Ask Me Anything!

There is this thing I’ve seen a lot of recently called “Ask Me Anything!” and lots of very cool people do it, and y’all, I want so badly to be cool. So…..


For real. Ask me anything you want to know. I’ll answer you. I might not give you a straight answer, because, you know that’s not usually how I roll, but by the same token, maybe I will. Who knows? Anything is possible! That’s science.

I realize I’m not nearly cool enough to be doing this, but I have hopes that someday I will be cool enough to do an AMA and then it will already be done. This is what they call preparation y’all. I’m a cool prepper. Always prepping for someday when I’ll be cool.

50 thoughts on “Ask Me Anything!

    1. Oh goodness…I think I started it in 2009? As for response, I honest to goodness have no clue. I just kept writing and writing and writing and some of it was good and a lot of it was bad, but I just kept doing it. The first year it was pretty just a handful of my friends and my Mom reading it and then I got Freshly Pressed in 2010 and things started looking up from there.

      My only advice would be to write because you want to. Don’t do it for readers or book deals or anything other than it brings you joy to do it. That’s my blogging philosophy.

    1. Thanks! Well, some of my all time favorites are “Joy to the World” by Three Dog Night, “Maps” by Yeah Yeah Yeahs, “Louisiana Blues” by Muddy Waters, and “Clap Hands” by Tom Waits. And then about a million others….

    1. Another hard question! I love so many books! Right now, I feel like I can’t recommend “Miss Peregrin’s School For Peculiar Children” enough, but in all my life, I’ve probably recommended Kurt Vonnegut’s “Slapstick” the most.

    1. Such a long list! πŸ™‚ But a few are…Otis Redding, Dolly Parton, ZZ Top, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Kings of Leon, Ella Fitzgerald, Bessie Smith, Muddy Waters, The Civil Wars, Florence and the Machine, Ellie Goulding….and the list goes on and on. πŸ™‚

      1. I think the things I told you work, but I’ve always considered myself terrible at this sort of thing. All I can tell you is that it worked for Captain Thoughtful and me. πŸ™‚

    1. Well, if I’m being honest, personality-wise I would probably be the brightly colored kids yogurt with sprinkles in it. But, my favorite kind is organic Greek yogurt with honey in it. πŸ™‚

    1. Oh! Good question! Stay at home parents is the first that comes to mind. Because that is definitely a lot of work for no pay. Nurses. Teachers. Janitors. Librarians. Social workers. There are a lot. What do you think?

      1. Kisses for the Missus says:

        I am in complete agreement with you… And don’t forgot the garbage collectors. Sadly, people tend to look down on janitors and garbage collectors where I’m from, but I believe in making an honest living no matter what you do πŸ™‚

  1. dancingtachyon says:

    I know you want a question, but I have a comment. Maybe I’ll think of a question later.
    In 2010 I was an avid Girl on the Contrary follower. Then I took an extensive hiatus (3 years to be exact) from the world of WordPress and as a recent returnee to the WP, I was reacquainting myself with the lay out of the place. Out of the corner of my eye I saw your blog title. “AHA!” I said to myself, “she was funny!” so I came back to see–and you still are!!

    On that note, what was your favorite snack as a kid?

    1. Whew. I thought this was going to be a “you used to be funny and now I hate you” comment. I’m so glad it wasn’t! And thank you so much for reading!

      My favorite snack as a kid?? Definitely Doritos. Not healthy at all, but I loved them and still do.

    1. Egypt. I have wanted to go there since I was a kid and wanted to be an archeologist/Egyptologist. I would take Captain Thoughtful of course! πŸ™‚ And also, just like a whole lot of my favorite books. I don’t go anywhere without at least one book.

    1. Oh! Good question! I have a couple, but most recently my go-to has been a recipe that was Captain Thoughtful’s Grandmother’s. It’s for pecan bars, which are really handy and a nice variation of the traditional pecan pie. Also, they have powdered sugar on top and are oh so yummy. They were a huge hit with my family last Thanksgiving so I’ll definitely be making them again. I’ll post the recipe when I do my “Favorite Things” for Thanksgiving. Another go-to for me is pumpkin cupcakes, I’ve made those a lot and they are always well received. Can you tell I like handheld versions of the classics? πŸ™‚

  2. I’m asking two because… um… I can! Or at least I can try, haha.
    1) What are you reading?
    2) Are you excited to the point of hyperventilating over anything coming up?

    1. You are certainly allowed two questions! πŸ™‚

      1. I’m reading The Devil In The Shape Of A Woman and loving it.

      2. Yes. To many things. I’m very excitable. πŸ™‚ The Desolation of Smaug movie, The sequel to the book Miss Peregrin’s School For Peculiar Children, and my January vacation to Maui to name just a few.

      1. 1. Rereads are wonderful!

        2. I would be hyperventilating as well – and in fact, I am, about the Hobbit sequel. πŸ™‚ That all sounds wonderful, especially Maui; there’s nothing like being warm in winter!

  3. My dear young GotC, do you mean to tell me you have had your epiphany yet? Good lord, you are one of the coolest of the cool. You have a wonderfully funny and successful blog and you have recently married one of the coolest Captain Thoughtfuls. Not only that but you are so cool that you don’t think the sky is falling. πŸ˜›

    1. You’re totally cool! Through The Looking Glass and Alice in Wonderland were huge inspirations to me and I was re-reading those when I was trying to think of a name for the blog and it just sort of came out of the sky at me. Probably because the word “contrary” gets used so much. πŸ™‚ I wish I had a cooler story for that….

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