Saturday Memory: Do You Ever Feel Like a Misfit Toy?

Of course you remember this scene from Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. It is probably the one most of us relate to, even if we don’t have had a red nose. In the original version, there was no follow up visit to the Island of Misfit Toys. Viewers were so taken by the forlorn Misfit […]

Wingnuts Go Crazy Over “Kinky Boots” Performance in Macy’s Day Parade

Kinky Boots, Controversy, Macy's Parade

The social conservatives went bonkers over this (relatively tame – it was cold!) performance from the Broadway musical and Tony winning “Kinky Boots” featuring Pittsburgh’s own, Billy Porter. One person tweeted “Now I have to explain Kinky Boots to my kids. Thanks Macy’s.” Huh? If your kids are not old enough to understand drag, they […]


The Prompt:  Keeping up with the Jones’  Tell us about the one luxury item you wish you could afford, in as much detail as you can. Paint a picture for us. I had to ask Ledcat to help me figure this one out. I have two answers. First, I would like a new laptop and a notebook […]

Just Sayin’

Rick Santorum internship

Thursday, November 28, 2013  How do you feel about the first blog post you ever wrote?/What is your greatest fear? This was my first post – written on December 29, 2005. – None of our nieces or nephews were yet born (eldest was on her way and born the following morning.) – I thought Santorum […]

14 Random Goals for 2014

For those of you anxious about the pre-Thanksgiving Christmas music, this might blow your mind – I was prompted to share my New Year’s Resolutions for 2014. I can’t honestly think that deeply right now. So here are some random things I’d like to do in 2014. 1. Dust off the Wii and see what […]

Favorite Television Thanksgiving Moments: “Their Names are Eric and Troy”

Oh, this is wonderful!

Favorite Thanksgiving Television Memories: “You Won”

Spike, Thanksgiving

As usual Spike lends a unique perspective to the moral quandary of the week. It is actually interesting to think what someone whose hundreds of years old might have to say about such things. Except he kills people (minus the chip). So there’s that. Still, this is a good episode and impossible to find online. […]

A Confession – I Reported You to the U.S. Postal Service


We all hate junk mail, yet through the mail slot it comes almost daily. So I scoop it up, sort it and don’t worry about it for another 24 hours. Except, the post man is not the only perpetrator. There’s a whole slew of folks who like to use my mail slot to deliver their […]

It’s like a cake and a cookie.

The Prompt: Tell us about the favorite dish or food that you simply cannot turn down. This is surprisingly difficult to answer. I suppose “brownies” is both most likely to be offered and most likely not to be turned down. I’ve loved brownies since I was a kid and met the “10 minute mix” box. Actually, […]

Favorite Television Thanksgiving Moments: “A Great Big Old Lesbo”

This scene is pretty powerful if you deconstruct how much artifice has defined Bev’s life. It is very sad.