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I know What You’re Thinking…


Yeah, I get it. Where is my usual wordy blog? Where is my answer to Rachel’s topic win? It’s coming, I promise. Had to actually do some research with hers. Rachel ( Rachel Writes )… I had no idea you’d be sending me to those kinds of sites! (g)

Got lots of stuff happening here, too. I’m getting ready for a writer’s conference this weekend. I love this one– go every single year. I meet a group of friends and we do nothing but breathe writing all weekend. And eat. And drink a bit… heh heh

Ordered extra copies of Surreal Magazine to sign. I’m about to make new business cards to hand out.

Had to find a semi-formal outfit for Saturday night and since I went up a size, had to buy new slacks. Eck. Hate shopping– I’m missing a serious girl gene or something. But I upped the workout, adding my kids’ trampoline, so there better be results! Hubby likes it– the trampoline, that is. He’s not happy about the work-out clothes over one of those little cheerleader outfits, but I’m all about getting back into my usual shape right now, then we’ll work on his fantasies… Think he was expecting The Man Show or something.

I’ve also been designing and revamping the The Write Snark : CafePress.com like crazy! New designs, new items, lower prices, all kinds of good things. Check it out. I got in all the coffee mugs I’m giving out at OKRWA in June and they look so good! I love these new high color, better fitting designs. If you check out anything, look at the new mugs… they’re fun.

Can’t get images to load onto blogger today. Bummer.

I’m loving the writing inspired by the big hand pic! I may compile them and put them into one blog entry, so if anyone wants to get their writing onto the page, put it into the comment section of The Write Snark: Quick Note. X-dell ( The X Spot ) is right, once a week would be a bit much, but every so often, I plan to find a strange photo and challenge you all to write about it. It is one of the best ways to inspire creativity. I’ve written many, many stories and scenes from photographs, especially portraits.

I’m quivering over excitement about the new Tool CD out TODAY!!! I hit replay on The Pot so many times here www.myspace.com/toolperfect0, I can sing it. Not like Maynard. If I could sing like that, I’d be a different sort of artist.

I also think we discovered what was making me so ill, so I won’t be harping on that depressing stuff anymore. Hard to believe it, but between the new healthy regime and this six-week stint on meds, I feel like my old snarky self… just less old! That’s a good thing.


  1. May 2, 2006    

    Oh wow. You like Tool? Nice.

    I don’t don’t think I could name a band that has more musical talent than them. Espicially this new CD. It’s pretty amazing.

  2. May 2, 2006    

    Cafe Press is looking GREAT. I love the colors. You are so amazing.

    Glad you’re getting a handle on the health issues. Those can really ground you at times.

    I LOVE the idea of occasionally posting some “Short” writing. I’m always facinated how many different ideas can leap out of the same source. FUN Stuff.

    I had no idea who Tool was. I’m so out of it when it comes to music. Without friends like you I would wallow in musical oblivion.


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  7. May 2, 2006    

    I’m having a blonde day!

    Okay, I originally said…

    I love Tool. I write some of my most powerful stuff to their music. 🙂

    Rayke, you might like my brother’s band, Psymbience. They do Tool covers occasionally.


    Betty, I don’t know that you’d like Tool– they’re pretty hard core– but you’d LOVE the lyrics.

    You might like Atonement and Fifteen from my brother’s band.

    X- You might get a kick out of the Psymbience lyrics which are on their website at http://www.psymbience.com. 🙂

    There. All the jabbering long gone.

    I’m done.


  8. May 2, 2006    

    Once I’m no longer poor, I’m gonna buy a big mug from your store. I’m still deciding which one.

  9. May 2, 2006    

    I remember you saying that one of your shirts was sized wrong. I just ordered one, the pink one that says You want to know if I have a dark side……. It was sized right and didn’t shrink!

  10. May 2, 2006    

    I walked in tonight, turned to Jenn, and asked “Have you ever heard of Tool?” She gave me that OMG, you’re so retarded look and replied, “Of course. Everyone knows Tool.”

    When did I get so old.

  11. May 2, 2006    

    Betty, Tool has been around since the early nineties, but it’s a dark, brooding kind of underground rock. Pretty hard.

    I like all kinds of music. 🙂

    I bought the CD today and the art work is something else!

    I’m so glad the shirt fit, Chrystal! Thanks for letting me know. There have been a few returns and Cafe Press doesn’t tell us why. That’s driving me nuts. I would like to know if it’s the design, the size or the type of printing method. Knowing this helps a bunch.

  12. May 2, 2006    

    He he, Rinda, you weren’t supposed to tell anyone!

    I’ve, um, never heard of Tool. But I’m going to have to listen to them, I guess. I like that kind of stuff. At least, I think I do.

  13. May 3, 2006    

    Thanks for the shoutout and the link, Rinda.

    I don’t attend many musicological conferences, myself (never liked them). I have, always wanted to attend a writers’ conference, though. That sounds like a wonderful experience, emersing yourself in that element and meeting people whose interests are similar to yours (in academia, everyone’s so specialized).

    The eating and drinking part sounds like fun too. I’m gonna guess that some of the most important discussions you have about writing will occur in bars and restaurants.

  14. May 3, 2006    

    There is nothing like a writer’s conference. This one I love because I’ve been going so long, it’s like a yearly, relaxing vacation. In the beginning it wasn’t. I’d try to stretch myself to hit every single workshop. I hit a “How to” write overload after a few years. Now, I just pick and choose which workshops and the rest of the time hang out with other writers.

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