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write on

18 Aug

I had so much fun reading last night at Scratchpad. I met some nice writery folks, drank a beer that wasn’t Miller High Life or PBR and actually enjoyed it, and people totally laughed out loud at my piece and clapped for me! I might post the shorter piece on this blog later in the week, even though it has nothing to do with clothes.

I know I talked about my dad’s book to some people after the readings were over, so here’s a link to his website so you can buy his book and read the sex scene that traumatized me for life. Thanks a lot, Dad.

Seriously, though, I really enjoyed his book, and just knowing that he wrote a novel is comforting to me. Usually, I think about people writing novels and I feel tired in the same way that I do when I think about people doing triathlons. Knowing that my dad wrote an entire book while still having a job and a social life and being super in love with my mom gives me hope for my own future in writing.

Now get going on that sequel, Dad, because I wanna know what happens next!

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Stuff and Junk: August 12, 2010

12 Aug
  • Holy crap everybody, I’m gonna be reading stuff I wrote at Scratchpad #3 on Tuesday at Mama’s CrowBar! The Scratchpad Reading Series, started by the wonderful Mary Phillips-Sandy, is a quarterly fiction/nonfiction reading that features works-in-progress. Please come if you live around here!
  • This is old, but hilarious: vandalism of Diesel’s obnoxious “BE STUPID” ads.
  • I would like to draw everyone’s attention to this gorgeous dress.

gorgeous!

  • Please buy my boyfriend’s car, even though he mocks my glorious station wagon in the Craigslist ad.
  • Nobody listens to me: despite my best efforts, everyone will soon give in to the Canadian Business Suit.

PROFESSIONAL MODEL. DO NOT ATTEMPT AT HOME.

  • Aw look, it’s Diane from Ferdinand! Look how adorable she is and how awesome her store is! Do it now!
  • Another fabulous local store, Find, is celebrating its first birthday, which means snacks and a sale!
  • I don’t understand why I’m not wearing this outfit: