Trader Joe’s Tuesday: Organic Polenta

Trader Joe’s Organic Polenta Tastes Like:  Corn sausage.  Cornmeal patties?  Polenta is kind of a world unto itself. Great With:  Tomato sauce, salsa, cheese, curry powder – corn is a great blank-slate to sauce it up on! Perfect For:  Gluten-free “pizza bites” – we did this with tomato sauce and[…]

Girls With Slingshots

Curse me now, thank me later:  Danielle Corsetto’s engaging webcomic Girls With Slingshots just wrapped up after ten years.  Ten years!  Over a thousand strips for your obsessive pleasure.  Once you get comfortable clicking your way through the archives, you’ll be addicted to your screen.  Curse me now, thank me[…]

Macy’s Flower Show 2015: Art in Bloom

On yet another grey Saturday in March, I woke up and declared to my still-uncaffeinated boyfriend, “I need to see some flowers.” Behold, the Macy’s 2015 Flower Show.  The perfect antidote for chilly, drizzly days!  Fight the crowds to feast your pupils on bright colours and awesome installations!  This year’s[…]

Street Harassment Selfie

To everyone who actually buys that myth that looking “too hot” and walking alone late at night on the street is the reason women get harassed:  below is a picture I snapped of mysself less than 50 feet from where, on Sunday, March 22nd at 5:57pm, a strange man brushed[…]

Trader Joe’s Tuesday: Whipped Cream Cheese

Trader Joe’s Whipped Cream Cheese Tastes Like:  Not-sweet Cream Cheese frosting.  Or, whipped cream cheese.  There really is no mystery here.  Sometimes it’s nice to get just what you expect. Great With:  Bagels and blackberry jam.  Oh you’ve never combined cream cheese and blackberry jam?  I’m so sorry about that[…]

TTFN, Hipster Batgirl

Is there any better feeling than being right? Around the last issue of Batgirl of Burnside, I developed a theory as to who the villain was aaaaaaaaand… SPOILER ALERT I was totally right!  It’s Batgirl/Oracle herself!  In my theory, the whole Burnside blushy-hearts escapade was a fugue state and the[…]

Sunday Stealing: The ” I ” Meme

This Sunday Stealing is all about ME!!  So here’s a picture of me, in case I forget what I look like: Nice.  Anyway!  On with the stealing! I am… ready. I want… chocolate pretty much all the time. I have… coffee in the morning and tea at night. I wish… […]

5 Fandom Friday: Comfort Films

I am so excited for this week because as soon as I saw the prompt, I knew exactly which films I was going to write about.  So does this mean “comfort films” are a thing?  Because I definitely have some movies I’ve watched over and over again to the point[…]

The Person I Am Not

I’m not a “dainty jewelry” person… I’m a big, sparkly, four-rings-at-a-time, wear a pewter vertebrae around my neck person.  I see people wearing thin silver bands and dainty diamond necklaces and think, “That’s so pretty, feminine, and subtle,” I immediately realize that much as I would like to pull off[…]

Trader Joe’s Tuesday: Salsa Verde

Trader Jose’s Salsa Verde Tastes Like:  Lime, actually!  It’s not so much spicy as it is tangy. Great With:  Soy Chorizo – offset the heat nicely!  And everything else – eggs, nachos, polenta, anything you put salsa on. Perfect For:  Sufferers of salsa ennui. Must Know:  Texture is a little[…]

Orphans of the Sky

At 128 pages, you may have a hard time believing this is a Heinlein novel.  But it is!  And a doozy at that!  First, let’s grok the title page: You’re probably wondering, “What does this book smell like?”  I’ll let those dates suffice to tell you it smells like Heaven,[…]

Sunday Stealing: That One Thing…

That one thing… That makes you smile: Puppies falling down.  I’m sorry.  It’s the truth. That makes you cry: I cry at reality television.  I am that pathetic.  Extreme Makeover:  Home Edition always got me in the feels. That you love to do on the weekends: It’s my only chance[…]

5 Fandom Friday: FBFF’s

Like, if these people actually existed, we’d totally be best friends in real life because how could we not? 1. & 2.  Willow & Xander from Buffy the Vampire Slayer  are the coolest people in the whole of the world forever and ever amen.  If you don’t get along with[…]

Here Comes The Sun

I am a July baby, that’s for sure.  I think I actually hibernate during the winters, until my true self can come out at the first sign of Light Jacket Weather.  Which is exactly what we’re starting to have up here in the frozen tundra New York City.   After[…]

Trader Joe’s Tuesday: Polenta Provencale

Trader Joe’s Polenta Provencale Tastes Like:  Truly excellent gnocchi alla vodka. Great With:  A simple goat cheese omelette on the side, for breakfast. Perfect For:  Heating up in the microwave for a filling, easy dish! Must Know:  Labelled vegetarian, didn’t make me feel sick, couldn’t find evidence of gluten ingredients[…]

Saga: Book One

I can’t rave enough about Saga: Book One.  Because if I do, I’m afraid I’ll ruin the surprises. Saga: Book One is about Hazel.  How Hazel came to be alive.  And how Hazel is in danger of winding up dead. We meet some complicated characters. Some not-so complicated characters. And[…]

Just the Facts

It’s been a while since I’ve posted one of these memes and I picked this one up from an old classmate of mine from back before the turn of the century… Crazy Tragic Sometimes Magic Michael went to high school with me!  Isn’t it strange how paths cross again later[…]

5 Fandom Friday: Blog Snax

Yes!  A food prompt!  I love these!  And this one is super specific, so I can’t wait to find out what everyone else munches on while blogging be honest everyone!!!  1.  Peanut M&Ms  went from being my least favourite M&M flavour to the one I crave all the time.  Oh! […]

Adventures in Boston!

Over my school break, my boyfriend and I drove up to BOSTON for a weekend!  I’ve never been, but often said I want to visit!  (Side note:  apparently I did visit as a child, but was too young to remember.  Gotcha on that one, Mom!) You would not believe the[…]

Trader Joe’s Tuesday: Hummus Salad Dressing

Trader Joe’s Hummus Salad Dressing Tastes Like:  Cilantro.  Totally honest here.  There’s a good bit of cilantro here, but if anyone can make cilantro SING!, it’s Trader Joe.  The flavour is distinctly hummus, the texture reminds me of sushi-restaurant salad dressing – creamy but very thin – best of both[…]