I slapped on the visor and apron with uncertainty. Already I had worked the season opener for the local college team, now my volunteering efforts were geared towards opening day for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The USF game was its own special nightmare - scorching day, no breeze, collapsing bodies - but otherwise, sales at … Continue reading The Great White Male
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I'm no good at being a fangirl. That rabid memorization of metadata - team rosters, stats, trades, rankings - I don't do well. What I do well is wear whatever jersey you feel I need to wear to bed, as a pseudo-sexual show of appreciation for <insert favorite sports team here>, but otherwise, could care … Continue reading Come On You Rowdies! Home Opener
My first book signing. We ran out of books. I actually had to run out to my car for the two books I had in the backseat; luckily, leftovers from an earlier attempt at guerrilla marketing. The last fourteen months of my life living dollar to dollar so I can get published, and now I'm holding 10s … Continue reading Happy Anniversary, Johnny Saucedo! WE DID IT!
This is what you get for being a literary arts booster; when you put yourself down as a stand-in, you might actually have to stand in. And just that happened during last night's Keep St Pete Lit's Lucha Libro! Part of St Petersburg's SunLit Festival happening through next Sunday. I ended up as one of … Continue reading SunLit Festival’s Lucha Libro! Luchadora, Pero No Ganadora
Her mother would have her strip naked, then slowly unspiral cling wrap around her daughter's prepubescent torso and thighs. When she was done, her mother sent her out into the family backyard, in the South Texas three-digit heat, and ordered her young daughter to mow the entire lawn in that tortuous ensemble. Listening to this while … Continue reading Obesity and Mental Illness Make Terrible Bedfellows