Friday, June 29, 2007

it's here.....

I received my contributor's copies of Fourteen Hills ( Vol. 13 No. 2 ) this week, and I think the journal looks fabulous!

My poem, "Sister Mary Margaret v. Rachel Lee, Age 17 St. Mary Magdalene House for Unwed Mothers, 1974" is on page 11...

I couldn't be more excited!

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Ten reasons to be happy today. . .

Admittedly, I have been feeling a tad under the weather, because various health issues are rearing ugly, hydra-like heads lately. (Ack. Among other things.)

Therefore, I thought it might be helpful to make a list of all the good stuff going on right now.

Reasons to be happy today:

1. I am having so much fun working on the blossombones site! (I think it's coming along nicely, too.)

2. dark chocolate m&ms (!)

3. I have a wonderful stack of unread books sitting on my desk right now. . .and I still have an unused gift card for Barnes and Noble, so there's more to come!

4. According to my mother--who knows pretty much everything--the cicadas will be gone by the 4th of July. We'll see. (They keep flying into the windshield of my car. Clumsy suckers!)

5. I finally figured out how to put a photo up on my blogger profile. I am ashamed to admit it took me a week to figure it out. Ah technology!

6. I am getting my hair cut this week. Much needed, especially in this heat.

7. I am writing again, after a two-week-long case of serious writer's block.

8. My wonderful yoga class. . .which I am really looking forward to this week.

9. I finally got my diploma in the mail!

10. Movies. I love movies. And--I have several unwatched DVDs sitting in the TV cabinet, so maybe I'll watch one tonight.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

a mini-rant from an insomniac and Mac user. . .

Okay, I'm just wondering why blogger is not fully compatible with Safari?

I seriously had to sign out, open Firefox, and sign in again just to post a link.

Pardon my French text-speak, but WTF?

Perhaps my lack of sleep is just making me cranky!

shameless plug

Having just mentioned the blossombones blog in my previous post, I think a shameless plug for the e-zine is in order.

First, a little information about the online literary journal blossombones--written up by the charming and delightful Melissa Culbertson. (with a little input from moi. . .) Thanks Melissa!

ABOUT blossombones:

blossombones is a literary e-zine that prides itself in featuring work that in some way deals with the feminine experience. We are interested in publishing innovative, fresh writing that uses concrete language and experimental as well as traditional forms. We are dedicated to publishing only the best work. Please do not send us didactic prose, weepy emo rants, or anything that could belong in a Hallmark card. Though blossombones is especially interested in woman-centered writing, writers of both sexes are encouraged to submit. You have an equal opportunity with us whether you are a poet laureate with ten books under your belt or you are a newcomer to the literary scene.

While the main site for blossombones is currently under construction, I expect to have it up and running within the next week or two. In the meantime, be sure to visit our blog for information about the journal, and other fun stuff. You can find the blog at:

Top 5 reasons why I'd still like to be Wonder Woman when I grow up. . .

While I've already posted this on the blossombones blog, I feel strangely compelled to add this post to Mythology and Milk, as well.

Top 5 reasons why I'd still like to be Wonder Woman when I grow up:

1. Who else can pull off looking like a bada$$ in a tiara?

2. Those short-shorts double as a cheat sheet for my astronomy exam.

3. Foil bracelets useful for wrapping leftovers if they happen to go out of style. (the bracelets, not the leftovers!)

4. I am convinced that I would deliver a far more effective roundhouse kick to the face to any would-be enemies if only I had red boots instead of knee socks and hush puppies.

5. I am almost as nerdy as Diana Prince. (Even at an early age, as this picture clearly demonstrates.) Ask anyone who knows me.

Monday, June 11, 2007

Welcome to Mythology and Milk. . .

. . .because one can never have too much of a good thing!

Is blogging an addictive behavior?