Art Begets Art

on September 29, 2011

Okay, I’ve said this forever.  And ever and ever.  And it seems like the simplest of ideas, but very often our politicians or our education systems or whatever don’t get it.  But it’s true.  Our art is what is remembered, and Art Begets Art. I loved being the docent for the Kindergarten and the 3rd… Read More

Uhm, yeah… I don’t know where to go with that…

on September 27, 2011

Okay… Squish was home sick yesterday which was… awkward. She’s apparently accustomed herself to the breakneck cosmopolitan pace of Kindergarten and the simple pleasure of sitting on Mom’s lap was reduced to a clingy, whiny mopefest of how bored she was–at the same time she could barely move without seal-coughing loud enough to attract big… Read More

Happy Birthday, Chicken

on September 25, 2011

On Chicken’s 17th Birthday we… 1.  Picked up her gifrickinnormous birthday cookie 2.  Dropped her brother off at the Sac Horror Con 3.  Went to a soccer game where her team had no subs 4.  Watched Chicken almost score twice and walk off a sprained ankle– no subs, remember? 5.  Sang happy birthday to her… Read More

Bullet Points

on September 24, 2011

Someone told me that bullet points were the best invention of the eighties–I’ll take their word for it, but I do have to admit they come in handy, especially when there is all sorts of random information someone has to share.  To wit: *  Squish has actually PLAYED soccer for her last few practices.  Mostly… Read More

A Brief Meditation on Messy

on September 22, 2011

I went to Squish and Zoomboy’s Back To School night tonight–I covered both kids because Mate was doing soccer pictures as Coach.  I spoke briefly to both of Zoomboy’s teachers–I mentioned his open 504, and that if he happens to miss his meds, they’ll know it, but that he very much wants to do well…. Read More

Further on Up the Road

on September 19, 2011

Two wheels, will travel! We were on our way to drop Big T off at my parents on Sunday, when we we saw this weird and ingenious contraption.  Look at that!  It’s a motorcycle with a bicycle rack!  Apparently, if it’s got two wheels, this guy is obsessed!  We thought it was awesome–and let me… Read More

Saturday Snark

on September 17, 2011

Okay, my friend Marie Sexton who has this whole blog-promotion thing down WAY better than I ever will, has this thing called Saturday Snark, where you post your characters saying something snarky.  I figure my characters have snark to spare, so I thought I’d participate.  Patrick and Whiskey have been making a lot of friends recently, so… Read More

On Being a Superhero

on September 16, 2011

Okay, so I’m in the middle of changing Super Sock Man  from a short story to a novella, and I realized that part of the story hinges upon the idea of being a superhero. Donnie puts on the socks (still under construction, by the way)  and feels like a confident, sexy, superhero, and, well, in the… Read More

Kids and etc…

on September 13, 2011

So the other morning, Mate’s dad called to update us on his health (a little skeery, but okay for the moment) and Zoomboy came into the kitchen.  Mate’s dad hasn’t seen Zoomboy since… well… four years ago?  Five.  No, it was five.  We’ve got the picture to prove it. Anyway, I asked him if he… Read More

Soccer Saturday, and Why I Didn’t Kill Anyone

on September 11, 2011

So yesterday was a soccer day– and it was MISERABLE.  Temperature in the 100’ds, humid, air quality for shit–just gross.  So when I got back from taking Chicken to her two ref jobs, I was not surprised to see everybody in shorts going to Zoomboy’s game.  (Chicken had a game in an hour too–we had… Read More