• Me.

    Heidi for Lance
  • Joe.

    Rock Star Joe
  • Our kid.

    Hank_Lance
  • Our dog.

    Cubbie 4th of july Cubbie died Oct. 18, 2013. He was almost 9 years old.
  • Joe trying to sleep past 6 a.m. on a camping trip with our kid.

    Joe Hank Camping for Lance
  • Why Lance?

    Because the word blog sounds like something that comes out of a person's nose. This blog is named after my old friend Sarah's manifestation of a dreamy Wyoming cowboy named Lance.
  • About me

    I'm a journalist who spends my Mondays through Fridays writing other people's stories, a chronic procrastinator who needs structure. I once quit my job to write a book and like most writers, I made up excuses why I couldn't keep at it.

    My boyfriend fiancé husband Joe likes to sleep in late on the weekends, but since we have a kid now that happens less than he'd like.

    Before Henry, I used to spend my mornings browsing celebrity tabloid websites while our dog snored under the covers. Now I hide my computer in a spot my son can't reach because everything I own is now broken, stained or peed on.

    I created Lance in an attempt to better spend my free time. I thought it might jump start a second attempt at writing a novel.

    It hasn't. And my free time is gone.

    But I'm still here writing.

    I'm 26 27 28 29 30 31 and I've yet to get caught up in something else, which is kind of a big deal for a chronic procrastinator.

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Archive for February, 2009

What a heathen gives up for Lent.

25 Feb 2009

This is Joe’s senior picture. He graduated from an all-boys Jesuit high school in 1993 when I was 11 years old. I’m weak for bow ties, so you can see now why I fell for him. I needed some information about Lent, so I figured I’d go to the source. I was jawing with my [...]

A sucker for beautiful talented people.

23 Feb 2009

I have never, ever tired of the Oscars. Even when the show crawls past midnight, I never turn the TV off. Even as a kid, when I had no clue who the nominees for Best Supporting Actor were, I’d root for the guy, who when the camera panned his face, seemed humbled by the nomination. [...]

Moobs vs. Boobs: The double standard

19 Feb 2009

I don’t get it. I’m watching a rerun of 20/20 tonight and there’s some segment on about moobs, as in man boobs. It’s apparently a British term I’ve never heard before, which is weird because I’m usually hip to such lingo. As I’m watching these men and their nasty, hairy moobs flash across network television, [...]

"She’s the other half of my zipper."

18 Feb 2009

ST. PETE – Today I had lunch with one of my oldest friends in Florida. It was at a Thai restaurant called The King & I, and we were talking about relationships – his not mine – and I could tell by his blushing and squirming that the chick he’s dating is turning his insides [...]

Lance spreads some love.

16 Feb 2009

My boyfriend keeps hitting the snooze on his radio alarm clock. It’s how he wakes up every morning before work – to 20-second blasts of 1980s pop songs. “Do you come from a land down under? Where women glow and men plunder? Can’t you hear? Can’t you hear the thunder? You better run. You better [...]

Independence, 1950

07 Feb 2009

This one’s for my Nana. We were sitting around the kitchen table Christmas night – my mom, my sisters, Nana and me. And for whatever reason PK got on the subject of homesickness. She remarked that she has good days and bad days. That some days, no matter how many romantic comedies she watches, or [...]

Duly noted

01 Feb 2009

Joe and I scribble a lot of notes to each other. They’re scattered all over the house in various places. I thought I’d pull a few from our collection. ……………………………. This is Joe’s favorite most emasculating note. “Took 20 bucks for ammo. Have a good brunch. If you wake up for brunch …” This note [...]

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