Our next interview is with long time reader and commenter Jes Saint!
MikeDiDonato.com: Thanks for being our next interview at MikeDiDonato.com. You’re a bit of a unique reader because unlike the worcester folks, I’ve never met you in real life. According to this you initially discovered me through Patrick.
So what part of the world do you live in?
JesSaint: I live in the Great Lakes region of the United States, but oddly enough, I’ve never seen the Great Lakes.
MD: I know you have a couple little kids, can you tell us a bit about them? How old are they and what are they like?
JS: They’re 10, 9, 6, and 2. All girls. My husband is terribly outnumbered. They’re pretty much typical kids. The 6-year-old has cerebral palsy, but it doesn’t slow her down much. She gets therapy through the school, and she’s doing really well.
MD: All girls? Yikes. that’s gotta be extremely fun.
If you had a full week where a friend took care of your kids, where would you plan a vacation with your husband? Is there anywhere you’ve ever wanted to go, but never had the opportunity?
JS: If we had a full week without the kids, we’d probably stay home and enjoy the silence. If we did decide to go somewhere, we’d probably go out west again. With the exception of Wyoming, that last trip was fun. We would love to go to Ireland someday, but not while the kids are small.
MD: You must go to Ireland! it’s awesome. I presume you’re Irish then?
Oh, you’ve intrigued me. What happened in Wyoming that made the last trip so bad. Was it Scandelous?!?
If you could have one selfish superpower, what would it be and why?
JS: Some of my ancestors were Irish, and I was lucky enough to marry a man with an Irish name. I’m more Irish than he is, though.
Wyoming was part of the longest day ever, and was nearly two days of our vacation out west a few years ago. Nothing scandalous. Just misery and bad decisions. It’s a long story, but if you’re really curious, you can read it here.
Selfish superpower? I think I’d pick stopping time, so I could sleep in without the kids missing the bus.
MD: Excellent super power choice, and that Wyoming trip sounds really miserable.
What’s your favorite beverage (hot and cold)?
JS: My favorite cold beverage is Pepsi. Or maybe it’s chocolate milk. No, definitely Pepsi. Hot would have to be coffee.
MD: How do you take your coffee? And what brand is your favorite?
JS: Black. Folgers Classic Roast.
MD: And for a bit of a change of gears… I’m pretty sure that you dig books. If you could be any character from fiction who would you be?
JS: Elizabeth Bennet from Pride and Prejudice. She’s my all-time favorite fictional character. Why? Because she’s level headed, confident, has principals, and she’s not afraid to speak her mind. And she has three sisters, so I can make comparisons to mine. lol
MD: Ooh, tell us about your sisters. You have no brothers? I guess your daughters have something in common with you!!
JS: I do have brothers, three of them. I have four sisters, but the oldest is fourteen years older than I am, so we didn’t grow up together. We’re pretty well scattered over the country, but we younger four girls get together once a year or so when the non-Wisconsinite one comes up to visit. We all have kids except Jeff, who’s brain injured. Most of us sing, and play at least one instrument. I could probably go on for awhile, so I’ll stop here to spare you our life stories. All of my sisters are beautiful, talented people, and I’m proud of all of them.
MD: Awesome! Wrapping up, which is your favorite post here on MikeDiDonato.com?
JS: The one where you assigned super powers to all of your readers.
And you can find it here!
Thanks for Participating Jes Saint!! If any of the other readers are curious about the feature image associated with this post, it’s a farm. I asked Jes Saint what she’d like as the image for her featured interview and she commented that she likes horses, books, and farms. So there it is!
12 thoughts on “Jes Saint Interview!”
Great interview! For some reason, I always imagined you had all boys, Jess.
For some reason, I always assumed JesSaint was a man, very sorry!!!
That’s interesting. I guess that’s sort of the point of these interviews, though.
I feel like I’m the only one who knew that Jes is a woman! I didn’t guess she had all girls though.
I always wondered about Jes Saint! Awesome, now I know!!!
Hooray Jes Saint! Great interview!
Have you ever been to Ireland JesSaint, if so what part?
Not yet, but when I do, I’ll be in county Clare, where my ancestors lived. I still have distant relatives over there. My husband’s family is from Donegal, I think, so I’ll visit that part too. With any luck, I’ll get there more than once.
Well to be sure, it’s a lovely Country. I have been there two or three times when I was younger. Meeting hundreds of cousins and so! All my grandparents were irish but moved over to England at some point of other.
Two were from Dungarven near Waterford, and the other two were from..well I can’t actually remember, but County Clare is sounding awfully familiar.
County Donegal I have also heard of, I had to study a play called ‘Translations’ by Brian Friel and that is set in a fictional village in Donegal. It’s a great play about how the english are over-taking Ireland and anglicizing it and the trouble with mis-communications between the language barrier. Check it out if you have the time!
Thanks for the recommendation, Marian. I will check it out sometime.
“Elizabeth Bennet from Pride and Prejudice. Sheâ€™s my all-time favorite fictional character. Why? Because sheâ€™s level headed, confident, has principals, and sheâ€™s not afraid to speak her mind.” That’s a quote from the movie “You’ve Got mail”! Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan – my favorite “love story”.
Really? It’s been ages since I’ve seen that movie. The part I remember best is the talk about mens’ obsession with The Godfather.