Amado mio, love me forever and let forever begin tonight.– Pink Martini, “Amado Mio” song by Doris Fisher & Allan Roberts
So, you want to know more about the Atomic Floozy, eh? Well, you’ve come to the right place, I know all of the good untruths about her and a few tidbits that might actually be true.
The picture above is what I wished I looked like.
What is a Floozy? A few definitions found on the web:
- A woman who is regarded as tawdry or sexually promiscuous.
- slang a disreputable woman
- Slang. a gaudily dressed, usu. promiscuous woman, esp. a prostitute.
- a prostitute who attracts customers by walking the streets
- Slang. A vulgar promiscuous woman who flouts propriety:
- a usually young woman of loose morals
I fit most of those definitions, but I’m no longer young and the only thing I’ve ever prostituted was my soul that one time I voted Republican.
This picture is what I think I look like.
What is an Atomic Floozy?
An Atomic Floozy is a floozy who has been irradiated, bombarded with excited atomic particles, to heat up an otherwise dull existence. My friends say I’m using my overactive imagination to describe hot flashes.
This is a picture of what I looked like a few years ago – I still color my hair that same color, but I have a new wrinkle or two and have lost a tooth or two since that picture.
So, what is the Atomic Floozy about?
Many, many years ago – in the last decades of the 20th century. My family took a vacation to Yosemite National Park. One of the things the Park Service did back then was a program called “Art in the Park” where artists came and taught short art classes. It was there I was introduced to painting watercolor landscapes.
Some time after that vacation during one of our visits to my mom’s house in Big Spring (where I grew up, by the way), my youngest brother was showing us a hobby he had gotten into – Warhammer 40K. My son was intrigued (and evidently so was I, but I wouldn’t admit it at the time).
Not long after, my son came to me one evening while I was painting a landscape from a photograph, and he asked me if I would help him paint. I immediately agreed and then he plopped down a space marine on my table. I’ve been painting miniature figures off and on ever since.
Tougher than Space Marines – Sisters of Battle!
I’m super nerdy in that I can’t paint a figure or play a game without a story popping into my head. So, this blog is a place where I can share my love of figure painting, playing games and telling stories.