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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.


Deb n Dad


Here’s a picture of my mom and dad at their wedding shower. He’d just said something a) dirty; b) inappropriate! or c) dirtily inappropriate.


Now what did he say?


Here’s something I wrote about rain:


It’s my favorite brand of rain tonight: gutsy, fierce and ghoulish.


The kind of rain that begins historical dramas with bonneted girls and boys snug in bed within a stone manor, where a fire blazes against a black cast iron soup pot while outside a lone darkish silhouette trudges up a wind-whipped, tree-lined pathway, travelling wearily and soon to fall prey to a headless horseman, man-wolf or Jack the Ripper attack, after which his head, limbs, or heart rolls soundlessly down the cobbled walkway to bump gently against the manor’s wooden door jamb, only to be morbidly and maybe gushily discovered by the chambermaid sweeping bits of crumb from the hearth outside.


Here’s a poem:


I remember you, pacing the corner

in all your rumple


Fingers corkscrewed in your hair

like a lure in a fish


Mouthing the fervent soundtrack

to a movie in your head


Come out of the corner

to stand with me here


The movie will be over

and you haven’t seen a thing


Sorry. I know — why didn’t I just shoot you?


On March 27th, 2009, Steph said:

I had a comment. I really did. Then I got to the photo of your parents, and everything went out of my head because it was replaced with, “Holy shiz. Deb looks like her mama.”

I’m sorry. I’ll try harder next time.

On March 27th, 2009, Blognut said:

You are so cute, Deb. Really.

On March 27th, 2009, stoneskin said:

I can’t say anything apart from…

Nice Couch

On March 27th, 2009, Jenn @ Juggling LIfe said:

It would be awesome if you had that couch–the term for it now is “mid-century chic.”

On March 27th, 2009, Barrie Summy said:

540,903 words to edit!!? You need a break. Wanna meet at the Yellow Book Road tomorrow somewhere between 11:00 and 12:30? Susan Patron’s doing a meet & greet and showing her power point again. Let me know. Very cool to have a Newbery winner in town for one more day. Just let me know….

On March 27th, 2009, Kizz said:

Wow, your mom was incredibly, stylishly beautiful and you look just like her. I love that picture of her and the expression on her face. Thanks for sharing that.

On March 27th, 2009, Midlife Mama said:

Great post! :)

On March 27th, 2009, bejewell said:

Pure awesomeness. ESPECIALLY the couch.

On March 28th, 2009, Chris said:

That couch is great! And you look just like your mother – lucky you. Loved “…my favorite brand of rain…”.

Hope you got through all 540,903 pages. Ugh.

On March 28th, 2009, matteroffactmommy said:

omg, i make that look on your mom’s face too when someone says something off-color or inappropriate! and yeah, you look SO MUCH like her!

hope you made it through the editing! :D

On March 28th, 2009, Da Goddess said:

I wish I had photos of my mom and dad lo those many years ago. I probably do, too, somewhere.

I love that you share these with us. It’s really quite sweet.

Good luck on the work!

On March 28th, 2009, kate said:

that couch? totally retro.

your mom? you look just her.

your mom’s hair? le sigh.

that rain? worthy of an 800 page novel’s first page.

On March 28th, 2009, Anastasia said:

What a great picture of you and your dad! Thanks for sharing the poem too. I like the imagery.

On March 28th, 2009, the mama bird diaries said:

Love those photos. How sweet.

On March 29th, 2009, renee aka mekismom said:

I wrote a comment and it was eaten. Great photos and love the poems. Believe me, my first comment was better but now, I got nothing.

On March 29th, 2009, Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said:

What my wife said.

On March 30th, 2009, ilinap said:

You look just like your mom! I wish you still had that couch and I wish I had your mom’s dress.

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