Monday, November 6, 2006

TALKING TO MYSELF

A rare interview between My Reflection and Myself.

MY REFLECTION:  You blog frequently about farting, bathroom habits and other socially unpopular subjects.  Why?

MYSELF:  I blog about my life.  Sometimes an occasion will come up where I feel compelled to mention certain events.

MY REFLECTION:  And you think that your readers want to hear about your farting or bathroom experiences?

MYSELF:  I don't know what my readers want to read.  I just write what I want to write.  You'd be surprised how many people have similar stories to share.  As for farting, everyone farts, they just don't always talk about it. 

MY REFLECTION:  Is there any subject that you won't blog about?

MYSELF:  I won't post strongly religious entries because those are very personal to me.  I try not to bore people with my political views, and I will not mention anything I wouldn't want my kids to repeat because they tend to have big mouths.

MY REFLECTION:  Do you consider your blog 'Dust Bunny Club Of North America' to be a work of fiction or non-fiction?

MYSELF:  Oh, absolutely non-fiction!  The names and places have not been changed to protect the innocent or guilty.  I do use nicknames, but these are nicknames that we actually use in real life.  Yes, I really do call my husband 'Dickidoo' when I get irritated with him.  I have referred to my children as 'Evil Little Oompa Loompas' for years.

MY REFLECTION:  So your portrayal of yourself as a coffee chugging, Corona swigging, chocolate loving, housework hating huntress is accurate?

MYSELF:  Make that chocolate truffles and yes, that would be accurate.

MY REFLECTION:  You have several blogs, why do you need more than one and how do you find the time to run so many blogs?

MYSELF:  Well, besides Dust Bunnies I have a photo blog, a blog I started for my oldest son while he was in Basic Training and kept it up during his deployment in Iraq.  I have a hunting blog and a few others that are pretty much abandoned.  Having multiple blogs with different themes limits the amount and length of my posts and I only post entries that I think pertain to the readership of the particular blog.  Lately the only blogs I've posted on are Dust Bunnies and my photo blog.  Life tends to be very time consuming.

MY REFLECTION:  Most of your entries are light hearted but some are very emotional.  Why do you mix these entries?

MYSELF: Life isn't always funny, therefore a blog based on my life cannot always be funny.  If people find my entries entertaining then I am happy but sometimes bad or sad things happen.  I mention these moments in my entries just as readily as I do the good times.

MY REFLECTION:  Not everyone who reads your blog are relatives or friends.

MYSELF:  No, the majority of my readers are known to me only through their comments to me on my blog.  A good many of them I now consider friends.  I don't think I've lost any friends because of my blog yet... I think that is worth mentioning.

MY REFLECTION:  What would you describe as the most positive experience you've had that can be directly attributed to your blog?

MYSELF:  The emotional and spiritual support I got from my readers during my oldest son's recent deployment in Iraq was amazing.  These people saved my sanity, and gave my son vital encouragement when he was doubtful about the general perception of his mission by his fellow citizens.  I also found, to my relief, that when I mention that I had done something stupid, there is almost always at least one person who has commented that they have done the same and suddenly I don't feel so stupid any more.  I think I'm the only one who chases farts to see if they steam... or if not, no one is admitting it.

MY REFLECTION:  Any negative experiences attributed to your blog?

MYSELF:  It was a little hairy there for a while when my husband first started reading my blog and made the connection between him and the 'Dickidoo' I often referred to.  I created my 'Boobidoo' nickname to ease the tension.  Unfortunately my body grew into the nickname and now I really am a boobidoo, whose belly sticks out more than my boobies do!

MY REFLECTION:  What or who has been your inspiration for your blog?

MYSELF:  My family is my inspiration.  Sometimes what I eat gives me inspiration, but mostly its my family.

MY REFLECTION:  What do you hope to gain by sharing your blog with the public.

MYSELF: Money would be nice, but not probable.  Actually, the main purpose of my blog is to keep my family and friends up to date with the goings on in my family.  It sure beats having to write numerous individual letters.  This way my parents can keep track on who was worse, me or my kids.  I also think its a great tool as far as recording our family's history.  I've been blogging here for almost 3 years now and enjoy going back and reading the older entries. 

MY REFLECTION:  Whats next for you and your blog?  How far do you plan on taking it?  Maybe a book deal in the future?

MYSELF:  Hahaha!  A book about a farting, chocolate truffle gobbling, beer and coffee guzzling over weight middle aged woman with an equally over weight, middle aged husband living in a messy house with 5 ornery children?  Hardly best seller or Oprah's Book Club material.  Maybe a comic book, yes, I could see a Dust Bunny comic book, or even a cartoon but nothing bigger than that.  No, I think the Dust Bunny Club will just stay here online where it belongs, among other farting, chocolate loving, beer and coffee guzzling, chore dodging, dust bunny raising blogger like me.

17 comments:

princesssaurora said...

Well, what a wonderful interview subject you are!  And, I would buy a book about all those things!  LOL  Of course, that is because I relate... tee hee...

be well,
Dawn

memes121 said...

You always make me smile. Being disabled, sometimes it is hard to smile with the pain. But you never fail me. Thank you. Tammy

swmpgrly said...

Would that be considered a coffee table book?

mumma4evr said...

great great entry!!!
Becky

motoxmom72 said...

LOLOLOL!!  You are always great to read.  I may not always comment-but I read every entry you post!  I love the talking to myself interview.  Great questions and answers! I'd love to do that in my own journal if you wouldn't mind???
Hugs,
Gina

midwestvintage said...

 I can see it with Robert Crumb doing to the cartoons, it would be great.  I would definately buy the book, LOL.  http://www.crumbproducts.com/


                         Julie

jckfrstross said...

you always make me amile when i leave:) and for that hats off to you:) have a good week

Deb

jackiebenice said...

Great interview.. someday, it'll appear on good morning america, you sitting  in front of a mirror talking.. cameras turned, angles used.. awesome!

<3jackie..

astaryth said...

<LOL>Hey, I would buy a book (or comic) based on your family! Great entry!
http://journals.aol.com/astaryth/AdventuresofanEclecticMind
http://adventuresofaneclecticmind.blogspot.com/

lreilly29 said...

Ah...but the BIGGER question becomes when you write the book....who will play you in the movie?   :-)

sdoscher458 said...

Love your answers.  Yes, you have made many friends here in Jland and I'm very happy to be one of them.  I guess we all have been talking/writing for almost three years..wow...typical women we still have lots to say! Keep writing, we all will keep reading...you make me smile....Sandi

deshelestraci said...

This is wonderful!  And it reflects all the reasons I keep coming back!
Traci

rbrown6172 said...

i know i've really enjoyed your photo journal as well as this one.  you have a wonderful sense of humor and most always make me smile.  i feel as if i know you  and would love to sit down with you and enjoy some chocolate truffles!  :)
gina

missheathyrmaree said...

Oh honey, I would buy your book in a heartbeat.
This was an awesome "interview" :]
xox.
H

promiseluv372 said...

I would buy your book, fly to your town, meet for coffee and chocolate and beg you to sign the book!  
I love your journals... Always make me smile, sometimes shed a tear, usually fill my heart, naturally distract me from my own life.  

Luv,
Promise
http://journals.aol.com/promiseluv372/PromiseMe/
http://journals.aol.com/promiseluv372/TheJournalJar/

PS. This is one of my favorite entries of yours!  I don't know why, as I don't normally have favorites.  just thought you'd like to know that useless information. :)

glensfork4 said...

I sure would buy the book. Love your journal(s)!! You wouldn't believe how much you are enjoyed. Glad the coffee won't be cold anymore. Speaking of...I need to put some on, after all it is my day off!!
Michele
http://journals.aol.com/glensfork4/these-are-my-thoughts/

thisismis72 said...

I don't know how I lost your link but I am sure glad I found it, U R the MOST funny I know here in J~Land.  Keep it up, Missy