Posts filed under personal

September 28, 2011

Wee hiatus.

I’m taking a small break from blogging, I just realized. I’ve got lots of stuff going on, but I’m looking inward, not out. I’m sure I’ll be back soon, but if you miss me too terribly much, you can follow me on Twitter, where I can’t seem to shut up. Fair warning. Share this:FacebookEmailPrint

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September 6, 2011

The World’s Most Expensive Cat Strikes Again

Things were just too quiet around here, I think. That’s the only reason that Mabeline, The World’s Most Expensive Cat, decided that it was time for her health to take another turn. Over the last few months, she just couldn’t get enough water. Some days, we were filling up the Auxiliary Water Bowl (Location, our […]

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July 18, 2011


We were just out of Seminole when I turned to P in the backseat of my mom’s car and told him, “You know there’s a smell, right?” When driving into Hobbs, about five miles out, there’s a faint, distinctive smell that’s somewhere in the vicinity of cow shit and burning oil. He did not know […]

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July 4, 2011

Three things make a blog post.

That is internet law. 1. The first week of Pilcrow Social Media has been amazing. People have been so supportive and awesome and I couldn’t have asked for more. 2. There are several good reasons why not going to the RWA National Conference in New York last week was the right choice for me this […]

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June 27, 2011

Big news! Pretty big news!

I am super excited and pleased to announce my new venture: Pilcrow Social Media, social media training, strategies and management for creative types. It’s a perfect marriage of my love of the internet and community and my love for teaching. Please let me know what you think, and if you know of anyone who could […]

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May 16, 2011

Nemesis list: updated

You might think it’s all fun and games and rogue beavers living in The Fairy Effing Wonderland, but you’d be wrong. Well, okay, there were the deer. That was kind of awesome. Five! Five whole deer! Ah ah ah. As we sat in the car, quiet, watching the deer wander around, my neighbor stomped up. […]

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February 26, 2010

I have been misled. I have been lied to.

This week, I got a certain little present that I’d been wanting for a long time. The kind of little present I had to go and pick up. From the dentist’s office. I have pretty straight teeth overall, but turns out I have this thing called a tongue thrust. (Say that again, P asked me […]

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February 2, 2010

Back in the saddle etc etc

School started again last week and, oddly enough, I was really ready. As I walked up Michigan Avenue to the building where the Fiction Department is located, I felt less apprehensive than I usually feel when I start new classes. Instead, I was, dare I say, actually excited, face-melting cold notwithstanding. I feel like I’m […]

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January 18, 2010

I had big plans

for my break from school. Really, I did. I was going to write five pages a day and clean my basement and get a proper sleep schedule and and and… Yes, well. I can’t help myself. I looooove watching food/cooking shows. P and I are Top Chef devotees, and now that it’s off the air […]

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December 31, 2009

With neither a bang nor a whimper.

I’ve never been a big fan of New Year’s Resolutions. My birthday is January first and I’m not keen on spending the day thinking about all the ways I’m an awful person and how to change immediately. I’d prefer my birthday to include opening presents, taking naps, and eating a lot of cake instead. That […]

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