The alien Santa story

Last week, my daughters asked me to make up a story instead of reading them a book at bedtime. Just for something different, and because we’d just watched the Adam Sandler movie Bedtime Stories. Since I’d already been chasing plot bunnies around (I’m planning on submitting a story to a winter anthology), I agreed. So I wrangled a plot bunny and put a story together for them.

Of course, since it was me telling this tale, I told them a story about an alien who lands on Earth because he was running away from bad aliens and dresses up as Santa to blend in. (He landed on Earth sometime around Christmas. I mean, winter/seasonal anthology, right? :P)

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The zoo at home (and Dropcam)

Do you guys remember this post? Where I talked about how crazy June was? That was a post for Dropcam. Yes, that Dropcam. As in, the home security company. Well, it’s a home security camera. They’re not ADT or anything like that, but they do allow you to keep an eye on things when you’re not at home. (Aside: I bet Dropcam would be a fantastic video baby monitor. And I even came up with that thought before I saw the baby monitor link on their website. I’m so brilliant I think up things other people have already come up with.)

Anyway. Their community manager got in touch with me a while back and asked me to write a post she could share in their online community. It was part of their “Share Your Zoo” blog feature, where moms can share a time when they feel like they’re living in a zoo.

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Domain issues, long writing breaks, and zombie birthday cakes

Holy hell, you guys, I’m so sorry for disappearing like that. I hadn’t meant to not blog for so long, but I was focusing on jewelry (and summer vacation with the kids) and time just got away from me.

You may have noticed that my blog actually disappeared for a while there. That’s because I forgot to renew domain mapping with WordPress (I hadn’t set it to auto-renew), and my well-intentioned tomorrow in “I’ll renew it tomorrow” ended up being three weeks later. So my sincere apologies for my literal blogging disappearance. It’s all fixed now. And I’m back with A LOT of things to catch up on. (So. Many. Book. Reviews. OMG.) I also have to get back into writing in general, but that’s a different story entirely.

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Reading Rainbow resurrected

Also, I like alliteration.

Remember Reading Rainbow? That show that introduced books and the awesomeness of reading, hosted by Geordi La Forge? Sure you do :P.

Anyway. You may have noticed the huge kerfuffle online the last couple days about Reading Rainbow. As in, Geordi La Forge LeVar Burton wants to bring it back (albeit not as a TV show), but instead as a classroom supplement and a web-based program (it’s already an iPad app). There’s currently a Kickstarter campaign to make this happen. (And since it hit its goal on the first day, it will happen.)

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