This post is mainly photos, just wanted to share some of 2012 with you all, as you so kindly share it with me.
Sadly (or not) the pic below is what got my blog traffic up by a catrillion percent in 2012. Is it art or is it porn? Say the key words nude lesbian porn and my hits fly up the hit-o-meter. Do I want such readers as my audience? Honestly, if they can read, yes. Strangely enough, these readers have stuck around. They weren’t all looking for lewd titillation. Some were looking for art and maybe liked the words once they landed on the blog. I hope so. I like to think so. And yes, I am re-posting a nude lesbian pic for shock value and to see if I can up my blog hits one more time. Sad, yes. True yes.
My most recent travel excursion in 2012 was to New York state to participate in a Page to Stage workshop, conducted by Too Much Information (TMI), a wonderful monologue troupe out of New York. I didn’t post too many pics of the area, so here are a few:
I’m in my writing studio as I create this simple blog. The studio was, perhaps, the first gift I gave myself in April, for turning 50. There’s a lot of furniture and art supplies (for my studio-mate) in here now, but here is how it looked when we first moved in:
I’ve found I’m much more focused when I’m in the studio. I don’t get distracted by two cats, a bunny, an elderly mother, and a refrigerator full of food. Without animals, parents, and food present, I get more work done.
Another gift I gave myself in April was to see the show Rain, a tribute to the Beatles. If you’re a Beatles fan, see this show someday. It knocked my socks off. It almost made me cry. I never realized just how beautiful the Beatles’ music was until I heard it played live. “This is the soundtrack of our lives,” one of the band members said. For me, the statement is so true. I’ll go again someday.
Here’s a picture of the Rain guys, probably what you really wanted to see:
I was just doing some free writing, and here’s an excerpt of what I wrote:
“I turned 50 yesterday. It’s an achievement. Once I was a 17 year old girl who couldn’t leave home because my panic disorder was so severe and the ensuing agoraphobia so debilitating. And although travel can still be difficult for me now, decades later, I do it. In the last year, I’ve traveled to Westcliffe, Colorado, New York City, Chicago, and Woodstock, NY. I plan to travel again in 2012 to New York State, NYC, and hopefully to LA. If I do all this travel, the trips will be within a 12-month period. Think about that: at 17 I was unable to walk down to the stoop of the apartment building where I lived without experiencing paralyzing panic; at age 50, 7 trips, 2 cross country, 4 to major cities, in 12 months. Life is good at 50.”
Excellent, thank you for sharing. I like the rain t shirt pic, your hair looks fine. 🙂
Usually my hair looks better. :-). Thanks for looking at my blog again. 🙂
Cindy: so i’m one of the catrillion who showed up b/c of the hot pic (& no doubt it’s scortching)…thx for adding to the sexual energy of the universe–and happy 50th! (i’m 52 myself) eric
Eric, I am really pleased to have you as a reader of my blog. I will be hooking up to your blog soon. I read your other comment and you are so intelligent and real. I’m thrilled to be connected. Cindy
I love you and your writing–sexy pics or not–I’m a reader of yours for life. (but don’t stop putting up the pics on my account…hehe). Additionally, can you get a job as a sarcastic caption writer for photos because you have real talent! One more time, happy birthday my friend.
I would love to get a job as a sarcastic caption writer. It seems to come naturally to me. Hahahha…
I love you, too, and I am a reader for life of yours also. Thank you for another birthday wish. I’ll tell you ahead of time: 50 ain’t so bad. xo
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Hey, thank you so much!!!! 🙂 Cindy
Happy belated birthday, Cindy! I just got caught up on all your blogs. Wonderful and inspiring as usual. I enjoy getting lost in your words. For those few minutes, you take us all on a thoroughly entertaining ride. I hope you make it to LA. We should definitely have coffee or something. Are you coming to visit someone or is this just a sightseeing trip?
It’s nice to see you here again and thanks for the birthday wishes. You say such nice things about my writing; your comments motivate me. Thank you for that also. You have no idea how much I need that feedback. I’ll be traveling to L.A. if I get into a writing conference held there in late July/early August. I’ll let you know if I do end up attending. We should definitely have coffee. I hope you’ve been well. Thank you again for continuing to connect with me here. Look forward to hearing from you again!
Cinnabear! The studio looks beautiful and peaceful. I loooove it and your rain t-shirt. 😉
Hi Natasia, baby, thanks for reading my latest. Maybe I’ll show you the studio if you’re in the area someday. It’s not as empty now; in fact, it’s a bit of a mess because my art friend and studio mate is still unpacking. Its still cool, though. Come on over and I’ll show you my etchings, haha.