on March 30, 2010

I knew this young man. When he was in my Advanced Placement class, he was good natured–but highly skeptical about the whole ‘writing an essay every week’ bullshit, and he told me so. He also came by every year afterward to thank me for it because he said it saved his bacon when he went… Read More

More resting…

on March 28, 2010

OKay– I must have totally maxed out my potential to work, because I not only skipped a day blogging, but I completely spaced some other obligations that I committed to this weekend. pbblllbbtttt… who needs ’em! (Okay–I say that? Truth to tell, we all know I’m going to be up at whee-hoo in the morning,… Read More

Guess what I did last night?

on March 26, 2010

Answer? Not a damned thing. It was the weirdest thing–a shipment of books I ordered when I was high (or, well, exhausted) arrived, and I… I… I don’t remember. I think my sposta broke again, because of all the things I was sposta be doing right then, I ended up reading instead. I also ended… Read More

Why I’m Going to Hell (again…)

on March 23, 2010

First of all, thanks to Ji, who gave me a blog award, and that makes me VERY happy! And thanks to Brian for stopping by… I used to have a student named Brian– always makes me wonder! And now, for why I’m going to hell. Three reasons. Reason the first: On Sunday, we went to… Read More

All the guac… (none of the molee)

on March 22, 2010

Much cuteness going on here–some of it is teeth grinding, but some of it really is just damned cute: Last night, I made a big bowl of avocado guacamole, and Squish climbed up on my lap, wanting to know what it was. “Guacamole,” I replied, and Squish looked at it skeptically. “I want some. But… Read More

Good News/Bad News…

on March 20, 2010

Actually, I should say ‘Great News/Expected News’– but it doesn’t make as catchy a title. The Great News is that Making Promises (the sequel to Keeping Promise Rock) has been accepted by Dreamspinner Press and should be out in June. WOOOOOOOOOTTTT!!!! I’m REALLY excited about this–and, of course, angsty. What if it’s not as good?… Read More

Mix Tapes

on March 17, 2010

Okay–it has come to my attention that I know just enough about technology to enmesh and enmire myself in some rather odd circumstances. We all know that I love my iPod more and better than any computer geek could love his engorged PC with phallic RAM, but what you may not know is that I’m… Read More


on March 16, 2010

Okay– so not the best of days. Mate has decided to adopt a video fitness regimen. Not to be left behind, I told him I’d do it with him. For one thing, given the male metabolism, he’ll probably do it for a week and turn into Mr. Universe, whereas I could probably do it balls… Read More


on March 14, 2010

Okay–so I outlined that insane writing schedule in the last blog feeling a twenty lb. weight on my chest. Yes–it’s a bit of pressure to put on yourself, and I could feel that in my bones. I also had another twenty pounds from the worry that my attempt to combine my Green’s Hill novellas and… Read More

LOL indeed….

on March 12, 2010

Chicken is on a school field trip to go look at colleges (which we will never be able to afford, but that’s another story…) Anyway, she was texting her dad the other night (because mom’s phone hasn’t seen daylight nor charger in months!) and the following conversation happened. Chicken: Someone stole my camera. Dad: That… Read More