Friday, February 5, 2010

Truth Or Fiction?

Were y'all aware in writing that certain female characters are called "Mary Sues"? I sure wasn't. A Mary Sue is a sort of a wish fulfillment for the writer...a fantasy without any flaws. According to the PTB, this is how the author wishes to see themselves...lucky, beautiful, smart, witty, brave, and always gets the man...kinda like the mounties! Well, duh! Real-l-ly? Just how long did it take someone to figure that one out. It's called fiction for gosh sakes! Who wants to read a story about a sagging, bagging, won't-see-50 again woman? You better believe my heroine is going to be perfect and gorgeous! Which brings me to this. (Were y'all beginning to wonder if I had a point...besides the one on top of my head? Well, I do, so just bear with me!)

Robelyn of Red.Neck Chic fame has given me the Not A Stepford Blog Award created by Six in One Hand and Six Divided by Two (twins Angelique and Misty who are more fun than the law will allow). They created it to reward those who climb out on a limb and swing from it a la Tarzan showing their panties for all the world to see. I'm proud that Rob-Uh-Lynn thinks I'm different. Heck fire, I am different...I've told y'all, Jenn says I'm throwed off! I like to think that's why y'all stop by...if not...don't tell me any different. Let me live here in my fool's paradise.

Now let's return for just a moment to Mary Sue. She's the same. She isn't a Stepford wife, but a strong individual filled with nuances that one person cannot possibly possess, but that's what makes her fun! I can take those qualities that I admire in others and create the PERFECT WOMAN!

To begin with she would have to be Texan...that's a given, but then the fun begins. I can take Lou Cinda's beautiful face and make her blond like Janet, tall with long legs like Rob-Uh-Lynn, and a figure like Adrienne's. (Wouldn't Cat Daddy be a happy man?) I then can add brains out the wazoo like Laura, a gentle, giving heart like Debra's, Patty's rapier wit, the ability to laugh at life and oneself like Tricia, and a vocabulary to match Pam's. Then I would mix in Amy's photography skill ('cause a girl has got to make a living doing something exciting), Jodie's eye for detail, Shelley's sense of style, Dixie's fierce loyalty with just a dash of humor and to round ol' Mary Sue off, I'd throw in Laurie's Southern drawl and upbringing with more than just a touch of Mal's naughtiness....and there you have it...a PERFECT WOMAN! (The only thing missing is a fan to blow the long, blond hair.) Not a one of these great women are guilty of being Stepford anything. Each one is unique and immensely creative with her own formula about how to live, laugh, and love. It's what I strive for and try to best I can. It's why I go back time and time again to their blogs to see just what mischief-making they are up to.

So m'ladies...if you like...I pick y'all and now let me know who you find different in this follow-the-pack world we live in.
I'll leave you now with another Not a Stepford Blog I just found or rather she found me...

Introducing Lynea, the about mad talent...this girl does it all, including making her own hats. Please check her out, tell her I sent you by for a visit, sit a spell, and you can thank me later!

C'mon Mary Sue...we got a book to write 'cause like my mama use to sure isn't going to write itself!


Jodie LeJeune said...

How did I end up here?
I must have taken a wrong turn...somewhere.
I'm looking for Deb.
You know, the sassy blonde with the sexy hubby?
If you find her, could you pass her a message please?
Tell her (kindly) that if she were referring to the PERFECT WOMAN, she need not combine all those other women with me as...
I, from LOUISIANA, stand alone darling.
In other words, No mix in this martini needed.

Shit Debbie, this post is hilarious! Go write that damn book...I can't wait!!!!!!!!

everything vintage eye for detail?
what about MY figure,
or MY long legs,
or MY naughtiness????
what's up with that????? ;)

Maison Douce said...

Okay, if anyone deserves that award, it is you!!! You are too funny!! Congrats!

Anne at Fiona and Twig said...

I can't wait until you pick up your Pulitzer Prize.

I knew ya when.....



The Green Pea said...

Hello Debbie, you are just to funny. I can hardly wait for that book. You get busy with Mary
Sue and finish that book. Have a nice weekend. sandi

Dixie said...

Hey Deb... I'm lovin' the adventure of following you along... and you're a sweetit to include "little ole me" in your Mary Sue...

I wanted you to know that I found the plates before I got the magazine... I thought.. yippeee! I'm ahead of the curve for once! (may be the only time in my life too...) I'm just having a hard time letting go of those plates... I know they should be on Etsy or in my booth... but guess I'm just going to hold on to them for a bit... maybe eat a Valentine Dinner on them first!

Keep that typewriter going girl... maybe they'll make it into a movie!

hugs & Bella Blessings. Dixie

Dixie said...

ps... that was suppose to be sweetie... not sweetit... but you're probably a sweetit too! ;)

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Deb, you do have a way with words. Congrats on the award. Have a great weekend. Love your new header pic too!

lulu redstar said...

So can we call you Trashy Mary Sue? I hope she employs all kinds of foreploy but never encounters a willy-nilly! you are a hoot! keep up the good works, my friend! oxoxox

AuroraSuzette said...

Remember, missy, I told you long ago I'd rep for you! All those others combined with you will be all that, but, remember where to look (hint) if she needs to whine!! xxoo

AuroraSuzette said...

Oh, and two after-thoughts to my first comment. No offense to all you blond godesses, including you, Miss All That Love and Trash Talk,... but I'm pret-ty sure the perfect woman is brunette. And, congrats on that award. Indeed.

sweetpea said...

well ain't you just the sweetest thang to include me in the mix for your "mary sue". i'm tryin' to have a southern drawl like laurie but it just ain't a workin... and of course she is a brunette like aurorasuzette said.

you're the cherry on my sundae deb.



Anonymous said...

You are amazingly creative! I don't think you ever run out of ideas for presenting information uniquely. You're awesome.

Enjoy a great weekend!

Six in One Hand said...

Congrats on your award!!!!

I had already awarded it to you but Robelyn...who just has to be on time...beat me to it.
What they hay...I gave it to you anyway.
Your MarySue should have a twin...then she'd be DOUBLE AWESOME!!!

Kathie Truitt said...

Debbie, What have I told you about writing the book? You just have to sit down and get started. THAT, my dear is the hardest part. So, get to it. Sit. Write. Or type. Heck, I don't care - talk into a dad-blamed cassette recorder if you want but just 'do it.'

This weekend it looks like I'm gonna be snowed in here in Virginny - and I'm gonna get all caught up on your blog.

time-worn interiors said...

Well! I'm flabbergassed! You forgot little ole me!! You know TOT!! I guess I fall into that other category!! I don't like the name Mary Sue anyway!!! LMAO!!! Girl you are a hoot!!

Queenplinker said...

Only a true southern lady could win an award and make a dozen other woman feel like they're on the podium with ya! You are a gem, thank you!

I visited your daughter blog today, Uh, superduper cute, cute and cute grandbabies! How can you stand

P.s it's 'Plinker", I carry hankies, haven't been a plicker since grade

The Flying Bee said...

Debbie you so deserve this award! If there is one person that I would give it right back to, it's you! You are my role model for living out loud and being true to yourself! That is what I love so much about you!

Now, about mentioning me in your makeup of the perfect woman...especially about my figure....honey, you just made my day! I think I need to come and look at myself in your mirrors though, cause when I look in mine all I see is a 5' 3 girl with some junk in her trunk! LOL! But hey, some men like that! Ha Ha Ha!

Oh, and BTW you need to change the link to my blog because when I clicked on it, it took me to some lonely guy's blog! My address is

Love ya girl!

red.neck chic said...

I have to have long legs while I'm runnin' away from some sort of havoc or mayhem I might have wreaked on half of Texas (or any dumpsters I needed to shop in). LOLOLOLOLOL Thank you for including ME in your Mary Sue!!! My name was supposed to be "Merry" when I was kicking and makin' my Mama's ribs hurt but then she had to up and forget that and name me...rob-uh-lynn. C'mon - what the heck was she thinking? LOLOLOL You deserve the award fer shuuuuuuurrrr!!! And, like Anne, remember me when you win your Pulitzer!!! LOL

Bring me your chairs lil' lady and let me add some of my duct tape... okay, well, maybe not duct tape - electrical tape. Or! better yet!!! Fluorescent Orange duct tape!!! yeah! I have a sewing machine and I'm not skeert of using it! ;-)

have a happy happy happy Friday!!!
:-) robelyn

Debra@Common Ground said...

Well, thankya 'mam. I'm humbled in the presence of all these fabulous gals, but I was really hopin' for the part of the long fabulous hair blowin' in the breeze...shucks. Mine just looks like a tornado went thru it! LOL!

Lauri Evans said...

Miss Trash I would gladly be your Mary Sue any day and if I am following anyone it is you dahhhlling.......Can't wait to see you and my Cat Daddy!!!! It won't be long now! Lauri@chippys

ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage and Junkologie said...

Don't forget your own unmatched ability to capture the sexiest man in the world...the unforgettable-in-so-many-ways Cat Daddy himself.

As far as that photography gig, she should travel from show to show and get caught up in the drama that IS junking...all the while making tons of money shooting junk and maybe buying (just a few things!) here and there.

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Congrats on the award!!!

Laura said...

Dear Mary Sue, alias Deb-
Oh my gosh Miss Deb.
I am humbled to be part of such a great group of women, but especially to be thought of by you-

the kindest,funniest,most supportive, biggest hearted friend to us all in blog land.

Laura Belle

Debbie Bell said...

Oh My Deb...errrr Mary Sue...LOL!!!! I like you better as Mary Sue..then I dont have to say...the other deb!!! And I do wanna ask..wut about red-heads??? I mean blondes are good...but..redhead...whole another world..the funniest things come outta there mouths. & fiesty as firecrackers! With a darling little pout mouth too:) LOL I LOVE coming here & I always laugh hon..Your soooo talented & funny!!
Rock on girlie!!!!
just Deb:)

Janet said...

congrats on the award! me...*bowing* to be included in the perfection of mary sue! how did you know that being blonde is my favorite thing about me? wait, why did i just ask you that? you would just know, wouldn't you?!

~Amy Rose @ Keeping Up... said...

I love your words...and I can't wait to read your book and hearing you blog all about the journey! I passed the "Over the Top" award onto you...because you are so AMAZING!
1. Because you write so wonderfully!
2. You make me smile
3. I want to be a professional junk queen like you!
4. You are a TEXAS gal!
5. You are full of "grace" favorite thing!

Not even realizing you got another award!! are ROCKIN' girl!

Jae said...

Stopping by from Patty's - I like your blog - and thought not living in Texas myself - my parents and my sisters do... and I understand! Even the song. :) Texas is wonderful - but gotta give Georgia a vote - southern belles, drawls, peaches, wisteria, chivalry, antebellum homes, sweet tea, and charm....

Tracey said...

You really could write an incredible set this post up takes a lot of talent to always be so funny and've definitely got it my friend!!!

:) T

Sweet Repose said...

I wish I could sit and read a book, any soon as these ol' bones get near that easy chair...well, let's say...LET THE SNORIN' BEGIN!!!

Another 2 inches of snow...waitin' on the next one...just can't wait for that toilet seat to warm up!!!

GINA's BLOGGATORIUM........... said...

Hey Girl,
Say hay to CAT DADDY !!! for me!
Have some Hovis on me. (haha)
Thanks for the kudos
peacock park design

Welcome to Yaya Chique! said...

Hi sweetie! Thank you so much for your kind and loving support of me and Beaux! Tonight has been so difficult...everytime I start to think about that beautiful loving face watching me as I left just breaks my heart and my eyes fill with tears. It is raining here with lots of thunder which he is sooo afraid of...and I am not there to hold him. But, it feels good to hear your words of love and support! And yes, we will have classes together for 30 days after I pick him up on 2/22! ;) In fact, the trainer said I was going to be the one that will be the most difficult to "train"...Beaux is the easy one. LOL xo...deb

Scrappy Doo said...

Saggin, bagging, showing panties, throwed off, and of course a Texan.
Anyone who can make these words flow so effortless as this has got to write a book for the world to read and I WILL be the first in libe to buy my personal signed copy.
Have I told ya I LOVE YOUR BLOG???? (caps intended)

VINTAGE HOME lifestyle said...

Very FUNNY Debbie. I have to agree you should write a book.

By the way...I did do the re-do on that chair. It sold, but I have another one that my friend Tracie form My Petite Maison is making herself sick over trying to figure out a way to make it work in her home.
Have a great evening my friend...