It's gorgeous outside for the first time in weeks, so this will not be a long post. As far as book three goes, it's inching along. I want to make sure I'm completely satisfied with the story I'm telling, and apparently I've gotten more persnickety, because it's taking forever. Yes. I know. I've had words … Continue reading Screw Beach Ready, I Want Sleep Ready
This post contains spoilers for The Last Jedi and Avengers: Endgame. Please read on at your own risk. No, seriously, not only do I talk about things that happened in these movies, I also will be sharing thoughts that might either make you see things slightly differently and then you'll be sad like me, or you'll think … Continue reading The Real Villain Is Patriarchy
We came back late last night from attending to things for the funeral. It was a lovely service, with full military honors, a 21 gun salute, and a beautiful memorial service featuring his favorite scripture, so many testimonials of how PumPum touched the lives of his community, and great readings. But now I'm exhausted. Please … Continue reading I Have A Rant, But I Took A Nap Instead
My grandfathers had both passed before I was born, and my grandmothers lived 3000 miles away. I never had the experience of other children who had Sunday dinner with their meme and pepe, or spent weekends with them or anything like that. I love my grandmothers and enjoyed the time we spent together, but it … Continue reading All Stories End
I hope everyone is having a happy holiday weekend! I have eaten a chocolate bunny, participated in an Easter egg hunt, had french toast, and gotten a temporary tattoo (of a unicorn!) so I feel that I have celebrated well. Today I'm sleeping off the sugar coma, editing, and enjoying the nice seasonable breeze in … Continue reading Ate Too Much for Any Springing
I hate bathing suit shopping. There are some things that for the most part designers and consumers seem to agree upon--we get a plethora of shirt options and dresses, undies and bras. But jeans and bathing suits for whatever reason always make me wonder how they do their market research? Do they visit an Oracle? … Continue reading Bathing Suited For What?
Here in the US, spring has arrived! The trees are mating! Bugs are being born! Flowers are blooming! My wardrobe is very confused about the number of appropriate layers! All of that aside, it's also the start of the marathon of weddings, baby showers and other fetes. I love weddings and celebrating new humans and … Continue reading Please Just Tell Me What To Get You
I want you to imagine you're on a sidewalk. Are you: a. On auto-pilot, listening to your ear buds, more or less staying with the crowd b. noticing things around you like what someone is wearing or the dog out for a walk c. assessing everything around you for potential threats I think most of … Continue reading Doggos, Sherlock, and the OODA Loop
There was a brief period when I was a kid where everyone wanted to be multitaskers. "I can multi-task," the business people would say, palm pilot in one hand and coffee mug in another. Teachers started breaking up segments of instruction into smaller chunks, and sensory stimulus were included in our lessons. It was glorious. … Continue reading So, Are You Single (Tasking)?
Today I have: Cleaned the kitchen Read a bunch Put a corned beef in a crock pot Taken three naps I realize this may be taking "lazy Sunday" a bit far, but I've had a very active couple of days and, unfortunately, a few nights more active than I'd like, so today I'm doing my … Continue reading The Quiet (Wo)Man