Blogiversary- I made that word up. I know for sure because I didn’t read it on the Internet when I Googled it. Blogiversary is a portmanteau. A portmanteau is a combination of two blended words with two blended meanings, like a sloppy compound word. Think smog (smoke + fog) or fenemy (friend + enemy). I… Continue reading Blogiversary
Julie Andrew’s character, Maria, belted out her favorite things in “The Sound of Music.” Her dozen plus favs ranged from kitten whiskers to strudels that are either free or relatively cheap. (Although I think nowadays there are online pastries that could rack up a considerable amount of reward points.) Oprah on the other hand doesn’t… Continue reading My Favorite (Not Things) But Moments
Columbus must have had a better press agent than the others, because I don’t recall Lief Erikson at all in the third grade geography books Sister Edna used at Chicago Southside’s St. Florian’s Grammar School. Lief Erikson, Viking America Discoverer Runner-up . (Not As Important As Father Kulinski.) If Lief didn’t make it to print… Continue reading Thank You, Christopher Or Zheng Or Lief Or Brendan!
Sissy Ann Jablonski, a character that sprang to life during my “Steve Martin Teaches Comedy” online Masterclass tutorial, elbowed her way into “A Few Choice Words,” again. (She debuted in Post 5 “Dona Diego Zorro Queen Zips Her Lips.”) Though she has retired her Zorro mask for now, she hasn't retired her genius, “never thought… Continue reading Cheetah Wind Skating Queen Learns a Lesson
I enrolled in the “Steve Martin Teaches Comedy” online Masterclass. The first lessons encouraged students to “observe your thoughts, be inspired,” and assured us that “there is room out there in the world” for what we create. Steve also stated that the class was “nonrefundable and to make the most of it.” My thoughts drifted… Continue reading Make Room for Sissy Ann Jablonski