Archive for the ‘cats’ Category

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Like Hammer Time but with Less Cardio, It’s Galley Time!

Arte Publico Press has issued the galleys for my upcoming poetry book, Falling in Love with Fellow Prisoners (September 2013!).

This book’s release is similar emotionally, for me, to that of the first book I wrote, which was a short …

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Posted in books, cats, domestic, insects, writing on 07/02/2013 09:17 am

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Answers to Important Questions Posted by Readers

Not because I don’t know how to unlock my own Word Press blog comments, but because they deserved their own entry! The following questions come from Mr. Nikita and Elvira Mistress of Felinity, two of Houston’s apparently few cat bloggers.…

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Posted in books, cats, writing on 05/15/2013 07:05 pm

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Belated Thanksgiving

It makes me feel weird/ungrateful/Catholic-shameful not to post a list of thanks in November. So it has to be done, even if it’s a month late. Here’s a slight portion of all the stuff I’ve been thankful for lately:

1. …

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Posted in cats, Christmas, domestic, karaoke, married life, obessions, parenting, Thanksgiving on 12/29/2010 06:12 am

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Authoring Update

Everything is good, which means everything is boring. I mean, too boring for me to describe to y’all here, or to my cousins or my hairdresser when they ask me how everything’s going. Who wants to hear “Hey, …

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Posted in cats, domestic, writing on 12/10/2009 12:09 pm

Friday, May 8, 2009

You can tell I’m a Capricorn because…

I have rigid ideas about what’s right and proper and just and polite. Like I said earlier, the role of daughter-in-law is coming back to me now like riding a bike, and I’m …

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Posted in cats, domestic, wedding stuff on 05/08/2009 10:28 am

Thursday, March 12, 2009

getting married

Part of the reason I’m marrying my boyfriend Dat is that we share many of the same values and beliefs. Like “Art is a priority” and “You should never do something just because everyone else does it.” We’re …

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Posted in cats, domestic, my sex life, venting, wedding stuff on 03/12/2009 11:27 am

Monday, December 22, 2008

Merry Christmas to my cats, who don’t know anything.

Yesterday we gave the cats a new, expensive scratching post. They weren’t as grateful as you might imagine. But that’s how cats are – it takes a while for them to …

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Posted in cats, Christmas, domestic on 12/22/2008 12:14 pm

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

My work is under stress.

My company is going to be sold, no one knows to whom or when, and we already know what our severence packages will be, if applicable, but I have no idea whether it’ll be applicable …

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Posted in cats, domestic, Halloween, venting, work, writing on 10/15/2008 02:06 am

Tuesday, September 2, 2008


This weekend we made (I made) picadillo, rosemary chicken, and a loaf of white bread. And sloppy joes, which I’m not counting because the recipe wasn’t good and they came out too sweet. This weekend we also made …

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Posted in cats, domestic, obessions on 09/02/2008 02:41 am

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

recent dream themes, for Ashley’s eyes only

(And for whoever else can stand to read them or who likes to interpret dreams.)

1. Again and always with the dreams that I’m tricked into living with and/or marrying my ex-husband. KHAN! …

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Posted in cats, domestic, dreams, vanity on 07/09/2008 02:59 am