Almond Joy

So I’m on a total almond kick lately, apparently.  Remember this trail mix?  Well, I have to say, Salted Roasted Almonds from Trader Joe’s are THA BOMB.  I can’t stop eating these suckers!  They will be the death of me. Well, it would surprise nobody to learn that I’m not[…]

December 2013 Photo-A-Day: Week One

I missed doing photo challenges!  I know they’re not popular anymore (perhaps that’s the sudden instant appeal for me?), but having more to do helps keep me on task.  ADD child, can you tell?  So I decided to keep myself on task with two things this month:  posting blogs every[…]

I’m A Little Teapot, Apparently

I’ve sworn up and down that I’m a coffee person.  Don’t worry!  I still am!  But I have a confession:  I’ve been cheating on coffee…with tea. I know!  I want to kick my own ass.  Trust.  But I’ve been trying different teas and not just because I’ve had the sniffles! […]


Our beloved family pet of fifteen, no, twenty, no, maybe forty?  years, Charlie a.k.a. Snooty Nose nee Master Charlemagne McTavish is in very poor health.  So we’re all very upset because we all love Charlie.  Everyone loves Charlie!  You love Charlie!  You just didn’t know it yet. Charlie is, without[…]

Happy Krampus, Or Not

Typically celebrated on December 5th, Krampus is like the anti-Christmas.  See, while jolly old St Nick brings presents for good little girls and boys, dear old Krampus comes along to punish the naughty ones – dragging them to his underworldly lair by their pigtails and suspenders and making them his[…]

Atheist Christmas…?

It’s a subject that’s been on my mind a lot lately.  How does an Atheist celebrate Christmas?  I’m not just talking about an “opt out” option, where you ignore the holiday altogether.  I know people who do this:  treat the day as if it were no different than any other[…]

Thanksgiving is the new Black Friday

Black Friday – like Thanksgiving – has come and gone, but I’m still not quite over it. I’m sure some of you out there spent your T-gives fighting others consumers for The Hawtest Dealz in town.  You probably thought, “What’s the harm?  I’m not spending thanksgiving with my family, I[…]

Currently… in December 2013

#fmsphotoaday prompt was “red.”  Observe my red sicky face. FEELING:  a little sour on Christmas, actually.  My store has been playing Christmas music since before Thanksgiving,which I am not okay with.  If I hear ANY version of “All I Want For Christmas is You,” I may be physically I’ll or[…]

I Am 29 Going On 80

So apparently I am an old fogey now.  I was exhausted all day at work after a late night.  What was I doing?  I drank too much tea, got all hopped up on caffeine, and was embroidering listening to Glenn Miller and his orchestra. I’m totally fine with this.  I’ll[…]

Be Weird

Source Lately I have been thinking a lot about a girl I went to school with.  Let’s call her Sarah Wilson.  She was very pretty. Not just in the objective way:  she looked exactly the way every heroine ever would have been described.  Long, blonde hair with natural highlights cut[…]

1 Year Old!

I completely forgot! November 17th was my one-year anniversary of my two left-hand tattoos (in my head I called them “the twins” because they happened in the same sitting) Happy Birthday, babies!!!

Day of the Doctor

So, did all my Whovians watch “Day I the Doctor” yet?  Because I literally devoted an entire day to the viewing of the 50th Anniversary special and sundry other associated programs. First, the pilot, of course:  which originally aired fifty years ago on November 23rd, 1963:  “An Unearthly Child.”  Followed[…]


I know it’s very trendy these days to throw around the phrase “I don’t cook,” but trust me when I say, I don’t cook.   Oh, I could tell you horror stories about past attempts at such domesticity.  Over-sautรฉed vegetables that taste like mush.  Under-grilled fish that may have resulted[…]

Chain Mail

I love questionnaires! I found this one courtesy, once again, of Angie from Lariats and Lavender, which is a blog I’ve been a fan of for a long time!, who found it from Kyla at Kyla is Inspired, which is a blog I just discovered and is really lovely!!! 1. […]

Give Yourself to Glitter

I found this DIY on Pinterest and it has taken over my life.  Quite literally.  Everything is now covered in glitter!  My dresser … my boyfriend … my lunch.  Seriously!  I opened my banana at work and there was glitter inside it somehow.  So make peace with your life covered[…]

Don’t Get Me Wrong

Don’t get me wrong:  I still love New York. But sometimes, I get a little homesick for suburbia.  In weird ways that you’d never imagine! For instance, I kind of miss being bored.  Having nothing to do, doing things for the fun of it.  Remember driving around town in search[…]

Sweater Weather

Through Angie at Lariats and Lavender, I found this cool list of fall-themed questions originally posted by Savannah at M A I E D A E !  I know it’s been a while – I’ve been very busy out enjoying the new season!  Like, for instance… 1. Favourite candle scent?โ€จ[…]

Currently…in November 2013

Oh man, November already?  Seems like just yesterday I was trying to remember to write 2013, and now it’s almost over!  October is my busiest month, and I know I haven’t spent as much time blogging because I have been either working or PTFO ASLEEP.  I am resolved to post[…]

If You See This Man…

…punch him in the eye. He was sitting next to me on the 3 Train this weekend, taking up the better part of three seats when one would have sufficed, wiggling around and generally having terrible train etiquette.   As the train approached 96th Street, I started to rise from[…]

Sunday Morning

Today, the world lost a rock and roll legend.  Lou Reed, frontman of The Velvet Underground, passed away at 71 years young. Rest in Peace.