Archive for the ‘domestic’ Category

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

Sunday, March 30, 2014


Things I did today that, as recently as a year ago, I would’ve sworn never to be caught dead doing, ever:

1. Dressed myself in workout gear, knowing full well that I probably wouldn’t work out today.

2. Decided to …

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Posted in domestic, getting older, married life on 03/30/2014 07:57 pm

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

Monday, September 10, 2012

Summer Recipes

I was going to write up a bunch of cocktail recipes that I developed over the summer, but after two or three minutes of Internet research, I see that I didn’t invent anything new. Diet cranberry cocktail plus Bombay Sapphire …

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Posted in domestic, gluttony on 09/10/2012 08:58 am

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

Sunday, September 26, 2010


We spent the morning watching my oldest son, alias Josh, prepare for a job interview. My husband tied his tie. I micro-trimmed his neckline. We wished him luck and then my husband, my youngest son (alias Rory), and I drove …

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Posted in domestic, gluttony, Houston on 09/26/2010 05:21 pm

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

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

now entering Hyper Lockdown Mode

I’m about to go into Super Hyper Overdrive Lockdown in order to meet my writing deadlines. What does that mean? It means that if I don’t answer your call, respond to your Facebook quiz, or …

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Posted in domestic, writing on 08/26/2009 12:02 am

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, April 23, 2009

I want to be Amish.

You know? I want to live in a house that I built and cook food that I gathered or raised myself. I want to sew my own clothes and knit my own blankets. I want …

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Posted in domestic, parenting, venting, wedding stuff, work on 04/23/2009 10:34 am