Tag: Facebook

Guest Poster, Patrick O'Hara: Social media is my distraction.

As if I need more distractions, I find that having Facebook and Twitter open on my computer turns what should only takes a few minutes into an hour.  I begin writing then oh wait, I thought of a funny status.  Oh my friend just got a new puppy, like.   I have a new follower on... Read more »

A Suburban Dad's Guest Blog: All Things Must Pass

By Rick Kaempfer I made a comment on my Facebook status update yesterday about Theo Epstein’s arrival in Chicago, and it somehow degenerated into a discussion of passing gas with my Facebook friends. I have to admit, this sort of thing happens to me a lot. The subject matter isn’t my favorite, but it sort... Read more »

National Book Week: Why I'm happy Claudia didn't eat a booger on page 56

National Book Week: Why I'm happy Claudia didn't eat a booger on page 56
It’s National Book Week, at least according to Facebook, and in celebration, you’re supposed to reach for the closest book, go to page 56 and post the fifth sentence as your status, which really makes me happy the fifth sentence of my novel isn’t, “Claudia ate a booger,” or similar. And this is not because... Read more »
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What to do with your kids this summer? You're Hired!

Wondering what to do with your kids this summer? One of my friends has the perfect solution: put them to work for you! Her twin sons are just finishing their freshman year at college and her husband wrote them the following letter, which she posted on her Facebook page. I thought it was so funny,... Read more »

Butt-Dialed Blackmail

Butt-Dialed Blackmail
“So, who was telling all the dead baby jokes on the bus?” I asked my son this question and the look on his face was priceless. The proverbial Deer in the headlights expression. My query received this response, I’m sure, because he’d thought his mother had suddenly developed over-the-top psychic skills: skills way more powerful... Read more »

If Life is a Bowl of Acai Berries, Why Am I Doing Crunches on the Floor?

  A while back my friend (at least I thought he was my friend), Rick, sends me this link on Facebook, to help me take off the weight I put on over the holidays. I mean, ouch, right? (Rick later claimed a “virus” made him do it.) And I clicked on the link. Not only... Read more »
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