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Archive for August, 2011

Another Day

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

{{Another re-post.}}   “Mommy? Do you love me?”   I cringe. Not because I hate the question, but because I hate she has to ask it.   I used to ask my mom the same thing, over and over again, every day, and I never received a satisfactory answer. Seems my daughter isn’t either.   […]

Five Social Faux Pas of Yore

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

1. Shucking and jiving in the St. Mary’s school office, laughing with Don Caruso, the popular boy. Fart voluminously, wetly, and lingeringly; endure complete silence.   2. Frolicking at an Indigo Girls concert, mistake friendly lesbian’s threat of “I’m going to kiss you” for “let’s be platonic pals.” Go in for a peck on the […]

Whenever I Call You Friend

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

{{I’m re-posting this because it came up in conversation last night, and it’s always good to revisit the topic of who surrounds you.}}   I’ve had occasion lately to think about friends because I’ve met so many new people since I logged online. Count up the folks I’ve encountered through blogging and Twitter and it’s […]

Keep Writing

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

Ira Glass on Storytelling from David Shiyang Liu on Vimeo.   I found this on Google Plus the other day (credit to original sharer), and it spoke to me like nothing I’ve seen on the craft of writing.   I feel exactly this way: I’m not done “baking” as a writer; there’s so much more […]

Big Birthdays

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

  My dad and I. Do you see the look of terror disguised as happy-go-lucky in our eyes? It’s because big celebrations frighten us. I’m pretty sure it was because my mom was German.   Just thinking how I’m going to be…older than I am now for my upcoming birthday, and how I never properly […]

A Thousand Little Pieces

Sunday, August 21st, 2011

You may have noticed the rash of re-posts lately, which I’m using to fill blog gaps while I do the million things I’m doing. I’ve tried to resist the feeling that I must publish something…worthy. A story, an anecdote, a vlog even. Because you know, that’s what you’re supposed to do to keep your blog […]

High School, In Outfits

Friday, August 19th, 2011

{{This is a re-post.}}   I can’t remember much about the person I was in high school. That teen identity sorta fused with the person I am now (frighteningly similar) and the girl-woman I perceived myself to be during that time. I’m quite sure I came across as goofy, overly earnest, and random. I do […]

Speaking of Hypochondria… (A Re-Post)

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

I’m the kind of person who goes to the doctor and then tries to resolve every single medical concern I’ve had over the year. No matter if I’m at the appointment for gout, I’ll also ask if it’s weird my nose has grown two sizes in six months, what’s up with my butt, why I’m […]

PROMPTuesday Interlude

Tuesday, August 16th, 2011

Enjoy the interlude music:     PROMPTuesday will return in September!  

Your Hypochondriac Child: What Not To Do

Monday, August 15th, 2011

In the interest of full disclosure, it must be known that I’m a raging hypochondriac. There’s no disease I haven’t researched nor suffered from in my mind. I try to keep this mental affliction from my kids, but it’s recently become clear that I’m a little transparent. Also unfortunately, my oldest daughter shares my irrational […]

San Diegans? Help the Kids Korps.

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

Kids Korps USA is taking school supply donations for foster youth and the children of active military, and it’d be real nice if you could help.   Kids Korp, a youth volunteer organization, partnered with Starbucks for its “Fill a Backpack… Feed a Mind” initiative and is asking interested folks to bring any of the […]

France Comes Back

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

  He told me to take a picture with my eyes. Look at the building of stones in front of us, awash in white twinkle upon French onyx sky and let the sight sink in. Absorb it, he said. Don’t look away like most people do, just allow the lines and the edges and the […]

Gullibility Level Orange

Monday, August 8th, 2011

{{I’m telling this again. Because it’s come to my attention that I really need to start saying “no” more often. And this has nothing to do with the Kirby vacuum guy I allowed to stay in my home for 83 hours.}}   I’m the person who believes almost anything. If you tell me a ridiculous […]

BlogHer in Snippets

Monday, August 8th, 2011

Back from BlogHer yesterday afternoon. I am putting my brain and heart back together. There are only memory blasts for today…   The First Night: Overly large suitcase bumping down the stairs. Stiletto heels poking through canvas. Lane-changing drive to the hotel; horns honking, tires squealing, head bopping. Running to dinner in new shoes, wobbling […]

Pine Trees and Potato Bugs, Again

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

{{Lots of changes afoot for me, if I accept them. It’s all made me think about my life. You know, more so than usual…}}   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 […]

PROMPTuesday: Take Your Pick

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

You know? If I went chronological, we’d be on prompt #163 today, which got me thinking: I should post some of the old classics from years gone by.   If you’re looking for a little writing inspiration, check out these PROMPTuesdays from the archives, see if one resonates, and let your brain nosh on it. […]

Mojo, Mojo, Wherefore Art Thou?

Monday, August 1st, 2011

I’m re-posting this because apt, much? Here, again is my step-by-step guide to getting your mojo back:   Go here! No, there!   I said, here!   Jump. Jump harder!   Not that hard!   Think, think, think. Get that brain going! Let the thoughts flow in, flow out.   Too much flow! Stuff going […]