37 First Grader Books For Valentine’s Day

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37 First Grader Books On Valentine's Day

What's pretty sad is I just now realized I haven't talked about the Owlsome Readers program that's currently in full swing at Cara and Ollie's school. The reason this is so sad? I'm the Publicity Chair/Coordinator for the whole shebang. Dang it! Here's a snippet (which I wrote) of the official press release for the program: Owlsome Readers is a ...

Aloha Also Means Goodbye Book Review

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aloha also means goodbye jessica rosenberg

Have you ever had a friend ask you to read their book and get maybe just a twinge of dread?  No? Just me? Liar.  It's not that I necessarily expect the book to suck. My writer friends are pretty awesome writers so I expect what they send me to be at least decent. Maybe even awesome.  But that dread? It's from ...

Seven Gripes About the Differences Between The Silver Linings Playbook Book and Movie

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WARNING! This post contains spoilers, quotes from The Silver Linings Playbook book and I discuss the movie in detail. If you haven't read the book and/or seen the movie and you don't want to know what's gonna happen, I suggest you go read other awesome things I've written. For instance, you might check out "My Favorites" ...

Are the Only Good Writers the Writers Whose Work Evolves? Let’s Discuss.

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I started The Fault in Our Stars last night. I stayed up until 3 am and finally drifted off to sleep on a wet pillow. Tucker and I have been longtime fans of John Green since we first discovered the YouTube channel he has with his brother Hank. Anyway, I was telling Tucker how I'm dreading reading anymore ...

Facebook All-In-One for Dummies Review

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Facebook is everywhere now and just about everyone I know "in real life" has taken the plunge and signed up--including my mom and father in law [Hi, guys!]. Though it's become this integral part of most of our lives, there's always more to learn. Things I bet you didn't even know you wanted to know--like "Hiding ...

My Favorite Posts on Taste Like Crazy from 2012

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2012 has come to a close and now we're on to 2013. I can vividly remember it being 1990. I feel quite old all of a sudden. We've been in the house a year now. Cara started school. Tucker's almost done with his. I got offered a job. I found my biological mother and siblings. ...

I’m Depressed Maybe Possibly Or Not

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OK. Fine. I'm depressed. [I got distracted after I wrote that and wandered around the internet before remembering I was supposed to be writing something over here. Oops.] Remember when I wrote that one thing about going off my meds? Well, I did and things were pretty much the way they had been and so whatever, right? ...

Crappy Coffee and Shooting

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From my Facebook page this morning: After the millionth surgery on the Keurig, it's dead to me. Tried to make coffee on the stove in a pan. Fail. Don't be taken in by the yummy looking coffee; this tastes like dirty water. NaNoWriMo and I have broken up. I'm bummed I'm not going to complete the challenge but there ...

Happy Last Day of Being Five, Cara!

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Sunset 11.2.12

Today is the last day of Cara being five. This is the bag Mom bought Cara for her birthday tomorrow. Cara has decided she's going to use the bag as her backpack. Tomorrow is her party; we're having it at the local hands-on science center. We're paying for it but the package includes the cake and ...

NaNoWriMo Day One Halloween and the Halloween Wreath

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Today was the first day of NaNoWrimo and I'm pretty sure I done good. I met my writing goal for the day--2k words--and identified a bunch of holes I missed. Like three important characters that didn't have names and two organizations that also didn't have names. I fixed the people naming issue but the organizations are ...