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Archive for October, 2009

You Won’t Regret It

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

Have you read The Book Thief yet? I really want you to.   First of all, it’s epic. Second of all, it’s told from Death’s point of view. Third of all, it’s historical fiction set during the Holocaust. Fourthly, the writing is unique and raw. Also charming, just not in the expected places. Fifth and [...]



PROMPTuesday #79: The Story Starter

Monday, October 26th, 2009

Here we go! This week, use the below in your first paragraph somewhere:   “You’re not going to win you know.” She couldn’t look at him when she said it.   “Maybe not. But I take heart in knowing that neither one of us will be the same when it’s all over.” He pushed the [...]



Check it Out

Monday, October 26th, 2009

FYI! I’m amending my PR policies, the ones that exist solely in my head and often change without due notice, as follows.   I will engage in a PR relationship with a PR person in a PR-y way if:   1) There is cheese.   2) The product/service reminds me of when I was young [...]



Last I’ll Say on the Subject

Monday, October 26th, 2009

So the swine flu.   I’ve observed for myself and heard from other moms that in many cases, pediatricians are not testing for H1N1 in their patients with flu symptoms.   When Toots went to the doctor last Monday with fever and arguable fluey stuff going on, my pediatrician, whom I respect and trust, told [...]



Colors of Fall

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

…As Etsy sees it.



Literary Journal ReDux

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

Toasted Cheese’s fall edition. So much greatness here.



New Favorite

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

I can’t get enough of this song.



The Day After the Day After

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

  Toots’s cure for the flu. It’s important that the green cylinder be placed ONLY on the left foot, second piggy from the big toe. Also, the plastic eyeball MUST be affixed firmly to the left shin. Not the knee. The shin. Furthermore, be sure to use only pink and orange Bendaroos for the criss-cross. [...]



Cure for the Swine Flu Blues

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

…Find out that it’s “probably” NOT the swine flu as the pediatrician initially speculated. Learn that it’s “probably” just a virus. Dedicate rest of life to the abolition of the word “probably.”   As a secondary life mission, decide to insist on stuff like swine flu tests because assertive people have more peace of mind. [...]



PROMPTuesday #78: The Secret Cave

Monday, October 19th, 2009

So today my pediatrician says, “Influenza,” and I say, “Are you thinking H1N1?” and he says, “I AM thinking H1N1 because it is the only strain out there right now,” and I say, “But H1N1 isn’t supposed to be real…it’s supposed to be a construct of my imagination that slowly drives me insane until April,” [...]



Strands

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

First she asks how Johnny Appleseed died, then Christopher Columbus. Eager to encourage her learning, even if it is morbid, we look up the details. Appleseed gave in to pneumonia at age 72; Columbus suffered a heart attack at 55. She’s not satisfied. What is pneumonia, she inquires. How does a heart ‘attack’ you?   [...]



PROMPTuesday #77: Keeping the Towel

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

Today, write about a time you almost gave up on something, but didn’t.   Please post your submission in the comments OR post in your blog and leave a link to your blog in the comments.   First time to PROMPTuesday? Read a bit about it here. Want to see what’s been written in the [...]



Disney Tips for the Serious-Minded

Thursday, October 8th, 2009

As a blogger you all look up to for travel tips and theme park reviews, I thought I’d take this time to outline a few “Do’s and Don’ts” for Disneyland.   Also, since I visited both California Adventure and Disneyland last weekend, I feel I am eminently qualified to offer my opinions on how you [...]



Boobabooblooza

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

If you live in San Diego and want to hang out while raising money for breast cancer research, won’t you consider joining me here? Let me know if you will be there, so I can look for your boobs.



PROMPTuesday #76: Waz Up In There?

Tuesday, October 6th, 2009

It’s story time!   Today’s PROMPT is:   A new maid comes to your home to clean, and as you’re about to leave to run an errand, you find her to say you’ll be right back, but instead of dusting, you see her in your bathroom rifling through your medicine cabinet. Tell the rest of [...]



I LOVE this Newsletter

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

Scroll down a bit for the How To Class Up Your Halloween Party article.