Hi there, we’re Tracey and Carl Rains. And Sophie. We think we’re funny. And sometimes profound. Well, anyway we hope. So who are we?
Well, I’m Tracey, and spontaneity has never quite been my strong suit. I’m a planner; I make reservations for every trip, for dinner, for lunch even. I researched for weeks before committing to a smart phone. I started and trashed multiple versions of my introduction my this site, realizing that it is much more difficult to describe myself on a sort-of all purpose site than it was on my other blog, which I have limited to addressing educational topics. But here goes…
If I’m such a planner, why Spontaneous Whimsy? While I believe that planning ahead is infinitely superior to jumping in to decisions with your eyes closed, there is a chance I over-do it on occasion. My spontaneous side has been smothered far too long, and I’m developing a home for it here. Whimsy, on the other hand, is never in short supply in Rainsville. So, I’m putting my weak and strong sides together for a fight to the death…nah, I’ll break it up before then. Hopefully, they will learn to work together.
So who am I? I’m a word lover with various interests living out the life of a frustrated writer here on my blog! I’m a public school teacher, and have been for over twenty-five years; I’m a singer, in public when I get the chance (I’m pretty good); I love music of most any genre (not modern country, though); I enjoy learning about other cultures; I love to read and write–which does not preclude an enjoyment of television; I enjoy Art, fine foods, not so fine foods, and my secret ambition is to sing in a Big Show (Oh, I guess it’s not so secret any more), and I think I’m funny.
Hi, I’m Carl, and I’m the fiction writer here on Spontaneous Whimsy. Tracey is the logical one, and I’m the…well, Tracey calls me the messy one. I prefer to think of my self as differently organized. I have thousands of books, comic books, and a vertical file of articles I’ve found interesting through the years. What? Yes. I said vertical file. I like to read anything that is well-written, but have a special affinity for science fiction or as H.E. likes to call it speculative fiction. And while we’re there, I don’t understand this need to shorten it to sci-fi. Are we really so lazy that two more syllables will exhaust us?
Hi! I’m Sophie! I like running. I like people. I hate bunnies. They’re evil. They pretend they’re not, but they are. I used to live somewhere else, but that wasn’t home. Now I live here with Mr. Carl and Mrs. Tracey and my BFF Isabel, Mr. Boomer (he’s so nice), my snack buddy Buffy, and Miss Xena (she scares me).