Hello! Allow me to introduce myself. I’m Dena (aka Me Maw), a woman in her mid 50’s with a slightly abnormal way of looking at life. Forget any preconceived notions you may have about people my age (or people in general, for that matter), I assure you I’m nothing like you’d expect.
I hope this doesn’t sound vain; but, I truly am one of a kind. That’s not a description I came up with on my own. My whole life I’ve had people tell me things like, “You’re special”, “You’re definitely different”; “I’ve never met anyone who acts like you”. Surely, a few of them meant that in a good way.
I want to take this opportunity to make a public apology, if I may. I did the world an injustice by choosing the wrong career path. I should’ve pursued one of the two fields where my true talent lies. If I had, I’d now be either a journalist or a famous comedian. I would’ve been a superstar in either genre. Maybe I’ll give you a glimpse at what you missed out on.
Everybody knows journalist is a fancy way to say writer. And, what does a writer use most in their profession? Words, of course. Well, I have a way with words. I know how to use them in a way to teach a lesson, tell a story, or make a point. Not only that, I’m also an excellent speller (Just ask all the contestants I smoked in the 1976 Cobb County Bee!), can properly punctuate, and will never use the wrong homophone. Many people rely on THEIR computer TO help with grammar. THEY’RE spoiled by technology. I use spell check and similar tools sometimes TOO. But, only as a back-up. SINCE I went to school before they were available; I have a better SENSE of linguistics. (Did you catch what I was doing THERE?) I do know how to WRITE, RIGHT?
I don’t mean to brag (Why stop now?) but, I am the funniest person I know. Seriously, when it comes to tickling my funny bone, nobody can do it to me better than I can do it to myself. (Seems like there’s another scenario where that applies as well. Hmm…) I’m not one to tell “joke jokes”; mine is more of quick-witted kind of humor. When I throw in one of my clever one-liners and people don’t laugh out loud, I can only assume my jocularity has gone over their head. Either that, or they stifle their amusement intentionally so as not to feed my ego. I bet that’s it! It would explain why I often catch people snickering behind my back. They wait until they think I’m not paying attention and let loose. (Haters!)
You may be asking yourself why I have spent the last 30 years working in a restaurant or bar if I am so intelligent, creative and entertaining. Well, according to my parents, most of my high school teachers, employers both past and present, some of my friends, at least one of my ex-husbands, my sister, two judges, and four out of five dentists; I have a tremendous amount of potential but don’t apply myself. Maybe they’re right, or maybe I am just an (extremely) late bloomer. Only time will tell, I suppose.
In the meantime, I intend to use this site to showcase my above mentioned gifts. (You’re so welcome!) Some of these posts will be of a more serious nature; others will make no sense at all. (This one falls in that second category!) Let me know what you think. If you find it enjoyable or enlightening, PLEASE share the link on social media. And, if you don’t, you might want to consider seeking professional help. No disrespect, I’m just saying….
Again, thanks for visiting Dena’s Arena! I’m so glad you decided to Step Inside My Head!!