The Snarling, Sarcastic, Turn Myself Into A Crabby Dowager Project

Silly Scott holding uncomfortable rabbit

Silly Scott, 80-era time traveler, with rabbit hostage

Are you scared?

I am. A little.

This is Silly Scott, from Portsmouth, UK, who is willing, nay, eager (although I can’t tell who looks more timid, Scott or his lupine captive), to perform magic or other themed … things… at YOUR next event.

With kids.


Scott, you’re a trooper.

Are you HAPPY, though?

Gretchen Rubin might be interested. She’s blogging her butt off in an effort to determine the nature of true happiness (and sell her butt off with a lot of books with her sweet HarperCollins deal, due to “hit the shelves,” as she repeats several times on her blog, “in 2009.”) Gretch, honey, pick up a HarperCollins thesaurus.

Inspired, (hang on, I’m switching over to for a sec) or one might say, “ripping off the ideas of others to garner a sweet deal from HarperCollins cause I got bored after Yale Law and happiness didn’t come after everything got handed to me” – okay, that wasn’t actually ON, that was my own clever and immense vocabulary, thank you very much…

Gretchen Rubin is writing

a memoir about the year I spent test-driving every principle, tip, theory, and scientific study I could find, whether from Aristotle or St. Therese or Martin Seligman or Oprah. THE HAPPINESS PROJECT will gather these rules for living and report on what works and what doesn’t. On this daily blog, I recount some of my adventures and insights as I grapple with the challenge of being happier.”

Poor Gretchen. Challenged to be happy. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE read her “About Me.” I’m seriously begging you. It SO makes me want to send her photographs of Hurricane Katrina victims, so she can write to them for help. Or something. Maybe they can send her letters of encouragement. Or something.

I saw another blog on Technorati today: How to Buy Less Stuff. This one cracked me up, too.

I know how to buy less stuff. Have less money. That’s the simple trick. Be poor. Like me, or mi amiga Violeta, who speaks very little English, and works in the Dunkin’ Donuts. We scrounge around for change, and go to the Used Bookstore at the library downtown with our kids. Books! For a quarter! Wa-HOO!


THAT’S how actual people – and artists, I’m not entirely sure if we count as actual people, although we hang out with them, and often respect them a heck of a lot more – spend less money.

That one made me laugh.

Okay, gotta go – I have quarters to collect for the kids’ lunch money.

(But I’m still blogging on WordPress, not Blogger, even though Blogger has Google Ads. I have my standards.)

Be well.

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Do visit, particularly if you live in England: Here’s what else it says on his site:
Having performed over 400 shows last year, Silly Scott is one of the most sought after entertainers in the South East of England…

He covers all aspects of children’s entertainment including fantastic Wedding Packages.

Imagine? Rabbits jumping out of your wedding cake?

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