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Hallelujah! The Copy is Done!

In one marathon session (okay, full disclosure here: in two half-marathon sessions) I was able to create all of the copy for the sub domain that I’ll be getting soon. The total word count is  5,637 words!   I went to bed at ten last night with Christmas Tree brain as a result–couldn’t get to sleep until after 1:30 because my creative synapses continued to fire for hours after I stopped.

That’s what happens when a Creative gets into the zone–we feed off the endorphins, I think! Maybe some neuroscientist can explain it better than that–I suppose–but that’s what it feels like to me: a natural “high” that gets fired by enthusiasm, joy and dedication to something that you know you need to do and that you love doing.

There haven’t been a bunch of projects for me to tackle for clients the past two weeks, so I thought I’d focus on my own needs while I can.  It doesn’t happen real often, so I capitalize on the opportunity when I can.

There was a time yesterday, though, when I got so involved with the copy for a client (for about an hour) that I totally spaced on a conference call that I was scheduled to dial in to. It was just awful!  When it occurred to me to look at my watch again, I had missed the appointment by 45 minutes.  I was apoplectic!

Thank God I was forgiven and given another appointment.  I was there on time…waited 15 minutes..waited 20 minutes… then realized I was having the same experience she had the day before with me!

I must say, I feel worlds better, as a result.  It’s nice to know we’re all human–and capable of spacing or getting waylaid in some other way!

In Other News…

I have a lot of DeForest Kelley archives. (Big surprise, huh? Not if you’ve read the appendix of Terry’s Rioux’s bio of De, it isn’t!!) Terry  tells me that Adam Nimoy, Leonard’s son, wants to have somebody to go through a lot of my stuff–convention videos, magazine articles, audios, etc.) and find anything that refers to De’s relating of the Spock/McCoy relationship. Terry said she would, so I’m going to be shipping a box of stuff to her sometime this week. She has been through most of it before, when she wrote De’s bio, but that was 15 years ago. So she’s the perfect person to do it. Plus I trust her with my treasures!

In exchange for sharing my archives, I’ll get credits at the end of the documentary that someone is making. Finally! My name up in lights!  Almost famous again! LOL!

IF YOU have anything  in your bag of tricks that can help Terry and Adam with this important project, please contact Terry Rioux. You can find and befriend her on Facebook.


I Brake for Limericks – Ready for Some Smiles?

The thunder god went for a ride

Upon his favorite filly

“I’m THOR!” he cried

His horse replied,

“You forgot your thaddle, thilly!”


There was an old man from Blackheath

Who sat on his pair of false teeth

He cried out with a start

“Oh, Lord, bless my heart

I’ve bitten myself underneath!”


I wrote the next one for Carolyn and DeForest Kelley (remember, Dr. McCoy hated the transporter beam):

It isn’t all a bad dream

I’m as stuck on you as I seem

If you had your druthers

You might prefer others

Or even the transporter beam!

 Kris and De in Kelley's Back yard Photo by Sue Keenan

(oh … *sigh* … guess not!)

Happy 94th Birthday, Dear Mentor and Friend DeForest Kelley!

Find today’s tribute to De at Almost Famous.


DE and Kris with New Car (1)DE and Kris by Sue


Good news! Diane Haddick contacted the North Shore Animal League and re-established the Carolyn and DeForest Kelley Memorial Fund! The link is below.


http://www.animalleague.org/support/how-you-can-help/deforest-carolyn-kelley-memorial-fund .html


As you know, Carolyn and De visited the Fund personally and supported it for many years. You’ve probably seen pictures of them with kittens and puppies from the League. (I aim to send the League the photos I have of them there, so they can post them again.)


Please donate on De’s and Carolyn’s birthdays (January 20, October 5th) and on their anniversary date (Sept 7th) and on the date of De’s passing (June 11th) — and any other time you remember De or Carolyn and want to “thank” them for the joy they brought to your life!

Thank you!