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Katdish: Your questions answered Part 3 (finally!)

When I decided to do a question and answer session, I never thought people would ask real questions. It’s been a little exhausting talking about myself so much. (Shut up, Steph!) This is the final installment of my three part series. The fact that I actually completed a series is a big deal in itself. If you missed the first two installments, you can find them here: Part One and here: Part Two

Now, on with the countdown…

Tony C asked…
What TV character best depicts the real Katdish?

Well, since he now appears on Nickelodeon, I would have to say King Julian from Madagascar.

Steph @Red Clay Diaries asked…
Wow! The chance to ask questions of the Great Katdish. (rubs hands together, mumbling to self)

1. So we all know you’re this amazing social media darling/Twitter Ho. I’m just wondering what brilliant person introduced you to Twitter. That person needs thanking. And cash.

That would be my ever so humble friend Steph at the Red Clay Diaries, who guilted me into getting a Twitter account. Feel free to heap praises and/or burning coals upon her head.

2. When are you gonna change the blog name? And will it be to Hey Look a Shiny Vampire? Or Hey Look a Monkey Butt?

No plans to change the blog name. Although… “Hey Look a Twitter Ho” has a nice ring to it.

3. If you got offered a book deal, what would you write about?

A book deal? Let’s see…I would probably write a scathing review of how if you’re a shameless self promoter or a famous person, publishers want you to write something – anything – even if you don’t even write it yourself. Meanwhile, there are tons of incredibly gifted writers with a story to tell out there trying to get a book deal with little to no success. I would write a book about how incredibly unfair that is, and how people are hungry for a good story – not a bunch of blowhards talking about how wonderful they are. (Not that I’ve given this much thought.) Who the heck would ask me to write a book? I’m willing to entertain any and all offers, BTW.

4. Do you think Peter P actually HAS a life, or does he make a career of being first commenter and commenting “First comment”?

I’m gonna let you take that one up with Peter P.

The Homefront asked…
Oooo, this should be an interesting post!

Thanks, I hope so.

How do you find the time to do so much blogging and Twittering?

It’s really a matter of priorities. Horribly, misdirected priorities. Actually, I’m quite the multi-tasker. I stay close to home most of the time, so I read blogs, answer emails, etc. on my blackberry while I’m waiting in carpool, etc. At home, I dash to the computer between loads of laundry or not cleaning house. I write at night when everyone else is asleep. I’m sort of vampirish that way. I’m getting twitter on my blackberry soon. Be afraid…be very afraid.

Do you often find yourself Twitterpated?

Seriously? Are you following me on Twitter?

Which teen phenomenon is better: Twilight or Harry Potter, and why?

I really liked Twilight, but I have to go with Harry Potter hands down. Why? Because in the end, good triumphs over evil and Love wins. Just as it should be.

In a fight who would win: Chuck Norris or Jet Li?

No offense to Chuck Norris, but Jet Li. No question.

How cool is Jack Nicholson?

Jack Nicholson is very cool, in a slightly creepy, smells like stale cigarettes and aspercreme, old man sort of way.

Why, oh, why did you leave Virginia for the wilds of Texas?

Not by choice. My dad was transferred, so I came unwillingly. Having said that, Texas is a wonderful place. The weather in my neck of the woods totally sucks, but the people here are fantastic. It’s my adopted home. I can’t say I would never leave, because God has a pretty good sense of humor, and as soon as I say something like that, I’ll probably have to move to Oklahoma.

Stacey asked…
What kind of books do you like to read and what’s your favorite book ever?

I love a good story. I’ve read tons of novels and mysteries. I read quite a bit of non-fiction books on faith and Christianity. Favorite book ever? Wow. That’s a tough one. I don’t think I could give you just one, so I’ll give you a few:

Where the Wild Things Are, The Box Car Children, The Cat ate my Gymsuit, The Ragamuffin Gospel, The Reason For God, The Harry Potter Series, The Chronicles of Narnia Series, Gone With The Wind, The Green Mile, Duma Key, Liesy’s Story, (okay – pretty much anything by Stephen King) Watchers, I Became a Christian and all I got was this Lousy T-shirt, and a yet to be published book that I happen to be reading right now. I’ll let you know when it’s published…

Also, if you could travel to anywhere, where would you go?

Australia, New Zealand, or a remote island somewhere (fully staffed, of course).

And finally, what’s your favorite Kool aid flavor?

Well NOT the Apple Computer Kool-Aid, that’s for sure. Hmmm….Wild Berry.

Billy Coffey said…
You’d better be careful how you answer Homefront’s Chuck Norris vs. Jet Li question. Very careful. Your honorary man card depends upon it.

I’m sure you’ll let me know either way.

Annie K said…
What makes you cry?

Oh, you just HAD to go there didn’t you, Annie? True confession time – I am extremely tender-hearted. Lots of things make me cry. I swear I can’t watch that Mean Joe Green Coca Cola commercial without tearing up a little. Injustice and unfairness makes me angry, unless I am helpless to change it. Then it makes me cry. Suffering makes me cry, especially when children suffer. So, yes – I’m a big crybaby. Physical pain doesn’t make me cry, emotional pain does. Happy? Sheesh!

JML asked…
HOly Crap! People asked good questions. I’m not good at this game, so I suppose I’ll sort of go along Billy’s train of thought and not only ponder about what you want out of life but also, what did you/do you want to be when you grow up? Did you ever go to school for anything? and would you please tell me where you hid the beer!

I suppose I want what everyone else wants out of life. I want to be happy, but I’ll take joy any day of the week. I hope I never grow up, I’m enjoying being incredibly immature. After high school, I went to a vocational school to train to be (hold on to your hats, people) a secretary/accounting analyst. Yeah, PERFECT for me, huh? I got a job working for a major oil company after graduation, and used my wily charms to make people believe that I actually knew what I was doing. I took some additional college courses, but never graduated. I know I should want to, but I really don’t have any desire to do so. (Shhh…don’t tell my kids that.) I am a self taught painter. I think at this point any classes would interrupt my painting mojo. I’m sure I do everything wrong. I hid the beer on the twitter.

God said…
Dear Katdish,

Am I the ‘famous person who reads your blog but never comments’ you were referring to?



Umm….well you should know.

Beth asked…
So where are all the answers??? Get your booty off the lake and come answer our silly questions.

Beth – You’re not the boss of me!

sherri asked…
Here’s my question: I’ve decided to redecorate one of my boy’s old bedrooms and convert it into a nice guestroom (so my blog pals can be pampered when they all come to visit).I’ve decided on a beach theme because I just returned from the beach and I must say I was inspired. Anyway, I don’t like the “Novelty” beach look, just hints, here and there, and I want it to be lighter greens, blues, tans (like Fort Walton Beach and Destin.)

Now, to the question part:Will you fly here and decorate it for me if I pamper you afterwards and you can be the first guest? Huh? Huh? Watta’ say?*Note: I’m broke, so I can’t pay you, but I will supply all the materials, cook for you, entertain you while you’re here , show you all the sites and I’ll throw in a pair of stilettos!Think about it, and get back to me.

Yes. Of course I will help you. I wouldn’t take money from you Sherri. I know you have clearance shoes to buy, and you should probably keep some bail money handy in case you ever get arrested for shoplifting.

God’s Not Finished With Us Yet… asked…
Hey, I wanna play! I know I’m commin’ in kinda late to the game so this question may already have been asked “How did you come up with ‘Katdish’ as your nickname?” Maybe I asked you this before; not sure. ;D Also, what is your favorite all time dessert? No reason, just sheer curiosity as I have a late night snack on my pecan pie…

My maiden name is Kathy Dishman. I’ve been called katdish for as long as I can remember (among other things that I won’t go into here). It is rather catchy, isn’t it? Favorite dessert? Depends on my mood. Either brownies a’la mode or a banana pudding recipe that my friend Karla gave me years ago. It. Is. GOOD!

Alright folks. All this honesty and straight forward talk is giving me a rash. Gotta go get on the twitter now…