Sunday, April 03, 2011

UBP: Yeah, You Know Me (now)

"My girl likes to party all the time, party all the time, party all the tiiime." ~ Eddie Murphy

Ultimate Blog Party 2011

So, I don't usually participate in these sorts of soirees, but after seeing a few of my favorite bloggy friends taking part, I had to see what this UBP was all about. Plus, I'm not one to miss out on a party. I did go to UCSB after all. So, here I am (fashionably late?) and here you are. Hi!

My name is Micheline, but most peeps call me Michie (me-she). When I was growing up here in the SF Bay Area, people became sort of obsessed with knowing others' ethnicities. And fools would try to guess what I was and never got it right. So, since I'm multiracial, I came up with my own label -- Flyrish. That's Filipina and Irish among other things. Namely, fly girl. Over time Flyrish has evolved to represent my multifaceted identity, from mama to wife to music lover to vegetarian. I also make a fun time out of discussing my flaws -- hence the foibles part of this blog. And I like alliterations. Yes, I'm a geek.

Here are my two favorite guys (so far), my son Quincy and my husband Toby. They are most awesome. Q is about 27 months old, a full-on boy who's obsessed with trucks/trains/buses/bikes, both a lover and a fighter, and a mischievous joker. T and I are amazed by this rambunctious guy every day, especially since we both are more mellow than manic.

T and I connected in 1997 at UCSB over our love of De La Soul and A Tribe Called Quest and Portishead and on and on. Mixtapes eventually led to a proposal on the back of an iPod, and we've been married since 2005. 2009 brought the birth of Q and a brand new life, brand new life, a brand new life around the bend. So, who's the boss in this relationship? Probably Q. But T definitely has the skills to pay the bills (he's a stationary engineer). I work in the non-profit world, writing and researching and hoping and dreaming.

Now we're expecting numero dos in September. Stick around to see how many more foibles arise as we add another babe to the Guido household. (Oh yeah, Guido is what we call the house we bought in January 2010 -- I'd tell you why we call it Guido, but then I'd have to kill you.) Thanks for stopping by and please do come again. Because a Flyrish Foibles party don't stop.


  1. Love you! Miss you! (Great pics last posts, btw. Love the belly.)

  2. Hi there! Nice to "meet" you. It does look like we have quite a bit in common. :) I look forward to following your journey!

  3. It makes me chuckle how you came up with Flyrish, while I wondered the first time I read that word - what exactly does that mean! You are very creative. And actually, i also wondered about the word 'foibles' for I have never heard that word before!

    Your little boy is such a cutie!

    And thanks for dropping by my blog!

  4. Hi Flyrish (LUV it!) or Michie! Love your blog and sense of humor! My Aunt was Filipina (she past away a few years ago.. very sad as we loved her so much!). I live on the East Coast but Auntie Marylin's family all live in San Francisco so they moved out there with my fav cousin, Amanda. Amanda is Flyrish too since my Uncle is Irish. Hurray on baby #2 for you! Do you know boy or girl? I have a son and a daughter. It's great! Happy Blogging!

  5. What a beautiful family you have. I'm a new follower from the UBP. Nice to meet you! Hope you can stop by and say hi. :)

    Wife on the Roller Coaster

  6. Fantastic. I love foibles. Thanks for stopping by Dear Mommy Brain!