Sometimes you meet someone on WordPress and things immediately connect in a mystical way. You simply ‘get’ that person in ways you can’t quite explain and a strong friendship is formed.
What was it about her? Maybe it was her gravatar that screamed: Yeah, so what? I’m whimsical and cool, and I like to chill on playground equipment — deal with it.
Or perhaps it was when we first traded barbs in our many epic captioning battles over at
The Good Greatsby’s contests (which he has since sadly retired and I still haven’t forgiven him yet).
But mainly, it’s her personality that shines through her stellar writing: she’s warm, welcoming, witty and I’m big time jealous of her in ways I won’t go into here. And she’s the Queen of Microsoft’s Paint program. Check out this Pegcasso masterpiece:
Climbing the WordPress Reader.
She’s also a WordPress Recommended Humor Blogger, and has been Freshly Pressed so many fricking times (5 or 6, I lost count), she had to go and create her own Freshly Pegged award–no doubt the highest blogging honor.
Now that my gushing’s out of the way, (I love you, Peg!) let’s dig deep into her personal life for our own shallow entertainment! Yeah! I’m sure she won’t mind.
Please, give a warm welcome to my June Blogger of the Month:
Blog Post: “Bye-Bye Baby” detailed my happy/sad feelings about our daughter going off to college. (I don’t count the short-lived blog I had on Another Blog Site to chronicle a trip to Ireland)
Kiss: Randy Strohman, during a game of Spin-The-Bottle at Keith O’Brien’s house in 8th grade. Not that it was any big deal – I barely remember it.
Love: My cousin Mark in 2nd grade. He was hot with his buzz-cut hair, coke-bottle glasses and little suit coat and clip-on tie. I spent the majority of my First Communion party chasing him around my parents’ house in my white dress and veil, much to his disgust.
Childhood Memory: My earliest memory is my Dad leaping and pirouetting around our bedroom, swatting mosquitoes on a hot and steamy summer night while we laughed and laughed.
Moment I met my significant other: It was at the disco (whoo, whoo!). I was out with co-workers I didn’t know well, having been in this new job/city/state for only a month. I had had a few cocktails and that meant my feet would not stay still. A cute guy in a suit and tie was talking to one of the girls in my group. I figured he was safe since he was a friend of a friend, so I asked him to dance. It turned out he didn’t know my co-worker at all and was trying to pick HER up! He got me instead.
Possession I would take if my house were on fire: Photo albums and home movies. And kids artwork and creative writing projects from grade school. And letters and cards from family members over the years and…might as well roast a marshmallow over me, because by the time I gather all my stuff together, I’ll be toasted.
Job I had: First real job with a paycheck was as a cashier at Valley Drug Store. I spent almost every paycheck on makeup. A few weeks after I started, I fell for a trick that was older than my grandma. Somebody called and asked if we had Prince Albert in a can. I spent 20 minutes in the storeroom looking for it.
Thing I think God will say to me at the pearly gates: It was nowhere near enough, Peg. But at least you tried.
Blog Post: “What To Do When Mother Nature Crashes The Wedding: A Bride’s Guide” [editor’s note: yet another brilliant/hilarious post]
Thing I cooked: No-Bake cookies. Don’t judge.
Movie I saw: “Music & Lyrics” with Hugh Grant and Drew Barrymore. We had it on in the background as I cooked and my daughter, Liz, worked at the kitchen counter when she was home last weekend.
Song I listened to: Alan Parsons Project – Eye In The Sky. I tend to listen to the same couple of groups on YouTube at work (this, Pink Floyd, Yes, ELP, Gilbert O’ Sullivan, etc) over and over and over and… I’m so open to new experiences.
Book I read: J.K. Rowlings’ “The Casual Vacancy”. It’s nothing like Harry Potter, but I loved this book as well. I miss the characters since I finished it last week. (That’s the last NEW book I read. Since then I’ve been rereading Jonathon Kellerman, Lee Childs and Georgette Heyer. Lately I’ve been reading them over and over and … See comment above about songs. I have a problem with change, apparently.)
Reality TV show I watched: I’m typing this on Wednesday in hopes that “Toddlers & Tiaras” will be on tonight. Oh, how I’ve missed those tantrum-throwing, ruffled-sock-wearing, spray-tanned little divas.
Person I kissed: the Hubster
Time I cried: Just now, thinking of my Dad and the mosquitoes. Thanks, Darla.
Time I laughed hysterically: Can’t remember. That’s kind of sad.
Time I told a little white lie: Someone asked me if I had the answers to my guest post questionnaire completed and I said “Just about. I’ll send it right over in a jiff!” Hadn’t started it yet. [editor’s note: oh, you are GOOD.]
Time I did something really scary: I’m not much for scary. I avoid horror movies and scary rides and tend to stick with the safe and comfortable. Boy, that looks kind of sad, too.
Time I swore like a sailor: What time is it? It’s a bit of a guilty secret that I swear like a sailor when I’m by myself and either I’m attacked by an inanimate object (like a table leg) or frustrated by a lousy driver. Shh- don’t tell.
Embarrassing moment: OK, let’s get real here. Something about my lunch of burritos and baked beans acted powerfully on my digestive system yesterday. I was in the dining room last night when my “bean relief valve” was tripped. Thank goodness I was all-alone! From the living room the Hubster shouts “Hey, I heard that!” And they say the romance is gone after 30 years.
Good deed I did: This is tough for me. I’m of the opinion that if I broadcast my good deeds here on earth, I forego a heavenly reward for them. Suffice it to say the kidney I ripped out of myself this morning with my bare hands is really gonna make somebody’s day.
Indulgence: Today. Taking time away from work to surf the interwebz, reading the offerings of all my talented blogger friends like you, Miss Dorka Darlypants Darliciousness.