Wednesday, March 26, 2008

A sad, but beautiful, post

I just read a lovely post at Lively Women and thought I'd share the link, though I must warn you -- it's very, very sad.

Blogger Kristen King has written an incredibly moving tribute to the younger brother she lost five years ago today in a car-related accident. I think it's worth a look, and if it touches you as much as it touches me, I'm sure she'd like to hear your thoughts.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

101 Unconventional Uses for a Wood Chipper

I'll need everyone's help on this one...

Here's my contribution:

101. Carrot shredder.
100. Dead body disposer.
99. Enron documents graveyard.

Your turn...!

Monday, March 24, 2008

I want to do this!

If you have about 2 minutes, play this video. I definitely could see myself being a part of such a great "prank"... could you see yourself doing it?

Friday, March 21, 2008

If you were a color...

... what would it be?

(I would be burnt orange.)

Monday, March 17, 2008

Five Fortune Cookie Notes You'll Never See

1. "You're going to be hit by a bus tomorrow. No lucky numbers here for you."

2. "The meal you just ate was poisoned. Love, Your Ex"

3. "Why the hell are you reading me? It's your life. What do I care what you do with it?"

4. "You have no future. In fact, even your present looks a little sketchy."

5. "Eat a breath mint, for god's sake! You reek!"

Your turn.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Creativity Infusion

I have tons of writing projects that are going to require more than a modicum of imagination. Consequently, I've decided to come up with creative titles for classic novels. Please join me!

  • "Whore and Peas" (about ex-Gov Spitzer, perhaps?)
  • "Atlas Unplugged" (for the MTV generation)
  • "For Whom the Smell Rolls" (I need a better one for this)
  • "The Drapes of Plath" (Sylvia Plath fans will love her decorating tips)
  • "All Quiet on the Festerin' Stump" (amputation at its worst)

Help! Help!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Makes ya wonder

A Random Thought That Entered My Busy Brain Today:

Does anyone else have the sneaking suspicion that grocery stores simply label bruised, "imperfect" fruit as organic?

Then, they can sell the stuff at higher prices instead of pitching it.

It would be a brilliant, if deceptive, marketing ploy.

Monday, March 3, 2008


Has a week passed already? Is it really Monday?

With all the zaniness (and Foo-Foo's evil declaration, of course), I've barely had time to think or breathe. Thank goodness I had a FABU (pronounced "fab-'ooo" for the uninitiated) brunch with two of my bestest-in-the-westest buddies yesterday. It was fast, but fun. And then it was back to the grind.

In any case, I wanted to give a shout out to Jason over at Clarity of Night. He had to judge 73 (!) awesome entries for his latest contest, and yours truly (#73, by the way -- got it in with a minute left on the deadline) even snagged an honorable mention. Stop by and read 'em all. Trust me, though -- mine is incredibly blah by comparison. (I really love Sarah Hina's. So touching and gorgeous. She's a terrific writer.)

I hope to post more often this week, but you never know! Regardless, Foo-Foo has not yet unleashed his bunny weapons, but I'm half expecting a stealth attack any minute.

(Wait... are those footsteps I hear behind me... carrots I smell?... uh, oh...)