• Me.

    Heidi for Lance
  • Joe.

    Rock Star Joe
  • Our kid.

  • 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.

  • How I met Joe

  • And if that’s not enough…

  • New!

  • In the news

  • The Pregnancy Confessions

  • Why do I even blogger?

  • Lance lately

  • Social commentary

  • Back in the day

  • Oddities

  • Reading material

    Wild by Cheryl Strayed

Archive for March, 2010

New kicks on the block

22 Mar 2010

When I moved to Sarasota in 2004, I lived in a well-kept apartment complex off an ugly street with a misleading name: Fruitville Road. Other than the fact that if you took it due west, you’d run into the Gulf of Mexico, there were only two charming things about the corridor when I lived off [...]

Flashing my boob tube

18 Mar 2010

It just occurred to me that after all that bellyaching over our nuclear bomb TV, you might want to actually see what the flat panel squawk box looks like. Here she is, boys. Sexy, huh? She’s winking at you. She’s bending over just slightly to pick up the remote. Her screen is shiny and her [...]

My ♥/hate relationship with running

16 Mar 2010

I got ambitious with my distraction tactics a couple weeks ago. I Googled St. Petersburg and triathlon and came up with Escape From Fort Desoto, a triathlon scheduled for 7 a.m. April 10 (my birthday) on one of the most beautiful stretches of beach on the Gulf Coast of Florida. I’ve never participated in a [...]

Portrait of a photo shoot

06 Mar 2010

Remember that Sarasota shoot I mentioned last week? Photographer Barbara Banks‘ photo ran Thursday on the cover of The Observer’s SEASON Magazine. Pulling off something like this might seem easy-breezy, but I assure you it’s a lot of work. Totally worth it though. It was our sexiest cover image of the season. Oooooo la la!

A full moon and the ghosts of dogwalkers past

03 Mar 2010

I was walking the pug Sunday night in the park by my house. The park sits on the edge of a bayou, making it vulnerable to wind and light and bums and illicit activities. Steeped in the glow of a full moon, the swing set looked white-yellow, the water looked white-yellow and the picnic tables [...]

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