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Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Me Write Pretty Tomorrow

Susan and David, acrylic on linen, 36 x 24 inches

SINCE IT IS MY EDITOR, David Rosen's, birthday today, this post is about his work on my blog. I would like to thank him for turning my uncut rough diamond-esque posts into the dazzling gems with clarity, cut and color that they become after he works his magic. Without his skill, my blog might possibly be entitled, "Random Thoughts About Random Stuff" or "A Blog - Not as We Know One." He is a natural born editor and easily removes the wheat from the chase; or is it chafe, err, uh, maybe staff? Got it– –laugh! No, chaff!

See what I mean.  I really need him! When he edits my prose, it tickles me down to the tips of my toes, right through my pantyhose. My word! I can't even tell he has had his way with my...words.

We met as he was commencing his legal career. He did the impossible and obtained a divorce for me from the Prince of Darkness, who really is a dangling participle. Extricating me from such an evil force required him to pull out all the verbs, nouns, pronouns, adjectives, adverbs, prepositions, conjunctions and interjections he ever knew–especially interjections–or do I mean expletives? After performing all that legal work for me, as he likes to put it, he got a promotion and became my husband. Now he concomitantly fills an even higher post as my editor. I thought that if I made him my editor, me write pretty one day.

Note to David: Happy Birthday! Thought it would be fun for you to read a post on which you didn't do any work. I hope you like my syntax. I love yours and I will love it for infinitive. Is that right? No, infinity!

Oh, never mind, you get the day off for your birthday. Me write pretty tomorrow!

Disclaimer: I assure you David Rosen did not edit this post.


  1. Happy Birthday Dsvid...can you hear me!
    oh then

    Have a wonderful day. xx Nancy

  2. happy birthday David. Sounds like you have an even better editing job than I! K

  3. Yes, although the page rate is not that good.

  4. A very poetic expression of love.

  5. I am just an editor. You do the hard work of creation.

  6. Beautiful and Very Elegant Couple... oxoxo

  7. This is absolutely hilarious and sweet. I left with a smile.

  8. Well must say I married an editor too...(she wasn't a lawyer and I didn't need a divorce) but I am not permitted to tell he what paint to use...etc.

  9. I know what you mean. I, too, married an editor, who paints! But I am not allowed to tell her how to paint!

  10. This was so funny and sweet and original. I left with a smile on my face.