It turns out I hate a lot of books. This came as something of a shock to me, because I grew up as that sad stupid kid who had books for friends. Various characters guided me through life, informed my (occasionally idiotic) choices, and in general were there for me. I always had a book… Continue reading Where the Good Books Hide
The other day, someone on a forum I frequent was complaining about how difficult Twitter is. Every time they go on there, someone is arguing about politics! Or race! Or religion! It made them feel like they couldn’t even venture a comment without someone jumping down their throat. Twitter is awful! Er, no, you’re just… Continue reading Twitter for Beginners, Or: If Your Twitter Feed Sucks, It’s Your Fault
Well, first of all, don’t click on articles like this. That is, of course, impossible. Clickbait is everywhere—on blogs, on respected news sites, on your friends’ Facebook feeds. Once the territory of newspaper headlines, it’s now the stuff of everyday life, and thousands of people spend their lives dreaming of that perfect clickbait headline. “She… Continue reading How to Avoid Clickbait
Ah, marketing. Can you believe that before my book came out last month, I was actually excited to give it a try? Marketing is, it turns out, a jerk. You wouldn’t think it’d be hard to sell eight hours of entertainment for literally less than the price of a cup of coffee, but alas, publishing… Continue reading What Makes People Buy Books?
I am not a technology person, so of course I married the sort of man who thinks a month-old phone is “a bit dated.” In some ways, this is perfect. I hate all things that require more set-up than plugging them in and pushing an “on” button, he positively revels in finding little bowls to… Continue reading Smartphones Are For Idiots Like Us
There’s something delightfully Jetsons-esque about being able to say, “Come over anytime, my robot cleans every day.” Everyday life with a Roomba.
Last Friday, a package arrived in the mail! Actually, two packages. Husband asked me, “Did my thingy come?” I replied, “No, but two copies of Assassins Creed did.” He: “Two?” Me: “Two.” He: “Are you sure?” As I was literally holding them both in my hand at the time, I didn’t dignify that last remark.… Continue reading Comedy and Assassinations: A Winning Video Game Combo
All week, my husband’s been hinting of a present in the mail. This fact is probably more exciting than the present itself, because all week, he’s been refusing to tell me what was coming. It turns out that this was because it’s not, strictly speaking, a present for me. It’s Yoshi’s Woolly World, a new Nintendo… Continue reading The Law of Retaliation: Yoshi’s Woolly World
Yesterday, I was playing on Twitter when the following tweet popped up: @Izi_Garcia Yes! I have a deaf dalmation, she’s 14 years old now. What kind of dog do you have? — Steph (@ShunterNi) September 23, 2015 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Question? Answer. 2015, you continue to blow my mind. Sounds simple, right? Let me tell you a… Continue reading Deaf Dogs and Social Media, Surprisingly Compatable