Hodge Podge Blog
March 22, 2010 § 9 Comments
As the title implies, this is a Hodge Podge Blog. Say that three times fast. Now say it with a British accent. Everything sounds better with a British accent. Unless you are Viggo Mortenson. If that’s the case, say it with a dirty, Russian accent (Hi Gramdma).
A couple of things: 1.) I am crazy. 2.) I began hard core edits (as opposed to soft-core edits. Hi Mom.) on my manuscript this morning. There is a workshop I’ll attend in June and I want it nice for the lovely author and editor (from LittlefreakingBrown) who will look at it. 3.) My mother and grandmother just found out about this blog. They’ll be surprised. 4.) There are a few pieces of mine up at other places. The delectable Army of Ermas I contribute for is really taking off. Our very own Erma, Amy Mullis, received a writing award from Erma Bombeck’s Writing Workshop. Way to go, Amy! Please check her out as well as the piece I wrote My Husband, the Robot. 5.) I did a guest spot about characterization and how I study people. In it, I tell a little story about pregnancy. Go read it. Now. I’ll give you something pretty. Keeping in the theme of pregnancy, I comprised a little list about things you should not say to pregnant women. Enjoy.
Should you be walking around?
You’re going to have your hands full.
You’re tired? You should take a nap.
You haven’t had that baby yet?
Can I touch your belly? (and then the person just goes ahead and rubs away)
You’re going to gain a lot of weight these next few months.
You don’t look pregnant when you sit like that, just fat.
You do know how this is happening right? (implying you know nothing of birth control)
Wow, that’s your due date? I thought it would be sooner.
I could tell you were pregnant when I saw you from behind.
You’re pregnant again? You must not have T.V at home.
Are you keeping it?