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 · Zoe

Traveling With a Histrionic Dalmatian

Zoe the Dalmatian is fifteen, and like all old creatures, she does not enjoy change. In her life, each day should be a healthy mixture of sleep, food, walkies, and attention, with a possible side of peanut butter. While the occasional trip to the store is welcome, long car journeys are not. At all. Ever.… Continue reading Traveling With a Histrionic Dalmatian

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 · Technology · Writing

Smartphones Are For Idiots Like Us

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

Comedy · Everyday Life · Why I'm a Ridiculous Person

My Husband Is the Plant Whisperer

  A few weeks ago, Husband decided to grow some herbs. He went about this in his usual fashion, where he said, “I’m going to grow herbs in our apartment!” and I said “No” and he did it anyway. Before I knew it, five little pots arrived in the mail, pastel-colored in concession to my decorating… Continue reading My Husband Is the Plant Whisperer