• wasting time,  writing life

    Sisyphus Revisited

    In my last Sisyphus blog post I wrote of my punishment of having to roll a large burden up a hill only to have it roll back over me, rinse and repeat. This is the light at the end of the tunnel update. Thanks to the Google+ digital publishing community I discovered Sigil. Sigil is a free software (but they take donations!) that will take your manuscript and convert it to epub. Due to the epub I was getting from Adobe InDesign it was coming up with loads of errors when I put it through the ropes. That was the problem with the awesome error checker was that it would…

  • pugs

    Pugs n Food

    Can you find the puggie in this bagel photo? In case you didn’t know, I have two pugs, aka: jokers, babies, cats, big dog in lil’ dog bodies. You get the idea. I grew up with labs, the very trainable loyal family dog that is ubiquitous here and just about everywhere in the nation. Note I said trainable. Pugs for the most part are untrainable. Or I should say, you can spend your entire life trying to train them. Our rescue pugs are very good puggies, they sit/stay/go lie down/leave it. Very good puggies. That is, as long as you don’t have food. They know that people food is not…

  • adventure,  fertility,  wasting time

    Fertility Part III of III

    What can you do to become pregnant? We all look for ways to find that one thing that we’re doing wrong so we can change it and miraculously become pregnant. I say miraculously because that’s exactly what it’s like. There’s not any one thing that will bring about a pregnancy (besides putting the eel in the cave), no silver bullet. You have to give up trying in order to succeed. Giving up to succeed is the polar opposite of the American ideal. The American ideal is: We must try harder! Force our position in life! Grapple with our enemies to succeed! Get up before dawn and work out, go to…

  • adventure,  fertility,  writing life

    Fertility Part II

    Allegory of Fertility, c. 1623, Oil on canvas, 180 x 241 cmMusées Royaux des Beaux-Arts, Brussels [via] Continuing from my last TMI blog post on fertility, things were looking up. I had a new fancy notebook about fertility and began to chart until my little heart’s content. Three times a day, are we wet? are we dry? are we sticky? If yes, is it half inch, one inch, one and a half or two inch? This went on for the first month and like a mucus fairy, I discovered that I was regular. Like clockwork regular, like set the atomic clock to my ovary regular. Yes, ovary, as in singular…

  • wasting time,  writing life

    Soapy Nuts

    Just wanted to share my soapy nuts with y’all. Soapy tree nuts that is. We’ve been doing last minute marmoleum buying at our local Green Depot for our basement remodel project and I saw these on the shelf as we headed to the check-out. I stopped, took a step back and said “What in the hell…” Yi-up, tree nuts that you put in your washer to naturally wash your clothes. Of course I bought the box and immediately washed my sheets in them. They leave no odor and are an effective soap, plus an uber-natural compostable cleaner. Having said that, I remove all environmental affects that buying these do by…