What Did I Miss?

August 22, 2015 — Leave a comment

0085 meI can never remember the blogging rules. When returning from a hiatus, do you acknowledge the absence, or just dive back in as though you were never gone? Or are you supposed to hang up your Gone Fishin’ sign before slipping out the backdoor? If it’s the latter, that could be a problem for me since I generally don’t know when I’ll go off the grid until I’m well into the thick of it. Continue Reading…

Calling All Poets!!

June 22, 2015 — 2 Comments

I had a fantastic eIMG_20130731_083211experience today that I must share …

I signed up on Fiverr last week and thought I should take it for a spin around the block before I added any of my own Gigs. To see what the buying experience was like, I went to the Music & Audio section and found a singer/musician who was offering to set an original poem or lyrics to music. I sent her one of my poems and sat back to see what would happen.

To say I was pleasantly surprised would not only be the understatement of the year, it would be the understatement of the year that’s capable of kicking the asses of every previous understatement of the year for as long as there have been understatements of the year.  I’ve attached the song she sent back and I must insist that you all listen to it immediately. I’ll wait …

See what I mean?? I was totally blown away! Then I thought, there are a million talented poets on WordPress, and I’m sure some of them would like to get blown, too. And the rest might like to have one of their poems musicalized.

I’ve attached a link to her Fiverr profile below, or you can just click here. If you take advantage of her amazing talent, I’d love to hear what she does with your work, since she’s my new favorite singer and all.

https://www.fiverr.com/livelovesing

0084 - moleskine-3-editIf you’re anything like me, you’re obviously quite fortunate. But you already knew that. You’re probably also aware that under the thick coating of awesome-sauce you’re slathered with, lurks a writing-idea generating system with a tendency to lay dormant for extended periods, only to suddenly spring back to life when you least expect it.
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sisterhoodoftheworld_logoIt seems that a dragon of the hidden variety from The Book of the Seven Forbidden Wisdoms has nominated me for The Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award. As with other WordPress awards, there are never any winners, only nominees. And I like that because when a WP blogger says, “I’m happy just to be nominated,” we really mean it. It’s not about pretending to be humble while calling on the universe to pleeeeaaase let you win. It’s about writers recognizing and appreciating each other, which is about the highest compliment we can pay to our fellow wordsmiths. Continue Reading…

It’s been quite a while since I’ve had material or ideas for an Anything Can Happen Sunday (ACHS) post. But for the past few weeks I’ve been conducting a study to determine the efficacy of producing quality animation and short films while lack any artistic skills. Since I’m conducting the study and am its only participant, statistically speaking, there’s a possibility my results could be slightly skewed. Continue Reading…

0081 sally omalleyA few posts ago, I wrote a bit about aging and my struggle to accept the harsh reality that not only am I getting older every day, but that I’m going to continue to do so for the rest of my life..

Remember how long things used to take? The march to birthday number sixteen took forever, but finally getting your hands on that driver’s license was well worth it. And for a while, you didn’t even mind that you became to go-to person for family and household errands. You could have been handed a shopping list for a Immodium, Depends, Preparation-H, Vagisil, Ducolax, Pamprin, Lotrimin, Monistat, Odor Eaters, Stool Softener, Glycerine suppositories and a selection of douches from the Summer’s Eve Spring Fragrance collection, and you’d happily fill that order as long as you got to drive to the pharmacy to do it. Continue Reading…

The Dating Game

June 4, 2015 — 6 Comments

0080 mystery dateIt’s pretty safe to say that anyone who’s currently single, or has been in the recent past, has tried or considered online dating. What used to be the punchline of jokes about desperate singles, has become the go-to method for meeting people — and the punchline for jokes about stalkers and catfish.

Some sites are geared toward a broad audience. They have millions of members, most of whom are who they claim to be on their profile and not predatory, psychopathic serial-killers (probably). They operate on the theory that of you throw enough rocks into a crowd, you’re bound to hit someone. Others are niche sights aimed at certain segments of the population, although not always accurately. I regularly get e-mails inviting me to join Black People Meet and Asian People Meet, despite being neither Black nor Asian.
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The Duden Abides

May 30, 2015 — 3 Comments

0079 Duden 2Remember that time I wrote a post about schadenfreude? If you said yes, you already know that I have a bit of a “thing” for words. If you said no, then you obviously haven’t been keeping up with me, because I wrote about it on my last post. And although my feelings are terribly hurt by your neglect, for the sake of everyone else, I’ll do my best to soldier on and won’t cause a scene.
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I need a new word, or maybe the word already exists and I just need someone to educate me. We’re all familiar with schadenfreude – the enjoyment derived from observing the misfortune of another. But what do you call the guilt or creepiness one feels in reaction to wallowing around in schadenfreude? This feeling doesn’t tag along every time schadenfreude goes out to play, sometimes it just feels good to see someone else feel bad, especially when the misfortune they experience reveals them as a hypocrite, a liar or not as perfect as they claim to be.
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Baroness Buttercup:

I’ve never reblogged from my other site, Terribly Earnest, where among other things, I post actual entries from my junior high diaries. But this one is just too cringe-worthy not to share.

Originally posted on Terribly Earnest:

TE_Mortifying Diary pic 01I don’t know what the heck I’m supposed to write in a diary. I just say what I did all day in my other ones. I want to write more how I feel though. If I wrote what I did, you know what I’d write today? “I raked up leaves and let the kids play in them. Me, K and S went in my backyard and did nothing. I went to JK’s.”

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