Yet Another Thing to Blame FB for…

on September 27, 2014

Okay– so FB is doing this new timesuck thing… they’ve got celebrity lists, with things like, “Nine Power Couples that Can’t be Beat!” or “15 Fashion Disasters These Celebs Wish They’d Seen Coming”– and they’re addictive. I can’t read the mean ones– I refuse to click a link that says, “8 Celebs that didn’t lose… Read More

Happy Birthday Chicken

on September 24, 2014

Happy Birthday Chicken— This is the first birthday you’ve had in which you’ve actually not been home.  In fact, this is the first birthday of any of my children in which I haven’t been able to see my child on his or her birthday.  I know I’ll see you Friday, but I do detect a… Read More

How to Get to 8 p.m. Without Even Trying

on September 21, 2014

1.  Sleep in until 9. 2.  Wander into the kitchen and putter around on the computer without actually doing anything useful. 3.  At 10:30, jump feet first into a social media brouhaha in a burst of temper that threatens to take over your day. 4.  At twelve o’clock walk away to shower. 5.  At one… Read More

… and I just happened to notice…

on September 19, 2014

So, I had just gotten into the car to drive home from Yaoi-Con on Sunday night, and I just happened to notice… … That I’d been wearing my shoes for twelve hours.  Now these are really comfy shoes, but no shoes should be worn for twelve hours, and a little irritation on the top of… Read More

A Place We Can Be Ourselves

on September 15, 2014

I love Yaoi-Con.  Unequivocally, and without reservation. This was my fourth YC– and the first one was literally weeks after I’d been pulled out of my classroom.  In fact, it was one of the things that kept me from just falling apart.  It was my first convention with Dreamspinner Press, and I had to tell… Read More

A Short Mental Monologue of What Goes on in My Head Before I Leave on a Trip…

on September 12, 2014

Getting up at six-thirty, taking a shower, checking my e-mail SQUIRREL Did I remember to pack the haven’t checked my e-mail! electronics bag?  No.  Didn’t remember to pack the electronic’s bag because I Okay, dressed, hair up, doing make-up, good, never do make-up SQUIRREL Squish, I need to do your hair!  Good, hair done, nice… Read More


on September 8, 2014

So, Thursday was all about getting home and unpacking, and the last three days have been a combination of playing catchup with the work on my desk, getting moar work on my desk, unpacking, and trying really hard to get ready for Yaoi-Con next week. The last time I was so far behind in this… Read More


on September 4, 2014

 Okay– I admit it.  As a parent, my ethics regarding my children’s attendance at school are, at best… Slippery. See… When Chicken was in middle school, I took her out of school during Valentine’s Day, because for her, it was an emotional bloodbath and I’d rather have her come to school with me. When my… Read More

*kermit flail Monday* September

on September 1, 2014

Okay– I confess– I’ve got but one Monday book to *flail* about– but it’s been a bit of a busy week.  So I’m going to pimp the book (it’s a good one!) and pimp a cause and reveal the new cover for Black John and then I’m going to run away.  We’re out of town… Read More