When I was an even younger Little Miss Nobody, I was given a unique homework assignment that would stick with me forever. Why? Because it continues to irk me to this day! I’ll explain… Once upon a time my entire grade school class was asked to create a step-by-step list of instructions of some kind of activity. I chose to write out a list of … Continue reading Who’da Thunk It?
Today I used my new Crock-Pot for the first time and when I came home from work, I immediately started drooling over the mouth-watering fragrance in the air. That doesn’t happen often. In fact, it hasn’t happened at all since I moved into my new apartment. I haven’t been greeted by the smell of a pre-made meal in my own house since the last time … Continue reading Crock-Pot Dinner
I was recently going through a box of old papers, trying to find something top secret that I might tell you about one day in a galaxy far, far way… Anyways, while digging around I found a letter written by me to my future self. I think I vaguely remember writing it but, who knows, I could just be making up the memory to appease … Continue reading Letter to Myself
I don’t know how, but I’m doing it. About a week ago, I officially put my mental foot down and told myself that I needed to start writing again. (Yay, me!) And, although it’s been extremely slow going, I seem to be making steady progress on the writing front. Now, when I say progress, I mean that I am writing a little of something every … Continue reading What Qualifies?
A child’s first best friend isn’t their parent or sibling or even their dog. The hard truth is that a child’s first holder of secrets and wishing buddy is, and always will be, their favorite stuffed animal. Since I am now an old geezer who officially has a two-year-old nephew zipping around the house in search of something to constantly destroy, I figured that it … Continue reading Peaches
My desk is up against the window and has been since I moved into my apartment over a year ago. Sadly, I am just now noticing how painfully bright the sun can be during my attempts to write after work. This means, that as long as I’ve lived here, I’ve only just now gotten into the groove of sitting down and writing at my desk, … Continue reading Something to Whine – I Mean Write About
I’ve never been a dog lover. Now, don’t get me wrong, I like dogs. I’m just not a dog person. Neither am I a cat person. Or, come to think of it, a people person… Okay, so I’m not painting a pretty picture of myself – moving on! Growing up, my family had pets. We had guinea pigs, newts, lizards, birds, goldfish, beta fish, a … Continue reading Write Like a Dog Owner
In college, writing seemed so magical. And, as an English Writing Major, it was a part of my everyday life. Going beyond the weekly term papers and regular school work in general, I wrote a hell of a lot while I was in college. The ironic thing is, I never thought I wrote at all. Yet, now that I’ve been out of school for a … Continue reading Writing Buddies
Any writer knows that you usually have multiple story ideas running through your head at any given time. Whether you’re actively working on more than one story is a whole other can of worms, but I think we can all agree that it’s entirely likely that there’s always more than one story brewing in the background of your mind. At least, that’s the reality for … Continue reading Favorites
This day, one year ago, I was hurled into the world of adulthood at lightning speed. To be fair, I had been as prepared as any child really could be but still… it’s not the same. Luckier than most, I worked my ass off to get a professional job straight out of college and I did. But it wasn’t long before I realized Library Science … Continue reading One Year Anniversary