Last night i dreamt about Marie Osmond, the Bling Queen of Country-Pop and Doll Designer Extraordinaire. Which is weird in itself, seeing as how i am truly NOT a Marie fan – being more of an 80’s “buttrock” kinda girl and not an 80’s (70’s?) “airbrushed-pop-look-at-how-sparkly-i-am!!”  kinda girl but nevertheless, Marie made an appearance in […]

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September has been a weird month and it’s only half over. And full of stories. i’ve been traveling quite a bit, which gives me ample time during many modes of transportation to be alone with my thoughts. And without my laptop. So, when brilliance comes my way (and when i say “brilliance”, i mean odd […]

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This weekend i attended a conference in Baltimore, where one of my favorite authors/people was speaking. i shamelessly weaseled my way into one of her sold-out workshops by offering to bribe her, had a total fanatic-fan moment (there may be a restraining order later), and learned more about the dog-eat-dog world of writing and publishing […]

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Happy Catastrophy has gone international. Like, 31 countries international. Which, is.. COMPLETELY FREAKING AWESOME!! THANK YOU!! US, UK, Canada, Brazil, New Zealand, Israel (Hello Tel Aviv!) Germany, Finland and more…SO many wonderful new international friends! i was jumping up and down in excitement when i got to the bottom of the list. Vanuatu? At first […]

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Everyone has gone completely bat-guano eclipse cray cray. While visiting family in Eugene, OR, a couple weeks ago, i noticed that the upcoming eclipse was getting a lot of attention.  Temporary stands were going up selling Solar Eclipse 2017 schwag –  everything from “I Saw Solar Eclipse 2017” t-shirts to water bottles to the oh-so […]

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Living the life of a hitchhiker having been picked up by a car full of clowns – i find myself in a lot of crazy stories.  In fact, i would say that my life is kinda like swinging on monkey bars if the “bars” were wacko, hard-to-believe scenarios that i keep grabbing on for dear […]

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Epic Road Trip Summer 2017 is finally over and i find myself back at home, with a thousand-plus more miles on the car, some fantastic not-to-be-forgotten-in-this-lifetime memories, and one broken dog. For one of us – the furrier and more legged one – the trip was a bit less epic. Or more. Depends on how […]

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It’s 7:00 am and the alarm goes off. i bounce out of bed, eager for the day ahead. i quickly feed the dog, shower, get dressed, and throw the last few essentials into my already packed suitcase. It is 7:45 am and it’s time to hit the road! i load the dog into the car, where […]

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Is it possible for one person to actually cause natural disasters every where they go? True natural disasters – like avalanches, blizzards and sandstorms? Really really big sandstorms? Like in The Mummy? In fact, the really big sandstorm is all i can remember from that movie. That, and Brendan Fraser, who i have a love/hate […]

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Viva Las Vegas!!! i’m here in sunny San Jose International Airport waiting to fly to even sunnier Las Vegas, NV. It’s spring break and i have an entire week to party!! (And by “party”, i mean lounge by the pool, lounge in the spa, eat good food, lounge some more…i am a real party animal.) […]

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