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Friday, November 05, 2004

My Name In Lights (Okay, Type) 

Even when you expect it, seeing your name in print gives you a little flutter in your belly when you first read it (well, at least it does for me).     I was recently mentioned in my good friend Patricia Paris' latest syndicated column, which can (also) be read here (which is her Patricia Paris, Stories Told With A Southern Drawl site).    Patricia has a down-home charm about her writing, and can take the everyday and make it put a smile on your face.     This is exactly what she did with her latest column, "E-Mails and Gee! Mails" which not only talks about the mail she receives from friends far and wide, but the assortment of other mail that seems to find its way into her mailboxes as well.

I can totally relate to what she's saying . . . imagine my surprise to even find out that there are misguided souls out there who (1) think anyone built like me would have a penis (well, I don't have one that's attached to my body - that's not to say that I'm without one whenever I want one); and (2) that I would be interested in information from some total stranger sent via e-mail to enhance, enlarge or otherwise alter in any shape, form or fashion any penis that may be in my possession.     Toss in all the ads for prescription drugs, home loans, mortgage refinancing, repairing credit reports, the miscellaneous foreign billionaire's family member that needs my assistance in moving large sums of money from one country to another, and all the other C-R-A-P that clogs up my mailboxes on a daily basis (and that is WITH a multitude of spam filters, blocked senders' lists, and the like!), and I know E-X-A-C-T-L-Y what Patricia is talking about!

But, I digress . . .

If you have a moment or two, please check out my friend Patricia Paris' work -- she's an amazing writer with a quirky sense of humor.     And, to top it all off, she's a published author, too -- with her latest book going to press next week.     You can see (and buy) her books by checking her out at The Writer Gazette.

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