Friday, December 12, 2014

Holiday Ramblings

Remember when the holidays were a joyful, magical time of sparkles and glitter? When the biggest decision of your day was to have a candy cane or a cookie? Have both! It's Christmas!

But something happens when you get older. When you peek behind the curtain and see who's pulling the lever. When you see how the sausage is made.

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Mix Tape Shuffle: Holiday Music Edition

It's that time again! Mix Tape Shuffle time, and in honor of this fine holiday season, Marisa and I (and a few of our esteemed friends who decided to join the fun) decided to talk holiday music.

Love it or hate it, you'll find it everywhere you go. In your car, it's on the radio. Kids come home from school and they're singing Rudolph. God forbid you enter a store, it will slam into you bodily and force you to sing along.

Monday, November 24, 2014

For this I bought slacks

My sister is rocking the slacks; I'm in
the granny squares dress.
I have two basic states of dress: casual and fancy. Throughout life, you could find me in jeans and sweats or dresses and skirts (usually too short or too tight if you found me during my teens, but that's another story). I never really have been a fan of dress pants. You know, trousers. Or as mom always called them, slacks.

When I was a kid, I remember my mom wearing a rainbow of polyester slacks. She had them in all colors, and they came with the front crease sewn in like piping. They were pull on.

It was the 70s.

Friday, November 21, 2014

The Writing Life

I have a confession to make—I've been a horrible writer lately. I've been deep in the consuming phase of the process and not so interested in creating. From binge-watching various TV series on Netflix (Sons of Anarchy, The Killing, American Horror Story) to reading voraciously (recent genres include romance, witches and a few Stephen King titles for good measure), listening to podcasts (anyone else completely smitten with Serial!?) and new music (Rancid and the Foo Fighters!? It's like Christmas).

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Campfire Ladies: Mix Tape Shuffle

Here's the thing with mix tapes versus playlists: mixtapes are meant to be listened to from end to end. There is no shuffle in a mix tape.

The other day I had this epiphany while listening to Pink Floyd's "The Wall"—can you even imagine putting that CD on shuffle?

I'll give you a moment to compose yourself.