Archives for 2011

Shoving At the Comfort Line

Filed Under: Book Related, Life, Mental Health

I've been trying to figure out why it's taken me so long to write a follow-up post to the "Where Do I Go From Here?" post and I've come to a couple of conclusions. First and foremost is the fact that I knew I needed to respond to your comments and I just didn't have it ...

Writers Are Like Power Ninjas!

Filed Under: Book Related
Power button

The whole thing started with me talking to Heather about something or other on Skype which led me to this post about awesome stuffed pork chops which then led me to this post about not cleaning up enough--shocker!--which then led me to this post about self-doubt and writing and all the fun stuff that comes ...

Where Do I Go From Here?

Filed Under: Book Related, Food and Drink, Mental Health, Tech/Videos/Video Games

I have entered no man's land with regards to where I stand in the blogging world. And that's awesome when you're just blogging cause you want to write about what's going on with your life and there is absolutely nothing wrong with that. BUT, when you're wanting to gain some respect in MULTIPLE areas, it's ...

Working On Ollie’s Video Game Addiction

Filed Under: Life, Tech/Videos/Video Games

I wrote a couple of days ago about Ollie being obsessed with video games. It's getting better. He's getting better. The work-around? Setting a time when there's the possibility of game time. The possibility part has been a battle which has been a nice change from the gaming being the battle. I can work with time ...

Nayan Cat, a Duck and a Techno Viking Walked Into a Bar

Filed Under: Tech/Videos/Video Games

A long time ago in a Viking land far, far away, there lived a bad-ass Viking dude who loved him some techno. And his braided beard. And hated his shirt. In the not so distant past, there lived a normal guy named Tucker and his two small children who all developed an obsession for Nayan Cat. Here ...

Holiday Dessert and Drink Pairings: Not As Hard As You Think

Filed Under: Food and Drink, Reviews/Giveaways
Fabulous Brownies

Thanks to Duncan Hines for sponsoring my writing. There's no limit to the baking possibilities, so grab your favorite Duncan Hines mix and Comstock or Wilderness fruit fillings and Bake On! www.duncanhines.com. When it comes to the holidays, deserts and drinks seem to be in abundance. Figuring out what to serve together isn't rocket science and ...

Ollie’s Obsessed with Video Games

Filed Under: Life

A couple of Mondays ago Ollie absolutely lost it when it was time to leave Cara's gymnastics class. [Feel free to read about that escapade here. I'll wait.] The main trigger of his meltdown was me taking the iPad. The iPad he was playing a game on. As a chick who plays a hell of a ...

Gold Eyeshadow Or Using Makeup From Highschool Because You’re Chicken is Not Only Weird But Also Gross

Filed Under: Life, Reviews/Giveaways
Me with gold eyeshadow.

Thanks to L'Oreal for sponsoring my post about my favorite beauty looks, tips and tricks! Check out Makeup.com for beauty advice from the experts. Moving is a great way to discover stuff you forgot you had. Clothes, money, socks...makeup. I'm not suggesting you should move just so you can find all the stuff you lost and ...

Three Pictures. Three Stories.

Filed Under: Life
Blue Argyle Knee Socks

Picture and Story One Last weekend Mom watched the kids while Tucker and I went out with some folks from Tucker's intern program. Tucker and I had a deal worked where he would buy me a new outfit once I cleaned the apartment since he was going to do a final walk-through with them that following Monday. ...

The Holidays are Bipolar

Filed Under: Life, Mental Health
Thanksgiving Day Turkey

Over the past holiday weekend, I've decided that the holidays need mental help. They are, in fact, bipolar and should, most likely, be medicated. I've also decided this bipolarishness comes from highly set expectations that might be attainable if not for unfamiliar ovens and dry dressing and the black hole that is moving. And I ...

Rolling In the Deep: The Song That Just Won’t Die Covers

Filed Under: Tech/Videos/Video Games

You know you love this song. You also don't want to admit it but, come on, you KNOW you sing it when it comes on. Especially in the shower. It's OK. I do it, too. I've written about this damn song before and I'll do it again. Because I WANT TO, people. Deal. Cause you want ...

Yesterday At Gymnastics or When Ollie Melts Down and Moms Are Cool As Hell

Filed Under: Life
Amy Tucker Google Plus update

You know how there are some days you wish you could do over since you know you'd do them differently and better? Yeah. Yesterday wasn't one of those. Yesterday was one of those you hope you never have to do again. Ever. Mondays are gymnastic days for Cara and we got up and out in ...