Monday, February 11, 2008

Column, anyone?

I've been up since 4:00 this morning thanks to the little stinker of a whining puppy. I love her to pieces, but this whining/barking/yelping/crying crate training thing is KILLIN' me.

In lieu of an original post, I'll just pass along my first BiblioBuffet column! It went up yesterday, and I hope y'all will let me know what you think of it.

The first installment of "The Finicky Reader": "Exacting, Especially About Details"


  1. The column was fascinating! (I think I'm a pretty "finicky" reader myself, actually.) Look forward to reading more...

  2. Your first BibBuf article was excellent, m'dear. Well done, indeed. In years to come, we'll all be able to say "We knew her when....."


  3. I just popped over to read your column, which was delightful. I never before thought of myself as a "finicky" reader, but according to your definition, it appears I might be!

    As far as the whining/crying/crate training...just give up and let her sleep in your bed :)

  4. Loved your article! I am definitely a finicky reader as well. A good story has to flow, make sense and wrap up the important details.

    The whining thing/crate training will get better soon I promise! I think its such a good thing puppies are cute because they would drive you crazy otherwise.

  5. I am in love with my Jack Russell 'Oliver', he is now 7 so the puppy stages are well over, they will pass for you to and you'll have a wonderful compagnion. Love your blog

  6. Just read your column--loved it! And you totally reminded me of my Christopher Pike reading frenzy--which I had blocked out for the longest time. Congrats!

  7. You are such a great writer Andi.

  8. I want a whiney puppy. I want to snorfle a puppy. I want a puppy. WHINE!

    p.s. great article

  9. As I said before...oh my god!!! oh my god!!! oh my god!!! oh my god!!! oh my god!!! oh my god!!! oh my god!!! oh my god!!! oh my god!!! oh my god!!! oh my god!!! oh my god!!! oh my god!!! oh my god!!! oh my god!!! oh my god!!! oh my god!!! oh my god!!! oh my god!!!

    Okay seriously, I LOVE HER! She is adorable! and I love the name Daisy! It's one of my fave's.

    It's like having a real baby trying to crate train them. It's so hard. I remember being up in the middle of the night literally having to go rock our pup to sleep on the floor b/c she was crying so hard and shaking in her crate. OH so sweet and cute and sleep depriving.

    PLEASE keep posting pic's. I can almost feel her warm little belly and smell her stinky little puppy breath.


  10. Awesome column -- I look forward to reading many many more. (And you've reminded me of one of the reasons I tell my girls "NO" when they ask for a puppy...)

  11. OMG look at that puppy!!!!! Holy cuteness Batman! Congrats!

  12. Yay, on the first column. I love your line on Foer being the real mastermind behind Fear Street! You have to wonder right? ;)
    Looking forward to reading more!

  13. I haven't gotten past your cute adorable puppy! So I'll have to go back to the column.

    If you really have to keep your baby in a crate -- well, she will get over it in short order. Patience, mama!

  14. The column is great. Congratulations. The puppy is pretty cute, too.

  15. Thanks, Nova!!!

    Aww, you're makin' me blush, Donna.

    LOL, RR! It's tempting indeed. The boyfriend, however, is not going for it.

    Kim, she damn near had me turned into a madwoman yesterday. I was certain--in my sleepy haze--that she was learning disabled and would never stop crying at night. Luckily, she redeemed herself and slept almost all night. I, in turn, am much more pleasant today!

    Thanks for the words of encouragement, Madeleine! And thanks for stopping by. :)

    LBM, I try to block it out myself! Although, I think Christopher Pike was a little more sophisticated than the gawd awful R.L. Stine books I read. Eek!

    LOL, thanks April and Nik!

    Funky, last night as I was sitting on the floor in tears watching her try to eat my heel, I took comfort in the fact that you too almost had a meltdown when you got a puppy. Seriously, you have no idea how much that memory helped.

    Thanks, Melissa! Buy 'em a cat or a hamster. Much easier.

    LOL, Steph!

    Ha, Iliana! That line came to me in a moment of divine clarity. I think I should write to the NY Times with an expose! (Where is that DAMN accent mark when I need it?!)

    Thanks, LK! I took comfort in your comment last night when I was in tears, too. I think she's gettin' it now!

    Thank you, Lisa!

  16. Great first article! And that puppy is the cutest.


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