Sunday, November 20, 2011

Introducing Anastacia R.......

I didn't have to look very far to find those willing to help in my new adventure.  I, as I have mentioned before, have friends who also appreciate words.  The first of these friends (perhaps I should call them Writica Divas) is  Anastacia.  
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Have you ever spent days putting off doing something that you know you have to do.....that you WANT to do even but, you're afraid to start? I've considered writing a blog many times but, life always gets in the way. So when my friend started this site and asked me to contribute, I was giddy......ohhhh so many possible topics, so many things I want to say......and that is the crux of my internal debate.

When you have so much to say, where do you start?

I suppose I should back up a bit, start with the basics, perhaps introduce myself. My name is Anastacia...... Anastacia Rex, like Elizabeth not Tyrannosaurus. I am a bit of a goldfish when it comes to memory capacity and attention span. I am highly opinionated and have a very low tolerance for Stupid. And, yes, I capitalise Stupid. It is a noun rather than an adjective. It is, I believe, the greatest pandemic that the human race is facing today.

But, I digress.......the stupidemic is not what I was planning to talk about, we can save THAT topic for another time. I had started out planning to tell you a little bit about me - it'll make it easier for you to understand my writings. Since this is my first, I'm not really sure where I'll go with it or those that will follow but, I hope that you will always find something to amuse you, entertain you, make you laugh or make you think.....even some things that will make you go "hmmmmm". I will probably write about everything from food to fashion to the heartbreaking butchery (defined here as wanton and indiscriminate slaughter as opposed to an Ottawa burger joint) of the English language, relationships..... mine and (my opinion on) those of others....... I mock and make fun of most everyone and everything around me. If there is mockterial available I WILL use it!

So, now that you know a bit about me, what should it be this time?
The best place to find a fantastic tapas platter? The sad loss of Alexander McQueen? Stilettos vs wedges? How badly it makes my brain hurt when someone says "irregardless" ..........frick, my nerves are on edge just thinking of it!......ok ok Rex, get on with it!  *sigh* it's hard to focus......there is truly nothing better than lying back in a big comfortable bed, Playbook™  on my knees, the man I love beside me and a movie on the tv. Is it any wonder why I'm having a difficult time deciding what to put on the page?

There is something almost magical to a cold winter night; frost rimes the branches of the lilac tree outside the window while moonlight dances over the snowy mountain tops. Romance fairly crackles in the air like the wooden wick of the candle beside the bed, plum and cedarwood scent the air........a warm, strong arm draped around my shoulder, holding me close while I TRY to concentrate and write....... thoughts flit through my slightly distracted brain: beef wellington for dinner tomorrow? Is it too soon to start hauling the Christmas decorations upstairs? Oh my gosh, the guy on the commercial did NOT just say "it's real good" did he? Why oh why can't they manage the ly? Oops, there I go again......one too many laps around the goldfish bowl. Anyway, I suppose that's enough for now. You should have a pretty good idea of who I am and, whether or not you care what I have to say.......... And yes, I believe I WILL make beef wellington for dinner. Maybe I'll tell you about it (and how to make it) next time ;)

À bientôt,

Anastacia R.