This Emptor Should Have Caveated

  Nov. 26: Ordered quilt online; multi-cat design; not  quilt in picture, and not cat either Nov. 27: Received email confirmation; processing time 5-7 days; everything handmade and impeccably "sawn"; hoped quilt would be more impeccable than proofreading Dec. 1, 4, 7, and 8: Received emails re more quilts available for order Dec. 10: Received … Continue reading This Emptor Should Have Caveated

Day G: Good News & Glitches #AtoZChallenge

          Glitch. The A to Z Blogging Challenge calendar looks like this:   But in my mind's eye, until this evening, the calendar looked like this: If I'd paid attention, I'd have noticed I was supposed to post yesterday, a Saturday, instead of taking the day off. If I'd paid close … Continue reading Day G: Good News & Glitches #AtoZChallenge

How NORAD Became the Santa Tracker

It's once again time for the North American Aerospace Defense Command's (NORAD) annual tracking of the flight of Santa Claus from the North Pole to points all over the planet. How did NORAD become the official Santa Tracker? The children of Col. Harry Shoup told the story on a recent episode of Morning Edition's Storycorps … Continue reading How NORAD Became the Santa Tracker

Nyah nyah nyah.

Last week the manager of the neighborhood HEB told me the store no longer accepts checks written with pink ink. They would take mine this time, but in the future... What a shame. I've always thought my colored ink--especially the pink--added a certain flair to my checks. I imagined it made people in the back … Continue reading Nyah nyah nyah.

Regarding Studio Nita Lou

A friend pointed out to me this morning that I made a mistake in a recent post. A mistake? Moi? Oh, yeah. Writing about The Help, I got the author's name wrong. She's Kathryn Stockett (not Karen). Names are important. That's an error I really didn't want hanging around on the web for the rest … Continue reading Regarding Studio Nita Lou

And is it gone, yes it is gone, alas

I was about 500 words into a post about Kaye George's new novel, Choke: An Imogene Duckworthy Mystery, when, upon clicking Save Draft, I received an error message I'd never seen before. Then I discovered I was logged into HOTSHOTS!, the local Sisters in Crime chapter's newsletter, and was, in effect, about to post on … Continue reading And is it gone, yes it is gone, alas