memoir: about this series

This entry is part 1 of 18 in the series Memoir

This weblog is really big and messy, and every once in a while I have to dive in to try to beat back the chaos. Clean up the database, do a full backup, check to make sure things are working when you click on them.

I’ve gone through the memoir series to whip things into shape, and as I was doing that, I realized that somebody skimming through posts might not realize what this series is supposed to be. So, to clarify:

There are two kinds of posts under memoir: the ongoing (and very slow) attempt to dissect my childhood (these are not light reading, please be warned), and general anecedotes (generally funnier) — some from my childhood, some current day.  And they are in no order at all, because the software won’t let me do what I want. Let me remind you:


That’s like OCD

Except in alphabetical order

The way it should be.

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7 Replies to “memoir: about this series”

  1. It’s good to see it all in one place – thanks. And again – thank you for sharing. Never a waste of brainpower to read your work, in my opinion.

  2. See the TweetBack. Already waste more than enough time on Facebook but am awfully tempted to sign up for Twitter. How do you like Twitter?

    1. @ahvelosa: I didn’t think I’d like all this tweety business, but it turns out to be very convenient. Many times there’s something I’d like to record for posterity or make an observation about, but it’s not substantial enough to write a whole post. For example: the release of the film version of My Sister’s Keeper, and the fact that they changed the ending entirely.

      I’m still new at it, but once I figure out the fine print I think it will actually save me some time.

  3. I love this series of memoirs, nice to see it all in one place.
    I too have been curious about Twitter and what it’s all about, (and I too already waste enough time on Facebook). But I have wondered about Twitter recently and was getting close to checking it out. Looks like I am getting closer!

  4. Oh, and about My Sister’s Keeper…I loved the book and hated the ending. But…since hearing that they chanegd the ending altogether – it doesn’t seem right somehow. Even though I hated it, I can’t imagine the story without it.

  5. @Maggie — The book did have a painful ending, but I thought it worked and made sense and was true to the story. I hate that they simply dumped that in favor of something more run-of-the-mill.

  6. The end of Keeper seemed to me an O. Henry sort of conclusion. I’ve given up reading Picoult. My life is full enough of not HEAs that I need HEAs.

    Your memoir stories remind me that other people have even worse not HEAs.

    Finished The Help. Really, really fine. I was a couple of years behind the major protagonist in school in the south. A vicious southern female is a thing to behold. And avoid like the plague.

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