Monday, May 30, 2016

‘Friends Without Benefits’, a Book Review

               This is my fourth Penny Reid novel, and I appreciate how she adds depth to story lines and to main characters. Her books do not settle for having either of those key story elements be dumb and two-dimensional.


Monday, May 23, 2016

'Thirty-Two Going on Spinster', a Book Review

I’ve recently finished reading the novel Thirty-Two Going on Spinster, about a thirty-something self-proclaimed “spinster” named Julie who keeps living in the apartment in her parents’ basement for ten years after college graduation, working the same corporate assistant job she doesn’t like, reworking mathematical formulas and gossiping on the smokers’ balcony with her work friend Brown.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Photos and the Future

When I date someone, I like to have very few photos of us together, especially on social media. 
In this post, I go on to mention redheads, dancers, a cat and Beyoncé

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Stand-Up Comics I Love

 I need laughter & find the craft of comedy to be fascinating, can not get enough. So here's a disorganized list of talented, funny people I seek out online when I get an itch on my funny bone.

Dave Attell. -  He's so talented, man. He's one of the comics I love. 2014 DVD Road Work,  Hey, Your Mouth's Not Pregnant and the special that made me a fan of his, a Comedy Central show

Jim Gaffigan. - Gaffigan on Comedy Showcase, making me a fan for life. Mr. Universe, Jim Gaffigan Show.  

Friday, March 11, 2016

"Mint Green Polo", a Writing Exercise

              "I had thought, fiercely believed, sniffled, shouted and pushed, kissed, groped, slaked, baked, yearned and sacrificed and oh, look! Look at the couples, some visibly nervous, some smiling, and one particular groom with what must have been a death wish because there, in his beloved mint green polo, was Kev..."

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

A Wedding, a Grudge & Miss Havisham.

So one of those aforementioned ex-friends is getting married this year. Let's call her Goldie.

I knew it was coming, since I've met her fiance and he's a fantastic match for her, blah blah, but...still, it's quite the moment when you hear about a major upcoming event in the life of someone you used to care about very much who is now a stranger. You can be struck by a memory or two without any preparation. It makes me wish I weren't sentimental. By the way, I don't have many ex-pals but to you, dear readers, I've spoken at length about one and mentioned one or two more. Some of them I went to school with for ages, so our history, good and bad, is now ancient but still profound, and Goldie is one of those people.