There are days when I submit my blogs to the paper and I wait for the editor to email me back aghast, AGHAST!, to inform me of rejection. But weirdly, that hasn’t happened. While I find my brand of humor entertaining, I do understand it’s not for everyone. But, it appears my inappropriateness plays across the aisle.
I mean, even my titles lack decorum.
It’s not like I sit around trying to think of titles that will push the editorial envelope, I don’t. I write the article, reread it, let mah brain peculate for a moment, then BAM! the title comes to me. Titles draw in readers. Never underestimate the power of the title.
Yesterday, when I submitted this one: That’s What She Said, I held my breath. Not so much for the title, but for content. I mean, it’s full of sexy-time innuendo, people!
Naughtiness apparently is a draw. And aren’t my editors lucky, cause I have it in spades!
Still, one day I fully expect to get shot down. Then, maybe a lecture. And, possibly a full on finger wag. Again. Yep, it has happened before. The first time I got called was when I used the word “mofo” in the entry. An editor called, a dude, and he wanted to know what mofo meant.
I laughed and he was all, “No, really. What does it mean?”
After I delicately explained the origin of the popular slang, it was his turn to feel uncomfortable. He told me it was probably best if I refrained from using it in the entry.
Still, the adage of write what you know has proven true for me. I write what I know, then wait for The German to ask me her age-old question: Patti! Have you no shame?!
One of my joys in life is giving you guys a laugh, or a LOL, or even a ROTFL, or the Holy Grail: SLOOYNL (shooting liquid out of your nose lol). If I’ve done that, hell even if I get a quiet chuckle or the inkling of a smile, I’m satisfied.
If you’re reading these words, thank you for following along. Much love and appreciation. I ♥ You Guys!
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