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The steady-progress end of one year…

So, here we are, the calendar full with Sharpie-d Xs, only a couple of boxes still left pristinely unmarked.  As this is probably the last post I’ll write in 2011, it seemed like a good time to do the obligatory Year-End Review.  Of course, you can expect the New Year’s Resolutions addendum by Monday. One […]

Sometimes you need a recuperation day

So, it’s back to work for me, finally, after a few days off this week.  I used to be all about happily working the week between Christmas and New Year’s.  I mean, Let’s face it, if there’s going to be a stretch at any point during the year when things will slow down and bring […]

Just busy trying not to ruin a classic

It occurred to me that before I started getting angry letters or rocks through my windows, I should probably post something new.  It has, after all been over a week since I last published a post.  A duration of that length nearly screams either "QUITTER!", "DEAD!", or "DRUNK!" Thankfully, it only seems like it’s been […]

Christmas promises kept

I said yesterday that I would reveal my big Christmas secret, and I’m a Puddin of my word! If you follow Puddintopia on facebook, then you’ve probably already seen this, but today began the first installment my five-part adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol for Hoperatives.  I’ll go into more detail when it’s finished, […]

Tunes Test Tuesday: Christmas by Michael Bublé

So, the plan was to start Tunes Test Tuesday today with an in-depth appraisal of the Tron: Legacy soundtrack by Daft Punk.  I totally could write that now because I’ve been listening to it for two weeks. But here’s the thing: I don’t really have time today to do it justice, and I don’t want […]

A time to dance

What a strange and diverse weekend I’ve just experienced.  Saturday brought my first ever Little-Girl-Dance-Recital, revisions, revisions, revisions, sock folding, and a youth basketball game.  On Sunday, there was a big breakfast, some football, more revising, the first of many Christmas gatherings (this one with the out-of-towner in-laws), and  initial prep for the Big Day […]

The Twelve Days of Novel Revisions

I’m nearing the end of my second pass of novel revisions.  For a little fun, then, I thought this might be a good time to adapt a cherished Christmas carol to the editorial process.  Thus, with pride in my heart and tongue firmly in cheek, I give you Puddintopia’s Twelve Days of Novel Revisions. *Everybody […]

Tunes Test Tuesday: The Tools

It’s Tuesday!  Obviously, that means it’s time for the first of many "Tune Test Tuesday" posts, right?  You know, that thing I was talking about last week where I buy a new album/8-track/CD (or whatever the kids are putting music on these days) and then give it the Puddintopia treatment? Um, yeah, not quite.  So, […]

A few thoughts on Christmas cards

Hopefully, everyone’s had a chance to get a good peek at the 2011 Puddintopia Holiday Card.  I mean, everyone sure should have seen it by now.  I’ve left it up there long enough, right?  I was just so proud of it, though.  Just looking at it, you can tell by the hastily drawn lines and […]

You made my list; did I make yours?

Not much time for rambling a post today, I’m afraid.  Busy, busy, busy.  ‘Tis the Season and all that.  Busier this evening still, so instead of entertaining you with words of wit and wisdom, allow me take this opportunity to present your very own 2011 Puddintopia Holiday Card! Feel free to print it out, tack […]