Review: “Much Ado About Nothing” is Definitely Something

I’m a Shakespeare nerd and proud of it. I first read Hamlet in fourth grade and made a model of The Globe in sixth. I was lucky enough to be cast as Beatrice in a local production of Much Ado About Nothing a couple summers ago. It turned out to be a cursed production and was cancelled when we couldn’t replace actors who had to drop, but being able to be Beatrice for the read through and few rehearsals we held was pure joy.  Read More Review: “Much Ado About Nothing” is Definitely Something

World Building with Legos

Urban fantasy happens to be one of my favorite genres because of the possibilities you can do with it. I’ve always loved the idea of centaurs having street gangs patrolling New York City, a mermaid bar tending in New Orleans or mages stuck doing tech support. Read More World Building with Legos

Weekly Anime Review

Chihaya continues with a breathless episode that seems way shorter than it is. The show should end soon because there isn’t enough manga material to take it into future seasons. Seisui no Gargantia is becoming a bit of a joke, I think. Majestic Prince had more info dump and the Yamato make new friends that don’t last very long. Read More Weekly Anime Review

So, You Have a Question About My Choice of International Adoption

I tend to be pretty polite when people ask me about international adoption. I assume that people are eager to learn, and I’m flattered that they are interested in my children and choices. However, there are some questions that I know are just plain lazy, or ignorantly combative. Read More So, You Have a Question About My Choice of International Adoption

Ask UfYH: Mattresses are Gross

Q: How do I get a pee stain out of a mattress? There isn’t a smell, but there is a stain. Things I have done: put high strength peroxide on it and cleaned it with my mix of hydrogen peroxide, baking soda and Dawn, which de-yellows white shirts but will not de-pee my mattress.

Q: How do you get cat pee smell out of a mattress?

Q: I’m giving my mattress and bed frame to a family member, but would like to know if there’s a way to get menstrual stains out the mattress first.

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30 Years of Music: 2012

2012 is very recent history, yes, but let’s pretend that this installment of 30 Years of Music is better than all the “Best Of” posts you saw last December and January. We’ve got indie hip-hop, dance party gems, and worry not, a fair amount of guitar too.

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