November 20, 2013
Over the weekend, my mother fell down and got an owie. She’s back home and recuperating nicely, but I thought she might appreciate this video clip. The first time she saw Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, the scene where Steve Martin pokes himself in the eye with a fork made her laugh so hard that we had to pause the video for about ten minutes to give her time to recover! So here’s that unforgettable moment. Hope it gives everyone a chuckle!
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Posted by Misha Crews on November 20, 2013
November 14, 2013
Howdy friends! Just wanted to say hello and let you know that I’m still here.
I’ve been “off the grid” now for about two months while I’ve been finishing my fourth book. No Facebook, no Twitter, hardly answering my emails. When friends are able to lure me out of my hole with promises of coffee and madeleine cookies, I’m glassy-eyed and slow to respond to complex questions such as, “How have you been lately?”
The truth is, I’m confounded by how hard it is for me to finish anything, especially a novel. It should be easy at this point, I tell myself. I mean, I know how the story will end. (Spoiler alert: they fall in love!)
But it’s a long, strange journey from the vague, happy notion of the characters riding off in the sunset together, to the actual completion of a book that makes some kind of sense and isn’t full of spellig errrs (those last two were intentional). The road writers travel is full of neglected family, unanswered messages and, in my case, a very offended cat who thinks that my lap is her property, not to be usurped by anything as lowly as a computer. (More on the cat in another post.)
One of these days I will get my act together, and will no longer need to eat some parts of my life to feed others. But for the time being, let me extend apologies to everyone I’ve ignored, offended, and almost ridden over because I wasn’t looking where I was going. I’m darn lucky to be surrounded by so many understanding, loving and supportive people!
Thank you all, and I’m looking forward to rejoining the human race sometime in the very near future.
So how has everyone been?
Posted by Misha Crews on November 14, 2013
The other day, I was seriously hard at work. And by that, I mean I was working, it was hard, and I was being very serious about it. Naturally, being in that state of mind, I didn’t accomplish very much and I ended the day feeling somewhat grumpy. Then I remembered this quote:
“A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs. It’s jolted by every pebble on the road.” – Henry Ward Beecher
I figured that that’s darn right! So here’s a few more wise words about the importance of humor. I hope they make you smile! (Seriously.)
“Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing.” – William James
“Don’t wish me happiness – I don’t expect to be happy. It’s gotten beyond that, somehow. Wish me courage and strength and a sense of humor – I will need them all.” – Anne Morrow Lindbergh
“There is hope for the future because God has a sense of humor and we are funny to God.” – Bill Cosby
“A sense of humor is a major defense against minor troubles.” – Mignon McLaughlin
“If you could choose one characteristic that would get you through life, choose a sense of humor.” – Jennifer Jones
Do you have any wise words on the subject of humor? What makes you smile when you’re feeling down?
Posted by Misha Crews on June 7, 2013