Graduation Day… Again

Last weekend was my graduation! Hooray! I made it. Given everything that had happened over the time I was trying to complete this bloody degree, I decided that the best thing for me to do was to actually attend my graduation ceremony (I didn’t for the last one, but I did for the one before…

Romance and the Ingénue

I have been reading a lot of semi-romance novels / bumbling-female-detective novels lately. My latest story incorporates a difficult romance, you see, and I’m not really well versed in the language of romance in any shape or form. I’ve been attempting to determine what makes a person romantic, or appealing in novels. Normally I just…

Book Review: Top Secret Twenty-One

Gosh, I swear it only feels like yesterday I did the review for Takedown Twenty! Ok, looking back tells me it was in December, so it really wasn’t too long ago. Where to begin? Ok, this was definitely an improvement on the travesty that was Takedown Twenty but that’s kind of like saying that generic brand block…

Japan and Unexpected Surprises

So, life got busy for a while. Now I’m living the dream.  Seriously. I got back from Japan a few days ago to discover that I got the job I wanted and that a suite of poems I wrote (you may remember I absolutely hate poetry) was actually highly commended and it was recommended I…

Book Review: Monkey Business

I really liked the first book in this series, Rough Diamond.  Erica Jewell is a perfectly ordinary person trying to distance herself from her scumbag ex-husband and all of his debts.  But Jack Jones shows up bleeding on her doorstep and she decides to save him.  What follows is the usual fare of Bumbling Female…

A Suspicious Mind

It’s no secret I have a suspicious mind. I see people doing every day things and I am all over it like a conspiracy theorist on a dark buried corner of the internet. I am always trying to find an angle. Last week I did something unpleasant to a facet joint in my back, took…

10 People Whose Stuff I Loved in 2013

The first of my obligatory blogger bunch of “best of” posts. I don’t stay current with anything so my lists will be totally out of date and contain many things that aren’t new, unique or awesome to 2013, just to me. Suck it. In no particular order: #10 Shane Cortese I’m betting Shane Cortese is…

Success Tastes Awesome

To everyone who supported my crazy self this year, thank you. This will likely sound like a bunch of self-congratulatory wank, but so what, I have a lot to sing about today. One degree down. Yessss! The moment I truly never thought would arrive has finally arrived. It still seems a bit surreal. Six very…