Month: October 2012

My first book review: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

October 25, 2012 / 0 Comments

I‘m a massive book lover across many genres but I have to admit: My reading of fiction has suffered over the past few years. This has nothing to do — or at least little to do — with getting sucked into checking Facebook on my iPhone before bed instead of reading a book. The problem…

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Check me out!

October 23, 2012 / 0 Comments

Hey, blogmuffins! See that new blog bling I’ve got going on over there?  —-> has decided to feature one of my blog posts today! Check me out at under “What’s new” on the home page. (Not sure how long it will be there, so go NOW! What are you waiting for?) Thanks to…

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The pangs of sympathetic divorce

October 12, 2012 / 0 Comments

Note: I wrote this more than a week ago. Certainly this situation aggravated the slow, acid-reflux burn of my own breakup. Feeling much better now than when I wrote it. No need to call the men with the white coats. You know, unless they’re single and cute … _____________ A marriage very close to me…

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Grief is a greedy bitch (or) Fuck, I’m depressed

October 11, 2012 / 0 Comments

  My friend called me yesterday. “I, uh, just thought I’d call …” she stammered. I finished the sentence for her “… to make sure I’m not cutting into my arms?” I laughed. I’m not sure that she did. The people around me are worried about me. I spent about five days walking around this…

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Funeral for a friend

October 7, 2012 / 0 Comments

Megan’s beloved hermit crab died the other week. She sobbed and sobbed over Isabella (whom Benjamin always delightfully referred to as “Mrs. Bella”). She cried in my arms when we found her deceased crustacean companion, and then again when we buried the tiny, now-exposed crabby body in the front flower bed. Megan used Isabella’s rainbow…

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No Irish, no more

October 4, 2012 / 5 Comments

Well, peeps. Looks like I have some bad news for you all. Sorry. The Irishman? Done. Over. Finished. Sorry to disappoint. I know a lot of you liked hearing about him and the idea that I, a 40-year old single momma, could have a little true-life, fairytale romance. And it so started out that way.…

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