Archives for 2012
It’s been a big, big year here at TGB, especially in the FROS area. We’ve had it all this year. We’ve had cowboys: And dancers: Actors: Firemen: Athletes: (Good luck to Clay Matthews and the Packers today, btw!) And, of course, the icing on our FROS Cake . . . Hugh Jackman: All in all, [...]
Usually when I wake up in the morning, I have a routine – as I’m sure most everyone does. I get out of bed, pull my hair up into a ponytail or clip, put on my comfy warm slippers, brush my teeth and head downstairs to the kitchen. I put the kettle on for tea, [...]
From time to time, we here on Mt. Oly have a GETTING TO KNOW YOU QUIZ. I love these quizzes because I always, ALWAYS find out some interesting facts about you guys that might not normally come up in the day-to-day business of blogging. For days after we have one of these quizzes, I’ll see [...]
Some authors use photos of their characters to get an image in their heads of how these people appear. I’ve always been the type who shied away from that because I could never find exactly what was in my head in the real world. In truth, physical descriptions of my “peeps” are hard for me. [...]
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to each and every one of you! The goddesses would like to take this time to thank you for sharing, caring, and being such a lovely part of our lives. WE LOVE YOU AND HOPE YOUR DAY IS THE MERRIEST!
The goddesses wish all of you and yours a very, very lovely holiday! Please be safe in your travels. To celebrate, we thought ask a very simple question and then randomly draw two names from the comments on this post. Those two people will receive two autographed goddess books each. How’s THAT for some holiday [...]
And if this doesn’t warm you up, nothing will . . . There. That knocked the chill out of the air, didn’t it? Here’s to a scintillating, exciting, fun, and oh-so-right FROSian holiday season for each and every one of you!!!
We asked the Goddesses what little bits of holiday wisdom they wanted to share with everyone, here is what they came up with. What bits of holiday wisdom do you have to share with us all as we rush around this weekend? As an early holiday celebration, we are giving away BOOKS! We have [...]
I went Christmas shopping for the family yesterday. Nothing about it was easy. This was especially true shopping for my two sons. They are young men now, so forget about toys or even video games. I know little about the music they listen to, so CDs are not possible. I have no idea which movies they have already [...]
I think we all need a little sunshine today, so I scoured the ‘nets to bring you some News of the Weird. Did you know that plastic surgeons in Turkey and France have been performing a significant number of mustache implants? Yes, mustache IMPLANTS. These have suddenly surged in popularity as men use their increased [...]
There is much to appreciate in the male physique. I am a connoisseur. I consider it part of my job and well, The Professor (my DH) understands, though he does require reminding at times – I tell him, it is my job to know what *other* women find sexy. I can’t very well write authentic [...]
(Image to the left is a holiday project made at school by my Son2, circa 1st grade.) I was all prepared to blog about irresistible holiday treats, but after the images and stories we’ve seen and read this past weekend, I thought we could beam a little light into the world by sharing about the [...]
We asked the Goddesses what they wanted for Christmas – here is what they had to say… What’s on your Christmas list?
I like to think that I’m a risk-taker, an adventurer, an unabashed embracer of all things unusual. After all, I left a secure job and took on a very chancy and difficult career; have traveled the world to England, Germany, the Netherlands, Turkey, and other faraway lands; and (most difficult and adventuresome of all) I’ve [...]
This is the season when we are meant to be giving out to the world, giving thought to spiritual matters and pondering the sweetness of sacrifice. Usually, I’m 100% behind those ideas, but this year, I bought myself a present: This is not the greatest picture of my new baby, and she is not quite [...]
Diesel the Wonder Dog went to the vet this week. No dog actually likes going to the vet, much like no woman enjoys going to the gynecologist, but Diesel bore it well, was charming and polite and calm (even when they took his temperature you know where). Diesel is practically perfect in every way, as [...]
I think I’ve finished my Christmas shopping. That’s because I did 99% of it online. First I save up mailed catalogs starting in October, then in November I start marking them up with ideas for various family and friends, and then around the first of December I sit down and order everything. If I have [...]
I’ve been on a movie kick lately and I’ve come to the conclusion that there really should add a FROS category to the Academy Awards. Here are my nominations: BEST OVERALL ROMANTIC PLOT STARRING THREE FROS WORTHY HEROES: BEST FROS LAKE SWIMMING SCENE BEST FROS LINE EVER SPOKEN (I WILL FIND YOU!) SCENE BEST FROS [...]
‘Tis the season for holiday movies. Those classics that have become signals that the holiday season is truly upon us. We have older classics such as It’s a Wonderful Life or Miracle on 34th Street or White Christmas to more modern films that have engrained themselves into the hearts of people everywhere such as Christmas [...]
One day, I was driving in one of those pretty but impractically designed shopping centers. There was a huge median full of Crape Myrtles. At a stop sign, I stopped, looked both ways–or at least as far as I could see around the trees–and went. But someone was coming and when we saw each other, [...]