The Life of Bon: F.A.Q.

Sunday, February 16, 2014


I've decided it's high time I answer some Frequently Asked Questions around here!  People have been sending me emails high and low, night and day wanting to know all about the true Life of Bon!  I just can't keep up with the emails any more, they come so fast and so furious!  I shall have to do a FAQ post!

In reality I think one person asked me maybe maybe one or two of these questions.  But come on.  Let a girl dream.


I'm a dashing young woman and I'm looking for my very own husband.  Any suggestions? 
Yep. Don't be boring.

Of course there are other strategies like threatening to hurt him if he doesn't hang out with you, taking him to meet your family the week you meet him, or shoving your face right in front of his until he finally kisses you.  Those tactics all worked for me, but I make no guarantees, ladies!

Do your students all have crushes on you?
I don't know.  I've never asked them.  The girls sometimes want to know where I bought my wedges and the boys always complain because I make them participate in literary discussions and give them too much homework... so if those count as crushes, then yes.  They all have crushes.

I like your new blog design!  Who did it?
Moi!  Deidre has always done my blog design for me, and I have definitely been the worst to work with ever.  We go back and forth for about four days before I can even choose a header that I like.  About 48 hours after it all goes up I usually decide I don't like any of my design decisions.  I then sit and wonder how long I have to wait before it is appropriate to ask Deidre to do my blog design again for me.  So last night I took matters into my own hands and figured out how to do my own header all by myself.  It's a start!  My cousin so kindly told me that my old design was like Wal-mart and my new design is like Super Target.  So basically my design decisions are improving, but not by much.

Do you ever worry that your students will read what you write on your blog?
Yes, sometimes..  But I like to think that my students probably get more than enough of my ramblings at school.  If they want to go home and see more of me, then that's their problem!  But I'm guessing most of them like to forget they know me when at all possible.  I do have one student who always says "It's the Life of Bon!" whenever he sees me, which is kind of mortifying.  I tell him he spends entirely  too much timeo n the internet and to never call me Bon again.  It works until the next class period.

What's it like being a "repressed very young Mormon wife"?
This quote came from good old gomi, about a year ago.  But in short, it feels totally great.  I take "very young" as a compliment seeing I'm hitting 28 in June.  I think it's pretty obvious that I'm fine being called a Mormon.  I admit the wife gig can be tough, but only when Greg represses me by making me watch horribly written shows like Vampire Diaries.  Those are undoubtedly my darkest wife days.

I hear you read a lot of books.  What are some that totally suck?
Twilight, Moby Dick, Huck Finn, Ender's Game.  (I used to only mildly dislike Ender's Game but now that I have taught it three years in a row I can say with assurety that I hate it.)  For Banned Book Club this month we read a graphic novel, Watchmen, and Mr. Shields is going to shun me for saying this, but I totally hated it.  Sooooo not my style.

I once wrote a whole post about crappy books and that can be found here.  Of course you can find some of my faves here and here.  Or join my book club here.  (We're reading Great Gatsby in April.  You're gonna wanna join in!)

Does your family read your blog?
Some do, some don't.  Strangely enough I have a bunch of boy cousins who are always telling me they read my blog regularly, and I gotta admit, it makes me feel pretty damn good!  (Braithwaites, I'm talking about you!)  My mom never misses a post, even though I'm sure she wishes she had sometimes.  My sister in Germany is the best about reading and commenting, but it's hard to know if she's being super supportive of my dreams or if she is just homesick out of her mind. Either way, I'll take it!  I'm pretty sure my other sis with five kids never reads, but who can blame the woman?  She's got five kids!

Would you suggest I get a blog?
Yes, if you are a narcissist.  But unless you are wholly and completely in love with yourself, you ain't gonna hack blogland. You must love talking about yourself and looking at pictures of yourself endlessly. You must then love sharing that with the entire world so they can tell you how awesome, beautiful and witty you are.  Except for when they tell you that you are not awesome, beautiful, or witty.  But then again that would probably be good for a narcissist to hear too, don't you think?

P.S. If you're not already following me on twitter and Instagram you're missing out.
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This post was originally posted in April of 2013.
I am reposting it because I'm on vacation.


  1. The last question. hahaha SPOT ON GIRL. Hope you're enjoying your vacation to the fullest!

  2. Hah, your last point is so true. You have to have a pretty thick skin (and be fairly self-involved...coming from a blogger herself!!!) to be able to constantly post about your "real life." This is so funny, top to bottom!

  3. ha! I love this. I have a crush on you. But you know.. like a I wish we could be real friends. haha :)

  4. Hahahaha, your "darkest wife days" cracked me up! I guess I won't bother starting the Vampire Diaries series. I was also disappointed to read that you hate Ender's Game. I haven't read it (I cheated and watched the movie first, oops), but everyone I know who has read it says it's GREAT.

  5. Anonymous4:59 AM

    I guess that's why I got used to reading US-based blogs - there are basically no really popular personal blogs in Europe. No one is keen on reading your personal stuff, you have to post fashion pics or instagram pics of taking fashion pics : )

  6. Hope you're living it up on vacay!

  7. Oh yeah, Ender's Game was awful. I read it for the first time as an adult which probably doesn't help its case but ... meh. And the movie? Double meh. Also, what's up with the random racist bits between Ender and his friend what'shisname? I was like "WHAAAT" on the bus and hid my book in case anybody was reading over my shoulder.

  8. Enjoy your vacation! Also- I love that your husband watches Vampire Diaries. It's one of my guilty pleasures!

  9. Every time I read your blog I'm always like, why can't I be as witty as Bon?!! I just love it. This post is funny!!

  10. L O L to "Yes, if you are a narcissist." Whomp whomp we're all a little guilty ;) I hope that you're enjoying vaca Bon!

  11. Great answers to the questions, some of my family read my blog and some don't do I care not really I don't write it for them I write it for me

  12. Well you are pretty awesome, beautiful, and witty. But you hate Ender's Game?? Well I hate Great Gatsby! there!? (ouch, right?)

  13. Ha! these are so funny. I hated Huck Finn. Waste of time.

  14. Great post but WOAH; pump the breaks! You hate Ender's Game?? That is one of my favorites that I keep going back to! Alas, I did hate Great Gatsby, so perhaps different strokes? :)