The election was yesterday so let’s ignore that and talk about books. These have all been read in the past month/month and a half, and I really went after the Halloween vibe. So aside from the first one, this list trends a little darker than normal. Very Nice by Marcy DermanskyA nice, soapy summer read. […]

Smell the Cake

Targeted ads are devious, underhanded, and incredibly effective. Maybe they only work on the simple-minded, but if that is the case then it’s time I come to terms with my mental capacity. Because despite knowing exactly what happens when you click on one of them, I regularly fall victim to Instagram ads. Like, far more […]

The Family Photo

The air is getting crisp, those weird cinnamon brooms are in Trader Joe’s again, which can only mean one thing: that time of year is fast approaching…………… Time for the family photo. Every year I force everyone to sit down and take one “nice” family picture. My husband calls it The Day of Tears. More […]


I think. It’s been almost two years. A while ago WordPress did something weird and I couldn’t figure out how to post. I lost my password. I tried another host and tried to make things look fancier. It didn’t really fly. I gave up. My blogging life was part of the past. Then a few […]

More podcasts

It has come to my attention lately that I may listen to podcasts more often than the average person. There are a few reasons I like podcasts: They are free There are a million of them You can do them while you do any number of other activities They are free I have earphones in […]

An Ode to Mark Bittman

Spike and I have similar taste in cuisine. Can we just take a second to say thank you to Mark Bittman for his Kitchen Express? I used this cookbook back in…San Francisco, Kentucky, I don’t even remember…it got lost in one of the many moves, I gave myself 2 years to find it, it never […]

Recent Reads

Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng Don’t mind the chewed corner. Found this book in the Little Free Library around the corner from our house. I love those things. I read the back, thought, “This should be an easy read”, and went into it expecting a sort of in the Ruth Ware/Gilly MacMillan genre. […]

I built a website

A different one, obviously, than this one. It’s a swimming website but pretty much designed for anyone who can kind of swim. Feel free to check it out here.


Staying at home has turned me into a connoisseur of political podcasts. I think because at times being home can seem isolating, I feel an almost compulsive need to stay in touch with what is happening in the world. But two weeks ago I hit an inflection point. Domestic politics got too depressing, I had […]