Bon jour! So you’d like to know more about moi. I’m Tara. I’m not French (well, I’m part French), but I’m learning the language! I love all things French — for that I blame The Facts of Life Goes to Paris. One day, like Jo, I will go to Paris and fall in love with a boy named Daveeeed, who works in a book shop.
Speaking of Jo Polniaczek, she is one of my Spirit Animals, as are: owls, Hello Kitty, Oscar the Grouch, Bernie Sanders, Punxutawney Phil, Brainy Smurf, Spock, Count von Count, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, and Annie. The sun’ll come out tomorrow!
I love black iced tea, air drumming, showtunes, Pink Pearl erasers, Dixon Ticonderoga #2s, singing whilst driving, puns, Jeopardy!, baking, taking pictures, writing, the beach, comfortable pants, the library, and positivity.
Anyhoo, what else can I tell you? Well, I’ve always been an avid reader and became a writer sometime during elementary school. My teachers encouraged me and I haven’t stopped writing since. I worked as a features writer until I decided to freelance. Working at home in one’s pajamas is most awesome, for a time anyway. After freelancing for 10 years, I’ve weaned myself from la vie boheme as I discovered that I like traveling and other fine things, like eating (oh, how publishing times have changed). So now I only freelance occasionally. For the more normal 40 hours a week, I’m an office drone, but I enjoy the company of others, organizing desks and computer files, playing with websites and all the techy doohickeys, and untangling paper clips (and helping people, which my job allows me to do).
As for blogging, I’ve been at it off and on since 2004, in various incarnations. I stopped for a while in the late aughts, but started up again in 2013, off and on, here. The tag line is oh so true — Daisy Smiley Face: It’s my happy place. I’m a big fan of laughing and silliness. I ponder, occasionally, but there’s usually humor in that, too.
I post frequently, but not regularly. I tried setting a schedule for certain days every week. Muse wouldn’t cooperate and I also found that people who are adulting don’t have time to read so much every week.
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