>> Sunday, December 5, 2010
>> Saturday, November 20, 2010
>> Wednesday, November 10, 2010
The wallpaper on my desktop is a Jack London quote that I enjoy very much. It says, “You can’t wait for inspiration, you have to go after it with a club.” Ain’t that the truth! I’ve found as a writer that I am much more productive if I sit down to write and beat the no-idea-what-to-write blahs into submission. Getting something on the page is better than getting nothing on the page!
>> Friday, November 5, 2010
>> Friday, October 29, 2010
>> Saturday, October 16, 2010
>> Tuesday, October 12, 2010
>> Thursday, October 7, 2010
>> Monday, October 4, 2010
>> Wednesday, September 29, 2010
- Use the material to make drapes to match the comforter he gnawed a hole in.
- Add a little rubber cement, a warped vinyl LP, and a busted badminton racquet and display your work as modern art. (It will distract your visitors from the other work of art your little Picasso left on the kitchen wall.)
- Tear them into little shreds and line your hamster cage.
- Market them on cable TV as the world’s first shirts with built-in air conditioning.
- Start a fashion trend. The I-just-wrestled-with-a-lawnmower look could be all the rage this season.
- Get out a needle and thread and try to repair the damage. (Has it come to that?!)
>> Saturday, September 25, 2010
>> Thursday, September 23, 2010
Much of my humor inspiration comes from the cast of characters in my home. Since I'll likely be referring to them often, I thought you might like to know a little more about them.
The Man - He's my other half, both in life and in slapstick. On our honeymoon, The Man picked me up to carry me over the threshold, and my head hit the doorjamb. I kid you not.
DSguy - Our oldest progeny, so named for his affinity for all things video game. DSguy will happily accompany me anywhere so long as he can play Nintendo DS all the way there. A particularly precocious young scholar, he will often surprise us with little gems of wisdom. When The Man mistakenly took something DSguy said literally, DSguy responded with, "Dad, I was using hyperbole--an obvious exaggeration."
Monkey Boy - Lest you think we are insulting our youngest son, I offer photographic proof that Monkey Boy can climb anything. It doesn't matter if he has a boost or not. If it stands still long enough, he can shimmy up it. Behold:
There they are, then. My fellas. My family. My story fodder.
>> Wednesday, September 22, 2010