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Monthly Archives: October 2008

Hiya.  I’m still on hiatus, but I thought I’d pop in and let you know what’s going on with me and the bloggage.  If you care, of course.

First, it’s been a sad week in the Rizzuto household.  I’ve been telling you about my dog, Puppy Rizzuto, and how she hasn’t been doing very well in the last year or so.  Well, a few days ago, after much waffling and second-guessing, we finally put her down.  Boo.

Mr. Rizzuto is awesome, he took one for the team and made the final trip to the vet.  He had the option of going out while the vet did the deed, but instead he stayed with her the whole time and brought her home after it was over.  Janey doesn’t really understand what is going on, but Dante has been really great.  He hasn’t cried and he helped dig her grave out in the yard.  He even had the idea to bury her with a picture of the two of them and put her dog dish on top.

I, on the other hand, have been a wreck.  In some ways it’s good that she’s buried in the back yard because it’s like she’s still with us.  It sucks though because I find myself worrying about her being outside in the cold and rain.  It’s stupid, I know.  Every morning I look out the bathroom window at her and I feel sad.  We put her down on Thursday and I’ve cried for her a little every day since then.  Maybe there will come a day when I won’t cry anymore, but maybe not.

Sorry for the sadness.  In other news, I’ll still be doing NaNoWriMo in November, so I’ll be on hiatus until at least then.  I think I’m over my internet depression, so I will be back soon.  And I think I’ve found a solution to my Mexicali Soup problem.  Ready?  OK.  If you’re at all interested in the Orlando Chronicles, don’t do anything.  This blog will most likely be all Orlando, all the time.  If you’re interested in hearing about my boring life and other adventures you can read about them at my old WordPress blog, which I’ll be resurrecting shortly.  If you’re one of those people that wants to read about Orlando and my boring life, God love ya!  I am a most interesting creature, aren’t I?

So happy Halloween, Thanksgiving and whatever other holidays come up between now and December.  Later.



Today is my one year blog anniversary.  A lot has happened in the past year.  My goal when I first start to write here at Deadpan was to flex my writing muscle a bit.  I also wanted to do something to set this blog apart from the others, ergo my dedication to hooking up with the lovely Mr. Bloom.  He still hasn’t called me, but I have had the great fortune to meet loads of other people.  Believe it or not, I’ve had 25,735 page views and 3,080 comments, as well as visitors from all over the U.S. as well as all 7 continents.  (OK, maybe not Antarctica.) Read More »

So Anners tagged me a while back and asked me to list 10 of my favorite books.  I didn’t think I could pull together a list of 10, beacuse in all truthfulness there are tons of books I haven’t gotten around to reading yet.  I tried to read Crime And Punishment once, but I never got through it.  I keep telling myself that I just got a bad translation.  And I guess I’m grounded and self-actualized to tell you this, but there are quite a few books that I just didn’t understand.  As I Lay Dying?  Didn’t get it.  Beloved?  That shit went so far over my head I thought it was a piece of Skylab.  Don’t get me started on Hemingway.

Anyway, here’s my list.  Enjoy. Read More »

Sorry for being quiet lately folks. Life gets in the way, doesn’t it?

Here’s a fun video to tide you over until my next communique:

Well, it’s a good thing I logged into the internets today otherwise I wouldn’t have known what today is.  Yes friends, it’s everyone’s favorite slag’s birfday!  Be sure to wish her a happy happy, K?

In honor of Anners being the wittiest and most excellent (Gunneduh) hobag around, I’ve snagged a few pictures of her favorite menfolk.  Behold…

Alan Ginsburg (I’m pretty sure she likes him….):


The Lizard King himself (Mr. Rizzuto likes him too):


One of our shared boyfriends: 


That’s all. Oh wait, I almost forgot:


(Mr. Rizzuto just pointed out how similar all of these guys look, except Alan Ginsburg. He says he’s sorry he doesn’t have long dark curly hair.)

Happy birfday slag. I’m glad Orly introduced us.