Do Not Disturb

So…long time, no blog. But don’t take it personally; I’ve been ignoring pretty much all social media for a while now, as I’ve been

A. Traveling

B. Writing

C. Reading (my latest stash from the library pictured above)

D. Drinking my new favorite cocktail, Lillet and soda with a twist of orange

E. Feeling disgusted by how increasingly, shamefully terrible “Bunheads” and “The Newsroom” are

F. Reviewing sketches for an upcoming picture book

G. Celebrating the birth of my BFF’s baby

H. Crocheting a mammoth blanket

I. Taking Pearl to the vet (no worries; both she and the vet are fine now)

J. Painting my toenails bright yellow

K. Being healthy

L. Being hopeful


What haven’t I been doing?

A. Eating Chick-Fil-A

B. Reading Fifty Shades of Grey (though I have really enjoyed reading this and this and this)

C. Going anywhere without wearing sunscreen and/or a hat

D. Flossing (apologies to my dentist and teeth)

E. Stressing out

F. Staying up late

G. Waiting by the phone for Johnny Depp to call me

H. Using my oven when I can help it

I. Straying too far from the air conditioner

J. Going easy on the ice cream

K. Watching Sleepless in Seattle and crying over Nora Ephron (okay, maybe I have)

L. Being impatient

Hopefully, this gives you a little window into my life over the past couple of months. I’m still keeping my distance from the time- and ego-sucks that are Facebook and Twitter for the foreseeable future, as it’s done wonders for my productivity. And while I’d love to blog with more regularity, and will try to post every week as I did before, I can’t promise anything; my other writing comes first.

P.S. If you want to see me in person rather than make futile attempts to engage me via social media, I’ll be reading and signing my books at Kennedy Park in Providence on August 16 through Kidoinfo’s Art in the Park Program. Details here. Hope to see you; I’ll be the one wearing all the sunscreen (and likely, a hat).

9 thoughts on “Do Not Disturb

  1. Glad you’ve been enjoying your summer, Kara. My list includes less reading and more filing and painting (of rooms), but it’s been a strangely productive time, nevertheless. Hope you continue to enjoy the remainder of the hot season – and that you have LOTS of people at your signing!

    • Thanks, Kelly. I find painting can be very satisfying, especially when you get to stand back (with a glass of wine, preferably) and admire the finished product! Good luck!

  2. I’d missed you on Twitter, Kara, and had to check up on your whereabouts and whatabouts. So glad you’re enjoying yourself away from social media. Funny how that happens …

    P.S. I recommend orange toenails. Tangerine Tango is the color of the year, you know!

  3. Sounds like a perfect summer. I think you might have left out the vet’s lawsuit, but that’s for the best, really.

    I missed your posts and tweets in your absence — but wholeheartedly endorse stepping away from virtual life to enjoy that real one as fully as you have been.

  4. I’ve been enjoying lime gin rickeys all summer. You’ve now inspired me to head to the liquor store for a bottle of Lillet. Just in time for a certain special occasion… 😉

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