Monthly Archives: February 2016

Take a Leap With Me

Happy Leap Day, ladies and gentlemen! Today is an extra day of sorts. Scientifically speaking, since there is actually just slightly more than 24 hours in a day, every four years that extra time adds up to create an extra day. Hence Leap Year, and days like today: Leap days.

Historically, there are some interesting things that happen on this day. My favorite being the tradition of women proposing to their men on this day. They made a movie about it, and it’s one of my favorite Romance movies… which if you’ve followed along on this blog for any time at all, you’ll realize I’m not always that into. I’m very picky about my romantic movies and books and things. Possibly because of the Asperger’s, or maybe I’m just as picky about my literature and film as I try to be about the men in my life.

Either way, I like this movie, and it’s a good way to begin a post about the changes that are about to happen on this blog. Continue reading Take a Leap With Me

A Setback.

Some of you may or may not be aware that I am currently going through a rough patch in my life. The last few years have been constant ups and downs, and there seems to never quite be a middle ground. I’m beginning to think that is just the way my life goes. After all, I have always been one of those people that feels things all the way through, and I’m not exactly good at hiding my emotions.

It’s an Aspie thing, I think.

Today, after telling several of my kiddos just yesterday that it looked like things were going to be back to normal soon, I found out that no, they aren’t… Continue reading A Setback.

A Romance worthy of Wade Wilson

My belated Valentine’s date was practically perfect in every way! The Bartender keeps surprising me, over and over again. He just keeps getting better and better…

It was a simple date, lacking all the frills of a Valentine’s Day, which was nice, but I did get dressed up in some of my tallest, strappiest heels.  Continue reading A Romance worthy of Wade Wilson

Evolution of Romance

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and to be honest, I don’t know if I’m more excited about that, or Darwin Day, or Deadpool… Probably Deadpool, but today we’re going to talk about how the other two go together.

Yesterday was Darwin Day, and I find it interesting that it is so close to a holiday that is more likely to create potential Darwin Award nominees than anything scholarly… For those of you who don’t know, the Darwin Awards are a fictitious (I hope) “award”bestowed on people who seem to be Devolving instead of Evolving.

As in they’re dumb… really, Really, REALLY dumb.

Continue reading Evolution of Romance

Super Bowls and Soap Boxes

First of all, I didn’t watch the Super Bowl, so if I’m wrong in my assessment, I will not be offended if you decide to correct me. Here’s what I know: 1) Coldplay, Bruno Mars, and Beyonce did the halftime show; 2) Beyonce released a new song only a few days before the Super Bowl and then performed the new song at the Super Bowl; 3) Beyonce’s backup dancers wore berets reminiscent of the Black Panthers, a relatively militant civil rights group of the 1960’s; 4) Bruno Mars’ backup dancers/singers were dressed more like old school hip hop artists; 5) Coldplay had orchestral and marching band support wearing all the vibrant colors of the rainbow and with a message of love; 6) the whole show is being touted as some sort of new age Civil Rights love fest supporting both the LGBTQ “agenda” and the Black Lives Matter movement.

Number 6 is obviously opinion, but it seems to be the popular opinion, so I’m going to include it as part of my list of facts I know about the half time show.

On the surface, there can be no complaints about the halftime show, given what we know. How can anyone find fault in support LGBTQ rights, or honoring different periods of black history during Black History month while making a positive statement about the Black Lives Matter movement?

We’ll get to that in a moment. Take a few minutes to take a look at the half time show: Continue reading Super Bowls and Soap Boxes