Category: Everything Else Drawer

  • Feast

    I dreamed a dream of a place I’ve dreamed before. A small house on the riverbank, the street-facing portion obscured by what once was a barn and now looked to be a shop. In the Before-dream this then-barn was a labyrinth of pipes and steam and ruddy, greasy water puddles. Angle iron stairs and painted-over […]

  • Please no

    They let me write another thing:

  • Standing – NaBloPoMo Day 16

    It’s Giftmas Sales Season (GSS) and I get to person the booth at the first big giftmas market of the year. You may think this is the Worst Thing Evar, but it’s not. Everyone is happy. Excited. Fulla beans. There’s enough time for Humbuggery; today though I’m looking forward to hearing about grandkids, vacation plans, […]

  • Cat videos – NaBloPoMo Day 13

    Let’s take a moment to remember the origins of something that’s changed the way we do business, the way we consume arts and culture, and ultimately, the way we communicate. In the 1960s, the US government (particularly the department of defence) was working to develop a communications network that could reliably be deployed across great […]

  • So that was a thing – NaBloPoMo Day 12

    *warning: you may wish to pre-clutch your pearls because this is a seriously hardcore post* we went to the new Costco today. I was supposed to get a hot dog but I didn’t. #HisNibs made a hot dog for supper at home instead. The new Costco is exactly like the old Costco, except bigger, filled […]

  • Wrong Universe – NaBloPoMo Day 8

    My mum was a brilliant woman. So was my grandmother. So is my aunt. So is my other aunt. It’s pretty cool the amount of brain power all the wymmyns be bringin’ all up in this family. I used to sit on the corner of mum’s bed and watch her put on “her face” in […]

  • Empty – NaBloPoMo Day 7

    I worked pretty hard this past weekend. I was at a retreat. Had some rewriting to do on a manuscript. Thought it’d be easy. Boy, was I wrong. I mean. I knew I had a lot to rework. I just had no idea that I could actually focus like that. Focusing isn’t really one of […]

  • Snow Sky – NaBloPoMo Day 5

    I don’t like snow skies. I don’t like grey air and grey skies. Not one bit. I look at the ground a lot when there’s sky-poop happening. I don’t mind when the sky poop lands and it’s all pretty and sparkly and new and fresh and why the shit did I only wear sandals to […]

  • Road Trip – NaBloPoMo Day 2

    I was on the road today. I got out early owing to the fact that the weather people said it *probably* wasn’t going to start sky-shiting until later in the afternoon, which means it could go at any time. I’ve always liked driving. When I was an incorrigible teen, my Da would stop me in […]

  • Get it? Got it. Good!

    Dear media owners: This will be the nth time I have attended a “free seminar” on “how to do effective advertising”. As someone who has been doing marketing and advertising for non-profits as a paid career for at least 20 years, I understand very well how to do effective advertising. But I sure do appreciate […]