Kill the Poor

When I quit my dead-end retail job to pursue the goal of becoming a teacher, I knew it would be hard.  That’s why I didn’t leap at the dream the first time around.  This year, I was offered a job that would put my foot in the door to achieving[…]

5 Fandom Friday: I Shall Name You…

This was a fun prompt to think about!  There are so many awesome names out there that I had a hard time culling the list down to just five!  I can’t wait to see everyone else’s answers!  I got a little fancy and picked two people-names, an animal name, a[…]

Update On The Teacher Life

For when you realize that not only is this job paying you a pittance, but it’s actually costing you more money to work than not. So I’m still teaching and I’m still toughing out 55-hour work weeks at the rate of, depending on overtime, less than $5 an hour and[…]

Trader Joe’s Tuesday: Organic Vegetarian Chili

Trader Jose’s Organic Vegetarian Chili Tastes Like:  This chili might be good enough to turn a carnivore to the herbi-curious side of things.  That’s saying a lot – made-up words included. Great With:  Chips for dipping and a little cheese on top. Perfect For:  Gluten-free vegetarian chili cheese fries! Must[…]

In Cold Blood

The Golden Rule is:  “If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all.” The Golden Rule of the Internet is:  “If you can’t say something nice, at least say something funny.” That in mind, I would like to declare that In Cold Blood by Truman Capote is like[…]

Gimme Summa Dat Love and Affection

“Love is touchTouch is loveLove is reachingReaching loveLove is askingto be loved.” “Love” by John Lennon A week out from Valentine’s Day and I still won’t quit talking about love.  I’m a hopeless romantic at heart, and you know what?  I’m not sorry.  Love is all you need.  Love is[…]

Jackpot Candles Review & Giveaway!

Valentine’s Day this year brought me everything you would expect for Valentine’s Day in one package – candles, chocolate, and jewelry.  Let me explain: On a Monday, I was contacted by Jackpot Candles about doing a review and giveaway.  By Wednesday I had (with some help) picked out a candle[…]

5 Fandom Friday: I’m Getting Around To It!

Everybody does it:  we bite off more than we can chew.  We buy books that look enticing, read the first few pages or chapters and then…life gets in the way.  I know I’m so guilty of this.  Here’s the short list of books on my shelf that I keep meaning[…]

Owning It

This week celebrates a kind of monumental anniversary for me.  Last year, I had to put an end to an unfortunate situation that I found myself in.  I share this in the hopes that my story helps someone else own something that’s happening – or has happened – to them.[…]

Trader Joe’s Tuesday: Vanilla Meringues

Trader Joe’s Vanilla Meringues Tastes Like:  The exact thing that these taste like is this:  Lucky Charms marshmallows.  Are they the most complex meringues you’ll ever indulge in?  No, probably not.  But they will melt in your mouth and deliver a nice sugar kick at a sweet price. Great With: […]

Happy Valentine’s Day from Secret Six!

Several (several) weeks after it was supposed to come out, last Wednesday we finally saw the thrilling second half of the re-re-make of Secret Six.  The first ended on a cliffhanger, asking the question, “What’s the secret?”  And I figured out what the secret was:  a Super Special Valentine’s Day[…]

Sunday Stealing + MY 1500th POST!!

HELLO, 1500th POST!Bonjour, Sunday Stealers!  Welcome to my 1500th post!  Why, just yesterday, I had hit my 936th post and now here we are! I’m just tickled pink and red and lacy and chocolatey that I’ve made it this far and still going strong!I can’t believe I’ve actually accomplished something[…]

Happy Valentimes!

Happy Valentimes Day, lovers. To those who celebrate, and those who scoff! If you were my bae, I would take you on a romantic sunset stroll through Central Park tonight. And we’d take pictures like this – oooh! Awwwwww! And I’d tell you, for the millionth time, how underrated the[…]

5 Fandom Friday: I Heart U & U

Ah, swooning over fictional couples, a time-honoured fandom tradition!  Nothing like the perfect romance that can only exist in stories to make your actual life seem like crap.  And that’s why we love it!  1.  Lazarus Long and Adorable Dora, Time Enough For Love by Robert A. Heinlein  tl:dr version:[…]

#tbt Glasses

Right now you’re probably asking, “Why is that dog wearing glasses?” Well, he needs them to read. Charlie had always worn glasses.  Touche, bitches. A year ago tomorrow, Charlie passed away at home.He was the smartest, best dog – best friend – one could ask for.  If a dog could[…]

Better Loving Through Science

This New York Times Modern Love article made the internet rounds a couple of weeks ago, but with Valentine’s Day coming up (and you know how much I love Valentine’s Day!), I thought this was a perfect time to share it.  In the article, Mandy Len Catron talks about using[…]

Trader Joe’s Tuesday: Salted Caramel Gelato

Trader Joe’s Salted Caramel Gelato Tastes Like:  Words fail!  It’s creamy, savory, sweet.  But does it taste like salted caramel?  I would say “no.”  It’s got a sort of butterscotch-y flavor to it, and it’s delicious, don’t get me wrong.  I’m not even sure if I’d know the taste of[…]

Sex Criminals

I’ve heard so much about Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky’s Sex Criminals that it had been on my radar for a while.  When I finally got my copy of the vol. 1 trade, I was not disappointed.  In fact, I was completely blown away. If you’re unfamiliar, you’re probably thinking[…]

Skin Sack and Poop Factory

What a title.  Bear with me. In a conversation with my boyfriend some weeks back, the idea of self-image came up.  I divulged that when I think of myself as a physical being, the first thing that comes to mind is a misshapen skin sack.  The skin of my body:[…]

5 Fandom Friday: Funko POP!

I can only imagine collecting Funko POP! figures would be a very, very slippery slope for me.  For one thing, I have very limited storage-display space in my home.  For another thing, they’re all so cute!  This year, they’re rolling out figures of some of my favourite fandoms and I[…]