When I was kid, "fall down, go boom" was a commonly used phrase around the house. I'd spin around until I couldn't see straight, and end up splayed out on the floor like the Vitruvian Man. And with three siblings, two of whom being younger than me, there was no shortage of the falling or … Continue reading Beer that won’t make you "fall down, go boom"
In case you weren't aware, today's date is December 12th, 2012, which in any country's shorthand form is 12-12-12. Of course, if this is the first you've heard of it, I can only assume you avoid all forms of social media as if twitter, facebook, Google+, etc carry more cooties than Debbie Vesserschmitt did in … Continue reading The more important aspects of 12-12-12
She said it would be fun to have an Elven guest from the North Pole visiting during the holiday season this year. I told her she was out of her mind to even consider inviting one of those rotten little scamps into the house. You couldn’t trust them, I said. They’d steal everything and eat … Continue reading Why you should never invite an untrained Northern Elf into your home
In case you've been wondering, yes, I more or less dropped the ball. Remember the way back time, when the planet was still young, dinosaurs roamed the Earth, the calendar page said, "August", and I had yet to begin the November sprint of chaotic word-spewing that was NaNoWriMo 2012? Back in those sunny, happy, rose-colored … Continue reading 10 Things I Learned from Couch-to-5k
Earlier this week, I was hanging out with my friends, and somehow or another we ended up discussing the question of what now occupied the Service Merchandise store of our youth. When I realized it's now an Old Navy and announced it, the entire table was deeply chagrined. Which, of course, prompted this tweet and … Continue reading Weekend Debate: Department Stores
It's rainy here in the Queen City and surrounding areas today. I don't mind telling you that drizzly 50-ish degree weather at this stage in December is irksome. I mean, yeah, I realize that it's still technically mid-fall and whatever, but my Christmas tree is up and there are lights outside in my bushes. This … Continue reading Friday frivolities: some icky weather, the icky plague, and an icky fish.
November, thankfully, ran its course and finally had the common decency to expire like that milk you weren’t sure about anyway, or the tags on your car. And while the end of the eleventh month obviously means that another jingle bell-ridden, egg-nog inebriated, green-and-red-tinsled Christmas season is upon us, the more immediate point is that … Continue reading 10 Things I Learned Doing NaNoWriMo
Believe it or not, the Puddinette didn’t go all crazy-times on Black Friday this year and head out at 2 AM to cage-fight other normally reasonable, moderately tempered but momentarily psychotic adults for the newest, hottest “Baby Meth Head”, Fijit, I’ve-Got-The-Uh-Oh-Feeling-Elmo, or whatever the must-have item of the 2012 shopping season happens to be. That’s … Continue reading A movie in 100 Words or less: The Expendables 2