“I get up every morning determined to both change the world and have one hell of a good time. Sometimes this makes planning my day difficult.” ― E.B. White
I’m not often successful at either one of these, let alone both, but that’s my idea of a perfect day.
I have a thing for words. I’ve always wanted to write The Great American Novel but my attention span doesn’t seem to last longer than a single page, so mostly I write poetry, and now this blog. I’m funny; but my poetry often is not (though, sometimes it’s funny when I don’t mean it to be, but I digress). I adore language and word-play; and, I have a thing for the words of others too, so I will occasionally post quotes that strike my fancy. And since we all know a picture is worth a thousand words, I’ll post some pictures now and then too. So if I’m successful, this blog will read like a cross between The Bloggess, Mary Oliver, and Goodreads quotes. If you’re familiar with any or all of them keep reading, this is for you! And if you’re not, you too should keep reading, because this will be an amazing new experience; it will complete you, it will be better than chocolate-covered sex. Or maybe just a chocolate kiss.
And who am I? I am Other Mary, which is how my blog’s title, In Other Words, came about. “Just how did I become ‘Other Mary’?” you may wonder. Once upon a time I linked onto a site with writing prompts using my first name, Mary. I was about number 30-something to link up, and I noticed someone else called Mary had linked a poem before me. She wrote to me suggesting I change my name, since both of us with the same name would be confusing, and she had been there first. Of course she was right, but in a pinch, my wildly creative mind could come up with nothing but “Other Mary.” Then I decided I kinda liked it. And so here I am, that Other Mary blogging In Other Words.
And just in case you’re curious, here are a few very random facts about me:
-I am left handed. Very left handed.
-Doctor Who is my hero, and I have an almost-life-sized TARDIS in my sun room.
-I’m a nerd, but not good enough with computers to be a geek. *Note: If you are concerned about my definitions of “nerd” and “geek” you are likely one, or both, of them as well.
-I really try not to take life, or myself, too seriously.
-Sometimes I am overwhelmed by words.
-Occasionally I stop and wonder, “What would a normal person do in this situation?”
-I’d love some companions to exchange words with, so I hope you join me for some laughs, pics and thoughts, from a slightly skewed view.