As a writer, I keep getting hit over the head with the advice to BRAND myself...Well, here in
, that doesn't sound like a pleasant experience. And who's going to check out my rear to find out what my brand is? I mean, I've already got two holes in each ear lobe, so couldn't I just have an ear tag? You know, like: Writer or Romance Writer or Thriller Writer? I could have a tag for each ear. Texas
But seriously, I have had a tag that has stuck with me for ages. It's totally not related to writing. My family and friends refer to me as (hangs head) The Ziplock Lady. Yes, if you check my pantry you will find every size and style of resealable bags therein. I have the gallon size and the quart size and the pint size in regular and freezer style. I have sandwich bags and snack bags. And I have fallen in love with the kind that you can suck the air out of. Woo Hoo!!! Livin' large!
Now you may be asking yourself what any sane woman would need with so many different kinds of resealable bags, and I thank you for your assumption that I'm sane. I'm a writer and I'm not sure I've ever met any fellow authors who I would consider 100% in touch with reality...Occupational hazard. In addition to storing food in Ziplocks in the fridge, pantry and freezer, I also use them for traveling, cosmetics, medications, condiments, etc. Yes I have a few stashed in the car and in my handbag.
Once, when a friend was having a gall bladder attack and was screaming in pain, I bundled her into my car to rush her to the hospital. She said, "Pull over. I'm going to be sick." I handed her a gallon-size bag and kept driving to the emergency room. She would alternately scream in pain and hurl into the bag. I was driving with one hand on the steering wheel and patting her shoulder with the other...Oh, and did I mention that it was pouring rain and I was in
traffic? Thankfully, I got us to the hospital intact. When the orderly rushed out with a wheel chair, he helped my friend to be seated and looked at the bag-o-barf questioningly. I opened my baby blues real wide and said, "We can just dispose of this, can't we?" He looked relieved. Houston
So, I'm perfectly okay with being called The Ziplock Lady. I'm certain it won't help me sell any books or become known as an author with a brand. . .but, you can always count on me to have an extra tissue and a plastic bag in my purse to share.