Linda’s LOL Funny #MFRWAuthor 52-Week Blog Challenge

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It’s Week 18 of the #MFRWAuthor 52-Week Blog Challenge and the prompt is “What makes me laugh out loud?”

Where shall I start? I do love to laugh, sometimes inappropriately. I frequently find irony and satire quite amusing, which means I sometimes laugh out loud when politicians spew some nonsense I know they don’t mean or is incorrect. But I won’t go there today, though I will admit to being an avid fan of The Daily Show, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee and Real Time with Bill Maher. I still miss Jon Stewart.

I don’t watch a lot of the current sit coms, but love The Big Bang Theory. The show never fails to make me laugh out loud, even the repeats. I like that the show is so smart as well as funny with quality writing and acting. My husband was a physicist, and I sometimes see glimpses of him in the characters, particularly Leonard, and before I met him I briefly hung out with a bunch of guys who remind me even more of our geeky foursome, complete with Ren Faire costumes.

12 clues of ChristmasI also enjoy humorous novels, esp. the fluffier mysteries or Regency romances. No matter how many times I read Georgette Heyer, I find myself laughing out loud. My current favorite mystery series is the Royal Spyness series by Rhys Bowen. The books are just hilarious, and I found The Twelve Clues of Christmas to be particularly clever as well as funny.

Funny quotes make me laugh, also. The other day I started talking about the series Dallas with the receptionist at the dentist’s office and she quoted J. R. Ewing:

“Once you get rid of integrity, the rest is a piece of cake.”

Though I laughed, I was aware how true that quote seems to be nowadays.

What makes you laugh?


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Living the Dream #MFRWAuthors 52-Week Blog Challenge Week 16

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Today’s prompt for the #MFRWAuthors 52-Week Blog Challenge is My Biggest Dream in Life. Problem is I have had three big dreams in my life: travel, write books and live near the ocean.

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California beach

I got the travel bug honestly, from my father. He, too, had the wanderlust, though he was always content to take driving trips in the US. When I was a kid, we traveled from Pittsburgh down to Miami and back, then out to Nevada to visit my brother who had settled in Las Vegas. When i was 14, we moved to Southern California, and alternated duty trips back to Pittsburgh with road trips around California and other Western states like Arizona. My dad was a big Western fan and loved to search out ghost towns, like Columbia, California. As an adult, I expanded my travels to Mexico, Australia, Canada, the British Isles and Europe, but continued to travel with the USA.

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Welcome To Alaska (I’m the one on the right)

The second big dream was to one day be an author and write books. It took a long time, but I finally published. I put my love of history into most of my books, starting with Rogue’s Hostage, set during the French and Indian War in Western Pennsylvania, my home state. Two other works, Lady Elinor’s Escape and How To Woo… A Reluctant Bride, take place in London, and my last historical novel, Lily and the Gambler takes place in Northern California, an area I toured with my husband.

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My third big dream was to live near the ocean, which I now do. I’m not sure why the ocean fascinates me, but it did even before I’d seen one up close and personal. Maybe it has something to do with my wanderlust. I do enjoy cruises. My travel and writing dreams haven’t ended, though. There are still lots of places to see and books to write.

What are your big dreams?


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