Category: Distractions

Westeros The Super Map!!!

Oh, this is good, people. For those of you who love Game of Thrones you must go check out this kickass map of George R.R. Martin’s fictional world! You may now go about your business.

Young Marple? Jennifer Garner? What?

In late March, the Huffington Post announced: Jennifer Garner to Play Miss Marple. Yes, that Miss Marple. The Miss Marple of Agatha Christie’s brain. The Miss Marple who has been a spinster for years and years. Result: Much OUTCRY! Check out MTV’s movieblog: Jennifer Garner Not… Continue Reading “Young Marple? Jennifer Garner? What?”

The Guardian is on a Roll

I just found this fascinating article about one of our previous mentors, Virginia Woolf, by Michael Cunningham — who did such a beautiful job portraying her in his own novel The Hours. Cunningham talks about his own writing journey and his mom: Virginia Woolf,… Continue Reading “The Guardian is on a Roll”

Ode to the Bathroom Floor

Some of you may or may not know that Wodehouse also dabbled in poetry. In that enterprising spirit, I shall regale you with my own poetic presentation on what I’ve been doing this week. With photos! Ahem. O, carpeted bathroom destroyed by bad cat spray! (Who carpets… Continue Reading “Ode to the Bathroom Floor”

Last Day of School

The holiday season begins in earnest now. Shane (teacher) and Owen (student) are both out of school today. There’s only one week left! And a shot of our Christmas tree to help pass the holiday spirit along. Good luck everyone! **Technical difficulties repaired! Voila,… Continue Reading “Last Day of School”

Copying Fleur; or, I Write Like…

I write likeRaymond Chandler I Write Like by Mémoires, Mac journal software. Analyze your writing! If you need a distraction from writing, this is a fun one! I Write Like **The Raymond Chandler result was for the La Llorona novel. I threw in bits… Continue Reading “Copying Fleur; or, I Write Like…”

It’s A Lot Easier To Write When You Can Find Your Keyboard

The kids are settled into their new rooms. The living room has been cleared of the debris of ‘stuff’. And my writing area is free of stacks of papers and books–meaning I can now reach my keyboard without a towering stack of critiques-to-do and… Continue Reading “It’s A Lot Easier To Write When You Can Find Your Keyboard”

When Life Gets In the Way

My brilliant plans all shot and it’s only 3 days into the New Year! Okay, so it’s not all that dramatic. Here’s the bad news: My hubby and I have done the math and we won’t be able to move back into our house… Continue Reading “When Life Gets In the Way”

You people spend WAY too much time on Facebook

How do I know this? Because I’ve been slowly sucked into the void that is Facebook. I pulled myself away before I planted anymore weird computer plants or joined more mafias or got bit by vampires or whatever else it is that the creators… Continue Reading “You people spend WAY too much time on Facebook”

Ali owes me money

but let me back up for a second. At first, I did not intend to do Ali’s challenge. But, as I was looking through our garage for one thing, I found a ton of other stuff for my office. This ton of stuff included… Continue Reading “Ali owes me money”

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