Comments: Blogging 4 Book is LIVE! And then A SHORT list of Happinesses

Saint Louis was totally smitten with you. Which I understand. It's not like when I get carded and the clerk is suspicious, because there's a completely different flavor to the "But this is a picture of a young woman with beautiful hair, and YOU are OLD AND BALD" interaction....

Posted by Mir at November 7, 2005 7:47 AM

YAY, indeed! It's been so long since I was macked on that I'm not sure I would recognize a mack if it came up and BIT me, so I'm jealous, but YAY YOU! Proof that the spinach and craisin diet is working? MAYBE SO! ;)

Posted by Amy-GO at November 7, 2005 10:25 AM

I have forgotten what being carded felt like. Maybe I don't buy enough alcoholic beverages or defoliating mask? Oh gracious, maybe it is both.

I recently went to Arizona. It had been years. I'd planned arriving at Sky Harbor and driving to Sierra Vista. I thought, "oh, I will be viruous on the trip and eat good." So I vaccum sealed two granny smith apples. But when I got in the car I had nothing to open the pouch. The gas station (when I finally found one 100 miles later) didn't have scissors or a knife (that wasn't encrusted with oily crud.) So I had to buy a bag of vinegar salt chips for the remainder of the drive. The apples were very tasty though when I got to Sierra Vista.

So it just goes to show you can not be virtuous in a car no matter how hard to try.

Posted by Cele at November 7, 2005 11:48 AM

I got carded about a month ago and I am 43 years old!!! I decided the same thing you did, that it must have been a blatant flirting attempt because No WAY do I look 20-something on even my best days, but still...even being thought flirt-worthy by a younger man can count as a Good Thing, yes? Too funny.

Posted by DebR at November 7, 2005 1:07 PM

Ever few weeks Joshilyn will relate a story about how some guy somewhere (conference, signing, 7-11, etc...) might have been hitting on her. Yet every time she's surprised and doesn't recall the numerous other times it has happened.

I suppose I should be greatful. Bad things tend to happen when a woman knows she's a hottie.

Posted by Mr. Husband at November 7, 2005 2:02 PM

I don't know how they compare to the cherry Hershey Kisses, but Andes Candies makes a cherry filled chocolate that is pretty darn good ;)

Still searching for the Dark Chocolate M&Ms....

Posted by Angel at November 7, 2005 2:34 PM

Here's my entry

Posted by Sonya at November 7, 2005 3:15 PM

Okay, why has your blog suddenly erased my personal info, so I have to actually TYPE it in when I comment? I have emphatically filled in the YES circle with my virtual pencil, so hopefully, next time I will not have to retype all my vitals in order to say, that here in Asheville, we fricking revere Thomas Wolfe, and I think I'm going to go downtown tomorrow and sit in his home (the former boarding house) and have an inspirational moment, and then write something cloying and silly about, sob, how you can NEVER go home again. Yay!

Posted by Edgy Mama at November 7, 2005 4:03 PM

Here is my entry.

Posted by Pattie at November 7, 2005 5:57 PM


Just to let you know (and apropos of an earlier blog of yours), Joss Whedon is speaking this weekend at the Screenwriters Expo in Los Angeles. I’m attending, because I think he’s pretty much all that, same as you. I’m also attending a three-plus-hour seminar on how to write for TV offered by Tim Minear, showrunner for “Angel” and “Firefly.”

If I get a chance, I’ll tell Whedon about your offer to have his children. At which point, security likely will drag me away. But I’m a fan of both of you, and it’s righteous work to be a liaison between two great writers.



Posted by Dana Haynes at November 7, 2005 6:52 PM

That is my entry. Is it too long to copy? If so go to and click on "Embracing My Mother."


Posted by Anne Glamore at November 8, 2005 4:54 PM

Posted by Sarah at November 9, 2005 12:04 PM

Hawkinsville? OMG, you were down my way! I wish I had known, I would have taken off work for a FUN day instead of going to work for NOT FUN day.

For the record, driving 75 is always hideous. Every 3 months I make the trip north to ATL and every time there is an accident that stops traffic.

Posted by Deb at November 12, 2005 7:44 AM

On my 21st birthday, my best friend took me out for margaritas. I had, ahem, actually drank them there before but only at night when it was busy, not at lunchtime when they can actually SEE you and everything. And you know on your actual birthday you kind of WANT to get carded. So my friend, who is 11 years older than I am, SHE gets carded on MY birthday and the waitress doesn't card ME! I say "It's my birthday. Don't you want to see my ID?" "You? Oh sure, whatever." This best friend is STILL my best friend despite showing me up like that. However, at least she doesn't get carded now, 23 years later!

Posted by Ellen at November 12, 2005 11:51 AM

Here's my entry:


Posted by Karen McQuestion at November 12, 2005 10:46 PM

My entry:

Referencing an imagined trip back to my "home" that doesn't exist any more.

Posted by Daniel Barkowitz at November 13, 2005 12:20 AM

My very first B4B entry is here:

Posted by Diane at November 13, 2005 12:58 AM

Here's an entry from me:

Posted by DebR at November 14, 2005 12:42 AM

My entry is here:

Midnight that begins Monday or midnight that ends Monday... I hope I'm not too late!

Posted by Tracy at November 14, 2005 9:19 AM

What the heck. I just realized my post today fits, kind of:

Posted by Edgy Mama at November 14, 2005 2:30 PM

Here's my entry:

Friday, June 03, 2005 - Why I haven't written

Posted by Laume at November 14, 2005 8:13 PM

Here's my entry:

Posted by Corky at November 14, 2005 8:55 PM

I already entered, but apparently gave you a whole page of entries instead of one single entry - 'cuz I'm computer dumb that way sometimes - and so I'm gonna offer a new URL to replace the other one. Same entry, more direct route, thanks to Deb who showed me the way. Hallelujah!

Posted by Laume at November 14, 2005 9:06 PM

11:59! Made it! First Entry!

Posted by Hilari at November 15, 2005 2:56 AM