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It's me -- PD!

My origins? Your guess is as good as mine. I was originally told that I was left by the newspaper fairy. My dad went to the front porch one morning to pick up his News-Dispatch and found a curious smell emanating from the little bundle that was left in its place. Years later — shortly after Santa Claus diddled the tooth fairy and I suspended my belief in both of them — my mom confessed that I appeared about nine months after she sat on a contaminated toilet seat. I found this story even less believable, however. My mother never sits; she hovers. But it’s her story, she’s old and if I don’t respect it she’ll disinherit me.

 We moved from our one-family-shy-of-lily-white suburb to a more liberal Jewish community on the other side of town after a fight during which I suggested — in what I thought was the nicest possible way — that the neighbor girl should kiss my little black butt. My mom probably would have been less embarrassed if I hadn’t pulled my drawers down in the middle of the street and waggled it at the girl. And I should probably have left out the double-middle-fingered point I gave to make sure she knew exactly where to plant her lips. Of course, I don’t remember all this, however my mother recounts the tale every Thanksgiving. I think she needs something to balance the Passover story of the Exodus.

The city was quieter — and far less colorful — once I was shipped several hundred miles away to Purdue University (an agricultural and engineering school isolated smack dab in the middle of the Indiana hemp corn fields) where I majored in partying with a double minor in sleeping and soap operas. I honestly haven’t a clue how all that went down — the 70’s are even now a little hazy –but one husband, two daughters and seven majors later (somehow a business degree magna cum laude fell into my lap as well) I ended up in Southern California.

Nowadays I hang out in Simi Valley — a small town much like the one from which I was banished after high school, except that it has palm trees — and no snow. I will admit to being a should-be-committed workaholic. I run my own accounting firm and volunteer with a number of local charities (please visit my CARING tab).

Oh, and I write novels.

I love to cook — I’ve trained in Paris at Le Cordon Bleu  and Alain Ducasse cooking schools. I entertain often because I’m a major attention whore. My other hobbies include traveling, reading, playing poker and spoiling my dachshunds rotten. I love Parisian ceilings and doors, black and white photography and the acoustic guitar.

I’m also very passionate about meddling in the lives of my adult daughters. Speaking of which, I have to go. It’s Sunday night on a holiday weekend. I’m certain I have activities to interrupt. Now where’d I put my cell phone?

Thanks for dropping by.  Hope we meet again soon.  In the meantime, please feel free to drop me a line at pdwilliams0605@gmail.com. I’d love to hear from you!

17 responses »

  1. Paula – I love your writing! Your voice comes through so clcearly because of the very spcific word choices you make and the humor with which you view the world. I take away something profound (or profoundish) to think about and a smile, every time! Thanks for sharing yourself and your writing. -Kim

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  2. You are such an artistic writer and I can say that you deserve to win an award!!! It’s such a good feeling to get recognized by a really versatile blogger. I appreciate it and it would definitely keep me on writing more…

    BTW I also love reading your blogs 🙂

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  4. Hi PD. Have anyone ever told you that you look like Oprah in that photo? 🙂 Hey, what does pdwms stand for – PD Williams?

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  5. Why does it bother me?

    I love your blog, and I am hoping you love awards as I would like to nomintae you for this one! http://whydoesitbotherme.wordpress.com/2012/08/31/one-lovely-blog-award/
    Please carry on with the amazing tales and wise words!
    Regards!
    Mrs Gary 🙂

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    • Wow, thanks so much! It’s been awhile since I’ve been online, so I apologize for the delay. Now I have to go take a look. Thanks for hanging in there with me! 🙂

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  6. Paula Williams you make me laugh with your comedic humor. Waiting to read more!

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  7. Sharon Sterner

    You are so well spoken and your writing is great to read. I look forward to more.

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