Archive for category Pure self indulgence

In Which We Go Around in Circles and Then Meet a Legendary Tiger

Yep, it really is hard to come up with ideas for this blog anymore. Recently I’ve discovered that I have another superpower. In addition to the ability to fall asleep anytime, anyplace, under almost any circumstances, I can also spot a snake-oil salesman from over 9000 miles away.  But I don’t think that makes a […]

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With Invisible Friends Like This, Who Needs Enemies?

I think I am haunted. In another time and place, I would have been haunted. Today, I’m not sure. Am I haunted? Or do I just have a weird set of invisible friends? The first one appeared several years back. Just as I was falling asleep, someone called my name. Or more correctly, someone hissed […]

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Yes, a Halloween Post (with Super Special Guest Star)

Only a week late putting on my costume, but after spending so much time on it, I had to show it off.  It’s not just gears and keys and Victoriana.  It’s got little personal touches all over it.  Do you recognize the fandoms?  Pictures first, then at the end, a list of all the little […]

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A Little Bit Longer

Can’t we make this morning last a little longer? 2016 has been such a tough year, not just for me but for many people.  But today it’s Friday. I’m done working for the week; it’s the beginning of a 3-day weekend.  I got up this morning to a beautiful fall rain: cool but not cold.  […]

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Happy Slave Driver’s Day

My post for Mother’s Day focuses on the mothers who are Slave Drivers. You don’t get much recognition. You make your kids get up in the morning, go to school, do their homework, clean their rooms, and write thank-you notes for presents. You insist they take baths, brush their teeth, and get home by curfew. You […]

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Unfledged

That was weird. This morning, for the first time in my almost-53 years, I went to the grocery store and bought groceries for myself. For only myself. TV dinners were on sale. I found myself thinking, “I should get some of those for… oh, right. Never mind then.” It’s only been a week, so I’m […]

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No-Thanks-Giving

Thanksgiving reminded me of something else that’s missing from the world today.  When I was a kid, if we didn’t like a type of food, like mincemeat pie, we were instructed to say, “No, thank you, I don’t want any.”  We were not allowed to say, “Eww, that’s gross.  It smells like @#$%.  Only a […]

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