OPTIMISTIC, adj. 1. To opt for glasses that are half full as opposed to rosey colored.
About Sar: Well, it's hard to know where to start since all of you know her already. But I'll tell you to start with, it isn't just anybody I'd drive out to Palmdale to meet in person, especially over a meal. Of sausage and cheese and eggs and stuff. Melted goodness. Where was I? OK, I'd go to Palmdale to meet a fly for breakfast but it isn't everybody I can listen to for three hours straight and not check the time. That's a more elite crowd and Sar's on that list right up high. Sar has been part of the core of what makes this site all the best things it is for more than a year, never failing to make us all laugh with a wit that's sometimes sharper than stiletto heel and sometimes blunter than the toe.
When many of us first met Sar, she wrote on her brother, Strider's blog Sound Destruction. Her posts were mostly touching tales of her family or snarky rants about the government. When she started her own blog, Belle of The Brawl all and sundry agreed it was the perfect title. Belle of The Brawl has since become one of the funnest and most interactive sites on the internet featuring guest posts on Friday, wordplay on Wednesday and the caption contest every Monday. During the week the hush you hear across the internet comes from caption contest aspirants hoping for a nomination and a few votes. Most of us sob just from coming in third. The occasional rant Sar still publishes as the mood takes her and time allows still inspire big old brawls. But then, you all know all this so I'll wrap up thanking Sar for being a great friend to many, for writing a singular blog and for doing an occasional guest turn here. Oh, and 47.
Sar inaugurated the Wednesday Guest as a regular feature with this post and took time out of her birthday weekend to appear in this story.
How to be a guest on this site: To be anointed, I will need your email address and permission. So, were you to send an email to dpascover at mac dot com and say in the subject line something like "OK, ok I'll do it," that would definitely work unless I thought it was spam and deleted it. On an upcoming Wednesday, after posting that week's guest I would then send you an email with a word not in The Devil's Dictionary which you could then spend the next three days writing a definition for and return to me with a graphic or two of your choosing. The only rules are no profanity, no novels and anything else I make up. If you've done this before, I may ask you again if you're around a lot. If you've done this before and not been heard form since, just let me know that you want to be a guest and then disappear again.