Introducing Miss Banshee and ‘Inverse Candlelight’

by Chuck Westbrook on March 2, 2009

For the next two weeks we’ll be reading ‘Inverse Candlelight‘ by Miss Banshee. Be sure to subscribe to her RSS, but don’t forget to visit first.

Ahoy Hoy, people! I was SO thrilled that Chuck asked me to be part of this here blog, so let’s find out about the enigma, I mean, the mystery, I mean the goofball freakshow that is Miss Banshee, shall we? Oh, and did I mention that your ass looks great today? Are those new pants? Cause seriously, your ass? Spectacular.

1. Who are you?

I’m Miss Banshee. I am a writer and rabid squirrel from the great state of New Jersey, and I am here to entertain you. I don’t like long walks on the beach, but I DO like bad television, making fun of my family, and big black boots. I am always open to gifts of big boxes of money, suitcases full of diamonds, and most importantly, new readers of my blog.

2. How would you describe your blog?

I’d describe my blog as the workings of my brain, for better or for worse. It’s funny, except when it’s not. Sometimes I write actual conversations I’ve had with various people and inanimate objects, and they’re all true, except for the parts I make up. Sometimes I talk about my cats, but not in a schmoopy way, don’t worry. More in a “why do you torture me every second of your life?” kind of way. Sometimes my grammar is atrocious, which is why my dad doesn’t read it. Thanks, dad!

3. Why do you blog?

I blog because I have too much in my brain. I need to let it be FREE, man! I started way back in the Diary X days, right after the dinosaurs, because I was wicked bored at work. Then Diary X went away, POOF! and all my writing went with it. I was so pissed! So I hopped on LiveJournal, then Blogger, then Wordpress, and then Typepad, and suddenly, through all my manic jumping around, I had a blog! And that was neat.

4. What blogs do you love?

My favorite blogs? WELL. obviously, MamaPop would be #1, because all the people who write for it are incredibly talented and v.v. good looking, and of course, I am one of those writers. You’d be a very smart and also good looking person if you followed all the writers there, because I will get fired if you don’t.

5. What’s something interesting about you that has nothing to do with blogging?

I blog about EVERYTHING, so that’s a little tough. I’m bipolar, and also in recovery from alcoholism. That’s where the not-so-funny posts come from, unless I’m talking about rehab, which was HILARIOUS. Oh! I’m single, and I don’t really blog about that, because it makes me sound desperate, doesn’t it? Maybe if I go on some really bad dates I’ll blog about it. Oh, who am I kidding, of COURSE I’ll blog about it. What else…Well, I was once felt up by Keith Richards, that’s pretty cool, right? Right.

6. Which 5 of your posts would you recommend for new readers to start with?

  1. A Love Letter To My Wireless Tech Support Dude
  2. Where The Hell Is My Boom Box When I Need It?
  3. An Actual Conversation About My Neck
  4. Mourning The Monster
  5. Lulu Returns To School You In The Ways of The Lulu

And that’s it! Hope to see you over at Inverse Candlelight. We have cookies!

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Zoe 03.04.09 at 10:20 pm

Welcome on board! I’m happy to explore your blog, having just discovered how much fun it is to read blogs that crack me up :)


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