Tag: Hawaii

  • Aloha from Overwhelming Positivity Podcast 23: Tandoori Lady

    Aloha from Overwhelming Positivity Podcast 23: Tandoori Lady

    We didn’t just take a million pictures and post six thousand tweets. We made a podcast. I’m honored to have been a part of Overwhelming Positivity 32, where you learn about zipline freak-outs, island curses, and why we should get a refund from our stargazing trip. And it starts with my “phone voice.” We recorded […]

  • Forces of Nature

    First: A Short Play to Demonstrate the Amount of Control Anna Beth Chao Has Over My Life [Two women sit 1736 miles away from each other. An unemployed blonde with absolutely nothing to do for months stares at her living room bookcase, picks up her cell phone and sends a text.] PAMIE: What if I […]

  • Three pretty pictures and three heart-stopping videos

    Three pretty pictures and three heart-stopping videos

    This weekend, it’s LA vs SD as the Varsity Brawlers take on The Swarm. This bout will sell out, so get your tickets like, right now.

  • can’t wait, can’t wait, can’t wait

    Andrew Doughty: Hawaii – The Big Island Revealed: The Ultimate Guidebook Haruki Murakami: What I Talk About When I Talk About Running Nancy Horan: Loving Frank Nicole Krauss: Man Walks Into a Room Dara Horn: The World to Come Jonathan Ames, Dean Haspiel: The Alcoholic Michael Guista: Brain Work Elizabeth Berg: The Day I Ate […]

  • The Marathon, Part Two (Miles 13-CrazyTown)

    The Marathon, Part Two (Miles 13-CrazyTown)

    [Previous entries: Pre-Marathon and Part One] Mile 13 As a reward, I put on my headphones. My marathon playlist keeps me moving. I see stee pass in his car down the highway. I’ll see him again in about an hour. I run the numbers. 15, 25, 27, 37, 39, 49, 51, 101. It’s all about […]

  • The Marathon, Part One (Miles 0-12)

    “You know, your father was proud of you for more than just that race.” “I know, Ma.” “He just didn’t always know how to say it.” I got up at three in the morning. Sprang from the bed, actually, when the alarms went off. (Two different alarms). I got dressed. Wrote sleeping stee a note. […]

  • Maybe I’m Crazy…

    “But why do you want to do this?” my mom asked in that tone, the worried whine of motherhood. “For a lot of reasons,” I answered. “Because I want to, and because I don’t think I can, and… well, probably because Dad and that race when I was in the third grade.” She sighed. She […]

  • Why Why Moms Are Weird

    Within 24 hours of posting information about my new book, someone was already complaining on Amazon. This person was nice enough to repeatedly state she was a fan of my writing, but found the title to be disappointing, and wildly lacking in imagination. I’d been planning to tell the story of how Why Moms Are […]

  • an actual holiday weekend

    This is the closest I’ve come to work in five days. The last time I took a break from work for more than part of a day… I think was my honeymoon. My honeymoon was also the last time I read a whole book in a day. Which since yesterday? I did. I missed the […]

  • Two Stories

    The honeymoon: sun, sleep, sunsets, staph, snorkeling, sushi, sexy-sexy. There you go. But two things that might actually interest you: We spent part of the honeymoon on a rather remote part of an island. There was only one tiny market that we’d drive to for food and beer. We walked in one time alongside a […]