Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Where Are They Now? IWSG 2014 Grand Finale

Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to Life by Chocolate's year-end screening of the IWSG. Blogland's phenomenal writer, author and more importantly, friend to all, Alex J. Cavanaugh, founded this phenomenal group.
First Wed of Every Month On the first Wednesday of every month for the past 3+ years, I've marked the occasion by interviewing some of the dimmest and most arrogant of celebrities. And since they took the stage at Life by Chocolate, they've gone on to do things like...transition to another gender (e.g., Bruce Jenner), reunite with Dracula's understudy (e.g., Jennifer Aniston), and die (e.g., Joan Rivers). They've also gotten manicures (e.g., Bruce Jenner), worn their hair in pony tails (e.g., Bruce Jenner), and were dumped (e.g., Honey Boo Boo's Mama and Bruce Jenner). Let's take a look:

What's my point? I don't have one, though it appears that a guest spot on my show is only the tip of the iceberg.The pay isn't great either, so these folks were doubly cursed.

But I'm grateful that you've visited us month after month. It's been fun. I suppose through all the nonsense, I've just wanted to make you laugh. I've also wanted to vent frustrations about the fact that the most popular and richest are often the most vacuous and stupid. Were I an altogether secure, enlightened, zen person, this wouldn't bother me. On a positive note, I clearly need to continue with the IWSG. I've more work to do. Thus, as we enter 2015, we'll continue to conquer the insecurity thing and become more secure writers - together. Right? Right! Write!

On another note: I'll be relocating the Life by Chocolate studio in the coming week or so. This is to say that I'm moving and might not be very active in blogland. I'm not able to stay away for too long, though, so I'll be seeing you soon.

Be well, friends.
Happy Final IWSG for 2014, and Happy December!
 

37 comments:

  1. I look forward to the pleasure of your renewed company online. Best wishes to you.

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  2. I also look forward to your return. Snark, with a generous serve of chocolate, is one of my favourite dishes.
    I hope the move is stress free. Well, as stress free as possible.

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  3. I've always enjoyed your special guest stars, and I know there will be no shortage of celebrities who are willing to humiliate themselves next year! Good luck moving! I hope your new place doesn't have any dangerous glass doors!

    Julie xo

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  4. Those celebrities never understood the honor of being on your show!
    Keep interviewing. My favorite stop on IWSG day.
    Good luck with the move.

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  5. There may be secure, enlightened, Zen people out there, but I don't know them. Perhaps they're only mythical, like Griffons...and Medusas. I hope your move goes off without a hitch! :)

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  6. There are enough empty-shell celebrities to supply you with interviews for the rest of your life.

    I'd like to know where those Zen people are, too.

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  7. How dare you take time away from blogland just so you can move. Pfft! What about our needs??!!

    ;p

    Best of luck on your move, Robyn. I hope it all goes smoothly. Oh, and those "celebrities" should be honored to make it onto your posts!

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  8. Good luck with your move! Doing it in winter during the holidays is no fun.

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  9. Wishing you a smooth and easy move to your new premises, Robyn! Moving is such a pain in the ass. I do it as little as possible but every once in a while it's unavoidable, alas.

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  10. You gave me a scare when you said you were re-locating. I thought that meant you were leaving us, but it only means that you're moving. Well, thank goodness you're not going.
    I would hate it if you did.
    Because, after all, it IS all about me.

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  11. I just discovered your blog and love it, hope to see you back soon!

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  12. Oh these celebrity (celebrity??) interviews are always so much fun and maybe next year you will be interviewing Brianna Jenner since that seems to be the way good ole Bruce is going. Good luck with the move. Take care and all the best!

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  13. I hope your move goes smoothly. Take care.

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  14. lol they did some things like oh ummm..die. Your interviews drive them right into the ground as you save braincells of the public one post at a time. Hope the move goes well.

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  15. I guess it's a good thing I'm not rich then, huh? Haha! I hope your move goes well and I hope to see you around!

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  16. Good luck with the move. You'll be missed.

    IWSG #151 until Alex culls the list again.

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  17. You're moving, Robyn? You current location seems idyllic based on the pictures you've shown us, so I hope the new place lives up to expectations. Those interview posts were marvellous - I only wish you could have done them in real life!

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  18. Good luck with the move. Catch ya later.

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  19. good luck with the move. Make sure you don't pack away the chocolate. You have perked up my 2014 and I look forward to your humor in 2015. Glad to have you as a blog friend. Cheers for December and the holidays

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  20. Here's hoping you have a smooth moving period, Robyn! We'll be right here when you get back...

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  21. Moving is yucky. We're thinking about possibly moving in 2015 and the thought of packing everything up makes me dread it!

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  22. Thanks, all. I'm only moving 10 minutes away -- staying in my quaint hometown of Chico. I'm excited that I'll finally have more than a few inches between my desk and bed. The room I write in is my bedroom-office, a 10 x 10 ft space. In my new apartment, I'll be back to living alone (no more shared bathroom! Woohoo!) and will a writing/office room.

    But it's a pain in the tuchas,* yes.

    *Yiddish for ass. I was trying to be polite.

    Be well, stay warm, and keep a smile.
    xoRobyn

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  23. Maybe I should start my own talk show. Mine would be more of a philosophic, "David Frost in the 70s, holding a cigarette and burrowing into the head of his subject" kind of interview. You know what I mean?

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  24. Well I laughed at your comment right above mine. You niced out the rear end word and then went and said it anyway, bwuahahhaa

    Congrats on the move. :)

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  25. Celebrities drive me nuts. The dumb ones anyway. =) Good luck w/your relocation!

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  26. I always love your interviews. You nail their personalities perfectly and keep me cracking up all the way through. Can't wait to see who's lined up for next year!

    Good Luck on your move!

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  27. don't leave us for a while, we will miss ya!! be safe with your move.

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  28. Your guest star posts always made me laugh. :-) Good luck with your move.

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  29. Bruce Jenner...I just don't get him. Looking forward to more fun stories next year!!

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  30. You have some big changes coming your way. I am really excited for you.

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  31. Hope the move is going well! So glad we found each other this year. (Darn that George!!!) ... I first said "Damn" but it didn't sound very nice. (Anyway, I suppose it's good that George is so "handy."

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