Well, I can say with absolute certainty that it reared its shimmering head with the hilarious, unholy union of Brett Somers and Charles Nelson Reilly on “Match Game”, for whom I would race home after school every day to wistfully watch. From them, I learned the genius that true love could be.
And then, it all exploded into ten thousand sequinned suns with the even UNHOLIER union of myself and my GLORIOUS, GLAMOROUS Gusband, Miss Jackie Beat, several decades later.
But, for me, a lifetime of longing for the company of my other FABULOUS HALF started here, in my childhood, in a book…in a snowy wood under a magical lamp post…with Lucy Pevensie and Mr. Tumnus, the most elegant, delightful, “Confirmed Bachelor” in all of Narnia.
This is where it all began.
Muffy Bolding is a mother/writer/actor/knitter/feminist/withered debutante who likes the smell of asparagus pee, and remains obsessed with the bathroom hygiene of her three children -- despite the fact that they are 23, 19, and 16. She is blissfully married to a cute Jewish boy who looks like Willie Wonka, but remains tragically in love with the dead poet, Ted Hughes. She has the mouth of a Teamster, and her patron saint is Rocco (pestilence relief.) Ms. Bolding lives in Southern California, where she enjoys typing words, making movies, and plucking the rings from the fingers of the dead. She was the co-creator and Editor-in-Chief of the award winning satire zine, Fresno Lampoon, and in between writing screenplays, carnival barking, and savagely threatening her trio of darling larvae with a wooden spoon, she currently publishes the zine, "Withered Debutante." More of her work can also be found in the anthology, "Mamaphonic: Balancing Motherhood and Other Creative Acts", the compilation zine, "Mamaphiles III: Coming Home", as well as in The Cortland Review and hipmama.com. She is currently writing and producing for film and television, and working on a book of essays entitled, "Inside A Chinese Dragon." She has slept around, but not nearly as much as she would have liked.
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