Darling Hollie in The Dungeon

A while back, I started something here in The Dungeon that I sadly let drop.  (I’m kind of gifted at that; I’m so busy trying to keep characters & plotlines straight in my head that I tend to lose track of other stuff. :smiley79 )  But I’m going to try to get back to this…

Our “Meet the Darlings” feature, where we let you get to know our most dedicated Darlings of The Dungeon (i.e. frequent WIPs and Chains hanger-outers) a little better.  :smiley88

As a step in that direction, today’s interview is a re-post of our original visit with the delightful DARLING HOLLIE!  A big reader, great gal, second-in-command to Darling Laura J., & crafter extraordinaire. :smiley60

So let’s put her on The Rack & get started, shall we? :smiley12

How did you first learn about The Dungeon? I was surfing the internet about three years ago and stumbled into The Dungeon…so glad that I did!

Are you Naughty or Nice? I’m sooo naughty that I’m nice. :smiley73

PhotobucketWhat do you like best about being a Darling of The Dungeon? I love so many things….the whips…the flogger…hmmm….just hanging around with all of the other Darlings…and of course Heidi and Mistress Heidi!!

What is the naughtiest (i.e. most Dungeon-worthy) thing you’ve ever done? I had better not comment on that one… :smiley57

What is your favorite Heidi Betts book? I have honestly loved all of Heidi’s books that I have read! I’m especially fond of the “Chicks with Sticks” series… I have made quite a few of scarves from the patterns in the back of each book.

Mistress Heidi—cool, scary, or scary-cool? Yes!! All of the above! :smiley23

In your everyday life, are you a Top (dominant) or a Bottom (submissive)? I think I’m a little of both! Taking turns can be fun! :smiley58

If you had to choose between the bullwhip or cat o’ nine tails, which would you rather have used for your daily punishment from Mistress Heidi? Have to be the cat o’ nine tails….meoooow!

If you were allowed to claim one Dungeon Hottie for yourself, who would it be? Just one?? Really??? Well if I could drag any one of them away from Darling Laura J. it would be… Nathan Fillion or Michael Buble, although they all have their own special something that I would love to get my hands on!

Take a minute to brag on yourself…  What are some of your talents, favorite things, and/or your favorite hobbies or pasttimes?  Let’s see…  I’m a crafter.  I can knit, crochet, cross stitch, sew, quilt…and I love new patterns. I’m a cook, and I cook 800+ meals a day at an elementary school—about 350 breakfasts and 450 lunches. I love to bake at home, too!


Leather or lace? Both

Devil or angel? Oh, Devil for sure.

Angel food or devil’s food? Devil’s food.

Hemlock or arsenic? Neither. :smiley67

Blood, sweat, or tears? Sweat…. Makes everything worth the effort. :smiley79

Boxers, briefs—or commando? Commando!!

Cowgirl or missionary? Yes!!

Darling Laura (l) & Darling Hollie (r) in their Devil Horns, holding up a copy of MUST LOVE VAMPIRES by Yours Truly. 😉

All right, it’s up to you now, my Darlings!  Time to get to know Darling Hollie a little better & ask her any cruel or embarrassing questions that have been niggling at the back of your brain. :smiley11

And thank you again to Darling Hollie for being Mistress Heidi‘s vic…er, guest today. We look forward to getting to know you better! :smile93


24 Comments  •  Comments Feed

  1. Mary Kirkland says:

    Great interview. It’s nice to get to know the darlings of the dungeon. So Hollie, I have a question for you. I read someone say today on fb that they never got stockings as kids and didn’t understand the tradition. I got stockings as a kid but my parents put tangerines and shell on nuts in ours. Did you have stockings hung up when you were a kid? What was in them? Do you hang stockings for Christmas now?


    • Hollie says:

      Great question Mary!
      I did get a stocking for Christmas every year. The old flannel kind with the flocked Santa on it. I would get the nuts and tangerine. Plus a coloring book and crayons. Toys too.
      I knitted my kids and husband their own stockings. Tradition follows with the nuts and tangerine..also the candy and a giftie or two.
      Funny story.. One year on Christmas morning as the family was opening their gifties..I put my hand in my own stocking and found a dried up tangerine from the year before. Some how it didn’t get found before they got put away the year before. So the kids had fun teasing me that I was so bad that year that Santa only left me a dried up orange!

  2. Kathleen O says:

    What a wonderful way to get to know everyone… Darling Hollie, I would like to know what is the one thing on your Bucket list that would be daring that you would like to do? :smiley81

  3. Donna A says:

    Fun interview. Any dirt you want to share about Heidi?


  4. Heidi says:

    Glad you’re all enjoying this great interview with Darling Hollie! If I can keep my ducks in a row, eventually I’d love to have all of you as our guests on The Rack. :smiley79

  5. Heidi says:

    I’ve got a question for Darlling Hollie, too:

    What do you like to cook at home for yourself or your family? Big meals or yummy baked goods? :smiley72

    • Hollie says:

      I like to cook and bake them anything they like to eat!
      For Valentine’s Day I make them Steak and Lobster.
      For their birthdays it’s a meal of their choosing.
      Plus cake or dessert.
      My favorite to make lately is an easy version of vegetable Lo Mein…but that’s more for me than for them. :smiley73

      • Heidi says:

        I’m not much for cooking or baking…I mean, I do it, but it’s an all-day thing for me; if I do it, I make enough to last a while so I don’t have to do it again anytime soon. :smiley75

        Which means I’ll need to come to your house for a decent meal. :smiley72

        If it’s not too difficult to put together, tho, I might have to ask for your lo mien recipe. MMD *loves* it & I like it well enough, so that’s something I might actually attempt to make. Once, at least. :smiley88

        • Hollie says:

          8 oz lo mein egg noodles
          1 Tbs. olive oil
          2 cloves garlic, minced
          2 cups mushrooms
          1 red bell pepper, julienned
          1/2 cup snow peas
          3 cups baby spinach
          ( or any veggies you have on hand..I’ve even used frozen mixed veggies)

          for the sauce:
          2 Tbs. soy sauce or liquid aminos
          2 tsp. sugar
          1 tsp sesame oil
          1/2 tsp ground ginger
          1/2 tsp sriracha or to taste

          whisk together sauce ingred. and set aside.
          boil noodles as directed on package, drain well
          Heat olive oil in large skillet over medium high heat. Add garlic, mushrooms, bell pepper and carrots. Cook until tender. Stir in snow peas and spinach until spinach has wilted, about 2/3 minutes. Stir in noodles toss and eat!
          I always double the sauce, cause I like it saucy! :smiley88

  6. Dee says:

    Hey Hollie, my fellow Buble and Fillion lover. Here is my own flash round of questions

    1. If you must choose only one: Fillion or Buble?
    2. What is one of your favorite books?
    3. What is your favorite Heidi Betts book?
    4. What’s the most rewarding part of your job?
    5. Favorite Christmas tradition?
    6. Favorite Christmas movie?

    Thank you for participating today and thank you to Heidi for being the common bond that brings us all to this retreat from the every day.


    • Hollie says:

      Hi Dee!!
      1. If I have to choose just one I would have to pick….Buble! I just can’t help myself!
      #2 is a hard one..I have sooo many favorite books.. One of my very first favorites is Jonathon Livingston Seagull.
      3. I absolutely love Heidi’s Chicks with Sticks series. All 3 of them…and The Bite Before Christmas.
      4. The most rewarding part of my job is seeing one of our school kids in public and they look at you and wave and run and tell their parents..”Look..that’s a Lunch Lady”
      5. My favorite Christmas tradition is riding around our town looking at the Christmas lights.
      6. Favorite Christmas movie is Scrooged and Muppet Christmas Carol.

  7. Heidi says:

    Question #2 — Who drew the mustache on your finger? And what was that about?

    (She asks while secretly thinking, “I want one!” :smiley78

  8. Laura J. says:

    There is a whole lot of trouble in that last picture. :smiley70

    I only have 1 question for Hollie…

    When are you moving down here with me!!!????!!!!!????!!!!

  9. Hollie says:

    I want to Thank Heidi and Mistress Heidi for having me in the dungeon! And all of you Darlings!
    You all are wonderful! :smiley11

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