Archives for 2011
May your coming year be joyous, loving, and filled with good books, great friends, and a happy and healthy family!
So, the big holiday for our family is over. I am now in decompression mode. At some point today or tomorrow I will clean up all the boxes and carry the gifts up to rooms. We wait until after New Years to take down the tree, however. We like to have the holiday linger a [...]
I am talking about the days between Christmas and New Year. You know, after the big holiday celebration, after you’ve eaten too much and seen your family and are ready to return to your real life… But wait. There is another holiday coming that means more food and parties and family and celebrations. What do [...]
A few years ago I did a blog on unattractive guys who, for unknown reasons, I find incredibly attractive. But every year I find new men to add to my list. So the updated Unattraction list for 2012 is: Steve Buscemi Love him in Boardwalk Empire, although my attraction to him does not extend to [...]
. . . whaddya get? This? Or this? Or this? Or this? What was the best present you got? The best present you gave? Did you get to visit with anyone special? How was the fooooood? It’s time to share!!!
Santa, baby. Santa looks much better without the beard, don’t you think? Merry Christmas and Happy FROS to each and every one of you!
Some of us may not be able to sing on key, but the sentiment is quite clear: Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you all, the best peeps on the internet!
It’s the most wonderful time of the year. The time of sparkly lights and wreaths on doors and strangers walking the sidewalks, singing. It’s also a time of gift-giving, which means gift purchasing. I knew there had to be a fly in the ointment somewhere. I love giving gifts. It’s just that purchasing gifts, finding [...]
There are some people in this world — a lucky few — who can wrap a present with such precision and artistic flare that when they finish, their gifts are gorgeous enough to use on a television commercial. We’ll call them the Super Wrappers. And then there are the rest of us. We don’t wrap [...]
He’s a man of science and is endlessly curious. A man of vast intelligence and whip-cord strength. A man who protects, taunts, and tantalizes. A man of action and thought. A man of vast surprises. He’s all things Robert Downey Jr’s Sherlock Holmes . . . AND his trusty (and equally sexy) friend, Jude Law’s [...]
The lights are twinkling, the stockings hung and the trees are decked in their holiday finest – it is the home stretch to Holiday Season 2011! As a little break from all the chaos that may be going on with last minute preparations, here are some fun things from around the ‘net to keep you [...]
Okay, it’s probably hard to tell in the tiny format, but that dressing set is a gorgeous little miniature. I bought it while I was on vacation in New Orleans, where I came across a MINIATURES STORE. Nothing but doll houses, doll furniture, and miniatures to go in the houses. I was in love. I [...]
Today, I am going to share a little secret with you. Ok, so not really a secret, but I don’t often let the entirety of this little bit of information out. Ready? I LOVE the holidays. I think, with the exception of dealing with the malls around this time of year, there is not much [...]
The New York Times had an article yesterday about invented languages in movies. It started with Klingon, continued with other Star Trek alien languages, and now Game of Thrones and Avatar have featured invented languages that are pretty elaborate. Not just a few words are being thrown out, but a full language with grammar rules [...]
This year Mr. G went a little Clark Griswold. He wasn’t satisfied with just the candy canes and reindeer of past years. He put up so many Christmas lights, I think our house can be seen at the space station. I blame it on our neighbor, Bruce, a retired potato farmer who sold his farm [...]
We had such fun with last week’s contest FROS (For Refreshment Only Sunday) that I thought we’d do another, only this one with a movie theme. Watch the following movie trailers and tell us which FROS candidate makes you sigh the most: Matthew Macfadyen in Pride and Prejudice: Gerard Butler in P.S. I Love You: [...]
As a rule, I’m not a list maker. I make shopping lists for the grocery store, but that’s about it. However, I started thinking about what I require in a friend and I realized that I have a list. It’s a short list, but still, a list. For me, a friend must either be nice [...]
A few days ago, the cutest kindergartner ever did not want to pick up the toys he’d strewn all over the playroom. I told him if he didn’t, he couldn’t watch Spongebob (don’t judge me ). He was mad. He shouted, “YOU. ARE. SO. MEAN!” I said, “Yes I am, kiddo, because I learned from [...]
You guys know how I love those wacky street signs, the ones that you drive by and then think, “What in the heck did THAT mean?” I especially love signs like the ones below: Sign 1: This looks like a hairy person throwing a head and a wrench. Why would a hairy person throw a [...]
This time of year, that is always the question at my house. For years, we dragged in a big tree, even though I have a very small house. The thing took up most of the living room. You couldn’t get past it without knocking off ornaments. The dog’s tail sent them flying, and often breaking, [...]
Can you tell I just went to hear Handel’s “Messiah”? And not the usual abridged version, but the nearly 3 hour long version with the Easter stuff. I LOVE hearing it live–it’s just different for me, mostly because of the instruments. I like hearing “The Trumpet Shall Sound” accompanied by live trumpets. I once went [...]
Yup, it’s time to see what sort of man you like best on the page of FROS (For Refreshment Only Sundays)! Just sit back, scroll through our candidate types, and let us know which type of FROS appeals to you: Candidate #1: He’s cultured but can be ruthless. A man of great charm . . [...]