• Wishlists

    Holiday’ish Wishlist

    I have already said that I am not huge into Thanksgiving, I don’t get it, I don’t like pumpkin pie (or squash pie since that canned pie filling has like .00001% actual pumpkin), I’m skeptical of the whole story behind Thanksgiving – I Just have a lot of issues with the holiday. I think that this year I am just doing a ton of appetizers since I don’t eat turkey and the alternatives are pretty loathsome. Like, tofurkey? I mean, who thought of that? More like to-fuckery, I can’t do it. So, I’m looking through all of these appetizer recipes and like 90% of them are labeled; World’s Best, The…

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    Holiday Shopping 101: Making it Fun for Everyone

    It’s the most wonderful time of the yeeeaaarrrr! Well, almost but people are definitely already out doing some holiday shopping, myself included and Black Friday is just a couple of weeks out. It can be a stressful time of year but a lot of fun with everyone out looking for that perfect gift for a loved one and getting caught up in the hustle and bustle. It really kills the mood for shoppers and customer service associates when people are out behaving like fools. I post something along these lines every year but here are some things to keep in my mind for a pleasant shopping experience. This might be…

  • Life&Style

    Threshold Flannel Sheets: A Mood

    Before we get to the sheets, I have to vent – what else is new? When I was at Target purchasing said sheets, I overheard a lady tell her friend, Well it could be worse. I hate it when people say this to someone who is having a rough day or complaining about something that seems menial. When did life become a suffering competition? Yea, of course it could be worse but just let someone have their moment to vent, being compassionate is the least someone can do. Everyone’s perception of hardship is different, it’s not a competition. Anyway, I wanted some flannel sheets since there’s snow on the ground…

  • Random

    Dear Diary: The First Snow

    We got our first snow in the Twin Cities last night, well actually it snowed a few days ago as well but didn’t accumulate so I’m not counting it. I love the snow, not as much as when I was a kid and didn’t have to drive in it or shovel it but I still love it. A blanket of fresh snow makes the world look so crisp and sparkly, it’s like instant Christmas. Now I know we have some time before it’s acceptable to crack out the Christmas decor but I am looking forward to so much this winter. Admittedly, I’m a menace on the ice but I like…

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    Dear Diary: Solitude

    It’s November and I have serious beard envy, if I was a male with the ability to grow a beard then I would absolutely do it. Lamenting my beardless woes to my co-worker and she responds; we could do no-shave November. And we could but gross but then also who’s going to see it because I’m single and alone and nobody cares if I shave any part of my body which brings me to today’s topic – being single at 31. AaaaAlllLLL byyyyyy myyySeeelllLffff πŸ˜› Being single and middle-aged (close enough anyway) doesn’t bother me but people in my life have a keen interest in my newfound solitude and suddenly,…

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    A Little Life Update

    Is my life very interesting? Absolutely not but it’s good for a chuckle every once in awhile and I wanted to post today even if it is a bit random πŸ™‚ First off, the Car Shopping Chronicles continue and I have looked at way too many cars in the last few weeks with nothing really feeling like the perfect new vehicle. I had taken a break from car shopping but about a month ago, I was at the grocery store and the power locks on my car don’t work anymore so I leave it open and empty of anything of value. I came out of the grocery store and someone…

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    What’s in My Bag – Super Random Edition

    Have you ever had one of those moments where you pick up your handbag and it feels like there’s a bowling ball in there? Me this morning so I had to do an extensive clear out. I enjoy a little peek into other’s people’s bags because I’m nosy and it’s interesting to see what someone chooses to have with them. I picked five items that I dug out of my bag that are totally random and some (I spared you the roll of aluminum), I don’t even know where they came from πŸ˜› Did I buy this? Did I accidentally steal this? Did I think that I would actually wear…

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    Potlucks & Eating Disorders: Some Food for Thought

    It’s potluck season, we’ve actually had two at work in the last month and as someone who has a bit of an awkward relationship with food, this season can be straight misery. On the outside, the expectation is to be excited about the season of indulging, sharing favorite recipes, exchanging dishes and I enthusiastically play the part. I even share my recipes on here from time to time for others to enjoy. On the inside though it’s more like; fuuuuuccccckkkkkk. Having an eating disorder is something one really keeps to themselves which can be a predicament when partaking in any event that involves food. It’s a curious thing – roughly…

  • 31 Nights of Horror,  Blogtober

    Blogtober Day: XXXI – Final Night of Horror

    Well, here we are, Happy Halloween! I hope that everyone had an amazing month of October and got to partake in some festivities and fun. I totally slacked off this year with watching horror movies, I just wasn’t feeling it for some reason but I think it’s mostly because I was out doing other things this year more than any other. That’s OK too but in an effort to redeem myself, I rounded up 31 of my favourite horror movies and here they are in no particular order! I actually hadn’t seen this movie until just last year, I am not a huge Depp fan but ended up enjoying this…

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    Blogtober Day: XXX – Least Favorite Halloween Candy

    We knew that there would have to be a follow-up to my favorites post from yesterday, this is a round up of candies that I recall loathing as a child or that I associate with The Great Depression (looking at you, Necco Candy Wafers) when sugar and butter and all things delicious were rationed or simply not available. What even is black licorice? Is it molasses with a shot of dirt – because that’s what it tastes like. It stains your teeth, you taste it for the next 24 hours, it has the gritty texture – gag. Can’t stand it. It’s also quite sinister looking, I mean, look at it……