The World Wide Web in an amazing source, a vast cyber collection of facts and information, like some virtual library. You can research certain subjects online. Google images. Plus glean from a computer's "knowledge", whether or not it stands as truth. Or fabrications. And, for me, the Internet can serve as one colossal distraction during Writer's Block!! Which is a positive thing. Trust me!! Because I have Attention Deficit Disorder. Sometimes, allowing my mind to wander amok, like an energetic little boy, actually helps produce thoughts!! It gets those "brain juices" flowing!! Last week, I was dealing with an extreme case of Writer's Block. The clock ticked away, time sped by like some 95-miles-per-hour fastball, and words stubbornly refused to enter my thoughts. Sigh.... So, I "fooled around" online!! There went my mind, wandering as though it literally developed legs like some tadpole!! After seeing "The Avengers" twice--yes, twice!!--in a local movie theater, I was, once again, enchanted by Robert Downey Jr. and Tony Stark. So, I rediscovered this neat, resourceful Web site. It was a train of motives on my behalf, linked together like some Elementary School paper chain. "The Avengers" lead to Iron Man, which, of course, ended with Robert Downey Jr.!! Sweet!! Meanwhile, the clock kept ticking, midnight lurking, and I was feeling exhausted by the minute. I experienced a fleeting surge of energy, however, when my drooping eyes stumbled across this quote: "I know very little about acting. I'm just an incredibly gifted faker."~Robert Downey Jr. When I read that, I wanted so badly to laugh. Loudly. But, alas, the entire house was sound asleep!! Including Rose, who lay dutifully curled up on her comically-sized dog pillow!! Good girl.... So, I gently slapped my lips with one hand and held it all in!! "I know very little about acting. I'm just an incredibly gifted faker."~Robert Downey Jr. Is there not a touch of irony in that quote? Seriously? Robert Downey Jr. is, according to this Web site, "one of the most respected actors in Hollywood"!! Wow.... Unfortunately, this quote is undated. I have no clue when Robert Downey Jr. said it!! Was he a young 20-something, wandering California, trying to make his living in critical Hollywood? I do not know. Was he under the influence of drugs and alcohol when those words were spoken? Probably not. Was this quote said sarcastically, and meant as some joke? Most likely!! Come to think of it, we are all "incredibly gifted fakers". Correct? I write. A lot. My favorite subject in Home School was anything that involved words!! I even took this private video writing class as a kid!! But today, I never follow our teacher's rules. No. I break them and make my own!! Why? Because I am a rebel!! The same "incredibly gifted faker" aspect also applies, to me, for being Rose's Mama!! Because honestly. I have been doing this "dog thing" for some time now, well over ten years. I am not a rookie anymore!! I ought to know what I'm doing by now.... Right? Yeah, you would think!! Yet, Rose is constantly reminding me, every second of the day, that I am still learning, continuously growing, and ever maturing!! I'm an expert. But I am not. I know what I'm doing, and can offer advice to fellow dog owners, like retired Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling could for other hurlers. Yet, following Curt Schilling's career's final three years, I found myself astounded by an observation that even he was still learning, continuously growing, and ever maturing with his talent!! Truly.... And so I am deeply humbled by the thought that, as both a writer, and Rose's Mama, "I'm just an incredibly gifted faker"!! Deeply humbled.