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THANK YOU. Just now, sitting in a candlelit sunroom, I received a New Follower notification (you know who you are, Emily), and it reminded me I’m a big fat liar.  A week or so has passed since my last post, which proclaimed my return to writing.   But, I also carry the trump card(eh. Not…

Please join me.

Making the good into the fabulous is my forte’.  I’m on Instagram/ Webstagram if anyone is interested.  User name:  Marybken.  Let’s be friends and follow each other, win an Instagrammy together, have sex and live happily ever after.   User name: MARYBKEN ADD ME!  I’ll add you.                …

Wordplay

Pic from the tree in the backyard. Airplane in the setting sun’s sky.

Another Saturday Night

Saturday nights used to be memorable on a consistent basis. Not so much anymore. While I’m not obsessively holed up & tuning in to Cops/America’s Most Wanted, not enough is going on these days. What the hell? I wasn’t ready for lucid weekends or being the only person still awake at 3am. Being awake all…

Lazy Blogging

I’m working on a list of my favorite iPod apps. In the meantime I’ll post some recent photos I’ve taken, for no better reason than I’m killing time in the Safeway parking lot. Fireflies are underrated. What other bug lights up? God screwed up when he created ticks, but redeemed himself with these little magical…

Brain Drain / Feb2012

Statistical verification.  What could be more fun? Playing in traffic?  I’ve spent the last two workdays comparing new spreadsheets to old spreadsheets.  With a red pen, I place a dot next to numbers that I’ve checked against the original source.  I hate it & several times during the day, I excuse myself to the first-floor…

OOOoooohhh Sometimes, I Get a Feeling

This is a Good Song. Hey, Have I ever told you: I hate the word “furry” At the moment, I have twenty different active games of “Word with Friends” Going on at the same time. Today, I followed some new people on Twitter. my feed is overwhelming And there’s no way I’ll keep up But…

Running Out of Time (to spend eff’ing off)

I have ADD.  If you don’t believe in that, more power to you.  Of course, it is over-diagnosed and over-sensationalized.  ADD is not an excuse to act like an a$$.   It is possible to get a grip over things like interrupting people when they are talking, even unmedicated.    Just be quiet and wait for silence….

Randumb, fyi

“Ring the bells that still can ring, Forget your perfect offering. There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.” –Leonard Cohen -I will write, and continue to write, until there’s nothing left to say. -A ‘hard return’ means pressing Shift + Enter. -Sanity tip: Cut out all the ‘noise’ in your…

“Baggage,” Indeed.

“Status Update”: Donating my used clothing is so emotionally draining. I come across articles of clothing that bring back powerful memories and disgusting flashbacks.

Fabulous on the Inside

Think of “brain drain” as stream-of-concious thinking, a big blurb lacking organized thoughts. (sidenote: “Brain Drain” is a creative exercise for writers, found in the book “The Artist’s Way” by Julia Cameron.) It’s really just dumping the trash out of my head. I do mine in a public medium because I’m feeling blog-y. I still…