So I’m turning over my blog today to Edi, with no requirements other than a dash of humor. I’m sure you won’t be disappointed!
SURPRISE! ÜBERRASCHUNG! SURPRISE!
I do not know what devil has ridden Alex to ask me to write a guest post on his blog. And to be honest I do not know what devil has ridden me to agree.
Of course I wanted to know what kind of guest post Alex had in mind. When I read his answer I blacked out ......
Alex wanted something funny because that is what people like.
everyone knows that to write something funny is one of the most difficult tasks. It gets even more difficult when you know that I'm not a native English speaker. I'm one of these boring and dry Germans who need rules and laws for everything. My favorite words are CONCEPT, PLAN, LIST, DEADLINE, PUNCTUALITY
In my regularly job as a programmer in a European team I can tell you that my colleagues hate and love me at the same time when I use one of the words above.
Beside that I'm ediFanoB - when you read it backwards you get Bona Fide - the guy behind Edi’s Book Lighthouse which is a sometimes strange book blog.
Edi likes to read, write and post in BAENGLISH. You do not know BAENGLISH? It is the wonderful mix of British English and American English which gives you the opportunity to use and invent words as you need them.
Even I'm a runaway (I think you use this strange word advanced in this case) BAENGLISH speaker and reader I have sometimes problems to understand jokes and gags. It gets worse when I try to tell jokes. I have a mastership degree in killing jokes.
Are you still there, pressing your nose against the screen? Incredible! I thought you fell asleep while reading the onomatopoeia of a quirky German.
So you have to read the rest of this post where I will explain what kind of gags I like, about age and of course a book recommendation. Its all Alex' fault!
I hope I really frightened you with my superlunary good idea to torture you with a brutal long and absolutely boring harangue about age, jokes and recommendation. Doesn't it sound familiar compared to sex, drugs and rock and roll?
I do not have problems to talk about my age. My avatar shows a female archer but I'm male.
Last year I entered Area 51 and since last summer I'm a B-52 pilot. You do not know what to Google? Try to find your age in areas, products, bands, songs, recipes , ...... I'm sure you will find something that fits. I look forward to your comments. It is sad that child can't write. So nobody will mention Twin Peaks…
Did you ever think about how life will be when you will be 70+? The older I get the more I think about it. But since I started to read a certain book series I'm no more longer afraid about getting older.
Imagine and apartment complex where most of the inhabitants are 70 and older. Imagine a group of women living in this complex. And finally imagine that this group of women founded a private eye agency.
I talk about the Gladdy Gold series by Rita Lakin. Gladdy and her girls are all young at heart, grounded, eccentric golden agers. Beside all the problems coming along with getting older they have a lot of humor and enjoy life. And it is a real life where even good friends can die.
No day is like the other even they have daily routine. Smart and sassy herione Gladdy with her incredible gladiators solve their cases in mostly unexpected manner. Of course the mysteries are not that difficult but the unbelievable presence of humor let you follow the story without any break. I still put a smile on my face when I remember walking frame races in shopping malls or sentences like "I don't like beans. They give me the gas."
Even if you prefer to read science fiction and fantasy I highly recommend to give the Gladdy Gold series by Rita Lakin a try. I promise you, you will laugh out loud and aging will be no more longer a problem.
Oops! I think its high time to get my acts together before I get a sending-off for a far too long post.
Alex, I hope you do not regret your invitation to write a guest post. The comment section will tell you and me if it was a good decision.
Let me close my post with the words I use on my blog:
I have no regrets! Questions for Edi? Want to know about Germany? Or books? Or speculative fiction reviewing? Be sure to visit his awesome site, Edi’s Book Lighthouse And does anyone speak BAENGLISH???