Saturday, May 31, 2008

The Shit

has hit the net!

The Shit Creek Review, that is!

I have three poems online (here, here, and here) in the new Masks issue. I am blown away by the gorgeous artwork and design at SCR! Not to mention a great selection of literary works... Rock on, Shit Creek!

A few more poems are also up at The Chimaera (the Belonging and Alienation issue). Another really terrific online journal. Go pay them a visit!

Friday, May 30, 2008

Happy Birthday M!

Today is my husband's birthday. Welcome to the old 3-6 my dear!

Of course, this means big doings in the kitchen. A mess of homemade fajitas with all the goodies...I bought some really nice-looking tomatoes yesterday to make from-scratch salsa, etc...

I am hungry already. Bring on the Coronas with lime!

If only the weather was cooperating...Alas, it will be a rainy-day birthday dinner. All the better to light the candles by, I say!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

The list of things I ought to be doing is daunting. So, of course, I'm fooling around with my blog instead.

Having just endured picking up Z in the nightmarish High School parking lot, (where I was almost creamed by other vehicles like three times), I need some chill time. Or a margarita. Ack. I live five minutes away. It took 45 minutes to get home. Yeah, it's that bad. Finals week, you know?

I'm also updating my resume (again) in case Dionne Warwick is hiring psychic friends. I have decided the job market is utterly sucktastic. I should write Harlequin Romance Novels. I bet the pay is pretty decent.

I must also avoid the kitchen, where an excellent vanilla bean cake, fresh strawberries and real whipped cream beckon.

'Cuz I already had that for breakfast, yo.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008


Feeling much, much better.

Hard at work on the summer 08 blossombones. I'm really excited about the looks of this issue...and the fabulous lineup of writers therein!

Also: check it! Three of my poems are featured at the new online zine, Brain Box. Very cool indeed. I think Brain Box has a really great look, and a nice variety of poetry and artwork, too. Visit them. And submit some poems, too! They're currently taking subs for the next issue.

(As a side note, I had bit of trouble loading them in Safari. If you are a MacUser--as I am--use Firefox to visit the site.)


More bits and pieces are forthcoming. In the meantime, I got some spiffy new glasses. (The last pair being over four years old and crooked...'cuz I totally sat on them and then just tried to twist the frame back into shape myself.) These are much, much better:

I especially dig the bit of rhinestone bling at the corners.


I also did something totally ridiculous the other day, and bought an $11.00 bottle of pomegranate shampoo. In the spirit of in for a penny, in for a pound, I also bought an $11.00 bottle of conditioner.

Let's not even talk about the green tea infused hair gel.

My hair smells mighty nice. And the frizz has calmed a bit. Not sure it's worth eleven bucks (x3), though.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

cough. hack. sniffle.

Crapity. I hate being sick.

I am missing one of the plays at the Goodman today, (I have season tickets) because of this whole fever/cold/sore throat business, which came on rather suddenly Thursday night.

At least I am considerate enough not to go anyway and cough all over the other theater-goers!

But I still hate to waste the ticket.

So, I'm a little bummed about that.


I am half-way done with the proofs for Summer--more are going out today. I took yesterday off to rest and such.


I also just finished reading Demon Theory by Stephen Graham Jones, which is so, so, fabulous. I shall have to write up a little rave for goodreads! If you dig horror film, humor, pop culture trivia, and all that good stuff, you'll totally love Demon Theory. Actually, I plan to read it a second time, eventually. It's that good.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Check it out!

The summer lineup for blossombones is posted here.

Thanks to everyone who submitted! Y'alls rock.

Thursday, May 8, 2008


Warm days are popping up on occasion...this always makes me feel a little crazy. Like I want to sit on the roof and drink beer and stare at the moon crazy. Or maybe I want to write something extra weird crazy. Don't know for sure.

Speaking of crazy, Harley the semi-wonder dog is driving me out of my mind. He stares at me. Like ALL the time. He's getting extra-needy in his old age. I love my dog, but it's gettin' a little creepy. Wonder what he's thinking...

He probably just wants my sandwich. Or my mac and cheese.

So now I'll have to purge my brain and write a story about a dog. A creepy horror / sci fi thing that makes no sense, except to me. Maybe I'll post it when I'm done. Uh huh. Maybe.

I have a feeling it's going to be a strange summer.


I have finished responding to all the poetry subs...both exciting and exhausting, this editing thing. I love it though! I get to read some amazing stuff, which I can't wait to share with you all!

We've got some damn fine short fiction for summer too!

I can't wait to get started putting it all together! Expect us to go live by mid-June.


Currently Reading (Fiction): Magic for Beginners by Kelly Link

This book is everything good short fiction should be...beautiful, strange, utterly enchanting, and just a little scary. I love it! It's one of those books you hope will never end...

Currently Reading (Poetry): ECTOPLASMIC NECROPOLIS by Blood Pudding Press

Everything from BPP is so wonderfully unexpected! I've been flirting with the pages for the last couple of days, checking out the poems here and there, in between loads of laundry or during optometrist-recommended breaks from the computer screen. I'm just digging all the varied and intriguing voices lingering between the folds of paper...And I'm totally thrilled to be a little part of this collection!

You should totally buy one, you know.



A few new bits of poesy...coming soon!


I seem to blog in fragments, these days.