A Tale of Two Pitties (Books, Instagram)

For actor and content creator Dianne Scott, and her dogs Pugsley and Wednesday, life IS art. Daily sketches, recurring characters, and charming adventures fill their Instagram feed, @ataleoftwopitties, to educate and imprint on the 100k followers the many joys of adopting a pitbull. Guided by Hurley, the family's first experience with the breed, each posts... Continue Reading →

Battlestar Galacticast (Podcast)

My husband discovered this podcast by accident, as he read through the Emerald City Comic Con guest appearances. Host Tricia Helfer, better known as Six, and Mary McDonnel, who plays Secretary of Education Laura Roslin, were telling co-host Marc Bernardin how the story development of Battlestar Galactica (2003) hadn't given them the opportunity to perform... Continue Reading →

Galaxy Quest's 20th Anniversary

Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Tony Shaloub, Sam Rockwell, Darren "Chill" Mitchell, Enrico Colantoni, Missy Pile, Justin Long, Rainn Wilson and the late Alan Rickman are a few of the beloved actors and seasoned comedians that made "the best Star Trek film of all time possible". If you haven't watched the 1999 cult classic, stop reading... Continue Reading →

Please and Thank You

This Thanksgiving Day, my first without my mother, I'm taking a moment to address all those who made our life bearable as we witnessed her memories drift away as she gracefully accepted her fate due to Stage IV brain cancer. Read on... According to my Titi (auntie), my mother didn't hesitate to ordered people around... Continue Reading →

Restored by the Fords (HGTV)

When HGTV announced their 2019 "Rock the Block" special I failed to recognize one of the leading designers featured on the show. Mina, Allison, and Jasmine where household names for my husband and I but Leanne hadn't shown up on our radar. After 2.5 years remodeling Château Enginerd, and stealing ideas from every episode of... Continue Reading →

Tokyo Skytree – Day 7.5 (2019)

The quicker we leave, the faster we can return. Right? Piqued by my husband's adamant need to visit the tallest freestanding broadcasting structure in the world (634m) and egged on by the ability to stop in Akihabara on the return trip, I went along with W's plan to trade Yokohama sightseeing for an additional Tokyo... Continue Reading →

Sakuragicho – Yokohama, Day 6.5 (2019)

By the time the Shinkansen rolled out of Shin-Osaka station, I was already in a panic. The WordPress editor's justify function wasn't working well and the Guttenberg editor had earned my ire. A three hour trip with no chance of publishing post would delay many weeks of meticulous musings and pondering. It would also delay... Continue Reading →

Phone/Text/IM or Visit a Friend

Ever wonder why people keep throwing parties and inviting you, even when you RSVP and don't show up? When you are doing a really good ghosting job but they don't take the hint? Let me shed some light on their persistence: People are social creatures. We need the warmth of human touch. Intimacy. Compassion. Comfort.... Continue Reading →

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