Holiday · Why I'm a Ridiculous Person

5 MORE Christmas Gifts You Definitely Never Thought Of

It’s time for my annual Christmas gift suggestion post! Last year’s post “5 Christmas Gifts You Definitely Never Thought Of” was incredibly popular; more than one person commented that as a result they would be purchasing a nail gun for their significant other. Success! With that in mind, I have racked my brain for brilliant… Continue reading 5 MORE Christmas Gifts You Definitely Never Thought Of

Opinion · Why I'm a Ridiculous Person

Reading My Own Reviews Is Basically the Worst Idea Ever

I’ve gotten into the terrible habit of reading the reviews my books get. This is an awful idea for many reasons. First of all, while reviews on my books tend to be positive, they aren’t all. This means that if I read a bad one, my day is sent into a spiral of ever more… Continue reading Reading My Own Reviews Is Basically the Worst Idea Ever

Comedy · Current Events · Why I'm a Ridiculous Person

Scotland In Slightly Dumb Photographs

Vacations are largely wasted on me. I hate strange beds, become annoyed by eating out too often, get tired too quickly, and really would just rather be writing. My idea of a lovely holiday is one in which I just move somewhere for a month or two, so I can have all the fun of a… Continue reading Scotland In Slightly Dumb Photographs

Comedy · Foreign Languages · Why I'm a Ridiculous Person

Those Who Can’t Do, Teach the Rest of Us Coping Skills

I’m beginning to learn what the phrase “those who can’t do, teach” means. It doesn’t mean only people who are crap at something teach it. It means that if you do something instinctively, actually trying to figure out what you do enough to explain it to someone else is a process that might actually drive… Continue reading Those Who Can’t Do, Teach the Rest of Us Coping Skills

Games · Why I'm a Ridiculous Person

The Sunshine Thingy (aka silly questions)

In the world of blogs, memes fly around like measles, and lo but I’ve been bitten! Not that I mind, really. And so this Wednesday morning, we bring you, courtesy of Sarah Mitchell Jackson, the Sunshine Thingy! …with one caveat: I refuse to call it an award. It isn’t. It’s a meme. And the rules are… Continue reading The Sunshine Thingy (aka silly questions)

Comedy · What Boys Are Made Of · Why I'm a Ridiculous Person · Writing

What Happened When My Dad Started Reading My Book

  A couple weeks ago, just prior to publication, I was at my parents’ house chatting with my mom when my dad picked up my proof copy of What Boys Are Made Of and began to read. I sort of froze up, frantically gesturing to my mother at what was happening in an attempt to indicate that… Continue reading What Happened When My Dad Started Reading My Book