Welcome to Scarlet Thread Sunday, the day I share something I’ve learned in the labyrinth of life.
I once worked with a guy who shared my last name. People would sometimes ask if this tall, dark-headed Caucasian man and I — a pasty white chick — were related. I always answered, “Yes, our family lines are connected through Danny Glover.”
It usually took a while for people to catch on to my brand of humor. Believe me, I look nothing like Danny Glover, nor am I even six degrees of separation from the actor (that I know of). But it’s cool to think about famous people who share your surname.
So today, I give you a few of my favorite, famous Glovers. Let’s just imagine I’m related in some distant fashion to them all.
Crispin Glover. You know him better as George McFly of Back to the Future, although he’s done plenty of acting since then.
Corey Glover. This guy easily gets my vote as one of the best rock singers ever. He fronted the band Living Colour. I believe their “Cult of Personality” should be on everyone’s iPod.
Danny Glover. I’ve never seen a Lethal Weapon movie, but I still love this actor. He’s excellent in every role he takes on.
Donald Glover. As one of the cast members of Community, this young man has brought a lot of style and humor to the show.
Roger Glover. Bass guitarist for Deep Purple. Okay, so he wasn’t the one who played the famous guitar riff from “Smoke on the Water.” But still, very cool.
Savion Glover. Tap, tap! This guy won a Tony award for his performance in Bring in ‘Da Noise, Bring in ‘Da Funk. Gregory Hines, a former teacher of his, claimed that he was the best tap dancer ever.
Yes, I realize that ladies are woefully absent from my list. I sincerely couldn’t think of a single famous lady Glover! There’s got to be someone . . .
Meanwhile, let’s see how this Glover is doing with my weekly progress report on A Round of Words in 80 Days. Have I stayed on my toes?
I have only three main goals this round.
1. Finish YA contemporary novel, SHARING HUNTER, by completing three chapters each week. After zero progress last week, I’m happy to report that I nailed this goal. BAM! Thanks to everyone who encouraged or strong-armed me in some way.
2. Take Short Stories 101 course from Young Adult RWA. During this round, I took the course and managed to write and edit an original 9,300-word story. This past week, I did the final polish. The completed story is a young adult paranormal titled Exorcising My Sister.
10 5 fiction books and 2 1 0 nonfiction books. I didn’t read any fiction this past week, and I’m still reading Grace-Filled Marriage by Tim Kimmel. However, I read all of Competability: Solving Problems in Your Multi-Cat Household by Amy Shojai. I highly recommend Amy’s book for anyone who has multiple cats in their home. I learned quite a bit and feel better able to deal with a few issues I’m having with our small feline community.
Also read this round: Scarlet by Marissa Meyer, A Voice in the Wind by Francine Rivers, Dangerous and Unseemly by K.B. Owen, Taking Chances by S.J. Maylee, Haunted Spouse by Heather MacAllister (all fiction), and Breasts by Florence Williams (nonfiction).
Now it’s your turn. How was your week? And which celebrities share your last name?