They’re home!!!

on July 30, 2013

Can you see them in the picture?  Clean and chilling in the rubble?  *happy sigh*  It’s where they belong. My children are home from their camping trip, and I’m glad!  I was about to raise the flag of surrender on all of that childless fun–I shit you not! Anyway, I’m so glad to have them… Read More

Meditation on Movies and Expectations

on July 27, 2013

Okay– so the kids are gone, right? Off in the wilds with my parents, where I will worry about them appropriately until they return, and fret about the fact that, seriously, we haven’t done a whole lot with them this summer and I feel HELLA FRICKIN’ GUILTY. But in the meantime, gone they are, and… Read More

Left on St. Truth-be-Well

on July 23, 2013

— or how a terrible experience makes for a fun story. Okay– so a couple of months ago, I wrote THIS POST.  In this post I talk about being sent to stay in a nameless hotel in a sleepy seaside town that we shall from here on out call St. Aubrey’s.  Shannon, DSP’s girl-Friday-genius was… Read More

I’m alive I’m alive!

on July 22, 2013

RWA was– well, it was a really big pond and I was a little tiny fish struggling desperately to grow, mostly.  It was lovely–and a little terrifying, and I’d even say it was humbling, except I went expecting to be humbled, and then was a little surprised to see how much I actually knew and… Read More

Everything’s Peachy Here!

on July 19, 2013

Hi all– RWA is sort of amazing.  I sat in on a panel with Kristan Higgins, Jill Shalvis, and Robyn Carr today, and thought, “Uh-huh.  Yeah.  I asked them that question, oh yes I did!” And then someone recognized me from standing up and asking that question, and she fangirled me. I wanted to hug… Read More

Sorry! Got too busy writing to write!

on July 15, 2013

Things to do today: *  Go get my eyes examined by Lenscrafters because they offer free eye exams with a pair of glasses and I can never remember to call Kaiser. *  Put the iPod in the car because I ordered a fuckton of music (THANK you Pandora!) and I needed to upload it all… Read More

General Tips Through Life

on July 11, 2013

*  I woke up early with Mate the day he went back to work.  We watched part of a movie, he kissed me goodbye, I fell asleep on my new chair again.  When I woke up again, Zoomboy was standing over me– he was wearing his underwear and his bright green squid hat. He said,… Read More

Some Cinnamon, Some Sugar, Some Butter, Some Meat…

on July 9, 2013

Okay– random fun stuff from various places today– *  The dog.  The frickin’ dog.  I look at the dog on the couch,  leave the room, head for another room, pause in the hallway, and when I get to where I’m going?  Yeah– the dog is there.  Waiting for me.  IT’S LIKE I HAVE TWO DOGS!… Read More

Writer’s Prayer

on July 5, 2013

Holy Goddess, Merciful God, I’ve saved to the folder, and Google Docs I’ve sent my buddy the last little bit Please don’t let the computer eat my shit. I’ve burned incense, eaten chocolate too And carefully swept my keyboard of goo I’ve waved an old pen and a wand and a sword Don’t let technology… Read More

They Didn’t Give us Any Dinner!

on July 3, 2013

Okay, so I may have told this story before, but if so, I don’t remember if it was here.  I know I was telling it to a friend of mine today, and she put a spin on it I hadn’t thought of before, and it was an important spin, so I’m going to tell it… Read More