This week my special guest is, once again, the little blue pill, Jenna Howard. Jenna was asked to define Sparkle.
SPARKLE, v.i. When Doug gave me the word Sparkle I had to sigh. What kind of naughty word is Sparkle? I have a reputation to uphold around here. But then I thought about it and I decided that I could work with this word. Really. Watch me.
According to my handy dandy dictionary widget, Sparkle means "shine brightly with flashes of light". So to make your world sparkly, pick up a flashlight and flash it across your eyes repeatedly and when you look around...you'll see bright flashes of light. Go on...try it. I can wait. Now if you don't have a flashlight you can stare into a light but that's not nearly as much fun.
Sparkle is one of those effervescent words that can be used to describe champagne (sparkling wine), gingerale (Canada Dry is the champagne of ginger ale dontcha know) to my princess crown to disco balls (waaaay before my time) to the Kabuki Guns Burlesque dancers who actually sell sparkly red powder that you can put on your lips so that you to can have the sparkly lips of a burlesque dancer. I nearly bought the kit but I ran out of money so I'll just have to make do with my avatar (I'd tell you how I came to almost buy the lips of a burlesque dancer but...oh yeah...pg-13 blog. Sorry!) to, well, me!!
And really once you reach me in the list of sparkly items you can't top it so...shine on my friends. Shine on.
See...told I could smut up the word sparkle. It's a gift.
About Jenna Howard: Jenna is the author of Afterthoughts, which is back in circulation after a hiatus that lasted, say, a month. She is also the author of several short stories, the titles of which are appropriate for your child in his/her late teens or twenties. Her writing is excellent, but before you read one of her stories you need the maturity to understand that lines like that don't actually work that quickly in real life. You can find out about her books, available for download at a price their characters would understand at Jenna's professional site.
Now, Waking Ambrose is not some tabloid filled with racy content, gossip and scandal but literature, nourishment for a life of the mind. Nonetheless, Jenna is the revered Little Blue Pill and for her sake, this week's guest post includes the following lurid dish of dirt: Jenna Howard may be the most wholesome of us all. She is sweet. She is shy. She takes care of her young nephew and feels better after. Yes, folks, you heard it here first and I'll have photos of her in hot scrabble action to back up my claim if the papparazzi I sent is found alive.
Now, if you're feeling a little disturbed and need to get right, try coffee and some of Jenna's fiction here. Jenna's first guest post is here. She reigned in this story. It takes a heck of a woman to wear my sister's name and Jenna deserves the honor. Thanks, Jenna, for smutting up SPARKLE, and for all the good times. You know what I mean.
So, who's got next?