Inspiring, My Ass.


I’d like to thank Heather for the nomination that comes with a homework assignment. Just kidding. Sort of.

I don’t know how inspiring I actually am when the only uplifting thing I’ve written had to do with my goal of emulating my dogs’ blasé attitude. But, what the hell. I’ll play along. (And thanks for thinking of me, Heather 🙂 )

So, I know nothing about this, but apparently I’m supposed to give 7 facts about me:

  1. I’m 5′ 10″ but was never coordinated enough to play any tall-girl sports.
  2. Until I was about 19, I made everyone refer to my hair color as “strawberry blonde” because I refused to be called a redhead (now I embrace all my gingery splendor).
  3. Halloween is my favorite holiday. (Binge on horror movies AND dress up like a super hero? Yes, please.)
  4. The theme song for the TV show, “Angel,” is the ringtone on my phone.
  5. I played a hooker in a less-than-B movie about 16 years ago.
  6. My favorite book is A Tale of Two Cities (despite hating it in high school when we were forced to read it…thank God I re-read it as an adult).
  7. I have a useless, irrational phobia of mosquito hawks. (But they’re harmless! They eat mosquitos! No shit, Sherlock. They are also creepy and terrifying…and I’m pretty sure they can smell my fear.)

Okay – and part deux – I pass along the homework assignment nomination to bloggers I find inspiring. Problem is, as a general rule, I don’t follow “inspiring” bloggers…I follow funny ones. So here is my list of bloggers inspiring me to keep up my attempts at humor:

Truth Shall Set You Free So Don’t Be a Crybaby. Just the name is glorious. But her posts are, too.

Gone Catawampus. Really genuinely funny stuff. She even has a funny post about death. That is talent.

Sparklebumpsthebookwhore. She’s inappropriate and hilarious. The perfect combination.

Jonas Lee’s Imaginarium. Okay…he’s nicer than the rest of us and the closest I have to “inspiring” (mostly because he lets me call him “Avocado”).

Laughing Coyote Productions. Just found Deb a couple of days ago and was dazzled by this post where she explains the importance of lying in your biography. And somehow God passes her a note from the window of his truck on a busy thoroughfare. Delightful.

Idiot-prufs. Start with this post about a rejection from a children’s book publisher. It’s hilarious.

Underachiver’s Blog. No, I didn’t misspell it – that’s the way she’s got it. And this post is inspiring…when she says something does taste better than skinny feels…and that in her world Prince Charming likes a woman with a good backside.

Yes, I’m think I’m supposed to list more, but those are the ones that come to mind right now. I am always on the lookout for hilarious bloggers that make me LOL in inappropriate situations, though, so if you know of more, share!

  18 comments for “Inspiring, My Ass.

  1. May 29, 2014 at 9:15 pm

    My favorite book is “A Tale of Two Cities”! I’ve never met anyone else like us:)

    • May 29, 2014 at 9:16 pm

      Cause everyone else is wrong 😉 Come on…”it is a far, far better thing I do than I have ever done…” It doesn’t get any better.

  2. May 29, 2014 at 9:23 pm

    Crapdamnit, Erin! Now I have to do this… But seriously, thank you for thinking of me! And let’s keep the avocado story to ourselves and make people wonder what it’s supposed to refer to.

    • May 29, 2014 at 9:25 pm

      Hahahaha. Yes, I’m handing out double-edged swords today 😉 And don’t worry, Avocado, I’ll never tell.

  3. May 29, 2014 at 9:57 pm

    So do nominated people then post their favorite bloggers? I”m new to the Blogosphere. Or is that two ‘g’s? I promoted you on my FB page. Oh and I think striving to be-a-dog-in-the-world (borrowing from Martin Heidegger) is something more of us should do. INcluding me and I’m a Cat-aholic.

    • May 29, 2014 at 9:59 pm

      Hahaha. See, you’re expecting me to actually know the protocol…and I don’t. I just copied the girl that nominated me. It’s sort of the equivalent of a chain letter, I think, but instead of bad luck you get a homework assignment.

  4. stillunwinding
    May 30, 2014 at 12:15 am

    Many books I hated in high school I later enjoyed as an adult. Funny how that is!

    • May 30, 2014 at 1:44 am

      Yep. Except Moby Dick. That one still sucks.

  5. May 30, 2014 at 10:37 am

    ‘It is a far, far better I do than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest I go to than I have ever know.”

    See, I would have skipped the guillotine and taken the girl. Anyway, congratulations on the award, and for passing it along my way, you’re too kind.

    • May 30, 2014 at 3:59 pm

      “It is a far far better thing I ought to do…but the girl is hot and I’m a little phobic of blades.” I like it 😉

  6. May 30, 2014 at 11:41 am

    Congrats, well deserved! You always have me cracking up!!

  7. May 30, 2014 at 3:21 pm

    Well, MY favorite book is “Les Miserables” so…. yay us! Thanks for the shout out! And honestly, do you think I’d even be just a little bit funny if I WASN’T inappropriate? 🙂 XOXO

    • May 30, 2014 at 4:01 pm

      My dear, I suspect you’d be funny no matter what 😉 But, yes, the inappropriateness is the hot sauce on the taco.

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