Category Archives: Writing

Lucky seven

Happy Seventh Birthday, Sticky Egg!

Seven

A lot has changed since I started this blog on a whim after watching the movie Julie and Julia.

New job. New city. New adventures, this time on my own.

Will this really be lucky seven?  I guess we’ll have to wait and see. Thanks for hanging around with me to find out!

I’m no genius

I thought I had read Thomas Wolfe, but it turns out I haven’t.

That didn’t stop me from going to see the movie Genius, which details the publication of Wolfe’s first two novels,  and his relationship with his editor Max Perkins.

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Jude Law’s Wolfe is a loud, melodramatic Southerner, self-involved yet low in self-esteem.  Colin Firth as Perkins is his solid, steady opposite,  the voice of reason who, despite his better judgment, is drawn to Wolfe’s charm and bravado.

I expected the movie to focus on their editorial process,  and it does. But instead of passing any judgments on Wolfe as a writer,  it celebrates their relationship – –  more like a father and son than editor and writer.

Both of their families suffered at times from their single-mindedness, but no one more than Wolfe himself.

I now have Wolfe’s first book Look Homeward, Angel on hold at the library. I suppose I was charmed as well.

Today you are you

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One cake
Two cake
Red cake
Blue cake

Black cake
Blue cake
Old cake
New cake

This rhyme might have worked for fish,
But not so much for birthday wish…
es.

US Open haiku

Go, underdog, go
I cheered today, but alas
Only Kevin heard.

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#USOpen

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Welcome to the dictionary, oh favorite exclamation of mine.

I can remember the perplexed stares of strangers when I first pulled out the phrase. Then I saw it on TV in a commercial for Discover card.

And now it’s made the dictionary, in the same issue with ‘hangry.’

If only there was a word for what an amazing week this has been….

Oh yeah!

Energy saving mode

It’s National Lazy Day!

lazyruleNot surprisingly, I can’t find too many festivities planned in celebration.

Of course, I didn’t really look all that hard.

It would be unseemly.

I may already be in trouble for using an exclamation point in my first sentence.

Liquid lunch

People magazine is all about the ‘boozy popsicle‘ today —

watermelon mojito pops‘Boozy’ as in popular popsicle flavors spiked with alcohol — like the watermelon mojito pops garnished with mint pictured at the left.

Looks cool and refreshing, yes…and perhaps a bit lethal for the younger set.

But, I’m sorry.

Every time I hear the phrase ‘boozy popsicle,’ I think —

What a perfect stripper name.

Or maybe even the name of a band (depending on what kind of music they play). Let’s not forget that one, folks.

It’s a keeper.

Wookie mistake

may 4thToday the truly cool will greet you with cries of “May the fourth be with you” to celebrate Star Wars Day.

Fourth obviously meaning “force.”

But what’s not so obvious — who decided the near rhyme “fourth” was worthy of this great franchise?  Why not one of the other available near rhymes for “force,” awesome words like:

  • farce
  • hearse
  • quartz
  • sparse
  • verse

I’m sure we could find fun everyday words and phrases that use these words, too, and shove “force” right in there.  And we could use them on any ol’ day that we pleased.  Phrases like…

  • bedroom force (farce)
  • smoky force (quartz)
  • Bible force (verse)

Yeah…maybe it doesn’t really matter who picked “fourth.”

Seeing red (actually, not)

I am an Android user, so I should probably mind my own operating system…

But this redhead’s gotta represent!

Hey Apple — why doesn’t your iOS 8.3 update include emojis with red hair?

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Your latest updated keyboard features emoji with blonde, brown and black hair…

But no red hair? No fair!

Sign the online petition to bring the red to Apple.

Can you say proofread?

Can we ever truly erase the actions of our past?

message recallMicrosoft Outlook  seems to think so.

Their email program has a “Recall Message” function that has tricked  people into thinking —

I  can make that not-so-smart email I just sent disappear.

Sad story folks — I can still read the original email.

In fact, seeing your “Recall Email” message in my inbox makes me want to read it that much more. So, stop kidding yourself.

You did it. You sent it.

Own it.