In Which I Confess My Guiltiest Pleasures …

Men Without Hats’ first album. “Safety Dance” is awesome, but there’s a whole lot of fun stuff on that LP. Naked and Afraid. I would never in one trillion years go on that show, but I can binge watch it like crazy. I lost entire weekends last year to Naked and Afraid XL. Thongor books. I don’t know which I love more … Lin Carter’s barbarian hero, or the completely homoerotic descriptions of his body. Wait –  yes, I do know which I love more. Facebook hate.…

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In Which I Wonder Why Humans Are So Dumb – by Grits the Cat

I am only clawing this carpeted post because you are watching. And because it pleases me to make you think I am enjoying some store-bought pet thing and not your leather-upholstered couch, which I will get to the minute you start watching Judge Judy. Yelling at me only makes me want to scratch the leather-upholstered couch in direct proportion to how loud you yell. You don’t need to know how hungry I actually am. Just put it in the bowl and walk away slowly. You don’t…

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In Which I Voyage Through My Atlas of Stevie Nicks

“Sara” reminds me of our 2-bedroom apartment in Raleigh, staring out the metal framed windows on rainy afternoons waiting for Dad to come home. “Wild Heart” brings back the tiny loft apartment I stayed in one summer home from college, where I had no over or stove only a hot plate. “If Anyone Falls”  reminds me of the burnt orange shag carpet in the living room, where I watched USA’s “Night Flight” for videos, since we didn’t have MTV. “Sometimes It’s A Bitch” brings back the…

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In Which I Ponder About Dinosaurs

Dinosaurs have always been one of my top three favorite things. I will see almost anything with dinosaurs. This means I sit through a lot of bad movies and TV shows. The first book I wrote (age 5) was simply 10-notebook pages stapled together composed of pretty much word-for-word plagiarism of the dinosaur entries from the Childcraft Encyclopedia. I apologize for my part in the extinction of encyclopedias. Dinosaurs are now our gasoline. This makes me sad, that I am making exhaust out of a triceratops. On the…

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In Which I Think About Doctor Who

My first Doctor was Tom Baker. I watched episodes on PBS and my eighth-grade self was stunned that the lead character on a TV show could  be replaced by another actor. Clearly, I had forgotten Darren Stephens. My favorite Doctor is Five, but in the Big Finish audios, it tends to be Six. I loved Five and his crew. As my parents’ marriage fell apart during my teen years the Doctor, Tegan, Nyssa and Adric became my escape family. If I had the TARDIS for one day,…

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To Boldly Blog Where Lots Of Blogs Have Blogged Before …

Things I Think About When Reading Old School Star Trek Books If  outer space doesn’t look like these 1970’s painted covers, I’m not sure I’m interested in going. I like the idea of being a “friend of Star Trek” even more than being a fan. Being a Trekkie in the 70s WAS like being in a fun, friendly cult. Without all the Kool-Aid and going clear. I was always a Trekkie, not a Trekker, much to the dismay of my Trekker friends. It felt like Trekkies were so…

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A Roll of the Dice

Now, my momma always told me, “If you can’t say something nice … come sit next to me.” No, no no, that was Claree in Steel Magnolias. I try not to be too snarky online, because A) everyone already is and B) once it’s online, it is forever. However, my recent foray back into the world of role-playing games left me wielding a +3 Sword of Biting Snarkiness …

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