Dead Batteries

My life is over. No, that isn’t dramatic enough! My world is slowly slipping away into murky obscurities Where there is no evidence of existence; Leaving me stranded with no one to turn to for help.   Pressing buttons lamely, Trying new sequences in desperation; Nothing wakes her up. She is only sleeping, I repeat…

Detox Redux

I’ve been silent for a while….that’s because I moved across the country, started a new job, and bought a house. I’ve been busy settling in. The problem with having so many life changes at one time, it’s easy to slip into bad habits. Like eating ice cream and watching the latest season of The Walking…

Rat-a-tat-cat

I have a rat problem. I’ve lived in my house for over 8 years, and I’ve never had a rodent problem before. Mainly, I assumed, because I have always had several cats. Indoor cats, they aren’t allowed outside, but most of them were street cats before I adopted them, so they know their way around…

Embarrassing Innuendos

This morning I was listening to my usual radio station, Star 94.1 – Jesse Lozano in the Morning, and they were doing their bit asking for callers to report instances for “The Lonely Parents Club”. Basically, callers talk about some embarrassing moment that their innocent kid spewed from no where. An example of this from today’s call…

Read a book you hate?

Here’s a reading challenge: Pick up a book you’re pretty sure you won’t like — the style is wrong, the taste not your own, the author bio unappealing. You might even take it one step further. Pick up a book you think you will hate, of a genre you’ve dismissed since high school, written by…

Pre-crastination: making deadlines for the sake of having deadlines

I don’t procrastinate.  I do the opposite of procrastination. Procrastination is the thief of time. So much wasted time. I streamline every little movement to avoid wasting as much time as possible. Because time is finite and you can never get back a wasted moment. I respond to emails the moment I can, my inbox…

Readingitis – How to get sick from reading

I love reading. I always have.  In my childhood, I’ve been grounded for reading past my bedtime curfew, hiding flashlights under my pillow and ducking under the covers after the “goodnights” were shared.  I’ve been yelled out to go outside and do something in the sun…I’d take a book with me and climb a tree….

Crazy Brazil Nuts

Whenever I get a mixed bag of nuts in the shell, my least favorite is the Brazil nut.  But I still eat it.  Why?  It’s kind of a famous nut for being able to help protect the rainforest.  And I want to help protect the rainforest. Eating the Brazil nut is an easy and nutritious way…

Editing Progress

This past week I’ve become intimately familiar with the characters in my novel.  I gave birth to them, so we already know each other well.  BUT. Now having reread my own novel a handful of times (and if you know me, I never read a book twice so this process is super weird), I know…

The Airport Bar

What is it about an airport bar? I don’t honestly know; I’m asking the question quite openly. What is it about an airport bar that makes it feel more inviting than a regular neighborhood or downtown bar?  There is never going to be a live band, certainly no dance floor….at least not that I’ve come…

Are You a Great Multitasker?

Multitasker: A person who can successfully engage in more than one activity at the same time or serially, switching one’s attention back and forth from one activity to another without disruption to progress of the activities. I made the above definition up, didn’t find one online that I liked.  And yes,  I had three web searches running…