Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Portland Style

Mom and Dad were in Portland the other day, and seeing a free magazine called "Portland Style," they grabbed a copy. Which they then gave to my sister and brother-in-law. Without actually reading it.

If they had only opened to page 6 before passing it along, they would have seen two articles by yours truly!

I could be bummed that the magazine is apparently not appealing enough to warrant a flip-through, but I'm actually really excited. I'm published in enough places this month that articles I write actually pass through my parents' hands without them even knowing it!

Call me crazy, but I think that's pretty cool.

[I would include a link, but I'm fairly certain the publication is not available online. Pick it up at your local boutique, kids.]

Monday, December 28, 2009

Clutches and Knots

I went out for a quick drive today. I swung by the bank, then the post office, and then before heading home, decided to stop in to see Mom and Dad. I wanted to check in on all the work they are having done on their house... and I also wanted Dad to put some Eastland knots in my new slippers.

As I turned onto the beach road, I stepped on my "trusty" golf's clutch to switch to third gear. And... bam! The clutch went in alright. All the way to the floor. Where it stubbornly stayed.


"You know, you don't have to call us with a problem every time we're in town," Mom said.

"I just need you to help me push the car out of the road!" I insisted.

In the end, I did need more than that. Mom and I had to commit minor insurance fraud to get AAA to come give me a tow. Turns out I've already surpassed my allowance for the year. Even on my upgraded gold membership. Apparently even "unlimited towing" comes with a limit.

I can already hear the Regulars at work tomorrow. "VICKY! What's your car doin' back over at the Sunoco??"

Oh, Regulars. Didn't you know? Sunoco is my car's home away from home. With the rest of the town on Christmas break, that darn car decided it too needed a vacation.

Let's just hope this quick break doesn't also break the bank.

Sunday, December 27, 2009


Today I interviewed a local artist for the local newspaper. After turning off the tape, we got to talking. Talking about blogging. And while I may not win awards with pastels, I do occasionally get recognition for my way with words... so I left inspired.

Inspired to be just another girl with just another blog.

What do you say, kids?

Are you all on board to be just another group of readers?