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CreativeSpider
Canada (for the Interim)
Fiction & Script Writer and Editor
Interests: Film & Television, Books, Travel, Food, Challenges/Learning
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Confession time. I haven’t been enjoying posting on this blog for quite some time. I’ve outgrown it. I have but one follower (thank you SO much, Joanie) and that’s fine. The purpose was simply to post, to challenge myself: to write something on a weekly basis, something close to the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2018 at Creative Spider 3
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I’m in need of some cuteness again . . . given it seems in limited supply (and demand) right now. So-o . . . what about that animated commercial with the strumming and singing beaver? It’s kinda corny, but it’s kinda cute. The starring beavers are just plain appealing and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2018 at Creative Spider 3
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Ambling to the gym this gray-misty morning, I sighted a crumpled, crinkled Disney-themed wading pool at the side of the road. What great summer fun it must have provided. It prompted thoughts of innocent times . . . how the smallest, littlest, tiniest of items could prompt smiles and laughter... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2018 at Creative Spider 3
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No one likes party poopers—those people who spoil other people’s fun by making disparaging comments and/or not joining in. Also known as wet blankets, they can get rather annoying. Poopers is a cute little way of saying “damn it”, “crap”, “darn”. I believe I actually used it back when. Now,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2018 at Creative Spider 3
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I prefer to avoid negative posts, but sometimes, well, they’re simply unavoidable. So you have to roll with it. Anthony Bourdain’s death came as a complete shock. In simple terms: it bummed me out. Not only had he left this mortal coil, he’d done it of his own volition. It... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2018 at Creative Spider 3
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You know I’m a stickler for “cute”. As I haven’t posted in the [long] last while about anything c-u-t-e, it’s time. Did ya hear the one about . . . ? <LOL> Fred, a 10-year-old Labrador residing in Merry Old, adopted nine ducklings. Apparently, the fluffy little darlings were found... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2018 at Creative Spider 3
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The big happy news of the week/weekend for many across the globe: the Royal Wedding. Though not one for pomp and pageantry, I must confess that I really wanted to watch this ceremony—from start to finish. And this, I can happily state, I indeedy-do did. I arose at 2:00 a.m.... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2018 at Creative Spider 3
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Taking Mom out today for lunch. In essence, our roles have reversed; I’ve become the Mom and she the daughter. Life’s funny sometimes . . . and it’s all good. Although I’ve probably read about it at one time or another, I can’t say I know (recall) the origin of... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2018 at Creative Spider 3
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Been awhile since I’ve posted about Mom and me. That’s because nothing’s happened . . . which is very good. Mom is fairly alert. Yes, she’s slow to move, but still capable of doing a lot. She’s very proud of her word searches and coloring; so am I. Short-term memory... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2018 at Creative Spider 3
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<LMAO> You think it’ll never happen to you, then one day you wake up realizing it has—you’ve become the grown-up you vowed you’d never be. Things I might have accepted and embraced decades ago now seem silly, unrewarding, or just plain wrong. The legalization of pot? Like, really? We don’t... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2018 at Creative Spider 3
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Writers and bloggers suffer from occasional “writer’s block”—unable to conceive of what to write or post. We’re in limbo, in an uncertain state. Nothing’s coming to mind; nothing’s happening. <groan> That’s me this week re posting. I’m experiencing a “duh” moment (okay, maybe a few). So what do we do... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2018 at Creative Spider 3
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Mid April and a glacial ice storm rages outside. Spring sprang . . . and sprinted to sights unseen. Magnificent oak and cherry trees should be budding, and colorful crocuses and tulips poking through the earth. Instead, layers of icy wetness shroud still slumbering nature and man-made dwellings like veils... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2018 at Creative Spider 3
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Mid April and a glacial ice storm rages outside. Spring sprang . . . and sprinted to sights unseen. Magnificent oak and cherry trees should be budding, and colorful crocuses and tulips poking through the earth. Instead, layers of icy wetness shroud still slumbering nature and man-made dwellings like veils... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2018 at Creative Spider 3
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It’s been over 18 months since I’ve been “home”, but who’s counting? Not I! I’m such a liar. <LOL> I miss the: amazing aloha spirit (!) awesome diversity brisk walks (anywhere and everywhere) sitting by the beach with a Mai-Tai lively Chinatown exciting Ala Moana Center fun festivals bustling markets... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2018 at Creative Spider 3
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Yeah, I’m no longer a spring chicken—or “gum snapper” as a retired friend often says. Not sure if that makes me happy or sad. Like having the maturity and wisdom; don’t like having the wrinkles and crinkles! Having bored of listening to the same music, I opted for trying some... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2018 at Creative Spider 3
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Last week, I posted about my new little friend, Ducky. (He’s doing fine, thanks.) This week, it’s about the 20,000 rubber duckies that floated in the Ala Wai Canal for the 31st Annual Geat Hawaiian Duck Race. How I miss “home” . . . the Duck Race, SPAM festival, Aloha... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2018 at Creative Spider 3
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No, not quoting Tony “Scarface” Montana. <LOL> Talking about Ducky, my new little fuzzy friend. He’s a tad shy, which is why he caught my fancy. Poor little guy was stuck at the back of a bunch of Easter confreres who thought they were cuter and more buyable. Not so.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2018 at Creative Spider 3
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The odds of winning in a lottery, according to Wonderopolis.org is 1 in 14 million—that’s the estimate for 6 numbers in a pool of 49. In 2009, CBC stated that you had a better chance of being struck by lightning than winning big in one of Canada’s lotteries. And according... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2018 at Creative Spider 3
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Milestone = a noteworthy event or stage in the life, progress, development of a person or nation, etc. The world has had countless milestone moments that have shaped and defined it . . . much as every one of us has had. Certain birthdays are considered milestones and I’m having... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2018 at Creative Spider 3
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Some days, finding a topic to post about is a true challenge. It’s not that you can’t think of an idea . . . it’s that you think of too many! <LOL> We’ve got politics (never good to touch upon, unless you’re some sort of political analyst), sports (can you... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2018 at Creative Spider 3
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The news is chockablock full of, yeah, news. Tidings and reports. Events / ideas / concepts / hearsay to share. Or condemn or rationalize, support or debate. I’ll pass. For today. Given it’s a long weekend—it's Family Day on Monday—here’s a tidbit about how it came to be. In part,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2018 at Creative Spider 3
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There are days where nothing nice or decent seems to happen. And just as another sigh of world-weariness floats across the room, an image, a photo, a flash of absolute cuteness catches you off guard. A smile tugs at your lips and a tear (of joy) trickles from an eye.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2018 at Creative Spider 3
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We endured the January blahs and now we’re embracing the February blues with the same enthusiasm a teen would an 8:00 curfew. I suspect, however, Feb Blues only apply to those who live in cold climates where winter seems to last for 10 months. (I truly can’t imagine anyone feeling... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2018 at Creative Spider 3
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. . . if a woodchuck could chuck wood? <LOL> Haven’t heard that in while. Given Groundhog Day is around the corner, it seemed a fitting, hmm, tribute. A groundhog, by the by, is also known as a woodchuck or a marmot, but not Chuck, who’s actually a fellow coworker.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2018 at Creative Spider 3
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Numerous people claim angels exist. Certainly, I’ve always dreamed of meeting one, but never thought it possible. In the last few weeks, I’ve encountered three—or rather they happened upon me. If you’ve followed my blog, you know 2017 was a pretty taxing year for yours truly. No vacation or time-off... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2018 at Creative Spider 3