Fandango’s Provocative Question #5

So here’s this week’s provocative question (actually three questions):

“Is there a ‘blogging-you’ who is different from the real-world you? If so, how are the two ‘yous’ different? How has the ‘blogging-you’ evolved since you first started blogging?”


I read your post and the answer you were given, and I don’t agree, but that doesn’t matter. I started blogging to bring awareness to Bladder cancer and Uterine cancer because I’ve had both, survived, obviously, and wanted to answer any questions about them. When I had these experiences I had no one to ask or help. The bladder cancer poses lots of them and only someone who has been to hell and back with it can explain. That’s what I tried to do, honestly and graphically.

More importantly, I approached it with humor, as you must in most horrid situations. Your body is permanently changed, there’s always a threat of recurrence, and the actual physical part was never explained to me. Yes there was a video we watched, but it might as well have been a cartoon with the Road Runner, myself being the RR. I thought, someone needs to explain truthfully what happens and what to expect.

That is why I started. Receiving only one question in three years, it was a bust. So I decided to try other things, stating my thoughts, my childhood experiences, and using prompts to do it. I do a bit of everything–whatever strikes my fancy you might say. I make up words, forget punctuation, and poetic form. I’m not saying I do it well, but it’s fun and I enjoy it. “That’s all she wrote.”

As usual, I’m missing the other part of the you, but what you see is what you get, I’m afraid.

Fandango’s Provocative Question #5


FOWC – Camera

What about that image there

In that framed circle or square

You think it is beyond compare

So certain persons are aware

Selfie with new cut hair

A new outfit to wear

Some bits clothed, some bits bare

To entice them to your lair

You only hope they will care

When the camera you prepare

A perfect image from the air

Carelessly taken from a dare

Showing your special flair

Hoping they will choose to glare

Is their adoration your prayer

Faked perfection is not rare

Filtered photographs, beware

Might not be the perfect share

Or find the prize you wish to snare.

FOWC with Fandango — Camera

One Liner Wednesday 12-12-18

Is there such a thing as a friendly appliance? My dishwasher leaks, my oven burns half of every dish, my tub faucet keeps falling off, my vacuum leaves stuff behind unless you only push it forward and shoots stuff out the back, my microwave turns itself on when you clean underneath it, my printer stalls even though it has plenty of paper, my three way bulb only lights on the second turn of the switch….

Guess this doesn’t qualify as a one Liner.

One-Liner Wednesday – It’s a Friendly Appliance

FFfAW – Distance

I see the lights in the distance, your home. I’ve traveled far to see them, but I dare not approach further. Even though I am nearer than I’ve ever been, I lack strength to close the gap. I thought I could. I spent many nights longing for this moment, to see where you live, meet you in person.

So close, such longing to hold you in my arms, but I lack the courage. Once I felt you there, experienced the relief of finally feeling you close to me, I don’t think I could let you go.

98 words

MLMM Photo Challenge 242

Okay, who put Jack Daniels ahead of everyone else? Just because he has two names instead of one doesn’t mean we are less important! Look! There’s all of us and only one of him!

Oh, pipe down, you don’t see old Heineken complaining, do you? And he’s all by himself. We have friends, but he’s probably lonely.

Well he is only beer.

What’s that supposed to mean?

I’m just sayin’, we are loved by all, adults and kids alike, and he and Jack. . .you know. . .limited.

Thought I’d never see the day when you’d spout that racist crap, 7-up!