on January 30, 2013

Okay, went and saw Muse last night and I had my mind effectively blown. The band has been around for a while– long enough to have a big repertoire and a REALLY diverse following.  They were fun on stage, but the fourth and fifth band member was really their lights/effects choreographer– DAMN.  Just… DAMN.  I’ve… Read More

Mixed Blessings

on January 27, 2013

) Especially with all of the awesome superhero movies out there, there’s a lot of fun talk about, “My superpower is…” And I have to admit, I’ve been blessed with a couple of them myself. *  Allegory–I have the gift of naming– I won’t deny it.  Children, characters, stories, pets– I can name things. *… Read More

I Ran Out of Toilet Paper

on January 24, 2013

Seriously.  I ran out of toilet paper.  The family had just enough to get them through this morning. Now this is an unusual thing for me– I am usually the uberqueen of overstock, but not in this case.  In this case I. Ran. Out. Of TOILET PAPER.   So, well, that was something I had… Read More

Just a Thought

on January 20, 2013

*  This is Helm’s Peep.  Seriously, enough said!  *dies* *  On all those crime dramas, why don’t serial killers ever come back with a hangover and some advil?  Why does it always have to be with a vengeance? *  And why are they so pissed off on television anyway?  I mean hell, they’re getting serious… Read More

Cover Squee, and More Whining

on January 18, 2013

Okay– I’ve been editing, so I admit, I don’t have much to chat about.  Or, I do, but a lot of it is behind the scenes. And it’s weird, how much your behind the scenes stuff can just mertilize your regular day, you know? Some of my former professional legal bullshit has resurfaced, and I… Read More

Cold Snap

on January 15, 2013

Me:  C’mon puppy, let’s go pee-pee!  Time to go pee-pee in the potty! Dog: It’s 23 degrees out here, you sadistic bitch!  Besides–you know I already whizzed in your laundry! *** Mate:  Did you go do aqua aerobics today. Me:  Yes.  I’ve been assured my metal is in the mail.  (Still hasn’t been sent.  The… Read More


on January 12, 2013

Sorry– Time is totally leaping by me in bounds like a startled deer. I think part of it was that I was getting sick yesterday.  I skipped my workout (because nothing says “get sicker” like going swimming when it’s 35 degrees outside) and slept.  For two hours. The cat kept giving me full body tackle… Read More

Nine or so things!

on January 9, 2013

Seriously– catching up takes so much time! Anyway– I’ve got a bullet point post of things, and then I’m going to go to bed early.  I HAVE been staying up late, but today I took a two hour nap, realized that working until one a.m. was counter productive when you have to be up at… Read More

Get the Thing!

on January 4, 2013

So, a scattershot of things this morning, right? *  These are the small dog’s basic commands: For walkies– “C’mon Johnnie, let’s go pottie!”  (If you say it like the song, it rhymes!) To heel– “C’mon!” To play– “Get the thing!  The thing!  The glorious thing!  Get it!  Get it!  Getitgetitgetitgetit!” To go to sleep– “Okay,… Read More

Happy New Years, Slug Style

on January 1, 2013

Yeah.  We never really got New Years. Mate and I have been to a couple of parties, thrown by friends, and when we were young, we worked through the New Year a couple of times.  We’ve had people over to watch movies, watch the ball drop, and go home, and we’ve always let the kids… Read More