Saturday, November 24, 2007

Holiday Prep...

Am suddenly feeling a little overwhelmed by the holidays.

This is what my kitchen looks like when I bake pie. As you can see, it's the real deal. A godawful mess, but worth it.

I figure I can't complain because I did not have to get up at the a$$crack of dawn to make turkey.

Besides, there is nothing quite like homemade apple pie.

Did you know: when combined with French Vanilla ice cream, it deadens the side effects of holiday drama?

Trust me.

I hope everyone had a lovely holiday.

I hope there was pie.

That is all.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

What's new:

Three of my poems are in the Fall 2007 issue of wicked alice. You'll find them here :)

*Be sure to check out my co-editor Melissa's poems as well!


Friday, November 9, 2007

road trippin'

(A.K.A. My rather goofy little photo essay.)

It's been a while since I've posted! Had a lovely time in Door County this last weekend, where all was very quiet and autumnal.

This was the view from my room. Lovely. While we were officially past the peak fall foliage season, I thought the scenery was still very beautiful.

A few more pics--

This one's at the was strange to see the place so utterly devoid of boats!

Ah well, at least I learned to whittle wood:

(Impressive, no?)


I was also rather amused by this:

Stop! Do not drive directly into the bay.


Yeah. We were feeling a little loopy towards the end:


Had some really great wines here and here. Did quite a bit of just walking around, too. Very nice.

Anyway, it's been a bit hectic since getting back and catching up with all things domestic and otherwise. I've also managed to do a bit of writing this week, so perhaps the break did me a bit of good after all...

Thursday, November 1, 2007

In honor of All Saints Day...

Your Deadly Sins

Gluttony: 40%

Sloth: 40%

Greed: 20%

Wrath: 20%

Envy: 0%

Lust: 0%

Pride: 0%

Chance You'll Go to Hell: 17%

You'll die from a diabetic coma.

Okay, so I'm no saint, but if you do the math....I have an 83% chance of heavenly bliss...

Not bad for a lapsed/former catholic, eh?

reading period(s) for blossombones

(I've posted this on the blossombones blog as well.)

Just in case I don't get the chance to update the website until next week (which seems likely considering my current schedule), I'm posting reminders about our reading period(s).

Unless we've written to you personally, today is the last day to submit work to be considered for the Fall/Winter issue of blossombones.

Keep in mind that we do have rolling submissions, and work received between November 2nd and May 1st will be considered for the Spring/Summer issue. (So even if you've missed the November deadline, please do consider submitting for the next issue.)

I hope to post a complete list of contributors by mid-December at the latest (about a month before the issue goes online).

If you haven't heard from us yet, expect an email within the next six weeks!