Last week, I featured a brand new (to me) blogger. Today's featured blogger is one that I have been reading for a long time (several years - and well before I started my own blog) because she tells darn good stories: Wide Lawns and Narrow Minds.
Many of you may already be fans. She has Whiskeymarie in her blogroll, which is how I found that fantastic blog, which led me to many of my current favorite blogs, including yours! So if you already know about Wide Lawns, that's great. But if you don't, you must go read it!
When I started reading the blog, WideLawns mostly blogged about her job in the office at a Florida gated community full of eccentric (read: crazy) rich folks. Apparently she ran into some legal issues or something, because those old posts (which were hilarious) were removed a couple of years ago and now she blogs about her quirky family and her vast array of strange life experiences (which are hilarious, moving, entertaining, and fun), with occasional tidbits about her new job teaching writing and other classes at a community college.
I think it doesn't matter the topic - WideLawns is quite simply a good story teller. She keeps her real name to herself (like I do), but if you read her posts, you'll feel like you know her, at least a little bit. You'll also get to know an interesting cast of characters.
She claims the stories are true. I have no way to verify this, of course, but I can verify that they are entertaining. For some of the stories, you'll need to scroll down through the blog to find "part one" or whatever looks like the beginning of the story. I know it's a little time-consuming, but it's worth it, really.
Here is a good place to start - September 8's post: Kitchen Therapy - How I Became a Cook, With A Dose of Cold Blooded Murder. It's a story in progress (so you'll have to click around on the blog to find parts 2 et seq.) and I can't wait to see how it all comes out....
Go now, and read.
I promise you won't be disappointed.