Saturday, September 21, 2013


in times new  roman in microsoft word, a regular asterisk is bolder than a bolded one.

Friday, June 21, 2013


the phrase "cute as a bug" is cute as a bug.

Thursday, February 14, 2013


if they'd had cell phones when i was growing up [and if i'd had one as a kid], life would have been far easier for me in those long periods of standing around mortified that i had no one to talk to.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

kansas city

whenever someone says kansas city, I want to ask them, "kansas or missouri?" because i know all about there being a kansas city, kansas, and a kansas city, missouri, and how they're right there touching each other on the map, and i want people to think i'm smart for knowing this.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

sad wake-up

when you dream you've just landed an agent (a dream so vivid you have one of those moments where the dream-you thinks to herself, this is so great, i'm glad it's not a dream), the one thing that should give it away, beyond the fact that the agent has sent you a sheaf of pages praising each and every one of your chapters, is the fact he's also sent you a pile of forks and tiny spoons.

Friday, April 6, 2012


when your dog likes to go into your closet and pull out one of your shoes and then pull out of your shoe the rubbery inside part, the part that i think is called the insole, and chew on it, and when you then find that insole [or most of it] lying on the rug and shove it back into your shoe and then walk around all day with one of your insoles stuck in your shoe upside down, so the heel part is where your toes are and the toe part is where your heels are, it doesn't feel any different.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012


it's hard to hum the theme to metropolis.