Friday, January 29, 2010

Cookies That Don't Cause Itching and More!

My cousin-in-law-in-law has started a blog about what inspires her, everything from design to her son and gluten-free cookie recipes. The cookies are very inspiring and I think that's why I'm featuring the blog.

FRESH beckett. Read and enjoy.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Speaking of Tags....

Every post in this blog is now properly tagged. There's a little tag cloud on the page and everything, so the posts can be perused according to the overall subject.

Yes, it took a while. You're welcome.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

I Love The Smell Of Marker In The Morning

I got tagged today. No, really, I was walking down the street and a guy came up to me with a Sharpie, and wrote something on my head. When I tried to protest that he was invading my personal space, he wrote something else.

When I stopped off for coffee, I saw the markings of my ink-happy assailant on the barista and several of the patrons.

GRUMPY was scrawled on the boy who handed me a cup of latte. PIMPLES was also written across his cheek. I thought it best not to ask him to read my tags in case he wanted me to reciprocate.

I couldn't find anyone with less insulting tags, so I looked in the side mirror of a car that had ROAD-HOGGING DEATH MACHINE spray-painted on it and saw what the psycho thought of me.

It read ETTENURB in block letters. Not even a note of my new blonde highlights! Dismayed, I saw I'd been given a mustache of ink, which appeared to spell out YSOIN.

Ysoin? I'll give him Ysoin!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

One Year Of Awesome

It doesn't matter what you think because my President is a fucking Jedi.

Thank you, President Obama, for encouraging everyone to get a mop, and for not quitting once you saw the mess you were handed.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Back That Thing Up

Did you know Blogger blogs can now be exported?

Say...for backup purposes?

Yes. is some sort of alternate-reality Blogger dashboard where you can click on Settings, then right there at the top of the screen on the basic tab are options to import, export or (*gasp*) delete your blog.


You get an xml file, with everything--comments, layout, EVERYTHING (she says in her best Gary Oldman). The file can even be imported into other blogs, which is the kind of spiffiness I would have liked eight years ago. In my day, you had to save these things POST BY POST.

I backed up this blog, and it was easy. This entire blog comes in under 5MB. Wow.  Such a drop in the digital bucket.

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

In In Ur Studio, Answerin Ur Questions

In response to my earlier Ask Me Anything post, I got a question from Twitter buddy and fellow Bronxite Sean (aka Jersey2Bronx) who played James Lipton and asked the 10 questions I've both avoided and answered in the past, depending on the direction of the wind.

I forget my old answers so here are 10 fresh answers for 2010!

1. What is your favorite word?


2. What is your least favorite word?


3. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?

Clear skies and music.

4. What turns you off?


5. What is your favorite curse word?

Martha's bucket!

6. What sound or noise do you love?

Pawpads coming toward me.

7. What sound or noise do you hate?


8. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?


9. What profession would you not like to do?


10. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?

"The pool table's over there, under all the cats, where the dogs are sleeping."

Thanks Sean (aka Jersey2Bronx), hope these weren't too vanilla!

Saturday, January 02, 2010

Ask Me Anything!

Yes, that's right, I'm tired of all the thankless thinking and writing, I want to hear from you!

It's a new year, and I have only two posts scheduled. So ask away! I'll put the questions and answers in a post as they come in and I answer them. The really good questions may get posts with long answers all to themselves!

It can be about anything, hence the word anything in the subject line.



Friday, January 01, 2010

According to the Gregorian Calendar, It's A New Year.

Happy 2010!