Ghosts Of A Smile

For the past month I’ve noticed that people on FB have been doing this thing were they post a word or two for the things that they are grateful for and when they hit Thanksgiving they top it off by feasting on some poor animal who died a death that I wouldn’t wish on my worst enemy.

Ok. That’s not true, I WOULD wish that on my worst enemy and I would probably wish it on those people who post that picture of a wreath that’s part holly and part thorns and the point this macabre spectacle is to wish Jesus a Happy Birthday.

Because, as we known, nothing says joy like jamming  crown of thorns on somebody’s head.

So in keeping with the day here  is a selection of Thanksgiving artwork-they’re whimsical, macabre and truly I am thankful for them. They made me smile and if you want to know the truth I can count on one hand the things that can do that.

John Currin ” Thanksgiving “

It’s Boom Day Y’all

Sure, yes, right.

Today it’s all about Freedoms and Flags and forcing that tear out of the corner of your eye when you stand on a corner at a 4th of July parade and little girls dressed up like Betsy Ross ride by on a float waving little flags on sticks.

But the reality is, it’s Boom Day Y’all.

It’s all about things that go zip and pop and kaboom and barbequed burgers and side dishes drenched in mayonnaise and bottles of beer  chillng in a kiddie pool with a watermelon and shooting off the last of your fireworks at three in the morning.

As a side note, in the midst of your revelries try not blow off your fingers with your customized fireworks , or shoot a bottle rocket into your neighbor’s eye or hump your gun and up sending a bullet into your own house and leaving a hole in your tv.

Really though, have fun- why not? Just try not to maim anyone or set anything on fire. Boom Day falls on a Saturday so you can have loads of fun and not just a little if you play your cards right.

I’m going to end off here with some videos that I believe both express and add some much needed tone to the day, because for as silly as I think the 4th is, I do love to roast marshmallows with my feet up and sip on Sangria under the starlight.


That Was Fun

If I had to pick some stand out moments of 2017 I would have to say what made it great to me was:

The movie ” Get Out

It snowed on Christmas Eve and On Christmas Day.

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I discovered the fun to be had with The Mysterious Package Company


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I found out I’m going to be a Grandmother in March of  2018

My Granddaughter!

I got to experience the Solar Eclipse from my loading dock at work and I caught this picture of it on accident

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My favorite picture of my dog, Hamish Macbeth. It sums up his personality.

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I got published in an E-Zine called “Modern Creative Life” !

I was really happy about that.

I wrote a Halloween story called, ” Wax Lips “  It was slightly twisted and  featured two of my  favorite characters- Milo and Jingle


My friend Heather is putting together a new hub for creatives at her new Website

While Waiting For Godot.

I’d tell you more, but that would spoil the fun.

Check it out and CREATE!!!

I went to my most FAVORITE place in the  world for  a short vacation.

I took the Clipper to Victoria BC- where I spent oodles of time at the Royal BC Museum AND I went on a Ghostly Walking Tour and I sort of developed a liking for chocolates. Actually, I gave chocolate  a chance because the shop was awesome and it’s supposed to be haunted by a ghost with missing fingers.


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Ghostly Walk HQ

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Royal BC Museum

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Halloween was pretty neat in ’17- Space Aliens and Alien Autopsies  were a big thing- which I found to be far more cool then the Zombie theme.

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I also discovered that I like to write poetry! What do you know. Weird right? I thought so. I’ve spent most of my life avoiding writing it, but I gave it a try and it was fun.

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In a word I guess I thought 2017  was BRILLIANT because it was a full of adventure. I just hope that 2018 lives up to that!


Our Random View Writing Prompt #3- Best Part of 2017