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Rinse, Repeat

Turkey. Mashed potatoes. Stuffing. Uncle Bob’s clam dip. Green beans. Rolls. Grammy’s sweet potatoes. Salad. Pumpkin cheesecake. Uncle Bill’s blackberry, pumpkin, and apple pies. Friends. Family. Gratitude. Laughter. Rinse. Repeat. Originally posted as Happy Thanksgiving! on November 27, 2014.  Welcome to Microvember, my take on NaBloPoMo. Each day this month I’ll be posting microfiction, short vignettes, or poetry,…

Care Packages

My parents aren’t the type to send care packages.  Firstly, they wouldn’t know what to include. At home, we don’t really do nonperishable packaged snacks, which are a huge ingredient in most packages. Homemade cookies? I’m not sure I’ve ever seen my mom bake. Small impulse buys? We’re generally frugal, so we avoid spending money on “stuff” whenever…

How To Decorate the Christmas Tree

I don’t like Christmas.  I don’t exactly dislike Christmas, but I definitely don’t like it either. For some, that seems like blasphemy, but for the past few years I’ve found it increasingly difficult to get in the “Christmas spirit.” I honestly wouldn’t feel any sense of loss if I quit celebrating the holiday entirely. I’m just not emotionally attached…

How To: Live Tweet the Holidays

Live tweeting is a bizarre thing, when you think about it. Why spend your whole time at an event or during an episode of your favorite show tweeting about it? Seems like it would only detract from the experience. But sometimes it truly adds to the experience. It gives you a way to compile and…

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Turkey. Mashed potatoes. Stuffing. Uncle Bob’s clam dip. Green beans. Rolls. Grammy’s sweet potatoes. Salad.Pumpkin cheesecake. Uncle Bill’s blackberry, pumpkin, and apple pies. Friends. Family. Gratitude. Laughter. Rinse. Repeat.

Not a Dalmatian

As a child, Halloween meant preparing a costume, planning which neighborhood to trick-or-treat in, and waiting for the sun to go down to begin prancing from house to house asking politely (or not so politely) for candy from strangers. In college, Halloween means coming up with up to three different costumes, asking around for addresses…