Archive for September 2008

Hey, weren’t you supposed to be on a break?

September 23, 2008

Hey, kids. I’m only a few days into my blogging break, but they’ve been productive ones (which was the idea). I’m cranking through my editing — well, okay, some minutes cranking, others creaking. Just wanted to let you know that you can find my latest Dinner for One on what it means to be called a single mom […]

A wee little break

September 17, 2008

Good news: I received a request for my full manuscript from a second agent. Woohoo! Bad news: I haven’t figured out how to clone myself…and I still have a few more chapters to go with the polishing. Good news: I’ve matured tremendously (cough, cough) in the 2 weeks since turning 40, so I now accept that I can’t […]

Paparazzi go blind with horror and disbelief

September 12, 2008

And is that such a bad thing? Dear Eva, What pretty eyes you have without all that gunk around them! And look at those lips without lipstick! (Wait — am I allowed to talk about lipstick? Is a big red, white and blue MCain cane going to sweep me off my own stage?) Well, way […]

There are uber-moms, and then there are the rest of us

September 7, 2008

If you haven’t noticed by now, I’m not much of a political or “issues” blogger. I’m not much of a political or issues person, for that matter. But I couldn’t help but appreciate an opinion piece called “The Palin Effect: She makes me want to take a nap” that appeared in our Sunday paper today […]

Corporate carnivores

September 3, 2008

Just back from a sales meeting and thought I’d share with you a few key phrases I overheard during one of the presentations. I was a little confused about what they meant, so I took a stab* at translating them: “The turkey’s on the table” – If you watch less of the Today show and work harder, fatty poultry products will magically appear […]