Friday, January 18, 2013

Writing in a Bowling Alley

Business first. You may have seen that I redid my blog theme a few days ago, but I had to revert back to the old one. The gorgeous theme I chose needed too much html tweaking for my limited skills to handle, so I gave up. I'd rather be reading and writing than learning website design. If anyone knows how to make the comment replies work properly, or knows how to make a few other updates to a really old blogger template, please let me know if you'd like to help me fix it. I really loved that template! Thanks!

Second item of business, I retitled the blog. I thought Writing the Bad Things out was a good title when I started, but that's not all I do here anymore. So I just called it Mittens Writes. Most everyone online calls me (or at least knows me as) Mittens. I'm fine with that. And it's a much shorter name to remember. :D

On to the bowling!

Yes, folks, that's how I'll be spending my Friday night. I signed Lulu up to go bowling tonight with her girl scout troop. I thought it would be around dinner time, like most troop events, but nooooooo. It's fancy-schmancy Glow Bowling. Which apparently requires middle-of-the-night darkness, as opposed to regular dinner-time darkness.

I was so looking forward to a quiet house, a cup of tea, and snergling up in the comfy chair with my laptop to enjoy this manuscript. But instead, I will be AT A FREAKING BOWLING ALLEY UNTIL AFTER MIDNIGHT.

The things we do for our kids.

On the up side, I forgot today is the last day of the semester at school, so the teachers have three workdays next week. FIVE DAY WEEKEND, FTW!

So there is that.

If I've promised you a crit, I swear I haven't forgotten you. I have all your beautiful manuscripts waiting in line. But you'll forgive me if I'm a little distracted tonight. It's not so much the noise and hubbub of a bowling alley, but the sheer fact that I will have to wear pants that late into the night. At least they have a snack bar.

Imagine the noise. *shudders*


  1. Awwwww. Also, good luck writing in the dark. :/ Pro tip - don't wear a white shirt. Or a black one. :D

    1. Huh. I'm wearing a black shirt with white writing on it. But It's Motorhead, so that will be awesome. :D Black light FTW!

  2. Ugh. Bowling alley until midnight? That sounds fairly awful. haha. Love the new title though! How did you end up with the nickname mittens???


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