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Archive for February, 2009


Friday, February 27th, 2009

I’ve oft professed my undying love for music. As an angsty adolescent, I laid in bed with earphones every night, my yellow Sony walkman clasped in my hands, listening to the Little River Band’s Help is On the Way or Chicago’s I’ve Been Searching So Long. Way before that, as a new-to-school third-grader, I stuck […]

World Water Week ’09: San Diego Style

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

From March 22-28, 2009, restaurants all over San Diego will charge one dollar to bring you tap water. The good news is that this dollar will provide clean and safe drinking water for a child in Africa for 40 days, which is something I think most of us can afford to do.   If you […]

Dribby Drabs

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

Thanks to all who participated in the Fodder extravaganza! It’s still going, if you’re up for it…Click Here to leave a comment suggesting a post topic. For a list of those who’ve written posts inspired other bloggers, Click Here.   Also, thanks for the PROMPTuesday submissions. I’ll be working on mine a little late, but […]

High School Outfits of Yore

Monday, February 23rd, 2009

[This is my contribution to the blog post tag team. [CLICK HERE FOR A PAGE SHOWING ALL TAG TEAM PARTICIPANTS AND THEIR POSTS.]   Anyway, MommyTime asked that I write about an animal dream or an unsuccessful high school outfit, and for now, I’ve gotta go with the latter because it requires the least effort. […]

Book Club Book

Monday, February 23rd, 2009

This month? It’s Cellist of Sarajevo.

PROMPTuesday #44: Pastiche

Monday, February 23rd, 2009

So I’m putting PROMPTuesday up early this week. For two reasons. One: It’s pretty much done for me with the whole post tag team thing we’ve got going, and Two: I expect to be up all night busily searching boxes for old high school photos of me wearing pajamas to class (un-ironically and intentionally).   […]

The Follow-Up To That Which Did Not Make Sense in the First Place

Sunday, February 22nd, 2009

Great! I’ve drawn you in with a clear, concise title to further explain the labyrinth post I wrote last week.   I think I’m beginning to understand why my husband sighs so heavily when I ask “to talk.”   So look. I’m just going to sum up with quick and clear sentences.   According to […]

Invasion of the Post Snatchers

Sunday, February 22nd, 2009

Here’s a list of posts by bloggers who participated in the mind-blowingly confusing blog carnival I wrote about last week:   Blognut wrote a pitch for a television series.   Cheri @ Blog This Mom! wrote a post describing a typical day in the life of her alternate self in a parallel universe.   G […]


Thursday, February 19th, 2009

Just so you know right off, I love PROMPTuesday. What a supportive little thing we got going there. I adore the new voices and the people writing and the humor and the honesty and the prosetasticness. Still, when it’s not Tuesday, I find myself wondering what to write…and then idea-less, I run off and pen […]

Circle Of Friends

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009

“Come as I am With you I don’t need to pretend You accept all my quirks You’re never afraid to tell me when I’m being a jerk   Thank you thank you thank you again Thank you thank you for being my friend Yes I win everyday That we spend together and I’ve got to […]

PROMPTuesday #43: The Firestarter

Monday, February 16th, 2009

I’m writing this in bed, listening to the occasional rain, trying not to barf all over you. See, somewhere between noon and 1PM, I suddenly and violently came down with a burny stomach/bloody sinus malady, and it’s not been attractive nor amusing.   Still, PROMPTuesday must not suffer. No instead my husband will bear the […]

Toots for President!

Monday, February 16th, 2009

  Happy birthday to my dear little Toots, who turns 5 today. I’ve got so much to say, but I’ll start with:   Oh my Lord, 5 already?! This leaves me precious little time to help you grow into a secure, confident, empathetic, contributing and contented member of society. Wait. Did I say “member of […]

Beneath the Surface

Friday, February 13th, 2009

Other dimensions fascinate me. I admit to believing in the possibility that perhaps we live parallel lives. One of us is on this plane, living according to the decisions we made throughout our life, and our doppelganger is somewhere else entirely, a product of the choices we might have made, but didn’t. Rather, I’m not […]

The Courage Campaign

Friday, February 13th, 2009

Invalidate Prop 8! Please go over to Blog This Mom’s! blog and read about Cheri’s friends. They are one of many, many families and hundreds of reasons why Prop 8 is completely bogus.

Butt, Of Course

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009

  (The man on the right is the reason I think butts are funny.)   Toots: My name is Iliana.   Booger: My name is Iliana.   Toots: I’M Iliana.   Booger: No, I’M Iliana!   Toots: I thought of it first! You didn’t even know Iliana could be a name!   Booger: Yes, I […]

Our Song

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009

This happened so fast, every last bit (it started when?) and now you’re dying, you are dying. A Saturday night and it comes down to this: a cough, rattled breath, and love you don’t hear. We’re next to you, we circle you, we avoid you, we sleep on the floor to be near. Because you […]

PROMPTuesday #42: Remember When?

Monday, February 9th, 2009

Music — such lyrical salve. My cell nuclei thrums to beautiful, raw words set to pounding — or rolling — melody, and my white light positively beams at live shows, where I sit somewhere close to the amplifier, each piece of skin, bone, plasma, pulsing, exploding. I bear witness to a singer’s true face, soul […]

What I Like About You

Monday, February 9th, 2009

Do you have one of those friends who go on and on about something — the same thing — over and over and over until you just want to stick them in a hole and fill it with dirt? Just shovel ‘em over and release them only when they promise to shut up about the […]

Funky Town

Friday, February 6th, 2009

I’ve got a great idea. Not only do I think it’d be an interesting social experiment, but I also believe it’d make a lot of people happy. In fact, that’s my idea’s first purpose: make happier people. My idea’s second purpose(s) are to cure cancer, terrorism, and obesity.   Here’s what I’m thinking: I want […]

Love this Website

Wednesday, February 4th, 2009

Mmm, mmm, THIS is delicious goodness.

What Came Next

Wednesday, February 4th, 2009

It may interest you to know that my period came today. And this is especially riveting because I am happy about it. Happy. Happy! Do you know what that means? My dark descent into depression is reversed. Why, I feel positively alive. And no longer desirous of wading into the San Diego Bay.   Despite […]

PROMPTuesday #41: Mashed Potatoes

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009

This week (all exhausting day-and-a-half of it) has been rife with ups and downs, bumps and glitches, despair and redemption, so I’m making this PROMPTuesday akin to comfort food. That means I’m returning to a traditional prompty set-up, where I issue a situation and a word and you go to writer town. Yes sir, I […]

Am I Alone Here

Monday, February 2nd, 2009

I’ve pretty much resisted writing what I’m about to post, because I don’t want to bring anyone down, but I’ve got to tell you, I’m having a very difficult time. Maybe as some of you know, when you are low, it’s not so easy to blog because you worry about your readers’ reactions or that […]