Tag Archives: Erma Bombeck Writers Workshop

I Got Baggage: Why My Purse Weighs 50 Pounds

4 Mar

WHY MY PURSE WEIGHS 50 FRIGGIN’ POUNDS

Why My Purse Weighs 50 Pounds

After all, isn’t a purse just an enabler for mobile hoarders?

I suppose my purse/bag would be lighter if these items were not in it?

  • Multiple lipsticks, concealers,  mascara, a tiny make-up guy.
  • A Six-Pack of emergency water bottles – an absolute necessity for survival if stuck in traffic during a heatwave during a SIG alert during an earthquake during a heart attack during a hurricane during a nuclear attack during a tsunami during a…

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National Humor Month

1 Apr

 

No joke!

April is National Humor Month.

It’s a great month for the inspiring and fun Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop, the premier workshop for humor writers. It is held at Erma’s alma mater, The University of Dayton. I was honored to be a judge in their writing competition this year. How cool is that?

There’s a lot of funny out there!

Also, April is a perfect time for AATH – the Association of Applied Therapeutic Humor to hold their annual conference.  Info here

AATH’s mission is to serve the community of professionals who study, practice, & promote healthy humor & laughter. Lots of laughter, learning, and love with this group. […]

Welcome to Humorholics Anonymous

11 Mar

 

Welcome, y’all!

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This is the weekly meeting of HAHumorholics Anonymous.

Hmm, I see many horrified new faces here tonight.

No fear. We have enough caffeine and sugar on the back table to put you in a coma – and most likely fuel some new addictions. Ha, Ha.

 

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Sorry, I  joked in a compulsive way. I’m working on that. […]

Humoraholics Anonymous

23 Apr

You’re in the right place, friends.
This is the weekly meeting of HAHumoraholics Anonymous.
Welcome, all!
Well, I see many horrified new faces here tonight.
No fear. We have enough caffeine and sugar on the back table to blow your frazzled minds – and most likely feed a few additional addictions. Ha, Ha.
Sorry, I  joked in a compulsive way. I’m working on that. […]

Interview With Author Tracy Beckerman’s Puppy

7 Mar

 

By popular demand… THE interview with Tracy’s DOG (April 1st, 2013)

Tracy will be a workshop session presenter at The Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop on April 10 -12.

Author Tracy Beckerman & Her Puppy Monty

Funny new book by popular columnist Tracy Beckerman!  Lost In Suburbia: A Momoir  How I got Pregnant, Lost Myself, and got My Cool Back in the New Jersey Suburbs

Tracy gave us an exclusive… an interview with her fetching puppy Monty.

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Monty

“The Scoop” with Monty B.

Monty, you’re even cuter than Tracy’s cell phone pics and Facebook videos. How do you maintain your playful, perky, puppy style? How old are you?

I turned 7 months old on March 26.  I maintain my youthful glow through a combination of diet (puppy chow and chewing on smelly sneakers) and exercise (I like to grab socks from the laundry basket and then Tracy chases me through the house to get them back).

What’s it like to sleep at Tracy’s feet while she writes her popular syndicated humor column Lost In Suburbia? Are you her real inspiration?

As a puppy, I have a lot of energy. So I find it hard to just sleep at her feet when she is writing. Instead, I’m inclined to jump up and pound the keys with my paws. This makes her column look like this:

afjkasdkfjweoi tjkrvms,d mas,c.kasjfakjfoipewj!!

For some reason, Tracy seems to find this very annoying.  However, I’ve read her column, and i think this is an improvement. Just kidding.  That’s a little retriever humor. […]