When I use the word stabby to describe my feelings, I’m not suggesting that I’m going to stab anything or that I even want to. I am merely using a word that carries a strong violent image, hoping to convey the intensity of the feeling I have about a person, place, thing, behavior, etc.
The word makes most people think of blood, guts and horror, a knife plunging into flesh and ripping it to ribbons, but to me, it’s just an adjective that adequately expresses the raging, white-hot fire of madness that erupts within me sometimes. Man, that’s trippy as balls; right? What does ‘trippy as balls’ mean? Well, that expression, according to my kid and his pals, means that something is mind altering and bizarre.
I won’t apologize for being me, for feeling things with such intensity that I experience the need to communicate them using words, metaphors, aphorisms and whatchagiggers that conjure up strong images in your noggins. Because that’s all I got here, people! I’m not sitting next to you, you can’t see me waving my arms all around or hear the tone or my voice or see the expression on my face when I’m emoting about something here on my blog, so the words matter.
Every… word… matters.
What does not make me stabby, is the exciting news that I will be staying with Chicagonow as Moms Who Drink And Swear: The Chicago Edition, AND blogging independently on a new site simply called Moms Who Drink And Swear. Two Moms Who Drink And Swear sites? I know it sounds confusing, as in trippy as balls, but I can explain. This news makes me feel squealy.
Like a fourth grade girl at a One Direction concert, watching Harry Styles flip his British hair all about, I am squealing with delight to announce this funner than fun news. It’s the mostest funnest, unstabby thing for me and for some of you as well. Those of you who have been asking if you can guest blog, buy advertising space, be on a blog roll, and see pictures of me doing cosplay, which let’s be honest, will indeed BE trippy as balls.
I’m not kidding about that last one. But you’ll just have to be patient for a wee while longer. Building a website is hard work for a tech-idiot like me who doesn’t have a pot to piss in, let alone cash to pay an expert for design. So it’s slow going, but getting there little by little. My pal Mike, who lives in Seoul, South Korea, and I are hammering away at it when we can, and when it’s not making me stabby, it’s sort of fun. Fun in the way that pulling an all-nighter studying for a math test with your friends is fun – fun.
So here’s what you need to know in a nutshell (I said nut and balls in this blog) –
First of all, know that I’m staying on Chicagonow (yay) and will be doing a series of vlogs, video blogs, as well as continuing to post written blogs. God help you and me, but yeah, you will see my smug face and hear my squeaky voice on the regular, and the vlogs will be trippy as balls. Moms Who Drink And Swear: The Chicago Edition, on Chicagonow, will continue to have the same graphic, goofy and Nikki-esque content and this means that I get to continue to be part of the best group of people I have worked with – ever.
As for the new MWDAS site, which will simply be called Moms Who Drink And Swear (dot com) – I will be doing more sponsored posts, giving away cool shit that you will want, having regular contributors who write about food, fashion, sports, pop culture, and whatever else is trippy as balls and holds interest for MWDAS. We, and by we I mean the moms who drink and swear readers seen here –
Well, we all want the generally the same things in life and learning and laughter are two of those things. We want to laugh and grow as we find our way as people and parents, and the only way to do so, is to stay connected and present, living authentic lives on our own terms. I’m proud to be part of this community and excited to watch it continue to grow.
Media kits for potential sponsors and advertisers will be available in August for interested parties. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or my intern helper gal, J, at email@example.com to get on the mailing list to receive the specific details.
About a year ago, I read these words –
And that’s when I knew that I needed to make this blog my job and settle for nothing less. So I’m doing it and I hope the results will soothe your stabby feelings and be trippy as balls
P.S. Daddy Knows Less and Barista Kids like my book, so if you haven’t bought a copy, you should. They are respectable and they liked it. Read the review by clicking HERE and buy my book by clicking HERE or HERE or going to your local independent bookstore.
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