Monday, February 09, 2009

A Very Quirky Interview

Last night, through a strange bit of circumstances, and incredible luck, I found myself alone in a chatroom with a really great humorblogger from

It was just me and Quirkyloon, and she agreed to an interview on the spot.

I think youse will like this as she is very funny, and more of her interesting take on life can be found at

COM: Are you more Quirky, or Loony?

QL: I look beyond the quirky until I find the loony.

COM: So what is one of your quirkiest things you do?

QL: I love to sing opera at home, doing chores, and when out in public.
This required a follow up

COM: In public? You mean, on stage?

QL: No, while walking the grocery store aisles, I get lots of weird looks. One time, a security guard follwed me around the store. I don't think he appreciated my quirkiness.

COM: How long have you been blogging?

QL: I started in May, 2008. I started reading entertainment blogs and one day decided to google humor blogs. I started reading (don't faint or hate me) a Mom blog which clued me to this huge world of blogging. The more I read, the more I realized I was not one of those perfect, cute, and funny Moms. So I started looking for blogs that were more "real" in my mind. Found some and decided, "Hey I can do this!" I just have fun with myself and hopefully others (whenever I get read...and I think I do get read...occasionally.)
Quirky is being modest. She has a very nice and loyal following.

I'm trying to stretch my creativity and hone my writing skills. I like to tell a silly story. So I make a lot of stuff up! Imagine that (pun intended!)

COM: Who are you favorite humor writers?

QL: I like Dave Barry, and Erma Bombeck --she lived in Arizona, you know.

COM: Am I your favorite blogger, or just you favorite humor blogger?

QL: You are DEFINITELY my favorite humor blogger. (fingers crossed behind my back)

COM: Lastly, anything you want to add? Doesn't matter, anything at all.

QL: I'm always looking for laughs in all the wrong and right (another pun) places!

I hope you enjoyed my quick interview with Quirky. If you happen to find yourself in the AZ area, and see a woman singing opera while meandering through stores, the odds are pretty good that you have already met her through this interview.

And, don't forget, anyone who agreed to an interview, please send me an email. My address is on the side.


Unknown said...

You know.. my hubby was working in AZ not to long ago.. He worked as a temp security guard in a grocery store. He told me about following this sound that was like a dying cat around the store. He alled animal control. WHen he realized it was a woman, he changes the call to the looney bin instead. Was that YOU QL?

Unknown said...

OoOoOo... I think I'm going to like her blog! I'll have to pop over and check it out after classes today!

Unknown said...

Being a native Phoenician, I appreciate Quirky's humor. I always knew which store to visit when I wanted to hear some nice Opera music. Reminded me of being on hold.

A New Yorker said...

So basically she's no different than the people riding the subway every day. Welcome to NYC.

ReformingGeek said...

Quirky is great and she really likes fudge and Diet Dr. Pepper. What more do you need?

God job, Old Man!

Ann Imig said...

Crochety, besides being one funny curmudgeon I love your support of other bloggers.

Chat Blanc said...

Quirky rocks!! Sing it sista! :D

shyne said...

QL sounds like a fun person!

"Crochety, besides being one funny curmudgeon I love your support of other bloggers."


Paul Eilers said...

Miserere, miserere,
Miserere, misero me
Pero' brindo alla vita!
Ma che mistero, e'la mia vita
Che mistero!
Sono un peccatore dell'anno ottantamila
Un menzognero!
Ma dove sono e cosa faccio
Come vivo?
Vivo nell'anima del mondo
Perso nel vivere profondo!

Miserere, misero me
Pero' brindo alla vita!

Petra a.k.a The Wise (*Young*) Mommy said...

sweet interview. I am also quirky and loony so I think she and I would get on quite well.

Da Old Man said...

@ Dizz: One never knows. Maybe Q willbe by to let us know.

@ Shadow: I'm sure you will. It's pretty funny.

@ Etta: Good description. LOL

@ Lauren: Except she is probably sober.

@ Reforming: Not at the same time, I hope. Kind of cancels each other out.

@ Ann: Thanks. There are so many great writers out there.

@ Chat: She does

@ Shyne: She is a lot of fun

@ Paul: Nice.

@ Petra: True dat.

Unknown said...

QuirkyLoon always seems like such a nice gal.

I'd be interested to know what sort of Opera pieces she sings at the grocery store. Also, has she ever considered wearing a hidden camera while she does this, as, well... it's made for Youtube. :)

Donnie said...

These are some really good questions. Nice going Joe, but I am a little disappointed knowing she sings opera while shopping. Ya know...? I mean that one scares me, but not enough to keep me away.

Sandee said...

I find you loony in a quirky sort of way.

Well done Crotchety. Have a terrific day. :)

Anonymous said...

She IS funny ... she left a comment on my blog that had me rolling.

I could have answered some of those questions exactly the way way - especially the Erma Bombeck one. Maybe we're twins separated at birth?

Da Old Man said...

@ Jenn: She could be the next Youtube star

@ Don: Well, she is quirky and loony

@ Sandee: Yes, she is

@ Creative: Do you sing opera, too?

Unknown said...

Ahh she does rock doesn't she ? Oh and congrats on the alexa...

Anonymous said...

you see many friends!

Michelle said...

I did enjoy this quick interview with quirky!!!

I wanna be quirky!!!

Hi Old Man!

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