Category Archives: Fun Stuff

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…

The Incredible, Edible Peeps!

The Incredible, Edible Peeps!

Peeps are marshmallow candies, sold in the United States and Canada, that are shaped into chicks, bunnies, and other animals. There are also different shapes used for various holidays. Peeps are used primarily to fill Easter baskets, though recent ad campaigns tout the candy as “Peeps – Always in Season”. They are made from marshmallow,… CONTINUE READING…

How to Dress for Derby

How to Dress for Derby

Thanks to the knowledgeable folks at The Art of Manliness — link here — anyone of the male sex can attend the Kentucky Derby assured that he is dressed and groomed properly. This IS the South, after all, where dressing according to the rules of fashion are vital!     This is the link to… CONTINUE READING…

Kentucky Derby Festival begins!

Kentucky Derby Festival begins!

Saturday was the official kick off of “Derby Season” here in Kentucky, so it seemed appropriate to devote myself to what is, without argument, the biggest yearly event to Kentuckians (and to horse enthusiasts everywhere in the USA). Today happened to be my scheduled blogging date on Austen Authors, and with thoroughbred horse racing indisputably an English invention,… CONTINUE READING…

Easter Week 2015

Easter Week 2015

Last year at this time (or rather, the second week of April) as the week marking Easter celebrations and remembrances commenced, I posted a series of blogs on the topic. Some were informational, some were for fun, but all were awesome! Instead of re-posting each one, I am providing easy links.   Easter Movies – With… CONTINUE READING…

Thanksgiving Games

Thanksgiving Games

Are you planning a Thanksgiving party or family gathering? If so, it may help pass the hours while waiting for the turkey to bake if there are plenty of fun activities and games. Here are a few suggestions, some from the present and others from the past. High Energy Games Corn Gobbling Contest: Prepare a… CONTINUE READING…

Literature Classics meet Monsters

Literature Classics meet Monsters

Last week I highlighted novels mashing together Jane Austen with monsters of one sort or another, adding a bit of fun with two titles fabricated by me. Hehe…. That post is here: Austen Monster Mash and the fake titles & authors were #3 The Haunting of Pemberley by Elizabeth Drummant and #12 Anne Elliot: Vampire Hunter by Sam Morrison.… CONTINUE READING…

Austen Monster Mash

Austen Monster Mash

Love ’em or hate ’em, Jane Austen mash-ups are everywhere! By definition, a “mash-up” is a derivative work consisting of two pieces of media conjoined together. In the Austen world this was originally attributed to movies like Clueless and Bridget Jones’ Diary where Austen characters and plotlines were set into modern situations. Lately the term has… CONTINUE READING…