Thoughts in the Night

The Loss of Prince and Amy

The Loss of Prince and Amy EclecticEvelyn.com

On the day Prince died, a little girl named Amy was murdered in a bathroom at her high school. I want to apologize to Amy that I did not give her the attention she deserved. I was too busy thinking about my lost youth and how Prince had been a large part of my teenage soundtrack. While I was reminiscing about my high school boyfriend you were being beaten to death at your high school. I’m not sure what the connection is I’m trying to make but it is extremely sad that while an entire generation was thinking about

Life

Go!

Go! EclecticEvelyn.com

Go! Such a small word that can be packed with so much meaning.  Interesting to think about how so much meaning can be packed into two little letters of the alphabet.   “Go!” Alicia screams throwing the champagne glass across the room. She had found the letters from Zack’s mistress. “Go! Go! Go!” Mom cheers from the sidelines as I run with all my might down the soccer field toward the goal. “Go!” He shouted at her as they ran out of the bank. It was some perverted game of Bonnie and Clyde but she was really the victim. “Go!” The

Giveaways

Fabulous $50 Giveaway Ends 6/11

Fabulous $50 Giveaway EclecticEvelyn.com

Welcome to the Fabulous $50 Giveaway This is one of many giveaways I will be hosting this month as part of my 50th Birthday Bash Celebration   As part of my 50th birthday celebration, I am asking my followers to donate to Direct Action Welfare Group, an organization that is near and dear to my heart.  ➡  You can donate safely through the Paypal Giving Fund or with their Paypal.me link. DAWG is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit and donations are tax deductible. Please note donating will not increase your chances of winning this giveaway. Make sure you check out Eclectic Evelyn’s other giveaways

Life

Birthday Card

Birthday Card EclecticEvelyn.com

It’s official, I have crested the hill.  Yesterday, I received my welcome to AARP mailing a few days early. I don’t turn 50 until next week.  Yes, I am holding on to these few remaining days on this side of the hill.  I’m not sure how turning 50 is going to hit me.  I have not had a traumatic birthday since turning 20.  For some reason, 20 hit me like a ton of bricks.  Turning 30 not so much. I was more concerned with passing my college finals to worry. Yes, I went to college at the age of 28 with

Tips

4 Twitter Tips for Building a Community

4 Twitter Tips from EclecticEvelyn.com

I love Twitter and have been managing Twitter accounts since its inception, years before I started this blog. So I wanted to share with you a few of my Twitter tips for building a community. If you are a blogger or a business then you know followers are very important. Each account that follows you is a potential customer and you wouldn’t ignore a customer who walked in your store, so why ignore a follower. Unlike in real life (IRL) when you are being followed don’t run, follow back. If someone follows your Twitter account follow them back unless

Life

Waking Up in a Panic

Waking Up in Panic EclecticEvelyn.com

I think waking up in a panic attack is one of the worst things about having a panic disorder.  My medication causes vivid dreams which most nights I enjoy but once in a while I have a very vivid dream that throws me into a panic attack while I am asleep. This wakes me up and then I spend all day trying to shake the dream.  It’s as if my head is stuck in the dream and I just can’t get myself all the way awake. It is s very strange feeling.  The first time it happened it scared me

Reviews

I just read Weedmonkey by Lisa V. Proulx

Friday Reads EclecticEvelyn.com

Weedmonkey is not a fairytale but a glimpse of life during the Depression. It’s not a pretty story but it is the story of a girl growing up in Appalachia. Some of the reviews on Amazon have commented on the writing style and sentence structure, I found the writing to be very true to the voice of the story. Reading it was like listening to my Mamaw tell me stories. I am happy that Ms. Proulx did this story justice by leaving it in the voice of Virgie and not trying to change it. Too often we are looked