Archive for the ‘culture’ Category

Monday, June 1, 2015

Perspective Adjustment

Paint Guy vs Me

Is it weird that I’m starting to know all the paint counter employees at Lowe’s-es and Home Depots in a ten-mile radius? Today I got my least fave. I brought in actual paint chips (chips of …

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Posted in Aspergers, consumerism, culture, dogs, hating, neighbors, obessions, psychobabble, stories on 06/01/2015 01:04 pm

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Dipping Deeper Into Consumer Culture, Maybe

I finally got sucked into the Amazon Prime mind meld. In case you don’t know, Amazon Prime is a service where you pay $79 a year and have access free two-day shipping for about 75% of the goods Amazon sells. …

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Posted in consumerism, culture, domestic, psychobabble, trauma on 07/24/2014 11:36 am

Friday, November 1, 2013

Idee Fixe

When I was a teenager, I spent a lot of after-school and summer time at a non-profit arts organization-type place called MECA. I took dance and voice lessons there, performed in their performances, ate whatever free food they had lying …

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Posted in culture, fantasies, getting older, obessions, superstition, writing on 11/01/2013 03:15 pm

Friday, October 23, 2009

Win free books!

In celebration of HIspanic Heritage Month Dia de los Muertos, I’m hosting a book giveaway contest.

Look at these sexy titles:

Zumba by Beto Perez , Maggie Greenwood-Robinson
Evenings at the Argentine Club by Julia Amante

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Posted in contest, culture, writing on 10/23/2009 01:59 am

Monday, October 19, 2009


I’ve been working like crazy, trying to write decent stuff and not hacky stuff. Like every other fall and every other time I’m under deadline to write a book, I have a lot of good ideas for other projects …

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Posted in culture, Houston, work, writing on 10/19/2009 11:32 pm

Sunday, August 2, 2009

writing stuff

Right now I’m working on my third novel, which doesn’t have a title yet. It’s Saturday night and I’m writing the seventh or eight chapter, out of order, because I haven’t written Chapters 2 through 6 yet. But …

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Posted in culture, gluttony, Houston, married life, writing on 08/02/2009 04:06 am

Monday, June 29, 2009

Partners in Crime Adventure

Lest you think my honeymoon was nothing but the drama surrounding the Epic SCUBA Fail described below, I will assure you now that Hawaii is every bit as awesome as everyone says. I kind of already …

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Posted in culture, gluttony, Hawaii, married life on 06/29/2009 11:08 pm

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

[I got married on Saturday. This post is about my wedding.]

the flowers

I couldn’t find fake or real flowers for my hair, and I was running out of time to do so. I asked my oldest son to go …

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Posted in culture, wedding stuff on 05/26/2009 10:29 am

Friday, October 5, 2007

Something Annoying

Recently, on the Facebook of a friend’s Facebook friend, I read something annoying.

This person had a question posted under the picture of face. Something like, “Why is it okay to talk about your belief in yoga or …

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Posted in culture, venting on 10/05/2007 02:15 pm

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Missed Connections, Missed Socialization Lessons

If you don’t already read the Craigslist Missed Connections for your town, you totally should start doing so. For those of you who aren’t familiar, Missed Connections are the section of the classifieds in which …

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Posted in culture, Houston, venting on 09/13/2007 11:09 am