Winter wonderland? Bring a shovel…

“Weather is a great metaphor for life – sometimes it’s good, sometimes it’s bad, and there’s nothing much you can do about it but carry an umbrella.” – Terri Guillemets

And sometimes you need to carry a shovel… The snowpocalypse is here. I’m snug inside, with some dairy-free hot coco and a good book….for now. Hope you’re all cuddled-up, too. XOXO

Quote of the day: Damn me to hell

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“Damn me to hell or take me to heaven, but for Gods sake, do it now….”
– Nora Roberts

You want hell? Buckle up, we’re heading to Jersey.

Quote of the day: Clowns aren’t funny

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“To me, clowns aren’t funny. In fact, they’re kinda scary. I’ve wondered where this started, and I think it goes back to the time I went to the circus and a clown killed my dad.”

– Jack Handey, Deep Thoughts

FYI: I have a SERIOUS clown phobia thanks to The Headless Horseman Ride and the lovely clowns at that up-state New York establishment. You know what you did. Trick or Treat “fun” my ASS! However, I will definitely be back for more terror fun next year.

Quote of the day: World AIDS Day

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“Ignorance and prejudice are fuelling the spread of a preventable disease.  World AIDS Day, 1 December is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV and AIDS…. [I]t’s up to you, me and us to stop the spread of HIV and end prejudice.”, 2006

There is nothing funny about AIDS. Go out and get tested. Then make everyone you love go out and do the same. Ignorance is not always bliss.

Simple twist of fate

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“He hears the ticking of the clocks
And walks along with a parrot that talks
Hunts her down by the waterfront docks where the sailers all come in
Maybe she’ll pick him out again how long must he wait?
One more time for a simple twist of fate.”

– Bob Dylan

I like this song a lot. In fact I’m listening to it right now. What’s not to love about a man who has a one night stand with a woman he stalks and then continues to hunt her ass down by the docks? It’s a love story really. Although a simple trip to the courthouse could solve her problems. Just sayin’.

Taking chances & clinging to plastic ducks

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“Taking one’s chances is like taking a bath, because sometimes you end up feeling comfortable and warm, and sometimes there is something terrible lurking around that you cannot see until it is too late and you can do nothing else but scream and cling to a plastic duck.”

— Lemony Snicket

If this quote has left you scratching your head, it means you probably aren’t taking enough chances. Go on and live dangerously today. But remember to bring your rubber ducky. Just in case.

May your Thanksgiving dinner stay off your thighs

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“May your stuffing be tasty
May your turkey plump,
May your potatoes and gravy
Have nary a lump.
May your yams be delicious
And your pies take the prize,
And may your Thanksgiving dinner
Stay off your thighs!”

– Owen K. Lorion

And when all else fails you could exercise. Or drink more and not care… like me. Either way, HAPPY TURKEY DAY! There won’t be a post tomorrow or Friday, but I’ll see you sugar dumplings back here on CYBER MONDAY! Fo’ Sho.