the sunny days don't shine? I can do that. And I can sing in about a zillion voices. I once sang nursery rhymes to my kids in Cher's voice. Cher is particularly adept at "Baaaa Baaaa Black Sheep" as you can imagine. When Alanis Morrissette sang "Itsy Bitsy Spider" my youngest daughter cried. But Alanis did get a little morose during the "down came the rain" part.

3) I can still fit into my wedding gown, although that little trick is starting to tread on Miss Havisham's territory if you get my drift.

4) I am the proud mom of three beautiful daughters who just happen to have autism. Yup. Not one, not two, but a hat trick! Stop shaking your head and thinking that I did way too many drugs in college. I've already taken that guilt trip, thank you very much.I'd like to think we are a freak of nature, but I know plenty of families with multiple children with autism. Even 4 or 5 kids! Scary stuff people. Please note, I will rarely if ever refer to my girls as autistic. After all, kids with cancer are not called "cancerous." My children have autism. That means I can help them GET RID OF IT. Which is really how I spend my days when not blollygagging on this new toy called my Blog. More on that later.

5) I have a husband, whom my best friend and the gal who really encouraged me to write my book referred to this morning as, "your Division I husband." I refer to him as my man of steel for all the right reasons. Most of all, because he can weather any storm life throws at him, and we've had a Katrina of a life together, since the kids arrived.

So, welcome to my blog. Drop me a line. I'm off to use my Dyson. My life isn't all glamour you know.

13 comments:

Trish Ryan said...

Very cool intro. And I LOVE your new book title - Extra Sensory Deception is fabulous!!!

Kim Stagliano said...

Hi, Trish! Thanks for coming by. How's the shiny hair? :)

Leila said...

Singing nursery rhymes with Cher's and Alanis's voices? LOL! I hope you do publish your book.

Kim Stagliano said...

An audio version? :)

Marc said...

I have two sons with autism and I wouldn't trade them for anything. Congrats on the publisher!

Manic Mom said...

congrats on the publisher? Does Marc know something we don't???!!?!

Swishy said...

Yeah, does Marc know something we don't?!

I want a full report from the Backspace conference, too!

Laura said...

After the book is published, will you have a companion CD so we can hear the Cher nursery rhymes? I hope so!

Kim Stagliano said...

Hmm, CD of Kim singing the butchered nursery rhymes? Not sure about that one. Marc (not my own husband who is Mark) does not have a hot scoop on me - I'm still querying.

The (Mis)Adventures of a Single City Chick said...

Love the Miss Havisham reference, Kim! Not many people I know have known what I was talking about when I've likened something to that character. :-)

Christina

Kim Stagliano said...

Thanks, Miss Diagnosed! And you know what? In a pinch I'd probably eat the cake.....

:)

Anonymous said...

Why the hell aren't you published? Are you ugly? I've heard its important to look young and pretty to get a book deal these days.

Kim Stagliano said...

Am I ugly? Jeez, at 8:32am on Monday I suppose I am. But I clean up pretty well.... Go to Huffingtonpost.com, click Fearless Voices and you'll see my snapshot on the left. And you don't have to get back to me with your opinion, really!