How the Ogre Does Love Songs

There is never enough music in our house. Neither the Ogre nor I are musicians, so even though we both really love music, it isn’t part of the essential tapestry of our lives the way stories and poems are. But every once in a while, one of us will realize that we need more music, [Read More...]

Thank God for Babel, and Joss Whedon

  The Ogre and I watched The Cabin in the Woods last night, finally, to celebrate the end of a semester that felt like a horror movie. Well, okay, there was often a blond woman screaming into a window facing alligators, so in that sense, it kind of was like a horror movie. Anyway. This [Read More...]

It’s Not a Book Trailer Without a Samurai Sword

So Jen asked me to read some parts of her book for her book trailer, and I was all I knew I had to make it epic to properly thank Jen for including me. I really wanted to feature our backyard alligator Eustace, but I got scared like a little girl when I went to [Read More...]

“Hey, Got Any Grapes?”

So this weekend was my first daughter’s first communion. I’m actually still basking in this weekend, not least among that being the fact that my best friend ever Meaghan (yes that Meg, Sienna’s godmother) came for four (4!!!!!!!!!!!!!) whole days. I can’t express the joy and delight I had in finding that after all these [Read More...]

The Mariner’s Revenge Song

There’s music, and then there’s MUSIC. This is so much the latter that my head is still exploding. This band is so much awesome, with the lyrics and the sound effects and the freakin’ ACCORDION! This is enough to make me happy for at least three weeks. I totally believe whoever said that music is [Read More...]

Sad Blogger Diary

Well my Easter was…hmmm. I was going to tell you about it words, but I decided to do it in GiFs instead cause GIFs make everything better. We had a student over. We like having students over for holidays cause a lot of them don’t go home, but it’s always kinda nerve-wracking for me because…well, [Read More...]

My Dog Ate My Laptop Charger

No really, she did. Let’s just say that my idealistic dog dreams are about as connected with reality as anything idealistic ever is. But then, on the other hand, there’s this, which will actually make you a better person: But only if you apply these lessons you’ve learned herein to your real life. I’m still [Read More...]

“We are doomed to be left behind…”

One of my favorite college professors from UD posted a status update about how her efforts at raising money for Chernobyl poet Lyubov Sirota have fallen far short of her hopes, and how horrible it has made her feel. I confess that I have never heard of Lyubov Sirota until today. I immediately googled her [Read More...]

Filter After the Fact

Yesterday morning I took the kids to the dog park for a picnic lunch. Folly was literally bouncing off the walls, the kids were doing their Lord of the Flies thing, and I was overwhelmed and desperate for a bit of quiet and space to sit and write. So I figured I’d let them play [Read More...]

Frozen Honest Trailer

Y’all know I love Honest Trailers, and I also adore Frozen, so this is the perfect blend of the two. Hilarious, yet accurate: Do you want some exposition, some information through a song? [Read more...]