Traditionally, we have always celebrated holidays on the evening before. Tonight is no different. I’m a-ringing in the New Year with lit candles and Christmas/Yule lights, incense, acoustic guitars playing on the satellite music channel, and a freshly semi-clean house. 2008 has been a hell of a year, both fun and challenging. It has been … More Catty New Year
Let me be perfectly clear: I do believe in a Higher Power. I say this because so many people assume that if you’re not Christian, you’re either atheist or Satanic. I am neither, and vehemently. I’ve always teetered back and forth on exactly how Christian I was (or wasn’t). At 13, in the middle of … More losing (not)my religion
We had fun today. Our local Unitarian Universalist church service featured the first day of Hanukkah as its headliner, with the Winter Solstice and the approaching of Christmas as its auxiliary acts. We clapped and sang and shared the tears and joys of the congregation, and we came away having learned something, but most of … More i’m dreaming of a polite christmas
The word for the day is “inspired“. It’s time for me to come out about something. Today I had a revelation. It’s been a long time coming, really; a long-forgotten emotion that I thought I had stubbornly buried alive with the end of my nude-modeling-for-an-artist career. The revelation is, I’ve been a frog in a … More problem child
Am I the only user of my particular P2P that has any experience, and sometimes, common sense? I find myself fighting the urge to shoot out my computer monitor when I come home to 14 nonsensical messages from brain-dead chronic dope-smokers, but it is taking considerably more effort these days, so I thought I’d put … More pleased to be p2p faq, yes?
…Such as music. I am among those heathen pirates mentioned on the evening news just often enough to scare anyone younger than 14 and older than 60. I’ve been at it for 10 years already. It’s like a long-term relationship. I remember acquiring my first batch of tunes. A friend sort of hooked me up … More the best things in life are free…
Despite the fact that it really is the killer app for the early 20th century, I am really starting to regard the telephone with a look of contempt. Not necessarily one for letter-writing myself, I do enjoy receiving handwritten letters in the mail, and I will write back. Ideally, I prefer to meet the person … More Can you hear me now?
I loathe driving. So much so, that I used to race around as fast as I could, so that I could arrive at my destination and be done driving ASAP. I thought I was saving precious time. The reality? I wasn’t. It took me 22 minutes to get from my driveway to the Royal Lane … More Sweet(er) Ride
I saw this on another blog and thought, how tempting…in a self-absorbed sort of way. Regardless, it looked fun, and I couldn’t resist coming up with my own version. So here it is…useless factoids. Feel free to add your own in the comments section. 5 Things under $5 that I can’t live without: scrunchies soulseek … More Useless Facts About Yours Truly
Every year like clockwork, the mainstream media suddenly start harping on the flu shot, headline-style. Out of nowhere, it seems to leapfrog directly to the head of the class, and have you noticed that it usually does so at the beginning of the month? Kind of like it was…dare I say it…planned? Orchestrated? Engineered? … More Flu Shot, Schmoo Shot