Today’s helpful hint, because I AM A HELPER: If you ever have a massive brain cramp and can’t remember the name Georgia O’Keeffe, EVEN THOUGH YOU LIVE IN GEORGIA, go to Google and type, “flower paintings that look like female ge” and google will already be saying, “GEORGIA O’KEEFFE, DUMMY,” before you can reach the N key.
YOU ARE WELCOME.
THE BOOK IS GOING. Right now I am so in love with William Ashe I am having a hard time not licking my monitor to get a taste of him. When the book starts to go like this, it is hard to get my head up and out of it. Yesterday I sat here immersed, being a PURELY terrible parent from 5 am until 4 pm. I forgot I had kids. Weirder, I literally forgot to EAT.
Beloveds, I sometimes have flashfire forget-shocks and realize that I somehow created the two most awesome living humans on the planet with my body, but I do not forget to eat.
Today, I knocked off early, as it is 3:43 as I type this. I JUST got my head out of it, so, that would be an improvement if I were to go PARENT now, but instead I seem to be blogging.
Defense 1: My youngest is off on a camping trip with her BFF’s family, so I am only neglecting the one.
Rebuttal: The one who is home has spent the vast majority of my crazy working hours buried in Skyrim. I think his eyes just fell out.
Defense: At several points yesterday I pulled off the headset that was pumping necessary William Music into my head and screamed, GO OUTSIDE AND PLAY IN THE BEAUTY OF EARTH.
Rebuttal: I forgot we were having these record heat waves. I think the beauty of earth was about 106 degrees?
Rebutting the rebuttal: He didn’t GO, so it was fine. Until his eyes fell out.
Tomorrow I WILL tell you how I quasi-invented A Tad Backslid, which I forgot to do, but I WILL. I just can’t look at a screen anymore right this second or MY eyes will fall out.
Rams S, our winner, told me where she got the name…
Me, too. I am not evil. Just a Tad Backslid, and now I need to drink one and then go help my kid find his eyes.
OH! on July 17th at 7:30 pm my all time new favorite book SHINE SHINE SHINE by Lydia Netzer will have a virtual launch party. I will be there as a special guest yacker, as I recorded the audio version. (You can hear a sample by clicking on the SHINE SHINE SHINE icon at the top of my right sidebar.) Can you come? Please? With simple syrup and a cherry and a buttload of Redemption Rye?