So if you recall, I am valiantly attempting to blog my way through the alphabet in the month of April. I have now spent 27 minutes thinking about this so rest assured, it's going to be good. Before I get into today's post, I should tell you that I have decided to theme my alphabet blogs.
I have always sort of lived this Secret Life of Walter Mitty. I am certain I get this from my mom who never lets the truth get in the way of a good story. I see things and create stories out of them. (i.e. Yes, he may look like a postal carrier, but at night, he becomes a half-demon intent on eradicating the female teen population). I take my somewhat ordinary life and make myself into a LEGEND. Think Buffy meets La Femme Nikita meets the little girl from Kick Ass---only, you know, a tiny bit older.
Therefore, my April blogs will somehow (I haven't quite figured out the whole thing yet) revolve around my own Secret Life. They will be about characters I wish I could somehow channel in my real life or possibly in my future fabulous life. (Please do not think this is a reflection of how unfabulous my life is right now because that just isn't true! My life is incredibly fabulous and filled with tons of love. But every once in awhile -okay, every day- I can't help but imagine what may have happened if I took a different path. Instead of blogging, could I maybe right now be completing a 12 hour shift at Denny's? Who knows? The possibilities are endless.)
How many of us didn't want to be Auntie Mame after we read the book (or okay, saw the movie)? I mean I created the entire scenario in my head wherein my sister dies tragically in a freak golf cart accident and her seven children come to live with me. I wear gold lamé leggings and ridiculous heels and chain smoke while eating Hostess products and complaining about never being able to find a decent au pair.
Before you laugh in my face, ask yourself: Can one really have enough kimonos?
Notable Quotable from Patrick Dennis's AUNTIE MAME---
"Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death!"
"Oh, darling, you know we writers must occasionally stretch a point to heighten the dramatic situation." (Do you see how much I am like Mame?)
"I always start writing with a clean piece of paper and a dirty mind."
So, tell me, who are your A characters of inspiration?