Monday, May 07, 2007

Rock Star Collapses on Stage

I've always been a fan of the Rock Star biography made into a movie starring A-List celebrities made to look like the Rock Star. I like a good Rockumentary too.

Growing up, my dad instilled in me a solid appreciation for music. Music was a huge part of our lives. We always had aspiring musicians living in our house doing bong hits and lounging around getting ready to be something big. At one point my parents brought a Southern Rock band to Millpond, rented an old farmhouse and tried to get them all off coke so they could go tour. While they were all trying to stop freebasing, I used to play with their instruments.

Later when we moved to New York I perpetually missed the bus, so my dad, who was not a morning person, had to drive my ass to school in the Buick. On the way we listened to the classic rock station and he would quiz me.

"What album is this from?"

"What year did the White Album come out?"

"Who does Teenage Wasteland?"

"What band is Jeff Beck with?"

"Breakfast in America is who?"

"Lou Reed was with what band before going solo and what was the female singer's name?"

I got good. I may have been missing the bus on purpose just to attend my dad's School of Rock in the car every morning. I still remember this stuff. Now he's constantly calling and asking me all the names of people he can't remember.

"Lindsey from Fleetwood Mac...god dammit, what's his last name?" he'll ask.

But it's not just Classic Rock. My dad is cool. When I was 15 he bought the Jane's Addiction, Nothing's Shocking tape for me; the one with the controversial cover. He introduced me to Talking Heads and countless other artists and bands over the years. I owe him big time for my good taste in music. Without my dad I may very well be listening to Ashlee Simpson right now.

My dad passed on to me his love of Rock Star Biographies Made Into Movies. We like to watch them together. Throughout the years my dad not only taught me ABOUT Rock Stars, he taught me to BE a Rock Star.

Most Rock Stars lives follow a similar pattern. They come up from humble origins, they have some great talent, they get huge, they get lots of fans and adoration, they have some steadfast lover who sticks beside them through all of their shit, even when they start to act like a jackass, which they all inevitably do. Then...they collapse on stage

Readers, what you have just witnessed from me was a metaphorical collapse on stage. You know, Jim Morrison did it. My personal favorite collapse on stage scene was done by Sissy Spacek as Loretta Lynn in Coal Miner's Daughter. Joaquin did some excellent collapses as Johnny Cash. I was due for mine.

The good news is that the collapse on stage is the turning point for the movie. Most often, though not with Jim Morrison, alas, the collapse on stage triggers all sorts of self realization, getting off drugs, and prompts the Rock Star to have a massive come back where the movie ends, the steadfast lover smiles from the corner of the stage as the Rock Star performs a big hit and brings down the house.

Recently we've seen a few real life collapses on stage, which in 20 years are going to make for excellent scenes in a film where a starlet, not yet born, will play Britney Spears shaving her head. Just wait. I guarantee you there will be a Britney Spears bio film one day. Remember when Mariah Carey freaked out? They'll make that into a movie too, but it won't be good.

So look, I had a collapse on stage. Luckily I'm no Lady Sings the Blues over here. I'm not in need of detox like Ray Charles. There's no drugs, no partying. I'm just having a mild nervous breakdown. I don't need to go to rehab. I don't need Reese Witherspoon to take me up to her house in the Tennessee woods and chain me to a bed while I sweat and heave and cry trying to get better. I'm not even crazy. I just need a little time.

Where Billie couldn't kick heroin, I'm addicted to running myself into the ground. I know, you all told me to take care of myself, but I didn't listen.

My collapse on stage was a result of three days of literally no sleep and no food worrying over Husband, combined with finals week, working too much, excessive multitasking, trying too hard to be perfect in everything all the time, a troll, bad news about Pop having lung cancer and taking care of Husband after having a terrible scare with him.

Readers it wasn't good. I collapsed on stage in front of all of you. Now I've confused the blogosphere.

I'm an optimist of the sort that baffles other people, so immediately I saw the good side to this all. I wrote the letter this morning. It was a freeing catharsis. I realized I needed to make some changes and I'm sticking with them - sort of.

I'm not killing the blog.

I'm changing it.

I'm also writing less often because I need to write my book. I think once or twice a week is good. Now that I know you guys care about me and my stories and not just a bunch of predictable, yet funny, stuff about rich people acting up, I feel free to really explore my creativity and share the good stuff - the stuff about me. The Cakewalk stories. The stories about my childhood, the stories my parents and grandparents tell me about their childhoods. You need to not only get to know Memere Marie and Aunt Kiki better, but you need to be introduced to my two uncles as well. You all can't go on not knowing about how I stepped barefoot on a snake when I was six and gained fame and recognition amongst the children of Millpond from then on out. I have to tell you how my grandfather drove me to school in a pickup truck loaded with watermelons and embarassed me in front of my classmates.

I had a teacher this semester who said the only thing worth writing is the thing you're most afraid of. I'm going to ferret out those fears and write about them in all of their ridiculous, hilarious absurdity. Don't think for a second this is going to turn into some mush ball of creamed corn and shit that sounds like it came from the inside of a watercolor greeting card. Oh hell no.

I'm getting ready for my comeback. This blog is going to be new and improved. I'm not abandoning you. I'm going to kick ass for you. I promise. As the Dandy Warhols say, I wanna be "Cool Like Kim Deal." Kim Deal is my ultimate Rock Star idol of all time, and luckily she never, to my knowledge, ever collapsed on stage.

I'm going to keep my writing here for a while. Don't remove me from your links. When I get my new blog ready, we'll make the transition as smoothly as possible, so we don't lose anyone.

In South Florida I see people who are true, honest to God pieces of shit every day. It wears on a person sometimes, but you have to transcend it. You have to bloom where you're planted.

You readers have totally restored my faith. I am in gracious, thankful awe of your outpouring and so was my wonderful mom who read all your comments and said "Have you lost your mind? These people love you. You can't leave them. You just need something to eat. Now shut up, eat something, take a break and do what you need to do."

She's right. Of course. As usual. She also said I need to focus like I've never focused before and get the novel done. It's my main priority.

I'm resting until Saturday when you will have your next post. I swear I'll eat, sleep and write the novel. On the weekend, I'm yours, so don't forget to come back Saturday. Mark your calendars people.

Thank you and I hope you can forgive me. You have inspired me.

81 comments:

nandy said...

HURRAY!!!!!

Anonymous said...

YIPEEEE!!!

*sigh of relief*

Hope to hear from you on the weekend and please take of yourself. :)

Sincerely,
Brenda

nandy said...

Also, I've been thinking that you are Subservient Worker no more. You need a new pseudonym.

rainy5982 said...

YAY! Glad to know you're staying around. Glad to know Hubby is getting better, take care of yourself. Enjoy your rest and see you this weekend... hopefully!
~Rainy5982

saintseester said...

"You can't leave [us]. You just need something to eat."

I LOVE your mom.

tazzie said...

*marks down sat. on calander & and waits calmly for said day....*

Beth said...

Yay!!! I am feeling much better now. I was literally sick to my stomach this morning, thinking I was going to miss out on such great writing. I'm soooo very glad you've reconsidered. I can't wait to see what this blog becomes now with your new spin.

Take care!

Tiffany said...

Good luck with your novel! Normally I don't comment on other people's blogs, but your take on life is highly enjoyable to read; I'm glad you've chosen to continue with a blog. Relax lots, you deserve it. =)

-Theopania

Gucci Muse said...

YAY!! and Yipee!!

When I read your post about the rock star collapse, all I could think of was the new growth appearing from the blackest of the black of a scorched earth, having failed to fend off the fury of the flame-for real-the blackened earth and the pop of the first green vegetation against the black ash from that- that is you-

glad they did not find you out-and even if they did-good-who the hell cares-you are free, good Lordy, you are free!!!!!-ok, too corny :)

Danni said...

Plot of the book sounds awesome! I hope you find what you're looking for, and that you are able to keep yourself up while you look. I know I for one don't mind waiting a bit for posts, it's worth it!

And I'll be first in line around here to buy your book when it hits shelves, even if that means coughing up hte dough for a hardback or tradesize!

Mile High Pixie said...

Oh THANK GOD THANK GOD THANK GOD!

I IM'd my sister, Miss Kitty over at Educated and Poor, first thing this am and told her you were quitting, and she had a duck fit! As did I yesterday when I saw just the "I quit". It literally threw the rest of my evening helter-skelter. I kept telling my husband, "She's quitting!" He even knew who you were when I said "Wide Lawns."

I just wrote your blog an elegy on my blog, and I'm overjoyed that I get to go amend my blog post.

Take care, and keep us posted, amused, inspired, and amazed.

bssc23public said...

Get well soon. This is your body's way of telling you to slow down. Remember that the people full of sh*t are fertilizer for your stories. And Kim Deal rocks, especially with Cannonball.

6th Floor blog said...

haha. typical mothering behavior. "Eat something, you'll feel better"

I hope you ate something yummy.

Anonymous said...

Ironically, I thought you were having a PMS meltdown. (Remember, that's always a possibility with we poor women.)

You've done the right thing. Changed the focus in your life. While all the rich lunatics are always entertaining, their stories do become the same after time. Your life experiences will always provide the necessary fodder to whet the appetites of your hungry fans. If you decide to stay in your current employment, consider it a means to an end. It's truly not the environment that will provide long term satisfaction, but in the short term it will serve you well.

Get some rest, have some fun, and bring on the crazy adventures.

Devoted reader

Breny said...

WHEW!!! I was flipping out yesterday when I read you were quitting. I'm so relieved.

I have laughed more over your blog than any other blog I've read. You are one of the most CONSISTENTLY funny writers I have ever read. You have a gift. I loved your Basura stories and I absolutely adore your true life stories about your family and childhood.

I disagree that real writers aren't bloggers. You can do both if you want. I think sharing some ideas through your blog helps you figure out what works and what doesn't.

I'll continue to be a faithful reader no matter what or how much you post. I'm so glad I stayed up late nights reading your archives.

I'm so excited for you (and all us readers!) that you're embarking on a new chapter in your life.

Best wishes,
Breny

Miss Kitty said...

WE LOVE YOU, WIDE LAWNS!!!!!

Thank you for reconsidering!

Anonymous said...

what the heck did i tell you, honey? i told you to watch out for yourself because you could get quite rundown taking care of someone who's ill. oy gevalt...! welcome back, and... pace yourself! it's a marathon not the 100 meter dash. big virtual hugs, sunny

p.s.
so you've quit wide lawns, i take it? that's OK; they made you squirrelly. it's OK to get rid of things in your life that don't need to be there and get in the way of progress.

ArtK said...

Big hugs for you SNM! Take a nice break, heal your self and your husband and do what you want to do!

Anonymous said...

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE YIPEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

ADW said...

OH, thank goodness. I am so happy you are staying. Yabba, Dabba, Doo, no more dog poo )=

Anonymous said...

There is nothing to forgive.

Your stories are awesome, but real life takes priority. :) Glad to hear you will be sticking around though!

Becca

Mrs. Sara said...

Welcome back!

And the real name of "Teenage Wasteland" is "Baba O'Riley." Just so you know.

;)

Cessy said...

I'm glad to hear your Husband is gettting better.

Personally, more than the stories about obnoxious, rich white people ... I enjoyed the stories of your childhood, your early adult years, the "Self Indulgent" posts.

You come across as a truly good person. Lots of love and care all the way from Australia.

elise said...

My mom is almost always right, too.

Sigh. It's annoying, but not nearly as annoying as cavorting through my bad decisions :)

And for you, sticking around? YAY, YAY, AND YAY!

Anonymous said...

"I'm going to ferret out those fears and write about them in all of their ridiculous, hilarious absurdity." You mean you have worse stuff than salt shaker dick? That story had me crying from laughter.

Virtuesplea said...

I just recently discovered your blog. I have my own, the url for which I will not post. I'm not commenting for my own gain.

I just wanted to let you know that the best, most entertaining and inspiring stories that I've seen posted (and I've finished your archives) have been your stories about your own life, not those concerning the residents of Wide Lawns. They are certaintly entertaining. But nothing so far has surpassed the stories of your own life.

I'd actually much rather read about your (certainly interesting!) childhood and dating experiences which you tell some of and hint of more. I would venture to guess that most of your readers continue reading more for your personal stories than those of the residents you deal with everyday.

Anonymous said...

I know I rarely comment, but I am so glad you will continue blogging. I love your writing and I looked forward to self indulgent Saturdays more than bratty teenagers in cars that cost more than my college. So Thank You for still blogging. I pray that everything in your life keeps getting better.

The Wandering Author said...

Subservient No More, I'm glad to hear you aren't quitting, but do take care of yourself. It is far better to post less and stay well than to run yourself into the ground.

The people who really care about your writing can wait until you're ready. The rest aren't worth writing for.

That said, I'm looking forward to Saturday, if you're up to it.

Jean said...

Like a Phoenix, Babe.... out of ashes...

Good for you.

Zoltar Panaflex said...

I hope this comes out the way I mean it, which is a massive compliment with touches of fawning appreciation, and a true sense of admiration for your CLEAR writing ability.

I was traumatized by the disappearance of WLNM! I was so worried, I thought some disaster had struck (your husband, or yourself) which caused you, with grief, to delete delete delete.

You have QUITE a true talent to write. I'll bet you could write about the driest subject and make it totally readable.

How can blogging be a lesser form, does everyone have to have a book to be 'published'? No! Not by a long shot. Bending with the times, and adapting, blogging IS the new form of book publishing.

I think I'm not alone in thinking: "Thank GOODNESS she'll keep writing!" because I love how you write to almost the same exact measure of what you write.

I thought the delicate irony of your former moniker was you were actually a much more useful and powerful person - you weren't shrieking and flailing malnourished limbs over a bar-code, you are actually magnificently superior to such pathetic drooling creatures.

I compliment you, you are THE most compelling thing I've been reading online, I'm glad my panicking was not for some fresh disaster, I was so worried about you and yours...

Cindy said...

Glad you're feeling better :0) Take care of yourself!

jody said...

So glad you are staying around!
Hope everything keeps looking up!

Cassandra said...

Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Awesome! Rock on!

Anonymous said...

I'm glad to hear that things are looking up a little bit, and that you've found a new passion, but I was never here for your personal tales, but was here for your creative way to talk about work.

I hope your new blog works out and your book does well!

Anonymous said...

Yea! Happy dancing feet in Fishers, IN!! Now I can anticipate Monday mornings at work with a BIG smile! You relax, regroup, EAT- and get ready to write and entertain your avid readers. Yea!! She's back!!

Anonymous said...

Are you putting the archives back? I really hope you are.

And if not, well, thanks for the laughs, good luck in the future, and I hope your husband gets well.

faithfeedsme said...

Thank goodness you are alright. We do appreciate you and would miss you terribly. Get some rest, and let husband play with your girls. You will get some relief too.

See you saturday. Its a date!

Anonymous said...

YAY!!!!!! I also think you need a new nome de plume.

Sparkling Cipher said...

You have made many people very happy. I'm glad to read that you are doing well and won't just fade away. The thing that bugs me most when people stop blogging is that I wonder some time later how they are doing, if they are still moving toward their dreams. But thanks to the anonymity of the internet, there is no way to find out.

So thanks for not quitting altogether.

flybunny said...

I don't normally comment here but I have to on this one...

For one, I too am glad that you have decided to continue. Your writing is fantastic and I would miss it tremendously. I have spent more time that should be legally allowed in your archives laughing my ass off so I cannot wait to see what the next chapter will be.

Second, regarding your Dad - my Mother has been battling Lung Cancer for the past 6 years and one place that I have found that is a fountain of hope and information is lchelp.com - it is a message board and they are the kindest most educated people and always willing to offer a shoulder or an opinion.

And please eat and make your Mother happy! Us mothers feel so much better knowing our kids have full stomachs.

Adoringly M~ said...

You're a cannonball...

Adoringly M~ said...

You're a cannonball....

Anonymous said...

hello! i'm delurking just to say i am glad to hear that you are reconsidering! i feel badly that i didn't post in time to add to the chorus of those who didn't want to see you go - but i'm here now!

your stories are always fantastic no matter the topic (your dating mishaps give me flashbacks!).

i'll look forward to your next post but in the meantime, take the time to gather yourself & i will keep you & your family in my thoughts.

- laura ;)

Erin said...

I'm very, very happy to read this. Hooray for being like Kim Deal. The first Pixies song I ever heard was "Gigantic". I was 12, and I liked Kim's voice right away. Yours was one of the first blogs I started reading on a regular basis, because I liked your writing style so much based on the first entry I read. Just sayin'.

I'm looking forward to the revamped blog!

NicoleinAZ said...

Yay! Writer formerly known as subservient, I am SO pleased you have chosen to stay with us!

Now on the Self Indulgent Saturday!

Bring it on, I'm ready!

Zu said...

Hooray! Glad to hear we aren't losing you for good. Take care of yourself and hubby, spend time with your Pop, write that awesome novel(We're gonna sell it out on the first day!), and we will patiently wait for the weekends to read more about your fascinating cool life and family.

amy said...

I am SO RELIEVED! I was terrified I'd never have another SW post. Welcome back, get lots of rest, and eat some yummy food. We'll all be right here when you get back. -hugs from here-

Anonymous said...

Me: HUGE GRIN!!!

You: TOTALLY COOL!!!

mrbunsrocks said...

Yippee! :)

Theresa said...

OH THANK GOD!

Whew. You are one of only 3 blogs that I follow regularly, and the other 2 are silly, celebrity fluff. I love your writing and was sincerely sad when you said you were quitting.

Thanks for sticking around. I can't wait to read your new stuff.

faded said...

Forgive you! There is nothing to forgive! You have the courage to grow and challange your self. You also have the courage to share it with people. There is nothing to forgive, There is much to celibrate and be joyful about.

JDogg said...

Glad to have you back and that all is getting better. It is always hard when a loved one is sick.

We all love you!

Anonymous said...

HOORAY!!!

Big hugs to you.

~ Lara like Sara

Anonymous said...

Whoo whoo!!
I'm so glad you've decided to stay. How would I have gotten through crappy work days without you?
Moms usually do know best. Take care of yourself!

Evyl Fashionista said...

WOO-HOO!!!!!!

I am so glad to see you are not giving up your blog entirely. Take your time and come back when you are well-fed and rested. (I'm not a mom but I do play the "Wendy-lady" to several jousters.)

Again, I must say that I have enjoyed all your writing, especially Self Indulgent Saturday. Rich, psychotic people are amusing but the stories of your life and family were truly wonderful. Your style of writing draws me into the story and that is an amazing gift.

Where do I sign up for the first printing of your novel?????

(P.S. - Any chance of the archives coming back just so we have something to read until you post again?)

Chet said...

So one day when your novel is complete and published, how will we know to buy it? I know it seems like a silly question but your anonymity makes it impossible for you to tell us to buy your book. Help? I know it's forever away.

mbbored said...

Yay! You have no idea how excited I am about this. So I'm raising an internet toast to your better than ever blog! Here's to the woman who never was subservient!

Anonymous said...

Thank you, SW. Thanks, Mom.

We all get loopy, but its the people who count that count. And those people noticed by all kinds.

Now- how about those archives that I hadn't finished?!

your fan

Charlottex said...

Rich formatting »
I read dozens of blogs a day (seriously dozens. I strongly dislike my job and have no problem reading other poeple's musings on my boss's time) and never comment on them. I read yours everytime you update it. I've forwarded your link to most of my procrastinating friends and have had more then one conversation that started with "so I was reading Wide Lawns today..." as wild and crazy as you life has been, I can relate. You keep it "real". You are one of thet most open, honest, and sincere people to spill their life onto the web. That in itself is fearlessness. You put up with some god awful crap on a daily basis and still manage to let us all in to laugh or cry with you about it at the end of the day. Reading about where you come from, who you are now and your aspirations for the future has actually helped me reevaluate my own life and my own goals. Okay. this is way to mushy now. I gotta rein it in.
All I a saying is that you are a gem among a beach of pebbles and whatever you do, I wanna know, becuase I predict it will be amazing.
Take care of yourself. Take really good care of yourself. We will all be here when you get back.
I read dozens of blogs a day (seriously dozens. I strongly dislike my job and have no problem reading other people's musings on my boss's time) and never comment on them. I read yours every time you update it. I've forwarded your link to most of my procrastinating friends and have had more then one conversation that started with "so I was reading Wide Lawns today..." as wild and crazy as you life has been, I can relate. You keep it "real". You are one of the most open, honest, and sincere people to spill their life onto the web. That in itself is fearlessness. You put up with some god awful crap on a daily basis and still manage to let us all in to laugh or cry with you about it at the end of the day. Reading about where you come from, who you are now and your aspirations for the future has actually helped me reevaluate my own life and my own goals. Okay. this is way to mushy now. I gotta rein it in.
All I a saying is that you are a gem among a beach of pebbles and whatever you do, I wanna know, because I predict it will be amazing.
Take care of yourself. Take really good care of yourself. We will all be here when you get back.

Anonymous said...

I just recently starting reading your blog and was 4 kinds of dismayed when you Quit, but now I'm really excited to see what's next! I'm so glad you decided to keep blogging!

Kelly

Anonymous said...

YAY!!! :)

Take the next few days, relax, regroup and spend some quality time with your hubby!!! Enjoy. I'll be looking forward to your next post.

Kelly

Allie said...

*cheers*

Kickass seabass! Good to have you back. :D

Tamarillicent said...

Huzzah!
And now, maybe, you'll take care of yourself? ;)
So glad to hear all is well!

Charlotte said...

Oh my goodness! I've been away from regular blog reading for a couple days, I've been busy graduating from college and moving out of the dorms. I just read through some of your recent posts. I'm glad you're keeping the blog. change is good...hard, but good. I'm going through a ton of it right now. But you're great, and I know whatever you have in store will be great. Best wishes!

Isabelle said...

WOO HOO!!

Reinventing is not a bad thing...just ask Madonna.

Anonymous said...

Thank you:).
I can't believe how happy I was to read that the blog isn't disappearing. I loved the Wide Lawn snippets about you and look forward to reading stories from your childhood.

Enjoy your rest!

Jane

booda baby said...

Isn't it great to change your mind? Your novel will be wonderful!

liz said...

Hey - you don't know me and i don't think i've ever commented here because your life is just so far removed from mine i couldn't ever think of anything relevent. But i've been reading your blog for quite a while and when i read your "resignation" letter a few days ago i was actually really bummed. You have an amazing talent for writing smoothly, coherently while still being highly entertaining. I hope things in your life settle down and that we don't loose you completely. It seems a little selfish to ask you to stay if this just stresses you out, but i just wanted you to know there's a random chick in Montana who would miss you!

Connie in SC said...

Can you still keep us filled in on the antics of your crazy white people every so often??? If not I'll still read because I have enjoyed your personal stories as much as the crazy white people. Welcome back!!! Blessing to your granddaddy!

Mim said...

Ok, I just commented on you I quit blog, but like I said I like to read from the beginning!

So YAY! I'm glad you're not leaving the blogspere.

Also, "teenage wasteland" is by The Who and it's actually called "Baba O'Riley" (don't hate me for that, my sister has beaten that into my head and it's also our dog's name:)

Raven said...

Yeaaaahh!! Speaking as a mother I have to say this...
Maybe next time you'll listen to us when we tell you something. In this case, taking care of yourself.

Anonymous said...

PHEW, I feel MUCH better now!!!

Mom is always right! Listen to your MOMMA!

LOVE YOUR WRITING, keep it up...in any form!

You nearly gave me a heart attack when I saw the "I quit" post!!

- a fellow aspring book writer from New England

St Yves said...

YaY! Take care of yourself, but YAYAYAYAYAY!

Courtney said...

HOORAY!!!!!!!!

Yay for mom!!!!

I'm so glad you're sticking around.
: )

Moxie said...

Wow, see what happens when I'm not paying attention? I clicked on your blog to catch up on several posts I'd missed - lo and behold, the archives are gone and you are redecorating. (This also explains the huge spike in readership I've gotten lately.)

I am very touched to hear that my words resonated with you. I don't think I need to say anything more other than good luck and don't forget to write.

The Cleaning Lady said...

good luck facing your demons! and we all cant wait until the new and improved you comes back to us.
may the force be with you!

Historical Wit said...

Hey there, just relax rock star. Your way to young to burn out already. You have a good thing here, it doesn't have to end because your growing. Let it grow with you.

I studied history in college, and while it taught me how to write, it taught me this important lesson. Humans invented time so everything wouldn't happen at once. Think about that for a while.

Em said...

I don't think I've ever commented, but I've been reading for a few months. I'm so glad you've decided to keep sharing your gift for words with the world. There are some writers I would read no matter the subject, and you are one of them.

And your mother is so very wise. "You just need something to eat. Now shut up, eat something, take a break and do what you need to do." Beautiful.

The Dippy Chick Company Blog said...

What a wonderful post! I'm glad you're regrouping. We were worried about you. I also used to live in South Florida, and I agree - there are some real pieces of shit down there. My husband and I were lucky to escape. On the other hand, I made some of my best friends down there too. Living there was a turning point in my life, and it had a purpose.
Anyhoo, rest up, write that novel, enjoy life and I'll keep checking for new posts!
Love, Chris (Dippy Chick)

maria said...

what your mom said made me laugh so hard. it sounds like what my mom says when i have a meltdown. i am so very glad you aren't going anywhere, and that i get to read more about you and your life. when you get your new blog all set up, could you repost the cakewalk story and dating stories? the ones about you. the ones that made me cry and laugh :).

yes, take care of yourself, have some pasta (or whatever your favorite comfort food is) and sleep. you have another friend here :)

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