Domains I Have Known

My year in review as told by domain names I’ve purchased and what I intended to use them for:

ALPHAWAVENATION.COM – Was going to be a collaborative book on creativity

COOCHSMOOCH.COM – Marketplace for “Chapstick for your other lips”

COOCHSMOOCH.ME – Virtual kiss-grams for your favorite cooches

DROPKNOWLEDGEON.ME – 1 minute how-to videos

FASHIONFOREWARNED.COM/TV – DIY Fashion Videos like how to make pants out of trashbags.

GHETTOPROFIT.COM – Stories of profitable businesses with ugly offices

INCHJEANSWEAR.COM – Pants with button elastics (like for toddlers but for grownups)

LATHERANDSTROKE.COM – His and Hers soaps, lotions, and potions

MILDLYCREEPY.COM – Photos of things that are just kinda’ creepy

PITCHCONF.COM – A conference for learning how to pitch to any audience

POWERMUFFGIRLZ.COM – Animated series of superhero beavers that disguise themselves as earmuffs

REMIXREVOLT.COM – I have no idea

REVULVALUTION.COM – photos of things that look like vulvas but aren’t


SQUAREPEG.COM – ultimate job search site

UNPLAN.IT – social network for people who don’t plan anything

WEAREWINNINGTHEFUTURE.COM – aggregator for status updates/tweets with WTF in them.


Some of them I actually did something with, most not. 2011 has certainly been a fine one for domain names. I bet you’ve got some good ones too.


A Family That Makes Things

Last month, after unsuccessfully shopping for a loaf of bread under $4 that did not list corn syrup as an ingredient,  I started baking bread.  As I’m neither a saint, nor a perfectionist, nor do I have time to knead bread while my children make “science experiments” out of any and all liquids they can find, I used a bread machine. Every other day for the past month, I have dutifully measured out and piled eight ingredients, one over the other, into a mountain of powders floating on a warm oil slicked foundation of water. I put the sloshy concoction into the bread machine, push some buttons, and four short hours later a loaf of whole wheat bread is born. Read more

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You’re Not Awesome.

Today, someone I never met took his own life in front of his neighborhood church. Today I looked at all he presented himself to be online, a helpful, wonderful, productive citizen – and I would have never guessed he would ever have wanted to take anyone’s life, much less his own. Every piece of his online persona was so warm and wonderful. Today people that knew him are grieving, and baffled, and angry, and my heart hurts for them. Read more


Never Have Babies Near the Statue of Liberty

Let this be a reminder: Never forget to have your children explain to you what’s happening in the pictures they draw, you may just get your next screenplay idea.