Thanks for inviting me. I love the sound of your newspaper column. Sounds like an Erma Bombeck one. And, I'll agree with Charles Kelly. I've only been in Arizona for three years, but I love every bit of it.
Thanks for the invite to be a friend. Like you, I wrote a humor column for a number of years and my kids provided the fodder for each week's piece. Sometimes they would fight over who got the most column exposure over a period of time. Other times they would say, "You are NOT going to write about this." If things were dull around my house for a while, I could always get material from my friends, who also at times said, "You are NOT going to write about this."
No, I hadn't heard of Disburbia. I doubt anyone can get the whole package right: the actors, the set, the script, the atmosphere, the direction, Grace Kelly, more beautiful than anyone ever. It happens so rarely.
It is very beautiful in Arizona. I've been here about 35 years now, and the landscape is still stunning to me. At first, I missed the grass and trees ((I'm from Nebraska), but the beauty of the desert really grows on you.
Maybe I'm confused! Isn't your photo/avatar wearing a Darth Vader mask and spotted wings?
The summer that I was ten, I was so afraid of my grandparents' bathtub, I didn't bathe the entire week of my visit there. Just hurriedly stuck my hand behind the curtain and let the water run for five minutes and washed up at the sink. And that was BEFORE I saw Psycho.
I hope you sleep. Stop by--I'll tell you a story.....HeeHee!
Ah yes. I made a decent living for eight years as a reporter. Amazing the things people will tell you on the record. I think it helps ficiton writers hone down what is important. A lot of self-editing, particularly with small, local papers. Editors don't have time to edit. I got very good at keeping something to 1500 words at a smack. Good luck with your work.
Hi Patti..thanks for the comment to my blog. It's always nice to find someone who understands the frustrations of dealing with Girl Scout cookie season! I think we have found our solution. We only buy the cookies we want..let her sell to the one neighbor who always prepays...and the rest comes from cookie booth sales. Mine's 13 and in an older girl troop. By this age, selling cookies is 'lame' and 'booooooring!" so it isn't unusual that their numbers would slack some. I was cookie mom for 4 of hte last 5 yrs. Refused it this year...burned out!