Yep, it's time to Ask Liz & Lisa again! We've received so many great Qs-we'll try to get to them all in the very near future. And because we're greedy lil' beyotches, we still want MORE! Ask us anything you want! Email your Q to firstname.lastname@example.org. and if we pick your question, we'll send you a fabulous book!
Today's question comes from Catherine-she'll be receiving a copy of Best Friends Forever by Jennifer Weiner. But don't fret-if you leave a comment here, you'll be entered to win a copy of Skipping A Beat by one of our fave authors, Sarah Pekkanen. We'll choose the winner on Sunday, May 29th after 6pm PST.
I’ve always wondered what you both do for your “regular” job? You’ve mentioned a full-time gig here and there, but I don’t think I’ve ever seen what it is you both do or where you work specifically. Forgive me if you have indeed told us… I try to read every blog post/email, but sometimes the email sits there until I eventually put it in my “to read” folder and it’s lost in the oblivion forever.
Thanks so much!
Thanks so much for your Q, Catherine! And you didn't miss it, we've never really mentioned what we do in real life. It's funny, it's always been some weird, unspoken rule that we've had. But now's a good a time as any to break the seal, right?
We're not sure if we've ever mentioned the fact that we went to college together. And while going to college, joined the same sorority, had the same major(Specialized Communication) AND took all of our classes together. In fact, teachers would often call Liz, Lisa. Although they never called Lisa, Liz? (Cue major identity crisis for Liz! But that's a whole other blog...) So it should come as no surprise that we did our internship together.
At the Family Feud.
Yes, you read that right. We worked in the contestant department of the Family Feud when Richard Dawson returned that one last time back in the mid-90's. And in case you were wondering, we DID get a kiss from him. It was a very *interesting* experience that made Lisa decide to pursue a career in television and sent Liz running in the other direction the second she had fulfilled her last hour of the internship.
Lisa worked her way up the food chain on some very cool talk shows. She worked in the television industry for fifteen years and was a supervising producer when she decided to "give it all up" for love and move to Chicago to marry her husband. *cue sappy music* Now she freelances for a ton of sites, including Real Moms Guide, Barnes & Noble's Unabashedly Bookish blog and Bravado Designs. And she has her hand full with her new baby too! (A full-time job in itself!)
Liz, upon deciding that she wasn't cut out for TV, figured that she'd make her inner people pleaser very happy by going into outside sales. Because nothing makes her more excited than to yap, yap, yap with all different people every day. She works for a large pharmaceutical company and even after eleven years, cannot spell the word pharmaceutical without spell check and still laughs every time her mom calls her for medical advice. (She does realize she has a COMMUNICATION degree, right?) So, the next time you're in your doctor's office and you see a blonde chick walk up with a roller bag, be nice. It just might be her.
And, of course, we'd love to both be able to write full-time one day. Liz really enjoys her job, but writing books and running CLIND are what she's passionate about. And you know what? We have a feeling that one day we'll be able to be here full-time, blogging the shit out of anything and everything that happens. But until then, we'll be stealing time in between everything else to come here and do what we love.
xoxo, Liz & Lisa