So Long, Nicky

April 5, 2016 (Tue)



It's been a little over a week since I've learned the news that Nicky has passed away. She was gorgeous, kind, full of warmth and wit, and devastatingly funny. She was one of two writers who updated and maintained a humor blog called We Work For Cheese. Nicky was my friend. I miss her dearly.

The Most Pun-derful Time of the Year

December 24, 2015 (Thu)



Yep, KZ's still got it.

TMI Tuesday #2: The Sweetness of Double Entendres

April 7, 2015 (Tue)



A few days ago, I was browsing the glass counter display at a dessert shop when the friendly young woman working behind the counter asked me if I needed any help. I was having a hard time deciding what I wanted, so I asked her for a recommendation. "If you had a choice between the chocolate frosted brownie and the chocolate almond brownie, which one would you choose?" "The chocolate almond brownie all the way." she said. "The chocolate frosted brownie has a cream frosting, which isn't really my thing. I would always choose the chocolate almond. I like nuts." Our eyes happened to meet at that moment, and she immediately fell silent as we shared the briefest ...

Suffering from a Lack of Life

January 12, 2015 (Mon)



Often times when I'm alone with my own thoughts, I find it hard to relax and just enjoy my free time without feeling guilty that I'm not doing something more constructive with my life. It must be residual guilt from my younger days as a student. Don't get me wrong, I find plenty of time to waste my time. I play an excess of video games, I watch hours of YouTube, I shop online for deals on paintball gear, and I browse Reddit like it's a second job. There are plenty of things I enjoy doing when I find some quiet time, but they all inspire this pervasive sense of guilt within me for not doing more with my life.

The Insistence of Faith (Conversation with God Continued)

January 10, 2015 (Sat)



GOD: You fault me for my lack of intervention?

KEVIN: Of course.

GOD: Just a moment ago, you told me that God should let His children live their own lives.

KEVIN: In an ideal universe, even the most aloof and irresponsible deity would take at least some measures to stop his children from hating and killing each other...

Prompt: "Travel"

January 9, 2015 (Fri)



Ok, so tonight's prompt is "travel". This prompt kinda works because I've been rewatching the Lord of the Rings trilogy again, now that I got my trusty husband who can explain all the crap I missed the first time through, and Frodo "travels" quite a long way to get rid of the ring. Since me and Kevin don't really travel to places very much, because we are boring, cheap people, I'll just live vicariously through the Fellowship and write about their journey. The more I think of it, the more it seems like the Hobbits kinda got fucked in the Lord of the Rings Trilogy. I mean, a ring was given to each of the races, right? Except the Hobbits. They got nothing. Either ...

The Sweetness of Holiday Snark

January 8, 2015 (Thu)



Last December, Diana and I held a Christmas party at our house. There was food, and drink, and a whole lot of merry-making, but the main attraction of the night was the gingerbread house competition. There were five teams in contention, and those of us who didn't participate took a vote on our favorite submission.