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Friday, October 5, 2012

Check out my new review! The book includes a recipe of mine for gluten-free pasta salad. http://authorsandappetizers.com/2012/10/country-comfort-slowcooker-favorites-cookbook-by-monica-musetticarlin-mary-elizabeth-roarke/

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

I Know I Have Issues, but I'm Actually Missing One

I thought it was odd that one of my magazines didn't show up when the others did last month. Two of them have shown up together since I first got my subscription to them on the same day through a package deal. I had the fleeting thought, what if my lazy jerk of a mail carrier just didn't feel like trying to shove it in the mailbox. It made sense to me since all my September magazine issues came the week of my birthday and he kept cramming packages that didn't really fit in there. You should have seen me trying to pry boxes out of there. Kudos to him for thinking it was easier to shove that in there than walk the few feet to place the box at my doorstep.

So anyway, I went to report the missing issue (you have to wait till a certain date has passed before it's officially "late") and they said they are out of inventory for that issue, so they'll just extend my subscription. That’s all well and good, but now I have to pay more to buy this stupid magazine that I was supposed to have weeks ago? I don’t want to buy it, I got a subscription so it’d be cheaper and arrive neatly at my door. Part of me wants to be defiant and not purchase it, but there’s that little voice that says, “What if this was the issue that would change my life?” One if one man’s laziness leads to me not fully living my life because of some tip in an article that could have forever changed the course of my life. Damn it, now I have to go to the newsstand.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

New cookbook out!


Check out the new cookbook in the Country Comfort series. I have a story about my grandmother's recipe for brown bread included in the book.


http://authorsandappetizers.com/2012/07/country-comfort-cooking-across-america-by-mary-elizabeth-roarke-chef-nicole-roarke/

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

New article on passive aggressive games people play

The passive aggressive games women play against each other.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

The HGTV Green Home

I just looked at the HGTV Green Home and I don't like it. Too open window-wise (how can I keep up with my reclusive lifestyle if people can see me?) Windows everywhere. And how can you hide from uninvited guests who drop by? There's no pretending you're not home if there are walls of windows saying, "She's right there and in her Hello Kitty bathrobe? Does she think she is going for a tousled Kate Moss look with that hair or does she not own a brush?" See? This is why some people need walls and window coverings.

Also, not a fan of some of the decor. Plus, I see myself walking in the upstairs hall, getting dizzy, and plummeting to my death over the railing there. The bathrooms and kitchen are very European. Those are the cabinets I had in Portugal. I wasn't crazy about the handles then, so not sure I want them now. Sigh, what to do if I win? I guess I'll graciously accept it and then get to work on covering up those windows. I wonder if I can find out who Salinger used to do his drapery?

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Stupid Adulthood: Why it hurts to be an adult.

Stupid Adulthood: Why it hurts to be an adult.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

How One Baby Shower Invite Undid Ten Years of Self-Esteem Building

Check out my new article!

How One Baby Shower Invite Undid Ten Years of Self-Esteem Building