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Wanted: Cat

Week In Review

by Marinka on October 28, 2011

Monday: Wake up. Uh-oh. What’s this? A cold? I HAVE A COLD? WOE IS ME. Oh, wait. I’m not a man. Proceed with day.

Tuesday: Wake up twenty seconds later than usual due to cold. Notice Husbandrinka having breakfast with the kids. Notice that Young Ladrinka is sitting next to a tube of Benadryl Cream.

Turns out that Young Ladrinka is covered with hives.

Take Young Ladrinka to the pediatrician who confirms that Young Ladrinka is covered with hives. Tragically, they are contagious and despite Young Ladrinka’s protestations that he doesn’t want his class mates to “catch the itch” and go through the hell that he’s been going through, he’s Claritined and dispatched to school.

Marinka: still sniffly. See, Monday. Cold.

Wednesday: Wake up. Thank the Good Lord in Heaven that Beautiful Daughter’s High School Applications are not due until December 1st. A whole month to work on them together by the cozy fireplace!

Get email from guidance counselor saying “Where’s the draft application, dumbass, remember they’re due on November 1st not on December 1st, you demented moron” (or words to that effect.)

Start hyperventilating.

Cold: better.

Thursday: Wake up. Coldless. See that Kristine’s son reviewed Wanted:Cat. Automatically place Kristine & Son on Preferred Blogger list and demote everyone whose child has not reviewed Wanted:Cat to a different list. Not necessary worse list. Just different.

Oh yeah, high school applications. Send Beautiful Daughter a text reminder.

Friday: Wake up. What? A Wanted: Cat review and giveaway?! Stasha and her son are now on the Preferred Blogger list and Kristine and her son, well, they’re on a different Preferred Blogger list.

Thank you, ladies for giving birth to such wonderful boys with great taste in literature!

So. How was your week? Did you wake up?


Thank You!

by Marinka on October 15, 2011

I’ve been so, so excited about Wanted Cat, the website and Wanted: Cat our inter-species children’s book!

And very grateful for all the support it received from my friends and fellow patriots Wendi and Anna and Stasha and Shari,and Barbara, who doesn’t have a blog, and who has been so supportive and you, what are you waiting for exactly, an invitation?!

It basically goes without saying that if you love America and children, you should get a copy of Wanted: Cat.

Although the book appears to have an unintended effect of having children want to get a cat.

But that’s better than children begging for heroin or video games, right?!

Still not convinced? Let me help you.

Heroin– Expensive, illegal, addictive

Wanted: Cat– Only $9.95, absolutely legal and gets your child addicted to reading!

Video Games– Make your kid into a moron, loud and expensive

Wanted: Cat– Numerous studies link childhood reading with being able to take care of aging parents in comfort and style later on in life, quiet as a mouse reading time, only $9.95.

Is the choice not clear?

Do you not love your children?

Or your country?

You know what to do.

If you would like a copy of the Wanted: Cat, but cannot afford it, or would like to donate it to your Public Library or school, please contact me at and I’ll do my best.

Thank you.


I Started A New Website And Almost Lost My Damn Mind

October 7, 2011

So here’s my big news. After many, many months of talking about it, I wrote a children’s book, based loosely on the story of how Nicki came into our lives. And when I say loosely, I mean word-for-word as it really happened. Originally, I wanted to write the book with my daughter, but she was […]

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A Casual Conversation

October 4, 2011

Marinka, we need to talk. Yes, dear. My secretary said you called me five times today. I did. Was there an emergency? Sort of. But she said that you were in a meeting and I didn’t think that it was an interruptable emergency. What was wrong? I was at Hudson News at Penn Station looking […]

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August 23, 2011

Thank you everyone for your input about the back cover of the book. Your advice has been very important and it’s getting us closer to the best Nicki’s ass can ever be. Peajaye did another work up of it and after seeing it I am confident that I will never have another olive again. So […]

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TADA! Except.

August 17, 2011

I’ve been writing this post in my mind for weeks. For months. I’ve hinted about the Writing Project with my beautiful daughter, I’ve told you that I’ve had to unceremoniously replace her because she was dragging her feet and wasn’t getting what needed to be done fucking done. And now I can reveal all. Or […]

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