Can I Sit with You?

We iz working on our website, OK?
November 24, 2007, 8:32 pm
Filed under: NaBloPoMo

A wonderful volunteer did most of the work, and then we went to sleep and forgots to do the rest. This is how we now feel:

Funny Pictures
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A Day of Rest
November 21, 2007, 4:25 pm
Filed under: NaBloPoMo

We’ve been happily working overtime (beyond the usual overtime of our daily lives, that is) to get this wonderful CISWY book published–but we’re going to be “resting” today. See you tomorrow, with a brand new story.

In the meantime, don’t forget to send us any stories about your social experiences at school or the silliest thing you ever did to get someone to be your friend. Size does not matter.

CISWY Cover: Production Notes
November 15, 2007, 8:48 am
Filed under: Lea Hernandez, NaBloPoMo, polymer

For those of you who just have to know how in the heck Lea Hernandez conjured up such amazing book cover art for Can I Sit With You?.

Can You Believe Our Cover Art?
November 10, 2007, 6:51 pm
Filed under: Lea Hernandez, NaBloPoMo

The explosively talented Lea Hernandez just finished the cover art for Can I Sit With You?. I was so overwhelmed by the color, beauty, and details that I almost cried. Those shoes, people. Those are hand-crafted clay shoes. Please spend a long time poring over the picture and drinking in all the detail work, and being amazed once more by all the volcanic talents who have donated their work to Can I Sit With You?.

Can I Sit With You? Cover Art

By the way, Can I Sit With You? is participating in NaBloPoMo. In between stories and announcements, we’ll post your one- or two-paragraph descriptions of the silliest thing you ever did to get someone to be your friend. I posted yesterday; see if you can top my absurdity!

NaMoBloPo Wha?
November 10, 2007, 2:09 am
Filed under: japanese, manga, NaBloPoMo

Well, now, SOMEBODY signed us up for NaBloPoMo. I’m not pointing any fingers. That you can see.

What I am doing is crossing my fingers, hoping that some of you would like to send in one-paragraph entries detailing the most absurd things you ever did to get someone to be, or stay, your friend. We’ll post them daily for the rest of November, in between our regular stories. You can email the submissions to us at ciswysubmissions at I guess I’ll go first:

One of the silliest things I ever did was tell my Japanese friend Miho that my family had Japanese ancestry. It was an outright lie. But I really liked her family, and was desperate for a way to guarantee that I’d be closer to her than our friend and my rival, Michael. I wanted to be the only one her mother taught to do complicated origami, use chopsticks, and eat ramen noodles! I wanted to be the only one with access to Miho’s Japanese sticker collection, hamsters, and Manga books!

Miho just laughed at me, knowing that there was no way in Hell I was Japanese. She liked me for (or despite) my personality, not my background. And she liked Michael, too. And I just had to deal with being part of a trio rather than a pair.