Regarding Henry

on March 31, 2020

Shades of Henry by Amy Lane A Flophouse Story One bootstrap act of integrity cost Henry Worrall everything—military career, family, and the secret boyfriend who kept Henry trapped for eleven years. Desperate, Henry shows up on his brother’s doorstep and is offered a place to live and a job as a handyman in a flophouse… Read More

Rat Erotica…

on March 30, 2020

Seriously– blogging gets more and more difficult by the nanosecond: Quarantine, Day 16: Took the dogs for a walk. Much excitement ensued! Quarantine, Day 17: Took the dogs for a walk. Much excitement ensued! You can see a pattern there, right?  I think the one thing I’m most disappointed about is I keep losing my… Read More

Dogs– the smart and the not so much…

on March 27, 2020

Today was super exciting because I got to go walking by myself. Yeah– I know. For those of us doing the social distancing thing, exciting is relative, but, hey, we take our wins where we can get them.  Anyway– when I say “by myself” I, uh, MEAN by myself. Not only did Mate and the… Read More

Quarantine, Day… What day is it?

on March 25, 2020

Squish was petting her cat tonight and found… *shudders* Squish: Oh, hey– what’s this? What did you bring me? Is this a SLUG! Me: *tiny voice* ew… Squish: Look at it, Mom! It’s so cute! Me: *tiny voice* Sure. Adorable. *closes eyes* Squish: No, seriously–I’ve seen videos on tik-tok where they put the slugs in… Read More

Boring Family Stuff

on March 24, 2020

Kind of a weird day– the power went off a couple of times, probably because the outside was super blowy, and the internet was down for a couple of hours. On top of the empty streets and the quiet cold of the dog park, we expected to see zombies at any moment. Fortunately not–no baseball… Read More

A Walk in the Park

on March 20, 2020

So, I’ve checked the requirements of “lock down” or “shelter in place” or “quarantine” extensively. Every city–including Sacramento–has a clause that says it’s okay to go outside and exercise. It’s funny–those of you who have met me–a large, squishy woman who doesn’t walk very fast and looks like she eats Oreos for breakfast and double… Read More

St. Patrick’s Day

on March 18, 2020

St. Patrick’s Day was my grandmother’s birthday, and although she was  100% off the boat Italian, she used to say she was meant to be Irish. She had a collection of hats so big it was published in the local paper, and you’d better believe some of them were green. She also dyed her hair… Read More

The Cat is Infected by Satan

on March 16, 2020

Yeah, so times are scary right now. We all know it. We’re trying to hold on to our sense of humor and keep the kids from freaking out and losing their shit–and trying to remember that quarantine and  social distancing are temporary, and that–eventually–this will all be not so scary. In the meantime, we are… Read More

Fitz and the Tantrums

on March 12, 2020

So– very quick post tonight, just so you all know I’m alive. Mate and I bought the tickets months ago–Fitz and the Tantrums–we’d seen them once in a festival, and fell in love. Not just the awesome melodies, but their stage persona is just stunning. (I’ve got a youtube video here, but it doesn’t capture… Read More

When the Universe Uses a Cudgel

on March 9, 2020

So, tonight I finished my Long Con book–I’m a week behind deadline, but only a week, and it’s 82K and it was like writing a ballet set to techno pop and I love it. *whew* Anyway– I’m submitting that, and I’m so excited, but it’s not the only thing going on today, and the other… Read More