Entries by Christa

Seven Random Musings on Day 2 of 2016

A few random musings on this second day of 2016: 1. Yesterday, I called DirectTV to change the credit card for our automatic pay. Of course, the first voice belongs to the insistent automaton gate-keeper who no longer allows a direct connect to Customer Service without providing a reason she deems valid. The bigger shock […]

New Year + Old Me = Yet to be Determined

In 2015, I celebrated: our son’s marriage and gaining a daughter-in-law spending time at the Pulpwood Queens Girlfriends Weekend meeting new writers meeting new readers a weekend with writer friends spending time with my children a contract offer from Amazon my husband recovering from two surgeries (well, make that one…still working on the other one) […]

Oh, the places we went. . .

Definitely not a portfolio of our 24 years together…just what I happened to have in iPhoto. . .the last photo, our first. and I think only, selfie captures both of us best. We have fun together.

Pathetic Pick-up Lines

You know those situations where, when they happen you’re too discombobulated to say anything coherent. . .then, a few minutes or maybe an hour later, you slap your own forehead and say, “Damn, why didn’t I say that?” In the last two months or so, I’ve been in situations where I probably should have first […]

Keeping up with the Jonesing…a wearable sex tracker for a penis

A Fitbit for a penis. I’m not joking. It’s called Lovely (aka the wearable sex tracker), and it’s a project on Indigogo, a crowdfunding site. The goal of the campaign is to reach $95,000 by early July, and then it will be released for  $169. As of Monday night when I wrote this post, 174 people have funded […]

Hush

I love Pablo Neruda’s poetry; it is exquisite. If you go to this link on brain pickings where I found this poem, you can hear it read by Sylvia Boorstein. “KEEPING QUIET” by Pablo Neruda Now we will count to twelve and we will all keep still. For once on the face of the earth, let’s […]

Sex isn’t just in the city, it’s in your make-up bag

Musings on make-up: 1. If you want a neon dunderhead sign to appear above your forehead, walk into Sephora and say the following: “You know that spackle stuff you use to fill in holes when you paint walls? I need something like that for the pores in my nose.” 2. I have a tiny bottle of […]

Five things that make me scream, “WTH?”

In no particular order: 1. A woman dining at Huck Finn’s Restaurant & Sports Bar in the French Quarter was given a lunch receipt with the “N-” word and “!00% dislike” printed below the item she’d ordered. Okay…to start, raise your hand if you knew your servers could write messages on the receipts? Not me. […]

Our new baby and it’s FREE

EXCITED to announce the arrival of ONE MORE PAGE: A Fiction Sampler with Writing Advice from 17 Successful Novelists (and I’m included!!!) All of the writers participate in the Girlfriends Book Club blog where we share our agonies and ecstasies as authors and readers and women and moms…well, you’ll see when you get there. Enjoy and share!   […]