Where Has The Time Gone?

It’s been a long journey, but my children are now both finished with elementary school and on to the adventures of middle school! Suddenly, i find myself with more time on my hands, as I am no longer a PTA Mom, but a working Mom with kids in middle school. I’m stoked! I am looking…

Selfies for a Positive Self-Image

Selfies. Although most of us have taken them, they have become a subject of ridicule and scorn. Taking a selfie is often considered vain or selfish, and the internet is there to criticize each and every one. Everyone’s a critic.  But, in a time when we are constantly bombarded with images of celebrities and advertisements,…

Bleys Says Hi

If you know geeks who have pets, there’s a pretty decent chance that you know geeks whose pets are named after characters from a book, comic, television series, or film.  In all actuality, you may even know geeks whose children are named after genre characters (who, me?).  Given this information, it will probably not surprise…

Are You a Hairless Mammal?

It’s summertime again.  Time for beaches and iced tea, BBQ and watermelon, sunscreen and mosquito netting.  Whether you enjoy the heat, or prefer to bask in the chilly air-conditioned confines of the great indoors, it’s hot outside.  I’m certain that you’ve noticed, as have I, that the world of advertising loves summertime.  People, especially young,…

The Trouble With Procrastination…

…and that’s Trouble with a capital T! I am sure it will come as no surprise to many of you that I, like many people out there, would like to write a book.  What might seem surprising is that I am actually about halfway through writing a book for which I have a carefully plotted…

Making Moustaches!

Anyone who has been following fun and popular things to do lately has probably seen that pretend moustaches are a big deal.  Sunglasses come with one attached, pre-glued ones abound, temporary tattoo finger ‘staches, even gold necklaces with jeweled moustache-shaped pendants! I thought I had blogged about the ‘staches I made this summer, and perhaps…

Too Many Socks!

Those of you who have met me have probably heard me say there is no such thing as too many socks.  I happen to love socks, especially if they are brightly colored, whimsical, and extra-long.  I wear socks as if it were still the Eighties – in bright colors, scrunched around the ankle, and often…

My Life is Like a Spiderweb

Here it is, January 2012. Some believe it is the end of the world. Many of us know that the Mayan calendar does not end, but begins again. Does this mean that history is doomed to repeat itself, as the calendar repeats? One thing I have noticed over the past year (from filling out dates…

A Creative Look at Age

I recently celebrated my birthday.  It was a lovely day, shared with friends and family.  As I encountered people during the week leading up to my birthday, I was told repeatedly that it was my twenty-ninth birthday.  I find this to be a very interesting and odd aspect of our society.  We seem to collectively…