Category Archives: Fun Stuff

Hazards of a Windy Day ~ Watch Out!

Hazards of a Windy Day ~ Watch Out!

We are fully into the autumn season here in the Northern Hemisphere, with winter fast approaching. Thus, as the days grow shorter, the weather becomes increasingly unpredictable. Today, your friendly author comes to you with a word of warning and a visual reminder of the potential hazards to being caught unaware by an abrupt gust… CONTINUE READING…

OMG! Mind-blowing Trivia!

OMG! Mind-blowing Trivia!

Maybe these twenty fascinating tidbits won’t blow your mind, but they might come in handy when watching Jeopardy or playing Trivial Pursuit! Hershey’s Kisses are named after the kissing sound the deposited chocolate makes as it falls from the machine onto the conveyor belt. The Titanic wreckage was discovered during a top-secret mission to search… CONTINUE READING…

BACK to BLOGGING! Giveaway Winners!

BACK to BLOGGING! Giveaway Winners!

My big BACK TO BLOGGING GIVEAWAY is over so it is time to announce the winners. So exciting! I will be attempting to contact each winner by email, but of course cannot guarantee the mail-gremlins will not chew it up and spit into a spam folder! If your name is below, please respond to the… CONTINUE READING…

Fun to Poke Fun at the Dandies!

Fun to Poke Fun at the Dandies!

“If people turn to look at you on the street, you are not well dressed.” The above quote is attributed to George Bryan “Beau” Brummell, and he wasn’t being ironic. Brummell was the trendsetter and undisputed master of the perfect tailoring and simplicity of understated style which became a hallmark of the fashionable Regency Era… CONTINUE READING…

BACK to BLOGGING GIVEAWAY!

BACK to BLOGGING GIVEAWAY!

I am SO happy to be returning to a regular blogging schedule…. and SO thankful to my faithful readers…. and SO excited to welcome new visitors (who will hopefully become new readers of my novels)…. that I simply MUST say thank you with a The official entry form, powered by Rafflecopter, is at the bottom… CONTINUE READING…

It’s confirmed: Bookworms Live Longer!

It’s confirmed: Bookworms Live Longer!

An August 8, 2016 article by Erin Blakemore on Smithsonian.com I just stumbled across is so fascinating I have to share. Below is the whole article, but to read on the website, here is the link: Bookworms, Rejoice: You May Live Longer   Bookworms, Rejoice: You May Live Longer Let’s face it: People who love… CONTINUE READING…

Marriage Advice, Georgian-Style

Marriage Advice, Georgian-Style

Today’s humorous tidbit comes from “The Five Strange Wonders of the World” printed and sold in Bow-Church-Yard, London, between 1750 and 1785. Courtesy of the Lewis Walpole Library.   Five Things a Man don’t like in a Wife A Woman who will cuckold her Husband She who carries false Tales from one to another She… CONTINUE READING…

La Moustache, 1815

La Moustache, 1815

Here we thought drawing a mustache on an unsuspecting friend was a college frat party stunt or camp prank alongside short-sheeting and toilet-papering. My favorite example of face drawing is from Friends. Imagine my surprise to stumble across the image below on The History of Love. Apparently waiting until someone falls asleep and then drawing a… CONTINUE READING…

Muppets: Game of Chairs

Muppets: Game of Chairs

I am a HUGE Game of Thrones fan, and also a lover of The Muppets, so this hilarious skit from Sesame Street had me rolling on the floor! It’s from 2015, and if you don’t watch Game of Thrones — and I have to pause and ask, “What is wrong with you?” LOL! — then… CONTINUE READING…

Celebrate Independence Day with Sweet Delights

Celebrate Independence Day with Sweet Delights

Coconut Water and Fresh Berry Popsicles Ingredients Fresh Berries (blueberries, raspberries, sliced strawberries, etc.) Coconut Water (best with pure coconut water such as Amy and Brian’s Coconut Juice) Instructions Drop berries into popsicle molds (smaller pieces will go to the bottom, others will have to be gently nudged into the mold using a butter knife… CONTINUE READING…