More goofy prattle-heavy prelude:
Before we get into the actual post, let me amuse you with this verbatim reply to an email from my Dad, providing no context whatsoever:
The queer reindeer blogger leaves me unsure whether he's being sarcastic about the "gays = evil" thing or seriously hates gays. Meh.. I think he's being ironic & will therefore be amused rather than offended. Argh... the perils of over-thinking.
My love story is this: I started blogging in the ancient nineties, not using blog software at all but doing some kind of weird html thing to [utterfly fail to] organize entries. Then I moved to LiveJournal and was very into the glorious world of refusing to edit at all or to capitalize or refrain from oversharing. I eventually decided I wanted a grown-up blog, and possibly an audience, so I decided to start a thoughtful, lovingly reflective mommyblog. I then realized I needed to let my freak flag fly and write more stream-of-consciousness, open-brain-start-typing than essays about the cosmic Goddessy beauty of nursing a tiny baby who hadn't yet grown teeth and started to exhaust and overwhelm. It followed that I wanted/needed to be quasi-anonymous and Daisybones was born. (Or daisybones or Daisy Bones or whatever I enjoy on a given day.)
I brainstormed names for quite a while, once settling for a few whole minutes on Daisies & Demons, and from there sprang DaisyBones which swept me off my feet with its very appropriate rhyming with lazy bones. I'd sought a title that would describe my double whammy of whimsy and whining using the simple bursty-like words I like to use in art titles. (Every art piece or poem I've made ever includes the words Hot, Blood, Dirt, Earth, Snake, Fire, Water, Woman, Blood, Birth, Death, etc. in some combination.)
Deciding that my entire raison d'blog was to scurry between extremes as easily as I do when I write/doodle in my real journals and sketchbooks was the most liberating brainchild I've ever birthed. Uncoincidentally, motherhood is a similar roller coaster of bliss/kill me that has reinforced my world-view.
So, I thank you. You being the suddenly anthropomorphized blog but also you reading people. I'm a firm believer in
Total hyphyen count: 43; Total Slash count: 6; Daisy grammar abuse WIN!!!