The Top 10 Blog Interview With….. @glitterglitzer

I am delighted to welcome Mirijam Rosenast as the subject of the latest Top 10 Blog Interview.

Mirijam, a previous guest with her Top 10 Cute Fun Gadgets for the Home and one of Bit Rebel’s Twitter’s Top 75 Badass Women, is also part of the team at the Xcaped Cat, well worth a visit.

If you would like to connect with Mirijam on Twitter @glitterglitzer please click on the image below.

If you were stranded on a desert island and were allowed one luxury item what would it be and why?

A mobile phone with a connection to the internet and a solar chargeable battery… :-) Yeah yeah… lame I know but come on I mean an island is cool and interesting for a couple of days. The first three days you freak out and build a house to sleep in. Then you are worried about food until you find the dates and coconuts and know that you will not die of hunger.

The next three days you sleep all the hours you could not sleep in your stressed out modern life. Then you enjoy the silence and philosophize about your situation. Two days you enjoy the view and nature and then you need to tell someone about all that stuff… and there is where the mobile comes in handy. ;-D

Do you have any phobias?

I soooooo want to say no, I am a badass…. BUT… I have two phobias. One is a common one: I have arachnophobia…. I am really scared of spiders… But I am very proud to tell you that I do not kill them!  However much the hairs on my arms stand on end, I catch them with a cup and cardboard, I give them a name (yeah names… usually Hassan, Berta, John, Fatima, Ruedi and so on… LOL) and toss them out of the window with the best wishes for their journey and a plea not to come into my apartment again.

The second one is not so common: I am afraid to walk underneath a chandelier. I try to avoid them if possible. Now that may sound crazy but the reason I got that Phobia is even more bizarre… I inherited it from my mother. Just to clarify,  neither me nor my mother ever saw one fall off the ceiling. But not all fears are rational… It causes some problems when I have to walk into posh hotels and restaurants and I would walk not in the middle on the carpet but next to it…

Who inspires you and why?

From the celebrities, I am inspired by Kristin Davis and her engagement and love for animals. She has great passion and actively helps.

Then Bret Michaels for giving so many Diabetic Children hope and courage that they can have a great life, despite the illness.

And from the ‘normal’ people I am inspired by Gina Stark aka @SuuperG. She is such positive wonderful person with a beautiful soul.

Which animal would you most like to be and why?

A cat of course… I could and would be a real pest to my owner and I would only eat, sleep and get caressed. I could scratch doctors and everybody would be understanding that I am just scared and that it is not my fault. ;-p Meeeeow…

What is the one thing in life that irritates you the most and why?

When people spread untrue rumors. I am myself a victim of such rumors and it is sad and infuriating and I often feel helpless against it. It is so useless and people who have nothing else to do other than spread hateful lies about others are the lowest of the low.

If you could have a superpower what would it be and why?

I would want to have the power to heal. I would heal all living beings…There is so much suffering.

What do you think you will be doing in 10 years time?

Apart from stalking my kids on every possible social media? I will travel and be happy. Sounds like a good plan to me. :-)

What is your favourite guilty pleasure?

Eating sushi, watching crime investigation TV series (stop laughing!) and reading mangas…

You are holding a dinner party and you can invite 3 people (living or historical), who would you invite and why?

Hayao Miyazaki the Japanese Manga artist because I simply love his stories and I am convinced he would be a very interesting person to eat dinner with.

Siddhārtha Gautama the founder of buddhism. Because I believe he was an incredible person, his knowledge and understanding of how life interacts and is connected is inspiring.

Ashley Judd just for being a cool, intelligent and pretty woman.

Can you tell us one thing about yourself which would surprise people who know you?

I daydream a lot. :-)

Many thanks Mirijam for your revealing and entertaining answers. Please let Mirijam know if you have any questions or comments using the box below.

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*Image sources

Spider and cats courtesy of Mirijam Rosensat

Kristin Davis –Official Kristin


  • Barryck R

    Partneeeeeer!!! You didn’t Tell meee! Grrrrr. Who inspires youuuu?? Not meee?? Grrrrrr*1000 ?? Not even inviting me for your “Dinner”??? grrrr*10000

    I am trolling this Interview!!! Your new name now is Fatima!! Yeah Fatima is on the wall right behind you, look!!
    I love you Mirijam, and I can’t express how much I am grateful for having you as a partner in crime on the Keep rocking, and believe me, your superpower, you already have it…

    (Ps: Oh and yes I am uploading the post on the blog, I know I know, Am on it!! okay don’t rush me, stop !!!) <— this is our daily convos on skype guys!!!

    Now Escape escape meeeoowwwww..

    • Anonymous

      Errrm Fatima on the wall behind me got a parachute and learned to fly…. And as for being inspired by you, you see, you astonish me daily as being a piece of work. ;-p
      I can’t invite you for dinner, you are my partner in crime if the cops see us together they might get wind from the whole coup. :-D

      Thanks Barryck for being a real friend and it is great to blog with you. And thank you for commenting but really don’t you have anything else to do? Get that post up like NOW! ;-p

  • Gina SuuperG Stark

    Great choice, Tony! Loved this interview!! Particularly like the wish to be a cat so when you scratch people they understand… nice metaphor there! Miiiiriiiiiii!!! ‘Tis YOUU who inspire me…and many others! Still…prepare to be smothered in smooches xxxxxxx. Cherry Lifesaver anyone?
    OK, Tony, I also love the banter between Mirijam and Bariq below – like an old married couple! raawwrrr meowww ;) xo G

    • Anonymous

      Hey Giiiiiiina! Thanks for loving my answers and thanks for being a suuuuper insipration. ;-) Smootches and Cherry LiveSavers are always welcome… LOL And yeah there is something to the ”like a married couple” between me and Barriq but you know what is the good part? We can bicker like an old married couple but we are not married… hahaha

      I am lucky to have friends like you…
      and Tony who was brave enough to let me answer his questions. :-) Thanks for having me Tony! You Rock!

  • Eleanor Jodway

    Great Choice Tony! We all Love Mirijam! :)))) {{{HUGS}}}

    • Anonymous

      Thanks Ellie! :-) ****HugsToo****

  • Big thanks from me to Mirijam for some great answers and to all of you lovely people for taking the time to leave your comments :-)

    • Anonymous

      Tony thank you so much for your patience with me… ;-p You and I know what I mean.. LOL. It is great to be part of your blog!

  • Cheri Allbritton

    After reading this interview I now have to follow @glitterglitzer

    • A wise decision Cheri :-)

    • Anonymous

      Thanks! I followed back and most importantly I listed you on my special list. :-) So I don’t miss your tweets. :-)
      Nice to meet you!

  • Hey Mirijam – Great interview…just love your answers! And great to know you just a little bit better. (But then again, we all knew you were amazing!!) ~K

    • Anonymous

      Hey Kathy! Thanks so much for your comment! :-) Means alot to me that your amazingness thinks I am cool. ;-D Have a great day! :-)

  • Payton_vege

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