Category: NaBloPoMo

  • 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, […]

  • Music Fatigue – NaBloPoMo Day 14

    There’s an interesting conundrum in the fall, that gets people arguing every year. More than just Daylight Saving Time (which is silly and all this malarky with changing clocks makes no sense). More than just who’s going to sit where at Thanksgiving. More than the gamble of when you’re to change over from summer to […]

  • 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 […]

  • Could Have Been – NaBloPoMo Day 11

    Whoops. So here’s the thing. NEW PHONE WHO DIS – yeah, I got a new phone. I thought everything was working but I was, as our friend Big T would say, “I was mistooken”. Days go by SUPER fast now. I swear to Glob I thought last week was next week and I thought Friday […]

  • 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 […]

  • Home – NaBloPoMo Day 6

    Pretty sure that in most prairie homes there is someone’s gran’s needlework that says “home is where the heart is”. We never had that on the wall at our house because my grandmother was a nurse and she used to say things like “the thoracic cavity is where the heart is”, and also she hated […]

  • 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 […]

  • Concern – NaBloPoMo Day 4

    My father was asking recently whether any more of my articles might be featured on the CBC website. I mentioned I hadn’t pitched any lately, mostly for REASONS that involve being a) pretty busy; b) kinda brain-dead; c) most likely undernourished since our oven is busted and my slow cooker is pooched and basically all […]