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Archive for October, 2011

On the Radio

Monday, October 31st, 2011

Tomorrow (Tuesday, November 1), I’ll be talking about my favorite subject (writing) on my friend (Maegan’s) radio show.   I’ve never been on the radio before (that I recall), so I’m fully expecting my voice to sound mannish (and lispy). Too bad I can’t use my favorite (and over-used) writing technique: parentheses.   Fun will [...]



In Honor of November

Monday, October 31st, 2011

{{This is a re-post, in homage to my most favorite reverend month on high.}}     I walked into Jimbo’s, armed to the gills with my new turkey knowledge, ready and confident to order a bird that would adequately feed 12 adults, four kids.   “One pound of turkey per adult, one-half pound per child,” [...]



Top Five Songs That Speak to Me

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

At one time or another, I’ve referred to all of “my” soul songs. These tend to be my go-to songs that center my heart and brain and blood. I listen to what they tell me and everything becomes still. And then my gut buzzes in my ears.   That’s how it should be, right? We [...]



Are We (Still) All Playing the Blogging Game?

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

{{I first posted this a year ago, and it’s still true for me today.}}     *******************   I’ve often commented that I’ve been blogging since 2001. And I don’t mean it as a brag, although I also birthed both my children naturally while pushing a snow blower in a blizzard uphill both ways on [...]



PROMPTuesday #169: Top Five

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

Today, I want a list! A Top Five list. Give it to me, baby. Here’s some ideas:   Top Five Worst Movies of All Time Top Five Fashion Faux Pas (es)? Top Five Products You Cannot Live Without Top Five Most Inspiring Quotes You’ve Ever Heard in Your Whole Entire Life Top Five Reasons You [...]



Five Tips to Make Autumn More Fun (Or Less Fallow)

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

There’s just something to be said about this time of year. It’s quiet, reflective, gathering, closing in, nesting, souping, preparing, gray skying, fire placing. So many elements I love.   The light is soft, the ground is fallow, the corn is high.   I don’t know. That just sounded good. Never mind that fallow ground [...]



PROMPTuesday #168: Auld Lang Syne

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

Remember this song?     (You blocked out the graphics, right?)   Meanwhile…for today’s writing prompt…Let the music marinate a bit, and then write starting with this line:   “I hadn’t seen him since high school…”   (Feel free to change the gender.)   Please post your submission in the comments OR post in your [...]



Post Coming

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

I was tempted to leave that headline just sitting there, but I’m too wordy to be terse.   So…   I received a call exactly a week ago that my dad was in the hospital, and I packed it up and hightailed it to where he ended up being still today.   He’s had open [...]



PROMPTuesday #167: Spooky Story

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

{{I wrote this several years ago, and no longer live in the house described below. But the weird thing? Last night an unexplained BANG! woke The Rock and I up at 3AM, and made me think of all this again. And, it’s Halloween season! This all couldn’t be more delicious.}}   So for this week’s [...]



The Reminder

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

{{I’m re-posting this, and it’s only because I’m…having a busy time right now and getting all feeling sorry for myself and I needed to remember that I’m good. I’m good. There’s many reasons for thanks.}}   I parked my car in the usual haphazard fashion, bumping my horn as I scrambled out the driver’s side. [...]



Raise Money for Your SoCal Elementary School: A Diatribe

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

  Booger on the left (I’d like to explain the headband, but nonsensical kid fashion knows no logic nor bounds), and Toots on the right. This is Toots’ first day of kindergarten. Two years ago. And also when I was still only 40. Such halcyon days.   I remember the first time I gave serious [...]



PROMPTuesday #166: The Unreliable Narrator

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

Do you know those people who seem too good to be true? Or who are so extraordinary, you find yourself thinking “really?” As in “Really? You cured cancer while climbing Mt. Everest with prosthetic legs and a homeless Sherpa strapped to your back?” “Really?”   So right, I know those people, and many of them [...]



Weekend Wiki

Monday, October 3rd, 2011

The other day I sat on a double-decker party bus and wanted to go home. I wanted my husband on a couch with a movie, a double-ply goose down blanket and probably a pizza. I wanted a hammock in the sun and wind and time. I wanted to stop wanting. Instead, I arranged my face [...]



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