Thursday, February 07, 2008


I just wanted to let you all know that for the next week or so I am really busy. Life is not affording me the luxury of being able to sit on my bottom writing what I want. Everything's ok. Don't fret.

Also, I just got word that my parents are coming back (!!!!!!!!!!), so this has caused me to have to scramble to move back into my apartment and get my life in order there and I won't have the Internet back on for a week or so. I'll try to give you some short posts, but that will cause me to have to drag the laptop out in public to write and I'm so lazy, but since I adore you all so much, I will try. Hopefully I will not get caught up in the chaotic undertow that comes along with my parents' immiment arrival and I will maintain my sanity until things can stabilize again. Bear with me and thank you all.

I swear if I have time I'll repost some old stories or things I wrote a while ago and never posted at all for whatever reason. That is, if I have time and Internet.

Enhhh. I hate writing at Starbucks. My Starbucks is full of crazy people who go there for AC.


Unknown said...

re-post the pee-pee martini... my brother doesn't believe the story... (he caught on after the crisis/meltdown/take down of the old posts) ....
PLEASE & Thank you.

Anonymous said...

hello, big fan here... thanks for the update! i'm not sure if this is off-limits, but i would love to read some stories about how you and your husband got together.

A Margarita said...

Lol, I used to go to the Starbuck's in Florida for the same reason - so I could drink hot coffee when it was 90 degrees outside.

My Kids Mom said...

Glad to know you are ok! Thanks for the update. :-) Are your
parents moving back for good?
My starbucks has crazy people too, but at mine they come in for the heat. Your writing is wonderful, I look forward to the day I can buy your book(s)!

Anonymous said...

what's AC?

that will bug me for days if somebody doesn't tell.


Wide Lawns said...

AC - Air Conditioning, it's 85 degrees here. In February. Yuck.

You know what, I think since a bazillion thousand people have asked, that I will write the story of how husband and I met. I will do this as soon as I have time. I swear I will.

Thanks for all the nice comments.

Must go be busy some more.

Unknown said...

It's always nice to have one's family nearby and not across the US of A. My husband's family lives in Florida and we live in California, so we don't get to see them very often. Maybe once a year.

So, was it too cold in Cali for your parents? ;)

Anonymous said...

Hey Melissa,
Where would I find "the pee-pee martini". That sounds like something that I should read.

Anonymous said...

I recently found your blog. This week. And thank God. Why thanking God, you might ask. Well, I'm an expat Californian living in Holland and Feb brings me a wee bit of the old homesickness as it's still dark for hours on end and the weather is just variations of rain. Last week I threw out my back and was ordered to take pain pills and spend the entire week flat on my back. Ugh. So I'm stuck, homesick, and spaced out. But I found your blog and read it from first entry to last. Your writing is fantastic. Each entry is a perfect gem. And I was just waiting for a new post to tell you. Thanks millions.

Anonymous said...

I'm sure you will have a difficult time saying your goodbye's to

Sadly, you won't be able to gaze at the 33% smaller house across the street as often.

Anonymous said...

I must be a neanderthal or some such as I've never set foot in a starbucks. I'm not anti-starbucks - I just don't drink coffee. I love the smell of brewing and the roasting of beans, just don't like the taste.

Diet Coke is my caffeine link to civilization.

Anonymous said...

Oh, repost "The Salt Shaker" story! That one is pure magic.

The first thing I thought of this morning when I woke up was "I wonder how Bomboclaat (sp?) got his name?"

Can you fill me in?


Anonymous said...

Aren't they bringing the motor home? Wouldn't it be pleasant to spend a few days in that thing out in the driveway? You could pretend you were the one on vacation, and look, you made it to Florida!

Erica said...

I can't lie, the idea of needing air conditioning in February is laughable, especially as I look out at the foot and a half of snow outside my window. I think if you were to tell me I had won the Publisher's Clearing House first ever draw for a psychedelic purple dodo bird, I would believe you more than you saying people need air conditioning in February.

6th Floor blog said...

I dislike writing in Starbucks cause they're evil about not having free wireless. Unless you're in Times Square anyway. It's in the teens up here in New York, which I much prefer to 85 and wanting air conditioning..

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