Sunday, January 24, 2010


Happy Birthday Mamacita!

Happy three mos Miss Lyla G!

Happy 15 mos to me & sugar!

Gooooooooo viks in the nfc championship! Headed to the taproom for the game!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Dancing Girl Press Winter Sale

Friends: If you have yet to buy my new lil chapbook, now'd be the time to do it!

You can get FIVE amazing DGP books for but $20

which means, you can get Kristi Maxwell, Julia Cohen, Kim Gek Lin Short, Claire Hero, Jen Tynes, Simone Muench, Cindy St. John books among a long list of many others! Fabulous deal!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Fry up the polecat!

how much do i love chicken? this much.

today the only thing i want is fried chicken, shrimp, cheese grits, french fries, hush puppies, & a big ole sweet tea. Down with resolutions, visions of getting in shape! UP with the CHICKEN!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Today I Start Class--Im officially re-studented

I'm excited--today I start my fiction class & am in good hopes about it. Atleast Mary Martha will be in the class too, & she will certainly push me to write a lot.

Afterwards I go straight to work. I worked Monday 80s nite last nite at the bar. My Tuesdays officially belong to Metalhead: Tucson's only 80s coverband. Luckily my ars loves the 80s or else I guess Id be half mad.

As you can tell Metalhead guys for reals are trapped back in the day. The do a good Bon Jovi, Def Leopard, etc, etc. I dance around mostly, have a good ole time. Life certainly is not plain these days.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Favorite Looks of Sunday

At this years Golden Globes, fashion was its typical highs and lows. I certainly did not expect Sandra Bullock to make such expert choices (prob because she didn't!). She should PAY her stylist tenfold, cause she looked fabulous & could never pull that off herself. She's humble too, which is prob the best accessory a girl can wear. Other favs: Marion Cotillard, Jennifer Morrison. Mimi Carey was the most ridiculous--some things never change. Chace Crawford ew. Chloe Sevingy was just awful, not in dress, but in personality, sauntering down that red carpet like a straight diva & she aint. Who is or was a diva? Nan Kempner.

Other than my sugar, no one looked better on Sunday than Brett. Of course. We went down to Tubac to have brisket with Pops & Sherry & Amy & Jules. Was fun! The Big Love Season Premiere was very well-written. Avatar cleaned up at the Globes!

Friday, January 15, 2010

what i'm reading about when i should be doing book stuff

NY is the saddest state --

With apologies to Jay-Z, the current Empire State of Mind might not be something to brag about—at least according to the recent study ranking New York as the least-happy state in the nation. In the nation! Which seems, to us, rather unbelievable. Yes, nearly half of the state’s residents live in a city that’s inordinately stressful (expensive, noisy, crowded, pushy). Yes, it’s hard to find a peaceful place to sip coffee, much less live. But on the flip side—everything else!

Read more: 50 Steps to Simple Happiness -- New York Magazine
Giselle Gives $1.5 Million to Haiti Relief

Not that we are being judgmental or anything, but that is half a million more than what has — as far as we know, waiting on those employee contribs numbers! — been donated by America's wealthiest financial institution, Goldman Sachs. [Us]

**Filed Under: angels, banks, business, gisele, guilt money, haiti, lloyd blankfein i love you and your scrunchy face and twinkly eyes so give up the money already

Read more: Gisele Gives $1.5 Million To Haiti Relief -- Daily Intel

my sugar's the sweetest

so, today was figuring up to be much like the rest--do this, do that: folks coming to snake the drain, need to workout, pick up dry cleaning, grocery store, make potato soup, stuff for tarpaulin sky, email jim harrison's secretary (okay, not-so-regular!) so she can relay my msg via fax (he does not use the computer at all!), haircut with miss maria (talk about sister mimi carey drunk at some award show, how ridic she looks wearing matching w/ nick cannon, cute football players, every imp show on bravo, esp ones dealing with hair: it is so very important, etc...).

i got home round 630 from some errands, rounded the corner & what do i see in the bedroom corner? neil had conspired with noah s & got for me my black-eyed heifer cover! i am such a lucky happy girl!

there's sasstrid monkeying around. there's grita in the basket!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Trickhouse is OUT

beautiful baby -

Saturday, January 9, 2010

More Xmas Pics -- & CHECKPOINTS!

a wrt 070 student from this past semester made this cake for the last day of class! so neat--it looked just like our textbook!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Also, go see Avatar in 3-D

Honestly, I had no urge whatsoever to see this film. And it turned out to be the best movie I had seen in a long time.

Black-Eyed Pea Luck

Every good southerner knows that on New Years Day you eat plenty of black-eyed peas.

When you do you are said to have boundless luck in the new year, all year.

N & I had--brown sugar glazed salmon, fresh squash, sweet corn, & a black-eyed pea & bell pepper salad. It was delish. I think it made me lucky as all hell already.

Found out today from one very lovely woman in my corner (if the world is one great big ole boxing ring), MMM, that Jim Harrison agreed (100%) to blurb my book, Black-Eyed Heifer. Thanks, black-eyed peas.

This is the coolest coolest. Jane, Brenda, Jim Harrison. Yip!