Welcome to the sixth installment of Getting Possessed with Kathy and the Dishwasher.
Every other Thursday I have the fun of exploring the concept of possession with one of the many amazing women I have had the pleasure to meet in my almost three years of blogging. I love sharing these very talented writers with you, and the Dishwasher enjoys learning about other demonic appliances.
This week I have a very special treat, two amazing bloggers for the price of one! I am thrilled to introduce you to Lisa and Ashley, the dynamic duo behind the hysterical site, The Dose of Reality
I had the pleasure of meeting the “dose girls” last year when I was busy finding sites for Bonbon Break. I read their post, Don’t Dog Sit if You Want to Be a Brain Surgeon, laughed hysterically and was so excited when they said yes to being featured on the magazine.
I always loved working with them, so when my time at Bonbon Break came to an end I was super excited to find them in an online writers group that I had joined.
Being huge fans of their work I was happy to find out that not only are these two ladies talented writers and bloggers, they are also two of the nicest people you could ever get to know.
I had no idea when I first found them that they were newcomers to the blogging world. The Dose of Reality recently celebrated their first blogiversary in September and are now happy to be in, what they call, their terrible two phase.
Ashley and Lisa one of the first things I noticed and loved about your site is the relationship between the two of you. How did you meet?
I saw Lisa from across the room at the first official school event I attended and developed an instant “girl crush” on her. I promptly told my husband that I was going to become best friends with “that woman”. After about a year of casual stalking, my dream came true. The rest as they say is history.
Ladies, is Dose the first blog for both of you?
Yes, it is. If we ever had another blogging gig, it would be recapping for Television Without Pity. They are paid to watch and write about TV…something we do for free every day. Some people aspire to write a novel. We aspire to be paid to watch TV. So, Television Without Pity if you are reading this, call us!
What made you guys decide to start blogging?
Our friends kindly asked us to stop “Blind CCing” them on all of our email exchanges about everything from CeeLo’s latest satin pajama set on The Voice to the irritation of our husbands’ latest “Man Cold”. In a move of self-defense they said “You guys should start a blog”, so we did and went looking for a good place to start after they made that suggestion.
What is your favorite post?
The Back Door post, because it was the very first time we sat down and wrote together. You be the judge whether that worked out for good or for evil.
Whenever I realize it’s Friday I get so excited because I know it’s time for another of your, Pinterest Nightmare Friday, posts. I tried to pick one of my favorites and I could not. They all crack me up. I have to know what is your favorite?
So many Pinterest Nightmares. So hard to choose. But, it has to be the Meggings post. If only because the premier meggings manufacturer in London now follows us on Twitter.
Ladies, as you know my Dishwasher always has questions of it’s own. This week the crazed appliance would like to know what is the one appliance you could never, ever go without?
Obviously, it would be a our Conair Hair Crimper. Still going strong since 1987.
You are such good friends, do your appliances sense this and perhaps break down at the same time?
Unfortunately, yes. Although, we consider our air conditioners more of a necessity of life than an appliance, we both had to replace our entire units within 3 days of each other this past summer. It was the worst of times, it was the worst of times
Do you have any personal experience with possessed appliances?
As a matter of fact, yes. Unfortunately, we have the worst, most evil ovens of all times. No matter how hungry we are, when we open them, there are never any delicious dishes like we routinely see in other people’s ovens. We need an exorcism STAT (and a really decent chicken recipe using three ingredients or less).
Thanks the dishwasher is more than appeased!
What is the best and/or worst thing about working together?
The best thing about working together is it’s really fun to work with your best friend. The worst thing about working together is your best friend won’t take you to the movies when she knows you are supposed to be working on a blog post.
What does being possessed mean to you?
Dictionary.com defines it as “to have as belonging to one; to have as property”. We possess ancient minivans that smell like old socks. Yeah, that sounds about right.
What possesses you right now as a team or as individuals?
Right now, we are in an absolutely frenzy to find snacks that have either zero or one Weight Watchers point…that actually taste good (celery sticks need not apply)!
Many thanks to Ashley and Lisa. Do yourself a huge favor and make sure you check out their wonderful site, as well as follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.
If you would like to get possessed some more, (and you know you do!) check out these amazing past victims of the Dishwasher:
Victim 1 Norine Dworkin McDaniel
Victim 2 Vikki Claflin
Victim 3 Kristi Campbell
Victim 4 Alyson
Victim 5 Debra Cole