April Means Taxes

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April.  Tax time.  April 15th, today – is it.  Blargh. I can honestly say I have never met anyone who expressed to me their happiness to pay taxes.  Most people complain about taxes, about the government charging them taxes, so…

Five Questions

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It’s time for…. FIVE QUESTIONS! Yes, I normally do this on Facebook.  Get over it. Okay!  So – here we go: Puffy Cheetos or Crunchy Cheetos? Wireless Mouse or Wired Mouse? Honey or Sugar? Captain America or The Winter Soldier?…

Pathfinder

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I’ve been visiting a game store recently.  As such, I have found myself craving to play certain games, try new things. When I was a teenager (and beyond), my friends would descend upon my (or my mom’s) house and we…

Security Blankets

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I think we all have some kind of security blanket, whether it’s an actual blanket, a familiar place, a person, a book – something-one-place-thing where we go to rest and recharge, where we know we are safe. I was trying…

Spring Cleaning

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I was staring at my desk and I suddenly felt claustrophobic. Pretty sure my home office needs a thorough spring cleaning. Hell, my house needs a spring cleaning. My life might, too. Just toss all the crap dragging me down…

Asshole-ery

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Several people have told me I need to be more confident and assertive. When I hear this, my brain goes to ‘you need to be an asshole’. I know the two are not the same, yet in my personal life,…

Undercooked Fries

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Don’t you hate it when you buy French Fries, and you get a lot that are undercooked, and some that are way overcooked? And then it becomes a metaphor for the rest of your week? Everything is either underformed, or…

On Being in Locus

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I’m thrilled to be part of a Locus Spotlight about SF Signal!  The article appears in the March issue of the magazine, but is also available online. The interview featured questions for myself, John DeNardo and JP Frantz, all about…

$12 Movie Tickets

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My ‘local’ AMC Movie Theater has had a complete overhaul and is now called an ‘AMC Dine-In Experience’ or some such. Features include: Big, comfy chairs that recline Tables in front of your seats Dine-In service (waitstaff takes your food…

I’ve been away

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So. I’ve been away.  You may have noticed.  Or not. Either way, I’m back.  For the entire month of April. What’s that, you ask?  Well, I’ve decided to do an experiment.  I am going to blog every day in April. …

Daylight Savings

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*alarm goes off* *turns it OFF* *rolls over* *says ‘Ack!’ as cold, wet cat nose touches my nose* *rolls over again* *tries to ignore LOUD purring* *opens one eye and looks at darkened window – Brain: You’ve got plenty of…

Friday Flick: Big Trouble In Little China

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Official Description: Directed by thrill master John Carpenter, this edge-of-your seat adventure stars Kurt Russell as Jack Burton, a tough-talking, wisecracking truck driver whose hum-drum life on the road takes a sudden supernatural tailspin when his best friend’s fiancee is…