Rage Against the Machine

on September 12, 2018

So here I am, doing great on the fiction part of our program, but with nothing to talk about. I mean, Ambrosia and Idris visited, bringing baby Ellie with them, and she’s getting SO BIG, and the sweater will look ADORABLE on her, and it was a lovely visit–but, like a dork, I got no… Read More

Monday Monday

on September 11, 2018

And today we established… That extra Del Taco brought inside and set on the stove counts as dinner if mom’s still napping when dad gets home from work. That my eldest daughter, Chicken, believes Geoffie is marginally cuter as her hair grows out in front of her face, but that A. This establishes her identity… Read More


on September 10, 2018

Okay– So on Saturday morning, we were all getting ready for Squish’s soccer game. And she suddenly started yelling at the dog. “Gibbs! Gibbs! What the hell are you doing down there under mom’s feet! She’s on the toilet, Gibbs! You’re such a weirdo!” So while I’m still going, “You’re in my bathroom why?” she… Read More

In Which the Damned Dog Makes Me Look Bad…

on September 7, 2018

It was bound to happen. See, Geoffie is a bad dog. I mean, I love her, but she barks at everything, doesn’t listen, and you have to call her like you’re summoning Beetlejuice. “Geoffie Geoffie Geoffie!”  You only say it once, she doesn’t appear. Anyway… So we were walking at the park, and we met… Read More

Was that your Auntie?

on September 6, 2018

So, tonight was the kids’ first night doing pointe dance.  Now Chicken didn’t do pointe dance– she stuck with adult jazz because she was all about soccer. But ZoomBoy REALLY wanted to do pointe class, and Squish didn’t want him going without her and so pointe class it is. It’s 2 1/2 hours of dance… Read More

Kermit Flail– Mystery and Suspense Version!

on September 4, 2018

YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So, I admit, this is a sort of odd Kermit Flail.  I think folks were busy– also, September is sort of an odd time to release a book. It’s like the January of ebook retailers– no “boys of summer” promotions, and the holiday promotions are two months away.  But that means it’s mystery season,… Read More

Rocking the Sweater

on September 3, 2018

First of all, Kermit Flail will be on Tuesday– repeat KERMIT FLAIL WILL BE ON TUESDAY! Yeah, I decided to take Labor Day off– sue me! So, for those of you who didn’t see it on Twitter or FB, this is ZoomBoy in his sweater. (You may recognize this sweater as the thing the dog… Read More


on September 1, 2018

Okay, so Guest Dog Gibbs likes to sleep on me while I knit. I knew that. But I kept waking up in the morning and finding the sweater I’m crocheting for ZoomBoy on the ground. “What in the fuck? Why? I don’t understand!” So, tonight, I got up to go get some water and the… Read More