Monthly Archives: October 2011

Comfort food, in any language = L.O.V.E.

Most homes have a kitchen.  Some people actually know how to use ‘em, some people don’t.  It makes me sort of sad to visit a home with a great big, professional-style kitchen when I know that the owner doesn’t have an epicurious bone in their body.  Like Kitchen Zombies, they just wander to and from the fridge, microwaving leftovers or boiling water for tea bags or hot cocoa envelopes.  It is almost as though they are afraid to even turn […]

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Say what?

There is a file in my computer titled Things I Wish I’d Said Aloud, mostly because of a smack to the face at 14 years old for saying a really fabulously snarky comment to a rather unsavory character who I still, to this day, assess as a giant cheeseball.  You’ll forgive me, if 35 years later, I don’t regret saying it one bit.  Sure, it stung but the satisfaction of speaking my mind and having a room full of adults […]

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You? You?! Yeah, I’m talkin’ to you…

Having posted public service announcements before about composite writing and how I like to roll stories and characters into the granola mix of approximately 1500 word nuts and fruits they are, I feel another more formalized explanation is due.   Only because of the panty waddage and knotted shorts that some of my stories have generated over the last couple of months.  Hanes could have a field day with this if they wanted me as a spokesperson.  I can see […]

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Books and their covers. Under the covers.

They say one shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, and the older I get, well that just turns out to be true, over and over again.  Some pulpy paperbacks, no matter how you dress them up and send them to market, are still unsavory.  And some people, no matter how delicious they seem to be at first blush, are tasteless.  You have to spend quality time with a book to really know its contents.  The same is true of […]

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A penny for your healthcare.

So, this guy walks into a clinic and dumps 2,500 pennies onto a counter to pay a disputed $25 medical bill and ends up getting fined $140.  No joke.  Authorities and the staff at the Utah medical clinic where this actually happened were pretty cheesed at him, but he’s kinda my hero this week.   With all of the talk about healthcare in America and who should be paying for it, I sort of feel the need to vent about […]

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