Who? What? Where?

SomethingNewPlease is a collection of rough drafts, stories, stray thoughts, half truths, and photographs of everyday events encountered while being lost in space and time. 

The author of SomethingNewPlease, D.R. Bailey, can be reached at drb0209@gmail.com. Please send any questions or notes of concern, anxiety, or general correspondence.

Please do not send bed bugs, love letters, Ebola, or (even worse) break up mix tapes.

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45 Responses “Who? What? Where?” →
  1. Well, you’ve got my attention! These short stories are fab. Keep it up.

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  2. Thanks for stopping my blog – thought I’d have a nosey around yours! Like the short stories though as a fellow amateur photog, more snaps please!

    K

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  3. Nice. Though you’re a Golden Crisps man… Not sure how I feel about that.

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  4. You stopped by my blog so I stopped by yours… and you’re extremely interesting so I think you have gotten yourself a new reader.

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  5. Barbara

    April 23, 2010

    Thanks for visiting my blog. I like how you’ve got yours set up, and have enjoyed a couple of your stories…

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  6. Thanks for the visit and comment. Love your stories. Will be visiting again 🙂

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  7. Slightly Me

    April 28, 2010

    oh my I’m so pleased you came to my blog and left a comment i would neverhave found your wonderful blog. Look foreard to seeing more of your work!

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  8. plainbananas

    April 29, 2010

    Loved your short stories! Thanks for stopping by my blog 🙂

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  9. nm boliek

    April 29, 2010

    hey thanks for stopping by my blog….and I’m enjoying yours.

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  10. I like your blog. Its very captivating. 🙂

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  11. Shannon

    May 10, 2010

    Thanks for finding my blog (er blog ‘zine?), it led me to yours, great stuff! Keep in blog-eqsue touch, eh?

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  12. letterbyletter

    May 10, 2010

    Thanks for dropping by my blog. Sea-creature-constructed stairs are the best.

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  13. You have never stopped by my blog, but I found yours via slpmartin. You’re witty and funny and I liked your recent post about the nutty director, the monkey and the tin hut. of course, I need to ask, what was the monkey’s name? You are my new blog roll addition. 🙂

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  14. Thanks for checking out my blog and posting a comment. I love your writing and photography..quite creative. 🙂

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  15. oohilovehattie

    May 12, 2010

    i like your stories….and im something new 😉

    your photos are great too, i love photoraphy so will try and put some photos up soon!

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  16. Love your style of writing – something about it just keeps me reading 🙂

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  17. You are an excellent writer! Once I read one of your blog entries or get a glimpse of one of the photos you’ve posted, I find it hard to take my eyes off the monitor screen.

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  18. Like you, I’m enjoying your blog. Thank you for finding mine, so I could chance a glance at yours.

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  19. A wonderful blog! Enjoy your stories as well.

    Carrie

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  20. Bryan Borland

    August 23, 2010

    Found you through Val, or who I refer to as The Divine Miss V. I think I’ll be spending quite a bit of time here.

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  21. striking, iconoclastic, interesting, bizarre, haunting, witty…. you are redefining canons with your writing, and i love that. Thanks for putting up this blog.

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  22. Your blog is fantastic, so glad I stumbled across it!

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  23. i like you. you’re quirky. like me.

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  24. Haha, why thank you for the comment. However I must draw attention to the fact that although you may feel you lack artistic skill, you clearly have an abundance of imagination and a way with words, otherwise this blog would not be the wonder that it is.

    Happy new year to you too 🙂

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  25. Since you stopped by my blog, I was lucky to find yours. Love your stories and images; at least the handful I’ve read this far. I hope you’ll not get too disappointed when I say you remind me of someone. But he’s not a writer, and therefore there is no real comparison.

    Happy New Year!

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  26. WOW!

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  27. I just added a link to your blog on my page. This site is just too good to be kept a secret!

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  28. Your writing stands me up just before knocking me down. Thanks man.

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  29. I really enjoy your blog. The ideas and delivery are very interesting as well as captivating. I stumbled across it and I’m glad did.

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  30. fancy seeing you here. i’m still embarrassed about the time i called you stuart. saw your piece in tuck magazine tonight. a name like that had to catch my eye, you see. your name as well. email me sometime, fella. i’m curious as to your whereabouts.

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  31. Yup, nice. Following you now. Where else could THAT be a compliment!

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  32. Where are you?

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  33. …reminiscent of Shel Silverstein, very nicely done

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  34. Love it. I’ve been following you for a few months, if you’re interested in some travel blogs find me at http://www.worldcelebrationblog.com. Thank you, keep it up!!

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  35. Hurrah for Freshly Pressed, or I’d probably never have seen this. Quirky, surreal, delightful. Subscribed and looking forward to more!

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  36. Break-up mix tapes? Ha! Awesome.

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    • They are a pain in the ass, because its so hard not to be cliche. So they are on the do not send list.

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      • I completely agree. Their very concept is absurd. Hopefully not many of your readers are breaking up with you. But a wise no-no, nonetheless.

  37. Nomination for the Super Sweet Blog Award

    We live in a period, happily unique in human history, when we are at the cusp of greater communication among all the Peoples of the world. Will this greater communication bring greater understanding, divided as we are between rich consumers and the poor, who struggle in appalling conditions to supply us with our affordable products, with religious and national ideologies filled with extremism and loathing, who wish to destroy those who call for moderation, and those who wilfully go through life unconcerned, with their eyes closed, only taking notice when forced to, or those across the world struggling not to have a decent life, but to merely survive in hope that their children will have a better chance, while wanton waste and greed exists right beside them, a world where irrational hate leads to the mass expulsion and murder of human beings while the international community wrings its hands and does nothing?
    Oh, bugger – I just realized I shouldn’t read Winston Churchill speeches before I write anything. Sorry. Not that I’m comparing myself to Churchill, or anything – far from it. My writing tends to be more “pie in the face.”
    Anyway – I’ve just recently found out that Kendra, at http://sunshinefromshadows.com/ has nominated me for the Super Sweet Blogging Award, for whatever reason. I suspect she was overcome by fumes caused by one of my postings, succumbed to a momentary delirium and nominated me. Whatever reason this lapse of sanity occurred, I accept.
    Now comes the tricky bit. In order to receive the award, you must thank the blogger who nominated you (Thank you indeed, Kendra!), answer five questions (see below, please), include the Super Sweet Blogging Award in your posting (I trust I’ll figure out how to do that momentarily {DAMN! can’t figure out how to put the picture in comments to other blogs. Please pretend it’s there and go to my blog to see the actual thing – thanks!}), nominate a baker’s dozen other bloggers for the post, and finally, notify the nominees in their respective blogs.
    And now (for something completely different) the envelope, please!
    Question #1: Cookies or Cake?
    Answer: Yes, please.
    Question #2: Chocolate or Vanilla?
    Answer: If they’re high quality, yes, please.
    Question#3: Favourite sweet treat?
    Answer: Both real halva and a properly made Napoleon (Mille-feuille).
    Question #4: When do you crave sweet things most?
    Answer: Usually when I’m only mildly peckish with a way to go before a meal and I need some energy, I’ll have a bit of chocolate.
    Question #5: What is your favourite colour?
    Answer: Green. No, blue – AAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!
    Actual Question #5: Sweet Nick Name?
    Actual Answer to Question #5: Empty-headed-animal-food-trough-wiper? I can’t actually recall having a nick name that stuck. Sorry.
    Now for the nominations (these were a bit difficult, as I didn’t want to make dual nominations with Kendra):
    1. I’d have to say Keith Parker at http://keithparker.net/ with his “Fish and TARDIS Sauce” blog is my number one. He writes a mean (as in really good, as opposed to socially nasty) blog that is primarily themed around Dr. Who, but not so much about geeking out on Dr. Who as discussing aspects of the series and how they reflect society. Or he’ll write whatever he darn well pleases, which is also a good read.
    2. Next along is Katy at http://bonesdontlie.wordpress.com/. Bones Don’t Lie is a fascinating, well researched and well written blog about death, but not in a gross way. Katy’s blog is about death from the perspective of “mortuary archaeology and bioarchaeology,” taking different aspects of death and how societies, past and present, approach and appreciate the final sleep. Really interesting and not gross at all, I promise!
    3. Keeping with the cheery theme of death comes http://www.executedtoday.com/. Jason at Executed Today has a compendious compendium (?) of who was executed on any given date, with an often fascinating history and lots of side notes. It’s one of the first things I read in the morning, reminding me no matter how bad my day may be, it could be worse.
    4. My next nominee is Joachim Boaz’s blog http://sciencefictionruminations.wordpress.com/. Science Fiction and Other Suspect Ruminations is primarily (but not just) themed reviews of (mostly) science fiction books past, with extensive examples of cover art. Neat stuff!
    5. Raud’s blog, Gnawing the Bone (http://gnawingthebone.wordpress.com/) is a great blog about dogs, but not in any cutsey way (OK, there are some cute pictures). Included gratis in the blog are imaginative stories of the world from a canine point of view.
    6. Brain’s Idea (http://brainsidea.wordpress.com/) is all about people and their brains – in a non-zombie fashion. Sorry to disappoint anyone who thought otherwise.
    7. Something New Please (https://somethingnewplease.wordpress.com/) is written by someone who may be as disturbed as I am. Needless to say, I am a big fan.
    8. Wrong Hands (http://wronghands1.wordpress.com/). Another seriously disturbed blogger also with a talent for drawing.
    9. The God Project (http://thegodproject.net/). Does God Exist? This guy’s trying to find out.
    10. Eric Hyde’s Blog (http://ehyde.wordpress.com/). God exists, but how does this reflect on Believers?
    11. Books Around the Table (http://booksaroundthetable.wordpress.com/). To best describe this blog, here’s what the authors say about it: “Books Around The Table is the blog of Margaret Chodos-Irvine, Laura Kvasnosky, Julie Larios and Julie Paschkis. We are a critique group of children’s book authors and illustrators who have been meeting monthly since 1994 to talk about books we are working on, books we have read, and our lives. We invite you to sit down with us around the table and join the conversation.”
    12. The Chirurgeon’s Apprentice (http://thechirurgeonsapprentice.com/) also deals with the macabre in a tasteful way. Well sourced and well written professional stuff.
    13. 1pointperspective (http://1pointperspective.wordpress.com/) is a guy with a sarcastic soul. He may be the reincarnation of the demi-god Sarcasticus. Enjoy!
    OK, now to figure out how a proto-Luddite sticks the Super Sweet Blog Award picture on posts he’s got to send to thirteen nominees … where the heck did I put my stone hammer ….
    Apologies to Monty Python, Winston Churchill, and all the other great bloggers not on the thirteen steps … errr … that didn’t come out properly …

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