About Me

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Considered by many to be reasonably intelligent and above average at satire and humor. But honestly, it depends a lot on who you ask. My guiding principle in life is irreverence. Otherwise, it’s hard to be funny because a lot of stuff is off limits.

As I was wandering through life minding my own business, I got breast cancer.  Not fun, but I got a book out of it and then went back to doing my whole life thing. Problem is, I was just getting back in my groove when I was hit with a kind of serious chronic lung disease. I mostly write about nonsense that is hopefully at least mildly amusing. But my disease has progressed and it’s kind of a bummer, so sometimes I write about this very odd process of being Seriously Ill and Even Dying (gasp!), and it’s not always funny. I mean unfunny by design, not just because I suck as a humorist. My readers will have to cope. This is my blog and the rules changed.

Feel free to comment and I will do my best to respond. Also, feel free to buy my book!

My Family

I have been married since 1988 to my college sweetheart Dan. He is an amazing man and I still can’t figure out why he puts up with me, but he will probably snap one day and smother me with a pillow. No one, including me, will be surprised.

I am happily Childfree but that doesn’t mean I don’t like kids; I just never had the overwhelming desire to take responsibility for an entire human being for 18+ years. I’m the doting aunt of a niece and two nephews, all of whom are now lovely adults, and in fact I’m now a Great Aunt to three precious boys.

My Pets

We have 4 cats in our home, which is surely twice as many cats as anyone really needs. We adore them all: Jack, Chrissy, Mrs. Helen Roper (but her friends just call her Helen), and Fancy. Yes, we originally had a theme going there, but lost our precious kitty Janet. Fancy found her way into our home, and she’s so damn fancy that we didn’t change the name the rescue organization gave her.

Other Critically Important Information

The filter between my brain and my mouth is occasionally leaky. I am typically sarcastic and snarky. If eye rolling was an Olympic sport, I’d take the gold. I try to do the right thing even when no one is looking.  I try to be a good wife, daughter, sister, aunt, friend, neighbor, and just all around person. Sometimes I succeed and sometimes I fail miserably; you’ll hear about it all. I believe deeply in human rights, animal rights, and the empowerment of women all over the world. Except the ones who get on my nerves. Don’t judge.

Thanks for dropping by!

16 Responses to About Me

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  2. I’m looking forward to following your blog… I love snark!

  3. Carol Ferenc says:

    Jill, your blog looks like so much fun! I found you via a mention on Kate Crimmons’ blog ~ she’s hysterical too. Looking forward to following you and reading much more!

  4. Elyse says:

    What a terrific title! Thanks for the follow. You seem like my kind of blogger!

    • Jill Foer Hirsch says:

      Thanks Elyse! I checked out a few of your posts and really enjoyed them; appreciate you stopping by my place…

  5. Hi there! I was actually just checking out a few of your posts and wanted to thank you for sharing your personal thoughts and experiences throughout this journey. I just had quick question about your blog and was wondering if you could please email me back when you get the chance, thanks a bunch!


  6. Valerie says:

    LOVE the Book Title and I’m glad you find some aspects of cancer funny too. Some aspects of this mess have been so absurd I just have to laugh. Would love you to visit my blog, Valeriehoff.com .. recommended by the one and only Ann Silberman!

    • Jill Foer Hirsch says:

      Thanks so much Valerie! I will definitely check out your blog–the one and only Ann Silberman is my new hero! I am blown away by the incredible courage and strength of character that comes out under the worst of circumstances. If Ann can laugh at this disease, we should all be able to laugh!

      I hope you’ll read the book and let me know what you think!

  7. Judith Hall says:

    Jill, what wonderful writings! You are a muse of creativity. I read some of your posts and you’ve put a smile on my face and happy lines across my forehead.

    Thanks so much for sharing. Greetings to Dan. Peace, love, and adventures in writing.

    • Jill Foer Hirsch says:

      Thanks Judith! I think of you often-who knew the twists and turns our lives would take? All in all, it’s pretty good stuff!

  8. theresa kulstad says:

    Thank you Jill for continuing to be the source of many smiles and laughs. I LOVE MY SHIRT!!!!!!!! What a delightful surprise! Thank you, thank you! I’ll wear it with pride and more smiles. Also, I must tell you that I too, have been dubbed “Mrs. Roper”. It happened when I wore a particular caftan to our mutual and lovely friend’s house. I got an even nicer one, so now I also answer to “Mrs. Thurston Howell III”.
    Cheers to you, your musings and Mrs. Roper!

    • jfoerhirsch says:

      Thanks Theresa-so glad you’re enjoying. It’s my favorite shirt too. I really admire a girl who can pull off a caftan. Mrs. Roper, Lovey Howell, Maude–by any other name you are just as sweet!

  9. mimi says:

    Congratulations on starting this journey and thank you for inviting us along! Consider me ‘on board’!!!

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