Thinking About My Dad and a Bird All Over Again
You may have heard me tell this story but since it’s Father’s Day it’s on my mind so I’m sharing it again. My dad was a talkative guy unless there was something he didn’t want you to know about, which was often. Several years ago I went home for a visit and found something new at the house that I just had to ask him about even though I knew that I wasn’t going to get...
Riding With The Big Man →
In honor of Father’s Day here are a few words about my dad, Springsteen and Clarence Clemons.
Happy Birthday to America's #1 Husband! - the... →
slackmistress: Today is Will’s birthday. It’s also Paul McCartney’s birthday. So when the Beatles sing “You say it’s your birthday…it’s my birthday too, yeah!” they’re actually talking to Will. I hope she’s talking about me.
While Watching "Switched at Birth."
slackmistress: Will: So, wait. When were they switched? Me: At birth. Will: Do they ever say that? Me: It’s called “Switched at Birth.” I am not bright.
@OneSmallFire: Twenty →
onesmallfire: Was not that long ago I was taking 15 hours as a Junior in Film School at The University of Kansas and had 3 jobs in 2 different towns I couldn’t (still can’t) draw, but I aced my final Experimental Animation class by running 3-minutes of 16mm through a sewing machine. (It was silent, I should… This got me to thinking: When I was twenty: I bought my first car, got my...
Including One Made While One Of You Was Drunk
Thanks new Tumblr dashboard for reminding me of all of those blogs I started and quickly abandoned. Nothing like being reminded that I sometimes bite off more than I can chew.
Everybody, take a breath. We’d do well to remember that books don’t put darkness...– LA Review of Books Blog: The Outsiders (Caissie St. Onge) Read the rest at the link above. (via slackmistress) The lesson here is to stop saying “Who will think of the children?” and let the children think for themselves.
What's Your Worst Date in Six Words? →
woodlandcreature: Oh, I have a few: Dude almost puked on the sidewalk. Asked over dinner, “Friends with benefits?” Told hot bartender I’m his sister. So boring, minutes felt like hours. Kiss-attacked me, against my will. Neighbor asked if I’m his daughter. First date ever at Burger King. Had a puggle named Jackie Kennedy. Grouchy when I wouldn’t come upstairs. Baked me cookies, was...
On The Kid and Being a Kid →
Can we talk baseball for a second? Over at Amazin’ Avenue, Matthew Callan shared some eloquent and honest thoughts on what former Met Gary Carter had meant to him. In case you don’t follow baseball, Carter was recently diagnosed with cancer and the prognosis is not encouraging. While I keep Gary and his family in my thoughts I wish I had been a bigger fan of his growing up. I liked...
Superego, Episode 3:4 →
crockeronline: June 1st, 2011 - Featuring Paul F. Tompkins, Julie Klausner, Andy Daly, and Patton Oswalt. Clear that June Gloom right out of your head with this packed episode of improvised absurdity. Follow the link above, or CLICK HERE to get it all from iTunes. If you’re not listening to Superego you should come over to get your keyboard because you’re out of the band.