accidental existence

Life, one sentence at a time

“…I’ve been waiting for a break in the clouds…” May 26, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — emletterman @ 1:39 pm

It’s Thursday.
School is out for the summer.
Today my job as education reporter becomes very easy, or very hard, depending on how you look at it.

I’m writing an article about flooded river debris and Memorial Day.
Stay safe out there boaters.

I have been glued to Twitter these past few days in the aftermath of #Joplin.
It’s crazy.
It’s hard to imagine.

I wish I could have met Brian Williams.
I wish it was not because of this.

I just ate a can of SpaghettiOs for lunch.
Reminds me of when I was a little kid.
Yummy and only $1.
Double score.

There was a Frisbee on my desk when I got here.
(Did you know Frisbee is capitalized? It’s trademarked.)
Adam wants to start playing disc golf.
Frisbee’s are cheaper to learn with than actual disc-golf discs.

I started C25K.
I think I have too much C to 5K.
I think I was limping at the end of day one.

We have a new summer intern at the Headliner News.

I wanted a Hot Capone from Ben’s for lunch.
Damn being poor.

My old college roommate is coming to town this weekend.
We are going to have lunch in B-town,

Chuck won’t stop jumping on my side table at night.
I locked her out of the bedroom last night.
In protest, she flung all her water on the kitchen floor.
She gets her wild side from Adam.

It’s summer.
I don’t think I actually excited about it.
Between everyone else’s vacation, I don’t think I will have time for one of my own.

I know I took two weeks off for the wedding.
That is a life changing event.
Summer is summer.
It doesn’t count.

It’s cold today.
I wore flip-flops anyway.
And turned the heat on in the car.

I have to write a column this week.
Maybe I will just copy/past this blog.

I’m super excited to go on a picnic with the Clifton family soon.
I haven’t told Danny yet, but I feel some puggy circles coming on.

I don’t know that I will ever like running, but I am gonna try.
I have goals.

I live tweeted American Idol last night.
If you follow me, I bet you laughed.
A lot.

The office is too quite today.

What will I do with my life now that Idol is over?
Oh, that’s right, actually have a life.

Today I miss Adam working in Ozark.

I need to upload wedding photos to Facebook.
I get millions of requests for them.
By millions, I mean like five.
I guess people like us.
I need better Internet at home.

I think my iPhone has become attached to my hand.
It’s so much better than my Driod.

I am now the proud own of a Cards card.

I need to take Millie through the car wash.
I have decided I like her.
I should keep her clean.

Everybody is off Monday expect for me.
When my professors told me I would always have to work holidays I thought they were crazy.
I should have listened.

I’m still averaging about two press releases every 10 minutes about #Joplin relief.

People, please call me back.
I am a friendly reporter, I promise.

I think it’s time for a pug picture.

I imagine this is what Danny's "summer pug" will look like.


“…I can’t believe a month is all it’s been…” May 18, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — emletterman @ 4:21 pm

The last time I wrote in this space I was Emily Hoffman.
So much has changed.

The wedding was perfect.
Everything I ever wanted it to be and more.
My friends and family were so supportive and made the day special.
Shout to to Crystal and Kyle for being our peeps.

Washington D.C. was filled with wonder.
And standing in line.
And expensive food.
We need another week.

Blog readers will be the first to know—the Hoffman/Letterman wedding will be featured in the July issue of 417 magazine.
Without our knowledge, our super wonderful photographer Sesha sent them some photos for consideration.
They loved them.
Phone calls were made.
We are in.
While my byline appears in the paper each week, I must confess, I am a bit excited to see it.

Speaking of weddings, Little Kyle Wilson and Stormy are engaged.
Congrats my friends.
Maybe your wedding will end up in (Insert Creston zip code here) magazine.
It could happen.

Work is as busy as ever.
Grad tab last week.
Layout this week.
As of Tuesday afternoon I had already worked 30 hours for the week.
That is a lot.
Even for a reporter.

Made chicken fried steak for dinner last night.

I think Shake and Bake pork chops tonight.
The kids love them.
By kids, I mean—Adam, Danny and Chuck.

Being married is great.

I’ve started watching “Pregnant in Heels.”
I find it hi-larry-us.
Adam thinks its gonna give me bad ideas.
What ideas?
About how I like being independent?
About how we are not ready to saddle outselves with a child when have only been married a month?
About how we are too poor to even look at other people’s babies?
I think he thinks I have baby fever.
I think I just like to laugh.

BTW lots of people I know have baby fever.
And I am super happy for them.
For me, right now, I’m cool as a cucumber.


Completely unrelated sidenote: No, I can not cover for a minute—ALL THE TIME.

It’s raining.

Adam wants to go to the lake this weekend.
His fam  are renting cabins.
He wants to swim.
I think its 60 degrees and raining.
I do love grilled hotdogs though….

I did a Facebook poll on C25K.
People love it.
I mean love, love it.
I think I’m gonna try it.
Turns out, there is an app for that.

I just accidently ruined a project a coworker spent a lot of time on.
Not ruined in a broke sort of way.
Ruined in a pointed out a mistake sort of way.
They were not happy.
I maintain better now than later.


I had some ramen for lunch.
I’m starving.
Ramen is good when you’re eating it, but its like salad.
SUPER full one minute, famished the next.
Danny did not care for ramen either.

Wedding gifts are great.
I just wanted to throw that out there.

I missed two episode of 90210 because the DVR fucked up.
It just stopped recording them.
A coworker noticed her doing the same and alerted me to the madness.
I tuned in this week.
I have no idea what is going on.
Liam is still hot.
Teddy is still gay.
That is extent of my knowledge.

If I didn’t want to cover a minute ago, what makes you think I want to again, now?
(I smiled, nodded and said OK)

I think the office smells like burnt cheese today.
Like when you get it stuck on the electric grate.
No, I did not just do that last week.
(I totally did.)

Have you seen the slo-mo Jell-O video?
It amazes me.
I find Jell-O weird.

I think it’s time for a pug picture.

I'm going to teach Danny how to do this. To the park!