If you grew up in the 1990s, you know what I’m talking about. If not, rent the movie Clueless. If you don’t have 97 minutes to spend on the most amazing contemporary adaptation of a classic (thank you Jane Austen’s Emma), not to mention the movie that launched a zillion careers (seriously, check out the cast list), I’ll summarize:
This isn’t Turk, it’s Murray. Murray’s at a party in the Valley. While his girlfriend is occupied, he and his friend sneak into the bathroom to shave his head (before school pictures, nonetheless). Why? They’re keepin’ it real.
Most of the time it doesn’t feel like this blog is the real Karin Beery. I try to keep my posts writing-related, but there’s so much more to me than punctuation, feature stories, and book reviews. I have a life. I have friends. I have two cats that alternate waking me up by head-butting me, wrestling on me, and hacking up fur balls in the bedroom.
I also have other blogs.
In addition to this marvel of modern expression, I’ve maintained a blog for more than a decade. I’m talking pre-Facebook. Since the invention of FB, however, I’ve had to modify the blog a bit, but it’s found a new focus. Two years ago my darling, mentally handicapped aunt moved in with us. I’ve learned so much from her, and she keeps me smiling. I love to share our stories and lessons, so I rededicated my blog to her. It’s now Life with Linda: Living, Learning, and Lots of Sport (click here to check it out). Not only does that site give me the chance to share a more personal side of my life, it also lets me experiment with different types of posts.
Another blog that lets me share the stories of my life is Yooper Stewart (www.yooperstewart.com). This site is dedicated to my husband, also known as Yooper Stewart because he’s a little bit Yooper, a little bit Martha Stewart. I decided to start this blog because every time I tell stories about my husband to other writers, they have the same response: you need to put him in one of your books! I took it a step further and put him online.
Life with Linda and Yooper Stewart – that’s how I keep it real. How do you keep it real?