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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Chocolate and Cuckoo Clocks

Dear World- This blog post is now part of my new book so I took it down because I don't want to be a jerk and ruin it for you-
you're welcome
a preview of this awesomeness that includes a bunch of illustrations I drew all by myself
is available to download for 99 cents on Amazon by clicking here-
Beauty Tips for the Bereaved

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https://www.facebook.com/BeautyTipsfortheBereaved?ref=hl


17 comments:

  1. Sunny, I just found your blog via the Bloggess and I love it. I am so very sorry for your loss. You sound amazingly at peace and I hope the pain doesn't keep you down for too long. Can't wait to read more!

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  2. I recently found your blog through Bloggess too. I've been reading backwards, which is kind of weird, like reading in rewind.

    What a lovely tribute to your dad: both funny and heartbreaking. So glad you were able to find the sunny side of the situation. ;-)

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  3. Pretzelogic in Philly, PANovember 8, 2012 at 1:30 PM

    Hey Sunny -

    I'm yet another reader who discovered your work via the Bloggess, and now I have to thank you both for that.

    This entry actually brought tears to my eyes - in a good way. Your dad sounds like he was a pretty cool guy (as was my late dad so I can relate).

    You're such a gifted writer. I can't wait to read your book!

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  4. I love your blog, I'm sorry to hear your dad passed. I'm glad you could find humor in it though.

    When my dad died a couple of years ago we had him cremated and we didn't get an urn because we intended to scatter his ashes so he was returned to us in a cardboard box. No tinsel though, that's a shame, he probably wouldn't have seen the humor in tinsel but we would have. The funeral home didn't have the time to cremate him before the funeral - meaning that my Dad wasn't ready in time for the funeral, but that was my dad, always late for everything, it seems fitting he was late for his own funeral.

    We picked his ashes up a few days later and as we are leaving the very quiet funeral home where even the people who work there talk in hushed whispers and has sad, serious faces I looked at my Mum, shook the box a bit and said "I think Dad's lost some weight". Neither of us could hold our giggles in, and the fact that we were in the funeral home still made it even funnier to us, by the time we got out the door we were laughing so hard.

    We walked to the car wiping the laughter tears from our faces and I looked at my Mum with a serious face and told her "I'm going to put Dad in the trunk okay?" She asked why of course and I explained "Well if we get in a car accident or the dog opens the box when we zip into the grocery store it would be really awkward explain all the dust in the interior of the car... and I don't think I'd be able to sell this car knowing that parts of Dad are still stuck in the seats" and of course we're laughing our heads off again at the ridiculousness of the whole damn day.

    I miss my dad every single day still, I think it never goes away, but the pain gets to be less and the memories get better.

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  5. "...leave me alone Jake Gyllenhal, I'm working on my book." Excellent. I too found you through The Bloggess, and seriously, yay for that.

    I'm sorry for your loss: your dad sounds like he was a fabulous man to know in life (and after, since he's helping you find some funny in all this).

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  6. Listen... I'm not saying I could get you Jake Gyllehal, but I'm a damn good letter writer. And it's worth a shot.

    Hugs!

    Valerie

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  7. My ex-step-father-in-law sent my husband's mother's ashes to us via USPS. Didn't even tell us. We came home one day and a sticky note said "Come to the Post Office to pick up a package." You think Aunt Teensy could send one of her boys to break the ex's kneecaps? Love your blog and writing style. My condolences on the loss of your dad.

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    1. Teensy's boys are expensive and unpredictable. Maybe they break his kneecaps, maybe they don't like his face and he ends up in the grease trap behind Fuddruckers. A better option for you is to buy several gallons of fish emulsion( a liquid fertilizer made from rotting fish) from your local Home Depot. Then hit a restaurant supply store and pick up some of those industrial size plastic squeeze bottles-the kind they put ketchup in. It takes about 3.5 minutes for you and a buddy to squirt enough of that shit into the cracks of his foundation and the A/C vent of his automobile.Pay close attention to the inside sills of his windows, so that when he wakes up the next day and says "I am going to die. What is that smell?" and opens the window, the morning breeze will only intensify the effect of your gift. It's almost magical. Never goes away.

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  8. I saw this quote by Truman Capote: "Sometimes when I think how good my book can be, I can hardly breathe."

    And I thought of you. I thought of how your writing is so powerful that when I'm reading it I realize after a while that I haven't been breathing. You are phenomenal.

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    1. I keep thinking about this thing you wrote me-like when I am driving or when my ex-husband makes me feel like a loser because I forgot to do something- that moment when you think "He's right. I'm never going to pull this off. What was I thinking?" And then I remember this -which I have memorized- and decide that if I am going to define myself by what someone says about me it will be this comment, not some jackass. Thank you.

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  9. Do you have a publisher? I'm assuming you're interested in being published?

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    1. Is this Aunt Teensy? It didn't work when you sent me flowers from an "Anonymous" secret admirer after I burned my bangs off lighting a cigarette in the chimenea and got stood up by that cute guy from Orange Julius even though you sprayed Drakkar Noir on the love note because I am wicked smart but I love you for trying :)

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  10. I want to read your book! Your writing is amazing. You are so inspirational for being so open and honest with your stories. It's clear that you are writing for you; there aren't enough authentic and honest voices out there. Thank you for your words. I will also never look at a French Press the same again. What a bitch.

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