Monthly Archives: December 2013

Xmas Pressies

H and I celebrate Christmas the old fashioned way:We buy each other stuff we wouldn’t normally buy. I got H:A spinny top that works with a stringchinese finger trapStar Trek Next Gen Pez dispenser box setAlien T-shirtTee fury T-shirt with every Doctor on it.Onion hardback front page collection2 pr satin boxer shorts He got me:Doctor River Song sonic screwdriverbox of dark chocolate hazelnut truffleshazelnut milkWhole Foods hazelnut coffee creamersmoked hazelnut gelato (outrageous!)organic choco hazelnut spread (that is NOT nutella)ventresca tuna2…



“THANK YOU THANK YOU” “I’m so excited.” “Her name is Twinkle.” and “How did you get enough money to buy this?” These are just a few of the things my goddaughter, Evelyn, said when I gave her the Furby I got her for her birthday (also her Xmas gift). Here she is with some blue-haired lady.

Life with H

H and I finished the last of the lip balms today. Awesome.He doesn’t really have to help, but it goes so much easier with an extra pair of hands. We did chocolate orange, coconut lime, and cherry cordial. Two of these we also did last year, but they turned out a bit different anyway. I love that I’m not baking this year for Xmas. H is getting cookies for his birthday, and my brother will probably get some. That is…


Holly Daze

I didn’t make it to mass at St Francis last week despite my best efforts. Snow and cabs thwarted me. This week, I shall time call! (for non-cab people, this means scheduling the cab the night before) I decided to take it really easy on myself this holiday season. We’re not having anyone over for New Years Eve, first of all. So that’s a LOT of cooking I won’t have to do. I’m also not baking anything, except for H’s…


Church Stories

When I was a kid, religion was not really a thing at our house. Mom practiced no faith, and her husband was a non-practicing Christian who had no patience for people who thought anything other than Christianity was “real.” We learned about Santa before we learned about God/Jesus. My grandparents took us to church sometimes, but it had no more meaning than a movie or a concert to me. I had a public school teacher who made us pray, and…



So, you know how I write SEO for a living? And how I supplement that with sex articles and TV reviews and book reviews and blogs and then I run an entire magazine? Well, all that has left me with very little time or energy to write fiction.This will not do… I fully intended to NaNoWriMo that script I keep talking about. Guess what though? I didn’t do it. Part of that was time related. Another part was that if…