Category Archives: Humor

MONDAY WORK DAY

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Three straight hours hunched over the laptop.  When the nice Starbucks man-child came around and offered me a free cupcake, I said, “Yes, please!”  I marauded the peanut butter cup chapeau before it occurred to me to take a picture, … Continue reading

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MY ANGEL MUSE DIVINE

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“Get back to work, ya lazy git!”

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A PROFESSIONAL SEEKS ORDER

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  Some years ago, when I was working as a court reporter in civil court, I reported a wrongful termination trial.  It probably wouldn’t have been memorable except for the fact that the plaintiff’s attorney was a walking disaster. This … Continue reading

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THE SECRET, NEVER-BEFORE-PHOTOGRAPHED CELEBRATORY RITUAL OF HOUSEHOLD DINOSAURS IN HONOR OF YOU

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Dudes, I’m tired…oh, so tired.  But it was totally worth it.  The Household Dinosaurs really know how to get down!  Once I forwarded our awesome, stupendous word count to the head shaman dinosaur (Tink Triceratops) — via smoke signal, of … Continue reading

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HERE’S WHAT HAPPENED….

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Hi, Everyone!  Sorry I’m running late with posts.  And don’t worry…I’m not going to hand you some lame excuse about the Toddler being highly allergic to sleep and having five-hour flare-ups that left her mother exhausted and rendered unconscious two … Continue reading

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THE SPEED OF STORY

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The speed of story is how long it takes for an idea to become a first draft. Let’s say you type 30 words per minute.  It stands to reason that you should be able to produce 5,000 words in about … Continue reading

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THE SECRET LIVES OF DINOSAURS

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Before we get too far afield, I wanted to address the word count widget and the accountability I hope it brings with all its dinosaur goodness. A couple of weeks ago, I wrote:  ” The goal is 16 consecutive 3,000-word-days. … Continue reading

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BABY, YOU CAN LIGHT MY FIRE!

Tonight I am finishing up court reporting work (to pay for all those Nutter Butters), so my word count today is quite small.  I humbly offer you my 305 words, a result of a five-minute typing up-chuck just prior to … Continue reading

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IN WHICH WE DECLARE A WINNER AND TIARAS ARE PASSED OUT LIKE CANDY

All right.  I gotta call it.  We’re at 72 votes.  That’s awesome!  Holy crap!  That’s 72 Nutter Butters I gotta eat.  I have obviously not given this thing enough thought.  I wonder if I can distract everyone by — squirrel! … Continue reading

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PAGEANT OF THE BLOG HEADERS ~ VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE!

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Ladies and Jellybeans…beans…beans…! Please give a warm welcome to our eight contestants.  They’ve come from all over the country (not really) to strut their stuff and show you, the judges, that they’ve got what it takes to be the Next … Continue reading

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