A Bit About Me

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Along with my daily duties as founder and head writer of HumorMeOnline.com, in 2003, I took the Grand Prize in the Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest (also known as the "It Was a Dark and Stormy Night" competition). I've also been a contributor to "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" and the web's "The Late Show with David Letterman". I also occupy my time writing three blogs, "Blogged Down at the Moment", "Brit Word of the Day" and "Production Numbers"...and my off-time is spent contemplating in an "on again/off again" fashion...my feable attempts at writing any one of a dozen books. I would love to write professionally one day...and by that I mean "actually get a paycheck".

20 October 2012

It's Always About Me, Isn't It?

After quite a long hiatus, I've decided I'm going to start writing again -- but not because I'm a writer...as my son clearly keeps reminding me - that, since I only write a blog (and sporadically at that) this does not a writer make.

I am doing this because I need to -- not because I want to -- altho I do...I did some inner soul searching and it IS actually more of a need. It's definitely right up there with me needing water, food, and air - I also need to have a voice - even if only a handful of people ever "hear" me.

Oh, I'm not remotely suggesting anything I have to say is ground-breaking or Earth-shattering - it's not even in the realm of mind-boggling. Head-shaking, perhaps...grimace-producing, sleep-inducing, and just plain whack -- yeah, a definite strong possibility.

And, be forewarned, they're about me. Everything is about me: my thoughts, my observations, my life, and my misconceptions -- and how things influence me in some way - and inspire me...at least enough to write about them.

So, despite what my son says about me...I remain steadfast in trying to convince myself that, if Shakespeare were alive today...not only would he be very, very, very old...but also "just" some blogger trying to have his voice heard as well -- albeit speaking it MUCH more eloquently than I ever could.

But, hey, he's also got a LOT more years doing this kind of thing than I ever had...so don't discount me just yet. 

(I felt like I had to do a quasi-biographical announcement as I haven't been around a while. While this might sound a bit silly, ludicrous, or just plain bombastic - I felt like a re-introduction of sorts was in order. So, there you have it.)


  1. I thought you said it was going to be all about jew. There's nothing semetic anywhere. Oy, how that makes my schmekel hurt.

  2. I think you are more interesting than Shakespeare and tell your son to shut it :-)

  3. Saw your link on Ziva's Inferno....ever thought about participating in NaNoWriMo...write a novel in a month? It is great fun....several in our regional group have actually gotten their work published that they started in this event. Just a thought ;) Looking forward to more writing.

  4. I popped over from Ziva's place, too. I keep blogging because it gives me someone to talk to besides myself.

  5. Awww...thanks you guys. I'm so glad someone found their way over here as I was also a "Featured Blogger" over at the Montgomery Advertiser, and the day I decide to jump right back in...is they day they've decided to remove all blogs from their home page and hide them where only a few archeologists would be able to dig them out. :(

    Danielle - I might do the NaNo this year altho my local group have not specifically contacted me - you'd think they would as I was there just last year. I guess maybe I'm the one who has to find them?

    Paula - Thank you for popping over. I didn't do the 30 Days thing this time altho I enjoyed it last time around. I was just all in a blah feeling for eons.

    Meleah and you Anonymous people - thank you as well. You guys know I live for the comments, so finding all this this morning makes my little heart jump for joy (altho I don't want it jumping too much because I have a wonky heart). :)

    Thank you everyone! :)

  6. Welcome back! The best way is just to write on your own terms, and yeah, it's about me too :)

  7. You should sign up for NaNoWriMo with me in November! XOXOX

  8. Glad I decided to click onto your link and see if you'd come back. Any thoughts on Thanksgiving?

    (That's a hint to come to my place, then to write something I can feature, with a link, next week. Might help to rebuild some hits for you...)