So holy goodness, I haven't written anything in 2 weeks. Weird. Work has been overwhelming, in both good and bad ways. The good: I'm getting a raise. It's not as much as I'd hoped, but I'm really pleased that there's something happening in that area, and it will be helpful. The bad: the volume of… Continue reading i’m marvelous
Jacob, Donna and I had a Lego competition today. The challenge: build whatever kind of ship you want. Mommy will judge. Points given for intricacy of design, structural integrity, energy source. The photos are here. The results of the original judging are currently being contested (Donna placed second, after Jacob). Your help is desperately needed.… Continue reading Lego Competition
More snow in the Dirty Jerz, as yet undetermined how bad it's going to get. Which means I'm potentially stuck in the house for the next few days, victim to cabin fever along with Jacob. Fortunately I brought enough work home to last me an entire year, not to mention the papers for school I… Continue reading who’s an angry little hall monitor?
Although my boss insists we have closed the office for snow at least one other time in the past five years, I definitely don't remember it. At any rate, we have a snow day today. Hooray! Jacob and I are hunkered down in the house (though he desperately wants to go and play in the… Continue reading snow day!
I have a longer entry about my writing philosophy for the year in progress, but I wanted to get these two tidbits up: 1. My poem, "Martha Stewart Claims She Has been Struck by Lightning Three Times," was selected for inclusion in Dzanc Books' Best of the Web 2010 anthology! Many, many thanks to Adam… Continue reading a few quick, wonderful things
Today, on two separate occasions, I totally rocked out in my car. I'm talking full-blown-air-drums-singing-at-top-volume-dancing-behind-the-steering-wheel rocking out. Which, in itself, is fine. The confession part comes in when I tell you what I was rocking out to: and this: You may commence mocking me now, but I stand firm: Matthew Sweet kicked ass. Although I… Continue reading confession
I'm not going to lie: I've been sort of avoiding my blog for the past week or so. There are things I want to blog about, but I'm tired. And I know there are other things I should be doing: schoolwork. housework. And of course, I end up doing things I shouldn't be doing, instead… Continue reading 1/3
I mean, seriously. What a weekend. Friday night, Jacob had his friend over again for pumpkin carving, s'mores, and charades. Saturday morning, I headed out to Rosemont College with Anna for the Push to Publish event, sponsored by Philadelphia Stories. We were representing Schuylkill Valley Journal as "editors," and we offered critique and commentary on… Continue reading i am too old for this.
Donna and I took Jacob to his first haunted hayride this year. It was especially cool for me, as I love Halloween - it's my favorite time of year. Cider, apple donuts, pumpkin carving, candy, haunting things - it's wonderful. And it was hilarious to see Jacob get so excited by the costumes. We took… Continue reading hauntings
When I woke up yesterday, the back of my throat was dry and scratchy. I knew what that meant, and by 7 last night, it had turned into a full-fledged head cold. UGH. But it's October 1st today. October is my favorite month, and the weather is doing wonderful things: it's cool and crisp and… Continue reading sick