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

134 thoughts on “about the, ahem, author

  1. 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. 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. 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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    1. 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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      1. What about conditioner, or hair moisturizer? (The bit that usually comes after the rinse out of shampoo)

        Once the price of my favorite ‘Hair cleanser’ goes over $15 for 100mls, I am shaving my head.

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        1. I haven’t fallen into that trap — nert nert nert. Okay, except for that one brief dalliance with conditioner, but it was so long ago and so meaningless it doesn’t count. Does it?

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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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    1. 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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  7. 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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    1. 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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    1. 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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      1. 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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        1. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. *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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    1. 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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      1. YAYNESS for not being a quitter. I’m part time OCD. Could you please go into my comment and change ‘hear’ to ‘hair’.

        I’m feeling a bit illiterate right now.

        Thank you!

        lol

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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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    1. 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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  14. 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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    1. That’s why we stay open 24 hours a day. Sleep deprived people don’t have the best judgment and are easily amused. You’re my favorites, crazie town. I’m honored you stopped here. I’ll quote you, too :o)

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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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