Getting Back to Being Me in 2015

To say that 2014 was a bad year for me is a bit of an understatement. Losing my dad to cancer was a blow I still haven’t recovered from. I know I’ll never “get over” it, but I just haven’t been myself in the haze of my grief. And I realize now that I didn’t […]

Congested Mucosa – Could This Help Solve My Abdominal Pain Mystery?

In the quest to discover the root of at least one of my physical problems, I had a colonoscopy yesterday, Tuesday. Monday, prep day, was my birthday. Worst birthday since the day I was born, since I almost died of pneumonia that day. But since my abdominal pain ended up not being my ovaries, I’ve […]

World of Warcraft | Fandom Friday

It’s no secret that I love playing World of Warcraft. It’s even in my Twitter bio. This week, I’d like to geek out about WoW because the next expansion gets released next week: Warlords of Draenor. Below: links in case you need to buy any of the expansion packs or get yourself some game time. […]

The Mostly Good News Day

After a stressful few weeks of nail-biting, I met with the surgeon today to go over the results of the biopsy I had last week. The tests showed that the tissue was benign! I was so relieved, and Tom was, too. (I bet my pulse went back to something more normal than the 106 the […]

I Got Stabbed Twice in the Chest for Some Chocolate

Just to be clear, I was not the victim of a violent crime. What I had done to me on Friday was a stereotactic biopsy of my right breast after my abnormal mammogram the previous week. This is what I needed to get done for my second opinion from the surgeon, who I still have not met. […]

Family Forward and Paying It Forward

For those of you who didn’t see my eleventy billion tweets and photos from Family Forward: Orlando Adventure, my family had a really incredible time. There are probably a few dozen posts I could write about our time there, but I have a feeling only two or three will actually get written…and this is the […]

Domain Name Estate Sale – June 2014

My dad lost his long-fought battle against Mantle Cell Lymphoma (MCL) yesterday – June 7, 2014. He was a bit of a domain name collector, so we have some digital assets to take care of. After sorting through which ones we wanted to hang onto, we came up with this list of domains for sale: […]

5 Reasons Not to Tweet During a Presentation? Poppycock, I Say!

So Kelby Carr from Type-A Parent shared a post on Facebook by Jeff Haven about the 5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Tweet During Presentations. Really. She called it BS, and I agreed. Then I proceeded to write an exceptionally long comment on the post…and I figure it would serve better as its own blog post. So here’s my […]

How to Beat the Battle Pet Tamers: Pandaria Quests (World of Warcraft)

I find myself revisiting the Wowhead pages for each of the Battle Pet Tamers: Pandaria dailies…day after day. And then I have to scroll through the comments to find the most viable strategies for my collection of pets, because I don’t have all of the “best” pets for the job yet.  As a general rule, […]

4 Simple Tasks for Your Pre-Spring Cleaning Checklist

Here in upstate New York, we’ve still got snow and freezing temperatures, so spring seems like it’s still going to be a long time coming. Spring cleaning may have to wait for some time – I don’t see our windows opening to let the fresh air in any time soon – but there are things […]