How About an Old Fashioned Blog Christmas Countdown?

Photo by Kristina Paukshtite on Pexels.com You know what 2020 needs? It needs a throwback to the heyday of blogging of a decade ago. Let's pretend I'm in my twenties, no kids, with a head full of steam and dreams of going viral on the Internet. Each day on my blog, I'll review holiday snacks … Continue reading How About an Old Fashioned Blog Christmas Countdown?

Christmas Guest

I've learned this. Grief is a guest. It's easy to treat it as an unwanted guest -- to leave it unattended in the other room, to not even ask if it wants a soda or anything. Don't be a jerk to grief. Go in there, sit down with it, get it a damn soda. Be … Continue reading Christmas Guest

I Met Santa

Guys, I met Santa. Of course I've met him many times in my life between the ages of two and ten, at malls, on firetrucks, and maybe during a random appearance at a bank. And then I stopped meeting Santa. And I stopped trick-or-treating. And I stopped hearing the voices that all my action figures … Continue reading I Met Santa

A Celebration of Sad Christmas Candy

Let's talk about sad Christmas candy. I'm talking about the cheap, no-brand-name, totally rando crap that appears out of the woodwork come the holidays. They're from the sketchy-sounding companies you've never heard of. What do they even do the rest of the year? What do they even make? My guess is particle board. Because that's … Continue reading A Celebration of Sad Christmas Candy

This Christmas I’m Getting Happy, Getting Weird

I had a thought pop into my head the other day: I am fully prepared to be happy this Christmas season. Anyone following this blog for the past year has known the kind of year I've had. Except I don't even know the kind of year I've had. It went something like this though: Mom … Continue reading This Christmas I’m Getting Happy, Getting Weird