On a recent trip to the grocery store, my husband and I stood in the middle of the isle where you find all the toilet paper, trying to decide what to actually buy. It’s an isle that runs half the length of the store, and my local grocery store is size of a city block. Honestly, how could there be so many choices out there on what we use to wipe our asses with?Read More
It is the goal of many writers to create a visual image in their readers’ minds using the power of the written language. For me, I know I’m reading a good book when I no longer see the words on the page, but rather a movie created by my imagination plays before my eyes. For an excellent book, I also hear sounds.
But how do writers get the inspiration for these vivid scenes they write? How do they know if the scene they’re painting with words is the scene that is playing in their readers’ heads? Many of my fellow writers have notebooks filled with sketches that they were attempting to describe with words, but needed another medium to help them find the adjectives. Me… I can’t draw, not unless you want to consider technical drawing as drawing — which I suppose it technically is (pun intended), but not quite what I’m talking about here. A bunch of lines and curves with dimensions most of the time is boring to look at and not the inspiration that I seek as a writer.
The toilet is the most utilised room in the house. Some of us are fortunate to have more than one, which is fantastic when there is a large number of people cuing outside the door, yelling at you, telling you to hurry up because they’re busting to go. If your kids are anything like mine, they just open the door and start pulling you off if you don’t move fast enough. (Teenagers… Do they not understand the meaning of the word privacy?)
In my recent research into the most important room in a house, I have discovered that there are many names by which we call the toilet. Some are obscure and weird, while others are interesting. This week, I have decided to share with you a few more common names and where those names originate.Read More
Toilet humour has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. If I think about it, toilet humour has always been around. However, recently I find myself descending into the sewer and following the wastewater through the treatment plant and out to sea. Even as I write that last line, I find myself laughing, the irony not lost.Read More
While on a recent visit to the hair salon, I decided to actually sit down and look at the many magazines they had. I don’t normally do this. I’m either reading a book, or the work of another writer they asked me to review. But the latest issue of the Next magazine sported an article title that caught my eye: The New Beauty Rules: 30s, 40s, 50s & Beyond. So I had to look at what new advice is out there.
I laughed.Read More