Hydrocortisone looks like toothpaste (and 4 other things I learned this weekend)

It's widely said that you learn something new every day. When I was younger, I had hopes that as I became an Actual Grown-Up (tm), I might edge myself every closer to Knowing All The Things, thus making it less and less likely that acquire a new bit of information on a daily basis.  Unfortunately, … Continue reading Hydrocortisone looks like toothpaste (and 4 other things I learned this weekend)

Questions I Want Answers To: What the shiny blue hell is ‘Almond Milk’?

As I was waiting at my usual coffee shop this morning for my usual 744-oz iced Americano – what?  I need the caffeine.  It's the only thing keeping me alive at this point – I noticed a small note on the cash register that read, "We now have Almond Milk." Well, OK.  They have almond … Continue reading Questions I Want Answers To: What the shiny blue hell is ‘Almond Milk’?

Diving down the rabbit hole and a haiku for A Memory of Light

I fully intended to write a real post today.  But then I went to my local Joseph Beth Bookseller at lunch and bought something.  Here it is, sitting on my desk this afternoon. No, I wasn't reading it at work; that would have been unprofessional.  But, as I said yesterday, I've been waiting for it for more twenty years.  … Continue reading Diving down the rabbit hole and a haiku for A Memory of Light

Tomorrow has been 21 years in the making (Musings in advance of “A Memory of Light”)

I have a “special” shelf on my bookcase at home.  Not just any book is allowed on it.  In fact, the criteria is pretty specific: it’s reserved solely for the books in the Wheel of Time series. See that empty space there at the end?  My shelf is incomplete.  It’s always been incomplete.  Because the … Continue reading Tomorrow has been 21 years in the making (Musings in advance of “A Memory of Light”)

Movies versus Books (or Why I don’t do "Books in 100 words or less")

Surely you have wondered about it at some point or another, right?  I mean, as a self-professed "book person" and someone who always always has at least one book-in-progress on Goodreads, you have to wonder at what's holding me back? That is, why, as it's obviously more fun than a laundry basket full of puppies … Continue reading Movies versus Books (or Why I don’t do "Books in 100 words or less")

Revisiting resolutions, my three favorite posts, and an ominous warning

After writing a brief look ahead at 2013, I realized that the ridiculously rambly spiel about my Exciting! New! Plan! for glassware in 2013 would make an excellent post for Hoperatives.  You know, because that blog over there is about the beer, like, 24x7.  Of course, as with any post I've written, you can rest … Continue reading Revisiting resolutions, my three favorite posts, and an ominous warning

New Year’s Day 2013: A brief look at the year to come

It's early afternoon on January 1, 2013.  After another raucous celebration to usher in the next 365 days, people everywhere are a slowly, determinedly getting themselves into motion, while trying very hard to ignore that splitting headache and the fact that vampires have, in fact, been correct about that annoying daylight all this time. Luckily, … Continue reading New Year’s Day 2013: A brief look at the year to come