SFW Update and The Joy of Fatherhood

22 11 2008

SFW UPDATE:

I’m all caught up on submissions through October 4th. If you sent me a story or poem prior to this date, please query as it may not have ever made it to my inbox.

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In terms of my own writing productivity, there has not been much progress. The day job has been hectic, and home even more so.

I wrote a short story that was begging to come out, but other than a couple hundred words the WIP has been sitting idle. I’m hoping to get it moving along today and make a good dent in what I have left. I really want to have this thing done by the end of the month, but with the craziness coming up that surrounds Thanksgiving, it’s looking unlikely.

*UPDATED 12:20* — got in around 1,700 words today.  

THE JOY OF FATHERHOOD:

Last weekend, we went to The Riverchase Galleria to see the Christmas lights after the lighting ceremony. The mall was packed: humanity encapsulated like sardines in a tin. Why do they have to turn the heat up so high on a cold day? Sure it’s cold outside, but everyone is bundled up…

Anyway, the baby was not feeling well. He cried the whole time we walked around. Inside the Build-A-Bear shop, I lifted him up on my shoulders so he could get a better view of the stuffing machine which fills the bears. He stopped crying, and even laughed — It was a miracle!

…but then he threw up.

I thought it was a burp at first, but then it felt warm on the crown of my head. My wife looked at me, covered her mouth, and laughed. I touched my hand to my head and knew.

It looked like the world’s largest eagle had flown overhead and dropped a poop bomb on my head.

Ahh…Fatherhood.

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54 responses

22 11 2008
aravah

The joy of parenting indeed! I remember that warm feeling well. Hope the baby’s feeling better. πŸ™‚

23 11 2008
southernweirdo

He’s doing much better now. Thank you. I think it was mixture of the heat and the crowd along with the little cold he had that got to him.

This isn’t the first time I felt that warm feeling, but it was the most visible and in the most crowded place possible.

22 11 2008
aravah

The joy of parenting indeed! I remember that warm feeling well. Hope the baby’s feeling better. πŸ™‚

23 11 2008
southernweirdo

He’s doing much better now. Thank you. I think it was mixture of the heat and the crowd along with the little cold he had that got to him.

This isn’t the first time I felt that warm feeling, but it was the most visible and in the most crowded place possible.

23 11 2008
southernweirdo

He’s doing much better now. Thank you. I think it was mixture of the heat and the crowd along with the little cold he had that got to him.

This isn’t the first time I felt that warm feeling, but it was the most visible and in the most crowded place possible.

22 11 2008
aravah

The joy of parenting indeed! I remember that warm feeling well. Hope the baby’s feeling better. πŸ™‚

22 11 2008
aravah

The joy of parenting indeed! I remember that warm feeling well. Hope the baby’s feeling better. πŸ™‚

23 11 2008
southernweirdo

He’s doing much better now. Thank you. I think it was mixture of the heat and the crowd along with the little cold he had that got to him.

This isn’t the first time I felt that warm feeling, but it was the most visible and in the most crowded place possible.

22 11 2008
aravah

The joy of parenting indeed! I remember that warm feeling well. Hope the baby’s feeling better. πŸ™‚

22 11 2008
aravah

The joy of parenting indeed! I remember that warm feeling well. Hope the baby’s feeling better. πŸ™‚

22 11 2008
aravah

The joy of parenting indeed! I remember that warm feeling well. Hope the baby’s feeling better. πŸ™‚

23 11 2008
southernweirdo

He’s doing much better now. Thank you. I think it was mixture of the heat and the crowd along with the little cold he had that got to him.

This isn’t the first time I felt that warm feeling, but it was the most visible and in the most crowded place possible.

22 11 2008
aravah

The joy of parenting indeed! I remember that warm feeling well. Hope the baby’s feeling better. πŸ™‚

23 11 2008
southernweirdo

He’s doing much better now. Thank you. I think it was mixture of the heat and the crowd along with the little cold he had that got to him.

This isn’t the first time I felt that warm feeling, but it was the most visible and in the most crowded place possible.

22 11 2008
aravah

The joy of parenting indeed! I remember that warm feeling well. Hope the baby’s feeling better. πŸ™‚

23 11 2008
southernweirdo

He’s doing much better now. Thank you. I think it was mixture of the heat and the crowd along with the little cold he had that got to him.
This isn’t the first time I felt that warm feeling, but it was the most visible and in the most crowded place possible.

22 11 2008
alaneer

Aw, that’s sort of cute.

I’ve been thrown up on so many times, but never on my head. I hope the Baby is feeling better.

23 11 2008
southernweirdo

It was kind of like that “hair gel” scene in “Something About Mary” but with a lot more hair gel. That stuff was sticky. It was like I used egg whites to style my hair.

22 11 2008
alaneer

Aw, that’s sort of cute.

I’ve been thrown up on so many times, but never on my head. I hope the Baby is feeling better.

23 11 2008
southernweirdo

It was kind of like that “hair gel” scene in “Something About Mary” but with a lot more hair gel. That stuff was sticky. It was like I used egg whites to style my hair.

23 11 2008
southernweirdo

It was kind of like that “hair gel” scene in “Something About Mary” but with a lot more hair gel. That stuff was sticky. It was like I used egg whites to style my hair.

22 11 2008
alaneer

Aw, that’s sort of cute.

I’ve been thrown up on so many times, but never on my head. I hope the Baby is feeling better.

22 11 2008
alaneer

Aw, that’s sort of cute.

I’ve been thrown up on so many times, but never on my head. I hope the Baby is feeling better.

23 11 2008
southernweirdo

It was kind of like that “hair gel” scene in “Something About Mary” but with a lot more hair gel. That stuff was sticky. It was like I used egg whites to style my hair.

22 11 2008
alaneer

Aw, that’s sort of cute.

I’ve been thrown up on so many times, but never on my head. I hope the Baby is feeling better.

22 11 2008
alaneer

Aw, that’s sort of cute.

I’ve been thrown up on so many times, but never on my head. I hope the Baby is feeling better.

22 11 2008
alaneer

Aw, that’s sort of cute.

I’ve been thrown up on so many times, but never on my head. I hope the Baby is feeling better.

23 11 2008
southernweirdo

It was kind of like that “hair gel” scene in “Something About Mary” but with a lot more hair gel. That stuff was sticky. It was like I used egg whites to style my hair.

22 11 2008
alaneer

Aw, that’s sort of cute.

I’ve been thrown up on so many times, but never on my head. I hope the Baby is feeling better.

23 11 2008
southernweirdo

It was kind of like that “hair gel” scene in “Something About Mary” but with a lot more hair gel. That stuff was sticky. It was like I used egg whites to style my hair.

22 11 2008
alaneer

Aw, that’s sort of cute.
I’ve been thrown up on so many times, but never on my head. I hope the Baby is feeling better.

23 11 2008
southernweirdo

It was kind of like that “hair gel” scene in “Something About Mary” but with a lot more hair gel. That stuff was sticky. It was like I used egg whites to style my hair.

22 11 2008
selfavowedgeek

I’m laughing at you.

Only because I don’t sympathize.

I empathize, bub.

23 11 2008
southernweirdo

I know you do…

I’m laughing, too. What else can you do?

22 11 2008
selfavowedgeek

I’m laughing at you.

Only because I don’t sympathize.

I empathize, bub.

23 11 2008
southernweirdo

I know you do…

I’m laughing, too. What else can you do?

23 11 2008
southernweirdo

I know you do…

I’m laughing, too. What else can you do?

22 11 2008
selfavowedgeek

I’m laughing at you.

Only because I don’t sympathize.

I empathize, bub.

22 11 2008
selfavowedgeek

I’m laughing at you.

Only because I don’t sympathize.

I empathize, bub.

23 11 2008
southernweirdo

I know you do…

I’m laughing, too. What else can you do?

22 11 2008
selfavowedgeek

I’m laughing at you.

Only because I don’t sympathize.

I empathize, bub.

22 11 2008
selfavowedgeek

I’m laughing at you.

Only because I don’t sympathize.

I empathize, bub.

22 11 2008
selfavowedgeek

I’m laughing at you.

Only because I don’t sympathize.

I empathize, bub.

23 11 2008
southernweirdo

I know you do…

I’m laughing, too. What else can you do?

22 11 2008
selfavowedgeek

I’m laughing at you.

Only because I don’t sympathize.

I empathize, bub.

23 11 2008
southernweirdo

I know you do…

I’m laughing, too. What else can you do?

22 11 2008
selfavowedgeek

I’m laughing at you.
Only because I don’t sympathize.
I empathize, bub.

23 11 2008
southernweirdo

I know you do…
I’m laughing, too. What else can you do?

23 11 2008
southernweirdo

He’s doing much better now. Thank you. I think it was mixture of the heat and the crowd along with the little cold he had that got to him.

This isn’t the first time I felt that warm feeling, but it was the most visible and in the most crowded place possible.

23 11 2008
southernweirdo

He’s doing much better now. Thank you. I think it was mixture of the heat and the crowd along with the little cold he had that got to him.

This isn’t the first time I felt that warm feeling, but it was the most visible and in the most crowded place possible.

23 11 2008
southernweirdo

It was kind of like that “hair gel” scene in “Something About Mary” but with a lot more hair gel. That stuff was sticky. It was like I used egg whites to style my hair.

23 11 2008
southernweirdo

It was kind of like that “hair gel” scene in “Something About Mary” but with a lot more hair gel. That stuff was sticky. It was like I used egg whites to style my hair.

23 11 2008
southernweirdo

I know you do…

I’m laughing, too. What else can you do?

23 11 2008
southernweirdo

I know you do…

I’m laughing, too. What else can you do?

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