Monday, November 29, 2010

Reasons to Kill by Richard Rubenstein

The turkey gobbled all the way home....

Well, TG is over and I am turkeyed-out. Literally, out of the beef roast and ham and turkey we had we have only a few scraps left and a little bit of flan...all homemade. The crowd was amicable... to a civilized "I love you" hmmm and the day went on with a lot of help for mom (me). My Johnny cooked all the meat (the meat referred to above) and everyone brought deliciousness to share and compliment my delights. 
And... the couples came with their little kids, a dog and a fish... So we were up to our necks with food and up to our patience with kids between the ages of 2-7, the dog was well behaved and the fish just swam.
The next day the parents went out, and we watched our guest rooms turn into forts, Ninja dungeons and nappies.
I used to get a bit frazzled, you know teeth clenching like, but know I think it's because with age things get pungent or mild and I have gotten so mild that I just laugh. 
Tough the kids to conference but mostly let my Johnny deal with the little brats while I watch him direct them like an opera of baby musicians... just imagine.
They all left last night, the last of them, and today all is quiet again until Christmas...

True love or not?

In my not so humble opinion coupes should never compare themselves with the behavior of other couples. Heck you might think that a couple you are watching is in love and married (because they are wearing wedding rings and maybe even heave a kid or two around) but they could be just in the throws of infidelity!

Household Chemicals Linked to Early Puberty, Infertility

I wonder... because I had real early puberty and was not raised around cleaning chemicals... of course maybe that is why I could have got pregnant with a chastity belt on.


Great article that goes beyond fear-based arrogance about if you haven't lived it or have a PhD. on it don't go near it. 
I love to research. The best job I had for 15 years was RA and can fall in love with a subject and invent a story around it. However, unless I have some actual experience with the subject my story ends up sounding like a subject "paper" and my characters are so vogue they don't even cast a shadow of profundity. So even if one researches a subject to the bone of know-it-all it does not mean that one I can write a novel around it; maybe a "paper" but a novel. Characters do not speak from their gut so a writer, so in my not so humble opinion, better get a bit of writer’s reflux.