There’s Still Time to Help Me Get a Car

I haven’t had a car for almost two years now. I’m working hard to make this happen, but it’s been a slow process. Tempest helped me set up a site on YouCaring for my Birthday that we called the Birthday Car Fundapalooza, where folks could help pitch in, if they so desired. We made it up to about $1200,…

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E is for Edward

E is for Edward, a God of Goth Pride He wrote silly nonsense, and later he died. Happy birthday, Edward Gorey, from the legions of young people you inspired…and me.  

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10 Things You Can Do On My Birthday

Today is 1-11, the day we celebrate PRINCESS ALETHEA’S MAGICAL BIRTHDAY EXTRAVAGANZA! I do hope you have marvelous things planned for today. I do! If you don’t have some marvelous things planned, here are ten suggestions for how I would love you to spend MY FRABJOUS DAY. ********************** If you have a few extra dollars: 1.) Order some of…

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Rainbow Sun

I meant to post this the other day, when I accompanied FGB into DC to help him with some work. I was looking out the window for a street sign and the sky took my breath away. There was a full, perfect rainbow all around the sun. I thought this a fitting magical image with which to wish my…

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Princess Alethea’s World-Wide Tiara Birthday Spectacular!

The votes are in, and everybody agrees. Mark your calendars! What: Princess Alethea’s 35th Birthday Spectacular When: January 11, 2011 Where: Your blog (or facebook page) Who: YOU, wearing a tiara! As discussed previously,35 is my mother’s favorite number. I’m only going to turn 35 once. As it happens, that happy event will occur in less than a month,…

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For My Mother, On Her Birthday

An Ode to Motherhood To a mom who cooks and cleans And washes all my favorite jeans The last time that you left a spot Very happy I was NOT! But where a spot you did not miss Turns out another called a kiss Life ain’t that easy, you see I guess that’s why you’re stuck with me. (And…

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Apex Birthday Sale!

Today is Jason Sizemore’s birthday, founder of Apex Publications and Best Boss Ever. Today is also the five-year anniversary of Apex — my very first publication credit was the essay I wrote for issue 3 back in 2005. How time flies… Jason’s posted a little thank you post over on his blog if you’re so inclined to hop over…

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The Gift That Keeps On Giving

There is a moment from this weekend frozen in my mind: the girls are on the couch combing their lustrous clean locks, Tomo’s patiently waiting to find out just what he’s being sent to the drug store for this time, and I’m cross-legged on the floor between Della’s legs as she sits above me on the couch, inspecting the…

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