READING BETWEEN THE PINES

If life's about the journey, does it matter how many bathroom breaks you take along the way?

When you have a house full of teenagers (see My Day Job) you’ll take praise anywhere you can get it.

First Freshly Pressed Blog

How Skate World Changed My Life

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Second Freshly Pressed Blog

Reading Between the Lines When Your Family Cares Enough to Send the Very Best

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National Newspaper Association Best Editorial Writing

Colorado is Burning

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National Newspaper Association Best Humorous Column

I Think I’m Smarter Than You

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If you’re wondering why you’re still here? I often think the same thing myself. Thanks for stopping by!

18 thoughts on “Writing Awards

    1. I just put this up. I didn’t really want to advertise the FP thing, but then I thought if I did it in a (hopefully) funny way, it’d be OK. Plus I think the link to how people get FP’d holds some real info between the snark.
      Anyway, thanks for making the first comment SSG!

      1. You’re welcome. I think it’s awesome they way you did it. Brilliant!

  1. Soumyadeep B says:

    C C AND ANOTHER C IS THE ANSWER

    1. Right! Just like standardized tests!

      1. Soumyadeep B says:

        well sometimes i wonder whether everyone in blogosphere is really bored to hell πŸ˜‰

      2. Right! I’d rather read blogs than floss my teeth any day of the week though. No competition. =)

    1. Thanks for the laugh (literally)!

  2. Haha πŸ™‚ and congratulations on being Freshly Pressed. You totally deserved this !!!

    1. Thanks so much Read Stuff With Me! I love reading, especially with cool people….. =)

  3. El Guapo says:

    Congrats on the FP!
    (Just saw it on the page.)
    (Which I was looking at while bored.)

    1. I’m happy to provide you with something to do in your down time, Guap, and thanks for the congrats. =)

  4. I’m just perusing your archives whilst I wait patiently for your book to drop. By the way, I just read The Catcher In The Rye for the first time in thirty or so years, thanks to your suggestion.. It’s fucking brilliant. I remember there being a big stink about whether or not we should be allowed to read it in Junior High. I think we actually had to have a parent sign a permission slip, which I’m pretty sure I forged, just for the rush. If Holden Caulfield was around today, he would be pumped full of Ritalin or Prozac or whatever the hot new pharmaceutical drug was, and put in the corner. Or he would be in a kick ass boy band. I’d get a hell of a kick out of that. I tell you, I really would. Sometimes you don’t realize how much you want to be in a boy band until you’re in one. That’s what my brother D.B writes about out in Hollywood. Being in boy bands. He’s too much, my brother D.B is, I tell you, too much.

    1. See any similarities? Now you know why I keep bringing it up. You’re that good. Catcher in the Rye is both a best ever and a banned book at the same time because of Holden Caulfield’s voice and the things he isn’t afraid to talk about. It’s a once in a lifetime kind of thing. You have that. You have a gift. You are so fucking funny and wise, it would be a shame not to work that into a protagonist, because kids will read you. Look at One Direction. I’m not saying I want a bunch of screaming 12 year-old girls at your door or anything, because that’s just creepy. What I’m saying is I want a mention in your Author’s Notes. Something flattering that makes me look young. So hurry up and finish the book. =)

      1. I really appreciate the incredibly kind words, my friend. I definitely feel like I’m working up to writing it. I feel like I’m writing a book with the whole Sasquatch festival series. But it’s keeping me writing which is good. Maybe I can turn it into a TV movie starring Billy Baldwin and Meredith Baxter Birney? Meredith Baxter Birney plays me. And I know she dropped the Birney, but she’ll always be MBB to me.

      2. Good points, all of them. MBB was one of those MILFs back in the day before that term even existed. Even as an 11 or so year-old girl, I knew that, although I didn’t really want to talk about it in public. Sasquatch is part of your protagonist’s backstory. Maybe he follows an obscure band all over the country and makes grilled cheese sandwiches to pay his way or spends all his free time entering online contests. And losing. And getting all this malware on his mom’s computer. Until he wins something awesome. Is Billy the nicest Baldwin brother or the one who’s a nut job? I used to get them all confused until Alec did “30 Rock”. Seriously brilliant. Like you. Keep on keepin’ on. =)

  5. scribbleofhappygoluckygal says:

    hhahhahhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa…..you are heights πŸ™‚

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