Write two versions of a blurb to your high school or college alumni magazine. (If your school doesn’t have one, fake it. It’s just a genre.) The first should be the perky kind you always actually read in these things and the second version, well, less perky and more brutally honest.
This seemed fairly timely as I just received my own alumni magazine. So here goes...
1. Lori and J have recently welcomed their first and second child - twins!! C and N are an absolute delight. Lori is currently enjoying her days at home with the little munchkins. Every day brings a wonderful new challenge as Lori is already preparing them to be academic superstars! Lori is graciously volunteering her free time by taking on pro bono clients.
2. Lori, J and the best fertility clinic in the region are proud to announce the birth of their twins. Against all odds, Lori was able to pass the bar (the first time!) while pregnant. Shortly after taking the bar, she collapsed in complete exhaustion. Nothing has changed since that initial collapse. She still babbles about incoherently. Especially at 3 am when Lori wakes in a cold sweat thinking about the $100,00+ loan she used to finance her spanky law degree. These days, Lori spends her days with C & N and can often be found trying to figure out which baby has "poopy pants" and when she'll ever find a job using that spanky new degree.
So go ahead and give it a try - let the snark flow!