Archive for August 2008

Consider the lovely Dahlia   Leave a comment

We have an ad for Dahlia, if you or anyone you know is interested in a wonderful friend check this out.

Dahlia’s ad.

Also, my rescue group, Northeast Boston Terrier Rescue is desperately in need of funds. All of the our dogs require a lot of medical attention and the adoption fees don’t cover it.  Dahlia, so far, with nothing wrong has cost $510.00 and she still has to get her teeth fixed.  So if you’re not in the market for a pup but are interested in donating –we’re selling a variety of items as well as raffle tickets for a stunning quilt!

Click here for www.nebostonrescue.org

AND THANK YOU FROM ALL OF US!

Posted August 31, 2008 by julieklam in Dogs

Book Group Expo update   Leave a comment

Book Group Expo has posted the list of confirmed authors for the wondrous event which will be held on October 25th weekend. Check it out!

Posted August 27, 2008 by julieklam in Book Group Expo

Not about the Olympics or Politics   1 comment

I haven’t posted in a while because it’s been wicked busy. I have a new foster — a ten year old with a mess of issues (fatty masses, rotten teeth, bald spots, warts). She’s been sad and not eating. I told her she should be happy because this is a top adult living facility. So far, she just sleeps a lot. Poor girl was dumped in a shelter in Brooklyn by some heathens.

In other news, Violet starts kindergarten next week. She has to wear a uniform of light blue shirt and navy blue jumper. In case you haven’t sensed it, neither of those colors are pink. We are hoping to get a reprieve from the Governer.

Here’s the old girl, we’re calling her Dahlia (Paul calls her the Black Dahlia after the gruesomely murdered LA call girl — I looked her up on wikipedia and she had bad teeth, too.)

Posted August 25, 2008 by julieklam in Dogs, The Kid

Facebook/Bookface   1 comment

The puppies left today and we’re all sad. Violet said, “Can we pretend they’re still here and just hiding under the bed?”

So I joined Facebook mainly because I was writing something about Goodreads and wanted to make some snarky comparisons between the two. The jury is still out as to whether I’ll stay on it or not. I don’t really get the point of it except if you need a big fat time suck, and who doesn’t? At the moment, I’m friends with 48 people which include several members of my family and guess what I don’t really need them as Facebook friends. So far, I’ve gotten some virtual hugs and good karma and an appletini all of which just served to embarrass me. Maybe I’m too old for this sort of thing.

Nevermind, I have to stay on. I just remembered I’m my cousin Yitzhak’s only friend.

Posted August 17, 2008 by julieklam in The Intranet

Speaking of free dogs…   1 comment

I’ve got two temporary fosters here –Lizzie and Sarah –both BT mixes. They’re pretty darn cute (if a little long in the noses and ears). Enjoy!

Posted August 15, 2008 by julieklam in Dogs

Inspiration #2 – Lynda Barry   4 comments

A fan of my blog recently told me how boring she thinks it is when I talk about other people’s work, so I’m not going to say one single word about my brilliant former teacher, Lynda Barry. Instead I’ll just post one of my favorite comics of hers.

Lynda Barry…. an inspiration.

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Posted August 8, 2008 by julieklam in Inspiration

Mr. Malachy McCourt   1 comment

Though I’ve never met Malachy McCourt, I profess a deep love for him. Many a time, when I feel down, I pick up A Monk Swimming only to have my frown turn upside down.

I also relate to him as the sister of a better known writer than myself. This is from the FAQ of his website. Feel free to read it in a rich Dublin brogue.

ATTENTION!
THIS WEBSITE IS NOT, REPEAT NOT, A P. O. BOX A SECRETERIAL SERVICE OR A MAIL DROP FOR FRANK MCCOURT. I, MALACHY MCCOURT, AM VERY BUSY TAKING CARE OF MY OWN PROFESSIONAL AFFAIRS. SO IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS FOR MY BROTHER PLEASE ADDRESS THEM TO HIS PUBLISHER

THANK YOU MALACHY MCCOURT

[Good day, Sir! I said Good Day!]

Posted August 4, 2008 by julieklam in A Keeper