I’m a Random Chick. You probably wouldn’t notice me if we ran into each other out and about, or at a Starbucks. I do have a real name, which I’ve had all my life: Dana Leipold. Well, I haven’t had that last name all my life because it’s The Hubby’s last name. I went back and forth about keeping my maiden name, hyphenating, or adopting my maiden name as my middle name, but I really like my middle name. It’s such a pain to change your name on your credit cards, your Social Security card, and your driver’s license. Wait…what was I talking about? Oh yea.

I’m a writer, a woman, a wife, a mother, and a member of an insane society…in that order, too.

I bet you’re thinking:

I Would Like to Know More About This Random Chick. Like, What Does She Do?

I used to work for the Man writing marketing stuff until he booted me out when he consolidated his empire. Then I got a job at Salesforce.com writing for their web site, which was cool. Then the economy took a nose dive and they…cut…ummm, well let’s just say they told me not to show up any more so they could save money. Now, I’m a freelance copy writer for software companies that are willing to pay me to write their marketing materials in plain English so real people can actually understand it.

At this point, you’re probably asking yourself:

Who cares? Why Am I Here Anyway?

Well, if you like to laugh. Read on. If not, please go work with some spreadsheets because you probably do that for fun.

I’m an aspiring humor writer in between paid work, cleaning the house, raising two children, maintaining a marriage, paying bills, eating, sleeping, etc. I have self-published a book of poems entitled, Stupid Poetry: Volume I and I write a weekly column for Castro Valley Patch where I ponder about life and other absurdities.

I’m always on the look out for opportunities to write about silly things because if I didn’t my head would explode. Here are some things I’ve written that have been published on the Internet, some are not even on my blog:

The Music Plays On and On and On
How To Write Awesome Blog Posts Without Losing Your Mind

Now you’re probably thinking:

Okay, That Was Kind of Interesting…You Got Anything Else?

I am a back up singer in a band (but since we’re getting old we don’t do as many gigs as we used to…*sigh*) and we performed at the Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame. So there.