Monthly Archives: March 2012

The Friday Rant: Why I’m glad my son doesn’t play football

Yes, dear husband, I know this is going to really p*** you off, so maybe you should just not read this one. And let me preface this by saying I love football. Some of my best childhood memories are of … Continue reading

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Writer Wednesday: Watch those tenses!

This one will have to be quick and dirty — I’ve somehow jacked up my wrist, and it would have to be my right wrist. For writers, wrist injuries are like blown ACLs for football players: game stoppers. But I’ll take … Continue reading

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The stupidest dream ever

I have a lot of really vivid, really stupid dreams. The one I had last night was the most vivid, stupidest dream I’ve had in a while. I’ve been dreaming a lot about scary critters lately. (If anyone interprets dreams and knows … Continue reading

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The Friday Rant: Big government, big pain in the butt

So yesterday my daughter was trying to deposit her tax check. No, not this year’s. Last year’s. I kind of lost it, and it just finally materialized. I didn’t actually know what year it was from, and it said “void … Continue reading

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Writer Wednesdays: Just finish the story!

Today, I start a new weekly series: Writer Wednesdays. Why? Well, I just liked the alliteration. And I’ve wanted to do a tips for writers thing for ages. As an editor, I see authors making a lot of the same mistakes. … Continue reading

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The feral cat

Our vet thought Cleo the horrible kitten was thrown from a car window, leading to the huge gash on her hip and head injury and subsequent brain-damaged, crazy-cat behavior. But I have decided I disagree. I think she was a feral … Continue reading

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The Friday Rant: Comments I don’t want to hear

From my doctor (female), during my yearly physical: Me (whinily): “Another mammogram? Crap.” Doctor: “I know, it’s really quite a bit more painful when you don’t have much breast tissue.” From my doctor’s nurse, calling me with X-ray results: Nurse: … Continue reading

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