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Quick Update From the Maeveyverse

I’m still reading – I just rather fell off the Summer Reading list published previously. Here’s what happened. After finishing Lady of Misrule and experiencing, let’s say, disappointment (see my review), I found that the Lady Jane Grey bug was still batting away at me.  I watched the fabulously beautiful “Lady Jane” and cried a… Continue reading Quick Update From the Maeveyverse

Books · Ranty McRant

Life Is A Short Story

The short story is literature’s spyglass focused humans in all their glory and pettiness. Think of every human trait: generosity, devotion, generosity, charity, love, patience, mercy, jealousy, envy, greed, antipathy, selfishness, apathy – they’re all there, magnified and showcased in often unforgettable tableaus. It’s interesting how often random encounters in real life will suddenly start… Continue reading Life Is A Short Story

Inner Toddler Tantrum · Ranty McRant

Another Rabid Case of PoorLittleS**tUponMe-Itis

(title updated because, well, it was kind of rude) No - not ME!! This stupid, whining cow! I think I shall take myself away from Le Internet for a short while, lest I have a complete, behind-baring meltdown and find myself featured on WTF post somewhere......  🙂 Happy Thursday! (The meltdown reference is a little… Continue reading Another Rabid Case of PoorLittleS**tUponMe-Itis

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The Spiceman Cometh (because fall is here I guess)

I’m reblogging this because it’s that time of year again. That time of year when I get all twitchy because you know, “the spice that dare not speak it’s name” comes screaming to the foreground of all things culinary. Actually, it slithers in sneakily in the guise of “Pumpkin Spice” Fie on you Pumpkin Spice AKA n****g! Fie I Say!

Wannabe Martha

Some people are upset with Starbucks over their Pumpkin Spice Lattes. Apparently the “pumpkin mix” incudes condensed milk. The “some people” would be vegans. You can see how this would present a bit of a problem. Now, I’m not sure why anyone would actually want to be a vegan, but what I’m really confused over is why anyone wants their coffee infected with pumpkinyness.

I actually like pumpkin stuff – as long as it’s pie or muffins or cookies with cream cheese frosting. OK, Jack-o-Lanterns are fine too, but that’s it. I really don’t understand the all-things-pumpkin craze anymore than I understand the all-things-zucchini obsession.

Really though, it’s the whole “spice” combo that worries me. I’m sort of weird about spices and I harbor suspicions about the actual contents of the pumpkin-pie-spice mix. Mostly I suspect (and fear) that it contains nutmeg. Now, as far as I’m concerned (and have…

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