Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Snack Time

In some ways a blog is like a Dagwood Special sandwich. The layers build up, and it develops a character of its own from the unique blending of flavors. Each post is an added slice of meat or cheese, a topping, a seasoning or a slice of bread. As layers are added, the composition of the sandwich tells you more and more about the person who crafted it. The sandwich will never define the person, but it gives you a glimpse into their heart's desires.

My friend Pax's sandwich is genuine, warm, funny, inviting and just slightly irreverent. It balances bitter with a generous dash of sweet, and it spreads the love around (just like Pax).

Virginia Gal's sandwich is honest and feminine and full of youthful spirit. I'm not using the word 'youthful' to describe age or maturity. I'm describing something that will always be lively - never old or dull. It's flavor is a little bit exotic to me because Virginia Gal's background and experiences (world traveller that she is) are so different from mine.

Joe T.'s sandwich gets 3 c's; it is colorful, clever and creative. It has many unusual elements - Dagwood would be sure to be puzzled by some of the unique flavors found in that sandwich! Joe's most recent post (Every Picture Tells a Story) sounds eerily like something I might have written myself. The voice feels like mine to me, only better (after all, Joe is a published author). Joe, I don't start massive projects like your photo DVD because I would never sleep if I did. Literally.

Anyway, you get the idea. I have to stop by these blogs (and several others) for a nibble each day, and I never seem to get full!

I think my own sandwich has been a bit dull lately - turkey breast on dry white bread,with not too many layers or new flavors added. I'm feeling a bit spicier these days, so maybe that will be reflected here! I know I've tried to stop building my sandwich (OK, my blog - the sandwich thing is getting tired) a few times, but I always come back to it. Some posts are gone forever because I took the blog down once or twice. I don't really even know my blog's birthdate because of that. I think I started it almost a year ago, sometime in July or August of 2005.

No matter that I don't know the Room's 'born on' date. It's become a place where I can be my real self, or a place for the self I aspire to be, or even a place to try on a new hat for a day. Maybe sometime soon I'll try being my bad self ;) ! I've surprised my very private self by giving very personal glimpses into my life at times, the post just below this one being a prime example of that.

Well, enough of this sentimental stuff. Anybody got a glass of milk? It's snack time; I'm off to visit a few friends for a nosh!

Oh, and Miss Magnolia is the fine, heady wine that brings class, and elegance, and a touch of orgasmic laughter (there's the bad self; don't blink, you'll miss her) to the everyday blog. Every blog is a gourmet delight with a draught of Magnolia!

15 comments:

Virginia Gal said...

oh thank you - what a lovely description of my blog. I often feel I'm rambling and my blog reflects some horrible elementary school project that only the kid's parents love : )

I think your blog has evolved, more reflective, certainly a room somewhere that I love to visit.

MissMagnoliaThunderpussy said...

Darling, thank you for your kind words, while I don't have one, I do like to visit several, much like the evil fairy or stepmother in Sleeping Beauty or Snow White. But Pax, dear, are we reading the same blog ??? more like left over tongue on three day old rye, but we do love her and will be there when the time comes to slap her in Depends and put her in that crooked nursing home (sometime next week), see, I told you I was the evil fairy. ;)

Seriously angel, I love stopping by, my visits are always a pleasant moment or two away from constant work and the banality of daily life.

Kisses and hugs, love you all!

PaxRomano said...
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PaxRomano said...

Merci,
And your Blog is like a fine Crème Brulee; elegant, tasty, sweet and classy!

Would that Miss Mags had a Blog, I think it would taste like flat champagne, and unsalted crackers served with slices of Government Issued cheese

MissMagnoliaThunderpussy said...

And who else would know more about Government Issued Cheese than darling Pax, he positivly wallows in the stuff, not a day goes by when we don't see him driving through the wilds of New Jersey granting crates of Velveeta slices to the little people. Bless You darling, there is a place reserved for you in heaven!

PaxRomano said...

Thanks Mags, I am sending you three pounds via the Saskatoon Rail ;)

Merci said...

Virginia Gal-
I love visiting your blog! It's a highlight of my day. Thanks for the kind words!

Miss Magnolia-
I'm so glad you do visit! I had the supreme joy of seeing Pax's face as he read your comment - it made my day. Kisses and hugs right back to you!

Pax-
I don't know how to write the word that is the Catwoman/Earth Kitt purr sound, but then, you already know how I feel about a good Crème Brulee! I think we should invite Miss Magnolia to join us on our decadent outing to the Bellevue for tea, Crème Brulee and a massage.

Merci said...

Make that Eartha Kitt...

Merci said...

We should invite Virginia Gal, too, for that matter. Tea in Philly. Mmm.

MissMagnoliaThunderpussy said...

Darling, Pax, I'd say yes! I just adore the Bellevue and Creme Brulee.

Merci said...

Miss Magnolia-
Let us know if you're ever in Town. We'd love to take you to tea!

Virginia Gal-
You too!

See... everyone wants you to look them up! ;)

Virginia Gal said...

oh wow - tea with Merci, Pax and Miss. Magnolia, like sitting at the popular kids table in high school - I'd feel so intimitated - you guys are all smart and witty, I'd be the idiot in the corner.

MissMagnoliaThunderpussy said...

Nonsence, Miss Virginia, it will be a historin event, the "Algonquin Round Table" re-born.

MissMagnoliaThunderpussy said...

It would be even more histoic if I could hit the right letter keys!

Merci said...

Virginia Gal-
Miss Magnolia is right. Nonsense! It would be an honor to be in your presence. And I, for one, was never a cool kid.