Tell us about a sensation — a taste, a smell, a piece of music — that transports you back to childhood. I don’t normally make New Year’s Resolutions. I’m not really into the failure/guilt trip cycle that they represent. But this year I accidentally made a resolution. My mom texted me on New Year’s Day… Continue reading Remembrance of Vail Past
Daily Prompt: Tell us about the object of your dejection — something you made, a masterpiece unfinished, or some sort of project that failed to meet your expectations. What did you learn from the experience? How would you do things differently next time? The object of my dejection? Fiction. I can’t write it. Oh, I… Continue reading Fiction Affliction
Stuffing a bird or making a pot roast this holiday season? Make sure you put a bay leaf in it! Daily Prompt: We all have our semi-secret, less-known personal favorites — a great B-side, an early work by an artist that later became famous, an obscure (but delicious) family recipe. Share one of your unsung… Continue reading The Unsung Hero of My Kitchen: Bay Leaf
Where do I write? I don’t have a desk. I bought a desk last year and tried to make a writing station for myself, but my apartment has a serious lack of space. I got rid of it because there was no real place for it, and it was too small to fit my laptop… Continue reading Where I Write
It’s interesting this prompt came today, because just Saturday I was bouncing around the question of what is my favorite painting? I’m reading The Gardner Heist, about the paintings stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in 1990, and it’s probably one of the most infuriating things I’ve ever read. I challenge anyone to read… Continue reading Peasant Wedding: Are You a Boy or a Girl?
This is for the daily prompt. It’s no wonder my relationship with religion has always been skewed. My first taste of outside repression came in the form of my first babysitter, Phyllis. Phyllis was a very nice Sunday school teacher. I didn’t go to her Sunday School classes, but I spent time at her house,… Continue reading My First Repression
I was going to write a post on this anyway, then I found the topic as a daily prompt from few weeks ago, which is perfect. In the spring of 2012 I read Douglas Adams’s Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency. In the fall of 2012, I read it again. There is just something about this… Continue reading The Book I Like to Read Again and Again: Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency
People who know me know that I don’t enjoy being asked inane questions, and I recently blogged about the inane question phenomenon here. So imagine my delight when I saw the Daily Prompt for today was “What question do you hate to be asked?” Well, since you asked and its December, I’ll tell you.
This is the WordPress Daily Prompt for November 26. The thing that most provoked my fight or flight response? A boy. At the time I was “so 22” as Taylor Swift might say, and the crush-boy was an 18-year-old skater. I don’t know what it was about him (ah, skater boys), but every time I… Continue reading You’re Cute: Don’t Let Me Throw Up On You
This was the WordPress Daily Prompt from November 23. I used line 3 from page 82 of Holidays on Ice by David Sedaris. It just happens to be a quote. What a great conversation starter. It’s something that would likely be said by someone having a bad day. Maybe this guy’s (we’ll call him Jim)… Continue reading Variations on a Theme