Join me for Vanity Monday! OV Greatest Hits Addition

Hello all!  Hope everyone had a safe, restful, and fun holiday.  I spent the week cooking, eating, and hanging out with friends as we weren't able to get back home to be with family.  The military does that from time-to-time.  Overall, it was a great week.

Unfortunately, due to the long layoff (and certainly the pounds of turkey and various carbohydrates I've consumed have contributed as well), I'm finding it hard getting back into the swing of things.  Consequently, I thought it would be a good time to reflect on the past.  Specifically, I decided today would be a good day to post a few of my own favorite blog posts.

Is it the height of vanity?  Sure.  However, I also thought it would be a good thing because I've gotten several new followers over the last couple of months who may or may-not have had the chance to read these gems.  (Seriously, if I pat myself on the back any harder I may leave a mark ...)  ALSO, I wanted to extend this opportunity to the followers of this blog to share THEIR favorite blog posts.

I'm not sure if you all know each other, but now would be as good a time as any to get acquainted.  So please feel free to provide links to your own favorite blog posts in the comments section.  If nothing else, this should be a good exercise in nostalgia (or hubris).  Can't wait to read what y'all come up with!

Here are my 3 OV (Open Vein) favorites:

3. "George Washington 'Werewolf Poacher'" 

Every now and then I drag out the soapbox, and on this occasion I was scrutinizing the bastardization of classic literature and history courtesy of the book, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.

2.  The Future of Publishing 

As most of you know, I'm fairly opinionated when it comes to electronic publishing.  This is the OV post that started it all!  It's totally a spoof by the way ...

1. Battle of the Sexes: Can't We Just Hug-it-Out?

I don't play the dude card very often, but this was the one time I felt obliged.  Re-reading it all these months later, I still stand by every word.  Please don't trip on the soapbox on your way out ...

Again, what are your own favorite blog posts?  Pick a few and stick the links in the comments, or if you're really awesome, do a blog post about it. (But be sure to come share the link with the rest of us!)  After all, if you can't brag on yourself, who can?  :)



  1. Right now I don't have a favorite. A lot of my favorite stuff is written and hidden in my journal. It's my dark place, you know. I have a tendency to revel in my own madness so to speak.


  2. My favorite blog post is always the one I just finished. I'm kinda vain like that anyway check it out and decide if any are worth the time they took to read. Not likely, but who knows.

  3. Shelly, those are the best ones! I've been known to do a few these while partaking in a glass (or two) of red wine. It's always fun to see what I came up with the next day! :)

  4. This is a great idea. However, most of my favorite pieces are stuck inside the proverbial trunk.

  5. @ Lizz: Well dig 'em out and share, girl! :)

  6. Enjoyed reading your favorite posts. Loved the spoof on the future of publishing. Too funny.

  7. My fave post is from May:

    Jack Sparrow's Writing Rules.

    I hope I can write something that good again :)


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