(April 2017) Have a listen to Kimba and Pat Rullo dish on the writing life, gal pals, midlife, and the importance of finding your funny every day. http://www.speakuptalkradio.com/kimba-dalferes-speaks-up/ You can also find this interview on Itunes and IHeartRadio, and as part of Pat Rullo's author interview podcast series. … [Read more...]
In Praise of Limited Access
Each weekday evening ends with this solemn promise to myself: I will not be a crazy person in the coming dawn. I take very specific precautions to ensure that the morning will be without the frantic run-a-round and histrionics: The next work-day outfit is assembled and laid out alongside coordinating jewelry and shoes. Smoothie contents are premeasured and placed upon the top shelf of the frig to be blended in the a.m. The alarm is set with an eye for allowing plenty of time for … [Read more...]
What’s My Line?
While watching last month’s 89th Academy Awards, I was on the verge of concluding that it was one of the most uneventful shows of all time. Well, until IT happened. The big IT; the biggest snafu in the history of the Oscars. Announcing the wrong winner of the best picture category – the top dog of all award categories – seals the deal for “Moonlight” never being forgotten in movie folklore. Image provided courtesy of Gratisography.com. Free of copyright restrictions. You may not … [Read more...]
Hey, I Know That Troll!
Yep, I know how all this works. I’m a big girl, and every time I put my stuff out into the world, I hitch up my big girl panties and prepare for the occasional troll. The sad but all-too-true fact is that being trolled comes with the territory of today’s writing scene. Image provided courtesy of Pexel.com - https://www.pexels.com/photo/white-clothes-line-trousers-past-54611/ CC0 license, free for personal and commercial use. In an odd way, to be trolled is a kind of badge of honor. … [Read more...]
Hon, Do We Have Any Mustard?
HUBS: Hey Hon, we gotta get this frig under control. ME: What do you mean? HUBS: It’s a mess. Come on, I can’t even find the mustard. ME: What? Nah. I clean it out every year. HUBS: No way. I bet I can find something in here over a year old. ME: I double dog dare you to find anything in that frig over a year old. In the world of men, a double dog dare is non-negotiable. You just can’t throw that out there willy nilly. If you use it, ya better mean it. Image provided … [Read more...]
The Big Girl Panties Society: Rules for Membership
Today we have a guest that's come to hang out with us a bit in the "The Middle-Aged Cheap Seats" - so mind your manners yall! We're joined by Vikki Claflin who writes the award-winning blog, Laugh Lines: http://laugh-lines.net, where she doles out irreverent advice on marriage, offers humorous how-to lists galore, and shares her most embarrassing midlife moments. She shows us how to master midlife with laughter and common sense. The first time I heard someone say “Put on your big girl … [Read more...]
Stray Dogs & Ugly Pumpkins
(Because I'm traveling this week, I"m featuring one of my favorite previous posts - updated just a bit.) I love Fall. Cooler weather, colorful leaves, and the first fire in the fireplace all make me happy. One of my favorite Fall rituals: local harvest festivals. I’m a sucker for bales of hay, tractor rides, and apple cider. Perhaps this is my preferred time of year because I grew up in Florida, where there are only two seasons: tourist and hurricane. At a local fall festival last weekend … [Read more...]