I have the same choice today that I have on most weekdays: I can make $160 today writing garbage, or I can pour a bunch of energy into something I will probably delete. Some days, the choice is between $110 and finishing a good idea that might get published for $50. Every day, after I … Continue reading The One That Ties it All Together
It was a pretty good Thanksgiving, as these holidays go. There was some logistical drama and I wound up cooking an entire meal and schlepping it over to someone else's house, which I will not do again. But everything I made was good - I have a sister-in-law who told me the beef I made … Continue reading The Road to Hell
First this, from my yahoo home page: Fire? Porcupines? Poo? Indeterminate substance on floor? Sharks? Superglue? Chainsaw? Wrong end of drill? Lightsocket? Anything your toddler is handing you that has not cleared a visual and olfactory check? Why do we need doctors to tell us any of this? How many doctors? How are they uniquely … Continue reading This is a Stupid Title
Here it is, November 23rd and I haven’t written a damn thing since the the first three days and I am SO DISAPPOINTED! I expected so much better from you! And now I have to write every stupid day to meet the 10 post goal because the world will implode and all 2 of my … Continue reading This is All Your Fault
How to Eat a Chicken Pot Pie. Still going strong, since 2014. Well, by "strong" I mean it still gets read by people in the Ukraine, once in a while. Do they have chicken pot pies there? They must. I want to write funny/sad/angry without agonizing. I want to give cryptic titles to my essays … Continue reading It Took Two Hours to Write This?
It is also not a good post. It is, in fact a terrible post, and I clearly learned nothing from last years Nano. Maybe I should have done the novel writing. I still can! I can do whatever I want, it turns out. What I want to do most these days is get mad at … Continue reading This is Not a Fake Post
Welcome to Nanopoblahblah 2019! Where I pretend like I'm going to write something worth reading 30 days in a row! Except that this time I'm pretending to write something worth reading 10 days not in a row. Or 10 days in a row and then I'm out. Or, y'know. just 10 times at random throughout … Continue reading This Time Will Be Different
Turns out the rechargeable ancillary cat and I have more in common than irrepressible cuteness, a love of naps and a need to frantically dig through the garbage once a day. As of late, he has taken to stealth Ninja attacks on the old lady cats, and while he seems to have a vague idea … Continue reading Little Pig, Little Pig
Well shit! I almost forgot! Here it is almost the end of the month and I’m on the road to Georgetown, CO with my mom and sis and three dogs for our annual birthday trip. So it’s been a busy month. Kid got in some trouble. Had to learn to navigate some systems and some … Continue reading Are We There Yet?
I just went back and read a few of my essays and while some are still funny *pats self on back*, I really do like this misanthropic groove. I’m starting to think it has become an excuse. The writing workshop did not solve all of my writing problems. But I did create a complete, mediocre … Continue reading My Own Worst Frenemy