Archive for the ‘work’ Category

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Etiquette for Friends and Relatives of Authors that I’m Making up off the Top of my Head Right Now

1. It’s okay if you can’t attend your friend or relative’s book launch party. You don’t have to write the author …

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Posted in venting, work, writing on 01/21/2010 07:12 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

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

Thursday, March 5, 2009

The Laminator

Two jobs ago, I worked at the Houston branch of a big ol’ global insurance corporation, nestled in the top floors of the second-highest skyscraper in our downtown. Within the very center of that organization, we had a …

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Posted in domestic, stories, work on 03/05/2009 02:47 am

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 23, 2008

post hurricane

I only got Internet access back, full-fledged, last night. Hence, I haven’t updated. We were out of power for a few days, lost a couple of bits of the back yard fence… found a cracked window yesterday, but …

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Posted in Houston, work, writing on 09/23/2008 01:51 am

Friday, August 29, 2008

And also, you kids get off my lawn.

Today I did one of those things that Houston park’n’ride bus riders sometimes do: I hitched a ride with a strangers so we could take the HOV lane. Hurray!

(Don’t worry. There’s …

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Posted in Houston, the bus, venting, work, writing on 08/29/2008 12:53 am

Friday, July 25, 2008

girl clothes

It’s good for women who care about their image to be friends with women who also care about their image and who have a similar taste level.

Because you know how shallow people ask if women dress for …

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Posted in materialism, vanity, venting, work on 07/25/2008 03:48 am

Sunday, July 6, 2008

shifted over to photo-blogging for a sec

Sometimes I’m in the mood to show y’all stuff instead of telling y’all stuff, and sometimes pictures are worth at least a paragraph or two.

See the empanadas I just destroyed, the fetish-y

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Posted in domestic, lookism, photos, work on 07/06/2008 11:41 pm

Sunday, June 1, 2008

self censored

The other day I did like 2002 and posted an IM chat here for y’all to read. It was between me and my friend “Olivia,” and we were being very silly and clever in it. I deleted all …

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Posted in cats, vanity, work on 06/01/2008 12:27 am