I don’t write to be famous, I don’t write to be known, I write because I am and I want to be read. How sad to fill a room with paintings no one sees or play music no one hears. Writing is talking without sound, singing without score and dancing without movement and yet, it is all of them. It is a solitary art conjured from thought and expressed by the need to communicate.

HEAD SLAPS, SPEED BUMPS and LIGHTBULBS, one woman's WTF, oops and ah-ha moments of life.

They were published once, and as every writer knows, once is not enough.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Blow baby blow

There are tissue people and there are handkerchief people, some use sleeves and one time I saw a guy bend over between cars in a parking lot, press a finger against one nostril and fire-hose his boogers onto the asphalt. How he didn’t get it all over his pants or the handles of the parked cars next to him was amazing and gross; his accuracy proved to me he had been practicing his grossness for quite some time.

I’m a tissue kind of girl, blow, dispose of, wash hands. I like to keep my DNA to myself. The handkerchief people puzzle me; how in the world can they use the same sodden swatch of cloth all day long? Don’t even get me started about those who use sleeves, although if the need to sneeze, cough, or whatever, comes on and you’re unprepared, sleeves are the best hiding place for yuck.

So considering that I am sitting here layered in warm clothing and wrapped in a quilt once used as a dog bed, with my box of Kleenex, hot tea and Dayquil I’m interested…are you a tissue kind of person or a handkerchief person? Sleeve people, if you’re brave enough I’d like to know but if you are one of those booger blasters, keep it to yourself. I mean really keep it to yourself.


  1. I like toilet paper as well - if I am allowed.

    1. Hahahahaha...and it's so inexpensive, you can buy it by the roll, 1000 sheets at a time.

  2. Tissues. I buy them in bulk packs at Sam's Club and have a box in every room of my house. I've noticed I like the generic ones better - they are tougher and don't fall apart like some of the softer ones.