Instead of remaking movies

While watching movies from my personal Halloween playlist, it occurs to me that I need to compile a list of movies that would be vastly improved by eliminating the soundtrack and replacing it with something that actually enhances the movie. I have two for the list already: Ghost Story Ladyhawke It’s not a big enough […]

Kinky lightbulb realization

I was this many years old when I realized that the literary/movie/TV trope about vampire bite victims/partners orgasming during bloodletting is a romanticised version of autoerotic asphyxiation.

Even better than flying toasters

When the husband wanders off for a distraction free phone call, I pause whatever we’re watching in out rare hour of together while awake and not too busy time. With the pause, comes the screensaver. I love the Roku pink and purple movie iconography screensaver that feels like being inside a rotating image lamp. They […]

Probably not

“I’m going to participate in NaNoWriMo. You should do it too so we can be accountability partners.” Why can’t it be something effortless, like No Shave November? Except, not that because I don’t make a good Sasquatch.

My dog is strange and unusual

My dog has a few behavioral quirks. She collects kitchen utensils and silverware if they are drying on the counter or soaking in the sink. She buries silverware in the couch cushions. Knows what “sit” means, but only does it when she sees a reward In your hand. Out of control happiness jumping and licking […]

Don’t drink alone

At least one weekend a month, the husband is away on a scout or work trip. A few weeks ago, his away weekend coincided with all of the children being on adventures of their own. Home alone with no transportation, I read all day and overindulged in the evening. Instead of passing out like a […]

Amazon Prime reading

I cancelled Kindle unlimited because I couldn’t justify the expense. Then, I tried the books that are free if you have Amazon Prime since the husband is a Prime member. Most of the Prime books were the first in a series, but they were complete stories if you focused on the main plot and ignored […]

Good hearts

‘Do you like your child’s SO?’ I’m asked this question with surprising regularity and it still surprises me. If the person my child is seeing is making them both happy, that’s as deep as I need to think about it. It’s their relationship. When the SO willingly makes a website for my child’s cat, with […]

Dark, white, bright, line dry

A small part of our family oddness is explained by the reminder that we once had five children living in this 1 1/2 bath house with the world’s tiniest hot water heater tank. To keep the washer and dryer running whenever someone wasn’t bathing, it was more efficient to have separately colored laundry baskets where […]

Beyond the usual creepy weirdness

On October first, the big off-brand Rubbermaid style buckets get dragged up from the basement so that the children can scatter bats and skulls and assorted Halloween decorations all over the house. When November arrives and it is time to pack it away, a few favorites will become part of the permanent house decor. We’re […]