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Friday, September 5, 2014

September 5th Challenge

Hi it’s Christina –

Good morning! First off, I want to wish my sister in law, Cindy, and brother in law, Frank, a very happy 22nd anniversary. Here’s wishing you many more wonderful years together!

Yet again, we are saying a final goodbye to a legend. You may have loved her, you may have hated her (and even if you loved her, there’s a strong chance there were times when you hated her too), but there is one thing you must agree on, Ms. Joan Rivers, was a pioneer for women in comedy.

Not to under mind great comedic ladies like Gracie Allen and Lucille Ball, because they were amazingly talented women, but Joan Rivers busted through the “boy’s club” walls of stand-up comedy. Her humor was often raunchy and offensive. She pulled no punches, and did not apologize for anything. She was a tough New Yorker, and had more hutzpah than most of her male counterparts.

Whether you remember her for patented “Can we talk?”, her acerbic tongue, her every changing – compliments of multiple plastic surgeries – face, or for her critical fashion opinions, please remember her with a smile. I cannot believe Heaven got Robin Williams and Joan Rivers in such a short time frame. Boy is that going to be a “standing room only” performance or what?

As I said, the blog over the next few days is going to be short so I can concentrate on Faerie Tale Queen, but I wanted to give you a few updates. Thankfully, Dani’s day got much better after she got to school. Lys did visit the doctor at school and they gave her some kick-butt antibiotics, and she’s feeling much better now. There were only four of us at the reunion committee meeting last night, but we got A LOT accomplished. We have another meeting in two weeks, and then we start with weekly meetings until the 11/29 reunion. 

I’m going to be scrambling for the church meeting tonight because my friend, who is a yoga teacher, was supposed to be our guest tonight, but she had a scheduling conflict and cannot make it. Dani asked to be picked up from school today so she can take time to find her locker. Apparently it is not in the same location as last year, and she’s not sure where it is. From there, I’m going to pop into ShopRite to get the fixings for smoothies for tonight’s meeting.

Okay, that’s me in a nutshell. Off to the wilds of Ireland. I hope you have a fantastic day, and happy writing!

Your Next Challenge is:

Use the following: A Grasshopper or Cricket, An Empty Can, and Rain…


You have ten minutes (be honest). There is no right or wrong, just write. Spelling and punctuation don’t count, and NO ONE is allowed to criticize what someone else has written. Go.