Phaedra and Favorites

I watch all the “Real Housewives” series on Bravo.

There, I said it. Now you know. No more secrets around here.

And presently, the ladies of Atlanta are entertaining us whilst they romp upon the Serengeti in South Africa – complete with high fashion, high heels, and champagne…I love it.

Last night I watched the episode that aired Sunday evening – (thanks Charlie for teaching me how to use the DVR – I am the master of the remote now). Phaedra Parks,  a UGA Law School grad I might add, laid it on the line regarding the potential furor that was brewing between the warring camps of high-strung socialites…”I rebuke the devil,” she said with a thick, well-honed Southern accent, and looked sideways with her beautiful doe-eyes as if she saw Satan himself sitting next to her in the Safari-mobile.

Therefore, whether you are a believer or not: rebuke the devil and avoid stepping in it.

On favorites…If you are a parent and have a favorite when it comes to your children, keep it to yourself. The kid that isn’t a favorite knows.

Another favorite…The message I received from Al after he read yesterday’s blog. Al and I have known one another since 1975. He was one of my business partners when we owned “Sparky’s” – a seafood restaurant in Athens, GA. He has watched me grow, fall, get back up, and keep going. His telling me, “you have a good voice”, brought tears to my eyes; but the rest of his message is the most important and warrants passing on to you:

“I read something last year that Pat Conroy wrote about his reading life, and these are the words he wrote that I  want to share with you: ‘Here is what I want from a book, what I demand, what I pray for when I take up a novel and begin to read the first sentence: I want everything and nothing less, the full measure of a writer’s heart.’ Now I know you are writing a blog and not a full tilt Pat Conroy novel, but the heart is a fine place to start. I want everything and nothing less. Wish it was that damn simple.”

Me, too, Al…me, too.

About Pam Avery Printed

I graduated from the University of Georgia in 1972 with a major in journalism (public relations) and a minor in business (marketing). My experience for the last 40 years includes working in the corporate world (banking), the newspaper industry (advertising design and sales), owning and selling a restaurant, restoring and utilizing several old buildings on the property, teaching private dance and drama lessons for 20 years, free-lance writing for a national textile firm, publishing two children’s books, and ghost writing a book. My last tour of duty before beginning the current chapter was working as a reporter, photographer, and columnist for five weekly community newspapers. And now I writing at Columbus State University in Columbus Ga. I consider myself very fortunate--I get to be around intelligent, energetic and enthusiastic young people. What a joy. I believe the written word is one of the most powerful tools known to humankind. And now we have the ability to reach millions with a simple click of the mouse. Wow.
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2 Responses to Phaedra and Favorites

  1. Karen Erwin-Brown says:

    good to read your thoughts.
    Karen EB

  2. Hedwig says:

    I am loving your blog Miss Pam! You’ve inspired me to start working on my blog again. I gave it a fresh coat of paint, some new wallpaper, and a new name – Geeky Peach! I even managed to write a couple of blog posts and I’m working on a few more.

    If you still want/need my help please let me know. I would love to help you with the layout, setup, or automation if you’re interested. You’re doing wonderfully with the blog posts! Keep them coming!

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