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Marilyn Sands

Marilyn Sands
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los angeles, California,
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July 03
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Marilyn Sands is a Former 80's Stand-up Comic, her Essays can be found on salon.com & her unsold Screenplays in her Top Drawer...next to the hard liquor! "Author of 2 Works of Fiction....my Diary & my Resume"! ha ha All my Articles are Copyrighted & yes, I'll know!

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NOVEMBER 30, 2012 4:52PM

"If an Article IS WRITTEN IN A VOID will anyone READ IT"?

Rate: 14 Flag

2_7_1_17_emptiness 

I belong to A.A., G.A., O.A. and SEX Anonymous - so I know a little about Addictions!

And the sad fact is... I have to Write; so I just joined frigin' OS.A!

I'm not kidding; I've climbed so many Steps - I get Nose Bleeds just looking at a Ladder!

If I don't get an EP this time - Jake must be in a corner somewhere counting his Marbles. 

 Don't worry, he loves me...just like Rhett loved Scarlett!

But, do I need to Write or need to be Read?  Can't I have both?  Obviously, not on this Site!  ha ha  Not now; at least.

When I joined 2 years ago - with one Click on our Computer; we could Read, Rate, Comment, Joke, Tease, Flirt, Comfort, Compliment, Commiserate, Berate, Cajole, Embed, Agree to Disagree or Party Bash - all while wearing our Pajamas!

Embedding was the most fun!  ha ha

It was smooth-sailing & any "Errors" we might have accrued during these simple maneuvers were either Typos, Grammatical or admitting we were Nymphomaniacs or Republicans!

But enough about me!

"Spam" in those days was an Emergency Food brought out for Earthquakes, Nuclear Holocausts, Dinner Parties for the cheap Boss or to pull out at just the right moment to curtail Mother-in-Law visits!

Now, if we try to Post, Rate, Comment or Check Out the new kids on the Writer's Block; our mere presence is so ethereal we become Gossamer-Like; not knowing if our reality is of any importance or we're creating in a vacuum.

Translation: It Sucks!

So I tell my hard-line brave friends who seek possible solutions from the powers that be...

How can I have enough strength to Strike if I can't get my hands on a Pack of Twinkies? 

I told you I have Addictions!   

***

P.S. If you were wondering...I wrote this during Open Salon's Technical difficulties in November 2012. 

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It looks like my addiction has been broken. I haven't written a blog post since the election and I have none in the pipeline.

I continue to check here once a day, like a doctor checking a comatose patient. As I read this, there are exactly three items in the Top Rated, #1 being a goodbye. If I knew how to do it, I'd change my banner to a video of tumbleweeds rolling by.

Saving a box of Twinkies for you.
[r] i thought rhett did love scarlett, but with tough love.

I need an open-salon-anon meeting myself.

my issues with open salon are profoundly ideological rather than technological. in fact, despite how troubled technologically this website is, the concern over the tech issues here while the nightmare of the November election so blithely rewarded such profound Democratic corruption and exploitation was like watching open saloners run around rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic while the ship of state sank significantly lower.

best, libby
The traffic has significantly decreased, that's for sure, but you seem to have company in the void.
Thank you so much Torrito! I'm WEAK, I tell you - Weak! You shoulda seen me on my Wedding Night - I PEAKED! Ha ha
Thanks Cranky - It's so bad...I have my Sponsors on Speed-Dial! Gee, I feel like I'm in Tombstone, Arizona here! Doo-do-do-do, Doo-do-do-do....
I don't have to have the WHOLE Pack, Cranky...I'll take ONE Twinkie! Do I have to Beg?
Thanks so much J.P. Now I know what an "abyss" feels like! Too bad not enough people here to appreciate my fancy words! ha ha I wanted so to use the word "Pithy" just once! Oh well.
Thanks so much Libby! I just watched (for the 100th time) "Gone With The Wind" in Atlanta. They play it 24/8! Rhett still didn't give a Damn!
I love that analogy - rearranging the deck chairs...makes one like Flying so much more!
Here, I give you rate!! ZOOOOOOM!!! :D
"I'm here, I'm here," she croaked, blowing the tin whistle from the floating dead guy's mouth. I think I'm actually getting used to the Lots of Errors message. If you Googled my blog any time in the last week, that's what it said I posted: "Lots of Errors."
Marilyn - Please join us over on Our Salon. Many of the (formerly) active members of the community have moved over there - including toritto, Cranky and Phyllis.

There is lots of good writing, The administrator is one of us - lorianne listens and responds. You won't see "lots of errors". I think you will have a good writing experience and you will have an audience.

http://oursalon.net/ or http://oursalon.ning.com/

Looking forward to seeing you there!

- Mark
I know what you are saying...it's sad.
Cranky, I just got your book from amazon.com and loved it. LIke you, I haven't posted here since the election. No hard feelings just exapseraiton over tedious dysfunction...
I actually got two comments on my Thanksgiving post. I probably would've gotten zero if the old gang was here. I don't know if Real Salon even cares about us any more; they've got enough problems with their own site. (My login shows my name as "username" there, and I can't post any more, even with a change in password.)

This was mostly a Kool Kids Klub here, with a lot of log-rolling and back-slapping. When this site became impossible to read or comment upon, and the Kool Kids left, the problems didn't go away. So it's not the number of people here, it's the awful servers and programming. But since Salon isn't making any money, even with all these ads, I don't see how anything will be fixed.
Thank you so much for stopping by Phyllis! Last Gals Standing, right? I see the Martini Glass half full so I haven't given up yet - who knows - maybe Jake will win the Powerball & be generous & give OS a financial shot in the arm.
Thanks so much Tink! I don't have to worry about you - Cats always land on their butt! How many lives do you want, anyway?
Thanks so much nilesite! So glad to see that you are here! Is this anything like Water Boarding? I still have a few Secrets I haven't revealed yet! Like: "I HEART Jake"! Let me know if that works! ha ha
Thanks so much Mark in Kentuckiana! Sounds like a Plan! If I don't have to sign up to be a Morman - I'm yours...
Thank you Donegal! So nice to see you here - even for moments. For some reason "they" haven't closed up shop yet & would love to be a fly on the wall. Who knows - maybe The Fly is reading some of these!
Thanks so much Neutron for stopping by. Whatever will be - we'll all find out together. I'm looking forward to a Positive outcome.
Donegal Descendent: Thanks!
HI marilyn, sad, isn't it? I've gone from here too, other than a rare comment.
The tech troubles are too much.
The obsession over 'politics' here, but really it seems more like an obsession, period --
I am happily missing that.

The tech troubles broke my love for this place. It doesn't feel like a *place* anymore.
"The only constant in life is change" -- or something like that : )
I admit - I LURK. But it's been so long since I've logged in I had to look up my password. What the so called owners have allowed this site to become is pathetic, and any of the so called "editors" in the long road to decline should be embarrassed to apply this noble title to their name.

Anyway - Hi, everyone!

And Marilyn - thanks for a really fun spin on a really sad tale! If I had any twinkies I'd send them to you. But alas - I eat Little Debbie Swiss Rolls.


And if THEY ever go out of business I shall join you in your step work.
We...all of us are on OurSalon. And it is a great site. With all the same people from here. But if you can believe it, we communicate louder and more often. It is the "orphans of Open Salon" It has the feel of Open but it works and we are one happy bunch!
And each one of your posts has an option...constantly of being read. They don't sqeeze out all their matter in a day or less.
It's like Netflix. After you read one post, their are four more RECOMMENDED. And they rotate. No one makes the decision what your reading tastes are.

Then we have an open chat line where people like Kim Gamble from Australia gets on with Tr ig all in different time zones, people from all over the world. i think that has stopped a lot of the backbiting because we actually speak to each other.

It is a lovely site.

Late at nite after posting, their may be 50 people on line ready to talk. And it is not "pick up" chatter. unless it is tr ig or tink
Just Thinking - Thanks so much for stopping by from your corner of the world! Each of us has taken & given much while tasting the good that OS has allowed us. Lots to be thankful for for the new year!
Thanks so much kitd! Since you say you haven't Posted in a while - it's been a little like Death Row! "It's gonna happen...but when"? I hope this article isn't "My Last Meal"!
Thank you Diane Schuch-Lindsey for stopping by! I just read your latest on OurSalon - very, very well done! When the time is right - I'll see you there.
... apparently so and for good reason!

I started on OS around the same time you did ... from those who have been here over two years, I've been told the site was even more amazing than when I signed up.

Bottom line for me is that I cannot leave ... as sad as the site is now, I won't jump ship. I'm on Our Salon as well, but as lovely and techno-swift as it is, it doesn't have the same feel ... vibe if you will (or won't) ... I haven't written much as I lost my mojo when everything went awry, but I do believe I've finally come to an understanding as to why/how that happened ... SO ... hopefully, words will spring eternal!

Oh, and I've sprained a couple of ankles and damn near broke my hip falling off a number of those ladders ... so, yeah ... writing is a must even in a spam-infested vaccum!!

~R~ with thanks for the chuckles!
Thanks so much eyespye! So happy you laughed. Feel like I'm rattling around in a near-empty run-down hotel too lazy to pack my bag hoping for better days.
Coming up on four years in a couple of days, and I have an anniversary post for that, plus a repost on Christmas Eve. Then that will likely be that.

I hate to see this place in such a sorry state, but the PTB won't address the IT issues, despite having had advice from some very savvy uber-geeks on here about possible solutions.

I won't take bets on how long this comment will take to register ... or even if it will.
Thanks Boanerges1! In 4 years you've seen it all. Happy Holidays to you - and if this is my last one here...to you all!