15 Reasons Why Every Day Is World Penguin Day

Today is World Penguin Day. Sarge loves penguins.  If he had a spirit animal, a brother or a higher power, they would all be penguins.  They are all penguins. I have only just recently established that he loves me more than penguins.  Here are some reasons why that may be the greatest compliment I could … Continue reading 15 Reasons Why Every Day Is World Penguin Day


How Are You Doing?

I recently read Fifteen Ways To Make Your Blog Irresistible over at Broadside. I have decided to take each of Caitlin’s points/questions and apply them to my own blog. Is your blog overly personal?  I don’t think so.  More personal than I originally had in mind, though.  Without navel-gazing, I would hope.  There is a difference … Continue reading How Are You Doing?

Instant Coffee Tastes Like Mushrooms

I’ll repeat, instant coffee taste like mushrooms.  Fact.  That’s why, as I write this, there is a cup of zombie coffee by my side.  Anyway, these are, as ever, coffee-fuelled ramblings. And so, this week, I went out for more real coffee with a friend.  I discovered many things:  It’s OK that I can’t get … Continue reading Instant Coffee Tastes Like Mushrooms

Wedding Planning With Skype

And so, my birthday dinner was also what we liked to call the In-laws Summit 2012.  (Trust me, I have done braver things.  Like eat cheese in the presence of my future husband.) In the spirit of togetherness, Sarge suggested we bring Hemingway to dinner so my mother could tune in via Skype.  We did … Continue reading Wedding Planning With Skype

The Essentials

This is what my Sunday looks like.  Books, popcorn and bed.  Bliss.  (The coffee is just out of shot.) My book:  The Shape of Water (I have a new Cop-crush.) Sarge's book:  The Body Snatchers (Which I must read at some point this month.  The book-group says so.) Back to it.  Happy weekend, all!   … Continue reading The Essentials

Yes, I’m The Bride. Who Are You?

I have a confession to make.  I have not been planning/dreaming of my wedding since I was six years old.  There are no scrapbooks, files, dog-eared wedding magazines from the ‘80’s.  The first and only time I made any kind of short-lived scrapbook, I glued my fingers together.  True story. Two and a half years … Continue reading Yes, I’m The Bride. Who Are You?

Reading Through the Stacks: February and March

I'll admit, not a lot of reading has happened in the last two months.  I've been busy being engaged, drafting a bunch of my own words and getting older. I read six books in January.  And seven more whole ones in February and March.   These are them:   Fante: A Family's Legacy of Writing, … Continue reading Reading Through the Stacks: February and March