cookie on a payphoneI was born in Mobile, Alabama in 1962.  When I was growing up, my family moved around because my father was advancing in his career.  I went to 4 different schools and lived in 5  different houses in my 3rd and 4th Grade year.  We also moved in my 9th Grade year when I was 14.  I learned to fit in wherever I went, or I accepted it when I did not.  My therapist says I’m adaptable.  I learned to entertain myself by performing in my room in front of my mirror and dreaming about my future.  I enjoy meeting new people and experiencing life through my quirky lens.  I have an English/Applied Communications degree.  I’m a humorist because I’m not good at science and I’m a recovering alcoholic who likes to entertain or inspire.  

My blog is a swizzle stick stirring information, inspiration, and a little sass.  As my friend Bonnie says, “When you are living a sober life this is all you can swizzle.”  I hope you enjoy my concoctions.  Cookie Stoner

(You can also check out my more personal blog http://www.cookiestoner.com which details my journey with alcoholism.)