The Saint Patrick’s post

It’s hard to forget my boyfriend’s birthday, but it is so easy to forget my camera to bring to the Owl Bar and take pictures of his surprised face when his mother planned a big party for him. Yesterday, my lover just turned 30 years old. It’s now the Irish holiday of clovers and drunk […]

Triple threat Christmas

On top of all things holiday season, I forgot to bring my flash drives for writing this morning. I should make it a habit to take my flash drives out of my computer and bring them with me. It’s obscene when I don’t have them on me. Then I start writing in my spiral notebook […]

Sweet 2016

It’s less than two hours before Christmas Day and I’m listening to some old John Mayer albums from college and beyond. Continuum and Born and Raised are two of my big favorites. I love the blues in “Something Like Olivia” and “Walt Grace’s Submarine Test, January 1967” tells me a different ending every time, for […]

Dirty 30 diet rules continued

As promised, in time for Christmas, here is the second half of the diet rules. Rule 16: Eat using a smaller plate or using a plate with a painted edge. When you put your food on a smaller plate, your food looks bigger, and you’ll be less inclined to eat more. Rule 17: Don’t serve […]

Our first Christmas…

My parents and I finally put up the tree this past Saturday. I know it doesn’t look like much, because we couldn’t find the silver and white snowflake star, nor could we find the tree skirt. My parents think it might be shoved with a whole bunch of things we put downstairs to clean out […]

December is here

It’s the last day of November, which means December is tomorrow. I’m already scared of what’s to come in February, which I eventually brought up at support group last week. I also brought up the fact that I’m stuck on all three novels and my book of short stories with nowhere to go with them. […]

Dirty 30 diet rules for Thanksgiving

Today’s Thanksgiving, and in a few hours, it will be Black Friday for some people. (I hate Christmas shopping anytime before Thanksgiving- I also can’t stand those who have done their holiday shopping as far back as July or Easter. Pathetic) But right now, I know you’re probably worried about your waistline after you’ve had […]