Let’s Be Friends.

(Unless you’re a close-minded jerk. Then I’ll take a hard pass.)

But I’m sure you’re cool, right?

SnapDragon at Work, 2018. Original Photo by SnapDragon X. All rights reserved.

Hello, Dear Reader.

Maybe you’re a follower, or maybe you’ve stumbled upon my cauldron of creative musings and are asking yourself just what this site is all about.

What’s a SnapDragon?

I am SnapDragon, friend.

Allow me to introduce myself:

(taps the mic)

-I identify as human. I identify as a radical educator. I identify as a flawed yet compassionate soul.

-I’m obsessive about punctuation. I will fight to the death believing that it makes or breaks effective writing.

-I cannot resist cute, cartoon-y school supplies. I may be the teacher, but you better believe I’m going to buy the folder with a picture of peanut butter and jelly high-fiving on the front. Why wouldn’t I?

-I get pissed when people lack passion. I may seem like an obsessive freak about my favorite things, but at least I have personality. I’d rather be weird than boring.

-I have nighttime anxiety. If a worry seems manageable during the day, it transforms into a world catastrophe by midnight. Everything’s scarier in the dark.

-I pride myself on being forgiving. Life’s short. If you offer a sincere apology, and correct the behavior, we all good. Kids are the greatest reminder of how simple it is to just forgive and forget.

-I am embarrassingly bad at math. I truly do not know how I passed. But thankfully, all of it’s done, and I ain’t lookin’ back, yo.

-I love tattoos, but will never get one. I’m an artist, and love seeing the brilliant and meaningful designs people choose to wear on their bodies, more or less for life. But the permanence overwhelms me. I like viewing my skin as a. . . clean slate of sorts.

-I pretty much want to be Ariel from The Little Mermaid. Her voice, her hair. . . she’s absolutely lovely. But I would stay under the sea, no doubt about it.

-And finally? If I could have one super power, it would be to eat and drink without repercussions. I would be the queen of macaroni n’ cheese, vegetarian burritos, avocado and cucumber sushi, Chianti, and a ridiculous list of craft beers. Oh wait. I am, and most of the time just ignore the calories. Oh well.

Oh man. I’m hungry now.

So, there we have it, friends.

It’s nice to meet you. Or, if you’re a follower, it’s nice to take our digital relationship to the next level. (But no sexts, please. Don’t make it weird.)

So… who are you, Dear Reader?

Come on. I need some friends. So comment away! Tell me about your favorite things. Tell me what makes you you.

All of my love,


12 responses to “Let’s Be Friends.”

  1. Hello, I uhm well have to admit I get nervous meeting new people.

    I believe a good book can change the world.

    I think ants if they ever chose to, are the most powerful thing on the planet because of sheer numbers. Seriously scientists say there are nearly one hundred ants for every person.

    I miss Saturday morning cartoons. Real cartoons, not the strange conglomerations that pass as cartoons these days.

    Well, that’s it for now. Nice to make your acquaintance and I hope you have a great day.

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    1. It’s nice to meet you, friend. Thanks for posting. And that’s crazy about ants! I knew there were a lot, but sheesh! πŸ™‚

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  2. Hi my name is Jo. Which is short for something teutonic and unpronounceable… but my nom de plume will still score you 9 points in scrabble.

    I prefer words over punctuation. I mean I still make use of the detritus to intersperse my numerous locutions… especially ellipses… but the rest of it is likely (at best) sporadic and sprinkled on as an afterthought. I also hate the oxford comma. I find them incredibly superfluous. I realize I may have to count on your capacity to forgive here. Ha ha.

    My three year old daughter was sick today and didn’t go to school, so we actually watched the little mermaid together earlier. I kinda feel sorry for Ursula and the mer-peoples disregard for contract-law… admittedly… Ariel may have been a minor when she signed over her voice for legs… I have no idea what the legal age of consent is among mermaids. Also their society doesn’t seem particularly enviable… King Triton feels pretty autocratic.

    I also identify as human! (although I prefer the more scientific mostly-homo-sapiens)

    My favorite literary character is Mr. Badger from Kenneth Grahame’s Wind in the Willows.

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    1. π™·πš’, π™Ήπš˜! πšƒπš‘πšŠπš—πš”πšœ πšπš˜πš› πš™πš˜πšœπšπš’πš—πš.
      𝙸 πš•πš˜πšŸπšŽ πš’πš˜πšžπš› πšπšŠπš”πšŽ πš˜πš— πšƒπš‘πšŽ π™»πš’πšπšπš•πšŽ π™ΌπšŽπš›πš–πšŠπš’πš; πšπš‘πšŽπš›πšŽ πš’πšœ πšŒπšŽπš›πšπšŠπš’πš—πš•πš’ πšœπš˜πš–πšŽ πššπšžπšŽπšœπšπš’πš˜πš—πšŠπš‹πš•πšŽ πš‹πšŽπš‘πšŠπšŸπš’πš˜πš›, 𝚊𝚜 πš πš’πšπš‘ πš–πš˜πšœπš π™³πš’πšœπš—πšŽπš’ πš–πš˜πšŸπš’πšŽπšœ. πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ
      𝙸’𝚟𝚎 πš—πšŽπšŸπšŽπš› πš›πšŽπšŠπš πšƒπš‘πšŽ πš†πš’πš—πš πš’πš— πšπš‘πšŽ πš†πš’πš•πš•πš˜πš πšœ, πš‹πšžπš πš πš’πš•πš• 𝚊𝚍𝚍 πš’πš 𝚝𝚘 πš–πš’ πšŽπšŸπšŽπš›-πšπš›πš˜πš πš’πš—πš πš•πš’πšœπš! πŸ•Š

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      1. Don’t get me started on Sofia the worst… I mean first. THAT show is DARK. Ha ha

        I worry Wind in the Willows is one of those books you have to have read… eh-hem… when you are filled with youthful wonderment… I fear it may lose something the older one gets. Maybe thats just me though… I have gotten quite curmudgeonly as time has gone on.

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  3. I am a pair of glasses perched on a large nose attached to an amorphous flesh bag that only holds a vaguely human shape thanks to a combination of an insulated jump suit and the frigid air of the frozen north.

    The furthest south I have ever been is Omaha, NE.

    I identify as an odd duck. Quack quack.

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    1. πš‚πš˜ πš—πš’πšŒπšŽ 𝚝𝚘 πš–πšŽπšŽπš 𝚒𝚘𝚞, πš›πšœπš›πš˜πš˜πš”. πš†πšŽ 𝚘𝚍𝚍 πšπšžπšŒπš”πšœ πš‘πšŠπšŸπšŽ 𝚝𝚘 πšœπšπš’πšŒπš” πšπš˜πšπšŽπšπš‘πšŽπš›. πŸ•Š

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  4. Yes, I’m closed minded, BUT I’d like to add here.

    My school friend gave her colourful profile diary to fill up one page whereafter I named myself “Human” and they laughed at me. Glad to find another “human” exists !

    T) Now I identify myself as one cell in the iridescent collectively curious brain of humankind.

    S) I’m too impatient to read novels, except The Story Of Pi that succeeded to pull me in throughout, so I like flash fiction.

    O) I’d like, if I could be a teacher or professor one day, for the work I know they are doing so that it won’t be new for me.

    H) I dislike stepping on ants, for they’d not know what colossal god killed them. They do carry dead ants into their little den.

    That’s it. Have a nice day/evening !

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    1. π™Έπš’𝚜 πš—πš’πšŒπšŽ 𝚝𝚘 πš–πšŽπšŽπš 𝚒𝚘𝚞! πšƒπš‘πšŠπš—πš”πšœ πšπš˜πš› πšœπšπš˜πš™πš™πš’πš—πš πš‹πš’. πŸ•Š


  5. The Eclectic Contrarian Avatar
    The Eclectic Contrarian

    I’m John. I like a respectable amount of weirdness, mountains/wilderness, guitars, deep thoughts, art, literature and faith!

    And people who like my comments 😊

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    1. π™·πš’ π™Ήπš˜πš‘πš—! πšƒπš‘πšŠπš—πš”πšœ πšπš˜πš› πšœπšπš˜πš™πš™πš’πš—πš πš‹πš’. π™Έπš’𝚜 πš—πš’πšŒπšŽ 𝚝𝚘 (πšπš’πšπš’πšπšŠπš•πš•πš’) πš–πšŽπšŽπš 𝚒𝚘𝚞. πŸ•Š

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      1. The Eclectic Contrarian Avatar
        The Eclectic Contrarian

        You seem pretty awesome! *It’s nice to meet you too* robot voice πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ€¦β€β™‚οΈ

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