Shootin Straight with Erica Vetsch

A few weeks ago I ran a contest. You had to come up with a sentence using several words from the Urban dictionary. It was a blast and everyone who participated whether on facebook or the blog had great and hilarious sentences. We’ll be doing it again soon! 

The winner had several options as a prize. You all voted and the winner was the fabulous Erica Vetsch! I love her writing, her personality and I CAN. NOT. WAIT. to meet her in PERSON! She chose a fun interview! And to make it even wilder, I’m over at her blog doing her Friday Five! So after you crack up at her answers, pop over there and say hi to me and answer the questions! It’s fun! I’ll have a link at the bottom of the blog! 

Let’s get this party started! 

What did you do for fun growing up?
We played outside. Rode our bikes all over the neighborhood without wearing helmets. Drank straight out of the water hose. We watched a lot of tv, played Pong on the Atari, and caught lightning bugs and frogs. It was a good childhood.
Sound a little like my growing up, only I never liked drinking from the hose and frogs…nope. What was the dumbest thing you did as a teenager?
Honestly, I did so many stupid things, but we were pretty sheltered so nothing that had lasting consequences. I got grounded once for a semester because of my grades. That was pretty dumb.
I can relate to doing so many stupid things. Grounded once? If I was UNgrounded my friends thought something was wrong. If you were offered 100 million dollars to stop writing books, would you? Why/why not?
Boy, that’s a tough one. I don’t think so. I’ve got more than enough $ for my needs, and I feel like I’m called to write.
I bet so many of writers would agree with you! If you could be a criminal and get away with your crimes (no threat of hell either), what kind of criminal would you be? Why?
Global domination has a certain appeal. Supreme Dictator For Life?
I like that. Bossing everyone around. Sweet. Me? I’d have to go with jewel thief. Like what a cool crime, yah know! What’s your favorite TV show, if you can’t decide, top 3?
In no particular order: Criminal Minds, Psych, Castle.
AH! Three of my faves too! We should hang out and watch TV sometime! 🙂 If you could own a yacht or a private plane, which would you choose and why?
Plane. I get seasick.
I get sick on planes. A really big yacht…you wouldn’t know you were moving. Okay now…fill in the blank: I would rather poke my eyes out with rusty nails than________.
Eat seafood.
Fill in the blank: On my private island, there would be a ________and my favorite_______but it wouldn’t be complete without a ______and _______.

 Satelitte Dish, Steakhouse, Library, my husband. 
Are you a concert person? How many you been to? And who?
Not so much. In fact, I can’t remember the last concert I went to. I love music, particularly country music, but I don’t go to the concerts because I’m not such a fan of beer-induced lack of inhibition.
A drunk guy passed out at Memphis in May during a Charlie Daniels concert and fell on top of me. My husband wanted to beat him senseless, but he already was… and comatose on the ground. Anywho, if you could pick one of your books to put on the big screen, which one would you choose and why?
At the moment, I’d choose Light To My Path, because the avalanche would be cool on the big screen.
Avanlanches! Suh-weet! I also like that title! This has been a blast, Erica! Everytime I talk to you I find out we have more and more in common! Before you leave this dog-and-pony show, do you have a question or want a reader to answer one of these? 
I’d love to have folks answer #8.
Okay everyone fill in the blank:
On my private island, there would be a ________and my favorite_______but it wouldn’t be complete without a ______and _______.

Come by Erica’s blog and do Friday Five with me! CLICK HERE! Hope you all have a wonderful Easter weekend!

32 thoughts on “Shootin Straight with Erica Vetsch

  1. Erica!!! I think you are my long-lost twin!!!! Seriously, our childhood sounds exactly alike and I hate seafood. I always say my favorite seafood is hush puppies. 😉 And of course, Monday nights are my favorite night because of CASTLE!

    Okay…I think my answers would be:
    Diet Dr. Pepper machine from Sonic, Reese's candy machine, husband, completely full Kindle

    1. Sherrinda, that's a great answer! My favorite seafood is hush puppies too! And Yay, Castle! I have to watch Hawaii 5-0 later online because it's on at the same time as Castle.

      And it goes to show how far behind the times I am. I put Library as one of my answers and completely full Kindle would've been better!

  2. No seafood, really, Erica? And we had a pond growing up. Can't tell you how many times I ran out to hunt me some bullfrogs. 😀
    ~ Wendy

    1. Nothing From The Sea. I don't know if it is taste, texture, or a mix of the two, but seafood just doesn't agree with me.

      We didn't have a pond, we had a railroad ditch that spawned frogs every spring. Hours of great fun. 🙂

  3. So fun to see Erica here! Fun interview. Happy Good Friday!

    1. Good morning, Katie! Hope things settled down from last night. 🙂 A blessed Good Friday to you too!

  4. Oh, love Castle too! Great to meet you Erica:) Global domination, huh? HA! Okay – here's my answers: an air conditioning unit, coffee machine, hammock, fully stocked Kindle.

    1. Oh, man, I forgot the air conditioner! I melt in the heat and get really crabby. 😉

      So nice to meet you, Susan. Thanks so much for stopping by over at my blog.

  5. Great post, Jessica – Erica is a hoot. Here are my answers: 1) Cabin, 2)Books, 3)Forest, 4) My husband. Hope you have a Happy Easter, Jessica!

    1. Hi, Victoria! A cabin. Perfect. Why didn't I think of that? I'm so not the outdoorsy type. I would need a house of some sort.

  6. I love Psych and hate seafood! Erica, I think we'd get along. 🙂

    Happy Easter, Jess! I've gotta start working so I don't have time to be creative…I would if I could, but I can't, so I won't.

    1. Hi, Lindsay! Yay for Psych! My kids love it too and my son quotes line from it all the time. His favorite is "I've heard it both ways." 😀

  7. Erica, your answers are so much fun! So sorry that you don't like seafood…I love me a good batch of fried shrimp. Mmmmm-good!

    Okay, my answers would be 1) a house (my allergies could not take being outdoors all the time, and you won't find me sleeping on the ground, that's a fact), 2) Hobby Lobby store, 3) my entire book collection (it's big…we might need a plane to get them there), and 4) my family.

    1. Christy, you love Hobby Lobby too? I could spend forever in there…and according to my family, I have! 😀

  8. My two favorite funny ladies! Great interview. I agree with you about seafood, can't stand the stuff. Mostly the texture…and the thought. Eww!

    My answers: shopping mall, people, laptop, a chocolate fountain.

    Thoughts on Survivor, E? 🙂

    1. Yeah, I'm with you. Who took a look at a giant lobster and said "I think we should eat the butt. That would be tasty." 😀

      Survivor: Colton was horrible! I feel sorry for Christine, but she just might win it all, Kim is dangerous, and I'm rooting for Jay because he makes me laugh. 🙂

    2. Jay cracks me up too! But only because his voice doesn't match his face and his head is tiny on his body. Okay, that's mean but it's very distracting! LOL Colton was scum. So glad he's gone! The final show will be interesting…watching him explain or defend his crazy behavior! Oh, and Tarzan is good for a laugh too! What was with the poop shorts?? LOL!

  9. FUN interview! We played a lot of PONG too, and JAIL BREAK. 🙂

    On my private island, there would be a __library______and my favorite___organic store____but it wouldn’t be complete without a __church____and _air conditioning______.

    1. We thought we were all that because we had PONG. 🙂

      We played capture the flag, kick the can, hide and seek, hot box, all the neighborhood kids. A big stump in our front yard was home base for a dozen or more games. Summer lasted forever and we loved every minute of it. 🙂

  10. I just want to chime in and say, people who dislike seafood make me suspicious. Although, I do not like oysters. Buh-lech! I'll need my grocery bag for that. Wink Wink!

    1. If I had to eat oysters, I'd need your grocery bag too. 😀

    2. You seem like someone prone to suspicion anyway, though…just sayin'.


      Down with seafood! Although as fate would have it, my husband and I are going to Red Lobster today since we have a gift card and his birthday is soon.

      I will be ordering chicken.

  11. On my private island, there would be a ________and my favorite_______but it wouldn’t be complete without a ______and _______.

    really awesome house, foods, library and my family. 🙂

    1. I'm with you, Sheri, Really Awesome House. No shack, no lean-to. But no tree for me a la Swiss Family Robinson. I'd constantly worry about it falling out of the tree while I was in it.

  12. I LOVED that interview. Seriously, you two are going to love meeting in person. I love Erica. So, so, so sweet. Made me uber special. Always. 🙂

    On my private island, there would be a ________and my favorite_______but it wouldn’t be complete without a ______and _______.

    shipwrecked ship (because what is more romantic on a deserted island??)

    Knitting needles. (can do a lot with needles. Self defense and can make items to keep me warm)

    Books (duh, of course!) mail service (so I can get MORE books.) I have priorities ya'll. 😉

    1. Knitting needles! The universal tool. I would like to learn to knit someday. My mom is a gifted knitter, and she makes lovely things. 🙂

  13. We have very similar childhoods as well…and I HATE seafood. Everyone looks at me like I have two heads when I say that. lol… While I don't watch those shows you mentioned, I saw later in the comments that you watch Hawaii 5-0, which IS one of my favs. 🙂

    1. I'm so pleased to find so many who don't eat seafood (even if the idea makes Jessica a little jumpy. 😀 )

      LOVE Danno on Hawaii 5-0. He's my favorite.

  14. Great interview, y'all! Hard question though because I'm a mountain type of girl instead of a beach one. But I think if it had an air-conditioned resort and my favorite people along with my camera and internet access, I could be content. 🙂

    1. Yep, if I had those things, I could settle in pretty well, too. 🙂

      I'm a prairie girl more than a beach girl. 🙂

  15. Sorry to be late to the party. I had a rough week, fell behind, and am playing catch up on my blog reading.

    This interview rocks! What fun. I kinda get the no seafood thing. Although I've found a few types of fish I like (salmon, tuna, and halibut), shellfish are on my list of That Will Never Pass My Lips food.

    On my private island, there would be a __Taco Bell__ and my favorite __drink: sweet tea__, but it wouldn’t be complete without a __DSL connection__ and __my hubby__.

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