Archives: July 2011

Not a fan of today.

Today would have been Jerad’s 32nd birthday. Last night, as I was on my way to go see a friend I worked with at Disneyland (actually my favorite trainee), I glanced at my phone to see that it was helpfully reminding me that today was Jerad’s birthday. It’s odd. Last night was so wonderful- talking

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E-Books, good or bad for writers?

Last week, I logged onto Twitter to find this tweet (retweeted by a cartoonist/writer I follow): Lynn linked to this post, which discusses the payment model with big publishers. Namely the fact that when it comes to ebooks, the publishers make big bucks simply because they don’t have to pay for printing or distribution- but

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Anniversaries and Such

Sunday was my anniversary. Seven years ago, I married a wonderful man. It still seems like yesterday. Since our trip to Las Vegas (more on that soon, I promise) was for our anniversary, we weren’t really going to go out to dinner or anything big. Instead, we decided to take the kidlets to the beach-

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The Things We Say.

I’m still not entirely sure how the game started. I think my youngest was hanging onto my arm and I jokingly said “Just hold on, I’ll pull you to safety.” It snowballed into a game where he’d sit on the floor and hold onto my hand, slip from my grip and quietly scream as he

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Goodbye Borders.

It’s always sad when another bookstore chain closes. I remember watching Crown Books and Waldenbooks disappear, as well as smaller independent bookstores vanish in place of Borders and Barnes & Noble. Of the two, Borders always felt a bit more like a local store- with gift wrapping done by local charity groups, and plenty of

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What about other children?

I’m in lovely sunny Las Vegas, and as I just reached a wall with my novel, I thought I’d unwind a bit and look at Facebook. Where I’ve received 3 invitations each to two FB events. One, Porchlights for Caylee and the other Balloons for Caylee. Enough. It’s not that I don’t understand the outpouring

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Sensational Title Goes Here!

I think that the internet has been a good thing for news. Instead of having to wait until the next airing of the local news, you can get access to what’s going on in your area right now. Very useful. However, there are a couple of problems with internet news. Big ones, too. The first

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Frying, my culinary true love.

I admit it. If it can be fried, odds are I’ll fry it. I’ve already promised my mom to draw the line at frying butter, so don’t worry people. I won’t be installing a deep fryer here either. Saturday night, I was the lone adult in the house, and while I had food for the

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Butter Rum Lifesavers, My Dad and Me.

I talk a lot about my mom, and how much she influences me to this day. But there’s so much of me that I owe to my dad. Most of my facial features come from my dad, though most people say that I take after my mom. Other than skin tone, it’s pretty much all

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Getting caught up.

I suppose I’m glad I didn’t try to set up affiliate accounts with Amazon or Overstock. Because California wants to collect sales tax from Amazon (which, btw, they could have done ages ago), both companies severed their affiliates program. Which is a shame. Apparently people were making decent livings off of those! It’s been a

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