It’s true. I’ve been a Minnesotan for over a year now, survived a winter even the natives are calling “brutal” and, in case you’re wondering, I’ve not yet adopted the dialect… dontcha know. I’m working on a post where I’ll talk about all the things I’ve learned this last year: the differences between city folk… Read More One year, one week, two days and eight hours ago… we moved. Also, results from our birthday poll!
I’ve been terribly negligent with my inbox. So many unread emails, so much blog reading I’ve fallen behind on. So little writing done that I’ve lost the ability to see a proper, preposition-free way to end that last sentence. I’ll catch up on the blog reading, no worries there. Preposition-free endings are over-rated, so sail… Read More The Scary State of My Inbox, Shirley Jackson, and Other Halloween Horrors
Note: What follows is something I published two years ago. I’m rerunning it because a) We really did have a party this last weekend so it totally fits, and b) because of said party, the story I intended to publish isn’t ready. So until it is, I hope you enjoy this: We had our annual… Read More Party Planning for Friendly Anti-Socialites
Feel free to stay in the comfort of your own home and join us online. This, my fellow introverts, is your safe haven. Now let us gather together (not literally together, of course; we respect personal boundaries here), and recite our Opening Prayer of Introversion: O Holy Silence and Quiet Interlude, we do seek you.… Read More Welcome to Our Church of Holy Introversion – Please Enter Quietly
“Why are you so quiet?” A coworker asked the other day. “Talking is easy, just try it! Do you really have nothing to say?” “I’m sorry my silence offends you,” I carefully replied, “But you see, I’ve work to do, And my mind is occupied.” “Here, here,” my nemesis cried, “That’s no reason for restraint.… Read More Why Are You So Quiet?
How do I get into these things? Somehow, through no fault of my own, I wind up participating in some sort of friendly, “getting to know you” kind of game. And this is bad because I really stink at them. It goes waaay back. Like in high school, when a friend would start with: “Okay,… Read More Polly’s Party Game: The Feeding on Folly Edition
You know what the best thing is about the Christmas season? The absolute bestest thing? Yeah, sure, you got your presents, the decorations, the yummy food. That’s all well and good. But the best thing – the super cool bestest thing – is being able to send packages using the Magical Mystical Mailing Machine.
Have you ever read about lottery winners who won a huge jackpot, then messed up their lives? That’s not the kind of contest I’m referring to, but even winning on a smaller scale has its drawbacks. Trust me on this. Husband and I were at store recently and they had a drawing for a $25 gift… Read More Why I’ll Never Enter Another Contest
I was at your site a few days ago. Not sure if you saw me? I waved. Someone left a link on Facebook saying they really like your writing, so I thought I’d check it out. I started to read your post. I think it was the one where you went to that place? And… Read More We Need to Talk. It’s About Your Popups.