Monday, November 3, 2014

A Writer Is One Who Writes... Right?



The PC has improved the world in just about every area you can think of ... New kinds of entertainment and social media. Access to information and the ability to give a voice to people who would never have been heard.
--Bill Gates

Well, I spent way too much time recently trying to write fiction, and I discovered that I am not a fiction writer after all. Not even in the NaNoWriMo silliness.  So I guess I will just go back to scribbling down some of my life's daily happenings into my blog here, as I have been doing for a couple years now.

Blogging seems to satisfy my desire to communicate with others enough so that I can enjoy most of my time each day doing what I really want to do, which is reading books, napping, and watching movies, and viewing humorous and well-crafted television shows.

We'll see how it goes.


Did You Know . . .?

Farmers sometimes donate their extra pumpkins to zoos for the animals to eat and play with. Elephants love them.



On November 3, 1998, former professional wrestler Jesse "The Body" Ventura was elected governor of Minnesota with 37 percent of the vote. His opponents, seasoned politicians Hubert Humphrey III and St. Paul mayor Norm Coleman, spent a total of $4.3 million on their campaigns. Ventura, the Reform-Party candidate, spent $250,000 -- money he raised by selling $22 t-shirts and accepting $50 donations from his supporters. His only political experience had been his years as mayor of Brooklyn Park, a suburb of Minneapolis, but his laid-back, straight-talking, libertarian approach to politics resonated with many Minnesotans -- especially young men who had never voted before. "I voted for Jesse because he was the most honest," one young constituent said. "If he doesn’t know something, he says he doesn’t know." Two years after leaving the governor’s mansion, Ventura moved to Mexico.



zeugma [ZOOG-muh]
The use of a word to refer to two or more words, especially in different senses.
Examples: "He caught a fish and a cold" or "She lost her ring and her temper."




(born November 3, 1953)
Dennis Miller is an American stand-up comedian, talk show host, political commentator, sports commentator, actor, television personality, and radio personality. He is known for his critical assessments laced with pop culture references. He rose to fame as a cast member of Saturday Night Live in 1985, and subsequently hosted a string of his own talk shows on HBO, CNBC and in syndication.

(born November 3, 1952)
Roseanne is an American actress, comedian, writer, television producer and director. She began her career in stand-up comedy at clubs before gaining fame for her role in the sitcom Roseanne. The show was a hit and lasted nine seasons, from 1988 to 1997.

(born November 3, 1933)
Ken Berry is an American sitcom actor, dancer and singer. Berry has appeared in multiple television shows, one with his friend and mentor, Andy Griffith. Berry starred in the successful comedies F Troop, Mayberry R.F.D., and Mama's Family.

(born November 3, 1953)
Kate Capshaw is an American actress, best known for her portrayal of Willie Scott in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. During production of the film, she met director Steven Spielberg, whom she later married.


Not necessity, not desire - no, the love of power is the demon of men. Let them have everything - health, food, a place to live, entertainment - they are and remain unhappy and low-spirited: for the demon waits and waits and will be satisfied.
--Friedrich Nietzsche


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