Hasta la Bye Bye!

Bye ya’ll!!  It was a blast being part of The Debs!  Please visit my website for updates or just to say hello!  www.101WaystoTortureYourHusband.com When we first took over as the “New Debs,” it felt like the year ahead was an eternity. I was in the middle of moving from South Florida to Manhattan, my entire life was in complete upheaval, and I was shocked (and honored) to be welcomed to…

August 26, 2010
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Giggle-liciously Funny!

This week we’re supposed to be writing about books similar to our own, and discussing their merits.  Honestly, I’ve never come across a book as crafty and hilariously insidious as mine (shameless self-promotion) but I do happen to have some favorite funny books which I turn to on many occassions looking to laugh like a fool and find renewed writing inspiration. Here (in no particular order) are my top 10 giggle-licious…

August 19, 2010
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When PARTYING leads to PAIN…

This is a picture of me and my buddy Nick when we visited the legendary “Comedy Cellar” in Manhattan last week.  Why did we go there?  Well besides the fact that Nick and I have the same dark sense of humor and love twisted stand-up comedians, there was a good reason we were out… I was “TECHNICALLY” on vacation and made a plan to get wild.  Here’s how it all went down:…

August 12, 2010
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Simple, yet Satisfying…

There are few moments as exciting as your actual debut DAY, and it has finally arrived for Deb Alicia.  I couldn’t be more thrilled for Alicia, especially since this is one of our few remaining blogs before we become old lady “Graduate Debs.”   YAY ALICIA!!!!!!!!    Love your back cover picture by the way –subtle, yet sexy!!   😉  I received “Simply from Scratch” in the mail, and immediately fell in…

August 5, 2010
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Trash Talkin’…

Instead of talking about actual trash (composed of milk cartons, banana peels, and smelly tuna cans—UGH) I’d like to discuss the very high-brow topic of trashy novels.  Stay with me.. you know you want to.  After all, this IS a blog for writers and readers, so I think it would be appropriate.  For some reason, the second I think about trashy novels and/or trashy novelists, the first name which pops…

July 29, 2010
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Pet therapy needed…

I’ve always said that people who don’t like animals aren’t people I want to associate with. I’ve had all kinds of feathered and furry pets throughout my life including (but not limited to) a beautiful white swan, a shoe-obsessed iguana, an injured pigeon I took in when I was 12, a pair of fiesty ferrets named Dude and Noel, and a baby bat I nursed back to health when it was abandoned by…

July 22, 2010
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Book Promoting is a (bleep)

Call me delusional, but for some reason I thought promoting my book was going to be an easy task.  I mean, I work in the radio business, I know tons of folks in the general media world (from newspapers and magazines, all the way to network tv) so getting the word out about my book should be a snap right?    HA.  HA.  HA.       W R O N G!   I was a…

July 15, 2010
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Happy July 4th — OUCH!!!!!

My mom is terrified of fireworks.  That wasn’t always the case, but a nasty firework encounter forever altered her affection for loud popping minature explosives.  It was July 4th 1988.  My sister had just graduated from high-school, and we all headed to South Beach to watch the annual firework display while delightfully dancing on the warm sand. My father (being an admitted pyro-maniac) brought along a TRUNK-FULL of fireworks.  You name it,…

July 8, 2010
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You want me to sign your WHAT!?

No matter how long I’ve been doing it, signing autographs always seems very surreal to me  –especially when I was asked by a male listener to sign his… well, you know.  That happened about 12 years ago, but it is still burned in my brain like an overcooked wiener on a hot grill.  (Pardon the intended pun).  Yep, radio listeners can be quite fanatical, and those hard-core “fans” can quickly turn…

July 1, 2010
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Definitely Daddy’s Girl

I am so blessed to have a father like mine.  Miguel Garcia was born in 1933 to a very poor family in the Dominican Republic.  He barely knew his own father until he passed away, and worked in the streets from the time he was 5.  Miguel taught himself to read, and can barely write his own name till this day.  So what great gift did Miguel pass on to…

June 24, 2010
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