The 2014 Puddintopia Writer’s Gift Buying Guide

It’s a tricky situation: the clock is ticking down to Christmas (or the sixth night of Hanukkah, or Fesitvus, or whatever your holiday-based gift-giving deadline happens to be) and no matter how much brainstorming you do, you’re just not sure what to get for that writer in your life. You could spring for some new […]

National Disappearing Days From The Calendar Month

Seriously, I’m not entirely sure who’s been feeding amphetamines to Time itself, but the calendar is whipping through days at a ridiculous pace. I mean, waaaaay too fast.  Faster than a over-stimulated toddler after a full bowl of Sugar-O’s, running stern to bow on a Federation starship screeching through the vastness of space at Warp […]

One Geek, Two Geek, That Was A Good Week(end)

As it turns out, I did not actually fall off the face of the Earth this past week. Or even into a vat of cookie dough large enough to house all of Wonka’s Oompa Loompas plus a goodly portion of his walnut-testing squirrels, despite the fact that I’ve done nothing but think of making cookies […]

Nothing Remained But A Heap of Ashy, Sulfurous Paper Bits And The Aftertaste of Sausage

Welcome back to the real world. The Matrix has belched us all out again, and thus the Song of the EveryDay—a hymn of low, mournful tones—fills the air as those of us in the USA look past our weekend of summertime revelry. Time to set aside those incendiary devices for another year and we can […]

The Best Gift is The One You Didn’t Know You Needed

Before I go any further, in reference to Father’s Day, I must say this: I am not an easy person to buy things for. While the desire to acquire trinkets, toys, and gadgets was well-documented in my youth, age (and I hope, maybe, wisdom?) has led me to the realization that I need little to […]

Imperfectly Delicious

In my (admittedly simple) view of The World, there are basically three acceptable reasons to voluntarily drag one’s lazy, sleep-deprived assortment of organs, bones, and muscles out of a perfectly comfortable bed at Stupid O’Clock in the morning (that is, 6 AM or earlier): Some portion of the structure where you or one (or more) […]

Monday Musings, May 5th, 2014

In case you weren’t aware, today is May 5th. Which, I know, pretty obvious, duh, but I’m shining a lightning-bright, LED-style flashlight on that fact for a very good reason: it’s Cinco de Mayo. Now, fair warning, if you weren’t aware of that before I pointed it out, I’m going to go ahead and assume […]

Monday Morning Mistakes

I had every intention of bringing one or both of the egg-shaped things pictured above with me to work this morning. Because, you know, eggy goodness reasons. I’ll leave it to you to debate exactly which of those two I was looking forward to work more enthusiasm (hint: it was probably the chocolatey one filled […]

Presidents’ Day: All About The Mattresses

It’s Presidents Day here in the United States, a day when we all good patriotic US citizens take a moment to celebrate, um, something. Possibly related to the office of the President?  I think maybe it’s the day the current Chief Executive comes out of the Oval Office and orders another six weeks of winter […]

New Year’s Resolution

Well, now. Since the Earth didn’t miraculously come to a screeching halt in the vastness of space in the past two days, looks like that whole “New Year’s” fad all the kids were so hip on didn’t get canceled after all. Which, you know, is a good thing, really. If for no other reason than […]