Monthly Archives: March 2010

How we finally decided not to get cable

Last Friday night my BFF Sarah and her second-grader Georgia had a sleepover at our house with Maggie and Oliver. It was an all-out preschool rager complete with banned movies and copious amount of hitherto forbidden foods. Something called “fruit

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Posted in kids, life, Mister

Naughty dreams

I’ve been dreaming about men other than my husband. Last night, for example, Dave Eggers and I, each chastely in our own sleeping bags, laid face-to-face discussing trucker hats and real estate with a most delicious and thrilling intimacy. The

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Posted in life

I am 48.7% successful

Way back when I was only 39, I made a list of things to do before I turned 40. Some of them were simple (eating hot dogs) and some of them were not so simple (writing a novel). Some of

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Posted in life, lists, literary life

Please stand by

We are in the mountains, accomplishing (a little late) number 13 on the list of things to do before my 40th birthday. (Yes, we are still going to review the list together to see how I measure up to my

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Posted in kids, life, lists, travel

Literary Death Match Smackdown!

I could see that photographer shooting me from below and I knew it was a bad idea. Finally! The Literary Death Match (otherwise known as the best night of my recent life) recap. Listen to KFOG’s Peter Finch describe it

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Posted in literary life

Mexico redux: ailments, injuries, and issues

I believe I promised you gringos falling into holes: In addition to all the fun and sun in Mexico, there seemed to be quite a few ailments, injuries, and issues in our group. Some of the usual stuff: upset stomachs,

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Posted in Mexico, travel, travel writing