Category Archives: humor

I Mustache You Some Questions

So, Mark Ethridge tagged me for the Mustache Survey (or the “Four Answers” survey), which is also going around Facebook, and I decided to play along on this here blog. Here’s my answered survey. And yeah, I’m sure you were DYING to know my answers. You’re welcome.   Four Names People Call Me Other Than My Real Name: Kitten (hubs calls me that, or Sea Spook) Dr. Jorge (my students called me that; tho I am not a Doctor, nor do I play one on TV) Cakes (long story) Grandma Moses (due to my crocheting; it was a mean thing kids called me long ago) Four Jobs I’ve Had: Floral department at Winn-Dixie (grocery store); also deli, where I made all the signs and created … Continue reading

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The Questions with Samantha Bryant: writer

The characters in Going Through the Change... intriguing, eh?

As you probably have (not) noticed, I haven’t been blogging (again). I’ve been dealing with my health issues, and trying to sleep, and crying a lot. But that’s not why we’re here today, and I’ll tell you about that in a (probably much) later post. I actually meant to publish this edition of The Questions back at the beginning of May, because today’s featured author, Samantha Bryant, was one of my partner’s for the #AtoZChallenge in April. But of course, I didn’t get there… and then Samantha asked if I could publish the interview in conjunction with a promotion for her debut novel, Going Through the Change: A Menopausal Superhero Novel, and I said “sure!”. Of course, I almost *missed* said promotion, because well, the … Continue reading

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T is for…

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…the That’s right: the word the. And not because I couldn’t think of another topic. Of course not. (Ha ha ha) But actually because it occurred to me that ‘the’ is an incredibly useful – and terribly under-appreciated word. Think about it: how many books have ‘The’ in the title? Would The Fault in Our Stars (a best-seller on numerous lists in 2014) be as striking as just Fault in Our Stars? What about The Goldfinch as just Goldfinch. Would it have won the Pulitzer Prize without the ‘The’? Imagine me writing an entire blog post without using the word ‘the’. Pretty difficult, huh? Even Dr. Seuss, when challenged by his publisher to write a book with only 50 words, was allowed to use ‘the’. … Continue reading

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H is for…

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…Hope “Hope” is the thing with feathers – That perches in the soul – And sings the tune without the words – And never stops – at all – And sweetest – in the Gale – is heard – And sore must be the storm – That could abash the little Bird That kept so many warm – I’ve heard it in the chillest land – And on the strangest Sea – Yet – never – in Extremity, It asked a crumb – of me. Isn’t that poem beautiful? It was written by Emily Dickinson, the great American poet, and recently was featured in Joshilyn Jackson‘s beautiful book Someone Else’s Love Story. (Lucky me has an ARC and got the author to sign it!) Hope … Continue reading

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G is for…

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…#GNUTerryPratchett I only met Terry Pratchett once in person. But I met him thousands of times in my mind whilst reading his books. And my life was imminently enriched because of his words and his presence. And who is Terry Pratchett? you might ask, if you’ve never heard of him. And what the heck is #GNU? The first answer is easy (and not) – Terry Pratchett (aka PTerry, Sir Terry {he really is a “Sir”}, STP, The Great Man, etc.) is one of my Very Favorite Authors. So much so, that I’ve been a subscriber of the zines Discworld Monthly and Wossname for years and years, which I cannot say for any other of my fandoms. Sadly, Sir Terry passed away last month, leaving me … Continue reading

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F is for…

F

…Flambe Not really. Even tho it’s late in the day, I still have no idea what F should be for. Betsy suggested: “family, friends, freelancing, fibromyalgia, forks (as in forks in the road), freedom, feelings, felines, French fries, facebook, freebies, frisbees, flying, focus, Formulas, farming, frustration, Firefly.” Okay, so, I have some great friends (especially Betsy), even if I haven’t been out to see any of them in forever, because, well, see the D post, and I’m too tired to write about freelancing (which I’ve done for years), and I’m definitely too tired to write about the #invisibleIllness that is fibromyalgia (yay! pain always!). I could write about felines (after all, I have two and adore them, plus the dog who thinks she’s a cat, … Continue reading

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E is for…

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…Excerpt E is also for exhausted. I have had quite the day running hither and yon, including *6 hours* at the new doctor’s office. However, it was actually a wonderful experience, and I am [cautiously] optimistic that this was the right place to go, and that they will be able to help me. (More on that in another post.) A giant thank you to everyone who sent me kind, encouraging words, whether by writing comments on the post itself or on Facebook, or sending me PMs or texts. I appreciate it all more than you know. Now on to our regularly scheduled programming… I’m sure y’all have noticed that I’ve had absolutely no plan for this challenge. I’ve just written each letter as I’ve gone … Continue reading

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