If I ruled the world... and other thoughts.
Modern Creative Living
If I ruled the world, everyone would check out Modern Creative Life, which goes live on Tuesday, March 8. It's an online magazine dealing with creativity in the broadest sense of the term, creative people and everyday life pulled together by the remarkable Becca Rowan (who explains it HERE -- take a look!) and Deb Smouse. I'm pleased to say I am a contributor, so pop by and check it out!
Speaking of creativity, a feeble attempt at a sunset. Yes, I will be doing it over, as I continue my quest from my last painting post!
If I ruled the world, debates would not get out of hand. Listen, people in the networks -- you have an on-off button for the microphone. So, here's the deal. Candidate speaks for given time period. All other mics are off. Then each candidate has the opportunity to comment for given time period. After the first warning bell, they have time to finish the thought, then the next one gets to speak. Down the row. All mics off except speaker. You can interrupt to your hearts content and no one will hear.
This would make life much more informative. Less dynamic, perhaps -- chaos is dynamic. But definitely more helpful
Girl Scout cookies are addictive -- but they aren't nearly as good as home made! (The recipe for these calls for leftover cooked oatmeal! Who knew?!)
If I ruled the world, small appetizer plates for $12 would have more than two (albeit jumbo) shrimp, one teeny fried oyster and one teeny fried tomatillo. Even if it is a lovely restaurant and the food very good.
(That said, the beignets for $5 came in a pair -- and when the waiter overheard me telling my friend to order dessert for her birthday, he gave them to us free.) I'll go back -- but pass on the shrimp!
If I ruled the world, everyone would have a copy of Vivian Swift's wonderful new book, "Gardens of Awe and Folly."
My back-ordered copy arrived last week and I gently turn each page, admiring the illustrations and equally admiring her captivating text -- as informative as it is fun.
Vivian visits nine gardens in cities around the world including Paris, London, Edinburgh, Rio de Janerio, New Orleans, Long Island...
As I write this, we have plenty of snow. By the time it's published, who knows? If I ruled the world it would be spring to stay!
It's been an odd winter and for once, I'm not complaining about the snow because even though we get a ton at a time, it doesn't stick around very long. That said, it'll be awhile before I plant any flowers!
If I ruled the world, I would be more like Lizzie. I'd leave the dishes where they are and just sprawl out and play.
Well, no chance I'll have a maid to pick up the kitchen, so I'd best get over that one! (Lizzie and I are having a disagreement. She seems to think she's the Dowager Countess and I am her maid. I seem to think it should be the other way around.)
I've been running behind on visiting and comments and probably will for the next crazy week, so please know I'll be by soon!