Black humor insights into: music, travel, Reno the OTHER city in Nevada, physics, pianists and penises, Twelve Step sobriety as an atheist, being bi-polar in a world with one pole, death, food, surveys, Burning Man, being single over 50, Stephen Hawking’s lame ass and Oh Long Johnson.
Literature and Music are my lovers and muse. Ragtime piano is my forte but am a classically trained pianist. Can’t write without music and can’t play music without creating something new with it each time.
In the other world I design websites and graphics, play keyboards, piano and flute, plan for Burning Man, write, and agitate the hell out of others. Last viable source of employment was as an Executive Producer for Warner Brothers.
Owned and ran two successful peculiar and fun retail stores for 10 years. Addicting, amusing and creative diversions. Perfect for a puzzle enjoying neurotic mental kinda gal.
Speaking of addictions (and who isn’t) I also house one of the largest and diverse Ouija and talking board collections in the country. A colorful, weird, wonderful American art form dating prior to the 1890’s. No, I don’t believe in ghosts, Satan, or spirits. Unless they’re decanted.
Have worked as an adviser to the Tim Burton Studios, Penn and Teller’s ‘Bullshit’, several other films, along with magazine, radio, television and newspaper interviews.
Want more Ouija? Check out the Museum of Talking Boards. Am currently (and s-l-o-w-l-y) re-writing my former Ouija site. Stay tuned.
Love to ski. Downhill. Fast. Really fast. It’s dangerous.
Helps not having health insurance.
Traveled Europe, the Soviet Union, the Caribbean, Mexico, Canada, the United States and Detroit. Lived everywhere from LA to NYC. Currently reside in Reno, Nevada.
Member of Mensa but don’t attend meetings. In the words of Groucho Marx ‘I’d like to join a club and beat you over the head with it.’
Consider myself an Anti-Intellectual Intellectual. The ordinary bores me. People must be interested and interesting to pique an interest, and I revel in being a misanthrope. Spend a lot of life as a happy hermitress. This all fuels a desire to learn. About everything and anything.
I will continue to Write, Play the Piano, Attend Burning Man, and Debunk String Theory until the cure is discovered for suicidal ideation and NASCAR.
Yeah that’s me.
Clean up pretty well and haven’t
been kicked out of a holiday dinner in years.
R. C. Black
Thanks for adding me to your blogroll! I got you added to my rotating blogroll on the sidebar and to my blogroll page. 🙂
You responded to my comment, then you couldn’t find my site. Of course I blame myself … 000ooo… Anyway! I hope you can find me now, and be bored to death! yay..
My God, I feel right at home! I look forward to following 🙂
Been a bit slow in writing this month -getting ready for Burning Man (where being crazy is encouraged and if you want to be left the fuck alone it’s all good too). Will try to keep up. But certainly not on current events you’ll see on the ‘news’
Rachael, re the heist vid, thank you sweetheart, i really appreciate it…especially from a fellow musician. also had no idea how very talented, accomplished, and etc you are…it was very easy to ascertain that you possess a keen wit and are highly intelligent. so mensa comes as no surprise. i don’t hardly read these ” about” things…which i prolly should – mea culpa. so i bow deeply to you. and it only makes your appreciation of my shit all that more meaningful to me. continue…
Tony you’re a doll. and I bow to YOU. Your comment made my evening, truly.
re above: good, and you deserve it….anyway, since you posted that symphony of science/quantum physics vid (MARVELOUS) did u ever check out an early blog piece i wrote called “Matter of Life and Death”…it might be somewhat enjoyable to you – or not. continue…
enjoyed your Matter of Lif e and death -great title for the piece -grin-. Left a rambling comment there. Many thanks for making me think. It’s one of my favorite things, although many times the tools are lacking
I’ve just nominated you for a Versatile Blogger award. Not sure if you’ve gotten it yet, but you damn sure should have.
Because you rock.
Iit’s amusing if nothing else.
El Guapo I am honored that you would choose my blog for this award, and cannot express my thanks enough. It means so much coming from a writer that I truly respect.
You have been nominated for a Versatile Blogger Award. Click here to pick up your prize. Congratulations, and please don’t let it go to your head.
Thanks Brian! I WILL get to posting a list of my recent nominations/awards and comply with each. This month. I promise.
Did already receive and post the Versatile Blogger. Better check my own archives to make sure I passed it along and made the requisite nominations!
Many thanks. A nomination from you is most flattering. Dig your blog.
So I returned for a journey into your About Me and the travel was worth the while.
I found myself nodding at the ‘agitating the hell out of idiots’, ‘misanthrope’ and Groucho Marx views. Marx also said something to the effect that ‘he wouldn’t want to be part of a club that would have him as a member.’
Glad to discovered your blog….and a versatile personality!
-curtsy- Appreciate the kind words HaLin. Am exploring your blog as well and enjoying your wit and scathing outlook.
You uh… do clean up well. And you write well! I’m a fan.
-blush- thank you Edward. A fan of your writing and brand of insanity as well! 🙂
What an interesting life you lead!! I like to think I’d have done the same if I weren’t so damned shy. Anyway, I’ll be back when I have more time to explore. Thanks for coming by my place.
Ha! I believed yours was the interesting life. Thank you for stopping by this darkly lit little corner of the Interwebs. Appreciate your words and time. Dig your blog 🙂
Pleased to meetcha! 🙂 Going to Burning Man is on my bucket list, and hopefully I’ll get there before my bucket is kicked, and while I’m still young enough to enjoy it!
Thanks Chris, pleased to meetcha as well! Get your tush out to Burning Man and find Spanky’s Wine Bar -trust me you’ll get directions from 30,000 out of 40,000 people there -grin-. Ask for Piano Wench and I’ll appear as a dust-covered apparition holding aloft the finest in bad wine to fill your empty cup 🙂 Witty banter and floggings by request!
Well in that case, you’ve just single handedly moved Burning Man up three places on my bucket list! I mean, how could I resist an invitation like that one? 🙂
I have just been reading these fine annotations and the replies are even more wicked than the observations are, indeed the Dungeon Mistress within My Gothic Realm is often likened to a Dark and Ghoulishly Wicked Creature and the ‘Floggings by Request’ are always met with a hasty retreat from the Resident Zombies as her darkly charms are just too scrumptiously put into practice with a Zest of Evilness.
“How do you mean what the hell am I talking about?” Well to find that out you will just have to enter my Space and take the tour but do watch out where you bend over whilst edging past the tombstones, especially in the midst of those crestfallen Skeletons, as they often pinch things you know? 🙂 lol
Have an excellent rest of Friday and a
Ghoul, I mean a Cool weekend my friend…
Androgoth, you’ve made my Friday! I must explore more of your writings, as I see your fantabulous comments on my favorite writers’ blogs.
Many thanks my Darkly Demonic new friend.
Ouija boards, really? Sheez, three of my friends and I decided to try it years ago thinking it wasn’t real. Oh boy!!! When the dish started moving we thought it was everyone mucking around. I knew it was real when everybody took they hands off the dish except me and it went friggin berserk. Got some spirit called Bud who didn’t want to go. Did we all sleep with one eye open that night, I mean week, I mean month 🙄
Heh. Used to have an extensive website on talking boards. Ouija is actually the most common so most people refer to them all as Ouija.
I don’t ‘believe’ in Ouija boards anymore than I ‘believe’ in rocks heh. It’s due to an autonomic response in all people. Any ‘messages’ received are coming from the subconscious of the user(s).
Don’t believe in ghosts, talking to the dead, or anything else occult attributed to them. I laughed my way to the bank by selling more boards than anyone else in the world, due to the selection, and shipped them as far as Ukraine, Argentina, Ireland, and The United Arab Emirates.
I DID have a hilarious page dedicated solely to the best emails and letters I received from total lunatics and morons. Of course my answers were all carefully crafted pieces of sarcasm.
Just got a new domain and am working on re-building the site.
I was a bigger skeptic than you until that fateful night. Boo!
Don’t get me wrong Loon. As a teenager a friend and I were playing and the hallway ceiling fell in. Ummm, turned out there was a leak from shoddy contractors,
Also, while High Priestess of a long standing coven in SoCal (do NOT laugh..anymore than I do) three of us were playing and hit the lottery numbers for that day, Halloween…666. No one played it because it was so silly that we couldn’t take it seriously.
Wait until you see the page I’m putting back up. Not to mention a whole new batch of idiocy -mostly from teens.
Oh, and you are not the only person with weird experiences using a;0 talking board… just look for a non-supernatural explanation as well though
Dear god – let me know when the page is up! Can;t wait to read the emails!
Will DEFINITELY send you the url EG -wicked grin-
Hi, I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. Details are here: http://looserornot.wordpress.com/2012/03/14/the-versatile-blogger-award-yes-im-the-chosen-one/ I hope you accept the award in the spirtit that I nominate you. Have fun best wishes! 😀
Thank you Turber 🙂
Have already received this award and done the deeds requested. Just didn’t post the image on my page.
I am grateful you’d nominate me. Thank you!!!
Sorry, but I’m glad someone already appreciated you 😉
As a wise person once said (I believe it was Turber) ‘No regrets, only denial!’ lmfao.
You’re so cool XD
Cool entry. I know what you mean about the weight-loss drama. I hate to out-problem you, but I am the queen of disfunction! Check out my blog if you don’t believe me!
hahaha. we must be tied then. will check out your blog to make sure you can keep the crown intact. Thanks for stopping by!
Just found your site – love what I see so far. Look forward to more!
Thank you thefibitz! Off to check out your site
I’ve only read a few posts so far……but this seems like the bizarre, funny blog that I’ve been searching for
Oh you are clearly fabulous! Thank you so much for checking in here. The fact that you identify with my eccentricity is an A+++++ would deal with you again, Off to find your blog!
Thank you very much for following my blog, and i will call back again.
I am just calling by to have another ogle, I
mean another look at your about page 🙂 😉
Well I am just trying to visualise you with
that wooden butt slapper in your hand 🙂 lol
Have a very nice, wicked, wild
and wonderful evening Miss. R 😉
Like Andro, I’m just passing through to say hi.
Hoping all is well in your neck of the woods, Rachael.
The Flash in the Pan stories…
You know I never thought about this when I wrote it for Red’s M3
and i most certainly apologise for not warning you of it, sometimes
my writing causes upset, unintensional of course but nonetheless
it is a fact and I need to reflect on your thoughts and think before
adding such stories, in hindsight I should not have added this and
I can remove the script, don’t worry you have not said anything out
of turn, it is the right thing to do…
When your daughter is feeling better than the now, do by all means
let her look at my Space and I will make certain that there are no more
of these scripts, you are right about 9/11 that was so horrific that it
gave us all those feelings…
Give me two minutes and I will remove this posting, and no don’t even
think about worrying about it because I am absolutely fine about it 🙂 🙂
Sleep well this evening Miss. R and I hope that you and your daughter
are feeling alright again sooner than later, we all want that my great friend 🙂
NEVER remove your stories or censor yourself. First rule, golden rule.
love you hon
Censoring is one thing Miss. R
this is completely different, and
I wanted to remove the script 🙂
You and your daughter have a
good day today and I hope that
it is a lot warmer where you are
as here it is bloody freezing 😦
but I meant what I said Andro. Just because something happens to another you know (or care about or read) does not mean you should cease your writings.
I am only one voice, Not the masses.
You are a thoughtful man
You had me at classically trained pianist then added burning man and everything else. YES! I love you!
love you too. your writing and outlook are superb!
just checking you out Rachael 🙂 Oh and I think that it is
the weekend next so how about a glass of freshly squeezed
orange juice? 🙂 You will enjoy that while I am pouring myself
out a large one, yes okay you can help me if you want to 🙂
Mmmmm fresh orange juice? i’m there! Dr. Atkins can piss off 😉
Are you okay Miss. R? I have not seen
you around WP for a while so I hope that
you are not in loads of back pain again,
if so I will have to send you a few slaves
as a good rub down often helps 😉 🙂 xxxx
You know how I adore slaves. Am presently in the market for one to do my bidding at Burning Man this year. A complex adulation of my deity status, the fabulous bosom, those side-splitting jokes (he’ll also have me in stitches -rim shot-) and naturally he’ll worship at my feet. Maybe my feet alone as well, seeing we’re known as a BDSM (and fetish) Wine Bar.
Had a beau once who did have a foot fetish. Oh, the delightful pedicures. Those were the days… quite a boring obsession in this day and age eh?
Sadly I have been in some severe pain the past weeks. Not the type that suits me. You know, The Types that bind. did I mention side-splitting? Yeah I did.
What I’d give for a massage. My ex-boyfriend refused to massage me. I rubbed him down (no comments, you!) whenever he looked stressed.
Perhaps that is a prime reason to finally let go of his sway upon me.
My little black heart is ice, and cracks so easily.
Mercifully I have lovely, and glorious friends such as yourself to keep me smiling, and on my toes!
Now remember: A slave and NOT one of your terrible skelatons. I do hope they do not become crossed in the mail
Hey Miss. R xxxx
Happy Valentine’s Day
and don’t be doing
anything that I might
do eother or else? 😉
Andro you have GOT to stop changing your name hahahaha. My Gray Knight xxx
Hi Mrs. R. Hope you had nice Valentine’s day. 🙂
holy shit I’m behind on comments lmao. Valentine’s Day was the usual depressing melange of me, my cat and I.
Next year: The King and I!
Hope you’re well, happy and smiling my friend 🙂 xo
I like you already. 😀
Alice you are the best! signing up to follow YOUR words today. Take care and let’s keep the bastards on their toes
Yes well I like that picture a lot and it is sooooo you,
well as I imagine you to be all the time Miss. R 🙂 🙂 😉
Hey I hope that your Monday is a wickedly enjoyable one
with lots of creature comforts, slaves and anything else that
you can think of come to that 🙂 lol Yes we know that your
preferences will be as naughty as they are wicked but we don’t
mind, just as long as you are enjoying yourself 🙂
Great blog Rachael- It’s the bee’s knees! Keep up the excellent work!
Wow thank you. I so needed to hear from other people today, and a new reader and/or friend is very special right now. Will buzz by your blog to check it out.
Awww shucks Rachael- it’s my pleasure! I had a fun time reading yours and I’m looking forward to following more. Glad my follow could bring a smile!
Don’t be a stranger- keep in touch!
Wait! We’re both puzzle junkies too?! What are the chances that two 50something year old broads, with issues (let’s leave it at that), suicide ideation, and a knack for hanging around circus tents, would also love puzzles… and find each other on a blog? Sounds like you’re much smarter than me though… still… perhaps there’s hope for me. 😉 Very clever intro… mine needs revamping; I feel insignificant now. Except for the puzzle part. I’m damned good at that.
PS) not sure why I’ve read your posts in the past, but never your “about”… but glad I did.
So happy to have found you as well. We’re a rare species!
Probably best… for others. 😉
enjoy wreaking havoc
It does give me a twisted delight.
Hell, life is a puzzle. People, on the whole, don’t know scheisse from Shinola until their mid thirties or 40 at the earliest.
Smarter than you? Hahahahaha. If I were so smart I’d still own two homes, enjoy the company of a man that loved the eccentric me, and be able to screw in a light bulb. Which is difficult unless the bulb is very large
I love the way you see things… For realsy.
back atcha my new friend
Okay you just won the award for most interesting blogger I have come across on Word Press! After reading about your life I cannot wait to dive into your blog posts now!
Lisermarie: You are now my favorite interesting blog reader!
Oooh I just adore meeting new people. Just wait until I share the naked bar dance stories.
In the name of safety, and all that’s holy, no pictures will be included.
So nice to meet you, and I can’t thank you enough for stopping by.
Your name came up on my ouija board this morning, so I figured I needed to stop in. Ok, fine. I don’t own a ouija board. Would you believe a dying cow struck by a car whispered “yoyodyne…?” No? Then how about I’m glad you stopped by my blog so that I could discover yours? Truth be told, I’m truly looking forward to following your stuff 😉
Ned, you know those nutty Ouija Boards. Been working on re-building my Ouija site. IAdam Sendak created a very cool header for me. Sadly most of my old code isn’t gonna cut it now. Been out of the design biz too long. Not that WP allows one to do much… without a usurus fee of course. The old damnedgames site and Cabin Fever retail store site used to be the Pride ‘O The Net. Well, to me it was, and who’s it all about?
Crazy and truly insane people sent letters and email on a daily basis for years. What’s not funny about belonging on the funny farm?
Speaking of farms, are you being charged with accessory after the fact on that whole Cow Murder thing? I’d hate to think your individual twist on writing would be reduced to the newspaper’s crime beat. As an insider.
Whoa. The anxiety post potential on that one boggles the mind. With that I’ll cease any bad jokes that may fly outta that.
Just started reading your stuff and I’m loving it. You have a new fan.
Idiots and Idioms,
Yo. Are you still around Rachel?