Category Archives: Geekiness

The alien Santa story

Last week, my daughters asked me to make up a story instead of reading them a book at bedtime. Just for something different, and because we’d just watched the Adam Sandler movie Bedtime Stories. Since I’d already been chasing plot bunnies around (I’m planning on submitting a story to a winter anthology), I agreed. So I wrangled a plot bunny and put a story together for them.

Of course, since it was me telling this tale, I told them a story about an alien who lands on Earth because he was running away from bad aliens and dresses up as Santa to blend in. (He landed on Earth sometime around Christmas. I mean, winter/seasonal anthology, right? :P)

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Domain issues, long writing breaks, and zombie birthday cakes

Holy hell, you guys, I’m so sorry for disappearing like that. I hadn’t meant to not blog for so long, but I was focusing on jewelry (and summer vacation with the kids) and time just got away from me.

You may have noticed that my blog actually disappeared for a while there. That’s because I forgot to renew domain mapping with WordPress (I hadn’t set it to auto-renew), and my well-intentioned tomorrow in “I’ll renew it tomorrow” ended up being three weeks later. So my sincere apologies for my literal blogging disappearance. It’s all fixed now. And I’m back with A LOT of things to catch up on. (So. Many. Book. Reviews. OMG.) I also have to get back into writing in general, but that’s a different story entirely.

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Reading Rainbow resurrected

Also, I like alliteration.

Remember Reading Rainbow? That show that introduced books and the awesomeness of reading, hosted by Geordi La Forge? Sure you do :P.

Anyway. You may have noticed the huge kerfuffle online the last couple days about Reading Rainbow. As in, Geordi La Forge LeVar Burton wants to bring it back (albeit not as a TV show), but instead as a classroom supplement and a web-based program (it’s already an iPad app). There’s currently a Kickstarter campaign to make this happen. (And since it hit its goal on the first day, it will happen.)

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2013 in review

Can you believe it’s the end of the year already? I just got used to writing “2013” on things! (Kidding.) (Sort of.)

But since I’m not a Time Lord (damn it anyway), I have to acknowledge that it’s the end of 2013. What have you done this past year? Anything you’re proud of? Anything you’re not proud of and would rather forget? (Can you tell me what that thing was, because I like knowing these things?)

For me, my year was generally low-key boring. But maybe that’s because I can’t really remember what I did this year (darn that mommy brain). Here’s a recap of the major events:

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Merry Yulemas Hanuzaa

…and Happy Festivus to the rest of us!

Unless you’ve been living under a rock without WiFi, you’ll know that it’s Christmas Eve. That day of horrible, horrible last-minute shopping and the start of ALL THE EATING. (I never want to step on a scale until about February. You know how it goes.)

Anyway. Around this time of year, every year, there’s some sort of controversy between the “Merry Christmas” and the “Happy Holidays/Season’s Greetings/everything else you could say” people (or maybe it’s just the people I know/places I visit).

Am I the only one who keeps hearing “Jesus is the reason for the season!”? (Yes, that has TWO punctuation marks.)

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