My Photo

December 2021

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
      1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 31  

« Bob Barker for President | Main | Thanks, Mr. Wizard! »

June 11, 2007


Last I checked, there was no word limit on memes. In fact, I may just start making up memes of my own (MEmes) to give you writing exercises and me something fun to read.

Speaking of reading, I am as delighted to hear of your ghost as I am horrified to know of yesterday's freeway incident. That bitch! Hope the whiplash (and the bumper) aren't too horrible.

My dad always sang “Sixteen Going on Seventeen” to me, too. I loved that.

I *love* this! It's not too long at all. I enjoy reading your blog (via RSS) and these insights into your personality are so interesting.

Your ghost story is very sweet, not crazy.

I'm *so* sorry about your car accident! It's awful that she left you there, maybe she was just frightened, but what a jerk! I hope your sunglasses were the only things damaged and that you are totally okay.

The ghost story is fascinating. I love ghost stories. The only ghost I've ever seen is the ghost of a cat at a friend's house.

My ex-husband is an actor and we live in a town that has a lot of experimental theater because of the playwrights workshop, and I've never walked out of a play before. I didn't know it was legal...I've really wanted to, though.

Danny: I also many pen friends as a child. Are you sure you're not my twin brother?
An ad I posted in Flip Magazine in 1973 generated about 10,000 responses. I had many foreign pen friends through IPF then and still have about eight I met through IPF--two of whom visited me here last year. They have a program for children, too. Real letters--not Internet based. You should check it out for Leah.

From your Pittsburgh reader.

Danny, I have a question and a few comments. First, how DO you handle swearing with Leah? I'd like any advice you can offer. Our almost-seven-year-old is in a pre-swearing phase (in our house, "stupid" and "idiot" are swear words). A couple of weeks ago she asked us, "What's a 'fock'?" She had heard this mispronounced word from a friend. We claimed ignorance on that one.

We walked out of a play at intermission many years ago. It was called "Ob La Di" and featured the oldest daughter from "The Cosby Show" doing interpretive dance while the other actors performed. I have no recollection of the plot, but I do remember that it was unwatchable. (This was at the Goodman Theater, in the same series as the fabulous "Death of a Salesman" with Brian Dennehy.)

I don't understand the novocaine thing. I just got a shot yesterday, and it still hurts a little.

My recurring car dream is that I'm driving, out of control, from the back seat.

When I saw "The Miracle Worker" on TV recently, I also cried at the "waaaaa" scene. How can you not?

Say hi to Kendall and Leah for me.


OMIGOD. i have the same dream about driving!
i don't know how to drive though so it kinda makes
sense. also.... YOU LIKE GETTING NOVACAINE????
no. can't be true.

I loved reading this. I always enjoy it when you share personal things about yourself; I get to see if I know you as well as I think I do. (I don't remember hearing the ghost story before...). I think this would be a great party game.

Danny, your writing is so engaging. Your posts are never too long!

And I TOTALLY understand about the weird mouth/pain/kind-of-like-it thing. Someone once explained to me that everyone has parts of their body where the pain/pleasure inherent pathways cross they lost me. But it has something to do with places where nerve endings are really concentrated, like the mouth/lips or fingertips or feet. Trust me, it sounded massively plausible.


Great post. One of my first childhood memories was a kid telling me in school to sing Yankee Doodle with an "F" in front of every word. I did, of course, and the other kids laughed hysterically. I went home, told mom, and she shrugged and said, "I don't get it either."

I really, really enjoyed this. I wish my husband liked musicals. The reason Rolf and leisel scene the tension of the unknowing, yet the force of young passion. It's a shoet season, that first season of love..but well worth remembering!

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been saved. Comments are moderated and will not appear until approved by the author. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.


Post a comment

Comments are moderated, and will not appear until the author has approved them.

Your Information

(Name and email address are required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)