Hi, I’m Carla. I’m a 49-year-old disabled writer. (50 on February 16th!) I live on a mountain in the Appalachian range, in the section known as the Blue Ridge in the state of Virginia, right on the edge of the George Washington National Forest. The latter makes the Missing 411 phenomenon extra spooky.
The official (read: written by me, I’m the only one here) podcast description for There Might Be Cupcakes gives a lot of information about my shenanigans here:
a former freelance journalist and counselor, who is never bored.
Join her (and sometimes her friends) in her strange library as she INFJs everything from unused angles.
It’s going to get weird in the best way. Let’s play.
I release right now as my health allows. I post a website entry for each episode, with more information, photographs, and suggested reading for that particular episode, and the available stream and downloadable MP3 for that episode. I will post additional posts from my Instagram, my Pinterest, and from anything topical that catches my interest and I think might interest you throughout each week.
All social media links:
Most Recent Website Entries
- Episode 72: What’s Your Motivation, Heather?
- Movie Review: Spell (2020)
- The One in Which Carla Shares All the Trivia
- Movie Review: Candyman (1992)
- Episode 2: Casey Anthony and Bonnie MacNara: All Links
- Episode 1: Poe and Carla and Cupcakes: Nicetameetcha All Links
- Added to Audible!
- Movie Review: Jennifer’s Body (2009)
- My best friend’s murder: Anisa Matthews 1971-2000
- True Crime by Joe Bob Briggs
Disability and Chronic Illness
My disabilities are Ehlers-Danlos, Hypermobility Type; POTS (Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome); MCAS (Mast Cell Activation Syndrome); and fibromyalgia. Basically, the collagen in all twelve systems of my body is damaged, my blood pressure is not stable with a sudden change in posture (hard sneeze, laughing, standing up), my body thinks I am allergic to the world, and everything hurts all the time. My body is my frenemy.
How to subscribe to the podcast
from this site: the feed of the Podcast Episodes category
- Amazon Alexa
- Amazon Music
- Apple Podcasts
- Audible or Audible @ Amazon
- GetVokl Channel
- Google Podcasts
- Pocket Casts
- Podcast Addict
- Spreaker (my wonderful, shiny host)
My friend, Greg Behrendt, (website tag) has a comedy routine about how he would do unpleasant things for cake, and that anywhere you go, there might be cake. Well, cupcakes are all that and more: portable, equal, fancier…and so much more. The title represents sharing, hope, whimsy…and here’s Greg’s routine. Enjoy, and always remember there might be cupcakes.
Need to contact me?
Easy peasy: email@example.com
Carla Pettigrew Hufstedler
1137 Little Piney Road
Roseland, VA 22967
How to support me and the podcast
- Simply click through here and shop at Amazon as you normally would–this helps me at no cost to you
- Same with the wonderful Bookshop.org: you can look through my suggested books (I do love to make lists, especially lists of books), or simply click through and shop as usual. Bookshop.org donates from every purchase to local, independent bookstores!
- You can donate once through Paypal, using this nifty button or through my paypal.me link or through Buy Me a Coffee. If you do, let me know, and you can suggest an upcoming episode topic, as long as I can make it bookish.
- Become a patron at Patreon and gain access to episode scripts to download and the ad-free podcast feed, plus future writings of mine (that will be for sale) for free, and other goodies, including the ability to suggest an upcoming episode topic.
- Sign up for a thirty-day free trial at Audible, the splendiferous audiobook subscription service and store, and receive a free book to keep as your own.
- Buy me an ebook from my wishlist (or something else) or from my wishlist at Bookshop.org (did I mention that they donate to independent bookstores?)
And thank you immensely, just for listening and visiting! I love my listeners, every one. Just your lending me your ears every episode makes me so very happy, more than I can express.
About The Dollop Dot Net
Yes, I am that Carla who created and wrote for The Dollop podcast’s first official website. The content is all still here; I own it because I created and wrote it. You can find it all under the tag The Dollop. The category structure is still the same, it’s just under this domain now. Basically I was not ever compensated nor treated very nicely; that’s the best and kindest way to put it. Never even gifted swag for years of work and traffic driven to the podcast, then I found out that one of the gentlemen, when under serious pressure, lied to get out of it and said they did not have a website. So I stopped writing for them, and let the domain go. I don’t ever deal with lying. My name is too important to me. But I am very proud of the quite funny work I turned out for them, so it’s here. So see that little small print colophon down there? It’s the truth. No work on this site or on my podcast is plagarized–it’s all my own original work unless cited or quoted. I didn’t graduate a rigorous master’s program from Boston University for nothin’. I was taught how to write for the public, and how to handle such. So you can trust my words in your headphones and on these pages are mine. Let’s shake on it.
The new and original category structure, all making friends, are listed in their hierarchy down below in the footer, next to the most common tags in a cloud. Have fun and hang around.