Wednesday, October 20, 2010


I grind my teeth. That's not a total revelation, just lately confirmed by my dentist. "A lot of people in this country grind," said the hygienist.

They offered to make me a guard. But what I really want is to stop grinding my teeth.

The prescription for that is leaving the country.

Friday, October 8, 2010


Remember that annoying plea I made to get you to join Chase Community Giving on Facebook and vote for Barrel of Monkeys? Well, it worked. It and lots of other pleas. So thanks!

We've known for a while that we were one of the 200 companies that got enough votes to win a $20,000 grant.

What we just found out is that of all the nonprofits to receive at least one vote in that competition, we were one of 17 chosen by an advisory board to receive an additional $30,000.

17. Nationwide. Chosen not by popularity or hustling ability but by worthiness.

That means more money for our work with CPS, more men in wigs, and more silly dances.

Pic from Celebration of Authors by Dean Ponce.

Friday, October 1, 2010

How I Spent My Summer, Part the Second

I got distracted from this blog by another blog.

Laura Grey is to blame. Laura Grey of The Laura on Laura Comeback Tour:

Those Lauras, they're funny, y'all.

Anyway, the new blog is called Girlpocalypse, and it's about "The trials and tribulations of a Lincoln Park Trixie surviving the Apocalypse."

It allows me to combine my love of dystopian futures and horrifying disaster scenarios with funny.

FAIR WARNING: Girlpocalypse may be inappropriate for younger or more sensitive readers. I can't quite bring myself to type that with total seriousness because I doubt that a lot of this blog's readers are super-sensitive eight-year-olds, but you know, there's like, cursing and pictures of skeletons having sex.