Not surprisingly, as both a writer and a lunatic, I am VERY influenced by my surroundings…and foremost among those influences on my mood, mental health, creativity, and productivity are two main factors:

1) The Weather. I cannot stress enough how much the seasons and the sky and the air tempurature have on my well-being and ability to kick that shit OUT. As I have whined and sniveled MANY, MANY TIMES BEFORE, I have Reverse Seasonal Affective Disorder, the exact opposite of what most people suffer from in a meteorological sense. The cold, the grey, the blustery rainy weather MURDERS THEIR SOUL…whereas, with the coming of Fall and Winter…MY FATASS IS BORN AGAIN.


2) Color. Beautiful color is EVERYTHING to me. It can alter my outlook, soar my soul, inspire my undercarriage, keep The Monster at bay. Beauty saves my life every day.

With that said…what is YOUR favorite color?

I’ll start, because mine is VERY specific and VERY evocative for me.

My favorite color is what I call Farfisa Mod-1960s Pucci-Print-Bell-Sleeved-Mini-Dress Yardley-White-Frosted-Lipstick-And-White-Go-Go-Boots Electronic Organ Orange.

Tell me yours.


About muffybolding

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 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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