This is the smallish fish tank that lives at la casa de Puddin. The Puddinette and I tell ourselves it’s for the kids, but to my knowledge, they don’t even know how many fish are in there anymore. You can take a few guesses as to who feeds the tanks inhabitants on a regular basis, … Continue reading The Legend of the Lazarus Snail
I’ve made no attempt to hide that fact that I’m quite the fan of Cincinnati’s (in)famous style of chili. In fact, for a few months back in 2011, I was even compiling research to find the “best” take-out 3-way chili in Puddintopia’s award-winning 3-Way Thursday series. I swear, it was at least as scientific as … Continue reading Weekend Debate: Oyster Crackers
Remember back in the “Good Ol’ Days”, the halcyon, glory-tinged days of yestermonth, when I actually managed to post more than just a short poem and a dredging up of old short fiction? Like, when I wrote posts about topics. Yeah, last month truly was the Golden Age for blogging. Take comfort, though! Thing are … Continue reading A sad and yet happy farewell to NaNoWriMo 2013.
A form I’ve not tried, I sat to pen a sonnet. Woe! Stick with haiku!
Long ago, way back in the Before Times, in the day when I had yet to finish writing even a single novel (that is, 2011), I used to throw together short pieces of fiction and post them here. It was practice mainly, just something to have a little fun with. So I’d write whatever came … Continue reading Friday Fiction: Revisiting Holly’s Day
Remember that whole pumpkin thing, where I had to audacity and/or clarity to wonder where we’re getting all the pumpkins that are theoretically becoming our favoritest fall-time pumpkiny treats? Well, as it turns out, it seems someone at the New York Times wondered the same thing. And since they generally have more resources than I … Continue reading Revisiting the Mystery of the Great Pumpkin (via the New York Times)
Remember last week when I wrote about having a fledgling head cold and what I planned to do about it? Well, you’ll all be happy to know that I did, in fact, implement my three-point plan to defend my soft, squishy, sensitive sinuses from the onslaught of that coming plague. By the Sunday, all traces … Continue reading Everybody loves free stuff….within reason
Smelled cut grass last nightTonight snow falls like cold laceAutumn turns away
So, um, wow.*looks around*There are a lot more of you reading today. It’s nice to see all you newcomers!*waves*If you’re scratching your head and wondering if maybe I didn’t finally turn that corner from “amusingly eccentric” to “hearing the rabbits talking behind the shrubs”, relax. I’m still only mostly crazy. It’s just that, yes, there … Continue reading How to preempt a fledgling head cold
It seems like half the world gets their knickers all twisted up like licorice ropes every time we have to change the clocks. Spring forward or Fall back, it doesn’t make any difference. It’s all terribly wrong and it needs to stop, immediately if not sooner. Preferably before the Cubs win the World Series again. … Continue reading So long, Daylight Savings Time