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We installed a Little Free Library in our front yard! I fell in love with this program when I heard about it. I asked for the library for my birthday. I guess we could have built our own; there are... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at the weirdgirl
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It's only been sleeping. It's not like I didn't have anything to talk about, but I was sort of really tired of all I had to talk about. You know? But that's OK, it's time to wake up now. We... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2014 at the weirdgirl
I do this thing when I'm sick where I sit on the couch and plague myself with guilt. I look at what needs to be cleaned, I look at all the emails I should answer, I think about my To... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2014 at the weirdgirl
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Actually it was a piece of rebar. It was sticking out of one of those cement blocks you find at the end of parking spaces. I don't even know what they're called. Bumpers? Pylons? Whatever. It ripped off my bumper.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2014 at the weirdgirl
The morning routine. I shuffle to the bathroom, relieve myself, turn on the water for the shower to heat up, and then stare bleary-eyed at the scale as I inch it around the floor to find the perfect "weighing spot"... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2014 at the weirdgirl
Not that I can think of a damn thing to say at the moment but that's always the way of it. In the middle of the night I will be SO eloquent, omg. I am brills at 2:00am! After midnight... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2014 at the weirdgirl
I have the best conversations with random strangers in stores. I was just chatting with this woman in Target about how our kids turn into spoiled rotten terrors when we take them to Disneyland. She said her friend took her... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2013 at the weirdgirl
A couple of years ago when Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion came out I quickly downloaded the book to my kindle and tore through it. Partly because I hadn't heard the phrase "fast fashion" previously and I... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2013 at the weirdgirl
Swamped. Utterly swamped. PTA is a major job. And on top of that, my computer has crashed every time I've tried to post to my blog. It's kind of crazy. It's like my browser has a beef with Typepad. I... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2013 at the weirdgirl
I think I might have accidentally taken an extra beta blocker today. I don't think it will do anything bad (I think) but I'm feeling awfully sleepy. I might have only taken one pill, and it could just be that's... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2013 at the weirdgirl
Alright, so something big has happened... has been happening, really, over the last few months, and I haven't been able to talk about it before now. If I was a more attentive blogger (and perhaps a more successful one) I... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2013 at the weirdgirl
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Here's a fun project for a summer's day... our household ended up with a lot of old crocs. See, Chance likes to wear more than one color at a time, like one red croc and one green croc, so we'll... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2013 at the weirdgirl
I am nothing but a languishing pile of swollen tissues. So I've come to the conclusion that being in your 40s is definitely a mixed bag. On the one hand you've got more experience, confidence, and usually a little more... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2013 at the weirdgirl
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Oh yeah, it's swimsuit time again! For those of you just joining us, I feel compelled to make fun of the swimsuit industry every year - the photos, the styles, the posing. I don't know what it is, but the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2013 at the weirdgirl
I'm in day two of isolation. Friday I took radioactive iodine to burn out poison me turn me into a huge rampaging lizard monster treat my thyroid. I have to stay 3 feet away from people for four days because... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2013 at the weirdgirl
So a lot has happened. First, school has ended, and as usual the end of the school year kicked my ass! It's actually rather pathetic. I just can't seem to remember from year to year how busy those last two... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2013 at the weirdgirl
What's up with vacations tiring you out? Spring break week just finished. I was sooooo looking forward to sleeping in. But apparently, I negated that extra sleep by just having too much damn fun! I can't keep up with my... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2013 at the weirdgirl
So I bought this new pair of jeans. Skinny, soft, they've got a couple of those pre-made holes in them (which I'm not crazy about) but they are oh so comfortable! I figured, what's a couple of questionably fashionable holes... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2013 at the weirdgirl
I need your thoughts, please. The kid's chapter book I wrote is called The Psychic Cat. It's about a cat named Zach who can see ghosts. When a new cat moves into the neighborhood he goes to Zach for help... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2013 at the weirdgirl
When I worked for startups I had to change hats constantly. At the time I could switch my brain over to a new, unrelated task pretty easily... one minute you're writing, the next you're negotiating ad prices, then you're looking... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2013 at the weirdgirl
I'm working on my final edit pass of my first complete book. I was kind of anxious to do the sit-down-read-through but now that I'm there I'm actually enjoying it. See, I can live happily in edit-brain, just as I... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2013 at the weirdgirl
The problem I have with maintaining a blog (and this isn't something that can be helped because it is part of life) is that there are long periods where nothing happens and then everything happens all at once. My brain... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2013 at the weirdgirl
Hi Everyone! As you know, I've been writing on this blog for seven years. And, as I think happens with a lot of people who start blogs, I thought I would get a lot of other projects done in that... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2012 at the weirdgirl
So I keep accidentally reading porn. And this isn't like that time when I accidentally got a Brazilian bikini wax (hint: if you hear the wax technician say, "whoops"... stop it right there!) because going in to it I knew... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2012 at the weirdgirl
I have a cold. That is all. Actually, that's not all. Chance started school again yesterday! He's in second grade this year. He was very excited and I'm pretty excited to have some quiet time, too. But what that means... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2012 at the weirdgirl