Significant Other Blogfest

Friday, January 21, 2011

Today is Talli and DL Hammons @ Cruising Altitude’s blogfest. The fest requires a loved one to either write a post or be interviewed about that loved one. I had to go for the later.

Ms. Twister was selected as my victim and I would like to give you some background. We have known each other since second grade. Have lived together for quite a while and are a true yen and yang combination; her being the yen.

Ms. Twister
She does laundry to my repairing toilets. A quite soul who reads anything she can get her hands on. Takes life in a “Come what may” sort of way and is truly the calm to my stormy personality.

The first three questions are required interview material and the rest I just made up in an email. Remember she is a world traveler now.

Q. What food or drink is guaranteed to return your loved one to a good mood, even after a bad day writing?
A hot cup of Joe and a hot bath to go with it. (Now if only her dog would not wash its ball in said bath)
Q. What one thing would you change about your others writing habits?
She has great writing habits and does most of it while I am in bed. I would like to be able to reduce her stress and afford the time needed to be creative. (I guess that means she will be learning to repair toilets.)
Q. How hard is it to sit by and watch someone you care for struggle to attain a dream...knowing there's very little you can do to help?
This is extremely hard knowing how talented she is. I wish for her that one break to share her talent with the world. (SHH, not share, sell)
Q. What do you enjoy best about your loved one’s writing? 
The surprise endings and I get to relate to where some of the real stories come from. (Little does she know? She has been the MC of several)
Q. What happens when you have to interrupt the writing process?
I do not dare. However, if I have too, I try to make sure she is not in a fingers flying across the keyboard mode. (She use to stand in the hall to wake me up too)
Q. Can you describe your loved one’s mind set on any given day?
Always thinking, her mind never stops. Our conversations are never boring. (And I once had a healer refuse to put her hands back on my over active head) 
Q. Where do their stories come from?
Life experiences, seen objects, and topics that stir passion. Like watching the news and seeing an injustice. (Which is why I’m not allowed to hold things and watch TV, ever tried to get PB&J off the thing?)
Q. What would you like the world to know about your loved one?
That she is a very caring and warm-hearted soul.  Who is passionate and extremely intelligent. (Okay she is taking nerve pills in order to get through an oral presentation. I don’t think they have worn off) 
Q. What are their best qualities? And worst?
The best are love, compassion, caring, honest and trustworthy. The worst is while in the middle of something and has a mind-set going; do not bother her. (In other words, I have a sensitive, anal personality.)
Q. If you could change one thing, what would it be?
I would not change a thing, well maybe her socks. (I told you, socks stay on until the flip flops come out.)

Thank you, Ms. Twister for answering my questions. I’m sure DL could have added a few more. The truth is I write when the voices in my head tell me to and no, they do not have indoor voices.

Thank you DL and Talli for hosting this fest. I do encourage everyone to visit the other entries, I am.

Have a great, safe weekend everyone.


Pk Hrezo said, 

Aw, I enjoyed reading that (and your two cents along the way). I guess I missed the last few questions when I posted mine... oops.
Have a loely day to you and Ms. Twister! Thanks for sharing. :)

January 21, 2011 at 5:07 AM  
Ellie said, 

Thank you Ms. Twister! It was lovely reading how much you support and believes in Jules.

My significant other

January 21, 2011 at 6:08 AM  
Alex J. Cavanaugh said, 

Didn't realize we were supposed to do the questions! Oh well.
Great answers. And not, a woman's brain never shuts down.

January 21, 2011 at 7:30 AM  
Gail said, 

Alex didn't do the questions! I'm gonna tell.

Delightful, with or without questions.

I would be afraid to interview my better half...

January 21, 2011 at 7:39 AM  
Jon Paul said, 

A great read--and very informative! I too have trouble changing my socks...:D

January 21, 2011 at 8:00 AM  
DL Hammons said, 

For the record...the questions were only mandatory if the writer decided to go the interview route. :)

This was great! Thank you Ms. Twister for giving us more insight about Jules. You did an excellent job.

January 21, 2011 at 8:03 AM  
welcome to my world of poetry said, 

What an excellent post Jules, I didn't enter as I haven't got another half,

Have a good week-end.

January 21, 2011 at 8:11 AM  
Stephanie M. Lorée said, 

Fun interview. But it's reminding me that I need to go change my socks... ;)

January 21, 2011 at 8:44 AM  
Talli Roland said, 

Loved reading this, dirty socks and all! :)

Thanks for taking part!

January 21, 2011 at 8:50 AM  
Matthew Rush said, 

This is such an awesome idea! Nice to meet you Ms. Twister.

January 21, 2011 at 9:11 AM  
~Nicole Ducleroir~ said, 

I enjoyed this! You can really hear kindred spirits when they speak. Thanks for sharing!

January 21, 2011 at 9:21 AM  
Myne Whitman said, 

I can see how you both are besties, lovely interview!

January 21, 2011 at 9:31 AM  
Dan said, 

Great post! I love the concept of interrupting a writer as potentially hazardous to one's health.

Dan - here's my wife's post.

January 21, 2011 at 9:57 AM  

This was fun to read! It's always interesting to learn more about a person through someone close to them. :-)

January 21, 2011 at 11:00 AM  
Lydia K said, 

Aw that was so great! It's fun to hear about the bloggers from another perspective!

January 21, 2011 at 11:30 AM  
Angela Felsted said, 

I need a change of socks too. Mine were mismatched yesterday.

January 21, 2011 at 11:51 AM  
L. Diane Wolfe said, 

A sensitive and anal personality? I can relate!

January 21, 2011 at 11:57 AM  
Paula said, 

I am glad to see how much more upbeat you are again. Love the post and your comments. Somehow I was sure you wouldnt be stopped...

January 21, 2011 at 12:13 PM  
Sangu said, 

Awww, this was fantastic. I love how sweet and supportive Ms Twister is!

January 21, 2011 at 12:20 PM  
Elena Solodow said, 

If all she wants to change is your socks, I'd say you've got a good match! Really sweet post.

January 21, 2011 at 12:21 PM  
Tammy said, 

Sweet post. It's always great to hear about people who support and compliment each other so well.

"The truth is I write when the voices in my head tell me to and no, they do not have indoor voices." I LOVE this line! May I quote you?!

January 21, 2011 at 12:26 PM  
Wendy Tyler Ryan said, 

Take the support anyway you can get it.

January 21, 2011 at 12:36 PM  
Elle Strauss said, 

Great answers! This fest is proof to how badly we need support from our SO's!

January 21, 2011 at 1:11 PM  
Summer Ross said, 

Jules i think you had great questions. She sounds very supportive of you! I'm glad you have that! Have a wonderful day!

January 21, 2011 at 1:54 PM  
N. R. Williams said, 

I don't know why, but I thought Miss Twister was an animal, like a cat, all this time. I'm thrilled that you have someone who cares about you. If I'd entered this blogfest, my husband would have belched, scratched his belly, yawned and utter, "Uh...I don't know." LOL
N. R. Williams, fantasy author

January 21, 2011 at 2:02 PM  
Arlee Bird said, 

Sounds like a balanced and compatible relationship. I guess I need to check more of these blogfest entries.

Tossing It Out

January 21, 2011 at 2:05 PM  
Clarissa Draper said, 

Great interview. I loved the extra questions.

January 21, 2011 at 2:15 PM  
Jodi Henry said, 

This is cute. Yin and Yang.


January 21, 2011 at 2:48 PM  
Jodi Henry said, 

This is cute. Yin and Yang.


January 21, 2011 at 2:48 PM  
Carolyn Abiad said, 

Very cute! I loved the little retort after each answer :D

January 21, 2011 at 3:10 PM  
The Golden Eagle said, 

Sweet post! I loved reading it. :)

January 21, 2011 at 3:21 PM  
Nicole Zoltack said, 

I loved the back and forth. Great interview!

January 21, 2011 at 4:07 PM  
Vicki Rocho said, 

Fun exchange! Socks stay on here until ... well, I don't wear flip flops, so let's just say April.

January 21, 2011 at 6:44 PM  
floweringmama said, 

Hey Jules, glad you made it home safely with Ms. Twister. Did you end up with more snow?

I LOVE ME SOME FLIPFLOPS...until winter time.

And take it from someone with a sensitive nose, change the socks at least once a week!

Cathy @ Country Cathy

January 21, 2011 at 8:13 PM  
Jemi Fraser said, 

Great interview!! :)

I hate wearing socks - I take them off as soon as I come in the house :)

January 21, 2011 at 9:27 PM  
Ellen aka Ella said, 

Great job; I love the warmth that came through in your words, the support of her dreams and the kindness n' respect~

January 21, 2011 at 10:59 PM  
Jessica Bell said, 

Hi there! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I seem to have missed you yesterday! You once had a healer refuse to put her hands back on your head? Seriously? Ha! Great interview!

January 22, 2011 at 8:36 AM  
Elliot Grace said,'re a sweetheart, Ms. Twister. Thanks so much for supporting a fellow writer in Jules. She's well deserving:)


January 22, 2011 at 10:57 AM  
Shannon said, 

Stopping over a part of the blogfest.

Great interview! Odd...both of our interviews mention socks.

Thanks for the glimpse!

January 22, 2011 at 1:44 PM  
Kari Marie said, 

These questions were really great. I enjoyed reading this!

January 23, 2011 at 12:20 AM  
The Good Wifehold said, 

Yin and Yang! I never thought of it from that point of view but it's so true! Thanks for the incite. TGW

January 23, 2011 at 12:56 AM  
Velvet Over Steel said, 

Cute blogpost/fest.. I enjoyed the this very much!!

Hope you had a wonderful weekend, Jules!!
Coreen xoxoxo

January 23, 2011 at 9:03 PM  
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