"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.… Continue reading Winter wonderland? Bring a shovel…
"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.
"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… Continue reading Quote of the day: Clowns aren’t funny
"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." -worldaidsday.org, 2006 There is nothing funny about AIDS. Go… Continue reading Quote of the day: World AIDS Day
"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… Continue reading Simple twist of fate
"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… Continue reading Taking chances & clinging to plastic ducks
"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...… Continue reading May your Thanksgiving dinner stay off your thighs
"The funny thing about Thanksgiving, or any huge meal, is that you spend 12 hours shopping for it and then chopping and cooking and braising and blanching. Then it takes 20 minutes to eat it and everybody sort of sits around in a food coma, and then it takes four hours to clean it up."… Continue reading Thanksgiving food coma: A national pastime
It’s the Monday before Thanksgiving and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a... wait a minute. That’s complete bull! I’m stirring - and I’m not talking about the holiday gravy yet. Even with all the early holiday warnings broadcast over radio and television waves, I’ve managed to avoid grabbing the… Continue reading Please stand clear of the turkey, thank you.
"I do want to get married. It's a nice idea. Though I think husbands are like tattoos--you should wait until you come across something you want on your body for the rest of your life instead of just wandering into a tattoo parlor on some idle Sunday and saying, 'I feel like I should have… Continue reading Quote of the day: I was told there’d be cake