Printer Error

It’s prose, and not an actual story about my printer.  Just something I thought of while I was at work one day in December, and am just getting around to putting it down.

I don’t even own a printer… Read more of this post

A Blog a Day…

No, that’s not me going for a blog a day goal.  I don’t feel I have that much to say honestly, or at least not that much that should be shared.  I’m not consistent enough to do so anyway.  It’s more of an expression like “An apple a day keeps the doctor away,” but in this case it’s more like “a blog a day keeps the psychiatrist at bay.”

I don’t expect I’ll ever getting around to eating an apple every day, but I do enjoy one occasionally for a more healthy sweet treat.  Conversely, I don’t blog every day, but when I do I find it therapeutic.  At least I do when I have real life things to talk about that are causing me distress. Read more of this post

Jenny Trout’s Splendiferous Fifty Shades of Grey Recaps

Jenny Trout’s Splendiferous Fifty Shades of Grey Recaps. Had to stop at “hates blondes more than Anita Blake does.” That was just fricken awesome! Really anyone that wants a totally snarkelicious review of the 50 shades books needs to check this lady out!

Rewarding Loyalty: 1NS

Well, I’m sure a lot of you thought I fell off the face of the Earth!  I took a gander at my site stats for last year and my cable car only needed 8 trips! I think I could count the number of posts on both my hands, which is sad.  So, I’m resolving to come back, with less bitching, and more rewards for my favorite people!  How, you may ask? Well with yummy writing!  You’ve been hearing me talking about being a writer, writing stories, getting characters right, being inspired by stuff to think up new plot ideas, but in the end, only a select few that know the password have gotten to actually see what I’ve done.  Last year, even they didn’t get any.  I’ve been a stingy little….

So, I want to give you all something to enjoy!  For those of you not familiar with my work though, you get one warning: it’s not for everyone.  If you’re not mature enough to say “penis” without giggling, for the love of God read my stuff! I mean, no! Don’t! Don’t read my stuff!  But seriously, I tend to swim in the gutter at times (all the time), so if you are squeamish about sex you may not want to read my stuff on principal. The rest of you freaks my feel welcome to read it and tear it down.

So, without further ado I give to you the first part of 1NS. Read more of this post

What do I see In You.

Meal ticket,money, sex, security.
They don’t make sense to me.
They don’t make my heart stop
Not like the sight of you.
I love you for your boyish grin,
For that cocky smile when you know you’ve won.
I love how you spontaneously light up at the sight of me
Fresh from bed, wearing sweats
I love how you need me most when you feel your worst,
How you teach me to be stronger when I’m not at my best.
I love how we tell each other
How much we don’t hate the other
With so much tenderness in our voices.
I love how you get mad when I buy make-up
Because you want me without any artifice.
I love how you notice when I meet a goal
And though you play it down in front of me
You show off what I do to others.
I love how you try to hide how tender you can be
But let me see a glimpse of it now and then
I love how you care so much
Though you don’t show it too well sometimes
I love what I see
I love what I see in you

Traumatic Cookies

It hit me today how traumatic just making cookies has become for me.  Not traumatic as in they remind me of abuse, but that the thought of making them makes me unbearably sad.  They shouldn’t.  I love to make cookies from scratch.  I use a modified version of my mother’s recipe that we worked out years ago over the phone so that I’d get them just the way I like them.  I’ve since been making this recipe so much that I could very nearly make it with my eyes closed.  I love having to guard the bowl from my little ankle biters, then sneaking a little cookie dough when they aren’t looking, knowing that when it was my mom, she had five kids, their friends, and my father to keep away from the cookie dough.  It’s no wonder that my recipe yields more cookies than hers said it would, I don’t more than half a dozen mouths to fight off.  I love pulling them out, letting them cool a little, then scarfing down three while they’re still warm and the chocolate still melted.  I love taking them to family get togethers and sharing them, coming home with nothing (don’t worry, I try to save enough dough at home to make another dozen).  But it’s taking them to share with family that’s caused my problem. Read more of this post

The Magic Spreadsheet and Open Office!

Okay,  just a warning, this post seems to be full of links.  Feel free to click ones that catch your fancy, or just ignore them as I try to clumsily explain them, either way.  Now I know what you are thinking, but I swear, I’ve been writing off and on, I’m just not using WordPress as my personal word processor anymore.  Used to be, it was the only ‘program’ that I could get both a spell check and a word count since I don’t have Microsoft word, nor do I have the money to buy the overpriced office suite it comes with.  No problems though, I found something better!  I will be posting some of my writing on here, eventually.  For the most part though, I’ve been keeping my work safely wrapped up on a flash drive and my computer. Read more of this post

Spam is getting creative…

Is it just me, or is the spam comments getting more creative? Call me simple, but I get a little bit of entertainment out of reading some of them to see what trick they try to use to make it seem like they’re legit. Two of the four I just blasted could have been, if it hadn’t been for them both being, just vague enough and posted on the same old post. One pretended to have a room mate that was always going on “about this topic” and that they would be sharing the post with them, the other pretended to have a colleague that was doing research on “the same topic” and they treated the spammer to dinner for showing them the post. Again, just vague enough they could go for any post I had, yet story-like enough to pique the writer in me. Besides all that, the grammar was practically flawless!  The post, by the way was Plumbob: the Making.  Anyone out there have an amusing spam story? Write about it in the comments!

Oh My God! YES!YES!YES!

I was perusing Diamond Candle giveaways because I’m in major candle mode, and I came across Peanut Butter and Whine’s Giveaway Blog.  As there were a billion ways to enter her most recent giveaway I started going down the line and making what entry I felt comfortable with.  One entry requires you to comment on one of her other blog posts that weren’t giveaway related (another that you blog about her hehehehe) and I found this Gem, literally! Any red-blooded girl (or guy, I won’t discriminate) that loves earrings, or knows a girl (or guy) that loves earrings should click that link, or click the pic! Remember to put in 0704 in the coupon code for a free pair of $60 Garnet stud earrings! The code is only good till January 28, 2014!  You have to pay for shipping, but seriously, you’re gonna squabble about shipping?  I’m not! And while you’re there, you could check out some of the other earrings, there’s the free pair of Diamond heart studs and Amethyst heart studs both using the 0801 coupon code for them to be free, however I can’t guarantee for how long those are free.

Woot Woot!

Update!!!

 

_01-20-14_803  Got my earrings in the mail Friday and they are FABULOUS!!!

Hope you all enjoy yours as much as I enjoy mine!

Happy New Year

Happy New Year everyone! I’m waiting for the ball to drop here in Iowa, and as I think back on the year I have to say it was the suck…This time last year the family had just put a beloved grandmother in hospice care, then the call that my brother had been found early that morning on the floor, gone.  We lost the grandmother just days later, and my husband and I attended seperate funerals states away.  Then my mother-in-laws diagnosis which has culminated in a very serious surgery that, though she’s recovering from, has left all members of the family beside themselves.  It has finished off with another close family member having a nervous breakdown.

But not everything has been so bad.  My children are growing into stronger young men, my oldest nearly as tall as me now, and catching up quick.  I started playing an online MMO with my other brother and his beautiful wife.  I have met some of the nicest, and most interesting people on the game, and I’m glad to have met them all either through said brother and sister-in-law, or through my husband and our mutual friend.  I am thankful that we more than just make do, though we aren’t rolling in it by any means.  We’re still alive, we’re still together, and mostly happy and healthy.

Considering though, I guess I’ve been a bit out of it this last year.  I’ve been flighty, I’ve been weepy, I’ve been not all there at times.  It’s been a blur on good days, and I won’t even comment on the bad days.

Here’s to a better year with a healthier family, more focus, money, etc.!

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