This week, my guest is Dddragon. Dddragon was asked to define the åword Harried, after I explained the official meaning and usage.
HARRIED, adj. See pestered, vexed, annoyed and/or overworked. Life of parents of children still living at home, esp. children aged 18 years and younger: driving kids to school, band, Girl Scouts, piano lessons, trombone and trumpet lessons, football games and tournament of band competitions (not to mention championships), the grocery store, my part-time "real" job and my part-time art teaching job, avoiding cleaning the house, volunteering for Band Boosters, church committees, adult Girl Scout committees and functions, thinking up meals and maybe cooking them, making sure that my kids are doing what they're supposed to be doing (yes, I still do that ...), helping one of them earn her 50 hours of practice driving, trying to get the other to at least OPEN the driver's manual, hydrating one cat , fending off the other cat, and yes, getting in some blogging, too. Another form of "harried" is expected when my mother reads this and calls to give me some advice.
About Dddragon: My first ever big sister, Dddragon is the kind of warm and giving person you just can't help but ask to do you a favor. Yes, I actually requested original artwork although I was kind of hoping for a bronze. "3D" is a gifted artist and trained animator, a telephone operator for a catalog sales and crisis hotline, a deputy veterinarian, space zoologist, photogeneologist, art teacher, camp counselor, minivan caravan ferryman and marshmallow fan, friend to the friendless and the popular, mother and daughter to the wry, commentator, educator and a purveyor of girlscout cookies, camp fudge and whatever the school band is selling this year, a karaoke vixen and leading lady about town. Most notably, Dddragon is able to cook an egg in the shell on an open grill. Now that her daughters are international do-gooders, please leave your suggestions for a hobby with which Dddragon can fill the void. There are many truly extraordinary things about Dddragon, her warmth and wit, talent and gifts but the most stunning is that she is the mother of twins instead of triplets. I'd have lost that bet. First born of the Pez girls, Dddragon is married to Nod Donald Duck Pez (check behind the couch.)
Dddragon writes Is Anything Truly Random? which excerpts her diary and serves as the contact point for her many blogging friendships. Presumably she has a hand, or at least an opposable thumb in the blogs authored by her two cats, Chatham and Salem. If there's anything that needs fetching for her daughters' blogs, The Booknook and Chevron 2 I'm guessing she's the fetcher. Dddragon turned down a contract as the No-Doz spokesmodel citing scheduling difficulties. She was previously a guest here last August, going well above and beyond the call with some terrific original artwork, and inspired this story, posted here this past March.
Thanks to Dddragon for agreeing to do a second Guest post (I have no idea how I'm going to explain this to St. Peter,) for doing a terrific job of it, and for being a first-rate big blogsister.
How to be a future guest on this site: Just send an email to dpascover at mac dot com. On a future Wednesday, after posting that week's guest, I'll send you an email with a word to define. You'll be expected to return your definition along with a graphic representing either your definition or yourself by the following Saturday. The only rules are no profanity and no novels, please. And whatever I make up at the last minute.
I will be contacting previous guests who regularly comment here to repeat in no particular order. Previous guests who haven't been much heard from since their guest post should recontact if they would like to repeat.