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Archive for March, 2009

Wading in the Morass

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

Here’s the thing about my purse: there is not just one thing.   I could not sooner pull one item out of there then I could yank a rabbit out my ass. Stuff gets stuck together: socks intermingle with soy sauce packets, paperclips cling to handmade business cards by men (man) who ask(s) me out, […]

PROMPTuesday #49: Pieces of Me

Monday, March 30th, 2009

  Hi-ho! Good to be here. Of course, my eyes water and the head swims from over-editing of businessy documents and such like, but I think I will survive with the creative salvation that is PROMPTuesday.   So, this week, let’s look in our purses and billfolds, poppets. Pull something out. Tell a story about […]

Like The Weather

Friday, March 27th, 2009

I’m bogged down with 540,903 pages to edit before 5PM, so this will be quick.   Here’s a picture of me and my dad. He wasn’t allowed in the delivery room. I wish we still had that couch.     Here’s a picture of my mom and dad at their wedding shower. He’d just said […]

I’m Pretty Sure This is Good Advice

Monday, March 23rd, 2009

UPDATED: She said yes!     This man has no idea. Poor sap.   After eight years, I think I’ve managed to distill my marriage advice (ha ha ha ha ha! those three words sound funny together!) into one sentence:   “Be willing.”   Be willing to work. To make things better when they’re not […]

PROMPTuesday #48: L-O-V-E

Monday, March 23rd, 2009

UPDATED: If you left a link in the comments, consider leaving it here too, and participate in an online wedding proposal event!   This is a special one. Someone I dearly like a lot is going to get engaged soon — she just doesn’t know it yet. To celebrate, this PROMPTuesday is all about love. […]

Just Shut Up Already

Saturday, March 21st, 2009

I’d always suspected I was wordy, but never more so than after I had a kid. The Rock tried to tell me, colleagues tried to tell me, my family tried to tell me, but it’s the innocence of a child that finally got through to my wordy brain.   But first: some background. Anytime The […]

Out on the Town

Thursday, March 19th, 2009

Last week, before I started my anti-depressant and took the mental rocks out of my backpack (Thanks Jenn for the analogy), my best friend came for a visit from Chicago.   I can’t tell you the load of good it did me to talk to someone who’s known me for over 20 years and says […]

Well, Hello There Not Crying All the Time

Thursday, March 19th, 2009

So an update. I’ve taken my meds (Celexa) since Monday. And because I’m still me, I’ve only taken half the pill to monitor any errant side effects, but I will take the full pill (20mg) soon. Still, I’ve found that I’m not feeling so much like sitting in a corner shooing my family away like […]

Best Friend Salve: Apply Liberally

Wednesday, March 18th, 2009

  Had to go all Wordless Wednesday on you…but I’m coming BACK with my regularly scheduled drivel shortly.   Thanks for all the kind thoughts and emails and support and loveyness.  

PROMPTuesday #47: The Triumvirate

Monday, March 16th, 2009

Hi, and things have been hard. I’m waiting for my universe to right itself again. Or rather, I’m working to right it again, but meanwhile, I’m popping in with a PROMPTuesday.   Because gah, I’m sick of thinking about myself.   This week’s writer’s helper comes from Toasted Cheese, a website for writers founded and […]


Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

“How does it feel?”   I wish he’d ask.   Because it feels like staring out a smudged window and no matter how much you lick your finger and wipe, you can’t see out.   It’s like sitting in a corner and not because you have to.   It’s the heat behind your eyes and […]

PROMPTuesday #46: Humility

Monday, March 9th, 2009

(Amazingly beautiful photo from Chad Pollpeter)   I’ve got something to tell you…and will write it here tomorrow or soon after, but the gist is humility. So in honor of humbling myself today to (please God) be better, I’m adopting the theme for this week’s PROMPTuesday.   Here it is: Write a story about when […]

Bake Deliciously and Carry a Big Purse

Sunday, March 8th, 2009

One day, at a job I grew to hate because the executive director was replaced by an incompetent woman who wore too-small stilettos and carried teeny tiny purses (I don’t trust woman who carry teeny tiny purses every day — it’s unnatural), I did something decidedly San Diego Momma-like, before there ever was such a […]

Me, Me, Me, Me, Me, Me ME!

Friday, March 6th, 2009

These are some posts about me. This should have been up last week but see, I didn’t post this in time to win a $250 Target gift card, so I’m putting it up anyway to fart in the face of my inability to differentiate between 10:30PM EST and 10:30PM PST.   Now I’ll never be […]

Virtual Tummy Tuck

Friday, March 6th, 2009

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Oh Fine…

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

I’m just gonna write, despite crippling “I suck today” ethers circulating about my person. By the way, did you notice I didn’t do this week’s PROMPT? Despite private email exchanges with Cheri urging her to stop being a pansy ass, I myself pansy assed out. Still, I’ll do it. Really, I will. But am I […]

PROMPTuesday #45: You’re Published!

Monday, March 2nd, 2009

  So I’ve revived my manuscript-in-progress, quite surprised to find I’m further along than I thought. Plus, I’ve corralled the journals, scraps, and napkins that link my plot like a cotton candy locomotive, and I’m incorporating the airy tufts, making them real. Best of all, I started to muse again. Gosh darn, I love this […]

Are You in the Mood for Hysterics?

Sunday, March 1st, 2009

You’ve GOT to click here and check out Jessica Bern’s hilarious webisodes. They’re Larry David, Ellen-before-the-talk-show, and your best sassy friend all rolled up into one. Seriously. No. Not seriously. Hilariously. I promise.