How to Take Advantage of’s Free Record Collection Promos

Every so often, will run special promotions where they offer free access to select historical record collections. At the time of this writing, they are currently running the promo for record collections from the Original 13 Colonies for Independence Day weekend, but the advice below will serve as well for any other free access […]

Halestorm Rocks | Fandom Friday

After more than a decade of loving mainly all-male bands, I was introduced to Halestorm a few years ago. I’d never really been the hard rock/heavy metal type, but I connected almost immediately with the band fronted by charismatic Lzzy Hale. Halestorm, which is made up of Lzzy, her brother Arejay Hale, Joe Hottinger, and […]

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 […]