Saturday, August 08, 2009
Elvis seen at a garage sale!
I am finding out how challenging it is to write something meaningful every day about these Wacky Holidays. Then when Twitter went down the last couple of days, which I rely on to help notify my network about these blog posts of mine, it forced me to re-think my approach to this subject matter. I think I've managed to make this harder than it needs to be, as with nearly everything else in my life. It was really frustrating, after spending a few good hours writing (total, not all in one sitting) only to find out I wasn't able to get the word out!
Not to mention, I haven't really been liking how my blog posts have been turning out either. Besides feeling rushed, they read like I'm just rambling. And yesterday's blog post overwhelmed me, like I'd bitten off more than I could chew. Clearly some revision is in order here.
Any feedback is greatly appreciated! Anyone can leave comments ... actually one person did leave a comment for me on Facebook, but it wasn't about my writing so much as it was about my opinion. That's another thing I encountered: if I'm going to use this forum to air my opinions then I'd better be prepared to hear other people's opinions too, especially about emotionally high-charged subject matter. And he didn't exactly agree with me, which is okay. I don't expect everyone to agree with me. But it did kind of hurt; I won't lie. Ah, the life of a writer.
Today is National Garage Sale Day. Garage sales are quite possibly one of the awesomest things ever. What's not to love about finding cool stuff for next to nothing? I always love discovering new drinking glasses and coffee mugs to collect. This also makes me think of one of my favorite reality shows EVER - Clean House with Niecy Nash. When we had Dish network and I could actually watch TV (our cable's not hooked up to watch TV, we mainly get our entertainment from Netflix and the internet) I discovered this great show. It's one of the few shows that made me laugh my ass off. Funniest part about it is, the show is about cleaning up people's houses who have extreme - and I do mean extreme - clutter problems. While I'm not nearly as bad as some of the people featured on the show, people who know me probably wish I would take some tips from that show, hee hee hee!
One of the stars of the show quickly became one of my favorites: Trish Suhr, the resident yard-sale expert. She is so cute, and hilarious! (she's the one on the right; I have no idea who the other person is, this is just what came up on a Google search)
I love her, but then I really love everyone on that show; that show truly has some special magic going on. The stars enjoy great chemistry, which is a rarity in any television show or movie! I love Niecy Nash too - she cracks me up!
A modest search of today's Wacky Holiday turns up a whole lotta nothing otherwise, however I did find this neat website: Yardsalequeen.com. I have no idea how up-to-date it is, but it did appear on the first page of a Google search so I imagine it must be reasonably current.
Today is also the beginning of Elvis Week! How cool is THAT.
So there ya go, folks: go buy yourself a velvet Elvis painting at a garage sale and kill two birds with one stone today.