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Let's Panic: The Book!

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How to Endure and Possibly Triumph Over the Adorable Tyrant
who Will Ruin Your Body, Destroy Your Life, Liquefy Your Brain,
and Finally Turn You
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Written by Alice Bradley and Eden Kennedy

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At LET'S PANIC ABOUT BABIES, Eden Kennedy and I share our hard-won wisdom and tell you exactly what to think and feel and do, whether you're about to have a baby or already did and don't know what to do with it.

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Tuesday
Sep012009

Shop talk

Well, now.

How's everyone? Everyone good? Good. Okay then.

First of all, there are a few Momversations I failed to share with you because I am a terrible person. Here's one, which is about spy-camming your nanny. (I just made "spy cam" a verb, I know. I'm sorry.) Should you do it? In this one I got to relive the incident where our babysitter choice went horribly awry. Eeeeugh.

Update: Because so many of you asked, I thought I would share: my necklace is from this shop on Etsy. I've purchased a few pendants from her, and get compliments all the time. It looks like she's closed right now, but will reopen shortly.

Secondly: there are, as always, weekly additions to Let's Panic About Babies! So I suggest you go there. I'm a little amused by our customizable birth plan. Is Eden Kennedy not the funniest thing on two incredibly long legs? Yes. Yes she is. You agree with me. NOD LIKE YOU MEAN IT.

And also! One of my short stories is in a new anthology. Fence magazine was one of those literary journals I was sure I'd never be able to get into. It seemed way too legitimate and high-quality. I figured if my fiction appeared in anything, it would be one of those obscure journals called something like "Spun Yarns and Unicorns" or just "Scribings." But then Fence not only published one of my stories, they also included it in A Best of Fence: The First Nine Years. Which I guess means they liked it, and didn't just publish it out of pity! I'm in there with such notable writers as Aimee Bender and Miranda July and Lydia Davis, as well as many others less well-known but equally worth reading. You should buy it, if you ask me.

In conclusion, I know I'm not updating as much as some of you would like (including those people who love to gripe about my lack of updating even though they hate me so much they're clearly repressing their strong sexual attraction to me, yes they are, if they'd only admit it they'd feel so much better). I'm trying to figure out how to juggle the blog along with other professional obligations (there are some good things in the works I will be announcing shortly) and long-term goals and also the rest of my life. Not to mention, when your kid has neither camp nor school, and it's freaking gorgeous outside, it is sorely tempting to play hooky for a week. Or two. You understand, right? Of course you do. Except for you. And for the last time, no, you can't have any nude pics of me.

Reader Comments (34)

Play hooky for a year if you want -- we'll still check back every now and then. And congrats on all the excellent publishing progress ...
September 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterElizabeth_K
No judgment from me re: your posting habits. Enjoy the weather and your son!
September 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJackie
Um...are you aware of the ad in your top left sidebar? Sort of...R-rated? And I wouldn't think most of your readers would even be interested in a video chat with "summercusp" (21 years old) - although her buxom self does look lovely in that white tank top...
September 1, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersuburbancorrespondent
go ahead and enjoy the summer while it lasts! eat some farmer's market tomatoes while you're at it, they're much better now than in january.
September 1, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterbeyond
I'm kind of torn... I've known some pretty trustworthy people that did some pretty shady things when they thought nobody was looking. That being said, I think I would rather go with my gut instinct than a nanny cam.
September 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGrizzly Kitteh
Congrats on Fence. Impressive.
September 1, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterclarabella
Fence? Fence! Awesome. You, Ms. Bradley, have arrived.
September 1, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterzan
BUT WHY NOT?! I SAID PLEASE.

I freaking love your blog.
September 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLauren From Texas
Can we be friends?
September 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJenn
I'll still come back, you know.....just in case you change your mind about those nude pictures....
September 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBig Pumpkin
Good to hear from you, and eagerly await what is in the works.

Sigh...you have such a life going on.
September 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAlexandra
I really enjoy reading your blog, no matter how often you post. Those pesky lives getting in the way of our blogging...the nerve. Anyway I just wanted to tell you that the Birth Plan on Let's Panic had me giggling fits. I love Mad Libs. Too bad that I didn't have that to hand my doctor (Dr. Dry-Serious) before my son was born last year. Maybe he would have cracked a smile for once in his life.
September 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMelinda
Fence! Nice. BTW, you look stunning your Momversation segment. (Why, yes, I AM hitting on you.)
September 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTammy
I am buying the Fence book immediately! Also, that ad in the top left is kind of weird. I mean, summercusp, 21, is cute and all. But....weird.
September 2, 2009 | Unregistered Commenteramber
OK. I had to stop watching the video after your story BECAUSE I WAS CRYING IN MY OFFICE AT WORK. There's no crying in mathematics! What? She HIT YOUR KID? I don't even know you, and I'm totally outraged. I hope she didn't use you for a reference.

On another note, your highlights look fabulous.
September 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie
Unfortunately, I couldn't actually read your post as my eyes were glued to Summercusp's amazing tits.

You could update every two hours and I would still gripe that it's not enough. I'll just have to assuage my sadness with thoughts of Summercusp's jug-taculousness.
September 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTAC
Fence! Congrats.
September 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSerious Replies Only
Oh crud. I'm clearly not paying enough attention because I totally missed out on all the boobaliciousness (is too a word)in the ad on your site.

I'm with TAC - you could never post enough for me anyway, so I'm not going to complain.
September 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBonnie B.
Summercusp is on her way out, kids! I've reported her to FM. She will have her way with my readers no longer. So enjoy her while you can.



September 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAlice
Dang - I missed out on the boobs too. BUT! Alice, your hair is FAN-FREAKIN-TASTIC in the video! Clearly when you were on Today show - your hair was trying to escape from the horror of Kathie Lee. Also? Can you share about that necklace?! Weird - now I really do want to see nude pictures of you because I'm obviously hitting on you.
September 2, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjoaaanna
No, really, the hair and the NECKLACE. Well done. Glory, glory, glory.

As a therapist of kiddos who have autism and severe behavioral issues (who take frustrating to a whole new level, though I do really love my job), I try to always operate under the assumption that there is a nanny-cam. Even if I get to the point of wanting to scream or shake the child, it helps me find the self-control to take deep breaths instead (like I'm usually telling the kiddo to do). I'd like to think that the threat of being discovered isn't all that keeps me from being a terrible person, but it certainly helps.
September 2, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterlindswing
You're funny. I like you.

Can I have some nude photos now, please?
September 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTricina
Oh, ALL RIGHT.
September 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAlice
HIT IT, ALICE!

This is something my former mother-in-law yelled at me every time I duffed a golf shot and I think of it when I read your blog.

So, HIT IT, ALICE! (Whatever that means.)
September 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterErin
Part of why I like to read your blog so much is the damn comments! Your readers can always be counted on to add witty remarks.

I guess this is my way of saying I'd like nude pics of all your commenters.
September 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTAC

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