That Time At The Dinner Party

:::Holidailies Prompt:::

If you could change, undo, or modify one decision in your past, which would it be and why?

A few years ago I was at a dinner party.

After the meal we were all moved to the living room and from there we sniffed butts just like dogs-okay- didn’t sniff butts.

We sat in this sort of circle and the way everyone introduced themselves was to state – with your chin pointed slightly up in the air  and your jaw almost locked -where you went to college.

Then you mentioned your name.

I’d have rather sniffed a butt when it came to my turn.

 I said, ” I’m sorry, I didn’t go to college.”

I freaking apologized! What the Hell was I thinking? I wanted to go back to the dining room table, grab a knife and cut my tongue out.

One of the guests looked surprised, ” Oh, I had no idea. You’re so well spoken and articulate.”

” I’m part Asian. ” I said.

One woman patted me on the arm.  When she had my attention he leaned over and twinkled her eyes at me” A little bird told me you do some writing .”

I think she was trying to ‘help me’ into the conversation but I wasn’t having it.

” Did the little bird tell you the rest of the time I embalm bodies and in a pinch I get sent in to work at the crematory? You only have to be a highschool graduate to do that kind of work. The only hard part in doing cremations is to remember not sneeze when you’re putting the ashes in the urn.”


So if I could change anything from that moment in time,  I wouldn’t have apologized for not being a College graduate. I wouldn’t have made my job sound like a joke.

I should have unapologetically rattled off my history as a musician, as a funeral director and as a writer- all three are things I worked very hard to accomplish.

I should have said so.




The buzz around wordpress is:

What Are Your Blogging Goals for 2016

I’ve been thinking about that since I started blogging daily in late November. So far I’ve been working on prompts, which is fun and I’ve been doing Holidailies too.

At this point I guess it doesn’t hurt  to ask myself some questions-

Where do I want to go with my blogging?

Do I want to write more short stories? More prompt responses?

More journal entries?


I guess I only have one goal- to work on my blog more.

I want to write more, I want to experiment with different writing styles ( Journalism, Poetry, ) and I’m not sure why, but I’d like to do some photography too.


I think if my blog grows and has focus I will grow and have better focus  as a writer.

Let’s see how it goes.

Here’s to 2016.