Saturday, December 10, 2005

Gennie from Dizzy Girl

Today, we continue this weekend's interviews. Facing the panel today is Gennie from Dizzy Girl ...

The interviewers are set to go ...

Now, for the first question ...

What do you think about the people who call themselves "South Park Republicans"?

If you check out this link, you'll find my picture on the page. I consider myself to be a "South Park Republican". I'm not on the extreme right, which means I have enough common sense to embrace some liberal ideals. There's still just enough liberal in me to where I find myself disagreeing with a lot of Conservative issues, such as gay marriage. On that same note, there's nothing I hate more than an extreme stinkin' liberal. All these antiwar protesters and animal rights people piss me off. I do agree with liberals on issues such as the environment and gay marriage. I guess you could say that I teeter-totter along the political lines. I can see the good and bad in both parties, I just choose to align myself with the less crazy of the bunch.

In 2000, I decided I didn't want to be affiliated with the Democrats anymore, and changed parties. It wasn't a lite decision, because I didn't really like or trust the Republicans either. I guess you could say that I had to pick the least bad of the two. I feel comfortable on the right, but I still find myself screaming and cussing at some of the things Conservative leaders say and do. But I'll never...ever...EVER go back to the left. Ever.

Until the Independents get their shit together and stop being such jokes, I'm staying put. I think a better explanation of a "South Park Republican" can be found here. That's me in a nutshell.

What's the best thing that's ever happened to you?

The best thing that's ever happened to me was meeting and marrying my husband and giving birth to my son. I can't imagine my life without either of them. When I was 18, I packed up my things a day after graduating high school, and moved to Savannah, Georgia. I declared to my mother that I would never get married and I would adopt a child when I was 30. I wanted to travel the world and have fabulous experiences. My goal was to work and save money to backpack through England and Ireland.

I did travel some, but completely screwed up my perfect plans by taking a job at WCHY in Savannah. There, I met this arrogant, loud, rude guy who I would end up falling madly in love with. Two short years later, I'd be the mother of a healthy baby boy. So yeah, I never quite made it to England and Ireland, but I did give those trips up for something more rewarding: a family. That's the best thing that's ever happened to me. Being a wife and a mother has made me a better person.

What's the best book you ever read?

How dare you ask a question like that! That's like asking a mother to pick which child she loves the most. Listen, I'm a book lover. I love books...all books...every book ever every shape and size. I've never read a book I didn't love.

I began reading when I was three years old and I haven't put a book down since. I've had many favorites along the way, but I guess if I had to pick just one, it would be Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice.

What a classic! The social and economical issues of the Regency Era still apply to modern day. The rich and advantaged will always look down on the poor with pride and prejudice, and the poor will always look at the rich with the same disdain. I think Jane was ahead of her time when she created the character of Elizabeth Bennet. Because Lizzy is such a strong, opinionated, intelligent woman, readers have been able to identify with her since the book was published. I see so much of myself in Lizzy.

Something that really ticks me off about the book, is the perspective that men have about it. All they see are women gushing about Mr. Darcy and talking about dresses and balls, and they dismiss this book as a romance novel. Totally untrue! This book is so much more than that. It's about hardships and class wars. It's about these little prejudices that each of us hold inside ourselves. It's about looking over those prejudices and our pride and putting ourselves on equal footing with everyone else. But at it's core, it's about family. The Bennet family is one of the most endearing and loving families ever to be written.

And now that I've bored half of you to death...on to the second question! *pokes readers with a stick*

What's the worst thing that's ever happened to you?

Beside the possibility that Keith Urban's love child is gestating in the tiny womb of that heffer Nicole Kidman? Absolutely nothing! She's just asking to be cut.


Yes, well, I haven't really had anything bad happen to me. Instead, I've had more like a series of "unfortunate events". The first "unfortunate event" would be the misfortune of having a drunk, abusive man as a father, who kept my mother from me for 13 years of my life. God finally took pity on me and took him out during my senior year of high school. I've never grieved for him.

Then there's the pepper-spray incident that caused my entire school to evacuate during my senior year. It's kind of funny when I think about it now. It wasn't so funny when it happened, what with all the orange Hazmat folks, vomiting students, and weeklong tv and paper articles about "mysterious toxic fumes at MHS". Oh, and I can't forget the possible expulsion the guilty party was threatened with. Yeah, totally hilarious. I should add that the entire incident was an accident. I really thought it was perfume I was spraying. And no, I never got caught. Kick ass!

Oh, and then there's the time I knocked myself unconscious with my "boom box". I was lying on the floor, cleaning underneath it, when my arm pulled the cord to my HUGE ASS radio and it smacked me on my head. I can't be for sure, but I think I was out for 5 minutes or so. I woke up in a small puddle of blood and a huge gash running through my eyebrow and forehead.I had to have something like 20 stitches. I have a bitchin' scar though, wanna see?

I'd like to add every boyfriend up to my husband to this list of "unfortunate events".

Who is your favorite movie star?

I don't really have a favorite movie star, mainly because I think most movie stars are liberal hacks with big egos and Communist tendencies. Whoa, that was a bit scary. While I don't have a "favorite", I do enjoy Gwenyth Paltrow. Her movies suck ass of lately, but I still like her. I also like Sandra Bullock. I used to like Nicole Kidman, but she's banging Keith Urban, which makes her the most evil, vile, disgusting woman on the face of the planet...exception being Michael Moore. *grin*

What are your greatest strengthens?

John, I love you man. You're throwing me some awesome questions!

Well, I have a lot of great strengths. I'm a very strong person, who's overcome a good bit in her life to get to where she's at. I may not be rich, but the things I have, I've worked hard for. I've never asked or expected anything from anyone.

I also have a good bit of commom sense, which is always important. You can't go through your life being a bumbling idiot. I wish more people had common sense. If they did, half the stupid bullshit we put up with on a daily basis would just disappear.

I'm super intelligent, yo! My life-long love affair with books has brought me a wealth of knowledge that I'll pass on to my son and to hundreds of other children when I graduate from college. My dream is to become an English teacher. I can't think of anything more enjoyable than instilling wisdom into the minds of children.

I have a great sense of humor, which keeps me sane. If I took everything seriously, I would go psycho. I like to laugh. I like to have a good time. It keeps me sane.

I think my biggest strength though is the compassion I have for other people. When you read my blog, I'm bitching and complaining about something, but I do have a soft side. You may not see it all the time, but it's there. I hate to see people hurting or suffering. I like to help people out when I can. And I'm always there for people who need a shoulder to cry on. I'm just a big ole softie. Do me a favor though, don't tell anyone. It would totally ruin my street cred.

I also have a tiny ego. ;)

Who's the most famous person you ever met?

I've met a LOT of famous people. Working in radio, that's what you do. Singers are always in and out of the studios, promoting this album or that. When concerts roll into town, you get in free and meet the stars backstage. Here's a running list of famous people I've met, through the radio station and not:

  • Robert C. Byrd
  • John D. Rockefeller
  • Firehouse (Hairband!)
  • Steve Miller, from the Steve Miller Band
  • A couple dudes from Def Leppard
  • Bryan white
  • Vince Gill
  • Deanna Carter
  • Alison Krauss & Union Station, sans Alison Krauss
  • Alan Jackson
  • Richard Petty

I know I'm missing a few, so whatever.

What are your greatest weaknesses?

I have a lot of weaknesses, none of which I embrace. For one, I have a wicked temper. I'll go off in a snap if someone pisses me off. I tend to run my mouth a lot, which has gotten me into a few messes in the past. So it's probably in your best interest not to piss me off.
I also lack patience, which is something that's gotten progressively worse as I've gotten older. I have no patience for stupid or rude people, which means that most people I come into contact with annoy me. I have zero patience for teenagers. I hate the little punks with every fiber of my being. And I don't mean ALL teenagers. I'm just talking about the baggy jeans wearing, gothed-out, "society doesn't understand me", law breaking jerks. You know the kind I'm talking about right? I'm a firm believe in ass-whippings and if more people were like me, there wouldn't be all these little teenage punks running around, causing trouble. God, I don't know how I'm going to make it as a high school teacher. Pray for me...and them.
I've been told that I'm a snob, even by my own husband. Okay, so I admit that I have a smidgeon of snob in me, but it's really not that bad. Do I think I'm better than everyone else? No. But, I know for a fact I'm better than a few people. Does this make me a bad person? I don't think so. I'm not an elitist by any means. I mean, come on, I live in a crappy little place in South Georgia. How elite is that? I try my best to treat everyone with equal respect. But if you give me a reason to look down on you, I will.
I don't forgive and forget. I try, I really do, but I just don't have it in me. If you piss me off, I'm going to remember it forever. There's a lady down the street who cut me off in traffic one day and almost caused me to hit her. I blew my horn, flipped her off, and yelled a few colorful expletitives at her from my car as she pulled into her driveway. Every time I pass her house, I throw a dirty look and cuss. The incident happened five years ago. I just can't let it go. One of two things has to happen for me to forgive and forget: (1) you admit you were wrong, or (2) I get revenge on your ass. This is something I'm working on.
Laziness is my worst weakness. Laziness is the chief cause of the massive thunder thighs I haul around every day. Laziness bad. Also something else I'm working on.

OK, Chris Wallace or Tony Snow?

Tony Snow all the way baby. Nothing against Chris Wallace, but he frickin' irritates me at times. I like Tony Snow, because I find myself agreeing with the things he says. I like his delivery. And you have to excuse me while I go into "girlie mode", but the man has a dreamy smile. *draws hearts on computer monitor*

Willard Scott or Al Roker?

You're making me choose between these two sexy beasts? Back in the day, I would've said Al Roker, but then he got all skinny and healthy. I like my men with a bit of meat on their bones and Geritol on their breath. There's something sexy and hypnotizing about the way Willard's third chin flaps when he laughs maniacally. I have chills just thinking about it. Hurry, next question before I get all hot and bothered over Williard!

What do you want from your blog readers?

Oh, good question! Well, I want them to come away from my blog feeling like they've learned something. I want them to be entertained. I want them to relate to the topics I post about.

What's the best thing you ever wrote?

There's been a lot of "bests" for me. In all of them, I'm either bitching or crying. I can't pick just one favorite, so I'll post the links and let you decide which one YOU like best:

Why do you blog?

I blog because I have problems with low self-esteem and need the constant attention to feel better about myself.


LOL! I blog because I enjoy it. I blog because I like writing things that make people think, laugh, cry, and even get mad. I like knowing that there are those out there who feel the same way I do about issues. I enjoy the fact that I can write something and have someone from the other side of the world relate to it. I enjoy making new friends. I like the different point of views.

Mainly though, I do it for me. If no-one ever read my blog again, I'd be okay. I'd be lying if I said it wouldn't suck, but it certainly wouldn't be the end of the world. I was blogging when I had no readers. I was blogging when I had two or three. Now I'm blogging to thousands of readers and I'm still doing it for me. I like having a place to express my feelings. Blogging keeps me sane. It takes me away from the daily grind and it gives me a place to bitch and moan. It's better than therapy.

I also like to think of my blog as something I can pass along. Something that's going to be here, long after I'm gone. Something my grandchildren and their children can read and get a sense of who I was and what I believed in.

What ... if any ... drugs should be legalized?

I don't believe any drugs should be legalized, but let's face it, people are going to do them regardless of whether they're legal or not. It's a sad reality we all need to come to terms with. I don't think legalizing will make any of them safer. Marijuna holds some medicinal value, so if I was forced to pick one, that would be it. I think if the government spent more time on the war on terrorism instead of the war on drugs, we'd be safer. I'll take a crackhead over a terrorist on a plane any day of the week. Ya feel me?

What do you think of your blog readers?

I absolutely LOVE my blog readers. They've been so good to me over the years. They never fail to donate towards charities I post about. They're always there to offer up a supportive word when I'm having a bad day or minor catastrophe. I remember when my nephew was killed in Iraq, how supportive they all were. It's like they all formed a tight circle and took me into the middle of it and held me. The outpouring of love was (and still is!) overwhelming. I've said it a million times, so count this as one million and one: I have THE BEST blog readers in the world. I'm lucky to have such wonderful people as regular readers. They truly are a blessing.

Hank Williams? Or Tennesse Williams?

*audible gasp* Choosing between two talented, Southern gentlemen? For shame, man!

On one hand, we have a country music classic. A man who inspired thousands of people with his songs about heartbreak and booze. A man who's early death has made him an icon for artists and fans. A man who has become a legend.

On the other, we have a man who's works have emboddied the sultry, sweaty style of Southern Gothic. The man that brought us Big Daddy Pollitt and Blanche DuBois.

I just can't do it, man.

What do you want me to think of you?

I want you to think whatever you want of me. I'm not trying to impress or win people over. You're either going love or hate me, and I'm fine with either one you choose.

Fine, I lied. I want everyone to worship me. I want statues built in my image, though I would prefer smaller hips on such statues, should they come about. I want my readers to adore me. I want the men lusting after me and the women wishing they could be me. I want Barry Manilow to write a song about me. I want an award. I want to be named "Blogger of the Century". Yes, that would be ex...celllennntt. *Mr. Burns laugh and finger roll*

What's one place in Georgia you've never been but would like to visit?

Jason and I were watching "Georgia Outdoors" about a month back and they had a feature on Warm Springs. Now, we're just dying to drive up and experience it for ourselves. Aside from the fact that it's a lovely place, it holds a lot of historical value as well For those who don't know, the heated mineral springs served to treat President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's polio. The recent HBO movie, "Warm Springs", is based on his experiences there. The Little White House, built by Roosevelt, is also located in Warm Springs, and is the only home he ever owned.

I'd also like to visit stone Mountain State Park. On our last trip to Atlanta, we were going to attend the fireworks special at Stone Mountain, but we ran out of time and never made it.

Gosh, that was great! Thanks to Gennie for agreeting to the interview. And thanks to everyone who sent in questions.

Next weekend, we have questions for Adam Gurri from Sophistpundit and Sissy from And What Next.


  1. I Guess the Winter Makes You Laugh a Little Slower...

    Real World: - I forced myself into the Christmas spirit this past week. I drug every Christmas box out of the storage building and put up my tree and some decorations. I even papered and ribboned my front door. Go...

  2. Basil: Thanks for the interview. I had a fantastic time! And thanks to everyone who sent in questions. :)

  3. Thank you Miss. Gennie for your thoughful, honest, and always entertaining answers. And just for the record, I am having some problem finding an artist equal to the task of designing the statue I commissioned to be built in your image. So in the interim, please know that you are prevalent in my most lusty thoughts.


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