Each year Girl Scouts rule. O'er a Thin Mint reign I'll take nice chocolate chips, thanks
It’s a week after Thanksgiving, which means that here at la Casa de Puddin, we’re getting more daily visits from the UPS and FedEX trucks than the school nurse sees runny noses in February. Today, though, it wasn’t the latest pre-Christmas order from Amazon. It was a box full of this: Now, admittedly, that maybe … Continue reading Yesterday’s Special Delivery
I know it might seem at first blush that I’m attempting to pull a fast one here by being thankful for what is essential the same basic thing from a parenting perspective. I mean, what else do bedtime and naptime represent for us but a brief respite from the constant need to wipes faces, tie … Continue reading Things I’m Thankful for, Days 24 and 25: Bedtime and Naptime
First off, yes, I know it’s technically the 24th already. Basically, I’ve made my peace with running this thing from the back of the pack for the next week. I briefly considered being all proactive about it by sitting down for a few hours yesterday, flipping on the word faucet, and banging out posts for … Continue reading Things I’m Thankful For, Day 23: Curiosity
The people have spoken! While I’ll admit that I wasn’t actually still awake at Midnight PDT last night to check the figures exactly at the specified moment, it turns out it doesn’t matter. It was a surprisingly unanimous vote, with every last one of you expressing a burning interest for me to catch up on … Continue reading Twenty-Two Things I’m Thankful For
Hey, Hi! So, I finished the first draft of Project Hermey late last week, and then there was Halloween and assorted other weekend activities and, well, my brain is effectively tapioca when it comes to the fabrication of words up and stringing them together. At least, that is, if I want to be putting them … Continue reading It’s Election Day In The U.S. of A.
Dear Amtrak, The hazy, self-loathing, liquor-soaked writers of the world straightened in their seat slightly, closed their twitter window, washed their faces, shaved whatever parts needed shaving, and—begrudgingly, I admit—put on a pair pants earlier this year when you announced the opportunity to let a small number of wordslingers take part in a free residency … Continue reading Dear Amtrak, About Those Writing Residences
When I decided, lo, the many years ago, that I was going to quit pretending to be writer and actually put some effort into, you know, writing, I had many, many expectations. I expected I’d put a lot of silly words down. I expected I’d have to keep at it until I didn’t suck anymore. … Continue reading My Friend Has A Book Out In The World: FREE AGENT by JC Nelson Is Out Today!
Unless your neighbors mostly consist of those rolly-poly bugs and you generally only see the light of day if a giant comes by and lifts your home up off the ground, odds are good you've at least heard the words "net neutrality" at some point recently. More importantly, though, you might not know what it's … Continue reading Everything You Need To Do Regarding Net Neutrality But Maybe Didn’t Realize
A very good friend of my celebrated his 40th birthday (belatedly, but that’s not important right now) this past weekend, and, as you do when making hay about such things, roped the Whole Gang together to do so. The husbands—and yes, that includes me, regardless of whether I’m still authorized to carry a Man Card—began … Continue reading How to have an Uber good time