Dear Jennifer, I apologize for the length of time it's taken for us to respond to your submission. I'm writing to let you know that we’re ultimately not able to make a publication offer for your MS. Our list is very small, and we receive so many more manuscripts than we could ever publish. This … Continue reading Possibly The Last Rejection Letter
No one ever asked me that question, which was a damn good thing because I didn't have a clue. I don't think I was alone in this. Most people don't fall into the category of precocious ten-year olds who say they are going to be a marine biologist then grow up to become one. I … Continue reading What do you want to be when you grow up?
You may be a cartoon character if... ...You have been known to goofily send objects, often stemware, flying across the room with an over animated swish of your hand. ...You watch TV with Cruella de Vil hair while twisting and yanking your chin hairs and looking like an evil mastermind. ...You have two exclamation marks engraved between … Continue reading You May Be A Cartoon Character If…
And by funny, I mean awfully disgusting. Like the chili I made for dinner on Sunday night. It tasted like it was made with shredded elastic bands. I thought the meat had gone bad; after all, the bread-maker cheese bread tasted good, in fact, very good. Nope; The Doc said the chili was fine and … Continue reading After the shot, certain things tasted funny…
There have been many hobbies in my life over the years. Several new ones since retirement. Several old ones dropped when they were no longer enjoyable. Like sewing, something I had done since I was a teenager, but something that had begun to feel like a chore. God I hate sewing. And then there is … Continue reading Hoping To Learn A New Trick
So I may be a bitch but I am polite. After all I am Canadian through and through and we are known for being polite. Possibly over polite. I once thanked someone so many times for doing something for me that they became annoyed and yelled at me. Oops Sorry. Apologizing is also something Canadians … Continue reading I’m A Polite Bitch, I Know The Power of Saying Thank you
Last year around this time, I wrote a blog about discovering my addiction. It wasn't to wine or coffee or drugs or binge watching Netflix or even checking my blog stats. My addiction was, to my surprise, jigsaw puzzles. The reason I called it an addiction was because I would continue to work on them … Continue reading Addiction Update
Listening to the radio the other day I heard a statistic that made me wonder about the nature of human beings these days and how such intelligent creatures have evolved to the point that they seem to be regressing. In other words becoming a lot less intelligent. I'm trying to refrain from using the word … Continue reading A Wrinkly Statistic Of Human Regression
Folding laundry the other day, I couldn't help but notice the state of our underwear. What popped into my fairly empty head at the time was a statement I'm sure most of us heard in our youth, "make sure you put on clean underwear in case you have an accident." How could one not remember that piece … Continue reading A Rumination On Skivvies And Undies
Previously in the realm of after 60 bitchiness, The Bitch was on a tirade about technology and obsolescence. Specifically the fact that WordPress no longer communicated well with her computer and so she was trying to format blog posts on her iPad. Her laptop, which was dated, was still working fine and housed all her … Continue reading A Keyboard, A Mouse, And A Couple Of Puzzle Boxes
WordPress doesn't like my computer any more, and that kind of ticks me off. In actuality, it is probably my browser that it doesn't like, but that doesn't tick me off any less. It all started a couple of months ago when I logged in to WordPress and tried to create a new post. I … Continue reading Officially Obsolete
Once upon a time... (actually it was the winter of 2002) The Bitch received a phone call from a relative who complained and complained about the weather to the point that the bitch rolled her eyes and tried to preoccupy herself with other things while the relative continued to whine. She no sooner hung up … Continue reading A Winter Story Of A Winter Story
Remember the kid in class that you didn't want to have on your team for the spelling bee? Well I was that kid. I was also the kid that you didn't want to have on any sports teams, but that is a whole other story. I can't spell. Never could. I absolutely hated the spelling … Continue reading Spelling Bees And Piano Keys
If you're not familiar with Pavlov's dogs, let me offer a little history. In simple terms Ivan Pavlov was a Russian Scientist who ended up discovering and studying the process of learning known as classical conditioning. He realized that dogs that normally salivate when food was present learned to salivate when an unrelated stimulus was … Continue reading Pavlov’s Dog Of Bladder Control
Do what? Create blog content that's what. I am at a loss to figure out how some people can create so much content for their blogs while I currently find my brain lacking stimulus and my life pretty uneventful. There are bloggers out there who create one and sometimes more than one post every twenty-four … Continue reading How Do They Do It?