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Who is the Brightest Star in Texas?

Updated on August 24, 2012
L.A. Cargill (nee Payne)
L.A. Cargill (nee Payne) | Source

Fun Facts!

  • Favorite color - Aqua
  • Favorite food - Anything fattening!
  • Lucky Number - 8
  • Middle Name - Anne
  • What's your sign?

Astrological - Libra

Yard - Trespassers will be shot!

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Photo from Old Lahaina Luau

Lela Cargill - Original (It's mine y'all)!

The videos and photos are all things Lela Cargill!

I can't tell you how many times I have read a book only to get to the end and I didn't understand something. Books don't talk back no matter how many questions you ask. That is one of the coolest things about Hub - you can ask the author questions or tell them how much you enjoyed their work!

There is a person behind the Avatar! I don't care if you think you are talking to a dog, frog or Brad Pitt - there is a real person writing those hubs and exchanging commentary. Being inquisitive, as I am, I decided to ask fellow hubber, Austinstar, if she would let me interview her so we can all get a peek inside of her life. You can tell by her hubs and the comments she writes that she is creative, sassy and knows lots of stuff!

If you haven't had to opportunity to see her work - wait until you have finished reading this hub and then you can go read her stuff! Austinstar has an eclectic collection of 120 hubs. That alone is pretty impressive but she is a real mixed bag of treats. An artist, photographer, writer and get this - she works in Immunohematology.

What's your name?

Pleased to meet you! Hope you can guess it.

(I warned you that she's got a little sass goin' on with her bad self.....) Her name is Lela Cargill.

I know that you live on a ranch in Austin, Texas but who do you live with and what is on your ranch? Animals or crops?

Every Texan lives on a ranch. It's what we do. I live with my husband, Bob, of 20 years. He's a yankee, but I don't hold that against him. I have 2.3 acres of land, a creek, dogs, cats, squirrels, raccoons, snakes, rats, spiders, scorpions and a few other critters.

p.s. - ranches are for animals, farms are for crops!

Where were you born? I know that you are Choctaw Indian but what is your Indian name?

I was born in TexIas, of course! My Choctaw name is Shikoba Humma (Red Feather).

What age were you when you discovered that you had so much artistic talent? Did you draw a lot as a child?

I was creative for as long as I can remember. I did not draw a lot as a child but I did practice looking at things very closely. I was myopic.

Did artistry come naturally for you or did you take classes to learn to draw?

I took a few classes to learn to draw and a few for photograpy. Then it was practice, practice, practice!

To see more art by Austinstar visit lelacargill.com

Oh yeah! The design on shirt I am wearing in the avatar was created by yours truly also!

How long have you been writing and do you write for any other internet web sites?

I've been writing since I was old enough to draw letters and string them together. I have always wanted to be a writer. It is amazing to me to be able to communicate by words. I do write on a few other sites, but I have focused on HubPages because of the freedom they give me to say pretty much whatever I want. Copy editors are a necessary evil, but I don't like them. I like the guidance on HP but they aren't so rigid.

Can you sum up your work history for us? What kind of jobs have you held?

At the age of 12, I left my dysfunctional family and struck out on my own. I was a waitress, a laborer at a farmer's market and a very young wife. After I finished growing up, at 22, I stuck out on my own again and worked at various odd jobs to put myself through school to be a Medical Laboratory Technician (lab tech). I graduated in 1974 and went into that profession. After a few years, I began to specialize in the Blood Bank Department (Immunohematology). I've been doing that for over 30 years now. It's a very narrow field and still in demand. I think mostly because people don't know so much about it. Working with blood seems rather complicated and sordid in some ways.

Did you enjoy school? What kind of student would you say that you were?

I enjoyed school, especially the English classes. I learned to read when I was 5 years old and became a voracious reader. I still read a lot. I was an honor student and always made A's (except in conduct - now who would have guessed?). I used to read the dictionary for fun! I dropped out of school in the 7th grade and didn't return until after my divorce from my first husband.

Was there an artist that inspired you in particular to become an artist?

My favorite artist by far is Georgia O'Keefe. I also love Frederic Remington and Leonardo DaVinci. There are tons of photographers that I love too, like Ansel Adams, Margaret Bourke-White, Annie Liebowitz and many others.

What are your hobbies?

My hobbies include making dream catchers, writing and photography.

What kind of camera do you use? Do you develop your own film?

I have developed my own film and even X-rays in the past. Now I go totally digital. I have a simple Kodak digital camera and I transfer al photos to Paint Shop as soon as possible.

I know that you lived in Mexico in the past and were a "Curandera." How did this come about? Do you speak Spanish?

I learned to speak Spanish and very nearly moved to that country. Mexican's are obsessed with their health and are always seeking this or that potion for what ails them. Medication and supplies are readily available in Las pharmacias in Mexico. No prescriptions needed. I knew a lot about infectious agents and parasites and was able to provide "cures" to obvious ailments. Then it got out of hand. American tourists were also asking me to get this drug or that drug for them and when the AIDS scare was in full bloom, thousands of people went to Mexico for "treatment". It didn't work.

After you left Mexico where did you go?

I moved to Hawaii in 1990 to take a short vacation before moving to Mexico and starting a new life there. I ended up meeting my soul mate in Hawaii and gave up all my plans to move to Mexico. We lived on the island of Maui and sometimes I miss it so much I could just cry. It's a beautiful place. Maybe the most beautiful on Earth. Not being as rich as Bill Gates or Stephen Speilberg, we had to give it up and choose a place on the mainland to move to. I was partial to Texas and Bob is a musician, so Austin was a natural place for us.

What is your idea of the perfect evening?

Ha! Can I spend time with Dwayne Johnson (The Rock)? Or talking to Einstein or reading the new Jack Reacher book? A perfect evening would be sitting on the beach, doing nothing at all.

If Drbj could resurrect anyone for one of her famous interviews, who would you like her to interview?

Einstein, of course. Or maybe the real Jesus.

What is your bank account number?

8675309. What's yours?

Now, let me ask you again folks, who is the brightest star in Texas?

Here's your night with Dwayne!

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    Alastar Packer 5 years ago from North Carolina

    It is aqua!! Its Aquamarine-March! Hoary sheeet!!! That's all of em Kelly. You may have to re-think that Libra compatibility Lela.

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    Kelly Umphenour 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

    Now I'm listening to the song again - but not before I heard my new Nardo CD!!

    Working on my sonnet Lela:)

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    Austinstar 5 years ago from Somewhere in the universe

    It's an opal, right? At least that's what I've always been told.

    I once dated and nearly married another Libra. We were way too compatible :-)

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    Alastar Packer 5 years ago from North Carolina

    Haha-got the aqua birthstone mixed up with someone else, but still.....

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    Kelly Umphenour 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

    Wow! That is a wild set of coincidences! But your both cool and great writers sooo....maybe not! Thanks a lot! I love the interviews - always so interring to learn about everyone:). Maybe one day you'll agree! Huh? Lol

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    Alastar Packer 5 years ago from North Carolina

    Oh my Kelly. This was great reading your interview with Lela n all, she is so very talented. Okay, are you ready for this: AP here is a Libra: Aqua is the birthstone of his,ahem, current friend: 8 is his lucky number, and Anne is the name of his sister. Coincidence, I dunno know..whew!

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    Kelly Umphenour 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

    I'm listening to the high road - for the 1000th time:)

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    Kelly Umphenour 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

    Sunshine - I figured you did:) I mean how could any female not want to check out those pecks! Haha!

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    Kelly Umphenour 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

    Austin - I visit all the time so I can replay The High Road also! Such a great song! And it would be wrong not to watch the Dwayne video. Just wrong! Lol. He I'd bring sexy back! Ha!

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    Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

    Um yes I did watch the video. Nice!!

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    Austinstar 5 years ago from Somewhere in the universe

    Yes, i must come back from time to time just to read the glowing description of myself by Real. And to watch the Dwayne Johnson video (yum!)

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    Kelly Umphenour 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

    Sunshine! Ha! Yep - she's very smart and super funny! Great photographer and artist and loves music. Plus you know she's got to have good taste did you see that video of Dwayne...! Thank you so much!

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    Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

    I love this interview! Real you are truly a talented writer. I'm going to follow your friend so I can read more witty hubs! Keep up the great work!!!

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    Kelly Umphenour 6 years ago from St. Louis, MO

    Austinstar - you rock!! You are a hub hero to me!! I visit this hub often.....I love listening the song The High Road:). I'm so hooked on that song!

    I've been told a true friend is someone you admire - someone who makes you want to be a better person. You are all that! I'm so honored to be YOUR friend!

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    Austinstar 6 years ago from Somewhere in the universe

    Just redid my hub profile and making sure the link to this fabulous hub still works! You are the bestest hub friend ever!

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    Kelly Umphenour 6 years ago from St. Louis, MO

    Yes! Haha! Now you're barkin' up my tree! Lol! (RealHo!)!!

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    Stu From VT 6 years ago

    Hi RealHo (hehe),

    Are you referring to Frog Prince?

    Stu

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    Kelly Umphenour 6 years ago from St. Louis, MO

    Stu - Usually when I see you that Frog is right behind you! Lol!

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    Stu From VT 6 years ago

    RH - What frog is chasing me?

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    Kelly Umphenour 6 years ago from St. Louis, MO

    Thank you very much Roshall - I wish I was there too:)!

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    roshall 6 years ago from Ohio

    GREAT HUB.WISH I WAS IN TEXAS.

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    Stu From VT 6 years ago

    Austinstar,

    Good point. Maybe that's what Spitzer was really doing, but everyone misunderstood.

    Stu

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    Kelly Umphenour 6 years ago from St. Louis, MO

    Rolfpp!

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    Austinstar 6 years ago from Somewhere in the universe

    Now posing for a boudoir shot as a birthday or anniversary gift for your wife is not porn!

    Just like feathers are not kinky - you have to use the whole chicken to be kinky!

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    Stu From VT 6 years ago

    RealHousewife,

    Go forward with the Barney thing. Maybe I can use it to replace Leahy, Sanders, or Welch.

    Stu

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    Stu From VT 6 years ago

    Austinstar,

    I don't think being a porn star would help a governor's career.

    Stu

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    Stu From VT 6 years ago

    Austinstar,

    You and RH are helping us men shed our neanderthal image. Thanks!!!

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    Kelly Umphenour 6 years ago from St. Louis, MO

    Stu - yeah I might fess up to that! LOL

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    Stu From VT 6 years ago

    RealHousewife,

    Thanks for investigating; I'll look forward to your results.

    And you gals say men always think with what's between their legs. Maybe there's some contributory negligence here?

    Stoo

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    Stu From VT 6 years ago

    Hi Austinstar,

    I wasn't surprised by your comments about Perry. I've heard some others say he is a little slippery as an operator, even though he has a fantastic policy platform. I need to do more research on him.

    Stu

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    Kelly Umphenour 6 years ago from St. Louis, MO

    Dave would be looking for a hidden camera - probably wondering if he would end up as the focal point of my next hub! Lol!

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    Motown2Chitown 6 years ago

    I think I'm going to make that suggestion to Michael. That's funny as he!!, Austin!

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    Kelly Umphenour 6 years ago from St. Louis, MO

    Oh man! It come out looking like Barney!

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    Austinstar 6 years ago from Somewhere in the universe

    Be nice to Dave day - have him pose on fresh sheets and pillows with a rose between his teeth and get out your easel. Draw whatever you feel.

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    Kelly Umphenour 6 years ago from St. Louis, MO

    Ok well I've always wanted to be in an art class where you paint a nude person, now I can't paint as you know, but I bet my picture would be the most fun!

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    Austinstar 6 years ago from Somewhere in the universe

    Perry is reasonable handsome. But too old for my cougar tastes.

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    Kelly Umphenour 6 years ago from St. Louis, MO

    Stu - I've always admitted ny political ignorance. You know my step dad said all we would need to do is shove rockets up their a@@es and shoot them all to the moon. He thought that would be the first step in making the world a more beautiful place. After his pension was fraudulently removed from the fund, I think he got a little more bitter:(

    I am going to look into Perry and see what the fuss is about. I hadn't even heard his name before.

    Austinstar - if he's a cutie I'll be your assistant and hold your paint palette for you!

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    Austinstar 6 years ago from Somewhere in the universe

    Stu, darling, I'm not a politician and couldn't answer those questions. I hear Perry is open to communication, so please contact him directly. Personally, I don't think Perry is any better or worse than any other politician. Being a governor is the farthest job title I would ever aspire to.

    Now, if you want me to photograph him naked (boudoir style) . That would be more up my alley.

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    Stu From VT 6 years ago

    Austinstar,

    I assume you mean Perry takes money from oil and rail, and then supports legislation that helps them. Do you know what kind of help he typically provides (tax loopholes, earmarks, etc.)?

    Thanks, Stu

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    Austinstar 6 years ago from Somewhere in the universe

    Stu - Rick Perry does seem to take care of Texas for the most part. He's in bed with oil and rail, but maybe we need that. He is certainly more Texan than G.W. Goober anyway.

    My sister has the same problem with her phone I.D. It says "Vernaho" which is her home number. I still think it's funny. And then there's always "Idaho".

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    Kelly Umphenour 6 years ago from St. Louis, MO

    That sounds awesome! Seafood dinner = double super awesome!

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    zzron 6 years ago from Houston, TX.

    Thanks RealHousewife, we had a nice Mother's Day too. We went to the beach at Galveston, Tx. and had a nice seafood dinner.

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    Kelly Umphenour 6 years ago from St. Louis, MO

    ZZRON - why thank you so much! I'm really glad you like the hub and I appreciate your great comment and mothers day wish. I had a very nice one - my husband bought me 2 tickets to see Kidd Rock and Sheryl Crow! Way cool!

    I would certainly wish you a good mothers day - but that just doesn't sound nice! So I hope you and your lovely wife had another great day in history:)!

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    zzron 6 years ago from Houston, TX.

    What a really cool hub. Nicely done. Hope you had a nice Mother's Day!

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    Kelly Umphenour 6 years ago from St. Louis, MO

    Stu - my name cuts off as RealHo in the emails - a very funny persion (a sassy one too) noticed it and it stuck a little bit! Lol! I do have a sense of humor so I think it's funny:)

    Rick Perry can br number 2 - I don't think anyone will mind!

    Stu - isn't that frog still chasing you?

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    Stu From VT 6 years ago

    RealHousewife,

    Now I'm getting jealous. Nobody is stalking me. :(

    Stu

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    Stu From VT 6 years ago

    RealHousewife,

    I noticed you voiced no comment about "RealHo." I probably would have offered constructive advice. :)

    Stu

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    Stu From VT 6 years ago

    Austinstar,

    Can you give me some examples of where Perry's actions have differed from his stated policies? Exactly who is he caving in to?

    Thanks, Stu

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    Stu From VT 6 years ago

    Winsome,

    Wish I lived in Texas. They'd like me there alot more than in the People's Republik of Vermont!

    Stu

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    Stu From VT 6 years ago

    RealHousewife,

    OK, I stand corrected.

    Austinstar is the brightest star in Texas.

    Rick Perry is number two.

    Stu

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    Motown2Chitown 6 years ago

    Thanks, Real. I'll be sure to send it back when I'm done. :P Of course, since Austin probably needs it more, I'll send it down to her. :)

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    Kelly Umphenour 6 years ago from St. Louis, MO

    I sent it on your way - it's sunny here now! Yay!

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    Motown2Chitown 6 years ago

    California Dreamin' is one of my faves...not raining here yet, but sure looks and feels like it's going to. :-)

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    Kelly Umphenour 6 years ago from St. Louis, MO

    Wish we could trade!

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    Austinstar 6 years ago from Somewhere in the universe

    It's not raining here. So dry I can't even spit.

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    Kelly Umphenour 6 years ago from St. Louis, MO

    That is the coolest song isn't it? , I wondered if that would get by you! Nope! I'm going to listen to The High Road since I'm here - I can't resist playing it evrytime I visit:). Then a little Momma's and Poppas (California Dreaming) while I clean - it's raining here!

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    Austinstar 6 years ago from Somewhere in the universe

    You can't see me! Mwhaahahaha.

    The Hollies - Long Cool Woman! I was a groupie!

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    Kelly Umphenour 6 years ago from St. Louis, MO

    WB - she is a long cool woman in a black dress:) And sassy! She's so cool she's just gotta wear shades. She looks very mysterious doesn't she? Haha!

    Thanks for enjoying the fun hub that I enjoyed writing!

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    Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas

    The "Star" is a sassy one and those cool dark sunglasses she wears makes me think that she does a pretty good Stevie Wonder impersonation...dang that ESP anyway! LOL! Thanks for the fun RH! WB

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    Kelly Umphenour 6 years ago from St. Louis, MO

    Haha! I think I'm gonna do another one Austin - ! What do you think? Should we unveil barbergirl28?

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    Austinstar 6 years ago from Somewhere in the universe

    drbj gets to interview dead people, RealH gets to interview living people! It's all good again...

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    Kelly Umphenour 6 years ago from St. Louis, MO

    Vocalcoach - hi! Thank you so very much! This was so much fun to do! I really appreciate your comments:)!

    Cogerson - thank you so very much! Im not sure which part I like best either! Haha!

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    Cogerson 6 years ago from Virginia

    Nice interview....as well as interesting comments...not sure which I enjoyed more....so I will vote both way up

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    Audrey Hunt 6 years ago from Nashville Tn.

    What a fun and interesting interview. Very well done! You both make a good team. Rated up and awesome. :)

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    Kelly Umphenour 6 years ago from St. Louis, MO

    Awwww! Way cool! I didn't knowmyour hubby was a hubBer! See how easy it is to have some one else's account pop up and leave a comment? Or send Pole Dancing for Jesus to 48 eleven year olds;)! Omg! I still can't believe I almost did that!

    S'right Austinstar - there are no dull people catting around here!

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    Motown2Chitown 6 years ago

    Sorry, folks....that Caramus comment was actually from me. I didn't realize I was logged in under his account. That snazzy looking dude in the pic with the cool cat is my husband.

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    Caramus 6 years ago from Chicago, IL

    Dull people love me. They get bored outshining me. :P

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    Austinstar 6 years ago from Somewhere in the universe

    A stalker a day keeps the dull people away.

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    Kelly Umphenour 6 years ago from St. Louis, MO

    I know! I've been stalking you for a while!

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    Motown2Chitown 6 years ago

    Whoa! It's only taken me 36 years, but I finally have a stalker! Woo hoo! I'm cool now, you know!?!? :P

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    Kelly Umphenour 6 years ago from St. Louis, MO

    Haha there you go! Now that's what I'm talking about - keep spreading the love sister MO:)!!!! That's why I'm stalking you!

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    Motown2Chitown 6 years ago

    Real, I'm so glad you didn't say I have a killer sense of grammar and was pretty good with the humor. :P You two are by far two of my brightest stars!

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    Kelly Umphenour 6 years ago from St. Louis, MO

    Tina - I'm so glad you checked her work out! I didn't realize you weren't her follower already - but I do know you will not be disappointed! Especially knowing you have an Indian background. Thanks for telling me you enjoyed her work too - proves we both have excellent taste:)

    Thanks as always for reading and you thoughtful comments!

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    Kelly Umphenour 6 years ago from St. Louis, MO

    MO - I couldn't wait for you to get a chance to read this! I knew you would love it - I knew you were already a Lela fan:)! It was so awesome to share all the cool things I learned about the person behind the avatar that speaks to us and entertains us - all for free!

    Thank you so very much for being a cool awesome person yourself! I learn a lot from you too and you have a killer sense of humor! Plus you're pretty good with the grammar!

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    gr82bme 6 years ago from USA

    Real, this was fantastic. I went to her site. I love her art work.

    My mom is Blackfeet and I love anything Native American. I also love her native name it is beautiful

    Thank you for the peek into Austinstar's world

    Tina

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    Austinstar 6 years ago from Somewhere in the universe

    Hey Mo. I thought you were following me too! Well, I was following you at least. I just checked. I have a tiny touch of Alzheimer's brain, but you are too cool not to follow!

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    Motown2Chitown 6 years ago

    Two things - Austin, you're AWESOME!!!!! Real, I can't believe - I honestly thought I was already following Lela, but apparently, I wasn't. Thanks for straightening that out for me!

    Ladies, this place is full of some of the most awesome folks in the world, and you are definitely TWO of them. I'm gonna jump on the interview bandwagon soon - expect calls, emails, whatever.

    Much love to you both. :-)

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    Kelly Umphenour 6 years ago from St. Louis, MO

    Omg! Austinstar that would be exponentially hilarious!

    Your welcome! Side bar: a little girl who comes over a lot noticed the new picture - she loved it! The cool thing is she is a little artist too - she just won the "design the school yearbook cover" contest! She's REALLY talented for 11:) now I know she has great taste too!

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    Austinstar 6 years ago from Somewhere in the universe

    I'm still contemplating the pole dancing T's. And Rick Perry is as phony and bought as they get. But I do agree with about half of what he "stands" for.

    Everyone needs a fan club! Thank you, RealHo!

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    Kelly Umphenour 6 years ago from St. Louis, MO

    Hi Winsome! This sure is her fan club (she may need to design t-shirts!). Glad you are one of them. Thank you for your great comments:)

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    Winsome 6 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas

    I feel like I stumbled into the Austinstar Girl's Fan Club Forum. You guys go back and forth faster than I can think. I celebrate anyone from Texas and Lela you make us proud. Thanks RH for a fun interview. =:)

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    Kelly Umphenour 6 years ago from St. Louis, MO

    Stu - nothing at all is wrong with Rick Perry - but Austinstar is brighter than him! LOL - I know more about her than him too:)!

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    Stu From VT 6 years ago

    RealHousewife,

    As I said to Austinstar, GWB was a centrist, and not a very good president. He overspent, got the notoriously illegal Patriot Act passed, and invaded Iraq based on fake evidence of nuclear research just to pump his poll numbers up for 2004 (he was trailing Kerry badly in the polls because he overpromised regarding what we would accomplish in the Afghanistan reprisal).

    But what's wrong with Rick Perry? He fought against creating a TX income tax, he's anti-abortion, anti homosexual marriage, pro-Israel, in favor of teaching children intelligent design, vetoed more liberal legislation than any governor in the country, made numerous conservative appointments to the Texas courts, is very tough on crime, supports both legacy and green energy production, is an unwavering supporter of states' rights under the Tenth Amendment, and wants to enact a law similar to AZ's SB 1070 to eject illegal aliens.

    Stu and Sheepie (political advisor)

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    Stu From VT 6 years ago

    Austinstar,

    Actually, GWB was a centrist, and not a very good president. He overspent, got the notoriously illegal Patriot Act passed, and invaded Iraq based on fake evidence of nuclear research just to pump his poll numbers up for 2004 (he was trailing Kerry badly in the polls because he overpromised regarding what we would accomplish in the Afghanistan reprisal).

    Bachmann in 2012!!!

    Stu and Sheepie

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    Kelly Umphenour 6 years ago from St. Louis, MO

    I've never seen that! I love Dolly though! Who doesn't? I'll have to add it to my Netflix if it isn't instant demand. If it's in Texas wouldn't it be said more like "the govna"? Haha! Do you have a southern drawl Austin? I meant to inslude that info! Dang!

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    Austinstar 6 years ago from Somewhere in the universe

    Did anyone see the movie with Dolly Parton and Burt Reynolds - The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas?

    Well, it kind of sums up what Texans think about politics. Pay special attention to the "Governor" played by scene stealer, Charles Durning.

    It's one of the funniest movies ever made that also makes you cry.

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    Kelly Umphenour 6 years ago from St. Louis, MO

    Stu - Rick Perry? Nooooooo you are not write or right - read the hub again puppy!

    Austinstar - he does look kind of like an old dog but I don't think he voted for George Washington! I really hope he didn't vote for the "other" G.W.! Let's see if he will admit that! Are dogs even allowed to vote?

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    Austinstar 6 years ago from Somewhere in the universe

    Stu from VT - Let me guess, you also voted for G.W.

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    Stu From VT 6 years ago

    Who is the Brightest Star in Texas? Rick Perry. :)

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    Kelly Umphenour 6 years ago from St. Louis, MO

    Sharyn - I really appreciate that! Thank you for always being so supportive. I admire your work and am such a fan - it means a lot to me!

    Star sure is one:)! I keep remembering little details I wanted to include - I could have written a novelette!

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    Sharon Smith 6 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

    Wow girls! It took me longer to read the great comments than it did to read the cool interview. BUT all was very entertaining.

    Austinstar is a great writer and one that I have been following (not stalking) for a while and have much respect for . . . I really loved learning new stuff about you Star.

    And Kel, well, you are just a trip. You ALWAYS make me laugh. I've come to expect and respect sincere openness (and silliness) from you which I appreciate and look forward to always.

    Great Job!!!

    Sharyn

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    Kelly Umphenour 6 years ago from St. Louis, MO

    I wish I could have been your mom! Wow - you would have been a hell of a neat kid to watch grow up and I'm sure I would have learned a lot from YOU:). We all did stupid things while young - you don't realize danger so well during those years. My uncle and mom were hippie's and you're so right - it was cool! Lol!

    I wouldnt have pegged you for using drugs - simply because of the control factor. Drugs make you feel out of control you were way too smart to give control away. Hunch. Too bad I wasn't so smart! We had a lot of dirt weed here and too much time on my hands:) Live and learn:) I do worry about the effects on the brain and have done lots of reasearch in that area.

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    Austinstar 6 years ago from Somewhere in the universe

    I wish I could have had mothers or sisters like you guys! It took me years to straighten out my teen years. Talk about wild and crazy. I did a lot of stupid things, but the smartest one was leaving home. I would have died if I had stayed there. I sympathize with every runaway and I was very fortunate to meet the right people who helped me along. I got my driver's license at 14 and I still have the same number! I had a car before that and became the first of the homeless people to live in a car! I'm such a trailblazer. I think I was the one that started the one earring craze in the late 60's early 70's. I was a hippie when it was cool. Strangely enough I never did drugs. I worried about them destroying my mind and my mind was really all I had in the world.

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    Kelly Umphenour 6 years ago from St. Louis, MO

    Hi Jane Bovary! Thank you so much! Austinstar is very interesting and made the job so easy for me - this could have gone on and on! I did make the tags on this hub - celebrity and royalty! Lol!

    I know - 12? I had to make sure it wasn't a typo - I was still reading Nancy Drew books at 12 and watching cartoons! She's a trail blazer that's for sure. Thanks again for the read and excellent comments:)

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    Jane Bovary 6 years ago from The Fatal Shore

    Austinstar, it's official...you're now a celebrity! Only celebrities get interviews...:)

    RealHousewife, I've been an Austin fan for a while now, so thanks for this further insight into what makes our terrific Texan Tick. I can't believe she left home at 12! Sheesh I could barely tie my own shoelaces at that age. *Impressed*

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    Kelly Umphenour 6 years ago from St. Louis, MO

    Hey thanks so much Chuck!

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    Chuck RitenouR 6 years ago from Front Royal, Virginia

    Very cool.

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    Kelly Umphenour 6 years ago from St. Louis, MO

    Sue you are too funny! I have an iPad - so I might check after loading the washer or dryer - betwixt scrubbing toilets! I figure some people sit down for an hour or two in the evening to read or comment - I just spread mine out all day:) keeps the smiles coming even if I have to break out the special scrubbing wand! I also work on the computer a lot and it dings when I get a message:). I asked Dave to fire me because I was using hub during work hours - he said no! No one else will work for free!

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    Susan Mills 6 years ago from Indiana

    8675309---Ricky don't change your number....

    This was a great hub. I have always considered Austin an interesting specimen.. and even more so now. You dissected her well, Realho... you should be proud!

    Realho... I just don't know how you do it. You find time to help at the school, work, write and stalk quite a few hubbers. You're an excellent stalker, by the way. My hat is off to you... and I agree with Austin, you're going to be one of the more popular hubbers...you're a ton of fun, and as nice as you are pretty. :O)

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    Kelly Umphenour 6 years ago from St. Louis, MO

    There's the Frog! Haha!

    Congrats! Thats really cool! I can't wait to say that::)!

    Thanks so much for reading and commenting - youre such a darn smart Frog!