Adorable Increases by One-Third


  Molly’s doing very well. She’s refusing to eat her dog food, so we’re giving her whatever she will eat, namely: peanut butter sandwiches, chicken soup, chili, biscuits with honey and cinnamon rolls. To be fair, if I’d had a leg lopped off, there’s no way you’d be handing me a bowl of dried corn […]

September 30, 2008

The Good with the Bad


I have a new story up at The Foghorn,* which officially leaves me with no projects on the back burner (save the looming novel). Perhaps I can write this weekend with a sad dog face in my lap. In other good news, Molly is actually not so sad; she’s apparently walked two blocks already, with […]

September 26, 2008

For smart people who enjoy being righteously petty


I am passing this bit of brilliance on from a friend (and with an especial nod to my mother, who will be cleaning out her bank account forthwith): Since Palin gave her speech accepting the Republican nomination for the Vice Presidency, Barack Obama’s campaign has raised over $10 million dollars. Some of you may already be […]

September 24, 2008

Just a Link and Nothing More


Gourmet magazine got more than they bargained for when they commissioned an article on the Maine Lobster Festival and got Consider the Lobster by David Foster Wallace, who I never knew was awesome until I read the coverage following to his suicide. I love that he seems to veer completely off-topic (and acknowledges this eerily […]

September 19, 2008



On the topic of being stupid busy… – Boss is out of town, which used to mean slacker heaven, but now means a chance to get work done on my other, “real” job. Schedules and meetings and paperwork, oh my! On the upside: totally wearing sneakers. I dare you to fire me. – Uncle Bypass […]

September 18, 2008

That’s what she said: An Interlude


AJ: Too short. Sarah: How ‘bout these? AJ: Still too short. And they barely have any head on them. Sarah: It looks like you can get the long kind or the kind with a big head, but not both. AJ: I need both! Sarah: I know! AJ: This is dumb. Why wouldn’t they make them […]

September 12, 2008

Because, well, sure.


There’s a handful happening in Other Shoe Land today. Most notably, the triple-bypass surgery of a favorite and hilarious uncle, who I hope comes through with only teensy amount of discomfort and sets hospital records during the healing process. Everyone in the Ace Deuce is thinking of you today. Get better. No, seriously. Other, smaller […]

September 11, 2008


Blog, Essays

Autumn. You know I love you. I speak of your love year-round, waiting, planning, dreaming of orange. My love is constant and pure. You are every bit as delicious as the Pumpkin Spice Latte that heralds you into my life every September 1st. But we need to talk. I try to be a respectful lover, […]

September 4, 2008