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Fish Fry

After music, architecture, incense, and free wine, the best thing about Catholicism is the Friday night Fish Fry. It was a joyous event back when my family was pretending to be Catholic to get lower rates at St Mary Magdalen school. These fish frys featured thick cuts of cod filet, deep fried (or deep fried earlier in the day and then baked). They came with, as you’d expect, fries and slaw. It was fantastically delicious. Most Catholic churches don’t do…

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Arguing with Savini? If I must…

Like most horror fans, Creepshow has always been high on my list of fave horror movies. I love the cast, the camp, the gruesomeness, and that hilarious dub where it’s super obvious that Adrienne Barbeau called Emily Vanderbilt a cunt. Hahahaaha. H and I watched an awesome documentary about it recently. Apparently, it was on the UK DVD reissue that never actually came to this side of the pond. That’s bullshit, BTW. Because then I had to download it on…

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Honestly, I’m not a dude.

I don’t spend a lot of time thinking about whether or not I’m discriminated against for being a chick. I’m already aware that I get treated like shit on occasion for being fat, for not being Christian, and even for being married to a black guy–yes, even in a liberal town in contemporary America. Every so often, people who read something I’ve written think I must be a dude. Some podcasters responded to an old Walking Dead article I wrote…

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Strange Little Short

I’m bummed to admit that my new short story will not come together in time for the submission deadline. This sucks. I thought about that story for a really long time, and was quite taken with the concept. But it just never came together and was a horrific exercise in typing and deleting, typing and deleting, and wondering why I think I can even be a writer in the first place. You know, the usual stuff. Trying to find another…

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