Dear Miss Begotten,
Realistically, which is worse, the actual consumption of a fabulous Banana Split with all of your favorite toppings OR the angst of denying yourself such a treat because it's not good for you?
Miss hates personal angst almost as much as you hate puking and she will go to great lengths to avoid it. I find that denying myself nothing goes a long way toward angst avoidance -- which is nothing like aversion therapy (which I would flunk out of). It is for that reason that I gobble down banana splits with as many toppings as the bowl will hold.
We ARE talking about banana splits, aren't we? Because, in truth, Miss has no qualms about indulging ANY of her appetites. She's been known to blow half her paycheck on books -- or shoes, cute sweaters, Gypsy jewelry, hand-painted skirts, paintings, ugly (in hindsight) statues, yada-yada. And then there are those esoteric things which cost no money which she will also embrace with gusto. I suppose it could be said that Miss's philosophy is, "If you want it, get/do it."
I find that just plodding straight ahead without analyzing it to death pretty well ensures an angst-free life. And since it is my fondest ambition to never be angsty (or hungry) again, that works out pretty well for me. I tell myself that if I want it, it's bound to be good for me. And usually I believe it. I think it's not so much what's good FOR you as it is what's GOOD for you. Wouldn't you agree? And how good for you that you dodged a bullet with that freaky weather last night!
Dear Miss Begotten,
Are there any horror movies you like to watch on Halloween?
Yes! I love a good horrorfest during the Halloween season. I adore movies that scare me without grossing me out, and there are lots of them on TV during this period. And I do have to see them on TV instead of the theater -- because I know they're safe; i.e., the grossest of the gory stuff has been edited out.
I like all of the 'Halloween' movies, as well as stuff like 'Rosemary's Baby,' 'The Exorcist,' 'The Amityville Horror,' 'Pumpkinhead,' 'Carrie,' ‘Pet Sematary,' 'Salem's Lot,' 'Scream,' 'Children of the Corn.' Like that. I CANNOT see stuff like 'Saw' and 'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.'
All too often, real-life stuff scares me much more than any horror flick ever thought of doing. For example, Miss does NOT like Internet horrorfests. She think they be breeding strange and warped creatures with brains firing mutated neurons out there in the wilds of a particular western city (L.A., Compton, Bell Gardens -- like that). She say, "Be gone!"
Dear Miss Begotten,
Have you ever had a broken heart?
-Just Had to Ask
Dear Had To,
Child! Of course, I have. I expect the first crack in the old heart appeared when I was maybe 10 years old. High school is hideously fertile ground for broken hearts -- as you no doubt know. I daresay nobody escapes the hallowed halls of lower academia without a few heartbreaks under their belt. Later on, they come along at various times and with varying intensity. If you're laboring under one, baby, just know that they're survivable -- much more so than a myocardial infarct. I don't like heartbreak, but I do have to say it's preferable to one's own heart attacking you.
If you would like for Miss Begotten to answer some burning question for you next week, just send it in.
I saw the cutest bumper sticker yesterday. It said: COME TO THE DARK SIDE - WE HAVE COOKIES
Words Gone Wild were out in force today, running amok and unleashing chaos. TWISTED LINGUISTICS got them all off the streets, though, and you can all sleep safely in your beds tonight.
hillarious - A hilly but funny territory.
High pitched squeels - Sound made by squirrels trapped on electrical wires.
libaries - Bastions of libel.
webiste - Bistro for spiders.
genere - An unintelligible category of fiction.
one do need an editor - Damn straight!
once your work have went to the printer - Jesus God!
it may have a word of two that have been misspell - No kidding!
My instructed told me - I follow orders from my students.
I wish you good lick - How kinky!
agian - Getting old by the Agean Sea.
mistakes with gramar - Oh, do you think?!
a certin part - Half of a Certs.
What do you call someone who puts poison in a person's corn flakes?
A cereal killer
Why do mummies have trouble keeping friends?
They're so wrapped up in themselves
What kind of streets do zombies like the best?
Just a little Halloween humor interjected there for your fleeting amusement. 'Tis the season. Apparently.
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