I am an occasional spinner for the “Spin Cycle,” which Jen hosts at Sprite’s Keeper. The current spin is a form of “Secret Santa” in the sense that the writers did not know exactly what the gift was going to be. We provided a list of our favorite blog people, and Jen picked one of them for us. She also gave us our present, which is to write a “send up” of this person and why we like him/her so much. I love the concept of this bloggy Secret Santa! And I love my present! The Junk Drawer! I would now like to share it with everyone. Let me unwrap it for you!
Everyone, I think, has a junk drawer. But I have yet to see one as funny, cute, creative, and sometimes even gross, as Kathy Frederick’s Junk Drawer. Kathy opens the drawer, or is it her heart and soul, to generously share its contents with us all. She has been described as “an open book.” That’s a huge reason why I like her so much. She opens the drawer wide, to see everything inside, the good, the bad, and the ugly. Thing is, the bad is cute, the ugly is hilarious, and it’s all good!!! : )
I “met” Kathy in February 2008. I wish I could remember how I found her site, but I’m grateful for the day. She wrote a post, “How well do you know Kathy?” There were ten questions about herself and her life that I thought only a friend would know. What caught my eye was that I was the 29th commenter, and many of them knew the answers! I guessed at random, scoring a pathetic 10% correct. But she let me down easy, giving me “an A for effort!” Classic Kathy. There would eventually be 42 commenters on this post, but believe me, that’s nothing for her! She gets more comments than anyone I know. Eighty plus is about average! What does that say about her, huh? How does she do that!?!
So I went back a few days later. I learned about her bacon addiction, and was impressed and amused by the degree of craziness in her brain, in a good way!
And then, right after that, came the post that got me, hook, line, sinker, and pole! The interview with Remy!
I remember starting with a smile, then a chuckle, then a LOL, and finally a downright LMAO!!! I gave her my first blog prize. You’ll have to click on the link and read the comments to find out what I gave her! And that brings me to the next point. The comments are part of what makes this community so special. They can be as funny as the post itself. What a great group of bloggers!
If I haven’t yet convinced you of her cuteness, then you might consider her butt! She blogged very nicely about it on “Excuse Me, but That’s Not a Table.” I still laugh at the mere thought!
Kathy likes audience participation games, too. Often it has to do with food that looks like stuff.
Sometimes you get to guess. Sometimes you are just in awe at her ability to see art in stuff you might throw away, like cat litter. Sometimes you have to guess when a plastic bag that is stuck in a tree outside her office window is going to come down. You know, important stuff like that! It ain’t easy! We’re going on 275 days, but who’s counting?
Yep, she’s unique, one of a kind, a spacial lady! She makes me laugh. And she’s humble about it. In fact, she doesn’t know if people are laughing with her, or at her. (Kathy, I’m sure I speak for all of your fans when I say we are laughing at you. No!… Wait!… I mean with you! Oops, geesh, sorry…. slip of the tongue! Well, anyway, it’s one of the two, I don’t know! ) ; )
Kathy is not new to this sort of attention. In fact, she was recently interviewed in another blog. It’s old news, but good news, and we can’t get enough good news, right?! Right!! Read it here.
I consider Kathy one of my dearest blog friends. I’m certain that all of her readers feel the same way. She’s like that. She has a magnetic personality, full of genuine warmth, kindness, humor, and insanity, all the stuff I value. She is a bloggy Pied Piper! She plays a funky tune on her blog flute, and we willingly follow! Way to play, babay!!
Check her out!!! (You can start with the ass table!)
Kathy, you’re the salt of the earth!
We heart you!!!