Tuesday, July 31, 2007

They Laughed, They Cried, They Spilled Their Guts

Recently, I've had the opportunity to interview three fellow bloggers. The interviews were penetrating and personal. All I can say is, Barbara Walters look out.

If you did not follow the links in the Comments you may have missed them. So be certain to read:

1. Why Bart can set up the sound system at your next wedding, as well as perform the ceremony?

2. How Dan saved a friend's life, and why he seems to be saving face in his mysterious picture.

3. And finally, Pope Terry, whom we thought was the most obscure blogger on the Internet, tells all from his exact birthdate to his real profession. Heavens! Is that enough information to steal his identity?

If you too would like to be interviewed, it is not too late. Drop me a note here!


  1. Baba Wawas certainly has competition. Thanks for posting these links of your interviews. I'll check out Dan's, I missed his.

  2. Dear Debbie,

    Do forgive me if I take great pride in the totally professional way you present your posts. Have a look back at some of your archived posts, from six months ago- which were always laid out so neatly and in such amodular manner.

    They were great, but then we discussed the need to useyour images (always so well chosen) in a slightly different manner, using them as a larger display to``anchor'' each screen-load of posts.

    You took the suggestion on board so graciously. And you accepted my suggestion that you start posting someof your own shots to give us a ``taste'' of your world.

    And just look at the difference. You are not only a (very) complete, versatile and gifted writer, you'd do a great job on newspaper layout.

    Well done, Debbie. Applause all round ...

    God bless


  3. Ditto! David, Ditto!.

  4. OK - I'll bite - please interview me? I'm intrigued with the questions you ask!!!


  5. Chewy,

    Dan's was not one to miss. Glad you were able to read it.

  6. David,

    You are a great teacher! Thanks!

  7. Joanne,

    Thanks for being my best fan!

  8. Hi Debbie,

    Thank you. I guess I am like my mother in that respect. She brought out the best in her four boys - and the many other children she took under her generous wing.

    By the way, have you seen the minor addition to the header on my blog? Yes, I knew you would have noticed!

    (PPPPssssssssTttt) -- if you didn't notice, it says ``Totally committed to encouraging excellence in others''.

    Take care, you great interviewer and terrific writer


  9. OzLady,

    What a treat to have the opportunity to interview you! I fear I was soon to be typecast into the role of interviewing only male bloggers. All the testosterone was a bit suffocating; as I’m sure you’d agree.

    1. You recently divulged the origination of your blog name: “Oz” for Australia and “Lady” because of your gender. Somehow I always thought you were a fan of the story about Dorothy, Toto and the unfortunate tornado that ripped through their Kansas home. Nevertheless, what in your life is lacking the most right now? A little bravery, as the lion sought? Some smarts, like the scarecrow needed? Or some heart, for which the tin man was searching? Please be sure to elaborate.
    2. Continuing with the Judy Garland theme, since she is best known for playing Dorothy Gale in the Wizard of Oz, how would you say your life most resembles that of the late star? Were you born in a relatively small town? (Judy hails from Grand Rapids, Michigan) Do you yearn for something other than what you have been given? (Judy’s name is really Frances Ethel Gumm, and she went as far as having her hair line tweezed and nose discs removed to glamorize her Hollywood look) Do you have trouble sticking with one decision? (Judy had five husbands) Or do you possess a dramatic flair or other show-stopping talent?
    3. It appears you have been blogging since Al Gore invented the Internet. Do you still meet people that have never heard of a blog? If so, how do you describe your hobby without sounding like you are a geeky Internet junky?
    4. Your blog is a potpourri of pictures, jokes, surveys/games, politics, drumming, books, pop culture and more. Is your life this scattered? If not, are you claiming the junk drawer in your kitchen neat and tidy such that you could find a blue pen as well as a red colored pencil if the electricity were to go out in the middle of the night? Is it messy, but yet, you could at least find a writing utensil? Or is it so cluttered you cannot close the junk drawer and you would inadvertently slam into it if the electricity were out in the middle of the night, causing a vein to burst near your hip bone and necessitating an emergency trip to the hospital?
    5. Does the above question not even make sense to you because there is no such thing as junk drawers in Australia or Asia and they are strictly a United States thing? And on an unrelated note, what is the dumbest thing anyone has ever asked you about life in a foreign country? For example, other than kitchen junk drawers, have you ever been asked incredulously, “You mean they have pasta in Singapore?”
    6. Please tell us about the ever-changing pictures that are on a permanent slide show at the top of your blog. Are these all your pictures? And have you received the proper rights from all those photographed so that you are able to post their image royalty free on the Internet?
    7. I can’t help but notice the old watches from your husband’s top drawer, you’ve been hocking through the years on eBay. Has he noticed that his watch collection is slowly being depleted? Are you blaming the loss on the suspicious cleaning lady? And please do tell us about the fabulous purses you’ve been buying with all your extra Paypal cash!

    Thanks so much for the interview! It’s been a real treat!

  10. Pope Terry,

    No, the pleasure was all mine!


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