about the, ahem, author

*prom queen*


Author? pfft. I mostly write checks, shopping lists, emails, that type of stuff. Once in a while I’ll bang out a half-assed post for my little blog here and I do have an assortment of pens and pencils if that means anything. Paper, too. But, no, I’m not an author.

I’m the whirly girl, a former copywriter / producer in advertising. I’m also a college-drop-out, a round peg in a square hole, completely nearsighted, a hypochondriac, and I dream in Latin. But wait, there’s more: I lack any sense of fashion and every day is a bad hair day. I like doing laundry, but loathe changing the bed.

To prevent inertia from becoming my lifestyle, I bike and swim and played tennis until I blew out my rotator. I shower daily and will leave the house only if I’m clean, dry, and in clothing that zips or snaps. I don’t appear publicly in anything elastic-waisted. Or spandexed. Or rhinestoned. Or threatens to glitter.

Well, I’ve kept you long enough. Thanks for stopping and I hope you’re enjoying the sights. Rest assured your visit has brought great joy and celebration to the stats page.

copyright © 2016 the whirly girl

129 Responses to “about the, ahem, author”

  1. mercedes1947

    You do. I will be back. It is sad that one must ‘happen’ upon a good humor writer. I hope we are headed out of the tunnel of despair and whining and into a lighter era.

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  2. She's a Maineiac

    Yes, you do. Excellent blog. I also have a bad hair day every single day and Larry David is a bit on the creepy side. Wow, we have so much in common, I’ve got goosebumps. Enjoyed your FP post, congrats again.

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  3. pooja

    You write like I wish I could. :) I’m definitely coming back. Subscribing, in fact. If you have that enabled. Off to check!

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  4. amonikabyanyuvva

    Great intro, i only rinse once too, twice is SO old fashioned. Slightly skewed is the only way to be, but dreaming in Latin???? I bow in deference, that is seriously interesting.

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    • publikworks

      Telling us to rinse twice is just a way to make us use twice as much as we need, don’t you think? That way we buy twice as much shampoo. I’m not falling for it. Thanks, amonikabyanyuvva.

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  5. Dalia

    I too enjoy doing laundry, nice to see that I am not the only one on the planet. I’m pretty sure it’s the smell of dryer sheets – gets me everytime.

    Love the blog, keep it up!

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  6. Até

    I really like your blog and look forward to reading your new posts. And I hope you won’t mind if I add you to the blog list on my blog, so that those who visit mine will have easier access here to yours ^_^

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  7. RS Janes

    Although I haven’t read all of your posts, the ones I have are thoughtful, well-written and funny. To me, that’s a home run, not to get stuck in sports metaphors. Unlike much of the ‘personal blogging’ I read on the Innertubes, you remember that people are actually reading your words and you’re kind to your audience. Thanks for that and, referring to the first paragraph of your introduction, I think I’ll have a beer.

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    • publikworks

      What a lovely compliment, thank you, RS! You made my day. I hope you’ll come back from time to time and say hi. It was a pleasure hearing from you. Oh, and let me get you your beer.

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  8. scriptedscribble

    Wow, never thought I’d spend this long trying to work out how to word a comment. Well I guess, first of all, I have to say I enjoy your tagline. I adore alliteration =). And secondly, how did you obtain the copyright for your blog? And when I ask how, I really mean-how much did it cost? Okay, this comment is now almost turning into a blog it’s so long.

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    • publikworks

      Hi, scripted, thanks. The copyright didn’t cost a dime. If I remember right I downloaded it from WordPress, made a couple adjustments to the text and, bingo, I had a legal copyright. By the way, your comment was the perfect length and beautifully worded : )

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  9. commonfacade

    Why did I have to find you at 11 at night :(?
    *severe procrastinator*
    You’ll be seeing me pretty often; you’re too flippin’ hilarious haha

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    • publikworks

      Hi, commonfacade, and thank you. I’m glad you found me, whether it was 11 at night or 2 in the afternoon. I’ll look forward to seeing you — regardless of what time you get here. I’ll keep the coffee warm : )

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      • ivytobin

        Love your quirkiness! I too love doing laundry, and never ever repeat the washing cycle of my hair. It’s not like I’m working in a coal mine, or digging artifacts out of the earth. Seriously, how dirty can my hair get from sitting at my computer all day and occasionally walking outside to the mailbox? Thanks for sharing your crackpotness. Rose aka Ivy Tobin over at The Society for Recovering Doormats.
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        • publikworks

          You’ve got to admit, advising people to shampoo, rinse, and repeat is a pretty clever way to get them to use (and buy) twice as much product as they need, right? Gah!

          Thanks for stopping, Rose. You’ve obviously recovered; practicing doormats would’ve fallen for that old ploy.

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  10. Heidi Del Muro

    You have a great blog! I love reading those who sound as if they are speaking through writing. I am new to this and once I figure out how to do blogrolls, you will be featured. Thanks for the grins :)

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  11. asviraasvira

    I really like your blog, lots of people can relate to it and your posts are just greatness itself!

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  12. My Crazy NY Post-Grad Life

    Amazing writing. I just began my career in advertising! (I’m in media planning at the moment) Really looking forward to your updates and reading more!!

    <3, Charlotte

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  13. Miss Lou

    *pulling my hair out in frustration*

    I’m resorting to commenting here, because the weather blog wouldn’t let me. Neither would the Crash in the night but *scratches forehead*. I have Cable Internet. Is this Aussie discrimination?

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    • publikworks

      Hi, Miss Lou! Your comments are always welcome here, no matter what kind of internet you use. I think the comments section closes after something like 30 days. Or 20? I’m not sure. In any case, I loved the fact that you found a way. You’re not a quitter. I like that : )

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  14. vino4

    Very cool blog. I dig your style. I also like using the phrase “I dig your (insert word here)”. Anyway’s, very cool blog

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  15. kavita

    Love your style of writing, very fresh and comic. I am new to blogging, It hasn’t been easy to express myself since English isn’t my first language but I am trying….

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  16. mustardcookies

    I found your blog randomly but it really entertained me. You have a really nice way of writing, that type with humor and will keep you smiling until the very last word. :)

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    • publikworks

      That’s so nice of you, mustard cookies. Thank you for taking the time to stop by and leave a comment, I appreciate it :o)

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  17. sysaphusphil

    Brilliant, had me in fits. And that was mostly reading your responses to the comments.

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  18. Chef Boy'R Me

    hi, checking out your blog after checking out blogdramedy’s b.o.o.b.s about to hit the follow button but i’ll wait and see your reply, no pressure.

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  19. paviabcd

    I am enamoured of your last post about swearing (seriously, clean up your filthy language). Your humour is like bitchin’ (sorry I couldn’t resist). But seriously, your writing is a barrel of laughs. It was incredibly fascinating and echoed my own thoughts. I wrote a post that was inspired by it. If you want you can check it out at sarcypavi.wordpress.com. Or not.
    I am ever in your debt, or at least for a couple of days.
    Thank you. :)

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    • publikworks

      Where have you been, Lucky Wreck? I’ve been looking all over.

      It’s so good to see you! Kick your shoes off and set a spell. And thanks :o)

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    • publikworks

      Most people think I’m kidding. I’m not. I love the whole laundry process, minus the laundromat. Laundromats are dungeons.

      I’m glad you like the blog, secretly. Thank you! It’s a gas working on it :o)

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  20. Gina

    Sometimes it happens that I will shampoo my hair twice, rinse and then use conditioner. Why this happens is a mystery to me. On every other day, I’ll shampoo, rinse and use conditioner. Both produce the same results.

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  21. Blue Aventurine

    Sometimes one may think the introduction is simple, meaning not much different from everyone else but know not everyone has a fun “about” page!

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  22. CrazieTown

    I finally found a good purpose for insomnia. Your blog. I finally fell asleep at 3 am, with a smile in my face. You may use my recommendation as medical advice.

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  23. BunKaryudo

    Hi, Publikworks!

    It’s funny, I’d already commented on other parts of your blog, and then I realized I hadn’t actually visited your “About” page, which is usually the first one I look at. I enjoyed reading your intro a lot, but it did leave me wondering about two things:

    a) You mentioned you enjoyed doing laundry. Do you accept deliveries?

    b) Does Bart dream in dog Latin?

    Anyway, love the blog!

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  24. Ninja Hedgehog

    Your blog is refreshing and light and reminds me more than anything else that I need to do something different with my own.
    In some ways I hate you but in many ways, I love you.
    Poetic injustice and the ramblings of an oddball is what I am…

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    • the whirly girl

      Thanks!

      You know, I feel the same way. Some days I love my little blog, others not so much. At least you know what your blog is about — I bet that’s nice. I’m still deciding. Oy.

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  25. shruti502

    Hello!You have an impeccable command over writing.The sarcasm and fun is so fresh and authentic.Keep writing!Will look forward to your posts.I too am a hypochondriac.Can’t stop from weighing the pros and cons each time I have something.Have a great week ahead!

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  26. the whirly girl

    Thank you :o) I found out a pencil is a pretty good cure for what ails me –usually boredom — and an even better distraction. Now I’m addicted and it’s a gas.

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  27. pennylanethoughts

    I’m so glad I found your blog! You’re wonderful!

    uh oh…. I was supposed to kiss up under the “I’m Fabulous” post, right? I guess I will just have to take my chances and hope i don’t get banished from the kingdom.

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