• Hey, Pamie: “Is it okay that I’m a blogger?”

    I haven’t been procrastinating on the weekly procrastination series. I’ve been busy. You see, a holiday tradition in Hollywood is that producers and studios and networks and publishers finish their to-do lists so that they can go off on their vacations and trips to the parents and Hawaiian safaris and nightly festivities. This means all […]

  • Hey, Pamie: “How Do You Start Writing A Novel?”

    I have a new editor on this new manuscript. I was nervous for the past few weeks knowing that the manuscript was on her to-read-and-edit pile. It was like I’d changed schools, got a new teacher, and wanted to find out if I was still considered a good student. I got an A! Karen only […]

  • Tales from the Accidental Asshole: The TV Critic

    This story is old enough now that I feel like I can talk about it without incriminating anyone involved, other than me, which is fine, because I’m the only one in this story who comes out looking like an asshole. We go way back to 1999 for this one, back before there were blogs, before […]

  • Name Dropping… and Shattering.

    A criticism an old boyfriend used to give me (I’ll leave out his name so that it doesn’t look like I’m complaining) is that I go too far back in time to start my stories. “I ask you when did you return the video,” he’d say, “and you start with, ‘Back when I was six, […]

  • inbox, part three.

    [readermail] Pamie, You probably don’t remember me – I met you at the first journalcon – and we had written at the time (although I’d say the last time was … oh about 7 years ago) – I still have the tae bo tapes you sent me – not that I’m using them anymore. I […]

  • rainbows have nothing to hide.

    [scripty] AB Pa’am? PAMIE Yes, ma’am. AB … I think I don’t like Radiohead. PAMIE I guess I understand. AB These songs make me want to kill myself. PAMIE You aren’t the only person who’s said that to me. AB Is that okay? That I don’t like Radiohead? PAMIE Your marriage might suffer. It might […]

  • addendum addendum

    More TWoP summit stories (including the best parts i forgot) at Joe R and M Giant’s recaps.

  • addendum

    I forgot to mention M Giant’s favorite line of the night. After reminding me that he was the shift supervisor for security, and not just some guard, he said, “It doesn’t matter who you are in Vegas. Everybody’s the same. Wesley Snipes got 86’ed from Mandalay Bay.”

  • Tubey’s Kids Auction: Dress-Up Tubey Collection

    I am in awe of the work put into the coolest limited edition Tubey collection.