Oregon Writers Colony A COMMUNITY OF WRITERS
<Martha Miller> via gmail June 1 (12 days ago)
Thank you for registering for OWC's June 10 workshop with Donald Maass. We’ll begin at 9 am and end at 5 pm, at the Oxford Suites Hotel Jantzen Beach, Portland, OR. Bring plenty of note-taking materials and be prepared to learn how to craft emotional fiction.
We look forward to seeing you at the workshop. In the meantime, happy writing!
OWC Workshop Coordinator
<Barb Ayers, SurfDogDiaries> via gmail June 2 (11 days ago)
Martha, and OWC - THANK YOU!
He is an all star coach - I have been looking for a workshop with him and I am SO very pleased he's coming to Portland. I am a new OWC member but have been writing for years.
Surf Dog Diaries, www.DogDiary.org
<Martha Miller> via gmail Attachment June 3 (10 days ago)
Oh! So you're a dog lady!
Just visited your website. Loved it.
Wish I could meet you, but my 'mom' won't let me come to the Oregon Writer’s Colony workshop. I have to stay home and guard the house.
<Barb Ayers, SurfDogDiaries> via gmail Attachment June 5 (8 days ago) To Martha
Hey there - just saw this email to my mom. Aren't you a cutie!!?
Want to chase a call together?
:) Doodle Ayers
<Barb Ayers, SurfDogDiaries> via gmail June 5 (8 days ago) To Martha
Ooops! I meant - I want to chase A BALL together!!
My toenails don't work so great on a laptop....
< Martha Miller > via gmail June 5 (8 days ago) To me
Well, my dear Doodle . . .
I'm not sure . . . if you can't even spell ball . . .
But let's give it a try.
<Barb Ayers, SurfDogDiaries> via gmail June 5 (8 days ago) To Martha
What - are you the grammar police, darling Sophi?
A guy should get credit for being a gnarly dog athlete... on top of that, I can assure you, I write a dog blog - so I can form a sentence.
What I am not good at, is catching that spell check feature that changes words on you, without even asking.
That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
<Barb Ayers, SurfDogDiaries> via gmail June 5 (8 days ago) to Martha
That may have been the deal breaker... think I bungled your name..... it’s f, not ph.
I knew that.
<Martha Miller> via gmail Attachment Jun 5 (8 days ago) To me
I just wrote rules for my house.
Actually, I didn't really write them. I found them on Facebook. Here they are.
You might want to instigate them at your house. My boss isn't sure about them, but she usually goes along with whatever I decide is best for the house.
<Barb Ayers, SurfDogDiaries> via gmail June 7 (6 days ago) To Martha
I skipped right to #10. That's the most important one.
<Martha Miller> via gmail June 7 (6 days ago) To me
I'm glad you noticed number 10. It's a critical rule.
I used to sleep in a crate, but convinced my mom that she needed me to stand guard during the night. My favorite spot now is on the pillow right next to her. When she snores, I move to the foot of the bed.
<Barb Ayers, SurfDogDiaries> via gmail June 9 (3 days ago) To Martha
No way! Your mom snores?!?
Thought that was our job....
<Martha Miller> via gmail June 10 (3 days ago) To me
Wish I were going to the hotel this morning, but I have to stay home and guard the house.
<Barb Ayers, SurfDogDiaries> via gmail Attachment June 11 (2 days ago) To Martha
O M G, mom came home, all jazzed up from the writer's workshop last night! It must have been intense. She left at 7 and got home at 7. My din din was late. Then, we immediately curled up for a nap. As usual, I took over snoring duty.
Hope to see you soon - at a dog park or another event in Portland. Why aren't writer events dog friendly?
Or - come on out here to the Gorge and I'll take you pup SUPing (stand up paddle boarding) into the sunset with me. Wouldn't that be a great first date................
If you're worried about your hair getting wet - I can just show off on the water and come back for a dog bone picnic with you on shore
Oooh la la!!!
<Martha Miller>via gmail June 11 (2 days ago) To me
OMG! My mom hasn't let me look at the computer until now. I am SO IMPRESSED. And she's going to tell all her friends about you, Doodle. You'll be famous. And rich, maybe? If you're rich, I might agree to a meeting. My grooming appointments are spendy, you know.
<Barb Ayers, SurfDogDiaries>via gmail June 12 (1 day ago) To Martha
Well, now there is a catch. Just ask your mom. A writer's life -- it sounds good - but there's not a lot of dough in it. Which is where the phrase "Don't quit your day job" came from. Ask any artist!
I'd be happy to be your Sugar Daddy - if any sugar ever comes my way!
Or - if you send any sugar my way.....
I don't want to hurt your feelings- but this is my skeptical face in the picture.
My old BFF Elvis had spendy appointments, too. Not because he was vain or had long hair or was a foo foo dog like you. But basset hounds are stinky.
Just for the record, I'm not stinky.
And wow- the PH in your name is back! Very elegant!
xoxo GF – and PH!
Surf Dog Diaries - DogDiary.org
<Martha Miller>via gmail Forwarded message Mon, Jun 12
These are my son, Cory's admonitions to Sofi to be careful of online romances. I thought you might want to add them to your posts . . . just in case there are other sweet little pooches out there who might be taken in by such romancin'.
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Martha Miller
To: Friends and family
Monday, June 12, 2017 8:30 AM
Subject: Sofi in print
Sofi's recent romance with a dog named Doodles has gone online. I hope this link will take you to the site where their correspondence can be seen:
From: <Cory Miller>
Date: Mon, Jun 12, 2017 at 9:20 AM
Subject: Re: Sofi in print
To: Martha Miller
Those are just the pictures that are being posted. "Doodles" could very well, in reality, be an unemployed middle-aged man making fur coats in his basement.
<Martha Miller> via gmail June 12 9:53 AM Subject: Re: Sofi in print To Cory
You made my 'mom' laugh out loud when she read this. I don't think it's very nice of her to make light of what could be a serious situation. I appreciate your wise words of advice. Middle-aged man, in his basement? Make fur coats. How very declasse!
On Mon, Jun 12, 2017 at 11:55 AM, Subject: Re: Sofi in print <Cory Miller> wrote:
Tell Sofi to PLEASE BE CAREFUL! There are lots of stalkers and perverts that frequent these chat rooms.
From: <Martha Miller> To: <Cory Miller> Subject: Re: Sofi in print Monday, June 12, 2017 11:04 AM
Thank you for your sage words of advice. I will certainly pay attention . . . but Doodles is SO CUTE!
<Barb Ayers, SurfDogDiaries>via gmail June 12 (12 hours ago) To Martha
This has just been such fun- thank you so much for the completely random, stream of conscious writing this week - from you, your son and your dog daughter. It was nice meeting you at the OWC event and the others online!
PS - please assure your son, my son is NO PERVERT!!!! He is NOT middle aged and he is NOT a fur coat maker - he is a young, athletic, bright eyed fur coat wearer; a writer dog, ala pictures and posts on DogDiary.org.
And for the record, I am sure your daughter is no gold digger either. She looks and sounds like a real sweetheart.
Thanks again, from our dog-loving family to yours!
:) Barb Ayers
a.k.a. Doodle's mom
<Martha Miller>via gmail June 13 (2 minutes ago) To me
Doodles is a WRITER?
I had no idea. I think I'm in love.