suz- b-w 1I’m Coco, the lady in charge, a mouthy, tender-hearted Southerner rocking curly hair and low blood pressure.

I’m a storyteller—because life may be as serious as a country song, but I think it’s important to make light of what we can. What’s the point of it all if life is nothing but scowling, hand-wringing, and looking over your nose at people.

Three little tidbits:

  • I got a degree in architecture back when pencils were a thing and thought I’d be an artist, but now the alphabet is my medium. Go figure.
  • In addition to this blog, I write poetry and some fiction—I have a website for all that in the works.
  • Coco Q is my stage and occasional pen name. I show up in a few places as Citizen Coco (@CitizenCoco).

So!

Here’s some of what to expect around here:

  • Strongly worded opinions on the general state of things. Like this post.
  • Handy guides to help you navigate complicated subjects. Like this one.
  • Ridiculousness—I think ridiculousness is important, so here you go.
  • Sometimes I just need to talk, and I’m glad you’re here to listen. Here‘s an example of that.
  • Beucoups of peace-loving, tree-hugging, freak flag-flying, and back-talk. Here‘s some of that.
  • Irreverence and system-bucking. Like this.
  • Straight-up Southern common sense and expressions sprinkled hither and yon.
  • Run-on sentences.
  • Made-up words.
  • Cursing (even though I can assure you I was raised to know better and have the pearls to prove it).

You’re in the right place:

  • If you’re okay with a not-necessarily-predictable point of view on all manner of things.
  • If you tend to lean left but aren’t so sure about liberals anymore and think the Democratic party has lost its ever-living mind.
  • If you don’t want to talk about politics all the time.
  • If you think goofing off is important.
  • If you aren’t thrown off by a Southerner busting up the stereotypes.
  • If you’re okay with a touch of snark.
  • If you’re the live-and-let-live type.

You may not be in the right place:

  • If you’re opposed to run-on sentences.
  • Or made-up words. Or cursing.
  • If you’re a pessimist.
  • If you’re the judge-y type.
  • If you don’t like butter.
  • If you think Miracle Whip is a suitable substitute for mayonnaise. And by mayonnaise, I mean Duke’s.

So listen, grab your iced tea, spiked or not, I don’t care, and sit a spell. We’ve got some catching up to do.

Love you, mean it, glad you’re here, MWAH~

Coco

 

P.S. Duke’s is the superior mayonnaise, in case you didn’t already know that.

P.P.S. My given name is Suzanna. I was named after my great-grandmother. Do not call me Suzanne.

old-fashioned sepia photo of woman with lace color and hair up
My great-grandmother, Suzanna. We called her Granny Tea. (Yes, there was also a Granny Coffee.)