Sunday, December 31, 2006

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all my readers. Whoever you are. No seriously I want to thank both of you. Now that’s out of the way. Almost 2007. For those of you who like a drink, there was a study published in The British Medical Journal, stating that there is no evidence that there is an effective hangover cure. They came to the conclusion the only thing that works is abstinence and moderation, and failing that, time is a cure. Did it need scientists to tell us that? What will the new year bring I wonder, apart from the four seasons, birthdays, work, the sun rising and falling, and the polar ice caps melting faster than an M&M in a frat boys hand, watching Anjolina Jolie in Tomb Raider.

So new years is upon us. Just after we recovered from Boxing Day(26th Dec in Britain). 16 people were injured and 29 people arrested in a bar room brawl in Cornwall. The yobs even drove cars at the police. Some people obviously take boxing day a bit too literally. Talking of swerving into police cars, Mike Tyson was pulled over for nearly hitting one, police say they found cocaine on him. Police have given him his own cell for his own protection. Apparently the women he courts practice safe sex. They use mace.

Saddam Hussein has been hanged. I don’t agree with death penalty for anyone, but it drew my attention to a quote by Dr William Palmer, a British serial killer. Due to be hanged at the gallows his last words were, “Are you sure this thing is safe”.

There was a recent earthquake in Scotland, quite a rare occurrence, though we did just have a tornado in London, so these things do happen. It’s not just rising house prices now, it’s rising houses. I was quite amused by a quote by Elaine Murray, Labour politician in Scotland, who said she thought someone upstairs had fallen out of bed. I don’t know who she has living upstairs, an elephant perhaps? A poll of 175 UK politicians for Sky movies has found Casablanca is their favourite movie. With, Star Wars, Some Like it Hot, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, The Shawshank Redemption, Citizen Kane, Reservoir Dogs, Four Weddings and a Funeral, Goodfellas, and lastly, Life of Brian, making up the top 10. Interesting choice from supposed pillars of the community. I would have thought Liar, Liar would have been in there.

Good news, the fourth Indiana Jones is going into production next year with Spielberg, and Lucas having finally agreed a script, and Harrison Ford on board. With Lucas saying it is the best one yet. Well I’ll hold judgement. It will be hard to recreate such a great franchise after such a long time. Harrison Ford having aged aswell. The last Star Wars films Lucas did, didn’t blow me away.

People who live in a city have longer thicker nose hairs than people who live in the countryside. This is odd. On average right handed people live 9 years longer than left handed people. Well I guess it is stressful for those left handed people living in the city, who have to use right handed nose clippers. Polar bears on the other hand, are nearly all left handed and can smell a human from 20 miles away. Presumably not if they have long, thick nose hairs though.

A recent report has looked into the amount of licensed dangerous animals kept in Britain's homes. Just some of the animals kept are, 12 lions, 14 tigers, 50 leopards, 500 monkeys, 250 poisonous snakes, and 50 crocodiles. Some cats are bred with domestic cats to create designer pets. Ok so it’s slightly better than keeping a goldfish, but you would have to have a lot of private land to keep these animals occupied. Seems strange to think of these animals in Britain. Snakes slithering into the houses of parliament, Hyenas and Jackals in Fleet Street, the home of the press, beetles crawling into recording studios in liverpool, oh wait, thats kind of how it is already.

There have been some incredible advances in science just recently. Alba Lucia who lost her hands in an explosion, had some new ones attached from a donor who was brain dead. And she will get feeling in her hands within a few months, this is one of only a few cases in the world.
Also a working jet pack like the one Sean Connery uses in the film Goldeneye has been invented by a Swiss Airline captain, Yves Rossy, and used. He has used it at 187mph over the Alps. He does have a backup parachute. Described as like being a real life Buzz Light Year in The Times. Must be one of the coolest gadgets in the world to own. It would be good for dropping in on friends, passing traffic, not having to use the lift, swanning about like superman, and flying women to the moon.

US Food Regulator FDA has stated that cloned cattle, pigs, and goats produce food, “as safe as the food we eat every day”. This isn't so new though, McDonalds have been doing double cheeseburgers for a long time. Not sure I’d be too keen on sampling cloned food, might end up with 3 eyes or another arm. I prefer fresh produce to Frankenstein food. I’m sure it will taste just like chicken, because everything does. If all food was the same, people are hardly likely to take it back saying it tasted the same.
New years resolutions anyone? I have a suggestion for the ladies. More housework. Yes I did just say that. But I’m going from a study in the journal Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention, a study actually funded by Cancer Research UK. The study suggests women who exercise by doing the housework can reduce their risk of breast cancer.

So that wraps up what’s been on my radar just recently. Enjoy the interviews, there are plenty more to come. Have a great new year.

Saturday, December 30, 2006

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Joe Blog's Interview #25 Legendary Steve Tatham

Name : Steve Tatham
Age : 46
Location : Los Angeles
Vocation : Writer / Beloved internet personality
Philosophy : Apply daily

Sum up what your blog is about for us.
The Ointment is a daily three-minute fake news video that features topical jokes, sketches and celebrity guests. But mostly me. Because this site is, above all, about narcissism.

Why are you doing your blog?
Clearly producing a show every weekday while also holding down a full-time job is a red flag for mental health concerns.

How much would you sell your blog for?
People buy blogs? Who are these people and why do they have so much money they don't know what to do with.

Tell us a random funny story that comes to mind.
I once answered a random anonymous email and gave out lots of personal information about myself for someone to post on his "comedy blog."

Are there any blogs, you enjoy reading?
I enjoy reading Joel Stein in the LA Times every Tuesday. Is it still OK to read newspapers?

Whats the funniest entry on your blog?
I enjoy the sketches with Mary. There are some links in the right-hand side of the page. Make 'em click! Now that's marketing, baby!

What is your writing style?
I write a lot like Jesus would if he were doing a daily online fake news show.

Why should someone visit your site?
One day I hope to give away prizes. And not iPods but big houses on the sand in Malibu. I don't have any to give away now but if someone watches every day I'll remember that loyalty and one day I hope to reward those people with really great shiny prizes.

What do people commonly say about your site?
They say it has changed their lives permanently and for the better.

If you could recommend one website, what would it be and explain why
I enjoy shopping for pleated khaki pants at

Tell us just one of your favourite actors, actress's, film, song, and a

I enjoy Bil Dwyer, Jackie Kashian, Maria Bamford, Rick Overton and Cathy Ladman and all of the other great comedians that have appeared on The Ointment. I also enjoy the books they write, songs they sing and the movies they've been in.

Tell us a joke.
George Bush knew so little about international affairs when he took office that he thought "Iraq" was a phrase used to begin a game of pool.

What would you wish for with 3 wishes?
I would wish for a night on the town with Miss USA because I know she likes to do blow and make out with whoever is sitting on the next bar stool. And world peace. I'd give my leftover wish to Jimmy Carter because he always seems to know people who need wishes.

Your Site Address : The Ointment

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Joe Blog's Interview #24 Word Lover

Name : Fiona Robyn
Age : 32
Location : Reading, UK
Vocation : Writer
Philosophy : Pay attention.

Sum up what your blog is about for us.
Every day I look for 'a small stone',pick it up and put it in my pocket.

Why are you doing your blog?
It's good practice for me as a writer to notice at least one thing properly every day and put it into words. I love words.

How much would you sell your blog for?
Why would I want to do that?

Tell us a random funny story that comes to mind.
I don't do funny stories ;)

Are there any blogs, you enjoy reading?
Whisky River, Wish Jar Journal , oodles of others.

Whats the funniest entry on your blog?
I'm not trying to be funny.

What is your writing style?

Why should someone visit your site?
To follow their curiosity.

What do people commonly say about your site?
They hate it (not really).

If you could recommend one website, what would it be and explain why.
Whiskey River again - it always has something useful to add.

Tell us just one of your favourite actors, actress's, film, song, and comedian.
I love Philip Seymour Hoffman, Audrey Tatou, Withnail and I and Eddie Izzard.

Tell us a joke.
What do you call a fly without any wings? A walk.

What would you wish for with 3 wishes?
50% discount at Amazon, a garden big enough to grow more vegetables, everlasting life for my cats.

Your Site Address : A Small Stone Creative Living

Joe Blog's Interview #23 A Texan Thinker

Name : The thinker
Age : Sweet 16
Location : Somewhere in Texas
Vocation : Part-time Student, Part-time Blogger
Philosophy : Life is just a phase you're going through... you'll get over it.

Sum up what your blog is about for us.
Me? Yeah, it's mostly about me. I find few moments where the narcissism does not cloud my brain, but on those rare occasions I'll usually share something about my family, school, just life in general.

Why are you doing your blog?
It was either Theory of Thought or MySpace. As for the latter option, I'm not too keen on getting abducted anytime soon.

How much would you sell your blog for?
A lifetime supply of gummy bears and a new iPod. Please include any picture you want use to use in the article. If I showed you what I really looked like, I'm sure your face would look something like this....

So, I'll settle for something that's a little easier on the eyes...

Tell us a random funny story that comes to mind.
I just read a news story about a woman who sent her baby through the x-ray machine at the airport. And they called it an "accident". Then they rushed him (or her?) off to the hospital. You asked for funny, you got morbid. Sorry to disappoint.

Are there any blogs, you enjoy reading?
Of course. Every single blog in my blogroll. I try to read them on a daily basis.
Whats the funniest entry on your blog?
It wasn't so much one entry as a series of entries with the funniest being The Showdown which was a letter to the Always company. Yes, that's the company that manufactures certain feminine products. Though, some things I think are hilarious aren't so funny to others, so you'll have to judge that for yourself.

What is your writing style?
I don't think there's a name for it, so I'll make something up. Hmm... Snarky teenager with a side of sarcasm and a dash of humor. But don't get me wrong, it's not one of those teenage angst, the-world-is-out-to-get-me type blogs. Those are overrated.

Why should someone visit your site?
Why should anyone visit any blog for that matter? For a fresh perspective. To learn something new. To pass the time.

What do people commonly say about your site?
"I can't believe you're only sixteen." and/or "Are you sure you're not a 40 year old posing as a teenager?"

If you could recommend one website, what would it be and explain why (can't be your own website!)
Fresh Yarn - Lots of good stuff there. It makes me wish I had real talent.

Tell us just one of your favourite actors, actress's, film, song, and comedian.
Johnny Depp; Sandra Bullock; Big Fish; A Certain Romance (by The Arctic Monkeys); Adam Sandler.

Tell us a joke.
Okay, so this is my favorite joke because I just love plays on words, and it's also an example of why you probably don't think the same things are as funny as I do.
Q : Why was the baby ant confused? A : Because all of his uncles were ants!(Don't laugh all at once...)

What would you wish for with 3 wishes?
1. An endless supply of money because well... who wouldn't want that? 2. Someone to give my blog a drastic makeover. The current graphics are the product of someone completely ignorant to HTML/CSS/all that good stuff. What does HTML even stand for?! 3. School to be over. (That includes high school and college.) I'm sick of this hell!

Your Site Address : Theory Of Thought

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Joe Blog's Interview #22 Comedienne Suzy Soro!

(Larry David, Suzy Soro, & Jerry Seinfeld in picture)
Name : Suzy Soro (IMDB)
Age : Never ask a woman how old she is
Location : Hollywood, California. Now do you see why I never tell my age?
Vocation : Stand up comic/actress
Philosophy : A woman can never have enough shoes.

Sum up what your blog is about for us.
I think it's interesting that you think I would know.

Why are you doing your blog?
To irritate my mother.

How much would you sell your blog for?
Make me an offer.

Tell us a random funny story that comes to mind.
There is nothing random in my life. Anything I do takes years and years of planning. Usually with little result.

Are there any blogs, you enjoy reading?
Jennsylvania and Snarkywood.

Whats the funniest entry on your blog?
"The Death of Santa Claus"

What is your writing style?
When I stop laughing I'll get back to you on that.

Why should someone visit your site?
To irritate their mother.

What do people commonly say about your site?
I'm not sure that kind of language is suitable for your readers.

If you could recommend one website, what would it be and explain why.
Princess Sparkle Pony. If you care at all for Condoleezza Rice's hair, then this is the place to be.

Tell us just one of your favourite actors, actress's, film, song, and comedian.
Billy Connolly, Jack Black, George W. Bush, basically anyone who makes me laugh.

Tell us a joke.
After being a stand up for 23 years, I get paid to do that. No Canadian dollars, please.

What would you wish for with 3 wishes?
Call me when you can put a better wish offer on the table.

Your Site Address : Where Hot Comes To Die

Joe Blog's Interview #21 McClatchey's Magic!

Name : Lee McClatchey (McKlatch)
Age : 18
Location : Kettering, Northamptonshire, UK
Vocation : Student (which is lingo for undecided), I bear a history in performing, but shall be leaving to take on Graphics Developing (hopefully)
Philosophy : If you want something to happen, then it might be up to you to make it happen!

Sum up what your blog is about for us.
It's about random events in the life of McKlatch, a student in England with an international mind. From reading it, many people have "what on earth are you on about?" the response is then "what on earth are you not on about?" Pwned!(I think)!

Why are you doing your blog?
I was just browsing the Internet, and as I do, I read out the text from an advert on the screen, "create your own blog today!!!!!!" or similar. And my friend Jon (referred to as Leanspartan in the blog) said that I should totally start a blog because I know so many irrelevant things, and I'm so...weird... that people might find it interesting to read!

How much would you sell your blog for?
I would sell my Blog for Forgiveness (for starting it)!

Tell us a random funny story that comes to mind.
There a picture attached, It's me throwing a joker. I must stress that although I am a photoshop user,there are no CG effects in this picture. However, I did have to crop out the bottom of the picture 'cos you would see the instruction book telling you how to do the trick yourself, which I blindly left open (I just learned the trick what else was I gonna do)!

Are there any blogs, you enjoy reading?
I do like Zach Braff's official blog. He does remind me a lot of myself sometimes.

What's the funniest entry on your blog?
I won't label the funniest post because different people laugh at different things. I spent a whole fortnight learning a new style of humor every day and now I write so strangely, so that explains that! My favorite post however is the one titled Time Lord because its stupid, it's the post where I first came up with the idea for 'Combat Smack' my fictional computer game (which has developed more since then). I'm sure I've disappointed anybody reading it who likes Counter Strike.

What is your writing style?
Well Mr. Blogs, it's now time to confess that McKlatch is a fictional character, he's not real! He's like Steven Colbert or Ricky Gervais, they are actually called that in RL (people call me McKlatch) but the guys onscreen are just characters and nothing like the real deal. So we'll call it a fictional diary, like the Adrian mole books!

Why should someone visit your site?
They absolutely should not - unless... they appreciate random humor, or like laughing at individuals like me.... or both.

What do people commonly say about your site?
"WTF" or "I don't get it" or "Genius"

If you could recommend one website, what would it be and explain why (can't be your own website!)
Shout Wire because I learn a lot from there and I get peoples opinions because the articles are written by just anybody, plus there's a section for comments, and we like comments!

Tell us just one of your favourite actors, actress's, film, song, and Comedian.
Ed Norton. Natalie Portman (you know why).The Matrix. Any song by the Poets of the fall. Jon Stewart.

Tell us a joke
See last question!

What would you wish for with 3 wishes?
1. That 1 third of my wishes could go to charity.
2. That I could have infinite wishes for the rest of my life

Your Site Address : McKlatch

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Joe Blog's Interview #20 Interviewing Kilroy

Name : Kilroy_60
Age : Old enough to know better, Too young to care
Location : The Writer's Nook
Vocation : Consultant
Philosophy : Live Passionately.

Sum up what your blog is about for us.
The Gonzo Papers is written in the spirit of Hunter S. Thompson. The human condition is examined, there is exploration of that which lurks in the shadows and a point of view is expressed without apology.

Why are you doing your blog? Education requires an exchange of ideas. Blogging provides me with a forum to both learn and teach.

How much would you sell your blog for?
How much is your soul worth?

Please include any picture you want use to use in the article
I have attached what I think is a classic picture of The Good Doctor. I regularly publish my original photography in the blog; there is not one photograph I could select from the collection.

Tell us a random funny story that comes to mind
I'm having CRS symptoms today; I'll have to get back to you on this one.

Are there any blogs, you enjoy reading?

What's the funniest entry on your blog?
I write them; I don't judge them.

What is your writing style?
Why should someone visit your site?
It is an open door to expand knowledge, to explore possibilities and to experience the beauty that is life.

What do people commonly say about your site?
That would depend on what people you ask.

If you could recommend one website, what would it be and explain why (can't be your own website!)
For Your Success is about making a positive difference in the world.

Tell us just one of your favourite actors, actress's, film, song, and comedian
Jack Nicholson; Jane Fonda; The Out of Towners with Jack Lemmon and Sandy Dennis; Alice's Restaurant; Richard Pryor

Tell us a joke
What is the ultimate question for a dyslexic agnostic?

What would you wish for with 3 wishes?
1. One more day with her, being happy. 2. Long lives, good health and much happiness for my family and friends. 3. To be a better person tomorrow than I am today.

Your Site Address : Kilroy The Gonzo Papers

Joe Blog's Interview #19 Joe Meet Joe

Name : Joe Mael
Age : 34
Location : Santa Monica , California
Vocation : Education
Philosophy : Sugar. Spice. Basketball.

Sum up what your blog is about for us.
I began my blog in early 2004 and have been hooked ever since. My blog is for the most part a scratch pad where I try to cram as many ideas as possible into one blog, hoping to overcome being overly saturated and incoherent. I may have failed. I enjoy publishing my takes on newsworthy events, journaling and sports/social commentary.

Why are you doing your blog?
I'm hoping to develop a style people will relate to, but at the same time allow them to interpret as they will. Training and brainstorming all the while. This is not a journalism site. I take pride in annoying a lot of folks. On the other hand, I truely love the spirit between bloggers who help other bloggers be better at the game, which is still in its infancy.

How much would you sell your blog for?
Clippers season tickets (including playoffs) and a blog to be named later.

Tell us a random funny story that comes to mind.
The joke I tell (read below) was told to me by a bum while outside a wedding in Los Angeles. After he told me, me and my lawyer friend went inside and walked right up to the rabbi in charge of the nights ceremony and re-told it to him. I wasn't expecting such a hearty laugh! Best two dollar joke I ever bought.

Are there any blogs, you enjoy reading?
Tony Pierce is a good read, though apparently he's dedicating a lot of time to his beloved job. A good job is a blog killer, fyi. His whole Wikipedia scandal is hilarious. Also :
Courting Destiny
Crying While Eating
Science Blog

What's the funniest entry on your blog?
Probably about the Mexican jail flashback incited by the site of my Big Tomy's juevos rancheros breakfast.

If you could recommend one website, what would it be?
Broowaha is an online zine (which also may be dubbed a "citizen journalism" site) offering alternatives to the crap we're force fed by media giants like the flustered Los Angeles Times. Check it out, and make sure to read some of the stories I've contributed.

Tell us just one of your favourite actors, actress's, film, song, and comedian.
Bruce Lee
2. Drew Barrymore
3. White Men Can't Jump
4. Tits (Sparks)
5. Robin Williams. In his prime there are none who compare.

Tell us a joke.
Why did the bee wear a yarmulke?
A: He didn't want to be mistaken for a wasp.

What would you wish for with 3 wishes?
1. A stellar blog
2. To travel to mars
3. Free indoor basketball games 24 hours a day.

Your Site Address : Property Of Los Angeles

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Christmas Random Comedy Ramblings

Christmas has come around again. Carol singers are out in force, shoppers are in a mad rush, and Santa's elves are working their socks off.

A spokeswoman for UK Shopping Mall, Bluewater has said: "There are so many men, hunting in packs or on their own, definitely looking a bit panicked or stressed out. It's hilarious," she said.

Yes I guess it would be to all those women who brought their presents in the last January sale. She makes it sound like those veloceraptors hunting Sam Neil in Jurassic Park, well we prefer to hunt than shop I guess. Men just don't enjoy shopping and I'm one of them. (picture

More people say Happy Holidays or Seasons Greetings nowadays to be politically correct. Christmas is actually quite political, the cards you send to people, the presents you buy. Scientists say people will send out up to 150 cards, and if we go back to our ancestors, we have no more or less friends than they had. Business's today recommend that when a business gets bigger than 200 people you need a management structure, or rivalries build up. We are more advanced than apes because they communicate by grooming, and we gossip. Well what about the Chimps tea party? And that orangutan in 'Every Which Way But Loose' must have had a lot of celebrity friends and hangers on(literally). What about Cheetah, Beethoven, Lassie, and Flipper they had millions of fans.

The worlds tallest living man, Bao Xishun, made a name for himself this year for another reason. He saved two dolphins lives, who had plastic lodged in their stomachs. Maybe he could move on from dolphins and try and extract things from humans. A brain from George Bush, an Alien from Tom Cruise, and something human from a plastic Pamela Anderson. His long arms make him like the human equivalent of kids toy Stretch Armstrong, England could have done with his stretchy arms in the cricket, before getting a Christmas stuffing by the Aussies. I guess a long sleeve shirt for me would be short sleeve for him, he could borrow my clothes in the summer. And he must need more than one seat on aeroplanes, or always have to take the aisle seat. Clown shoes must be ideal. And he can rule out bowling. Or a Smart car. Or most of the rides at Disneyland. Or a guided tour of Bilbo Baggins home.

In the world of robots, a robotic seal has been created in Japan, to keep the aging population in company. Apparently it responds to petting, it has sensors between its fur and whiskers. The S&M version comes with a club. Also a robotic feeding arms has been created. A new study done by the UK government, has looked 50 years into the future. The paper titled 'Utopian Dream Or Rise Of The Machines', looks at artificial intelligence and the impact this may have on laws and politics in terms of robot rights. So it looks like James Cameron's Terminator film is not such a far fetched concept. For now though there is still the novelty of a robot bringing you a beer, or hoovering for you. But what happens when they question your judgement when you say, "you missed a bit", or take you to court for keeping them as slaves when you try to resell one on eBay.

At Christmas people sometimes buy pets for their loved ones. Unfortunately they are not all looked after. In England and Wales the most abused pet is the Rabbit, yes the fluffy variety, not the robotic... With 35, 000 rabbits abandoned every year, I guess once they've been domesticised it's not possible for them to thrive in the wild. Though I dare say if you let a Playboy bunny out into the marshland, she might struggle to survive. Losing her high heels in the mud, at least rabbits know the sensible thing to do with carrots is eat them.

Muhammed Yunus, a banker from India won the Nobel Peace Prize this year for a system of loans he designed to help the poor. So a loan shark has won the prize. And now Bono has received an honorary knighthood from the Queen, for his humanitarian work. I wonder what the queen does buy for people at Christmas time, pherhaps a podcast of her annual speech.

Fog has delayed flights in and out of the UK. Let's hope Santa will be okay. He might need flood lights on his sleigh, though if the reindeer have been eating carrotts they should be able to see better. Maybe Santa has been using Sat Nav all these years and that's how he gets every where so quick. The millions of letters Santa has to go through and now emails must do his nut. That reminds me, what stays in a corner and travels the world? A stamp.

A British newspaper sent out chef Gordon Ramsey to Afghanistan to cook a Christmas meal for the troops. So that's like Hells Kitchen on hell on Earth. I wonder if he did soldiers(strips of toast) for them with their egg. Maybe some snail shells rather than bullet shells. Though the when the crackers bang it might bring on shell shock. I reckon Ramsey would be a good army cook, he'd be like "On my command, unleash hell, oh and a side serving of taramasalata with parsnip". They say revenge is a dish best served cold.

More Random Comedy Ramblings Soon!

Merry Christmas
Joe Blogs

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Do A Random Act Of Kindness #2

Do A Random Act Of Kindness

Pay It Forward

It's that time of year, the season of goodwill and all that! I first listed a post on 21 November(In Archives) on Pay It Forward. I got 7 responses(be good if we could beat that!). Heres the idea, do a random act of kindness, and inspire others to do the same. Or tell us about a good deed you have experienced recently, or a motivational story.

Whether it be, helping out a friend in need, giving someone your time, help, advice, a donation to charity, or whatever. "Pay it forward", as the saying goes, and I'll publish what the good deed was on my blog. Be anonymous if you want. Let's inspire others to do random acts of kindness.

Good Deed #1 Neurotic Mum
R.A.K's i like to do anonymously, i don't do it for attention i just like to help people. For example every year at Christmas we fill up boxes of food and gifts and give it to a family that is having an extremely tough time.

Good Deed #2 Charles Dickens
I have always thought of Christmas time, when it has come round, as a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable time; the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely, and to think of people below them as if they really were fellow passengers to the grave, and not another race of creatures bound on other journeys. I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.

Random Acts Of Kindness, On Joe Blog's Blog, 'Random Comedy Ramblings', How Random! :)Email me(in profile section), or leave a comment.

Joe Blog's Interview #18 Open My Envelope

Name : Ankit Tandon
Age : 21
Location : Delhi,India
Vocation : Software Engineer
Philosophy : Live life One Fuc**** problem at a time

Sum up what your blog is about for us.
Basically a personnel diary of a self proclaimed geek and how he sees the world around him + some geek humour

Why are you doing your blog?
World peace,social upliftment of geeks, and to get a girlfriend.

How much would you sell your blog for?
A girl friend would be more than enough

Tell us a random funny story/joke that comes to mind
I found this funny as it was related to my profession and was actually quite true
It goes as:
A man is flying in a hot air balloon and realizes he is lost. He reduces
height and spots a man down below. He lowers the balloon further and
shouts: "Excuse me, can you tell me where I am?"
The man below says: "Yes you're in a hot air balloon, hovering 30 feet
above this field."
"You must work in Information Technology," says the balloonist.
"I am." replies the man. "How did you know."
"Well," says the balloonist, "Everything you have told me is technically
correct, but it's no use to anyone."
The man below says, "You must work in business."
"I do," replies the balloonist, "But how did you know?"
"Well," says the man, "You don't know where you are, or where you're
going, but you expect me to be able to help. You're in the same position
you were before we met, but now it's my fault."

Are there any blogs, you enjoy reading?
Long time fan of dilberts blog, by Scott Adams.

Whats the funniest entry on your blog?
I claim that every piece written by me on my blog is a piece of art... My friends say all are bulls**t except this one which they felt was true original and funny
Basically a 15 point test to see if you are a geek

What is your writing style?
I am an engineer, I don't even know how many writing styles are there.

Why should someone visit your site?
To increase my readership and also to fulfill the purpose of my blog. For details refer to 2.

What do people commonly say about your site?
For the reasons that would drastically reduce my readership, I would not comment on this question.

If you could recommend one website, what would it be and explain why (cant't
be your own website!)

Yahoo ... I am soon to join their R&D centre ..please help them stay in business.

Tell us just one of your favourite actors, actress’s, film, song, and
Actor :
Tom hanks ,Morgan freemen
Actress : Julia Roberts
Movie : Bruce Almighty ,It taught me the value of humour in life.
Comedian : Jim Carrey

What would you wish for with 3 wishes?
1st wish: I am sitting with my Girl friend in Google Inc which i own.
2nd wish: convert the rest of the wishes into free life time supply of

Your Site Address : My Envelope

Joe Blog's Interview #17 Incoherent

Name : Trish
Age : Moderately
Location : The Great Greenish-Brown (not yet white) North
Vocation : Slave to the Overlords.
Philosophy : Don't get pissed over s**t you can't control.

Sum up what your blog is about for us.
It's about me. My thoughts. My dreams. The Incoherent so-called logic that runs through my mind at any given moment.

Why are you doing your blog?
Why does anyone do a blog? Because on one level or another we're all attention-seeking whores. :)

How much would you sell your blog for? I wouldn't. But if I really had to, Technorati claims I'm worth anywhere between 177K and 182K. I hope that's not Canadian Dollars.

Tell us a random funny story that comes to mind.
M'kay. My favourite stories are about my son. I'm not a mommy blogger, but we have a great relationship and we're always making each other laugh our asses off. We do not have a typical mother/'son relationship - and we speak our minds about everything. He's a typical teen, and as such, prefers that baggy-panted, crotch around the knees look. One day, he was bending over and I was suddenly made aware that he could have a future in the plumbing profession 'cause his butt was already hanging out of his jeans. I told him to hike them up. He said, "Sorry, Mom, but it's hard to hike up your jeans when you're hung like a bear." To some, this is sick and twisted. I nearly fell on my ass, I was laughing so hard.

Are there any blogs, you enjoy reading?
Yes. Several.. I used to visit the Mindless Dribbler every day - almost every day - but he disappeared without a trace and now I'm sad. If anyone knows where he is, tell him to drop me a line to let me know he's okay! This is almost everyone else I visit almost daily. :)
I want a little sugar in my bowl...
Have a Great Rest of Your Day!
Mierda Del Toro - It's a Fine Art
The Naked Nerd
Disfuncition Junction
Project RunGay - The most FABULOUS site for updates on Project Runway!
Balls and Walnuts
Magoogle - Ig's blog. He's a close friend. We love his insanity. And Saturday Dinners.
Coffee House Chatter - The OTHER Trish from Toronto. :)
Always Reach for the Moon...
Whippin' Picadilly
Bacon and Eh's
Kentucky Girl
Confessions from a Private Lesbian
From Tracie
culture salad
The Daily Bitch
Rick Mercer's Blog
The Life of a Neurotic Mom/Wife

Whats the funniest entry on your blog?
Gotta be the Mom and the Giant Dildo story. :)

What is your writing style?
Not sure. I write like I speak. People tell me reading my stuff is like being in a conversation with me - and all they have to do is answer back. :)

Why should someone visit your site?
To see what they can see. I'm not for everyone. I swear. I'm snarky. I'm completely politically incorrect. :) But I listen to people. And everyone should speak their mind. And if someone leaves something important in a comment, I'll post it on the blog so everyone can see that someone had something important to say.

What do people commonly say about your site?
I'm awesome. I rawk. And All Hail The Great Trish. :)

If you could recommend one website, what would it be and explain why (can't be your own website!) That'd have to be I Talk 2 Much. They critique other blogs in a really snarky and bitchy way. They're hysterical. And aren't meant to be taken seriously. :)

Tell us just one of your favourite actors, actress's, film, song, and comedian
Umm.. I'm bad with names. I like that comedian - you know - that funny guy.. with all the hair.. Robin Williams. :)

Tell us a joke.
Just one? :) K.. my favourite is a Knock Knock joke.
Knock knock.
Who's there?
Impatient Cow.
Impatient c..

What would you wish for with 3 wishes?
1. that my son .. and his future children.. and their future children.. and so on all the say down my bloodline until the end of time .. receive everything in their lives to make them feel self-confident and fulfilled and are completely content with their lives.
2. That all weapons used to harm other human beings just stop working. A knife is a knife as long as its in the kitchen and chopping veggies. The minute it's used to harm someone, it becomes rubbery and useless. Guns will shoot to hit tin cans or targets, but if used against people, they only make a "click" noise. Baseball bats will only hit baseballs. Etc.. etc.. etc.. :)
3. Can I wish for more wishes? :) I'd want cures for diseases. Homes for the "houseless". Food for the hungry. Tolerance amongst religions. Oh, and quite possibly three pairs of new designer boots every month. What?! I'm not a freakin' SAINT.

Your Site Address : Incoherent-ish

Joe Blog's Interview #16 Ms Maggie Moo

Name : Maggie, aka: Mags
Age :30
Location : Connecticut
Vocation : Culinary Arts Student/Estimating Specialist
Philosophy : Bloom where you are planted.

Sum up what your blog is about for us.
Randomivity. A word I made up, but that's ok because it's my blog. I tell stories, write fiction and poetry, have weekly questions and give silly or inspirational observations about my life.

Why are you doing your blog?
I started my blog in secret, actually, over a year ago because the man I was dating was a blogger and I was curious. I've always loved writing and liked the idea of being a blank face in the Internet world, where I could vent...well, now everyone I know reads my blog,and so I have to be more careful.

How much would you sell your blog for?
The only reason I'd sell is because I could easily start a new blog. What would you pay for it?

Tell us a random funny story that comes to mind
Remember when we were little and we used to get "TeanBeat Magazine"? And they'd have people you could become pen pals with? This always seemed so cool to me, but you needed a picture. I didn't have one so I asked my mom. She flipped out and yelled at me and told me no. I later found out that she thought I asked her for a picture of myself so I could submit it to PENTHOUSE. Nice. I never did get to meet interesting people my age from around the globe.

Are there any blogs, you enjoy reading?
The people on my blogroll are mostly people who've been there from the beginning, and I read them daily-especially Greg from "We're Taking Bets That..."

Whats the funniest entry on your blog?
Oh. That's tough, mainly because I think things are funny when other people don't and when I write something serious, people tell me, "You are SO funny!" Whatev-but in my opinion, Tubers is pretty funny...but it's a personal story, so of course I think it's funny!

What is your writing style?
When I'm writing stories, I'd say I'm passionate and heartfelt but when I'm writing regular blog entries, I write like I talk. With the "So's, Um's andLike's..." I think that's why people like it.

Why should someone visit your site?
Because I'm human. I'm not some wanna be who tries to be trendy or hip. I'm just me. And me is pretty damn quirky.

What do people commonly say about your site?
People have said that I can paint pictures with my words and that they flow. I don't know about that, but I'm flattered. They also say I'm silly or, I think they used the word, "Crazy" a couple of times.

If you could recommend one website, what would it be and explain why (can't tbe your own website!)
If I can only choose one, I'd! It's a loophole, I know, but that's the beauty of it. Why? Because you can search for anything else with it of course!!

Tell us just one of your favourite actors, actress's,film, song, and comedian
I'm really bad at this. I don't know names of these people. Really. I'm not the girl for this. People are always like, "Name the band" or something like that, and I have to stare at them with a blank face. I like the song...but have NO IDEA who sings it! Sorry. See? This is me, NOT being a wanna be. Or something.

What would you wish for with 3 wishes?
1. To be debt free for the rest of my life
2. To find true love
3. To have a baby

Your Site Address : Ms Maggie Moo Thanks for reading the blog!

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Joe Blog's Interview #15 Flake Answers

Name : Hollywood Flake
Age : 27
Location : Los Angeles, CA
Vocation : Apartment Manager & Mom
Philosophy: Are you gonna' eat that?

Sum up what your blog is about for us :
Self-deprecation. There is daily fuel for this in my weird little life and I cover it all on the blog. I market the blog as a humor site so I try and focus on laughs whether it be a post about guerrilla parenting tactics, sketchy hair removal products or my unjustifiable Republican allegiance. I am by definition a "Mommy Blogger" but my blog is really an excuse for me to do something other then wipe up snotty noses and I blog about everything between the lines of my seemingly unremarkable life.

Why are you doing your blog?:
I've loved writing ever since I was seven years old and find it to be the most untamed medium for personal expression. There are over 1/4 million words in the English language and at any given moment I can put any of them together to create something totally new and unique. I only started blogging last year and soon discovered it to be the perfect medium for my forays into the absurd. Blogging also appeals to me because I am always thinking of some better way I could have said something or a wittier retort. With blogs, you can edit as long as you want and end up with the perfect turn of phrase but make it look spontaneous. A blog is a faker's paradise and I'm a total faker.

How much would you sell your blog for?
It's not money I'm after. But I'd give it up my blog in a heartbeat to be Gwen Stefani's backup singer.

Tell us a random funny story that comes to mind :
This is not funny. And yet... I read a clip in the newspaper years ago about a kid who had died from blood poisoning. He was a deodorant junkie and would spray aerosol all over his body every day, multiple times a day. And one day his body just couldn't take it anymore and gave up. Am I allowed to laugh at that? Because I get this evil grin every time I think about it (which is almost every time I put on deodorant).

Are there any blogs, you enjoy reading?
I keep current on about 50 blogs, some of the authors I know, but the majority of them I don't. My basic rule is if someone is taking the time to read my blog, I will always read theirs. A lot of them are "mommy-blogs" and give me validation that I'm not totally crazy for having children although it would otherwise feel like it. Additionally I like to read blogs that have hit "big time" to see what their secret is and try and glean some of their star power. But it seems so random which ones have all the fame and fortune. A lot of it seems to be just dumb luck. Some of the best writing I've found is at Foxy Librarian (, Down the Rabbit Hole ( and if I didn't mention my mother's blog here she would just kill me (

Whats the funniest entry on your blog?
Hard to decide - everyone seems to have a different opinion on this one, but I'm partial to " Superlicious Post Formula" which details how to turn an ordinary day into an extraordinary blog post. But my husband swears by this one called "Backhanded Compliments"

What is your writing style?
Tragic comedy. I force myself to brutal, humiliating honesty in hopes that it's what everyone else is secretly going through but is too proud or ashamed to admit. You might find yourself gagging, laughing and crying all in the same post. It's a total immersion process. I just put it all out there and let people know it's okay to fail. It's even better to laugh about it.

Why should someone visit your site?
It's like smoking. Everyone should try it at least once to know what the big deal is. Come on, just one puff! It could be the beginning of a beautiful life-long destructive addiction or you could just turn green, vomit and swear it off forever. With that being said, I must admit I've never smoked in my life and never plan to. But seriously, I am doing this all for you guys. I want to give people short, funny PG rated posts that make them laugh either at me or with me. If I was writing this blog for myself, it would be a totally different, terrifying beast. But instead I try to create original, focused posts with universal appeal. Please laugh. I'll even take a fake chuckle. Otherwise all these hours I'm spending blogging rather than reading "Goodnight Moon" to my baby are a total waste.

What do people commonly say about your site?
My dad thinks everything I write is a P.R. nightmare, my mother leaves skeptical comments questioning my sanity and my husband is constantly worried about getting fired from his job over it. Everyone else seems highly amused to watch with their popcorn in hand as I plunge headfirst to self-destruction by baring all.

If you could recommend one website, what would it be and explain why (can't be your own website!) :
Mormon Because I'm sick of people asking me if I'm allowed to use electricity, if I can dance, or if I sacrifice babies on Halloween. I'm Mormon - not a 12th century witch. So before you ask about my cellar full of voodoo dolls, just check out the website and educate yourself. We're not as bad as you might of hoped.

Tell us just one of your favorite actors, actress's, film, song, and comedian :
Actor: The Ben Stiller/Owen Wilson duo. It's magic every time. Zoolander, anyone?Actress: Rene Zellweger. She's fearless and isn't afraid to get down and dirty to connect with the audience. Her acting range is impressive and I'm always captivated by the characters she plays. I loved her in Chicago and Bridget Jones. Film: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Song : "You Are a Pirate" from the show Lazytown. I bet you didn't know it, but it's your favorite song too. Here's the YouTube link Comedian : Kathy Griffith, sometimes she's a little too honest, but overall, I admire her gutsy stand up and hilarious take on the obvious that somehow everyone else in the universe overlooked.

Tell us a joke :
You asked for it. This one is my all time favorite.
Q: How do you sell a deaf guy a chicken?
A: DO YOU WANT TO BUY A CHICKEN!!!?? (Most effective if you scream it at the top of your lungs and jump within an inch of the person's face you are telling the joke to. I've had people fall flat on their butts before in sheer terror.)

What would you wish for with 3 wishes?
One : To make the right wish with my second wish.
Two : The right wish.
Three : At this point, I can go ahead and wish for the classic bottomless bank account in case I am too shallow to appreciate wish #2.

Your Site Address : Hollywood Flakes - Come on - you know you wanna!

Joe Blog's Interview #14 Blaque Blogs

Name : Jonathan Blaque
Age : 37
Location : Chicago, Illinois
Vocation : Writer/Photographer
Philosophy : "Light a fire in the belly of the enemy and burn his black heart out."

Sum up what your blog is about for us.
My mission is to provide readers with a look at the odd, the unusual and the disturbing... along with a few good nudie pics thrown in for good measure.

Why are you doing your blog?
I was a regular in the Usenet group alt.tasteless for many years, but eventually the group was overrun with teenagers, trolls and other assorted vermin, making the once-engaging forum practically unbearable. Most of the other a.t. vets I'd grown to admire and respect soon began disappearing, and I found that a blog provided me with a much more comfortable and rewarding outlet.

How much would you sell your blog for?
I wouldn't. Maybe if someone were to approach me with a sponsorship offer, I might take them up on it, but I'm not particularly interested in "blogging for dollars." I blog for the fun and relaxation it brings me. And for the interesting hate mail it often generates.

Please include a picture to use in the article
I'm sorry, but that would be akin to demasking the Phantom of the Opera... and would likely produce the same horrified reaction from your readers as it did from Mary Philbin in the original 1925 film. Besides, if any of my clients (many of whom are staunch southern conservatives) were ever to ID me as Jonathan Blaque, I'd be on the unemployment line in pretty short order.

Tell us a random funny story that comes to mind :
A sampling of my stories from the old alt.tasteless days can be found at Vomit Boy ("Vomit Boy" being my old nom de plume, among others), but I warn you, most of them are decidedly not pretty.

Are there any blogs, you enjoy reading?
I enjoy several blogs of varying subject matter and content, many of which can be found on the sidebar of my own blog. Some of my favorites include Cliff Pickover's Reality Carnival, Crooks & Liars, Daily Kos, Gorilla Mask, Grow-A-Brain, Futility Closet, Damn Interesting, Boing-Boing and Chowdaheads. Tom DeLay's new blog is good for a mean-spirited chuckle as well.

Whats the funniest entry on your blog?
I try to vary the content from post to post and include several topics in each, so it would be difficult for me to pin down one particular entry that I'd consider the "funniest." I'll let your readers peruse the history section and decide for themselves.

What is your writing style?
Short, to the point and lightly seasoned with misanthropic bitterness.

Why should someone visit your site?
To get a glimpse of humankind's pink, pimpled underbelly, and/or to kill some time at work. And the nudie pics.

What do people commonly say about your site? I'm often asked where I find the unusual links I post. The simple answer is that I've got got a lot of spare time on my hands (along with a helluva Bookmark collection).

If you could recommend one website, what would it be and explain why (can't be your own website!)
Wow, that's a damned good question. With the dreadful political, social and environmental climate under the current administration, I guess I'd have to say Crooks & Liars. They keep a pretty close eye on the jackals that are running this country into the ground.

Tell us just one of your favourite actors, actress's, film, and song
Actor : Dennis Hopper. There's something delightfully menacing about him. Actress : Jessica Lange. I've had a relentless crush on her since I can remember. Katharine Hepburn runs a pretty close second, but for different reasons altogether. Films : Jaws, The Emperor Jones, Apocalypse Now, What Dreams May Come and Blue Velvet.

Tell us a joke :
South Park Aristocrats Joke Best joke ever, with unendingly tasteless variations the world over.

What would you wish for with 3 wishes?
1) Immortality 2) The ability to travel back and forth in time 3) Three more wishes

Your Site Address : J Blaque

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Cool Link #3! Musicovery

A great French music site that selects music tracks for you to listen based on your mood. You just select if you are in an energetic, positive, dark, or calm mood, and what style of music you want. There are many styles to select from, including rap, rock, Latino, blues, pop, etc, it caters for all tastes.

It was quite accurate in selecting songs I appreciated. And there is a vast array of tracks, from many known artists, and some less known, but still good. For example you get Arrested development for positive rap, and Wu Tang Clan, Eminem, Cypress Hill, etc for darker mood. And in soundtracks you get another big selection, for example, Eye Of the Tiger from the Rocky film for upbeat song, and the theme from Midnight Express for a darker mood.

Good Fun!

Cool Link #3!

Cool Link #2! Joe Blogs On The Movie Bidness

I thought I would share some space on this site with a friend, also called Joe who works in the movie bidness. As a movie buff myself, I find his site fascinating as his site highlights where movie props are for sale, and what they were used in, and what for.

Props for sale have included the hoverboard used by Michael J Fox in Back To The Future, the hammer used by Mel Gibson in Braveheart, the headless horseman's axe from Sleepy Hollow, and a shirt worn by Tom Cruise in Vanilla Sky. Also there are some replica items such as the gun used in The Man With The Golden Gun, Hannibals mask, a replica proton pack and ghost trap from Ghostbuster. There are too many items to mention.

Joe Blogs : Tell us about your site, Joe

Thanks for your interest in the Movie Bidness blog. My favorite types of movies have generally been the kind that are special effects intensive. I really enjoy learning how movies are made and the incredible attention to detail that goes into making authentic looking props and wardrobe. In fact, I own the box set of the LOTR movies and I think I have watched the making of documentaries more than the actual movies. So, as a hobby, I started searching through Ebay for items actually used in the movies and found that it's a very popular venue for selling such memorabilia.

My favorite auctions are the printed items (wanted posters, newspapers, books made specifically for a movie) because even though you rarely see any detail on one of these items in a movie, they are created as if they were a real publication, that would be picked up by the people in the movie. Of particular interest were two auctions I posted with newspapers from the Daily Bugle (Spiderman) and the Daily Planet (Superman) with relevant superhero stories in both. The coolest auctions are usually in Ebay's live auctions. For instance, the original cowardly lion costume from the Wizard of Oz recently went up. Another favorite of mine was the creepy puppet used in Saw III. That was the most bidding intensive auction I've posted about. There were over 50 bids and the price shot over $10,000!

I think one of the most bizarre auctions I've found was a recent one about a life size Jabba the Hutt made of painted poly foam.

Thanks again, Joe

Cool Link #2!

Friday, December 15, 2006

Cool Link #1! Official CIA Test

This is a real test on the CIA official website. On their personality quiz, I am rated as a curious adventurer. Check it out!
Cool Link #1!

Joe Blog's Interview #13 What a Dilemma

Name : Lucy
Age : 36 - well, okay 37 on Sunday, December 17
Location : The St. Louis area
Vocation : Buyer
Life Philosophy : It's better to burn out than to fade away....

Sum up what your blog is about for us.
It's just a place to keep my thoughts in one area, and to keep in touch with some of my far awa friends. It's about whatever is going on in my head that day, or that moment. Good, bad, funny and ugly - it all gets put there.

Why did you decide to do a blog?
Honestly? To answer that, I'll have to explain the blog name. I began this blog because I was having a terrible dilemma in my life and needed an outlet to work through it all. Hence the name, Lucy's Dilemma. Once it was all worked out in my head and heart, I had built up friendships and enough of a (small) readership that I decided to keep blogging, and also to keep the blog name.

What's the funniest article on your blog?
Probably this one here about how I got totally hammered on a plane trip to visit my husband when we were separated. I don't think of myself as overly funny, but that post was pretty good.

What keeps you motivated to keep adding posts?
Keeping my friends updated on my life. Oh, and because I am an attention whore....I am just sure that everyone is reading my every word, or should be (hahaha - kidding there!)

Do you envy any other blogs?
I wouldn't say envy. I'd say admire.

If you could recommend one website, what would it be and explain why
Mr. Fab is fantastic to read. SO funny!!!

What are the common things people say about your blog?
I don't know....why?? What have you heard? LOL

What's the worst thing about doing your blog?
Trying to keep it entertaining all the time. If your content is boring, people will stop reading.

What would you like to improve on your blog?
My writing skills...honestly.

Why should someone visit your blog?
Because I'm cool like that!!! I think I write okay, and for the most part, my stuff is mostly amusing.

If you weren't doing your blog, how would you spend your time?
I don't know. I don't spend TOO much time doing my blog thing, so my time is pretty taken up with other things already. Although, I'd probably play more Final Fantasy XII if I didn't blog.

Tell us what you want for Christmas?
A NEW LAPTOP (I want that for my birthday too!)

Your Site Address : Lucy's Dilemma

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Joe Blogs Interview #12 Dizzy Girl

Name : Gennie
Age : 29...going on 16
Location : Savannah, Georgia USA
Vocation : Photographer / Newspaper Reporter
Life Philosophy : "What would Lebowski do?"

Sum up what your blog is about for us :
It's my own private space to where I can let my feelings out. It's a place where I can vent without making people in my real-life mad. I can continue to be this nice, cordial gal in real-life and be a complete, raving mad woman on the net without anyone thinking I'm too weird. Oh and it feeds me ego. :)

Why did you decide to do a blog?
I started blogging about six-seven years ago. It wasn't called "blogging" then. I created a free site on Angelfire and posted little rants and such. Then I moved to Geocities, where I started to gain a loyal readership. From there, I bought my own domain, and the rest is history. I've been blogging at for about four years now. What's the funniest article on your blog?
Oh, lord, I have no idea. Not to sound full of myself, but there are quite a few things I've written, that when I've went back and re-read them, I busted out laughing. Most of them involve lots of cussing. I've noticed that I'm more amusing when incredibly ticked-off and in full-on cussing mode. Here are a few that I like, plus ones that my readers seem to find the most amusing.
My First Golden Shower: An Illustrated Story
I'm Too Old for This Shit
Britney Spears Pregnant
This Is The Good Life
Bless His Heart

What keeps you motivated to keep adding posts?
My life is full of drama. Drama at home. Drama at work. Drama at Walmart. Drama at the gas station. Drama, drama, drama. There's always something I can bitch about. When I'm not fussing, I like to post about things happening around me, functions I attend. I also love politics, so that keeps me going too. I'm on a bit of a break from the politics for the time being though. I'm sure it'll kick back in come Presidential election time. Overall though, I like getting my feelings and thoughts out. It's very therapeutic. And I love the interaction I have with my readers.

Do you envy any other blogs?
I've never envied another blog or another blogger. I've looked up to other bloggers or have been inspired by them, but never envied. I've never wanted the traffic of another blog or anything like that. I'd love to be envied though. :)

If you could recommend one website, what would it be and explain why (can't be your own website!)
Just one? Wikipedia I could spend all day on Wiki. I'm like a sponge, in that I like to absorb lots of facts and interesting bits of history and such. It's the perfect place for a nerd like me. I also recommend Hype Machine It's the Garden of Eden for us Indie folks.

What are the common things people say about your blog?
I'm afraid to know what people think about my blog! I'm very opinionated, so I tend to make a lot of people mad. A month or so back, I asked my readers what they thought about my blog and these were the things they said:

" seem fun..."" amuse me...""I really enjoy your Jambalayas!"" have some interesting things to say."
"I love to read a good rant.""I kept liking what I was reading, despite our differences, which incidentally, aren't that different at all."
"You're not afraid to be yourself, when so many other bloggers are paranoid and don't really say what they really think. They hold back for fear for offending anyone, but you say it like it is. That's refreshing."
"I like your descriptive comments on life and what is happening in your world. "
I totally did not pay any of those people to say those things! LOL. You can read the rest here

What's the worst thing about doing your blog?
I don't know if there is one. I really enjoy it. Sometimes I get so busy with real-life stuff that I neglect it, but I haven't gotten to the point to where I hate something about it. I hope I never get to that point, because I love blogging.

Tell us a funny story about anything that comes to mind?
Funny story? I've got a million of them. When I was in high school, I was also a student nurse through a local technical school. One of my rotations was in a hospital, bathing patients and such. So one day, I get this very nice elderly black lady. I give her a bed bath and we're talking and chatting away and she asks me to grab her lotion from the windowsill and apply it to her legs. I do, still chatting and having a grand ole time, and I look down and notice the lotion isn't blending in. It's actually getting whiter. So I rub some more...keeping rubbing...keep rubbing and the damn stuff just isn't disappearing. I look over, grab the bottle, and am appalled to find out that I've just rubbed this sweet lady down in BenGay. I had tears in my eyes from embarrassment and the lady just busted out laughing. I gave her another bath and she was so tickled that she kissed me on my cheek. I could hear her laughing all the way down the hall when I walked out of her room. Now, when I see BenGay, I think of her and just smile. :)

What would you like to improve on your blog?
I'm fairly satisfied with my blog is. I just made the switch from MT to WordPress, which I'm loving. It's so much more user friendly, especially for those of us who have a hard time with plugins and templates. Would I sound like a total snot if I said that I didn't think I had anything to improve on? LOL.

Why should someone visit your blog?
Because it's the bestest! *big cheerleader whoop and jump* I cover a variety of topics, from politics to pop culture to charities to anything and everything in between. You can't classify my blog into any one category. I'm a Mom, but not a Mommy Blogger. I blog politics, but I'm not a political blogger. I post stupid and random celebrity gossip, but I'm certainly not one of those dreaded gossip blogs. I post music, but I'm not a music blogger. I have a little something for everyone. And I have an award-winning personality and fantabulous hair. :)

If you weren't doing your blog, how would you spend your time?
Reading. I love to read. I'll literally read anything I can get my hands on. I can usually go through a 400-700 page book a night. And that's reading every word. I never skip or scan...that's just cheating! If I weren't reading, I'd be taking photographs. That's a true passion I share with my husband, and it's something my son is starting to show interest in. On our days off, we drive around taking pictures of the beach, old cemeteries, and the historic district. We're addicted to photography.

Tell us what you want for Christmas?
I need money...lots of it! I'm hoping Santa brings me a big bag of it this year, because I'm hurtin' right now. Contrary to what others may believe, being a reporter and a photographer doesn't bring in much money. We're just living on love around Chez Dizzy.

Oh, I wouldn't mind to see Rupert Grint underneath my tree. He's of legal age now, so I can say that. *winks*

Your Site Address : Dizzy Girl