My name is Liz. I need direction. I overuse commas, my house is a mess, my hair needs a trim and I have no marketable skills: It's fun here, you'll see!

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June 6th, 2013

Daddy’s Back!

I know, I did it again. I’m sorry. I’m really sorry this time. We had just gotten our relationship back on track. There were some posts, a few laughs. I talked about writing more posts, and then… I went out for cigarettes and just didn’t come back. The other bloggers keep telling you I’m a […]

March 26th, 2013

Kindergarten Crap

Truth or dare, dear reader? (By the way, you have to pick dare for this to work). Oh, dare, you say? Well, fine! I dare you to park yourself in a place where stay at home parents gather for mid-morning coffee, listen to their conversations about schooling and NOT punch someone in the face. I’m […]

February 19th, 2013


Say, now! Who is that dashing fellow? No, seriously, I want you to guess. If you guessed: “The son of a rural German pretzel maker who dreams of one day going to university far away in the big city to study wolf psychology” … YOU MIGHT AS WELL BE CORRECT. However, the correct answer is: […]

February 1st, 2013

Tender and Rare

Hey! Do you like barfing? Well, I hope so, because today’s post might make you do exactly that! Don’t be scared. Barfing is part of science. And science is made up of facts. Fact #1: Sometimes when you are watching Bob’s Burgers in your pajamas, you need to write an important email to your friend, […]

January 30th, 2013


Greetings, Each of You! My Creative Hero and friend, Larry Blamire, has a dream. And that dream is Steam Wars. LOOK AT THAT! How COOL is that? All of the art is original, done by Larry. But what’s it all about? From the Steam Wars website: The powerful Prussian Empire has strengthened its hold on […]

January 25th, 2013

Saving Money: A Guide For Everyone (But Mostly Girls) – Part 4

Hello, wastrels! Today, in the final installment of the paycheck-stretching guide I have no business writing, I’d like to make mention of a few odds and ends that I think you may find helpful in your quest to save a little cash. The first, which I promised you last time, is more of a warning… […]

January 14th, 2013

Saving Money: A Guide For Everyone (But Mostly Girls) – Part 3

Happy Monday, everyone! Did you all enjoy the Golden Globes last night? Didn’t all those women look lovely in their fancy custom dresses and borrowed diamonds? Depressing, huh? Trust me, I know how it is. You look at all those women and you get to thinking about how you usually look like a Central Floridian […]

January 9th, 2013

Saving Money: A Guide For Everyone (But Mostly Girls) – Part 2

Oh my god you guys, hi again! As I promised you yesterday, in Part 1 of this extremely professional and well-researched series on how to stretch your dwindling paycheck, today we will discuss your teeth and your money and how best to combine them. There are necessary dental hygiene tasks that must be completed daily, […]

January 8th, 2013

Saving Money: A Guide For Everyone (But Mostly Girls) – Part 1

Hello, Womenfolk (and Otherfolk who are reading this blog). Did you spend a ton of money on gifts for loved ones this holiday season? Did you just open your bank statement and cry? Did you then wonder why you are still getting bank statements in the mail even though it is 2013? Well, don’t fear. […]

December 20th, 2012

Hi Again & Christmas Music

Hi, fools! I’m back! By way of explanation for my absence, allow me to post this photograph, which I took: (Please note: This was taken during a training exercise at Ft. Irwin; no one was hurt during this explosion) Okay! That part is over now. *** Are we all having a nice holiday season? I […]