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Partners: Another Take: posted on Dec 12, 6:51 pm by 4callingbirds (4 Calling Birds) - 12 entries
In tonight’s blog, I give you another version that starts with the same set-up as last night but takes a different direction. (0 likes)


Wish Book: posted on Dec 12, 3:34 pm by Mellie (Valeroni) - 11 entries
Who remembers the JC Penney and Sears Christmas catalogs? (1 like)


In A Flash: posted on Dec 12, 11:40 am by animos (My Enduring Bones) - 10 entries
My Favorite pictures of 2019 (0 likes)


Stuff: posted on Dec 12, 12:05 am by becky (Becky Says...) - 5 entries
A brief summary of the past several days. Emphasis on brief. (0 likes)


The Last Half Mile: posted on Dec 11, 10:42 pm by nebulopathy (Nebulopathy) - 11 entries
The rain might be starting to get to me. (0 likes)


The Family Meal: posted on Dec 11, 9:57 pm by Bev (Funny the World) - 11 entries
When David grabbed the bottle and hit Paul, Sandra, who was NOT used to it and who didn't speak enough English to know that it was all just an act, just about had a heart attack. (0 likes)


A Lot Like Christmas: posted on Dec 11, 8:07 pm by KarenD (Hat on Top, Coat Below) - 11 entries
Mr. K and I put up our big Christmas tree last night. (0 likes)


Partners: posted on Dec 11, 7:07 pm by 4callingbirds (4 Calling Birds) - 12 entries
In tonight's blog, my son shares an original theater piece. (0 likes)


Cold Moon Sunset: posted on Dec 11, 7:02 pm by bozoette (Red Nose) - 11 entries
While I was teetering on the edge of the river, I happened to look in the opposite direction from the moon, and boom. (0 likes)


The House In The Field: posted on Dec 11, 4:11 pm by animos (My Enduring Bones) - 10 entries
My latest spooky winter short story about a train a dog and a vacant house. (0 likes)


Wordless Wednesday - Christmas 'round here: posted on Dec 11, 3:27 pm by Mellie (Valeroni) - 11 entries
A few pictures of Christmas things. (0 likes)


Oh, Spare Me: posted on Dec 11, 2:43 pm by jenfullmoon (Chaos Attraction) - 11 entries
"it’s so cute that you think you have a timeline” (0 likes)


Uninterrupted: posted on Dec 11, 10:47 am by Jenipurr (Still Life, With Cats) - 7 entries
Some traditions are very important to carry on. (0 likes)


soon: posted on Dec 11, 10:41 am by ljhliesl (Speaking Confidentially) - 9 entries
What luxury that my to-do list includes baking and writing. (0 likes)


Sea Story: posted on Dec 11, 1:22 am by MissMeliss (MissMeliss - Bathtub Mermaid) - 2 entries
And that’s the story… the story of the night my grandfather saved Santa Claus from an iceberg on a planet where Winter Wonderland wasn’t just a slogan, but a mission statement. He swears it’s true. But it could just be a sea story he trots out for the holidays. (3 likes)


Running Between Raindrops: posted on Dec 10, 11:35 pm by nebulopathy (Nebulopathy) - 11 entries
Agility night -- what's a little rain? (1 like)


Fall Road Trip Loop, Part 2: Now This is a Canyon: posted on Dec 10, 11:12 pm by KarenD (Hat on Top, Coat Below) - 11 entries
In which I spend a lot of time looking at a big hole in the ground. (0 likes)


Coney Island Christmas Day 9: Upstaged By A Baby: posted on Dec 10, 9:56 pm by jenfullmoon (Chaos Attraction) - 11 entries
Loretta said that she loves two things most people don’t like: “Little Drummer Boy” and fruitcake. To which I said “wait until you hear the Justin Bieber version we have to use in the play.” (0 likes)


Outgrown: posted on Dec 10, 9:47 pm by bozoette (Red Nose) - 11 entries
Yeah, I've outgrown it. (0 likes)


Playing With Plays: posted on Dec 10, 8:17 pm by 4callingbirds (4 Calling Birds) - 12 entries
In tonight’s blog, my daughter shares her thoughts about some plays she has read this semester. (0 likes)


That Darn Christmas Letter: posted on Dec 10, 7:52 pm by Bev (Funny the World) - 11 entries
I never could understand why people were so vocal, and sometimes downright vicious, about Christmas letters. Heck, if you don't like them, don't read them. (0 likes)


Storms To Write By: posted on Dec 10, 4:15 pm by animos (My Enduring Bones) - 10 entries
A trio of ambient videos featuring winter storms and crackling fire places. Very cool! (0 likes)


It's In The Cards: posted on Dec 10, 4:11 pm by animos (My Enduring Bones) - 10 entries
A few years ago I stopped sending Christmas cards- I stopped because I really wasn't into the card choices that were out there and anyone who really knows me probably opened the envelope and saw those glittery snowmen and happy children and puppies on sleds and said, " Wow. Anita. Who chose these because you sure didn't." I'd pay good money to know for sure what they were thinking because I'm sure it was a hoot. (0 likes)


Forgive. Maybe. Forget. Never.: posted on Dec 10, 3:38 pm by Mellie (Valeroni) - 11 entries
If at any point in time, someone double crossed her, believe me when I say she paid them back. It may not have been right away, but she found a way. (0 likes)


Sloth and Tradition: posted on Dec 9, 11:59 pm by Visible Woman (Visible Woman) - 9 entries
I was in here tackling the holiday tradition of doing one and only one jigsaw puzzle. (0 likes)


Top 5 TV Series We Are Into These Days: posted on Dec 9, 11:26 pm by 4callingbirds (4 Calling Birds) - 12 entries
In tonight's blog, my lovely bride shares her thoughts on her favorite current TV shows. (0 likes)


Neighborhood Snobbery: posted on Dec 9, 10:38 pm by nebulopathy (Nebulopathy) - 11 entries
I nearly missed luminary night. And I'm not sure that was entirely a mistake. (0 likes)


Birthday Telegram: posted on Dec 9, 9:08 pm by bozoette (Red Nose) - 11 entries
In 1940, my Pop sent a cryptic telegram to my Mom on her birthday. (0 likes)


Concert Compliment: posted on Dec 9, 8:50 pm by sherck (Where's My Plan?) - 8 entries
Sometimes a compliment lands badly, through no fault of your own. (0 likes)


A Christmas Carol, etc.: posted on Dec 9, 7:30 pm by Bev (Funny the World) - 11 entries
In the group are Pujol and Marcio from Brasil, Ndangi from Zaire and Felix from Yugoslavia. Ned is missing from this photo because he was in Brasil that year. (0 likes)


Coney Island Christmas Night 8: A Little Less Joy There: posted on Dec 9, 4:47 pm by jenfullmoon (Chaos Attraction) - 11 entries
“Asked if either of us was married. Said no. Asked if we could not find a man. Did not answer.” (0 likes)


Railroad Ghosts of Christmas Past: posted on Dec 9, 4:22 pm by animos (My Enduring Bones) - 10 entries
Inspired by true events that have happened where I live. (0 likes)


Ceramic is Better than No Tree at All: posted on Dec 9, 3:37 pm by KarenD (Hat on Top, Coat Below) - 11 entries
All the decorating we've managed to do is setting up the ceramic Christmas tree we added to our collection last year. (1 like)


Monday, Monday....: posted on Dec 9, 1:59 pm by Mellie (Valeroni) - 11 entries
I'm guessing Louisiana is the only place where candy, toys, and (yes) beads are tossed from floats at a Christmas parade? (0 likes)


four years of Amani: posted on Dec 9, 12:26 pm by ljhliesl (Speaking Confidentially) - 9 entries
Still not a dog but the bird has some good points. (0 likes)


Fa la la la la: posted on Dec 9, 2:19 am by Bev (Funny the World) - 11 entries
Somehow it doesn't seem right to put an ornament on the tree without Bing singing Jingle Bells in the background! (0 likes)


Longing for Light: posted on Dec 9, 2:08 am by aubrey (Home) - 6 entries
It's been raining for days - much needed after our long dry season, but it contributes to the feeling of endless dark. (0 likes)


Picture A Perfect Christmas: posted on Dec 9, 1:40 am by jenfullmoon (Chaos Attraction) - 11 entries
These days I am somewhat thinking, “Hey, remember what it was like when a guy liked you and you liked him and you just started dating right away and after the weekend or a few dates, you officially had a boyfriend?" (0 likes)


Of Sunday: posted on Dec 9, 12:31 am by becky (Becky Says...) - 5 entries
And it is a delightful place to curl up and forget worries, or cooking supper (oops). (0 likes)


rolling forward: posted on Dec 9, 12:17 am by jenfoo (Jen Larsen) - 6 entries
It's all happening once the manuscript is done. When will it be done? THAT’S A GOOD QUESTION. (1 like)


Progress: posted on Dec 8, 11:41 pm by Visible Woman (Visible Woman) - 9 entries
...because it's a holiday tradition... (0 likes)


Improv Nation: posted on Dec 8, 11:02 pm by 4callingbirds (4 Calling Birds) - 12 entries
In tonight's blog, my wife shares some thoughts on how improv comedy training actually builds life skills. (0 likes)


Or I Could Take a Nap Instead: posted on Dec 8, 10:31 pm by nebulopathy (Nebulopathy) - 11 entries
I had a list of things to do today that wasn't all that ambitious. Oh well. (0 likes)


Mystery Furniture: posted on Dec 8, 9:49 pm by KarenD (Hat on Top, Coat Below) - 11 entries
Yesterday, a chair appeared in front of our neighbors' house. It's a nice chair, a Adirondack style with skis used to construct the backrest portion, sort of a skier's throne. (1 like)


Concert Season: posted on Dec 8, 6:48 pm by sherck (Where's My Plan?) - 8 entries
Choir concert(s) (0 likes)


Tired, with Grievances: posted on Dec 8, 6:32 pm by bozoette (Red Nose) - 11 entries
What were my grievances, you ask? Well, I'll tell you. (0 likes)


Sunday Stealing: posted on Dec 8, 12:35 pm by Mellie (Valeroni) - 11 entries
1. What don’t you share? My toothbrush 2. A reason to celebrate? Valerie's 15th birthday is two weeks away! (0 likes)


mirror: posted on Dec 8, 11:06 am by ljhliesl (Speaking Confidentially) - 9 entries
I looked up the provenance of an heirloom. (1 like)


thimk: posted on Dec 8, 10:58 am by ljhliesl (Speaking Confidentially) - 9 entries
What I need to bear in mind. (0 likes)


Yearly Exercise Binge: posted on Dec 8, 12:28 am by nebulopathy (Nebulopathy) - 11 entries
It's December, so it must be time to buy another piece of exercise equipment! (1 like)


Quiet Saturday: posted on Dec 7, 11:46 pm by becky (Becky Says...) - 5 entries
I realize I am not selling my day's events as exciting. (0 likes)


A Walk In The Woods: posted on Dec 7, 11:01 pm by 4callingbirds (4 Calling Birds) - 12 entries
In tonight's blog, I share one of my favorite things about traveling with my family. (0 likes)


I Have a Black Eye: posted on Dec 7, 9:17 pm by Visible Woman (Visible Woman) - 9 entries
A literal black eye. What fun! (0 likes)


Now This is More Like It: posted on Dec 7, 7:47 pm by KarenD (Hat on Top, Coat Below) - 11 entries
When Mr. K opened the blinds in the bedroom this morning, we were greeted with the very welcome sight of fresh snow. (0 likes)


It's Been a Week: posted on Dec 7, 4:04 pm by sherck (Where's My Plan?) - 8 entries
Too little sleep, too much puke, and an injury in the family to top it off. (0 likes)


Holidailies 2019: Day 5: posted on Dec 7, 3:34 pm by lisa-marie (this little life of mine) - 5 entries
Sometimes there is such a thing as too much flying! (0 likes)


Channeling my inner Katy Perry: posted on Dec 7, 1:44 pm by Jenipurr (Still Life, With Cats) - 7 entries
One down, only eleventy billion other recipes to go. (0 likes)


The High School Meme: posted on Dec 7, 11:33 am by bozoette (Red Nose) - 11 entries
Today's Holidailies post is a good old Facebook meme, because I have much to do today! (0 likes)


Music Advent Day 7: posted on Dec 7, 11:21 am by The Escribitionist Formerly Known As Shmuel (The Ol' Soapbox) - 7 entries
I was introduced to Great Big Sea by Kymm Zuckert, on a mix tape long ago. (0 likes)


Which Craft: posted on Dec 7, 10:38 am by jenfullmoon (Chaos Attraction) - 11 entries
I don’t want to quit the place, but timewise I don’t feel like I can commit any more on their schedule either. (0 likes)


An adoption story: posted on Dec 7, 2:27 am by cygnoir (klaxon du cygnoir) - 6 entries
Before we met Crivens and Criminy, FunkyPlaid and I visited a local cat café, thinking that we might meet some kittens for adoption, or at least get to play with and cuddle some cute cats. When we arrived, we soon discovered that the vibe of the cat café was much like being invited to a party by friends who then didn’t show up. We hung out awkwardly and watched other guests attempt to catch the interest of very sleepy cats. (1 like)


Into the Unknown: posted on Dec 7, 2:20 am by aubrey (Home) - 6 entries
In a break between rounds, I listened to the voice mail "Hey, its Dad. Call me when you get a chance." I knew it wasn't about the internet. I called him back. (0 likes)


Lost and Not Found: posted on Dec 6, 11:45 pm by KarenD (Hat on Top, Coat Below) - 11 entries
I spend a distressing amount of time looking for things I've lost. (0 likes)


Poltergeists: posted on Dec 6, 11:25 pm by nebulopathy (Nebulopathy) - 11 entries
Either the house is haunted, or Bathtub Gin and Tonic are playing in the night. (0 likes)


Coney Island Christmas Night 7: The Substitute: posted on Dec 6, 11:21 pm by jenfullmoon (Chaos Attraction) - 11 entries
“Don’t you have GPS? How many times does Santa get lost? This is like the seventh time!” (0 likes)


My new look?: posted on Dec 6, 10:56 pm by sherck (Where's My Plan?) - 8 entries
My daughters don't paint my nails, but... (0 likes)


Trigger Warnings and Why We Need Them: posted on Dec 6, 10:52 pm by 4callingbirds (4 Calling Birds) - 12 entries
In tonight's blog, my son shares his thoughts on the importance of trigger warnings. (1 like)


Marriage Certificate: posted on Dec 6, 9:02 pm by bozoette (Red Nose) - 11 entries
Here is the Certificate of Marriage of my great-grandfather, Charles F. Whitney, and my great-grandmother, Anna Elizabeth Hall. (0 likes)


Saturday 9: posted on Dec 6, 7:58 pm by Bev (Funny the World) - 11 entries
The sport I most enjoy playing is the walk from my office to the kitchen and back again. (0 likes)


Contrats Baby Card: posted on Dec 6, 7:25 pm by lisa-marie (this little life of mine) - 5 entries
Before I went on vacation, I made a baby card for my cousin and his wife. (0 likes)


Dirty Laundry: posted on Dec 6, 5:57 pm by Mellie (Valeroni) - 11 entries
Talk to me about your dirty laundry.... and your clean laundry. How do you keep up?! (0 likes)


Decorations so Bright: posted on Dec 6, 5:22 pm by Visible Woman (Visible Woman) - 9 entries
I still want to write more about the economy and fast fashion and climate change and all my fears. But Christmas and housekeeping. Whatever. (0 likes)


habit forming: posted on Dec 6, 2:33 pm by jenfoo (Jen Larsen) - 6 entries
What happens when you get depressed – and it happens whether you’re a little depressed and struggling or whether you’re sunk in that pit of cold water with a boulder on your chest – is that you can’t. You can’t, and you care less and less that you can’t. (1 like)


Music Advent Day 6: posted on Dec 6, 8:57 am by The Escribitionist Formerly Known As Shmuel (The Ol' Soapbox) - 7 entries
This particular track is Frente! covering a song that had previously been covered by Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm on The Flintstones. (0 likes)


Schedules - December 5: posted on Dec 6, 12:43 am by becky (Becky Says...) - 5 entries
"At least I'm not filled with the urge to call and apologize for my tardiness." (0 likes)


I can see clearly now: posted on Dec 6, 12:20 am by cygnoir (klaxon du cygnoir) - 6 entries
Progressive lenses: I held out for as long as I could, but this past year has been rough without correction for mid- to near-distance. (0 likes)


Effing Scooter: posted on Dec 5, 11:29 pm by nebulopathy (Nebulopathy) - 11 entries
Scooter may be gone, but the things he peed on will last forever. (1 like)


Day 1 of Unknown: posted on Dec 5, 11:24 pm by KarenD (Hat on Top, Coat Below) - 11 entries
Today, finally, almost a week after the mountain opened (and four days later than last year), I got my first day in for the 2019-2020 ski season. (0 likes)


A Cappella: posted on Dec 5, 11:11 pm by 4callingbirds (4 Calling Birds) - 12 entries
In tonight's blog, Holly shares her favorite a cappella groups. (0 likes)


Worries: posted on Dec 5, 10:24 pm by Visible Woman (Visible Woman) - 9 entries
I really should read all those newspapers because it makes me worry about so many things. (0 likes)


Report Card: posted on Dec 5, 9:17 pm by bozoette (Red Nose) - 11 entries
Gramma didn't have a very heavy course load - just History, English, French, and Latin. Oh, and Neatness. (0 likes)


Away in a Manger: posted on Dec 5, 8:33 pm by Bev (Funny the World) - 11 entries
The angel on top is holding a sign which says "Gloria in excelsis," and at some point Jeri decided that must mean that her name is "Gloria," so we have always called her Gloria. (0 likes)


Holidailies 2019: Day 3: posted on Dec 5, 8:10 pm by lisa-marie (this little life of mine) - 5 entries
A quick recap of my final travel day. (0 likes)


Beignets!: posted on Dec 5, 6:40 pm by Mellie (Valeroni) - 11 entries
A Louisiana favorite is french market donuts covered in powdered sugar also called beignets. It's basically a fried donut sprinkled with powdered sugar. (0 likes)


this is new: posted on Dec 5, 3:21 pm by ljhliesl (Speaking Confidentially) - 9 entries
I'm doing exercise that I don't enjoy. I don't understand. (0 likes)


Cat tales: posted on Dec 5, 10:39 am by Jenipurr (Still Life, With Cats) - 7 entries
Yes, yes, feel free to laugh at my pain. (0 likes)


Music Advent Day 5: posted on Dec 5, 10:22 am by The Escribitionist Formerly Known As Shmuel (The Ol' Soapbox) - 7 entries
When Eduard Khil came to the general attention of the Internet as "the Trololo guy," I sought out some of his other stuff and found that I really liked it. (0 likes)


Christmas at the Plaza: posted on Dec 5, 10:21 am by jenfullmoon (Chaos Attraction) - 11 entries
“Here I am cataloging Christmas ornaments. I always thought I’d be doing something more important with my life.” (0 likes)


The Black Paintings: posted on Dec 5, 10:21 am by animos (My Enduring Bones) - 10 entries
My family has this tradition where we tell ghost stories during the Holidays. This year I decided to draw some inspiration from the artist Goya and his 'black paintings' That's what this post is about. Scary stuff! (0 likes)


Comfortable: posted on Dec 5, 9:44 am by Jenipurr (Still Life, With Cats) - 7 entries
Suddenly the fridge is so empty. (0 likes)


Won't You Be My Neighbor: posted on Dec 5, 3:39 am by aubrey (Home) - 6 entries
"His Christianity was a wide-open Christianity that was accepting thinking from all other places, while never departing from the Christian faith. His theology - love your neighbor and love yourself. He saw that communication as the most deeply spiritual thing he could be doing." (0 likes)


Alita and Deadpool and a lot of horror movies I didn't see: posted on Dec 5, 3:26 am by Mel (Catchy Name Needed) - 4 entries
The movies I saw and the movies I didn't (0 likes)


The joy of kittens: posted on Dec 5, 1:25 am by cygnoir (klaxon du cygnoir) - 6 entries
We let Criminy & Crivens out of their “sanctuary room” for supervised excursions around the rest of our home. They don’t have the run of the place, not quite yet, until we kitten-proof it all. (0 likes)


a very Nancy holiday: posted on Dec 5, 12:36 am by jenfoo (Jen Larsen) - 6 entries
Do nutmegs come in wads? Is a nutmeg a plant? Is it a nut? Is it a thing in an animal and do I have to be upset about that? There are seasonal questions, and that makes it all the more difficult to celebrate properly. (1 like)


Under the Big Top: posted on Dec 5, 12:01 am by bozoette (Red Nose) - 11 entries
Big tops have come a long way since I performed under them. (0 likes)


This Is What A Karaoke Night Is Like: posted on Dec 4, 11:57 pm by jenfullmoon (Chaos Attraction) - 11 entries
See, this is what happens when I have no rehearsal and nothing to do tonight. I get maudlin. (0 likes)


The Mighty Consumer: posted on Dec 4, 11:36 pm by Visible Woman (Visible Woman) - 9 entries
Things aren't really adding up for me these days. (0 likes)


she might fall but she'll never lie down: posted on Dec 4, 11:12 pm by stef (crickwooder chronicles) - 4 entries
Today was your basic Wednesday. But honestly, I’ll take peaceful and boring over some of the more, ah, exciting days I’ve had over the past little while! (0 likes)


Must-See TV: posted on Dec 4, 11:06 pm by The Escribitionist Formerly Known As Shmuel (The Ol' Soapbox) - 7 entries
I think I'm going to have to accept that any longer entries this month are gonna be done over the weekends. (0 likes)


So You’re Thinking About an Air Fryer: posted on Dec 4, 10:45 pm by Lyn Never (Robot Stew) - 3 entries
Some thoughts and experiences on air fryers, in this holidaytime shopping season. (0 likes)


Six things I made this week in the air fryer: posted on Dec 4, 10:43 pm by Lyn Never (Robot Stew) - 3 entries
So simple they don't even need real recipes. (0 likes)


Getting Stuff Done: posted on Dec 4, 10:30 pm by KarenD (Hat on Top, Coat Below) - 11 entries
Coming to you live from the dead of night ... wait, no, it's only 7:30 p.m. (0 likes)


Revenge is a Dish Best Served with Cat Gifs: posted on Dec 4, 10:15 pm by nebulopathy (Nebulopathy) - 11 entries
In which I (gently!) torture my boss. (1 like)


Good Sore: posted on Dec 4, 10:10 pm by 4callingbirds (4 Calling Birds) - 12 entries
In tonight's blog, I talk about my categories for the different aches and pains that come from working out. (0 likes)


Thought experiment: friends and spouses: posted on Dec 4, 10:05 pm by sherck (Where's My Plan?) - 8 entries
You can answer this question about your friends. But could you answer it about their spouses? (0 likes)


Santa Claus is Coming to Town: posted on Dec 4, 9:26 pm by Bev (Funny the World) - 11 entries
Loving parents become downright cruel at Christmas time. We take our children and plop them in the lap of some weirdly dressed stranger and then expect them to smile for a photo. (1 like)


the Stockingness of presents: posted on Dec 4, 7:02 pm by ljhliesl (Speaking Confidentially) - 9 entries
The last of the party posts for a while. (0 likes)


Wordless Wednesday ~ leftover turkey, Cajun style: posted on Dec 4, 5:54 pm by Mellie (Valeroni) - 11 entries
I'm pretty sure everybody in Louisiana had turkey and sausage gumbo during this past week! (0 likes)


Holidailies Day 2: posted on Dec 4, 5:22 pm by lisa-marie (this little life of mine) - 5 entries
Still catching up with Holidailies with another quick entry. (0 likes)


National Cookie day: posted on Dec 4, 12:24 pm by Bev (Funny the World) - 11 entries
Christmas cookies have been a part of my life my whole life. (0 likes)


Winter In May: posted on Dec 4, 11:18 am by animos (My Enduring Bones) - 10 entries
Last May I to a train and found Snow and dark clouds- I found Winter In May! (0 likes)


But wait, there's more!: posted on Dec 4, 11:01 am by Jenipurr (Still Life, With Cats) - 7 entries
It's the gift that keeps on giving. (0 likes)


Where is God in this?: posted on Dec 4, 3:31 am by aubrey (Home) - 6 entries
I surprised myself with the question. And I sat with it. While the kids were out of town last week I began to craft my answer. (1 like)


On keeping a journal: posted on Dec 4, 1:11 am by cygnoir (klaxon du cygnoir) - 6 entries
I don’t remember my life without a daily journal. My first one had a puffy cover with a brass lock and tiny key. It is gone now, the pages rotted or burned or shredded. What secrets could those pages possibly have carried, what secrets accumulated in seven short years? (0 likes)


A Shopping Tale: posted on Dec 4, 1:11 am by becky (Becky Says...) - 5 entries
About a mansplaining cabbie. (1 like)


how many fun-size candy bars can i fit in my cheeks: posted on Dec 4, 12:10 am by jenfoo (Jen Larsen) - 6 entries
My sense is that most people don’t have deep emotional attachments to sugar. No one understands candy the way I do. So probably you should all give it to me so that I can take care of it. (2 likes)


My little travel trick.: posted on Dec 3, 11:54 pm by zenzalei (Zenzalei) - 3 entries
As a lot of people are traveling this time of year, here's my little trick for getting bumped up. (Quick post before I head out.) (0 likes)


Holiday Pressure: posted on Dec 3, 10:28 pm by Visible Woman (Visible Woman) - 9 entries
Really I don't feel pressure to do much of anything. I resent all the 'last chance' sales filling my inbox for black Friday (extended!) and giving Tuesday. (0 likes)


I Leave You Alone For Two Minutes...: posted on Dec 3, 10:26 pm by nebulopathy (Nebulopathy) - 11 entries
If I had a child CPS would have been called. Luckily, when your dog cuts himself while unattended in the yard, nobody calls the police. (0 likes)


there's still dinner on my dinner jacket: posted on Dec 3, 10:23 pm by stef (crickwooder chronicles) - 4 entries
One of my worst qualities is how disorganized I am. Actually, it’s not even how disorganized I am; it’s how lazy I am about fixing it. (1 like)


Celebrity Resurrections: posted on Dec 3, 9:23 pm by 4callingbirds (4 Calling Birds) - 12 entries
In tonight's blog, Eve shares some thoughts on the practice of Hollywood bringing deceased celebrities to you in upcoming films. (0 likes)


I Don't Want To Help: posted on Dec 3, 9:06 pm by jenfullmoon (Chaos Attraction) - 11 entries
"I'm burned out on helping people, and I'd rather act." (0 likes)


actual presents for an octogenarian : posted on Dec 3, 9:05 pm by ljhliesl (Speaking Confidentially) - 9 entries
What do you give to someone who has everything but time? (0 likes)


Making a list... : posted on Dec 3, 8:50 pm by sherck (Where's My Plan?) - 8 entries
When you're a kid, it's easy to ask for presents, because you basically want everything. As an adult? I'm pretty much totally at a loss. (0 likes)


Deep Cleansing Breath of Fire: posted on Dec 3, 8:31 pm by bozoette (Red Nose) - 11 entries
I advised a friend who was having a frustrating day to take a nice, deep cleansing breath of fire. Turns out I needed one too. (0 likes)


Only in Louisiana: posted on Dec 3, 6:23 pm by Mellie (Valeroni) - 11 entries
Only in Louisiana will you find things like a shrimp boat in the median of a highway. (1 like)


Ad Astra sucks, and other movie talk: posted on Dec 3, 6:02 pm by Mel (Catchy Name Needed) - 4 entries
I'm grabbing at the low-hanging fruit as far as stuff to talk about. So movies it is. (0 likes)


Holiday lies Day 1: posted on Dec 3, 5:45 pm by lisa-marie (this little life of mine) - 5 entries
Welcome to Holidailies 2019! (1 like)


Note To The Holiday Haters: posted on Dec 3, 5:03 pm by animos (My Enduring Bones) - 10 entries
I might not be the merriest of merry makers but at least I'm not mean about it! So here's a note I wrote to the Haters. (1 like)


Fall Road Trip Loop, Part 1: It's Not a Canyon, Really: posted on Dec 3, 2:40 pm by KarenD (Hat on Top, Coat Below) - 11 entries
To avoid being on the mountain during one of the less entrancing times of year up here (between first snow and the lifts opening), Mr. K and I embarked on a road trip south to Utah and Arizona and California. (3 likes)


Alexa-Summon Krampus: posted on Dec 3, 11:59 am by animos (My Enduring Bones) - 10 entries
My struggle to reclaim the Christmas Spirit (0 likes)


This is just to say...: posted on Dec 3, 9:03 am by The Escribitionist Formerly Known As Shmuel (The Ol' Soapbox) - 7 entries
Has anybody tackling the William Carlos Williams meme gotten around to the triolet form? I feel like somebody should. Might as well be me. (0 likes)


Ready Player One: posted on Dec 3, 3:16 am by aubrey (Home) - 6 entries
The other night my brother said, “If anyone told me my sister would be a gamer I’d never have believed them.” Me either. (1 like)


Women of a certain age: posted on Dec 3, 2:15 am by Weetabix (That's My Bix!) - 2 entries
My graduate coordinator and beloved professor is six years older than me. She often grabs my cheek and says “How? How? HOW IS THIS POSSIBLE?” As she also is a head editor for the Norton Anthology, my skincare routine feels positively sanctified by the Powers That Be of higher literary education. I’m going to tell you how this is possible. (2 likes)


Surprising myself with data: posted on Dec 3, 1:13 am by cygnoir (klaxon du cygnoir) - 6 entries
One of the small yet positive habits I have adopted this year is mood tracking. Exist is a “quantified self” service with lots of features, including an easy-to-use mood tracker with a single 1-5 rating and a short description field. (0 likes)


monday morning you sure look fine: posted on Dec 2, 11:34 pm by stef (crickwooder chronicles) - 4 entries
We didn’t get much snow–at least, nothing that stuck– but it was just miserable enough that we don’t have the outside decorations up yet. (0 likes)


Spilling The Tea About 2019: posted on Dec 2, 11:26 pm by jenfullmoon (Chaos Attraction) - 11 entries
Things have changed since y’all last saw me. (1 like)


The Weight : posted on Dec 2, 11:11 pm by 4callingbirds (4 Calling Birds) - 12 entries
In tonight‘s blog, Frosty shares a short story. (0 likes)


Indefinitely: posted on Dec 2, 11:07 pm by zenzalei (Zenzalei) - 3 entries
Looking back on my 2018 re-cap, I saw that one thing didn't turn out the way I thought it would--in the very best possible way. (1 like)


Pumpkin and Peanut Butter: posted on Dec 2, 10:56 pm by nebulopathy (Nebulopathy) - 11 entries
Holiday baking, but for dogs because dogs are usually more deserving than people and I can't make treats for cats. (0 likes)


weather outside comma frightful: posted on Dec 2, 10:46 pm by jenfoo (Jen Larsen) - 6 entries
There are outdoorsy folk, but those folk are wrong. (1 like)


K-9: posted on Dec 2, 9:41 pm by bozoette (Red Nose) - 11 entries
After racking up 216,000 miles on our 2005 Kia Sportage, we traded it in and bought - another Kia Sportage. It's fancy! (0 likes)


I mean, it's good enough, right? : posted on Dec 2, 9:00 pm by sherck (Where's My Plan?) - 8 entries
In which I publicly humiliate myself by showing my ignorance, and also learn a valuable lesson through introspection. Or something. (1 like)


The Advent Kitchen: posted on Dec 2, 8:43 pm by Margaret DeAngelis (Markings: Days of Her Life) - 2 entries
This kitchen, this beloved vista, is where my Advent and Christmas will take place. I did my habitual C&C yesterday and this morning, and then spent the hours I would have been at school taking up the work I abandoned in September. I wrote 500 words of new fiction, about a girl who is forced, kicking and screaming, to church one otherwise quiet Wednesday evening in the summer of 1964. (2 likes)


Day One - Work Day: posted on Dec 2, 7:46 pm by Suzy (MutteringFool) - 1 entry
A glimpse into a gospel sing I covered for the paper. (0 likes)


The Nutcracker: posted on Dec 2, 7:32 pm by Bev (Funny the World) - 11 entries
The Nutcracker is the story of a huge part of our family history. (1 like)


Amazon Junkie: posted on Dec 2, 6:20 pm by Mellie (Valeroni) - 11 entries
I can't be the only one addicted to Amazon Prime, can I? I often wonder if UPS gets tired of coming here as get packages almost daily. (0 likes)


Addiction: posted on Dec 2, 3:27 pm by Visible Woman (Visible Woman) - 9 entries
How do you manage your addictions? If you don't have any, that's great. (Or maybe they are good ones like a healthy diet and exercise.) My big three are crosswords, coffee, and cocktails (0 likes)


Distractable: posted on Dec 2, 1:50 pm by KarenD (Hat on Top, Coat Below) - 11 entries
Writing about the things I did instead of writing. (1 like)


Turning 80: posted on Dec 2, 11:43 am by ljhliesl (Speaking Confidentially) - 9 entries
My mother's turning 80. I'm trying to do a thing. (2 likes)


This is why I need coffee: posted on Dec 2, 10:29 am by Jenipurr (Still Life, With Cats) - 7 entries
Sleep is for the weak. And also for the people who don't have pets. (1 like)


holidailies begin: posted on Dec 2, 9:49 am by ljhliesl (Speaking Confidentially) - 9 entries
The usual saying hi. The first proper entry is http://www.penguindust.com/ljh/2019/12/01/turning-80/. Holidailies wheeee! (0 likes)


So here's where I'm at right now...: posted on Dec 2, 9:29 am by The Escribitionist Formerly Known As Shmuel (The Ol' Soapbox) - 7 entries
It occurs to me that I've just neatly set up three paragraphs where I'm caught between different categories of large hegemonic systems. I hadn't actually planned that. (1 like)


A Gathering of Two: posted on Dec 2, 8:58 am by Mel (Catchy Name Needed) - 4 entries
If you don't know about Knives Out already and you like mystery-type stuff, you need to go see it. It's very good. Plus, it has Chris Evans and Toni Colette and various other actors we like, and Daniel Craig doing a variation on that crazy accent he did in Logan Lucky and showing off his hammy side again. (0 likes)


Coming Together: posted on Dec 2, 3:01 am by aubrey (Home) - 6 entries
Ideologies separate us. Dreams and anguish bring us together. ~ Eugene Ionesco (1 like)


Daily cheese: posted on Dec 2, 12:16 am by Jenipurr (Still Life, With Cats) - 7 entries
We found it. (1 like)


Anticipation: posted on Dec 1, 11:58 pm by MissMeliss (MissMeliss - Bathtub Mermaid) - 2 entries
The kitchen waited expectantly for the ritual to begin. It was like this every year at this time… when the first snow fell, when the stars seemed somehow brighter in the crisp, cold sky, the appliances would begin to Anticipate. (2 likes)


Hi, Holidailies!: posted on Dec 1, 11:53 pm by zenzalei (Zenzalei) - 3 entries
The kick-off! You know, because I did SO WELL with Horrordailies! (0 likes)


the dog that saved my life: posted on Dec 1, 11:52 pm by jenfoo (Jen Larsen) - 6 entries
Some years ago I promised my dog, name of Crom and much less small than he used to be, that I would stay alive for him. The thinking behind the promise being that he would like for me to stay alive because he is fond of me, his human mother and the person who purchases his snacks. (2 likes)


it's the holiday season: posted on Dec 1, 10:46 pm by stef (crickwooder chronicles) - 4 entries
I’m going to use today’s update as my intro post, even though I am fairly certain nothing much has changed in the past however many years I’ve been doing this. (0 likes)


Holidailies 2019 begins: posted on Dec 1, 10:29 pm by cygnoir (klaxon du cygnoir) - 6 entries
Despite being mired in one of the most antisocial, uncreative periods of my life to date, I’ve decided to participate in Holidailies with a goal of writing something every day this December. And instead of doing this on WordPress, I’m going to invest some time and energy into the Micro.blog community instead. (1 like)


Bananas: posted on Dec 1, 10:15 pm by Weetabix (That's My Bix!) - 2 entries
I did a few things that are kind of counter-intuitive, and if you know me, probably kind of self-damaging. (2 likes)


A Definitive Personal Ranking of the Holidays I Celebrate: posted on Dec 1, 10:12 pm by 4callingbirds (4 Calling Birds) - 12 entries
In tonight's blog, Holly decided to rank all of her favorite holidays. (1 like)


Coney Island Christmas Day 6: It Gets Very Weird Around Here: posted on Dec 1, 10:06 pm by jenfullmoon (Chaos Attraction) - 11 entries
For entry/future storytelling purposes, I write down all the snarky lines and happenings while hanging in the green room/during rehearsal. (1 like)


When I Woke Up This Morning: posted on Dec 1, 8:33 pm by Margaret DeAngelis (Markings: Days of Her Life) - 2 entries
So here I am again, without much explanation for the long absence. As The Escribitionist Formerly Known as Shmuel says, what the heck! Let's do this! (1 like)


The Train Picture: posted on Dec 1, 8:28 pm by Bev (Funny the World) - 11 entries
One of my favorite Christmas traditions was Christmas eve, when we lined the kids up and took what we called the "train picture." It's fun to look at them, one after the other, especially when the kids got older and we talked our foreign students into joining the train. (2 likes)


HolidailiesTime!: posted on Dec 1, 8:01 pm by bozoette (Red Nose) - 11 entries
Let's catch up, shall we? (2 likes)


The Wedding Cake Destroyer: posted on Dec 1, 7:15 pm by animos (My Enduring Bones) - 10 entries
A Christmas memory that involves a wedding cake. (0 likes)


Suburbia: posted on Dec 1, 6:54 pm by Mel (Catchy Name Needed) - 4 entries
A little bit about where I live. (0 likes)


Hello, December.: posted on Dec 1, 6:24 pm by Mellie (Valeroni) - 11 entries
What better way to kick off the Christmas month than with a viewing of The Nutcracker?? (2 likes)


NaNoWriMo 2019, or I'm *How* Far Behind?: posted on Dec 1, 6:08 pm by nebulopathy (Nebulopathy) - 11 entries
National Novel Writing Month was going to be easy this year. I prepared! I had an outline! I had *character names*! And then life happened. But I did claw my way back, so at least there's that. (2 likes)


Holidailies Intro: posted on Dec 1, 5:46 pm by sherck (Where's My Plan?) - 8 entries
I've been doing Holidailies long enough, and the community of participating bloggers seems small enough, that I almost feel like an introduction at this point is superfluous. Then again, I'm not the same person this year that I was last year. Are we ever? (0 likes)


So You Got A New Instant Pot...Now What?: posted on Dec 1, 5:38 pm by Lyn Never (Robot Stew) - 3 entries
I’m taking advantage of this year’s Holidailies to finally launch a food blog I’ve been dithering over for forever. (3 likes)


Another Trip Around the Sun: posted on Dec 1, 3:51 pm by KarenD (Hat on Top, Coat Below) - 11 entries
I figured I might as well give it another go--after all, I had success with Holidailies last year even though I'd only written 14 posts in the first eleven months of 2018--this year I've done 15, so I've got even more momentum! (2 likes)


Promises and Plans: posted on Dec 1, 3:13 pm by Visible Woman (Visible Woman) - 9 entries
I promised to write everyday and here it is...me fretting about promises and plans and things I must do. (1 like)


Sunday Stealing: posted on Dec 1, 12:24 pm by Bev (Funny the World) - 11 entries
I've been going through old photos and am going to be posting photos from Christmases past through the month of December. (0 likes)


Holidailies 2019 Begins!: posted on Dec 1, 10:19 am by The Escribitionist Formerly Known As Shmuel (The Ol' Soapbox) - 7 entries
I had planned to put an entry here in January, on the occasion of this journal's 20th anniversary. It was also going to be this journal's final entry (3 likes)


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