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writing the perfect storm
i had planned to write a post about something way more work related today — specifically, some musings on the home office. but as i’ve sat here in my home office all week, listening to my constant MSNBC soundtrack in the next room, i couldn’t help but think of so much more important things happening in the […]More
what is your reach?
it’s been a crazy couple weeks with work and i have pretty much let everything else go: no writing, no workouts, stress eating, a sink full of dishes and a personal to-do list a mile long. i’m so grossed out by my own self! so this morning, i vowed to get back on track. the […]More
how long does it take you to write a post?
just curious! i have been working on something about the Melania Speechgate for what seems like all day, but truthfully has been just a couple hours now (post Miss Girl bedtime) of actually writing and researching links and such to back up what i’m writing. was hoping to post tonight, but at 1:00, it is hours past […]More
5 on Friday: a(nother) Writing 101 mashup
(photo: thrillist.com) um. didn’t Writing 101 end like 6 weeks ago? you’re asking. i know, right? but here i am. still. did i ever tell y’all that i didn’t graduate college on time? yeah, somehow at the finish line, i still needed one more class and ended up hanging around Winter Park for the summer […]More
counting on sweater weather! (a Writing 101 mashup)
(image: ZC Textiles) it won’t truly be sweater weather here in Atlanta for another month, at least. but a girl can dream over a pumpkin spice latté (or not — because you would never ever catch me drinking that shit). thank goodness, Jolineys over at Keeping Track included me in her so-very-fall-ish Sweater Weather Tag so […]More
Friday favorites: this week’s 5 best reads
here it is, the very last day of Writing 101 and i still have a backlog of about 5 assignments. oh well! hitting yesterday’s prompt today: For those who didn’t reach out to someone, publish a roundup of great reads: blog posts or articles you’ve enjoyed this week and want to share with your followers. […]More
Writing 101: a map and a stat
aww hell, y’all. i just realized Blogtober starts tomorrow. looks like Helene and Tay are maybe not playing this year, so not sure which group i will link up with. (alternates, anyone?) with a backlog of Writing 101 posts, plus an urge to get back to some of my normal posts, maybe not finding a […]More
achievements, memories and aspirations in hardcover
i want to say we have too many books. but can you ever have too many books?! i often envy Modern Ms. Darcy for having a job that revolves around books. i can’t keep up. in my good pace, i read about a book a month. lately, the pace is terrible. (i know i owe a […]More
stealing from myself: a poetweetagram
Wuss zone by Kristin Is about to be 1 badass scramble. And realize the sunroof is open. That this should be on my table Epically bad is about to happen In treasonous twitter rant I should probably pray more often. Jeans I just bought suddenly giant! Insane people who don’t listen. More fun Friday nights […]More
Writing 101: the space to write
for Day 6 (i know. that was a really long time ago), we were asked to describe the place where we write. i’m not quite done with it, but am at a place with my office make-over that i felt like it was finally ready to write this post and have some pictures to share! […]More
Writing 101: dear Lottery Gods . . .
dear Lottery Gods, we need to talk. i’m the truest of the true believers. a faithful participant in your rituals. a regular proselytizer, spreading your gospel. winning my fortune $1 at a time is just. not. cutting it. i want to know what more i need to do to receive the joy of your bounty. […]More
Writing 101: coffee talk
if we were having coffee right now, i’d tell you how excited i am to be the only one awake in the house. i’d tell you it’s my very favorite time of day — when things are quiet and clean. it’s one of my very few windows of me time, so it’s a really perfect […]More
Writing 101: rules, schmules.
i’m late. i’m incomplete. i’m out of order. i didn’t follow directions. but i’m here. i haven’t done my assignment since last Friday. there were nosebleed seats to be sat in at a Falcons game (rise up!). there were reflections to capture for a blogiversary (happy, happy!). and there was some general re-arranging of life that necessitated […]More
happy blogiversary: 1 year, 10 lessons
i can’t believe it’s been an entire year since, following much deliberation and obsessing, finessing and freaking the fuck out, i quietly and haltingly, over several glasses of wine, took the password protection off this bad boy and unleashed it on the world. i was so nervous, y’all. what would anyone think? maybe no one […]More
Friday favorites: procrastination edition
so today’s Writing 101 challenge asked us to write a post about one of 5 Tweets. this one obviously spoke to me. it’s been a weird, long short week. and i definitely believe procrastination is essential to creativity. here are a few ways i have procrastinated this week. and i totally feel more creative for […]More
navigating digital dependence: lost without my GPS
[tap, tap, tap] huh. what the . . . ? [shake, shake] what’s wrong with this thing? hmpf. is it broken? [holds map to ear, then looks at it again in disbelief.] i don’t get it. why isn’t the lady telling me where to turn? it’s been a long short week, y’all. that’s all i […]More
fall is for nesting: 3 home projects for the season
every year, when the calendar turns to September, my focus turns from working on my tan to working on my surroundings. i think there’s some primal instinct that kicks in and knows in a couple months, i’ll be spending much more time inside, so i better make my home someplace i’ll really enjoy being during […]More
a day late and a post short: 7 things i like about writing
i know i mentioned at the beginning of the month that i’m trying really hard to get back into the habit of writing more regularly. to that end, i signed up for The Daily Post’s Writing 101 workshop. each day for 4 weeks, there is an assignment “that warms up your writing muscles and helps […]More
good start: 6 tips for making your day great
(photo: zastaviky.com) okay. so i have been slacking over here. a lot. i know it. it’s been a weird summer. but it’s now a new month and i’m determined to get my mess back in gear. to that end, i’m making every effort to post (nearly?) every day. and you’ll probably see a lot of […]More
real neat blog!
woosh. it has been a heck of an evening. i have a lot of things about the day rolling through my mind to write about — some realizations, some good times and maybe a belated Wine Wednesday. but for now, Spy just left in a whirlwind of activity, including Miss Girl and me having road […]More
a plot of earth (and one badass cat)
(photo: metro.us) You’re given a plot of land and have the financial resources to do what you please. What’s the plan? well, nobody ever said it would be a vast or gorgeous piece of land. but i do hope the cat comes with it. that dude don’t play. and he will definitely cut a bitch […]More
ode to the single girl’s supper
i have never learned to make a proper omelette. i’m too impatient. i cook them too fast. they get too brown, stick to the pan and inevitably end up as a scramble. sounds like a bit of a metaphor for my life sometimes . . . hrmmm . . . so my imperfect — yet […]More
words of encouragement: proud
it was last Saturday morning. the temperature was hovering around 30° and with Spy leaving for his Europe trip that afternoon, i was in a time crunch. i had to work out before my 10:30 hair appointment. it was the last chance i would have for 2 weeks to go for my morning run on […]More