Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Let's Play Pretend.

I have an amazingly interesting life in my head. At least, I think so. Often, I'm famous. Sometimes, I'm exciting, or brave and adventurous. I am always strong, and rarely crazy.

Most recently, I have been an actress with a recurring role on ABC's Castle. The cast and I have great fun hanging out and going to karaoke, where I bully Nathan Fillion into taking a twine picture for
The Bloggess. This will have to stop since Jenny has asked us to quit bugging Mr. Fillion.

Monday, during the Daytona 500, I was a NASCAR drivers girlfriend. The best part of this was the marriage I arranged in my head between Johnny and Jeff Gordan's daughter to take place 20 years from now. Free NASCAR tickets for life. YAY!

Sometimes, I invent an extra character in a novel I'm reading, so that the story can keep going even when I put the book down. I'm very good at this. Once, in high school, I was an Aes Sedai from Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series for something like 2 years. I had a bunch of online friends and we wrote the most awesome fan fiction. I miss them. Most of us are all grown up now with families. Some of us were already grown up.

Last summer, I was a the girlfriend of an Irish mobster who, unbeknownst to me, had killed  my husband 18 months before. The local mob was gonna make me a famous singer, like the Italians and Sinatra. This was quite fun as I was actually trying to write this into a novel. I wrote 10 pages. Maybe I'll try again. I had a really good plot line.

Am I the only one whose nuts like this? Or are there other adults who play pretend in their head while they do laundry or cook dinner, if only to make life a little less routine.


  1. such are the dreams of the everyday housewife.....

  2. Replies
    1. Oh, good. For a minute there I thought maybe I was just being childish. In a Furiously Happy way of course ;)

    2. You are not alone. It's hereditary. Did you know your mother has been married to Jay Osmond, Harrison Ford, Gordon Lightfoot, and Alan Rickman all in the last 30 years?

  3. I daydream stuff to write about: characters, plot, or random dialogue that would fit well into a story, novel, or movie script.

    But then I just end up writing about myself.

    1. Somehow all the characters in my novel into that being very loosely based on people in my real life. However, living in Idaho I don't know any real mobsters.


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