Tuesday, July 15, 2014

It's Be A Dork Day

I am listening to Neil Diamond right now. I think that's all I need to say when it comes to "being a dork." Plus, I admitted I was listening to him.  So, that must be a "double dork" moment!!  In my honest opinion (although why would I state an un-honest opinion...unless I'm describing how an outfit looks on a lady. LADY!!!  Sorry, I had a Jerry Lewis moment.), I'd much rather be thought of as a dork than rude.

Is "dorkiness" a state of mind? Is it a way of being?Is it a conscientious action? Is it a put down? Heck, is "dorkiness" even a word? Am I asking to many questions? Are these questions rhetorical? Is Neil Diamond actually his real name? Is anybody reading this far into my post? What's the square root of 182? OK, I threw that one in there.

Wow, I spent an entire paragraph on questions! I might need to remember that when I don't have an idea of what to write about!!  Especially since my May 22nd post (the last one written before this, uh "masterpiece," was about me bringing new life to this blog.  Seriously though, time to get my thought process back on the dork-side of the tracks. Is "dorkiness" really a state of mind?

When you say that someone is being a dork, I think it conveys the negative as opposed the the positive. Although, I tend to react to being called a dork with a "thank-you." Or maybe even a "thank-you mam. May I have another?"  What qualities makes one a dork? Liking Star Wars AND Star Trek? I personally think of that as a "nerd," not a dork. But that's probably a discussion for another time...

Is devoting time to writing about coffee a dorkish quality? No, I think that's called an addiction.  Is taking a picture of yourself wearing sandals a sign that you have dorkish tendencies? Probably not. Actually, it might be a sign that you have a fetish. If you are listening to the Bee Gees and feel the need to let people know you are listening to them a sign that you have gone to the dork-side? Perhaps so. To others it's a sign that you don't have very good musical taste. I feel that if you are listening to the Bee Gees and want other people to know about it you are a person I need to know!  There aren't enough Bee Gees loving people on this planet!! That's a post for another day, I wish...

So, did I answer the question about what constitutes a dork? Wait, that was the question? I thought this post was about Neil Diamond. Oh well!!  As Neil Diamond once sang, "I am (a dork)...I said."

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Exercize for your mind

That title sounds far more deep than I'll ever hope to be! This post has to be my 10th attempt to write about writing.  Back in the day, I could blog 2 pages about nothing with no effort and this time I am taking 5 minutes before each sentence!  I feel like that skeleton now.  And I'm certainly as old as it!!!

But the only way to write again is just to W-R-I-T-E, right now!!  I've got to get the brain active again.  I say I'm a copywriter but I haven't written anything for my own pleasure in a year (and I'm not sure this counts!!!).  I'm not counting the posts or comments I make on Facebook because those are small and don't take any thought.  Although, long time readers of my blog could say that about my blog!!  Touche!!!

This blog was started to make people laugh (with me, not at me) and I took it very seriously, in a lighthearted way.  So, I will do that again - just not right now.  Bada Bum Bump. I've never taken myself so seriously that I thought what I wrote would be earth shattering or that people would NEED to read it.  In fact, I wrote for myself as much as for anybody else. Sooooo, I am making a promise to me (in front of anybody that reads this) that I will write for myself again this summer.  Maybe not every day but at least a few times a week.

Possible things you will see in this space are: my love for coffee, my love for bacon, classic TV, turducken, the odd exploits of my 3 kids, the top things I have learned NOT to do anymore, useless observations, my life (regrettably) as a minivan owner, my endless search for work (seriously - if you need a writer call me!!!!), my "what day is it" posts and anything else that makes me (and hopefully you) laugh - or at the very least chuckle.  OK, if it makes you barely turn up the ends of your mouth in the start of a smile, I will consider my work here done.

I could not-so-humbly declare "I'm back" but that takes too much energy...
and my coffee is getting cold.