“Don’t Rock The Boat”: a phrase & a metaphorical story about “crazy-makers” we all know…

I stumbled on this piece of brilliance from a few years ago today. Not sure if this is the original writer or it's an oft-passed along piece, but after my question about "being the bigger person" a few days ago, this made my eyes bulge in surprise, because I'm sure there are a ton of … Continue reading “Don’t Rock The Boat”: a phrase & a metaphorical story about “crazy-makers” we all know…

One positive result of the COVID-19 pandemic: I don’t have to invent new excuses to duck out of Thanksgiving invites this year…

I feel like an asshole for admitting it, but with cases surging and gathering sizes being limited--again--I don't have to concern myself with making up reasons to avoid going to other people's homes for Thanksgiving. I'm not so in awe of turkey that I only eat it on certain days and I'm about to make … Continue reading One positive result of the COVID-19 pandemic: I don’t have to invent new excuses to duck out of Thanksgiving invites this year…

The closer it gets to Christmas, the more a liar I become…

I thought about this this morning when I just couldn't sleep anymore and had to wait for the local store to open so I could get some more coffee (and frozen chopped spinach--can't believe the mega grocery store near work didn't have any last night). I call myself a liar because at least a week … Continue reading The closer it gets to Christmas, the more a liar I become…

#083 Blitz Q: Does anybody make green bean casserole when it’s NOT Thanksgiving or Christmas?

Aside from the turkey, the potatoes, and the cranberry sauce (can shaped or chunky, fielder's choice), a green and brown lumpy mass is usually part of the holiday meal picture. Some concoction called green bean casserole. I've rarely enjoyed a green bean casserole that felt like a true casserole. Oftentimes it looks like green beans … Continue reading #083 Blitz Q: Does anybody make green bean casserole when it’s NOT Thanksgiving or Christmas?

Thanksgiving, chock full of (a distinct lack of) plans this year…

Holidays and I have had a problematic relationship, in the sense that once I got past 12 years old, nobody seemed to give a damn anymore, anyway. And it was just easier to go along with it. I didn't feel like I was missing much, and I've only prepared Thanksgiving dinner once by myself. I … Continue reading Thanksgiving, chock full of (a distinct lack of) plans this year…

#068–Blitz Q: Why do people tell EVERY woman “Happy Mother’s Day” even if they may not have kids?

Okay, yesterday was my heavy Mother's Day question. Today's my lighter one, but one that's bugged me a while. I first really noticed it last year, when I was out getting things and some salespeople just up and said "Happy Mother's Day" as I was finishing my purchases and leaving. Something about that struck me. … Continue reading #068–Blitz Q: Why do people tell EVERY woman “Happy Mother’s Day” even if they may not have kids?

#067–How do you do Mother’s Day when you can’t bring yourself to speak to your mother?

Let's call this Part 2 of my question #062 post: How do you talk to someone in your family when you have nothing to say? Anyway... I actually remembered Mother's Day was around the corner for once, and I'm sure this has fueled my anxiety and my totally distracted choices the past few weeks. I … Continue reading #067–How do you do Mother’s Day when you can’t bring yourself to speak to your mother?

Ten reasons why Halloween and Thanksgiving are better than Christmas

I almost made this all about Halloween, but I'd already tackled why Halloween was so great before. I figured I'd better put Thanksgiving with it, which gave me more ammo to work with. So, onward from least to best (my version): 10.  The color schemes are more earthy, nice, and don't blind you unnecessarily. Halloween's … Continue reading Ten reasons why Halloween and Thanksgiving are better than Christmas

Against Excess this Holiday Season…I will do my damnedest.

Recommend: from Dandelion Salad: Tis the Season To Wage Boycotts! I can't help it--I get suckered into good deals and the belief that I won't get stuck in debt every year. I'm sure I'm still paying for Christmas gifts from 10 years ago because I've never crawled from the hole I dug. I'm working my way … Continue reading Against Excess this Holiday Season…I will do my damnedest.

5 (okay, 6) Reasons why Halloween is my favorite commercialized holiday

Okay the image was actually from Return to Oz, but I like the look of Jack Pumpkinhead too much not to use it. There's something about the holidays that I just hate, and they come and go with the seasons. I'm annoyed by most holidays and wish we didn't make such a big deal about … Continue reading 5 (okay, 6) Reasons why Halloween is my favorite commercialized holiday