“Writing is easy…”

…All you do is sit staring at a blank sheet of paper until drops of blood form on your forehead.” It’s Saturday. Hawk is working. Z is asleep and H is content. Me? Well I dreamed all night that I was in my book but not in any way that helped me figure out how…

Blog mentors

My close personal friend Beav pointed out an interesting piece today at BlogHer about mentoring and blogging. Have you ever seen that “Seinfeld” episode where the woman feels she needs a mentor to give her guidance in life and no one in the Seinfeld universe can wrap his/her head around the fact? Consider me a…

The second tier

Somehow Hawk & I were talking yesterday about some actor or musician or something who’s in my “second tier” of the Celebrity Shag List. I think it was Bruce Springsteen. My top four is pretty solid: Joaquin, Ewan, Johnny, Brad. My fifth is constantly changing but officially the spot remains open through this July. Then…

Follow-up: Whack-a-doodle-doo

The new Blogging Baby post that has me staring gape-mouthed at the screen is about underage drinking. The poster and all of the commenters except for me think it’s a good idea and don’t understand why parents who allow it are being punished. I said, “It’s the law. They’re breaking the law. They should pay…

Auctioning

When I sold some shoes on eBay last month, one of my winning bidders was the fetching Miss Boozie. I e-mailed her and told her that if she won the auction, I would include something extra in the package. She replied that she fully intended to win b/c she was Crazy Auction Lady: determined to…

Whack-a-doodle-doos

Some story about how giving a first aid kit with emergency supplies like Benadryl is a BAD idea, that it might infringe on someone’s right not to give their child Evil Pharmaceuticals. If I had a dime for every time Hawk has asked a parent calling about their child, “Do you have any Benadryl you…

The Writer’s Friend

We were at the LVM yesterday and found out that we’re getting a Starbucks kiosk. I literally squeed when I saw the sign. I didn’t think I was one of Those People when we were in Erie. I didn’t care when our “first” one opened & I never visited that location. I’d been getting Starbucks…

So, okay.

So, I know, I know. I’m a slacker. Real life has interfered. Whatever. One of my resolutions, though, is to blog more. Mostly because I’m doing so much crafty stuff these days, I want to show off. Yes, I said it. I’ve made a lot of awesome stuff, and I think people should see it.…

Mondays mean miscellany…but every day means haters.

So, I know. I promised this post LAST WEEK. But well, I sort of got caught up in real life. My bad, my bad. But today we can talk about haters and how to deal with them. Let me say upfront – this is not going to be about making yourself feel better at others’…

The “how” of it – loving yourself.

So I promised I’d give you a how-to post yesterday. I want to reiterate – these things are the stuff I’m doing that’s working for me. Your mileage may vary. (If you’re really struggling, there is absolutely no shame in getting help from a professional. I’ve had excellent results in therapy.) With that out of…