Before I give you the regular old (boring?) bio, let’s talk a little bit about kitsch first. Kitschy stuff (cuisine and more) has been my hobby for a couple decades now. I find a lot of kitsch at flea markets, estate sales, and rummages. There’s nothing I like better than hunting for old cookbooks, kitchen towels, dishes, furniture, prints, and even some fashion items! You know what they say about us rummagers, the hunt is equally as exciting as the find. My hubs enjoys it too, so it’s become a fun hobby for both of us.
My love of kitsch is based in nostalgia. I love the way we tried to be so glamorous, and yet how some of the things we served were downright puzzling. Like creamed corn and sausages. Where on earth did that come from? And yet, it’s one of my favorite childhood dishes. (And yes, I still make it to this day.)
Here’s a picture I love from my youth:
This is a picture of my grandma and grandpa and me. I loved that they dressed up in suits just to come over to our house for Christmas. If you were able to pull back from this photo, you’d see a lot of tacky furniture combined with some cool stuff. Then you’d find the food: kitschy cuisine in all its glory. There were weird looking appetizers and pimientos galore, and maybe even, some hard-boiled eggs served in a fabulously kitschy dish.
I decided to start this blog purely for fun, because as you can see by the bio to follow, I also blog for a living. Yes, really. I’m a freelancer who specializes in online writing, and so far that has led me to some pretty cool gigs. This means I’m really busy and spend a lot of time working for clients, so this blog will be a fun one and I hope you’ll join in and share some laughs with me.
Here’s more about me and the stuff I do:
Cherie Burbach specializes in relationships and helping people to connect. She is the About.com Guide to Friendship and writes about midlife dating and family issues at Life Goes Strong. She has penned eleven books and ebooks, including Internet Dating Is Not Like Ordering a Pizza and 21 Ways to Promote Your Book on Twitter. She has published over 1,000 articles on the subjects of health, sports, and lifestyle.
Readers have resonated with Cherie’s honest and inspirational “This I Believe” essay, which is the second-most popular out of over 50,000 entries on the NPR website.
Cherie is also a mixed media artist, combining acrylics with special papers and words from her original poetry.
For more information, please visit Cherie on Twitter.
- New and Selected Poems
- Internet Dating Is Not Like Ordering a Pizza
- 21 Simple Things You Can Do To Help Someone With Diabetes
- Father’s Eyes
- A New Dish
- 21 Ways to Promote Your Book on Twitter
- Dating on a Budget
- First Date 101
- Valentine’s Day 101
- Virtual Book Tours
- Date Ideas for Every Season
- The Difference Now
- A New Dish
- At the Coffee Shop
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