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In which I say good-bye to David Bowie. Rest in peace, Thin White Duke.
Beautiful artwork from the Rolling Stone review of Blackstar I'm really not the type of person that takes celebrity deaths super hard. Generally speaking, I am comfortable with the idea of death and loss, as I don't necessari...
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This record is so heavy.
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A delicious ginger bramble cocktail recipe made with gin, ginger simple syrup, lemon juice and blackberries.
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I've always wanted to go for a scenic train ride of some sort, but I have yet to actually make arrangements. I should really get on that because this looks so much more appealing to me right now than chewing through a giant stack of writing assignments does.
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Just some thoughts I jotted down after contemplating a Facebook meme, of all things.
A Feast for the Eyes - Abraham van Beyeren This morning, this Facebook meme rolled through my feed. It said something to the tune of: "If you want to know what someone fears losing, look at what they photograph." Every once i...
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I wouldn't say it's my only wish, but it's pretty high on the list. 
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Ocean life is directly affected by rising temperatures and changing chemistry – yet these impacts are not being considered by world leaders at the climate talks in Paris. Join Julie Packard and Sylvia Earle, and help get the ocean on the agenda at ‪#‎COP21‬ by signing the ‪#‎OceanForClimate‬ petition. http://mbayaq.co/1Nmythu
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This is so true. Although admittedly, I still get pretty fucking pissed if I drop my ice cream or corn dog on the ground. I guess some things don't get easier with age.
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Yesterday I learned that there is something in the world called a sausage tree. It grows in Africa and looks like it has little salamis hanging in it. (And I guess by "little", I mean they weigh 15 pounds and can kill you if you happen to be standing under one when it falls.)

Too bad they're poisonous. I feel like I need "sausage fruit" in my life. This looks like something you would be able to grow in The Sims, except it would yield actual salamis that aren't poisonous at all, of course.

Sausage Tree (Kigelia): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kigelia
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They have one of these in the Vero Beach Florida Botanical Gardens... they are pretty cool trees...
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So apparently it's National Pizza Day or some shit. (Whatever that means. I'm pretty sure every day is National Pizza Day.) To commemorate, here is a gif of a tiny foodie enjoying a tiny slice.
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I don't actually remember I even have this account usually. I certainly don't post here with any regularity or interact much myself. Yet I'm constantly getting new people adding me to circles and my page has hundreds of thousands of views. 

I also get a lot of unsolicited messages from strange men over hangouts and whatnot that make it obvious why at least some of these people are adding me. That's kind of creepy, honestly. When did Google+ become the new MySpace? Who still acts like that in this day and age? There are whole sites out there for that, you know.
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+goth 1856 I have no problem meeting or interacting with people I don't know. If I did, I wouldn't keep public profiles or blogs. What I have an issue with is being perved on all the time by a bunch of random dudes. 

I'm 40 years old and in a committed relationship. I don't have the time or the patience to deal with a bunch of strange men forcing their lame pick-up lines and unasked for opinions about my looks on me. I could see if my profile were filled with racy pictures of me in skimpy lingerie or something, but it's not. This isn't Tinder, for fuck's sake. 

I'll definitely go through and add anyone who's been weird to the delete circle like you said. I appreciate your help. I don't spend much time on here, so I didn't know you could do that. 
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Part of me really wants to think that this is a sharknado and that at least a few of those particles are sharks. So I'm just gonna go ahead and believe that.
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Freelance Writer / Journalist / Critic
Skills
journalism, copywriting, media reviews, blogging, creative writing, digital mixed media, product development
Employment
  • Cat Olson Writing
    Copywriter and Digital Mixed Media Artist, present
  • More Horror
    Senior Editor and Contributing Writer/Critic, present
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Monterey, CA
Previously
Manchester, CT - Great Falls, MT - Heidelberg, Germany - Aschaffenburg, Germany - Fort Bragg, North Carolina - Fort Ord, California
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Full-time professional writer and creative consultant. Part-time artist, critic, and food slut.
Introduction
I'm a full-time freelance copywriter, critic, and ghostwriter from California. In my free time, I also maintain multiple blogs and social media accounts as a way of expressing myself, recording my life, and connecting with other people. Technically speaking, I also write fiction and poetry, as well as create visual artwork, but I don't have as much time for those things as I'd like these days. 

When I'm not in front of one of my various screens either writing or reading, I'm probably studying something random, cooking, gaming, or simply hanging out with my fiancé (who also just so happens to be my best friend). I'm an excessively curious, introverted, and occasionally outspoken person that appreciates the simple things in life. I'm enjoying the process of exploring my personal story a little bit at a time.
Bragging rights
My life's honestly still pretty average at this point in time, so I don't think I have many bragging rights yet. I've produced a lot of writing, made a lot of art, and had a lot of semi-interesting thoughts. That's really about it. I feel like anything brag-worthy is really still ahead of me, waiting to be accomplished.
Education
  • Monterey Peninsula College
    Fine Arts, 1994 - 1997
  • Monterey High School
    1990 - 1994
  • Colton Middle School
    1987 - 1990
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Female
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Friends, Networking
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In a domestic partnership
Other names
Shannon Bagley (maiden name)
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Thoughts on the Passing of David Bowie
shannonhilsonblog.blogspot.com

Beautiful artwork from the Rolling Stone review of Blackstar I'm really not the type of person that takes celebrity deaths super hard. Gener

What Are the Ideal Matches for Each Zodiac Sign?
shannonhilsonspiritual.blogspot.com

People that happen to be aware of the fact that I'm into astrology always get around to asking me sooner or later about relationships. Howev

On Creative Goals and Their Ghosts
shannonhilsoncreative.blogspot.com

My focus as far as my creative goals has changed so many times over the years. Except the older I get and the more I change, the more I real

This Year's Christmas Duck -- And Duck Chili, Too
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So we are at the beginning of a brand new year. I'm still thinking back fondly on our Christmas duck, something that's become a yearly tradi

"An Apostrophe Is the Difference Between..."
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..."a business that knows its shit and a business that knows it's shit." Put another way, the devil is in the details and paying attention

The Culinary Cat: Bubba Gump Shrimpin' Dippin' Broth
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Sometimes I am just horrible about posting recipes and restaurant adventures in a timely manner. However, better late than never, I suppose!

Our Changing Sky Astrology | Tarot.com
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Discover the astrological meaning of the planets in their position in the sky today.

6 Things Rich People Need to Stop Saying
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All of a sudden, it's like you can't make huge amounts of money without people getting all pissed off about it.

The Cosmic Cat: On Karma and Its Care and Feeding
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On Karma and Its Care and Feeding. I know that many people don't really believe in the concept of karma, but I personally can't reme

The Culinary Cat: Pumpkin-Butternut Lasagna With Italian Sausage
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Pumpkin-Butternut Lasagna With Italian Sausage. Normally Halloween isn't really one of those holidays where I'm sitting there trying

The Creative Cat: At the Threshold of NaNoWriMo 2011
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At the Threshold of NaNoWriMo 2011. As some of you no doubt know and understand, Shannon has been having a lot of trouble giving many fucks

The Creative Cat: When Is It OK to Give Your Art Away for Free?
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I've been doing my art professionally as part of my living for quite a while now and I've been displaying it via online galleries, b

The Creative Cat: Proud Maisie and the Beginning of an Obsession
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I have ridiculously strong memories attached to this piece. I didn't know what it was called then, but when I was still in high school,

The Creative Cat: Off With Your Heads!
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In the interests of wishing you all a happy National Beheading Day, I am pleased and honored to direct your attention to Under the Juniper T

The Culinary Cat: Baked Stuffed Zucchini
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Baked Stuffed Zucchini. I guess it's been a while since I posted an actual recipe for you guys. Plus, I'm always being asked about v

The Culinary Cat: Adventures in Snacking: Wasabi Doritos
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So my mom stumbled across this really cool flavor of Doritos that I've never seen or heard of today. They're wasabi flavored, which

The Culinary Cat: Bitter Feast: A Grizzly Warning to Us Food Critics?
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Offline, I've always been a quiet person who doesn't talk very much or freely offer my input on many things, even when asked directl

The Culinary Cat: Bacon: It's Not a Religion, People
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Bacon: It's Not a Religion, People. So the other day, I think I realized something after reading what had to be the trillionth food-rela

The Cosmic Cat: Mercury Retrograde: Facts and Fallacies
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Mercury Retrograde: Facts and Fallacies. Thankfully we don't have too much further to go until Mercury is no longer retrograde, as he&#3