Nope, you’re not seeing things. I’ve really posted the Friday snippets on Thursday night, for a few reasons:
- I hurt my back earlier this week, got two shots at the urgent care today, and have a dose of muscle relaxer on tap for bedtime. It’s doubtful I’ll be sufficiently coherent to hit publish on Friday morning.
- Things have already begun to spin out of control. Nate-Nate is running naked around the house playing chase with Stella.
- See #7. If I post now you’ll have a chance to catch the second showing of Sharknado.
Simcha Fisher shared this video of Dustin Hoffman discussing his iconic role as Dorothy Michaels in Tootsie (GREAT FILM!) I don’t want to give too much away, but his comments about women also apply to people with disabilities. It starts out a little slow, but stick with it to the very, very, very end. For me. Pretty please. 😉
Click below or go here to watch.
You want a potty training update, right? Of course you do! I wish I had good news to share, but it’s okay news at best. Nathan has gone potty numerous times, multiple times each day, both #1 and #2. That’s the good news. The less good news is that he is also still going in his undies/pullups/diapers (we use all three depending on the time of day and circumstances). The bad news is that he has yet to go potty a single time at school.
That’s all I have to say about that. If you’d like a more detailed play-by-play, go read Anna’s potty post, replace “Ellie” with “Nathan” and you’ll get the gist.
Are your children on Instagram? Sarah Kate has my old iPhone that she is using as an iTouch and she’s been begging me to let her join. She loves to take pictures so I’m sorta kinda considering it, but I think the terms of service recommends (requires?) that users be at least thirteen, so I’m very reluctant to say yes. Thoughts?
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I’m going to be on a podcast! Daniel “Podman Dan” Smrokowski produces the Special Chronicles, a news and interview style audio podcast covering Special Olympics and disability, and he approached me earlier this week about coming on as a guest. The episode will be recorded in early August; I’ll provide more information when the air date has been set. In the meantime, check out Daniel’s story here.
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My ebook is almost done! Many thanks to my wonderful beta readers for their feedback (and to my mom for her mad editing skillz!) I’m putting the final touches on it right now and developing a dedicated download page for the book – as soon as those things are done, it’ll be available as a free PDF download. A Kindle version is also in the works; to publish on Amazon I’ll have to charge a minimum of $0.99, which I’m a little unhappy about, but the PDF will always be free.
On top of everything else, I’m participating in Camp NaNoWriMo this month. For the uninitiated, NaNoWriMo is an annual program which takes place each November in which writers set a goal of completing 50,000 words toward a novel. Camp NaNoWriMo is essentially the same thing, but in July.
Which of course will lead some of you to ask, “So … you’re writing a novel?” which ought to be a rhetorical question when one declares she is participating in a novel writing venture. But … because I am not consistent but do my best on the honesty front, my answer is that no, I am not writing a novel, but I am working on a personal narrative/memoir (Truth trumps fiction, amiright?) and I am trying to write 50,000 words toward that end by the end of the month. Wish me luck!
Did you watch (cue: scary music) Sharknado on Thursday night? NO SPOILERS, PLEASE! I’m not sure if it’s due to the madness-inducing effect of potty training Nathan, the laser-like focus on finishing my ebook, the struggle for catharsis while writing my life story, or pure curiosity, but I could not help myself: I had to (HAD TO!) record this ridiculous terror monstrosity. If you missed the movie, don’t miss the trailer below. If your curiosity is then sufficiently piqued, cross your fingers for a replay or some OnDemand action.
7.1. – Yes, I am planning to DVR Teen Beach Movie and yes, I do plan to watch it with or without Sarah Kate. Why do you ask?
7.2 – Did you notice in the US article linked above that Sharknado star Ian Ziering of the original 90210 is now 49 years old?!?
7.3 – I’m pretty sure from the trailer that Sharknado started with a hurricane, so…it could totally happen here in Mayberry!
Have a great one!
This post was inspired by and is linked to Conversion Diary‘s 7 Quick Takes.