Saturday, June 13, 2009

Katdish: Your questions answered (Part One)


Um, wow. I never figured I would get this many questions. Let alone so many real ones! If I answer them all in one post, it would be twice as long as my longest Twitter Update, and I don't want to make you suffer through that sort of agony and eyestrain.

Here's what I'm going to do. I'll answer a few today and a few on Tuesday. Sunday will be a Sunday post, and Monday, of course is Billy Coffey's day here. And speaking of Mr. Coffey, he submitted a story to me that is longer than a typical post, but I really want to post it here because I think it's one of the best things I've read from him - that's saying a lot. So I'm going to post it in two parts. Part One this coming Monday and Part Two on the following Monday.

Okay, on to the questions:

Peter P asked...
First comment! Yeah baby!

Which technically isn’t a question at all, but whatever… Yeah baby, indeed. You’re prompt, Peter. No one can take that away from you.

Peter P also asked...
I'd like to know whether you prefer burgers of hotdogs.

Spellbinding question, Peter. I prefer hamburgers. Cooked over a grill with Tony Charchery’s and garlic salt. Medium rare.

Shark Bait asked...
Why do you think the chicken crossed the road?

Chickens are stupid animals. Did you know they have been known to drown by looking skyward during a rain shower? Who knows why they do anything. I also like them grilled.

BeckeyZ asked...
If you could be any tv character, who would it be?

Good question, Beckey. I really love the mom from “Malcolm in the Middle”. She was nuts, but she didn’t take any crap. She had a crazy family, but they loved each other. I can identify with the relationship between Ray and Deborah on “Everybody Loves Raymond”, but I think I’m way more like Ray than Deborah.

Candace Jean July 16 said...
How do you decide which Katdish shows up on any given day? And why a chicken and not a bunny?

Honestly, Candy? Not only do I not know who is going to show up on any given day, I often don’t know from one moment to the next. I’m fairly laid back most of the time, but some things get my heart racing. Most of my serious posts are things I feel passionate about, whether I’m for or against them. As for my light hearted posts, laughter is the best medicine for me. And while I’m all for a good cry from time to time, I would much rather laugh.

As to the chicken versus the bunny question – I stole that title from a t-shirt. It was available, so I took it. I love rabbits. One of my favorite books is Watership Down.

Billy Coffey asked...
I, for one, would like to know if all of this blogging and Tweeting and general madness is leading somewhere. What do you want out of life, Katdish?

Ugh! That’s a really tough question. Can I pass? No – I suppose not. You answered some pretty tough questions, so I guess I will, too.

I started blogging as another outlet for my stand-up comedian tendencies. (A textbook ADD characteristic, BTW). Even though I both fear and loath clowns, I’ve always been what you might call the Class Clown. But my favorite part of blogging is the sense of community and the amazing friendships I have made along the way. Some of the husbands of my chatty gal pal blogger friends refer to some of us as “imaginary friends”. But the friendships I have here are real. We support each other and pray for one another. I look forward to meeting many of you face to face in the not too distant future. I’ve already met Steph, Jon and Pete. All of whom I consider good friends.

I’m going to answer the “What do you want out of life?” question as it pertains to blogging. This blog is all over the place. For several months, I asked God what I was supposed to be doing with this. Yes, I write some serious stuff, but it’s mostly silly. I had the idea of doing guest posts on some of my friends’ blogs on a rotating basis, but this involved scheduling. Scheduling is just a little too close to math in my book, and I suck at math. That’s how the Fellowship of the Traveling Smartypants blog came about. Which is a whole other ball of wax (and I digress).

It’s funny that you should be the one to ask this question, because after I started reading your blog, I knew in part what I was supposed to be doing here. If I had a mission statement, it would include something about spotlighting talented writers and communicators that have something worthwhile to say, and hopefully get them some more exposure in the blogging community and beyond. So, actually Mr. Coffey, you were an answer to a prayer.

Annie K asked...
I think I know the answer to the 'search' reference... Have you actually found the person all these people are searching for? (Because it's not me I'm telling ya.) (!) or is it (.)(.)(Tell me I did NOT just do that...you are a bad influence Katdish. And now I must go read Ephesians 5 which ironically IS my devotion for today. Sigh.)

Okay, so some of my friends don’t actually ask questions. They just like to blame me for their brief respites from upstanding behavior. I’ll take credit for that any day of the week. And yes, “Annie K boobs” is the second most entered keyword search to find this blog.

Well, stick a fork in me. I'm done for today. I will answer more of your questions on Tuesday, beginning with one of my favorite people in the world, Helen from Random Musings.

19 comments:

Anne L.B. said...

Now that Billy's done, it looks like you'll outdo him. You're off to a lawsome start out of the gate.

Since the only thing on the green earth I'm afraid of is Twitter, I'm looking forward to makin more of your acquaintance the next few posts, Katdish.

Candace Jean July 16 said...

I share your fear and loathing of clowns, don't like chicken much, but I sure do love your heart. So much so, that in your honor, I grabbed your button for all 6 visitors to see when they come to visit me.

Don't ever stop writing.

Nick the Geek said...

So I shouldn't tell you about my days as a clown? I've had a very eclectic life.

Anywho, when is part two? Did I ask a question? I can't remember. Seems like I was sick or something.

Billy Coffey said...

Wow. I should have conferred with you first before I started answering my questions. You're a pro.

And as I just so happened to be praying for a Twitter ho who would let me hijack her blog once a week and shamelessly promote me to her legions of readers, you've been an answered prayer yourself.

Jason S already completes me. But if he goes anywhere, you'll be next in line.

Helen said...

Aww, you are one of my favorite people, too, katdish.

I love the way you are able to connect with so many different people.

BunBun said...

And I am glad that you like bunnies. I think it is for the best that you didn't name your blog "Hey Look, A Bunny...". That would have given your blog the acronymn "HLAB". Lab.....bunnies....too many bad memories.....

Joanne Sher said...

Great stuff, Kat. Also looking forward to getting to know you better. I'm also a burger girl, by the way.

Bob the Dog said...

Mmmmm... Bunnies...

I'm okay with either name, since they're both delicious. But it'd be kinda cool to call it Hey Look a Mongrel. I could pose for a picture and everything.

Steph @Red Clay Diaries said...

Thank you for all that useful information! I'm looking forward to the next installment, when you answer MY question.

Of course, now I'm struggling with the desire to do a Q and A on my blog, and my contrarian unwillingness to be like anyone else.

Maybe I'll call mine something different... A and Q?

Anne L.B. said...

Steph@RedClay, would that be sort of like Jeopardy ... you give the answer and we guess the question?

katdish said...

So...

You know what I love about my comments section?

Not only do I get comments from my friends, but also their multiple personalities!

Nick - yes, you did ask a couple of questions, but I think you have me confused with Hillary's husband. My next installment is Tuesday.

Shut Up said...

Nice.

I want to be offended by your sarcastic comment about my question, but you answered mine first so that kinda makes up for it.

I'm glad you blog, and tweet, and live!

Sandy Toes said...

Interesting answers!
sandy toe

Sarah Dawn said...

Delighted to meet you! The name of your blog grabbed me and I just had to stop by. I'm enjoying splashin' around a bit and will be back.

Hugs from Costa Rica,
Sarah Dawn

katdish said...

Sarah Dawn -

Thanks for stopping by! My brother spent the best summer of his life surfing if Costa Rica.

JML said...

you never did tell me where you put the beer. GOSH!!

Annie K said...

Actually, mine was more of a 'statement of fact', but hopefully you'll get to my real question.

Of course you will. You are never one to disappoint.

jasonS said...

How did I miss this on Saturday!? Oh well, caught up now- on to part 2. Good answers BTW. :)

katdish said...

Jason -

I answer your questions tomorrow. Well, your question and "not question".