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Archive for October, 2008

October 30th, 2008 by me

What I’ve been doing

My new site is live.  Go see it.  Then tell everyone you know.

October 28th, 2008 by me

You know something’s wrong when you never even check your stats anymore.

Or write a post.  Or sleep. In addition to my regularly-scheduled activities, I’ve been writing content, editing, and designing a website. Which is technically “up” except for a major bug, so I’ll hold off on the announcement.  But I poured my heart and soul into this thing.  And Matthew spent the last two months doing […]

October 22nd, 2008 by me


I have this habit of taking on too much.  I have an idealistic mind—let’s call her Bertha, shall we?  Big Bertha—and it often tells me things that don’t end up being quite true.  Bertha tells me I can do anything, that I don’t need sleep (much), that I can get things done four times faster […]

October 22nd, 2008 by me

100 x365 #12: Steve J.

The question is this: does the fact that I also dated your brother (though not simultaneously—I have standards, you know) have anything to do with your sudden and completely unexpected urge to get me to go with you (I had to drive) to a Yes concert?  And did my attendance with you at said Yes […]

October 20th, 2008 by me

This is totally going to rock

I’ve been writing for Work It, Mom! for over a year now, and I’ve seen the site go through a wonderful transformation, finding new voices and more voices to add all the time.  It’s really a great resource for moms—and all parents—who work, and I’m pleased to be a part of it. I originally pitched […]

October 14th, 2008 by me

Blame the blue-haired witch

[warning:  standard “I haven’t blogged for a long time and this is my lame apology slash explanation” is forthcoming.  Scroll down to the good stuff.] Benign neglect, that’s what we’ll call this, shall we? Oh, and my x365 project is going to take me three or four years at this rate, isn’t it?  Sort of […]

October 10th, 2008 by me

100 x365 #11: Mossy Teeth

Pardon me for using that nickname; you probably were never aware of it.  You were … enthusiastic.  About a lot of stuff.  Catching criminals, the high price of ball cocks (that always made me smirk), the terrible way the landscapers treated the grass.  We worked together for over a year.  Because of your willingness to […]

October 9th, 2008 by me


Yes, I’ve been busy. I’ve been doing this. And I’ve been doing this. And also I’ve been spending hours a day writing for the upcoming supersecret website I can’t tell you about yet. Except that it’s related to this one. Also, I haven’t been at home for awhile. Matthew and I have been traveling. Yay […]

October 9th, 2008 by me

100 x365 #10: Jordache shorts guy

I admit, it’s sad that I can’t remember your name.  Your shirts had tiny alligators embroidered on the chests and your shorts were much too short, even allowing for the style of the time.  They left little to the imagination; was that your intent?  You were good at ping pong, but not as good as […]

October 7th, 2008 by me

You can totally die from not sleeping

Which is how I feel just now.  Like dying.  Or is it lying?  Lying down, to be more specific.  This “let’s wake up at 2 am and be awake for hours yet be totally unproductive at the same time” thing is getting to me.  So if my brain had a “slow” function, which it evidently […]