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Interview with a Mermaid

As introverts go, I really enjoy meeting new and interesting people. It’s a big reason I stay on WordPress as I have met many here. I think one is reading this post right now!

Last week as I was stalking strolling WordPress and reading some stuff when I actually ran across a Mermaid, I mean a real live Mermaid, the Chubby Mermaid! chubby-mermaid

Go figure? I mean, why not here on WordPress, right? 

I was pretty excited, living on the coast and being a beach bum myself. And some of you may know another one in the family that likes Mermaids, ah…ah…ah:

Dylan w Ariel, Eric and King Triton

So I thought this was pretty cool. I checked out the Mermaid’s blog and it was probably a little of what I expected as it was not a usual human type of blog. She has a different kinda outlook plus a very optimistic and whimsical spirit to her. Never mind the title to her blog, this blog is phat! (Sorry, the pun was there I had to take it)

I told my daughters about finding a real live mermaid and their eyes lit up! “What daddy? You found a real mermaid in the computer?”   

Being the good dad that people seem to think I am, I tried to think of how to get some sort of way for my kids to meet this mermaid.

Skype was out as Skype doesn’t get under water I found. Something about the frequency waves and all the Skype spam it carries.

So I thought….

A demanding pair of girls ‘virtually’ would not give up. Humoring both the girls I asked, “What would you say to a mermaid if you met one?” They thought about it and came up with a wide range of questions.

Inspired, I hurriedly scribbled some down and thought maybe this mermaid would like to answer my girls’ questions personally. So I sent questions to her. Not surprisingly, this gracious mermaid found the time to reply to my girls with some answers and her positive outlook on life from the sea:

 Interview With A Mermaid:

1.   Everyone has a name, what is your real name? My name is Dylan. What’s yours? (after I told her the Mermaid I found was called the Chubby Mermaid)

This is some pretty top secret stuff…..I’ve never told any of my computer friends my name before. 🙂

My name is  Ambra

2.     Where do you live?

I live at the end of the street from the water  in a Texas city very close to the bottom of the United States.

Ambra's Home

This is what I see every night from where I live.  I love pretty lights…..don’t you?

3.     How do you make cups?

 I’ve been wondering that for so long too…..I don’t really know but isn’t this cool

4.     What did you have for breakfast today?

 I had some extra strong coffee and lots of whip creme 🙂  Shhh, don’t tell my mom.

5.     Do you ever wish you were a person and got 2 legs like Ariel?

I used to wish that all the time.  Then I realized that being a mermaid is neat….and maybe there are a lot of things I won’t ever get to do because I don’t have legs but there’s an awful lot of people that might like to be a mermaid too.  So that makes me feel pretty lucky!

6.     What does Autumn mean? I’m not sure…

 Autumn is a really pretty time of year where everything changes colors and it gets a little cooler outside.  It is also the time of year where we go back to school  and make friends and learn things.

7.     Do you know Ariel?     Ariel

Of course.  I see her every year at the mermaid parade  at Coney Island.  The mermaid parade is a great big family reunion for mermaids.  She is very sweet and a great mommy.  Her favorite color is purple and she is a fantastic singer.

8.     And there’s a bad person named Ursula. Do you know her?

I’ve never met her….Thank goodness.  But you’ll be happy to hear that no mermaid has seen or heard from her in a very very long time. 🙂 


9.     Is it cold where you live? It got really cold here today.

It isn’t very cold at all. Today the sun was shining and  the water was warm. It was 73 degrees outside.  I almost never have to go outside with a coat.  Which is good….I don’t think I’ve ever met a mermaid that likes to wear a coat. I don’t even own one right now

10.  How are, um, How do you play football?

I don’t even know what football is???  It sounds hard….maybe even impossible.

11.  Is school fun? I start school next year.

School is extra fun.  You get to try new things and meet many different kinds of people.  You also get to sing songs, play on playgrounds, read books, color, play instruments, and learn many important things that will make you super smart.

12.  Do you have to hold your nose underwater? I still hafta hold my nose.

 Nope- I don’t hold my nose at all.  But I do  blow lots of bubbles through my nose underwater.  Its fun!  Do you ever do that?  It can get silly and it makes swimming a whole bunch easier.

13.  What is your favorite (TV) show? Mine is the Winks Club. And Batman. And Sponge Bob Square Pants

I don’t really get good reception in my fishtank 😦  but I do sometimes watch movies about acrobats and dancers. This girl hula hoops so well…. 

14.  Do you like parties? (she just had one in her bedroom)

Yeah I like parties—-especially parties where everyone dresses up.  You should have a party where everyone dresses like a mermaid!! That would be really fun! I could help with that too! : )

15.  What does Mermaid mean?

It basically means ocean lady.

16.  What does Water mean?


17.  Are you a Princess Mermaid?

Not technically — but sometimes I realize how lucky  I am and  it makes me feel like a pretty magical princess.  Do you ever feel that way? 

18.  Why are monsters bad?

I don’t think all monster are bad…..I think they look funny…but they aren’t all bad.  I bet there are a lot more nice ones than there are bad ones.

good monsters

19.  Do you like to sing?

YES!!!! I love to sing!  It is one of my favorite things to do.  Singing always makes me feel happy….. 

Here is a video of me singing with my puppies!! 

20.  Why does Skylar (her sister) not know how to make pictures?

Maybe she is waiting till she is a little older and for her sweet sister to show her how! 🙂

Thanks so much for your answers and comments Ambra (I hate calling you the Chubby Mermaid) and taking time out of your busy day. My girls want to meet you more than ever now! We’ll have to work on that one.

Some of you may know I turned 50 this year. I actually did the 50 year male physical this morning. Do any of you know what all that encompasses? All sorts of insertions and body invasions, some of which the doctor says, are so uncomfortable that they will actually put me to sleep for some.” WHAT?!

It makes me wish I was a mermaid, er, merman, and get out of some of this stuff. So let’s keep our waters clean of toxins and foreign objects so our new friend,  Ambra and all the other merpeople, so they don’t have to worry about their health too. They’ll only have to worry about Ursula.

Have a great day Ambra!

Tell Ariel that Dylan and Skylar said Hello!

Dylan asks, “How did you get on land to play the guitar?”

…more questions I’m afraid 🙂

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19 thoughts on “Interview with a Mermaid

  1. This is all kind of adorable! It reminds me of when I was little and asked my mom what the tooth fairy looked like. She said I should leave a note under my pillow with my tooth that night. A friend of hers drew a picture (that included a LOT of glitter) and put it there the next morning. I think I still have it in a scrapbook somewhere. Way to encourage imagination in your girls:)

  2. Thanks for dropping by Tomas aw well as the kind words. Yes, we are nothing but kids over here with a 2 year old and a 4 year old. ~it frustrates my wife sometimes 🙂

  3. Very sweet! You are a great storyteller! I’m glad to be a kid again listening to you… 🙂 Cheers! Tomas

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  5. Thanks for th kind words Cassye but I am not an awesome father…I just play one on TV. Our Mermaid did all the work on this one. She was a great sport! How far are we gonna run this weekend? Have a good one!

  6. I am glad you drop by Mei. Thank you! Like a good artist I have some great material to work with in my girls. I loved your photos on your post this morning. Very creative by the photographer! Kudos to you my friend for “having agreat eye” for this stuff. xo Have a great weekend!

  7. You are and awesome father, what a FIND! Score one for the DADDY!

  8. You are a good dad Andy and your children would be proud of you.
    Thanks for sharing, always enjoy reading your works dear friend.
    Take care.


  9. Glad you liked it Kelly. It was fun putting it together.

  10. Glad you enjoyed it Jessica. I imagine we all will be hola hooping, pottery’ing and singing around here next week. Yes, Ms. Mermaid was a great sport!

  11. My girls loved this sooo much when I showed it to them. They grinned the whole time. The pleasure was ours!

  12. Just find your guys one of those Triton pitch forks and Ms. Ursula will show up in no time! I hear she has a sister too. yes, they interviewed her and I read them the answers and now they have MORE questions! …me too come to think of it. ~Have a great weekend Derek!

  13. my people will be in touch 🙂

  14. How many was it again?

  15. also….Don’t forget about the sand dollars.

  16. I learned so much about mermaids in this post. I think it is awesome the girls got to interview a real mermaid. My boys don’t seem to interested in that, but maybe Ursula they would like to talk to…can we find her?

  17. AWWWWW it came out soooo sweet. Dylan is adorable. Speaking of monsters…it was a very handsome monster who swept me off my feet brought me onto land and taught me to play the ukuele. I’m gonna link this post to my blog tommorow 🙂
    it was a pleasure 🙂

  18. One Fit Mama on said:

    LOVE IT!

  19. What a great post! I don’t know where to start with the compliments…so many good things – pottery, hula hooping, singing. Little Mermaid was my favorite movie growing up, but the thanks goes to you for sharing and to the Chubby Mermaid for sharing some insight into her life!

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