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Archive for January, 2009

An Oldie, But Dummy

Thursday, January 29th, 2009

This post originally ran in my “other blog,” and I avoided re-reading it for years because a San Diego journalist who obviously had too much time on her hands and felt she had to comment on a blog that had no readers and no direction and wasn’t even newsworthy anyway, happened to review it, and […]

Where I Learned To Be Sweet

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

“It’s time,” my mom announced at the dinner table, and I knew just what she meant. For months, she’d insisted I look for a job and that evening over the phone, her church buddy told her the Jelly Bowl Bakery needed a counter girl. Being 15, I felt sure I’d never get a work permit, […]

PROMPTuesday #40: Phoning It In

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

So tonight I basically asked a man why he was in a wheelchair.* If “basically” were “I did.” And since I’m still toothpicking toenail shards from my teeth, I’m phoning in an easy PROMPTuesday this morning.   This week, tell us about your first job. As I recently twittered, I worked at the Jelly Bowl […]

Swap Mamas!

Monday, January 26th, 2009

My bloggy friend Mommy Pie just unveiled her new social networking site, called Swap Mamas, and I wish I would have thought of it. Basically, if you have baby and kid items you no longer use, you can trade them at Swap Mamas…AND if you find something you CAN use, you get it! She’s got […]

SoCal Bloggers?

Sunday, January 25th, 2009

If you’re in San Diego (or anywhere in SoCal for that matter) and want to meet up socially with a few of us bloggers, e-mail me for deails! We will be meeting for dinner/drinks in the Del Mar area on Friday, January 30 at 6:30PM.  

All For You

Sunday, January 25th, 2009

I would like you to know that in my continued quest to make this blog smell less like ass, I am committed to my new and improved “Shake It Up, Dammit” Project.   And today, what this essentially means is that I am going to Trivia Night at Shakespeare’s Pub, when all I really want […]

PMS: Large and In Charge; An Exegesis in Three Mostly True Parts

Saturday, January 24th, 2009

Part 1: The Prologue (Thursday, Jan. 22, 9PM. I am at a Cocktails in Historic Places event, sitting alone at a table, nursing wine and texting The Rock. Please note that I did not publish his responses, requiring you to use your super powers of deduction to fill in the blanks. Footnote: Rhonda is The […]

Upping the Ante

Thursday, January 22nd, 2009

  I’m worried. Lately, I’ve been feeling uninspired and lame. Also, non-creative. For the past year or so. And it’s as if I can sense my creativity conduits drying up, akin to hardening of the arteries. Fresh synapses refuse to fire and I’m stuck on a track and I can’t even come up with words […]

The Interview

Wednesday, January 21st, 2009

San Diego Momma (SDM): Hi, My Creativity! It’s nice to finally sit down with you. You’re always coming and going.   My Creativity: Yeah, well I hate to be tied down.   SDM: I noticed. So let’s get started! Where were you born?   My Creativity: I was born in the fertile peat of your […]

PROMPTuesday #39: The Interview

Monday, January 19th, 2009

This week, let’s do something fun! And fakeducational! Or loopy! Depending.   My friend Kizz inspired this PROMPTuesday, even busy as she is working her way through all the PROMPTuesdays of yore.   So Kizz’s idea was to do something funny. And THAT came to her as she watched Inside the Actor’s Studio with Ricky […]

Finding the Balance

Monday, January 19th, 2009

I often accuse my husband of not thinking things through. It’s a lame thing to do, because I’m no full-circle thinker, God knows, but I guess it’s easier to point the finger than to look at it wiggling back at you. I tell him he needs to set goals, make plans, move ahead in doing […]

A Bad Apple

Saturday, January 17th, 2009

Macs are supposed to be wonderful, right? So can someone tell me why I’ve spent more on my 18-month-old MacBook Pro than if I’d bought four PCs? And can that same person tell me why my freaking track pad and keyboard are stuck and don’t work for nothin’ and why I’m contorted on my bed […]

Even More “My Awesome Things.” Stop It Some More!

Friday, January 16th, 2009

Shhhh. I’m not supposed to be here. I have reports to edit and copy to write and miles to go before I sleep, miles to go before I sleep. But it’s time for a new Awesome Things installment, and so away we go.   This list comes courtesy of my friend, Cocktail Maven. She has […]

More “My Awesome Things.” Now, Richer and Creamier!

Wednesday, January 14th, 2009

See, this is why I don’t do serieses. I don’t serieses because I’m not serial about it. I let some little distraction, like a backlog of eight 50-page reports to edit, to sidetrack me and screw the whole consecutiveness of my serieses.   But here I am anyway, because thank God I made people I […]

PROMPTuesday #38: My Awesome Things

Monday, January 12th, 2009

So obviously, I’ve veered from my typical PROMPTs these past two weeks. But that’s all part of being creative, right? Departing from the norm? Mixing it up? Puttin’ on the ritz? (I don’t analyze this stuff, folks, I just blog past my bedtime and hope it all makes sense in the morning.)   Either way, […]

My Awesome Things Series

Monday, January 12th, 2009

I’ve long wanted to poll my favorite people and ask them about stuff they like (I apologize for clunky writing. Still a bit under the weather and all.) And then I wanted to post their answers for everyone because you might see something new and cool to try.   So today, I’m starting the “My […]


Friday, January 9th, 2009

There’s all kinds of things wrong here today. There’s the urinary tract infection, and the sinus infection, and the barf infection. The barf infection is particularly loathsome and detrimental to my person. And I’m not even barfing yet.   I meant to write muchly today, and as I made my way to the shower, I […]

I Need A Dristan Drip…And A Cribbie

Thursday, January 8th, 2009

So I learned how to post videos to Vimeo. You fortunate people. So now you get to hear Toots read a bedtime story! May its soft melodious nonsense soothe you to a sweet slumber.   Also, be ye warned: I sound mannish, and say chaste things like “Speak slower so God can hear you.” Because […]

The Wagon

Tuesday, January 6th, 2009

Don’t forget the Children’s Place Gift Card Giveaway!   *************************************************************************************   On July 5, 2007, I decided to quit a lot of crazy things cold turkey. These things included caffeine, sugar, white flour, corn syrup solids, sucrose, fructose, lactose, and whatever the hell else I decided to lump into my insane dietary experiment.   At […]

PROMPTuesday #37: Book Club

Monday, January 5th, 2009

This is a little more unorthodox than my usual PROMPTuesdays, only because I recently saw a list of 101 Things For A Mom Blogger to Write About, and the starter “The Best Book I Ever Read Was…” jumped out at me. Now I know it’s not a fresh topic, nor bawdy nor random, but I […]

It’s Not Easy Being Square

Monday, January 5th, 2009

Don’t forget the Children’s Place Gift Card Giveaway! *************************************************************************************   I’m having a hard time making friends at my daughter’s preschool. Because I tend to be the sort of person who hangs back a bit a first meet, I just can’t integrate into the group. It doesn’t help that I get nervous around “new” people, […]

Another Rock Gift

Saturday, January 3rd, 2009

My husband is aces at picking gifts. He considers the personature of a person, which I guess could also be referred to as “personality,” if you weren’t given to making up words, and selects just the right thing. Sometimes he takes risks, too, and they usually pan out. This was a risk. I don’t typically […]

Can’t Wait to Read

Saturday, January 3rd, 2009

The Rock got me this for Christmas, and I am beside myself with anticipation. Of course, I need to find a minute or a brain cell in order to read, but I’m looking forward to reclaiming my life as a reader. Also, if you haven’t read it yet, I Know This Much is True, also […]

Children’s Place Gift Card — OVER!

Saturday, January 3rd, 2009

The winner is Da Goddess!   How would you like to win a $30 Children’s Place Gift Card?   Just leave a comment here and you are instantly entered. I will select a random winner on January 8 at 5PM.   And just so you know: I really do like the Children’s Place. I’m not […]

Lookie Loos

Saturday, January 3rd, 2009

Oh sigh. There’s nothing to see here. No New Year’s epiphanies, nor advice, nor inspiration, nor anecdotes, nor scintillation even, seeing as I and The Rock fell into a sexless sleep at about 9PM, waking only briefly to the sound of midnight fireworks, too tired and lazy to even mumble “Happy New Year” to each […]