One of the things I do - One of the things that makes me, “me” - is that I tend to bring people together who would more than likely never really bump into each other and make a connection.
Today’s connection is a little fun for me.
Paula, meet Tony.
You have very little in common. But one thing has brought you together in my mind. You have both written about lobsters.
Paula wrote about Happy Lobsters. I like Paula’s writing a lot, because it is like a vacation. Not one of those all-inclusive cruise vacations with a schedule and shuffle-board, and all-you-can-eat menus and long hours of sitting on your butt doing nothing.
It’s more like the vacations I spent as a kid following deer paths through the woods, or hiking to the top of Scalplock mountain in Glacier, watching Mountain Goats frolic on sheer cliffs.
Her writing is at once sweet, pensive, vulnerable and adventurous. With a touch of bookish charm that avoids pretension, and the occasional thrust of the well-placed jab of wit that avoids self-amusement. (Yes, I know. I’m taking notes. I’ll be better – really)
Tony wrote about Parachuting Lobsters. I like Tony’s writing a lot because it is direct and snappy. He turns phrases like flapjacks, spitting out such snappy gems as “my PC is about as stable as Lindsay Lohan at a Spring Break kegger”. Tony’s writing is direct, conversational, and more than merely being unpretentious, it frequently reaches out and skewers pretension.