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Archive for July, 2009


Wednesday, July 29th, 2009

  My brother’s almost-wife and my brother.   So I leave for New York City first thing tomorrow. Please send happy hippy safe trip vibes. I’ll be a better blog friend in August. ‘Cuz you know, the family is getting settled and hopefully, my flying phobia will be behind me.   To keep my mind […]

PROMPTuesday #66: Love, Me

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009

Once in my early 20s, a cheating buttwad of a boyfriend lent me his grey Toyota Tercel hatchback. I drove it from Los Angeles to my family’s home in San Diego and planned to meet him there because he was a marine and often stayed at my mom and dad’s place between his Camp Pendleton […]

The Gospel

Monday, July 27th, 2009

“I’ve got a pit in my stomach.”   I nodded because I did too, but hadn’t said it aloud.   “It feels so isolated and quiet! Where is everybody?”   I didn’t answer. I’d been thinking the same things, but we made the move and now the best must be made of it.   We […]

PROMPTuesday #65: Come Here and You Will Know What to Do

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

Three words today:   Ancient, visionary, coma   Extra bonus points: Incorporate words into a dream sequence.   Please post your submission in the comments OR post in your blog and leave a link to your blog in the comments.   And also — First time to PROMPTuesday? Welcome! Read a bit about this weekly […]

Pine Trees and Potato Bugs

Monday, July 20th, 2009

For the first 10 years of my life, my family moved annually. My dad was a video game salesman in the early days when Space Invaders and Asteroids ruled the arcade, and business was flush. In the ’70s and early ’80s, video game companies sprung up like weeds, only to die much quicker, usually in […]


Thursday, July 16th, 2009

I’ve been dying to write something. You know, wax eloquent on the suburbs (we’re still moving! taking little bits out all week with big exodus scheduled for this Saturday! also, I thought crickets were extinct?), expound on how I make my friend, Michelle N. sad because I self deprecate too much (leaving me to wonder […]

PROMPTuesday #64: Eeeeeevvvvvviiiilllll

Monday, July 13th, 2009

Lately, I’ve found my pockmarked brain really enjoying children’s programming. (Except for Yo Gabba Gabba. Do not watch Yo Gabba Gabba. My friend, Island Girl, is right when she says that show is like a kid rave.) That, and Kidz Bop, are why all our children are making out in second grade bathrooms.   At […]

An Update to the Update, Which was Itself an Updated Update

Thursday, July 9th, 2009

Hello, my friends.   Guess what?   I’m on a cliff right now. Hanging by my fingernails. But it’s so exhilarating up here! The wind is very refreshing and you should see the view!   Goodness, how I inappropriately love my stupid metaphors.   OK really, here’s the thing. I’m so busy (I edited yesterday […]

PROMPTuesday #63: Looking Back

Tuesday, July 7th, 2009

Hi, it’s me. No, don’t worry. I’m fine. It’s just there’s so many holes to patch (oh, metaphor), and paints to brush, and cartons to pack, and whines to have, and frozen dinners to artificially warm that make me feel like less of a mom.   What? When will I ever not have an issue […]

Guys and Gals?

Tuesday, July 7th, 2009

…Can we do PROMPTWEDNESDAY instead this week?   I’ll make it up to you. The prompt will be up tonight.   Thanks in advance for your understanding and gentle, tolerant natures.  

PROMPTuesday Interruptus Maximus

Tuesday, July 7th, 2009

Stay tuned! PROMPTuesday is coming! However, due to an unprecedented show of packing and inner strength, my fingertippal region is sore and needs a brief refreshment period.   PROMPTuesday will be up this afternoon.   And guess what? The Rock repacked all the boxes I so diligently populated yesterday. Something about not good use of […]

Let’s Go Fluffy

Friday, July 3rd, 2009

Because I’m sick of my existential self and emotionality AND needing to write about feelings every godforsaken second, let’s go superficial instead.   What do you say? I think fluff could be fun and I’m real good at it.   So as you may know, I will be attending my brother’s wedding in Manhattan in […]

All A Twitter

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

{{Two nights ago… (– or, three? Last night?) …I sat on the couch with The Rock, watching Kathy Griffin’s Life on The D List. We were laughing. Laughing hard. Then I did this thing where I laugh so much I kinda cry. Except it was a real cry. A burst of unexpected angst and unfounded […]