I love wordplay. My family and friends expect me to make the most horrendous puns at the drop of an opportunity. Paronomasia brought my husband and me together, that and a vast amount of trivial knowledge we used on line to win trivia games. So altering a statement to get a laugh is one of those things I enjoy. As did Shakespeare and Oscar Wilde and Dickens. For example, when I think about books, I touch my shelf. Continue reading “Altered Statements”
What image do you use for your social media representation? Is it an object you identify with? A photo of yourself? Maybe your pet or family. Many of your friends recognize you by that picture. Currently I have my dog Astrid sleeping in her Santa bed as my “avitar” or avi on Scribophile, and a cute picture of her on a rock at the lake as my “Profile” picture on Facebook. And I have others in other places. So I am not easy to identify outside of one place or another.
I currently post a humor blog called Welcome to Fabulous Sparkyville. Or WTF Sparkyville. I started this blog to fill a gaping hole in my universe. And while it might not have a huge following or make any money for me, I don’t plan to stop doing it any time soon. There’s a bit of history connected with the blog that keeps me in touch with an online family. Let me tell you all about it. Continue reading “How I Arrived at Sparkyville”
How many gifts of food did you get this holiday season? I can’t count the boxes of See’s Candy I’ve gotten for many occasions, in spite of being overweight like forever. And now that I struggle with diabetes, it seems insulting to be given sweets and cakes and cookies. Because, as I have mentioned before, I will consume all that is brought before me. I’m like the Evil Queen of Excess Sweets. Continue reading “Stuff This in Your Face”
After many days circling the sun on this planet, I’ve come to realize that the only way to get what I wanted for any gift-giving occasion is to buy it myself. For myself. It works! This Christmas I got a beautiful blouse hand-embroidered with a cute dog paw print, gold hoop earrings, and sugar-free dark chocolate. Lots of sugar-free dark chocolate. Continue reading “A Life Full of Gifts”
Last year I finished my book in thirty days, in spite of illness, family obligations, and co-running an event for my chapter of RWA. As you can imagine, my elation knew no bounds. I could have written a book a month! I could have gone back in time and won every NaNoWriMo since its inception. I could hardly wait for this year. Continue reading “No NaNo Win This Year”
Some writers are lucky enough to be able to wear clothes like their characters wear. Contemporary, historical, fantasy, or speculative, they can just do it and be happy with the image they show off. As it’s the start of the costume season (actually, this season never truly ends) let’s take a look at the things I might wear if I were not above average in sizes. Continue reading “Costume Season”