Going Viral

I recently talked to a blogger who gets thousands of hits a day. Desperate to learn his secrets, I imagined cuffing and coercing him into an isolated room with two chairs, a metal table, and lighting designed specifically to intimidate. I saw myself tossing back a shot of whiskey, lighting a cigar, and launching a steely, relentless interrogation, just like it might unfold on the big screen. In my imagination, the blogger enlightened me. And I, in my triumph, was momentarily distracted from my perimenopausal symptoms.

This did not happen. Instead, the blogger told me that it helps to be “topical.”

Hmmm. Topical.

Unsure what that means, exactly, I looked it up in the dictionary. “Having to do with topics of the day,” it said. Then it all made sense.

So. Here’s what’s trending with me today:


 The exquisite adorableness of my cat.

 My blue butterfly shoes. Half a size too small (don’t ask) but beloved nonetheless. Love ’em or hate ’em; either way, they refuse to be ignored.

  Well worth a second shot. Click for full effect. Please.

 Running low on Zoloft.

 My computer mouse. Second only to the butterfly shoes.

 How I’ll spend my evening.

 Laundry pile, also reflected in mirror, seeming to double my workload.

There you have it, folks. A pictorial account of what’s hot in my world today.


If you get quiet and listen, you can almost hear the sizzle.

This will go viral for sure.

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10 thoughts on “Going Viral”

  1. Bill, i get the Jimi Henrix connection. I do. Still, I see it more like a Picasso. 🙂

    Mario, a sailboat I can live with. But a very, very cute one.

    Cathy, you made my day!

  2. June, I commented on FB, but this was really good. I like your humor. Very creative. Oh I get it! I supposed to write about what’s trending with people who are cool.

    Cathy Cantu

  3. That mouse is giving me flashbacks to a time when Jimi Hendrix done his thing.

  4. Kathy, you are such a pleasure. And I’m not saying that because you complimented my cat. 🙂

    Times Square, underwear, hula, Italian national anthem in Armenian. . .you are truly funny.

    Thanks so much for your comment.

  5. The internet is like high school. There are people who are “in,” who get loads of attention and thousands of hits, there are a whole bunch of people who are there and get attention some of the time, and there are the rest of us. We are the people who wouldn’t get attention if we stood in Times Square in our underwear, dancing a hula and singing the Italian National Anthem in Armenian. I don’t think you are one of us, but if you are, know that you are not alone.

    1. By the way, your kitty is adorable, and so is your computer mouse. My laundry, too, has grown exponentially.

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