Archive for the ‘Houston’ Category

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

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

Friday, May 1, 2009

real quick – Adriana H

Adriana H: I do remember you, because I always remember that day we were on the parking-garage shuttle bus together. You pointed out the window at a woman walking down the sidewalk and said something …

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Posted in Houston, the bus, the ojo on 05/01/2009 10:49 pm

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Houston is the fattest city in the United States because Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth if you’re not paying for the oats it eats.

Since my fiance and I started carpooling to work, I pushed my 8-hour …

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Posted in getting older, hating, Houston, venting, wedding stuff, writing on 03/24/2009 11:07 am

Thursday, December 18, 2008

After typing the section below, I see that we’re a bunch of “ironic” people.

We went to Hobby Slobby last night and, man, were there a lot of shoppers in a bad mood. I felt bad for them – why …

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Posted in Christmas, domestic, Houston on 12/18/2008 12:12 pm

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

this weekend

I’m going to be at the Edward James Olmos 6th Annual Houston Latino Book and Family Festival on Sunday, at noon, on their children’s stage in the George R. Brown Convention Center, reading my first book for kids, …

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Posted in Houston, obessions, venting, writing on 12/09/2008 12:13 pm

Friday, December 5, 2008

Now I have time to be stressed out.

I haven’t written here lately because I’ve been under some stress, and I never feel like talking on the blog (or to anyone) when I’m under stress. But now it’s all over, …

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Posted in domestic, Houston, psychobabble, venting, wedding stuff, writing on 12/05/2008 12:08 am

Thursday, November 6, 2008

I live in a Red State

and therefore envy those of you who don’t. I wanted, on Election Night, to be somewhere full of people. But I couldn’t think of where that place might be, in my part of town. …

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Posted in Houston, politics, venting on 11/06/2008 01:35 pm

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Life in the Stranger Danger Lane

Someone finally let me in on the secret — you can put your life in the hands of strangers, in the mornings as well as the afternoons, by getting picked up at your local …

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Posted in domestic, Houston, parenting on 10/07/2008 01:58 am