Shit I Will Never Understand

on November 29, 2010

(Forgive the promotional picture for Christmas With Danny Fit– it comes out on Wednesday, and I’ll chat it up then, because it features a chubby virgin, and I really adore it, and I haven’t talked a lot about it, so I thought I’d just get everyone thinking about it first:-) Anyway… Back to shit I… Read More

Day After

on November 26, 2010

My big kids don’t like to do anything on the DAY AFTER. Seriously– they make BIG plans to sit, play video games, eat leftovers, read, watch whateverthehelltheywant on television, whatever. Unfortunately, the little kids have made no such plans. Is it 48 degrees F. outside? Yeah– they want to go to the park! Yippee! The… Read More

The Blog Post That Wasn’t

on November 24, 2010

Okay– I had a beautiful post–I did. I still do. It was an in depth reflection about when we go out and fight battles and when we stay back and protect the home, and it had a crapload of classical references and movie references and some rock-awesome prose, but, for a lot of reasons, it… Read More

Reflections on To Kill a Mockingbird

on November 23, 2010

Okay–I love this book and this movie. Doesn’t everybody? It does (as most of the pundits say) give you faith in community, and karma, and eventual justice. But watching it tonight, with my children, I was compelled to take a look at the darker side of the movie. I’m not sure why–maybe it was age,… Read More

My Favorite Scorpio

on November 22, 2010

(With apologies to Wendy, Mary, & Chris, who I think would all understand.) My youngest son, Zoomboy, is a scorpio. Scorpios are “intense little creatures” and Zoomboy is a textbook case. He has a laser like concentration–he can focus on a craft project he’s interested in to the exclusion of everything: drafts on the floor,… Read More

Happy B-day Scorpios, and the Trials of Clive

on November 19, 2010

Hammer & Air is out, and I’m thinking that although it’s a leetle too early for things to be conclusive, it’s possible that it doesn’t suck! (I’m nervous– I forgot my usual supplication to the gods… shall we throw in a quickie? Holy Goddess, Merciful God, LET IT NOT SUCK! thankyaverymuchamen!) Anyway, I was looking… Read More

Hammer & Air

on November 16, 2010

Okay, at one point in time, I was asked what my favorite fairy tales were. My response was, “A bunch of ones that no one has heard about!” When asked to clarify, I gave the following list: The Little Goose GirlFelicia and the Pot of PinksThe Three AuntiesThe Story of the Boy Who Knew No… Read More

In my brain with a fisheye lens…

on November 15, 2010

‘kay… tomorrow is Zoomboy’s b-day, but all the pictures of cake & ice cream at grandmas are on Mate’s phone, and the Six-Foot Rat nightmare is next week, so I’m going to do something different today. I’ve got a new release on Wednesday (so you can expect a book cover up on the top for… Read More

Batshit, bugshit and crazysauce

on November 13, 2010

(Thanks, Chris, for the big ol’ link to the sleeping animals. I have now resorted to putting this up on my blog, and I am almost ashamed at how sweet it is. And now Chicken wants a rat. Dammit!) Okay–I may have mentioned that the woman who brought Steve in to give her away as… Read More

Me, and then some more me, and, uhm…

on November 10, 2010

So I scored a huge-ish interview and I thought I’d share. It’s funny how people can get such an interesting impression from interviews–I don’t feel like a whirlwind at ALL. In fact, when I plop my big ass down on the stuffed chair, I gotta tell y’all, I feel more like an earthquake! (I may… Read More