Whenever my mother wanted to emphasize a point she knew I disagreed with she would look at me and interrupt herself by adding the words “to me.” For example, let’s say she wanted me to wear a pink silk blouse with a matching pink silk skirt and possibly even pink high heels to church on Sunday morning. She knew that I hated to wear pink so she would say, “Pink, to me, is a great color for you to wear.”
Blogging, to me, is like running my own publishing business. I choose the layout and design, colors, titles, media, topics and words for three blogs and then I publish them. My overhead is cheap, and my publishing schedule is flexible. The only missing component in my blogging business is income, but then no business is perfect.
Today my chosen topic is Memorable Quotes. I collect Memorable Quotes like Teresa collects books, costume jewelry, vintage hats, old tools, picture frames, flower pots, suitcases, rolling pins, scarves, socks, shoes, furniture with special emphasis on washers and dryers, pocketbooks, purses and her latest collection this week of approximately 10,000 match book covers she acquired from an estate sale. Memorable Quotes are less expensive and require less storage and maintenance. I’m just sayin’.
I like to feature a Memorable Quote on this blog at all times, but it’s not highlighted and the casual reader may not even notice it. I gather quotes from songs, books, other blogs, movies, TV shows – really random sources. In past posts I’ve quoted Ayn Rand, Helen Keller, Pearl S. Buck, Toni Morrison, Oprah Winfrey, Garth Brooks, Zora Neale Hurston, Eleanor Roosevelt, Mark Twain, Maya Angelou and countless others.
This week T and I watched the second season of Orange is the New Black on Netflix. We were late to this cultural party but are up to speed in record time. Frankly, I’m not sure how we will survive until Season Three which will be released in June of 2015. 2015?! I digress.
The characters in Orange/Black are classic and the acting fabulous, but the words are genuine collectibles:
Most people are better in the abstract.
I fell in with the bad nuns.
A lot of people are stupid – and still manage to live full productive lives.
While I am diligently going through life collecting Memorable Quotes, the thought occurs to me that I may not be the only Quote Collector in cyberspace so I have created the First Annual Cyberspace Award Contest for Memorable Quotes.
If you have a Memorable Quote and would like to see it published on this blog, please submit it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. which is my secret email address. These will be forwarded to an impartial judge who will recommend ten for publication. Not really. I’m kidding. The selection will be totally subjective and done by me!
Each published Memorable Quote will also receive $250. Not really, either. No cash awards will be made. You will receive the satisfaction of knowing your Memorable Quote is Memorable to me, too.
Deadline for this contest: June 30th. I know, I know. So it’ s a little short notice, but I thought you probably either had one or you don’t and if you don’t that’s ok. Plus, I just had the contest idea when I was writing this post a few minutes ago.
To me, there’s plenty of time so get those quotes rolling in.
P.S. Funny about that pink color thing. Teresa bought me a pink Life is Good t-shirt not long ago, and we both decided it was a good color for me. Maybe it was the pink high heels I hated.