1920’s Murder Mystery Party Part 1: The Making of A Speakeasy

This past year I decided to throw a Halloween party, and here we are, in January, talking about it.I'm nothing if not prompt.How to throw an epic and ridiculously fun Murder Mystery Party for your friendsĀ (you know you want to):I bought my game from Dinner and a Murder. I purchased the PDF version for download … Continue reading 1920’s Murder Mystery Party Part 1: The Making of A Speakeasy

Blather: Under the Influence of Herbal Tea

Hola friends!that's me, on the right, pre-quesadillaOh little blog, I haven't seen you're blinking face for some time now. What can I tell you? The days blur together. The weather hits 100 and then sinks back to 75, reflecting my general confusion about life. Is it fall? Is it summer? Why do I have a … Continue reading Blather: Under the Influence of Herbal Tea

What I’ve Been Up To: A Groupie Desk

"One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries." -A. A. MilneLet's talk about house and home stuff shall we? It's Friday night. Derrick is back (yay!) but only in body (boo!) because he's busy using his brain to study for a Professional Something test (I listen well don't … Continue reading What I’ve Been Up To: A Groupie Desk

Cherry Red Delicious On A Hot June Day

Red globes of juicy yummy hanging from a tree that buzzes alive with drunken flies and sneaky pincer bugs. Two boys in baseball hats, moving forward, closer. The spawn of best friends, arranged friendship. The cycle of life continues as they goof around on the same grass their mothers trampled when the world was younger … Continue reading Cherry Red Delicious On A Hot June Day

A Fourth Grade Thought Dispelled

A simple choice is not so simple.Remember those Choose Your Own Adventure books? I always cheated.Here I am now, almost thirty and there's no flipping back the pages. So, I don't think about it.In those books there were no regular outcomes, no everyday living. Mostly you were poisoned, or robbed...the wrong choice. Be famous or … Continue reading A Fourth Grade Thought Dispelled

Regarding Socks and Monkeys

Has anyone else noticed a sock monkey revival? They're all around me. I got a baby shower e-vite today that had a sock monkey on it. He was waving, and he really wanted people to know "IT'S A BOY!".I see sock monkeys in stores now. They cost about 15 dollars, and I'm pretty sure they're … Continue reading Regarding Socks and Monkeys