Thursday, September 21, 2006

Rainy Day Woman

Starting with their Sept. 27 publication, I will have a regular column in the Free Times, which is a major weekly indie paper here in Cleveland. They published a short teaser blurb about it here. The name of the column will be "Rainy Day Woman."

I have written for the Free Times many times in the past. Topics have included the local race track and masturbation and crossdressers.

What's not to love?

I am gleefully beside myself over this new permutation of my life. The column is scheduled to run every other week and will afford me regular print exposure all over Northeast Ohio. I intend to showcase my very best writing in it. All the columns will be online and worry not, I will copiously link them in these pages. Notably, Free Times editor Frank Lewis offered me the gig due in no small part to my work here at the Owner's Manual.

I knew I was effing around with this silly blog for a reason. This post, "Housewife," is one of Lewis's favorites.

And before any of you mother effers ask: No. I haven't heard from Mike Rowe yet, but I'm certain he'll be calling this Rainy Day Woman after next week's debut. Oddly enough, my Dearly Beloved doesn't seem the least bit concerned.

27 comments:

sleepydog said...

Erin,

Allow me to be the first to congratulate you. I am really happy for you.
You are an amazing writer, a wonderful woman and an excellent person.

I'd take you out for a celebratory drink, but the drive is a bitch.

XO

Sleepy hearts Erin

Dean said...

Allow me to be the second to congratulate you. On this here blog, I mean, because I'm sure that people have congratulated you in real life. The Goat, for example, who I'm sure congratulated him in spite of the name you saddled him with and your habit of sleeping with stones in your small strong hands. Weaker men might view these as weapons.

Not that I want to suggest that This Here Blog isn't real life. It is, in a way. A kind of sordid life what with people named Dongley Schlongford hanging around on the corner, and the word 'motherfucker' flying around like crazy.

I'm sure that if anyone can get the word 'effer' into print on a regular basis, you can. And the world will be a better place for it.

Toby said...

I'm third! Effing Woot!!!

Congrats Erin. Too bad it won't be every week, or every day. :)

~d said...

Say, it may be FREE there, but what about those of us who don't LIVE there, may we SUBSCRIBE? Just to get YOU!?!

(smile!)

n said...

one thing leads to another huhu..congrates!!

Bill Fitzgerald said...

Edawg,

Congrats! You're living the dream!

FITZ

josh williams said...

Most excellant! Bravo, I cant help but take a lot of credit! Cheers and ciao JWW

Anonymous said...

must have been my endorsement of that particular column that put you over the edge, plus your following of perverts.

Timothy Gager
Catholic

Norm said...

Wait, which rainy day woman are you? #12, or #35?

(and i was trying to be so good)

Congrats on the steady gig!

Pammy said...

Excellent! Congratulations. And you may tell Mr. Lewis that I think he's a very smart man. I'm sure he'll be impressed. heh

You rock, honey! And so did your "Housewife" post.

sxVixen said...

Congratulations and rock on, babe!

Bugwit Homilies said...

Very nice indeed! Congrats, Erin! They made a good choice! Say...could put in a good word... ;-)

Jozee said...

Hey Erin, congratulations! You deserve the recogognition. This blog does represent everyday life, just as your writing does.

You have an incredible knack for making everything and anything, interesting and entertaining.
You manage to report the facts and usually add in remarks that account for at least a laugh or two. Exactly what I'd be looking for in an alternative paper. The hallmarks of an excellent writer in my humble opinion.

Cheers girl!

Glad we'll still be getting your writing regularly here.

Brookelina said...

When you get really famous I am going to tell people that we slept together.

Jonathan America said...

You're awesome! Dont change a thing!

Doug said...

Good on ya, Erin ;)

Let it go national.

Let 'motherfucker' rule the print from sea to motherfuckin' shining sea.

Jesus Toast said...

great fucking job lady. its well overdue and much deserved!

Winters said...

Madame O'Brien, I am overwhelmed and I don't know how I could possibly congratulate you adequately.

Erin O'Brien said...

Thank you everyone. All of you make this blog what it is. And hasn't it been a kick! I've learned a lot here. Now let's see if I can put it to work.

You guys rock!

Paul said...

More than well deserved, Obie. Hey, if they let you run a picture beside the column, you could use the bottom one. I'd definitely read.

bebe said...

Erin dear,

It all seems to come together.

jamwall said...

i'm not just a muther-effer, but i'm your muther-effer!

Bostick said...

Hello there Mrs. Rainy day woman. Can I stalk you? Not in a mean way, in a nice way. You know. Flowers on the car, text messages, notes in the mail box. That kind of nice stalking..

josh williams said...

bostick you are proper in asking. A gentleman asks his potential staulkee if he may have the honor to staulk her, very nice, very proper. Kudos JW

Bostick said...

Thanks dude. I am a real ladies man type of stalker

mushroom said...

you're the bomb erin! be sure to link-a-lot for us.

Libby Spencer said...

Allow me to be the 2,397th to congratulate you. I wish somebody would offer me a column but I guess I'll have to learn to write as good as you do first...