Archives: November 2011

What I’ve learned from blogging daily.

I’m almost 2/3 of the way through NaBloPoMo. I thought it would be harder. But maybe it’s because I realized a couple of things early on. Blogging is much easier for me than working on my creative writing. Since I’ve been blogging about my life for the last 9 years (on Livejournal up until I

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He did it!

“He did it! Zorro peed!” My oldest came running down the stairs, and stared up at me as I tried to shift gears from the news story I was watching. I took a deep breath and wondered what sort of mess I was going to have to clean up, since Zorro is our cat. “Where.”

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Is Klout Still Relevant?

In this space, I’ve talked about Klout’s change to their algorithm. For a lot of social media types, it’s been disastrous- since companies who hired them wanted to know their personal Klout scores to use as a gauge of effectiveness. Then it came out that Klout created shadow profiles for you if someone you’re connected

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School recitals & fits of rebellion

Today was Little Kidlet’s first big school recital. They tend to have something once a month. It could be a parade in the schoolyard or a bigger show in the school’s chapel (it’s at a church). Off I went with camera in hand. Despite being there early, there were people in rows ahead of me

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Muse. Or the devil sitting on my shoulder, you pick.

Here I am, trying to write a blog post that has nothing to do with my kids or being sick. I’ve started a few posts, but as I start typing, I hear her purr in the background. One of the characters from the thing I shouldn’t be writing at all, my literary equivalent of a

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Sorry, this isn’t a real post.

I’m still not feeling very well. But we’re back to the week and the strain of everything is making me a little brain dead. Herman Cain’s wife defended him against the sexual harassment charges. I’m not sure what that’s supposed to prove- since it’s not like she can speak to how he acts when she

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Checking in

I’m finally getting my day off. I felt lousy this morning and discovered I had a 100.8 fever. So it’s just me, a bag of chips and a Criminal Minds marathon- which means, I’d like some reassurance that human beings are actually decent. The Little Kidlet is doing well. He still has a fever off

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Getting out my soapbox for a bit.

I haven’t posted much about Occupy Wall Street- though I know that if you’re just watching the news, you probably get the idea that it’s a bunch of slackers/stoners/modern hippies in their 20s or 30s. In fact, it’s probably more like the demographic makeup of the earliest tea party rallies (before the GOP took over

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My Day Off

Today was My Day Off. I get them now and then, when my mother-in-law has the day off from work and the kidlets have a day off from school. On previous days off, I’ve gone to Disneyland, and even a writing-fest at Starbucks. They were great, and I’ve been looking forward to this one. Yesterday,

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Fallout from allegations.

I’m sure you’ve heard about the troubling allegations coming out of Penn State. That Jerry Sandusky, an assistant coach, allegedly* sexually assaulted several children over the years- in Penn State properties. It was reported to college officials, and nothing was done to report the crime to police. Joe Paterno, Penn State’s revered coach was involved

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