Day 195 of 200: One Greedy Gulp

I’m not sure how you spent your Saturday, but I spent mine plowing through An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen. It was one of those books that exactly hit the spot I needed — a craving perfectly sated. I needed something light and engrossing. I tried to shove two heavier-themed (Inheritance and An Orchestra of Minorities) books next to each other and…

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Day 194 of 200: Five Thoughts on ‘A Star is Born’

Thought 1 You can dye her hair brown or orange or whatever and give her “natural-looking” makeup, but you can’t make me believe Lady Gaga is ugly. In fact, she’s super charming in this movie and I think she looks stunning in the brown hair and natural makeup. Every time she ran her finger down her profile I wanted to hug her. Thought 2 Right…

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Day 191 of 200: Tales from the Polar Vortex Day III

Now that the polar vortex has broken I’ve got a chill I can’t seem to shake. My insides feel like they’re constantly shivering even though I’m fully-clothed under a warm blanket with a tiny, furry space heater curled next to me. In 159 words I’m going to sink into a hot bath and then hit the sheets. I’m zonked. Yesterday’s furnace-anxiety was replaced by pee-anxiety….

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Day 189 of 200: Tales from the Polar Vortex Day I

It was nearly six o’clock. I was curled up under a blanket with Bowlaway by Elizabeth McCracken. It was WhyHastThouForsakenUs° out and the wind was howling. I snuggled deeper into the couch, and marveled at nice it was to read on the Kindle with one hand. This way, I could keep one arm under the blanket. Right about then the electricity blinked out. It’s amazing…

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Day 188 of 200: Quoting Myself

As another polar vortex slides into MN’s DMs, schools all across the metro area are cancelling classes for the next two days. And because parents apparently hate spending too much time with their children they’re whining again about the namby pambiness of school administrators. Yes, we’re singing the “back in my day” blues again. Barf. So, let me point you to this blog post I…

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Day 187 of 200: I am Brainless

I’ve been staring at this blank box for about an hour. I’ve been wracking my brain looking for something, anything to write about. I got nothing. My brain is totally devoid of thoughts today. I’m lucky breathing is an autonomic process or I’d be dead. Writing is not the only victim of my brainlessness. I tried to think of something to cook for CSA Supperclub…

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