Get a load of that look on my face. Do you think that would make a youngster afraid to squirm while sitting in one of my audiences? Darn tootin’!

Don't make me change my tone

Don't make me change my tone

Oh, I don’t make that face all the time. I was probably being dramatic or something. Most of the time I’m sticking my finger up my nose or otherwise being silly. I do a great Lucille Ball imitation, so I’m told by the kids. But, you can’t trust what they think. I’ve had kids ask me if I was Reba McEntire. Oh, for Heaven’s sake! The only resemblance I see is that we both have red hair and we are both female. There’s that twang thang, too, I guess. They have also asked me if I am Jim Carrey’s sister, because I have a “rubber face!”

I’m taking a brief intermission, because I’m getting the opportunity to tell stories this week. No, I’m not on the stage above. That’s in Galveston last spring at The Grand 1894 Opera House Kid’s Festival, which is always the first weekend in April. Mark your calendar, and I’ll see you and all your young’uns there.

This week I’m getting to see middle school kids at Arbor Creek Middle School in the Lewisville ISD. They are quite a treat (my favorite age group for a school audience), but it’s frying my brain cells to come up with stories I haven’t told them over the last three years.

I’ve been told by one of my readers to start talking about Texas again, so I’m trying to make some plans for that this next week. Please be patient with me. As Phillip Marlowe (the fictional detective created by Raymond Chandler) said in one of those mystery novels, “I’m old and tired and full of no coffee.”

Speaking of which, I gotta run to Jupiter House before I get on the road. I’ll catch up with y’all later! Have a good day out there.

  2 comments for “Intermission

  1. October 15, 2009 at 10:11 am

    Wonderful picture and post. Your look certainly says “don’t mess with me.” But I believe you really are sweet and able to laugh at yourself, a great trait which I find hard to do. Love the Chandler quote, I’m going to have to re-read some of those stories. Cheers.
    .-= Clueless in Boston´s last blog ..Street work =-.

  2. October 15, 2009 at 7:30 pm

    May you scare them all delightfully silly with lots and lots of oohs and ahsss
    .-= Jamie´s last blog ..Blood On The Sand =-.

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