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June 29, 2012

There, I said it.

I hate summer. I loathe summer and I have since I was old enough to know there were seasons to hate. There’s a world of difference, though, between New Mexico’s desert-dry heat, where little girls can go outside barefoot and run on the driveway so their feet won’t get burned to Chicago’s hateful humid death […]

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April 18, 2012

So much fun it got its own hashtag

If you want to learn all about the adventure I had last week with some of my writing friends, check out Erin Knightley’s coverage. She says it all much better than I can! But I will add this: if you’re a writer and you haven’t had a few days with only some other writer friends […]

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March 19, 2012

#Scintilla, Day Four. My childhood bedroom.

I think you could probably learn a lot about me if you had a look at my childhood bedroom. I was always lucky enough to have my own space, from the little house we lived in on a street called Acoma to the bigger house on Aspen we moved to when I was a teenager, […]

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March 14, 2012

Who Are You? #scintilla

Who am I? I’ve been thinking about that question since I got the Scintilla email this morning and I don’t know that I’m any closer to answering it than I was the minute I read it. Start big. Cis-gendered woman. Wife, daughter, sister, friend. No one’s mother. But what do those broad categories tell you […]

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December 25, 2011

Winner winner chicken dinner

The winner of the contest for the TARDIS/Starry Night necklace is Shannon O, who commented on December 12 at 12.45 p. Thank you to everyone who participated in the 13 Days of Doctor Who and especially those who took the time to comment! I love knowing I’m not alone when I cry the Ugly Cry […]

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December 13, 2011

Vincent and the Doctor, or How I Became a Fangirl Without Even Trying: 13 Days of Doctor Who

Banner by Studio D. Welcome to the second stop on the 13 Days of Doctor Who bloghop! If you’d like to see yesterday’s entry, please visit Erica O’Rourke! Tomorrow’s entry will be from Allie Pleiter at DestiKNITions. I am not a fannish person, unfortunately. I am often quite envious of my friends who are. Fannish […]

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November 29, 2011


2011 hasn’t been the best for me. Nothing unexpected or catastrophic has happened, but it seems each season was marked by some of those periodic disappointments that you hope life spreads out over time, instead of sticking them in one not-so-great year. One thing that I’ve discovered about myself, though, is that I’m unfortunately an […]

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August 31, 2011


My August turned out to be a little boring, so my breaks were, too. But that’s all right. I painted my nails like little galaxies yesterday and today I can’t stop looking at them. Share this:FacebookEmailPrint

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July 25, 2011

Been caught smoking

I didn’t get caught smoking until after my freshman year in college. To be fair, I didn’t start smoking regularly until I moved to Albuquerque in the first place. The small town I grew up in – technically New Mexico, but only five miles from West Texas – was a hornets’ nest of neighbors, my […]

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June 6, 2011

Our Long National Squirrel Nightmare is Over

My walls are blessedly silent now. The exterminators came and set up a complicated system, with mesh nailed to the roof and cardboard things and a cage balanced precariously on what was left of the gutter. This is all my observation from below, as we do not have a ladder and I did not plan […]

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