F*@# You, Summer

F*@# You, SummerI received some upsetting news today. Go ahead and take a seat, because you are going to be equally upset and I would hate for you to collapse beneath the weight of your grief....more

'Comfy Cozy' Hot Chocolate & Marshmallow Cookies

Who doesn't love sipping on creamy, hot chocolate covered with melty marshmallows?  YUM!  Doesn't it just give you that comfy, cozy feeling, all snug-like-a-bug-in-a-rug?  ...more

What to Do If You Get Hot Pepper in Your Eye (Seriously)

First, I would just like to say that the number-one solution for the pain of hot pepper in your eye is simply to wear gloves while cutting peppers and NEVER EVER TOUCH YOUR EYE after cutting them. However, since I was not quite so smart last Friday, I had to come up with another remedy. ...more
kaliphyte oh god I can only imagine.more

On becoming a Weather Wimp

I live on the gorgeous island of O'ahu in Hawai'i. Land of Spam musubi and rainbows. I followed my boyfriend here (long story) going on three years ago. The weather doesn't change a whole lot. That's probably why it's such a destination location.  Generally, there's sunshine, occassionally cloud coverage and it rains more in the Winter. Still on my part of the island, it doesn't rain all that much. Temperatures stay around 80 degrees plus or minus like seven. ...more

August's NaBloPoMo is Red Hot

So what is the NaBloPoMo theme of the month? ...more
Haha! I just finished up 30 consecutive days of posting in July!  I guess I started a trend ;)more

Sizzling Saturday

Every day is sizzling in August in Oklahoma. I don't know the high today, it's been up to 114 degrees this summer, breaking all records. It's almost 9:30 p.m. and it is a cool 98 degrees. I wish I were in Portland, or Seattle, or Canada... anywhere cooler.The heat didn't stop us from getting Beth moved into her new house.Click here to read the rest of the post....more


Summer 2011 in Texas was hot.  Really hot.  Dry up the lakes and crack the land hot.  Even in Florida it was hot, but had the added discomfort of humidity.  Not just were you hot, you were melting. Christmas 2009 in Alaska was cold.  But not too cold.  Snow was three to four feet deep, and my down coat and flannel lined jeans felt wonderful. There once was a time when I would have preferred to be hot over cold.  I could get chilled to the point that my stomach would shiver and then it was impossible to get warm enough to make it stop.<...more

Red Hot Chicken Bites


sometimes even if you're up a creek WITH a paddle, you're still screwed

Sunday was the quintessential long day. we busted out of the house for a float trip. just my husband and i and twenty(ish) drunkards. who knew just how canoe capable one can be after a 12 pack and no breakfast?? i am not speaking of myself btw as i only enjoyed one frosty summer drink before losing the rest to the river gods (story forthcoming). it was supposed to be a simple three to four hour float followed by a bar-bq....more

Things that make me say &*#42$@!

Ok, so I am cussing an awful lot today. I’m really a big, sweet, cuddly teddy bear most days, so why is it that everything is pissing me off right now?? Is it me, or is it them?  As part of my job I have to do a good bit of event planning....more