By now you know the deal. It’s Friday, which means I’m renting out this space to other writers who you should stalk so that I don’t look creepy doing it alone. Today we have someone I consider to be “Twitter Elite.”
What do I mean?
I mean she has more than 11,000 followers on Twitter. Yes, 11,000. I don’t have 11,000 of anything, other than possibly blog post drafts I’ve deleted or brilliant ideas that go down the shower drain the second I turn off the water.
Anyway, that number is impressive and well-deserved. Here’s Kate!
Name: Kate Hall
Blog: Can I Get Another Bottle of Whine?
Where, what and why do you write?
I write (mostly) humor in the form of blog posts, tweets and memes. I guess I write to make people laugh and to keep myself sane. It’s probably healthier to say, “I’m going to blog or tweet about this,” than to get mad about. Although typically I still get mad, but it still makes for a good post/tweet. I try to write posts that are honest and funny that people can connect with. I just ended that sentence with a preposition, but I don’t know how to fix it.
Anyway, I write wherever I can find a place to sit with a notepad. It’s pretty random – in bed, at Barnes & Noble, at the park, in the car, etc. – occasionally at the computer.
First thing you think of when you wake up in the morning.
I wonder if I have any Twitter or Facebook notifications on my phone?
What’s the one “issue” or frustration annoying you the most right now?
Where to eat out for dinner. That was an issue the night I first answered this question, but not anymore. We ate Mexican food and had big margaritas. I forgot about that issue.
Three websites you visit every day.
Twitter, Facebook, my weather app on my phone. Does that count as a website?
What’s an unusual talent and/or accomplishment you could never put on a resume?
Blowing bubbles off my tongue and juggling. I’ve vlogged myself doing both.
Favorite place to be?
Outside on a warm beach, sitting under a canopy of palm trees swaying in a soft breeze while I listen to the waves roll off the ocean and sip frozen raspberry margaritas. There, or in bed watching Netflix.
If you could rule the land for one day, what laws would you create and enforce?
Everybody should watch Netflix. It’s made my life calmer and more pleasant. I’m a happier person thanks to Netflix. It’s how I escape. Escapism is pretty awesome.
What TV show would you want to appear on?
That Wipeout show where the contestants run through the obstacle courses. That show makes me laugh out loud. I’d love to try it. I’d suck at it, but it would be fun.
Best and worst things I could find in your refrigerator right now?
Best: Strawberry margarita in a bottle.
Worst: Tomatoes that were overripe and were being attacked by fruit flies, so I put them in the fridge while I was gone over the weekend and now they’re even more disgusting and I should have just thrown them in the trash, but they were from my garden and I didn’t want to throw away something I grew because things I grow are like my “precious”…ya know?
What question do you wish I had asked you and what would be your reply?
You could ask: Do you have anything new you’re working on? Why yes, I do, Abby, thank you for asking.
I’m revamping my blogs so that I will have a landing page for everything I write/do. It will link to my three blogs: My humor blog (CanIGetAnotherBottleofWhine.com), my gardening with humor blog (currently at katewhinehall.wordpress.com, soon to be ITrytoGrowStuff.com), and a blog devoted to Twitter (soon to be BottleofTweets.com). All humor blogs, but with different foci. Is foci a word? I’m hoping to have this set up in the next week or so.
Your turn to play along. Since she’s the Twitter queen and Twitter is all about brevity, sum up your week in six words or less.
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I love Kate & I’m in awe of her Twitterlicisoucness. Oh…6 words, right! Moving crazy didn’t kill kids packing #husbandisanotherstory #peaceoutengland
Ha! Love it.
I love that word – Twitterlicisoucness. And I could have used your six words three months ago when we moved. One word: sucks.
Kate made me addicted to Twitter.
There, six words and pretty much nailed it. She found a tweet I made funny and she retweeted it and I swear I had 10 new followers in an hour. She’s like Twitter witchcraft I’m tellin’ ya!
She is totally magical that way.
I loved that tweet, Eric.
The twitter guru! Or goddess. Cracks me up all the time.
Yay, I already follow her on twitter! I’m so hip!!
Also, I WANT MEXICAN FOOD AND MARGARITAS TOO. SIgh.
That bottle of pre-made margarita in my fridge is running low, so I’m heading out this morning to buy another one because…Friday.
First of all, I love the Firday posts. Thanks so much for introducing us in this way to other bloggers.
Secondly, I wholeheartedly agree that everyone should have Netflix. It’s a lifesaver.
It is. I was a LOT grumpier before Netflix.
I’ve never actually Netflixed (although I will make up words about it, apparently.) I know, I know…but unless it’s sports or food, I have no attention span for anything over 30 minutes.
Stressful! – which is all my doing.
I create my own my stress by overcommitting and expecting things not to take as long as they do. I’m sure I’m not alone on that.
Thanks for interviewing me and letting me be on your awesome blog, Abby!!! It really is an honor.
6 words or less huh? Knew Kate had issues long ago! BWAHAHAHAHAHA!
Kate makes me laugh so hard.
There. Six words. All true.
Aw, thanks, Jan!
That Wipeout show is boss!
It’s one of the few shows my kids and I can watch together and we ALL laugh.
Your favorite places are my favorite places. Also, I had to lobby my husband hard for it (& finally asked for it for my b-day so he coudn’t say no), but NetFlix has drastically improved the quality of my life.
I love Kate! I squee’d with joy when she published one of my stories on Embarrassing Stories Monday. My week in six words: itchy itchy rash ice cream itchy.
Oh my. The ice cream part sounds AWESOME, but the rest, not so much.
Kate makes Twitter worthwhile!
Aw, thanks, Ken. You’re awesome. Thanks for reading my tweets.
My week: Avett Brothers, Spanish class, still Twitterphobic.
Aw, Twitter rocks. I was Twitterphobic for my first three months. I was more Twitter-intimidated, actually.
Thanks for the Twitter-couragement. I’m giving it a go, still so hard cutting my words down. I feel my wittiness often deserves more space than it probably should. Seems like I’m typing pithy responses onto a license plate for the world to discern.