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Archive for September, 2011

Fashion for the Clueless

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

I understand your confusion, but this is not me. (Photo from here)   Tonight I’m attending the Poppy Boutique grand opening with my friend, Morgan.   And the second I discovered we’d be going together, I emailed her and said, “Hey! You should style me in Poppy Boutique clothes! It’ll be real fun for you!” [...]



Good Movies That Aren’t Blockbusters

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

Re-posting this…because I want a good movie and I’m sick of all the usual suspects…   {After hearing from several people that they’ve seen these movies, I’m going to deny that I’m hopelessly out of touch and instead re-name this post to: Non-Blockbuster Movies That You Might Want to See Again, like Box of Moonlight.) [...]



Poor Math Skills Equals PMS

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

“OK. Count by twos…what’s missing? BLANK 54, 56, 58, BLANK. What’s missing? What NUMBER? What number is MISSING? BLANK, 54, 56, 58, MOTHER EFFING BLANK. It’s not that hard. Fifty-tttttttttttwwwwwwwwoooo. 54, 56, 58, sixxxxxxxxxttttyyyy—- Oh forget IT! You’re all hopeless. Get ready to go to the dumb farm.”   ***************************   “For God’s sakes! What’s [...]



PROMPTuesday #165: It’s Divine

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

Write a letter forgiving someone/some people for something they did. You never have to show it to him/her/it.   But write it anyway.   First time to PROMPTuesday? Read a bit about it here. Want to see what’s been written in the past? Catch up on the PROMPTuesdays archive here.  



Helping the Help

Saturday, September 24th, 2011

I’ve recently been given a project that will take me 22 years to complete, minimum, and it’s due in two weeks. I took the workload on late last month, and according to my math-sucks-butt calculations, I would definitely be able to finish it all by the October 9 deadline. However, using my husband’s constantly-doing-math-in-his-head-JUST-FOR-FUN arithmetic, [...]



PROMPTuesday #164: Reading Club

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

Let’s make it Book Review Day! Here’s one I wrote for The Book Thief awhile ago.   You do one too! Or if you’ve already written one, link it up here.   First time to PROMPTuesday? Read a bit about it here. Want to see what’s been written in the past? Catch up on the [...]



This is for You Writers

Monday, September 19th, 2011

The Writer’s Manifesto from Goins, Writer.   Normally, I’d put a short post like this in my sidebar, but this is important and divine and should be front and center.   I hope it resonates.  



The Sprint Navigator Experience

Thursday, September 15th, 2011

{{Re-posting. BECAUSE OH MY GOD SPRINT THE PLANET MARS IS NOT PANERA}}   A few months ago, my husband and I canceled our seemingly lifelong Verizon Wireless membership and switched over to Sprint.   I know.   It’s just that we heard Sprint was much more affordable and had improved service. Over say, the really [...]



The Blackout

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

  I think the microwave clock read 4:24. My daughter noticed it first. Black where the numbers should be.   “The power went out.” She jumped up and down, giddy.   She’d been waiting for this day since last summer’s blackout. She’d loved every dark minute — the neighbor’s pool, the Chili’s dinner, the candlelight [...]



The Day

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

There was this one day. Before I knew it was one of the final days, but after I began to think it might be. My mom was confined to her bed, and we all thought she’d be up again. I’d come home to San Francisco from Los Angeles, a little drunk because I hate to [...]



PROMPTuesday #163: Going Back

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

It’s been awhile! But PROMPTuesday is back. Some things I miss too much.   Here’s today’s writing prompt:   You can re-live one complete day in your life. Which do you pick? Why?   First time to PROMPTuesday? Read a bit about it here. Want to see what’s been written in the past? Catch up [...]



Why You’ve Lost Your Words

Thursday, September 8th, 2011

  I’ve lamented these last several months my lack of coming up with anything to write. And when I do commit to words, my beloveds read wooden and trite, and superficial. Worse yet, I couldn’t figure out the problem, in fact, I obsessed over it, climbed up and down my brain, and continually came up [...]



Smartly Article

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

It’s a re-published piece, but it’s up at a site I really respect for its writing: Being You.



Are Bloggers Celebrities?

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

Great post on the subject here.  



Two Funny Brains

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

So don’t know if evverrrryyyoonne knows yet, but last month, Jessica Bern and I started a company called Two Funny Brains.   We make funny Internet videos for companies, causes, and brands.   It is not p#rn.   Unless you think p#rn is funny. And are paying the bills. Then we’ll consider it (above-belly-button only). [...]



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