Confessions of a Potty Mouth

I must confess: I have a potty mouth. I like profanity–I like the harshness of it, sometimes even the shock of it, if it's a particularly vile word. I even like the history of it; some profane words have been… Continue Reading

How Do I Love Thee?

Mick and I met online in December 1996. We met in person on January 1, 1997. The first words I said to him were "Here, drink this quick." I handed him a plastic cup full of champagne. We've been inseparable… Continue Reading

We Don’t Have Cable

I don't mean that the cable went out during a storm or something like that. Mick and I got rid of our cable service about eight months ago, and for the most part, we haven't looked back. On days like… Continue Reading

5 Things You Might Not Know About Me

What is a blog for, if not to be self-indulgent? Especially in a weekend post. In this spirit, I present to you: 5 Things You Might Not Know About Me: 1) I have a recurring dream in which I'm friends… Continue Reading

Friday Link-O-Rama 9/11

Today is a day of reflection as we look back upon the terrible events of 9/11, eight years ago. Reading Underground - The subway remains an "unconnected" place. And so, New Yorkers read. via @mitaliperkins Pug in my Computer – Something… Continue Reading

IKEA Heights

This is the funniest thing I've seen in a long, long time: IKEA Heights from DaveAOK on Vimeo. This is episode one of four. You can watch the others at IKEA Heights. It's shot at the Burbank, CA IKEA, apparently… Continue Reading


Lately I've been treating myself to a bouquet of flowers every two weeks or so. Mick's a great husband, but if I had to wait for him to buy me flowers I'd never have any at all. So I buy… Continue Reading

Time Out for Crater Lake

Many of you know Mick and I have been staying at our house in Oregon for the past few weeks. It's been great, but we've both been feeling a bit cooped up. Today we decided to make a day trip… Continue Reading

Advice I Would Give My 18 Year-Old Self

This is me, circa 1986: When I look at this picture, there is really only one thing I wish for this girl. I wish she had more self-confidence. Failing that, this is the advice I'd give her: 1) Learn how to… Continue Reading

Monday Diversion: Holding Out for a Hero

Because there is not enough time-wasting material available on the Internet, I present you with this from the Hero Factory: I am the Super Solderer, fast enough to make a diamond ring in a single three hour studio visit.  Check out my… Continue Reading