If someone would have told me how much fun blogging could be when I first started this blog nearly four years ago, I would have never believed them. But it’s true. Blogging is a whole lot of fun. I have never met so many wonderful and dear people as I have met here at WordPress.
I started writing humor in 1989. I took a creative writing class when my youngest child was two, and I was hooked immediately. Writing soon became my passion and in between being a wife and a mom and raising three kids and working and keeping a house together, I treasured my writing time. In those days I would spend hours and hours polishing one essay and then I would send it out to the Argus or the San Jose Mercury News and keep my fingers crossed. I’ll never forget the thrill of having something accepted and published. To me, it was like winning the lottery, only without the money, but still!
If you would like to look around my blog, just click on that little square with the lines on it that’s at the side of page to see some of the categories — I know you know that — but you wouldn’t believe how long it took me to figure it out – I guess I only mention it in case a “me” from a parallel universe drops by.
One word of caution, I am a horrible artist and there are a lot of my drawings scattered about all of which are just as stupid or stupider than this one:
Here are some other things you may run across:
The Pottery Barn Catalog:
Nothing fuels the flames of satirical creativity for me like a hot off the presses Pottery Barn Catalog!
Commentary about the Slightly Creepy Seventies
A continual source of amusement is how — while we are living amidst our decor, we don’t recognize it for the clown house that it will become 30+ years from now. The same goes for our glasses, our hair and our wardrobes.
Never have so many dedicated so much time to doing such wholesome things!
I like to good-naturedly poke fun at numbers. I emphasize “good-naturedly” because I have enough trouble with numbers as it is without turning them against me.
I’m always amazed at the things that scientists get away with when it comes to getting grants for various studies. You can read about some of them in the category What the Scientists are Thinking About.
Every Sunday, Gregory attends Sunday school. Every Sunday he comes home and retells his Sundays school lesson. Read about Gregory’s latest bible story each Sunday here on the blog.
The Crazy Ladies:
Regular readers of this blog find that from time to time there are a several crazy ladies that like to drop by such as The Math Lady who is always giving us story problems to figure out, The Drawing Lady, a deranged art instructor who must jump out the sixth story window after each and every lesson due to the horrible art her students create, the Overly-Creative Writing Lady who is always taking it upon herself to jazz up The Transistor Manual or the Drip Emitter Guidlines.
Because there’s nothing like a strange, oddly rhyming poem to put the cherry on top of that weird day your having.
Cheering up Edgar Allan Poe:
This blog works tirelessly to find a way to cheer up literature’s most Gloomy Gus, Edgar Allan Poe and will never stop until that mission is accomplished.
And thank you so much for dropping by! You’re now officially the bees knees, the ants elbows and the termites topnotch!