I love food, in all its flavors, textures, types, and styles. I adore trying new things. That is why I cry a little when I see someone immediately salt the snot out of a dish before trying a single bite, and there is no greater source of my tears … [Continue reading] about The Best and Worst Condiments
I don't like Christmas. I grew up in a Roman Catholic household so had it in full force as a kid, but as I grew up it started to feel made up and silly. Now I become increasingly anti-social as the 25th approaches, and have resigned myself to … [Continue reading] about A Grinch’s Tips to a Nearly Tolerable Christmas
Last night a friend of mine, a one Samantha Leopoldi, confessed that she had never seen any Monty Python sketches. Now, this would be a cause for concern amongst anyone, but Sam is a young lady of specific nerdish inclinations that made the … [Continue reading] about Devirginized by Python: A Young Girl’s Guide To The Best Monty Python Sketches
One of my favorite authors, Sir Terry Pratchett, has requested the paperwork to visit the Dignitas clinic in Switzerland and engage in an assisted suicide. Terry Pratchett has Alzheimer's, and does not wish to prolong the suffering for himself or the … [Continue reading] about Choosing to Die: When suicide becomes an option
Last night I had the most amusing honor of emceeing the first Phoenix Ultimate Geek Smackdown (PUGS) at Phoenix Comicon, put on by the Horror Track and the Midnite Movie Mamacita. This was an idea Andrea and I came up with over beers one afternoon. I … [Continue reading] about The Ultimate Phoenix Geek has been crowned!