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Sunday, January 31, 2010

BELLABUDDY BLOG OF THE WEEK!

Sunday January 31, 2010

This week's blog is a bit different that what most of you may be used to...so grab on, and enjoy the ride. There are not cutesier kids, goofy family videos, parenting advice and the like...this one is a bit, well, let's just say this blog SUCKS!


There is no nudity, but I have to warn ya, there are LOTS of hunky men and women...and no, it is far from porn, not for kids viewing, not for the faint of heart...but certainly entertaining. Be prepared to remember the name "Marcus!"


This particular blog belongs to a lifelong friend, one I met when I was 14, she was 17. Inseparable, we would get into SO MUCH TROUBLE.



She had a STARSKY & HUTCH CAR, exact replica...



We were given a nickname. Mind you, not one I would have chosen for us, but, as far as I was concerned, it made me feel special...it was fun..."Starsky & F**ked"....yeah yeah, I was f**ked. Hey, we were teenagers. She was the one who encouraged me to change my life, to follow my dreams. The Arts. I did well throughout the years...and always fondly cherished her wisdom, her faith in my talents, and remembered her for pushing me to succeed...to continue my education...to finish at levels my family had never seen.


I recall all too well, her writings...even 30+ years ago...still vivid. I would beg to read her short stories, her novels...but she was fiercely protective. These were her "babies." No one could read them until they were "ready." Inevitably, I would be the one. The Critic...(HEY, bite me, I may not be one to get my thoughts in type very well, but I CAN read :-) She would reluctantly give me the finished product...I always ended in in tears. Her gift was (is) amazing...we always KNEW she would be published...She HAD to...she was that good.


Well, finally it happened, in this past year...as they say, good things come to those that wait...and wait, and wait...she was published. I could not have been more proud, or happy!

We lost contact for many, many years, finally finding her online...and although we reconnected, and it felt as though we had never been lost to one another, we still haven't been in each others presence in over 25 years now. Amazing eh?

So, for this weeks highlight, I give you one of my dearest, and oldest friendships:









Please, make sure when you stop by her blog, (click the link above) mention BellaDaddy sent you! And don't forget to check the links, for her amazing, published works!


UPDATE: Please follow this link: SUNLIGHT SUCKS to read Winter's write up to my post!




Last Weeks Featured Blog: THE LEMONS

10 BellaBuddies left comments! Ya know ya wanna!!:

surprised mom said...

She had a Starsky and Hutch car? How cool! (I'm aging myself here, but I watched that show all the time and drooled over its stars.) BTW, I explored Sunlight Sucks and her Lex Valentine site. Great reading. I'll head back soon. Thanks for featuring her.

Lex Valentine said...

God. You remember stuff I've long forgotten. Still, I love you. Always will. MUAH!

Lisa Alexander-Griffin said...

The "Amazing Lex" is near and dear to so many people. I'm honored to call her "Friend" and I was touched by your post. Thanks. :)

Carol said...

Yes, your buddy Lex is a gem. Thanks for telling us your history!

mymargee said...

Thank you so much for giving us a look at a different side of Lex. I have to agree she is one EXTREMELY talented lady!

Great Blog,
Margie

mymargee said...

Thank you so much for allowing us a glimpse at another side of Lex. I have to agree with you, Lex is one EXTREMELY talented lady. She also helps out us newbies, she won't let on but she is probably one of the nicest and most generous people in the industry.

Thanks again,
Margie

Lex Valentine said...

Surprised Mom - Thanks for coming by my blog and author website!

Lisa, Carol, and Margie - thank you so much for coming and commenting. You three are such special people! MUAH!

Divine Chaos said...

What a lovely tribute to your friend *smiles* I'm happy for you to have connected with her again!!

Keith Wilcox said...

I am going to check it out :-) It's always been my dream to be published as well. Reading people who have already done it is an inspiration. Thanks!

Lex Valentine said...

Divine - Thanks for coming by my blog! It was a great day when we found each other again. I don't I'd realized that I missed his presence until, there he was!

Keith - Definitely shoot me an email. I was reading submissions for Wild Child Publishing until just this last month so I have some connects. Got my pal Marty Mankins of BanalLeakage.com into a anthology of creepy stories that just came out. :)

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