Ho frickin ho, y’all.
Break out the ‘nog.
Q: I’m going to be hosting a bunch of people for Christmas for the first time, and I’m kind of freaking out about how I’m going to get/keep everything clean. My house is pretty clean to start with, but with all of the cooking and extra people, is there anything I should do to stay […]
It may not be random, but it’s relevant.
Listen. I’m not one to ever come out against presents. I love sea turtle calendars just as much, if not more than the average person, but I really need society to get the hell away from me with this whole “let’s be jolly” thing.
I used to love the holidays. Christmas was my second favorite celebration next to my birthday. I enjoyed getting together with my grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins. My parents and I would make the trek to my grandparents’ farm around the 20th or 21st and we would stay through the 28th or so. My mind gets […]
Q: I’m hosting Christmas dinner for the first time ever this year. I think I’m pretty well prepared, but my mother always manages to say something nasty to me about how clean (or, according to her, how unclean) my house is, and I end up in tears every time she visits. What’s the best way […]
Oh, dearies, it was another week of fuckery in the world. Between Rolling Stone throwing a source under the bus when inconsistencies rose in her story (cue gloating from the “false accusations!!1!” crowd), a misguided storyline on The Newsroom, and the usual assortment of random awfulness, it’s hard to see the good news. Of which there’s a […]
[Original publication date: Dec. 20, 2013] Dear Mom, I know it’s been too long since we talked.
Who doesn’t love random holidays? Waffle Day, Ice Cream Day, Hug a Tree Day — there are thousands of little holidays like this that happen throughout the year, but how can a person keep up? I’d gladly support National Champagne Day if I knew it was happening (it’s December 1) and National Cream-Filled Doughnut Day (September […]
As of this moment, there are six sleeps to go. That is, until Hogswatch is upon us. Stockings full of little gifts. No lumps of coal this year. Hogswatch pyjamas and Hogfather hats. Desperation to keep stress under control.
Dear Mom, I know it’s been too long since we talked.
I walked out to my garage, eagerly trailed by my ever curious dogs. What’s happening? Are we going to miss something important? As I opened my car to put my belongings inside, the dogs looked at me expectantly. Apparently, to a dog, an open car door can mean only one thing. The dogs looked at […]
Sleepy Hollow is not only my new favorite show of the season but my new favorite show in a long time. The cast is fantastic, the writing is engaging if breathless, the effects are creepy, and the stories are fun, weird, and off the wall. The writers play fast and loose with American history while […]
My wife’s family and my own are polar opposites when it comes to gift giving and special occasions. My family believes it’s not the cost when it comes to gift giving, but the thought and effort put into it. On the other hand, my wife’s family is more concerned with being there with said family […]