Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Reader Beware!!

Just to make sure that I'm starting out on the up and up, I should probably disclose the fact that the profile pic I've posted isn't really me. It's a Squirrel who goes by the name Scaredy and NOT a girl who goes by the name of squirrel_e_

Glad I cleared that up.

I should probably also say that Scaredy Squirrel and all things related to him (including my profile pic) belong to the most excellent Canadian children's author, Melanie Watt. I'm just borrowing the picture. I will give it back. I promise.

The Scaredy Squirrel books are brilliantly hilarious and I consider Scaredy to be a rock solid role model.  I discovered him on the very day my husband decided that he didn't want to be married to me anymore and reading that silly wonderful book actually gave me something to aspire to.  He was the bravest Scaredy Squirrel I'd ever laid eyes on and I figured if I could be like Scaredy then I could maybe pull this whole being dumped thing off... and I did. I heart Scaredy Squirrel.

Please, if you ever get the chance, make sure to buy these great great books and give them to someone you love ... or keep 'em for yourself and revel in all that is Scaredy Squirrel.





And there is a new one coming out. I can hardly wait!!!

Even before I met Scaredy, I felt a certain warm smoooshy affinity towards squirrels. I love squirrels. They are a complete riot to watch and totally crack me up. For years, I have fondly placed the blame for the swift-moving, erratic and sometimes frantic inner-workings of my mind squarely at the feet of the lunatic squirrels who reside inside my head. (BTW- that's figuratively inside my head. I'd have to be a real freak-show to have them literally residing in my head. I keep the live ones in my closet.)

I guess why I'm waxing all poetic-like about squirrels is that I'm attempting to explain my choice of title for this blog. Future, past and present posts will be swift-moving, erratic and sometimes frantic ... just like my beloved squirrels.

Beware: This blog may contain nuts.

Oh yeah.

Edit #1: Before there was Scaredy, there was Danny. Awesome.

Monday, January 3, 2011

New Year's Resolution #1-Start Writing Blog.... Check

Yay Me!!!

I've FINALLY started this whole writing thang .... Hmmmmmm .... Now what?? I'll probably keep this first post kinda short since I don't want to burn out so soon in the game ;)


What to say? What to say?

So this is my blog ... Welcome.

I'm not terribly sure why anyone would have any interest whatsoever in reading anything I have to write but I guess I'll just focus on the writing part and leave the reading part to everyone else.

I think I might actually start by confessing that I am of the opinion that blogging is a super self-indulgent activity. Yet here I am, along with thousands of other people, blogging away to my heart's content. I guess we, as a society, are a pretty self-indulgent bunch so maybe this whole Blog Phenomenon makes total sense.

Now that I've made my confession ... and,no doubt, offended a whole lotta bloggers, I feel much better about continuing. By proclaiming my own hypocrisy, I have freed my mind to focus on the task at hand ... instead of focussing on my reluctance to appear self-indulgent. So,
here I go ... The Reluctant Blogger no more!!

All that said, I'm going to finish up and sign off. My next post will be way more fun and way less "This is my first post and I don't know what to say" ... Here's hopin' :)