Sooner or Later, Everyone Goes to the Zoo…

on January 20, 2008

(Name that movie, anybody?) Anyway–we went to the zoo today. I love our zoo–lions and tigers and mangabeys, oh my! There were tigers laying on mama, margay’s itching their chins, and chimpanzees throwing pooh–really, everything children need to see to grow up big, strong, and just itching for a summer internship shoveling shit for pennies…. Read More


on January 19, 2008

&^%$$&*Phone system…the call in phone system at school was changed. I spent an hour last night searching my house for my @#$%$#@ PIN number and trying to find the one page on the website that explained how to call in for a @#$%$## sub because, dammit, I felt like crap and I had to enroll… Read More

It started out innocently enough…

on January 16, 2008

It all started with a picture on my whiteboard. I drew a gorge. There was a reason for the picture–I was trying to illustrate how gorge (the ravine) turned into gorge (the gullet) and then meant gorge (to stuff your face until you hurl). That’s not what the picture looked like, though. As my fifth… Read More


on January 16, 2008

We had short people invasion problems last night, and I got no sleep. Seriously–4:00 a.m. and the short people are invading the bed, and all of the wiggling, giggling, and hair pulling that that implies…and around 4:45, everybody gets to sleep, and fifteen minutes later, the Cave Troll squeals in his sleep and unloads a… Read More

In no particular order:

on January 14, 2008

1. I’m done with the galley’s proofing. I managed to correct 39 instances of the word ‘snow-cat’ that was hyphenated when it shouldn’t have been, un-capitalize ‘gift’ unless it was at the beginning of a sentence, and thoroughly convince myself that I suck as a writer and should never be allowed to put thought on… Read More

What I told the Harlot…

on January 12, 2008

I cruised the Harlot’s post on 34 wee tiny leaves last night as I was proofing galleys, and wrote a response that’s at least two blocks past Goofy with a right on Weird: My manuscript sucksMy manuscript bitesIt’s not what I want To be reading tonightBut I have to proof itAnd change where I goofed… Read More

Galley Proofing

on January 11, 2008

Okay–this is a polite way of saying “AUGH! I’m too busy reading my own book to write a proper blog!” The good news is, Mate is going to throw the cover picture up on the web site. (Rocks. Rocks out loud.) And I’m going to read my own book and wonder why anybody else would… Read More

Not It…

on January 9, 2008

First of all, I have done very little today. I had plans…visit my aunt-in-law’s sick mother, do some laundry, write another ten pages, but I woke up with the mother of all headaches, its gotten vaguely better since I woke up but mostly, all I’ve wanted to do has been check the amazon forums (Amy… Read More

Dear Cat Food Company…

on January 7, 2008

So the picture is the ‘Cindy Lou Palm Trees’ picture from a few months back, and other than that… I feel some more letters to imaginary people coming on… Dear Weight Watchers, I don’t mean to criticize, but you people need to stop being so nice to me. I was gone for over four months… Read More