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Nerd Flirting (or The Top Twelve Pick-Up Lines for Geeks)

So, we all know that geeks and nerds are an awkward lot to begin with, but when you mix in hormones and feelings, things can get a bit sticky, and not in the good way. No, not even copious amounts

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Robot Combat League (or How To Ruin A Good Thing In Six Easy Steps)

So, how do you ruin eight-foot-tall, one-ton robots going head to head in single combat? You turn it into a reality show. Robot Combat League is a reality/game/sport show produced Smart Dog Media on Syfy (seen on Space in Canada)

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Posted in Reviews

RIP Discovery Channel (or Television Is Getting Unreal)

So, I’m watching Mythbusters (because explosions), and I get distracted for a moment and forget to skip through the commercials. That’s when I see it. The trailer for a brand new show – Alien Mysteries. *sigh* I remember when Discovery

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Posted in Whine Tasting

Nothing To See Here (or Move Along, Move Along)

So, I wish I could tell you about all the exciting things that happened to me this past week, but there aren’t any stories to tell. No rocks fell from the sky and hit me. No holes opened up in

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Posted in I'm Just Saying

Cleanup Your Act On Aisle Three (or Holiday Spirit Is Also Known As Rum)

It is important at this time of year to observe a few simple rules when shopping to avoid unnecessary delays and hurt feelings, so here is my seasonal shopping guide, or Modern Etiquette for the Socially Challenged Part Four Holiday

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Posted in Whine Tasting

Let Me Be The First To Say Humbug (or Nine Ways To Cook Reindeer)

(Photo credit: Wikipedia) I am hiding from Christmas. So far I’ve managed not to hear any Christmas music this year, but mostly because I haven’t left the house. I used to work in retail, so I’ve gotten a lifetime dose

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Posted in I'm Just Saying, Things I know less about than I think, Whine Tasting

I Must Be A Hipster (or How To Write A Good Blog)

Only really cool people like you read this blog. At least that’s what I tell myself. Every now and then, I’ll be reading someone else’s blog and they’ll let us peek behind the curtain and see how many views or

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Posted in Best Of Verbatim Gibberish, Things I know less about than I think

The Top Ten Questions Random People Keep Asking Me (or I Want To Be Alone)

Are you an artist or designer? Would like a chance to make fifty bucks and have your art on the cover of a book. Check out my Cover Art Contest for details on how to enter. And now on with

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Posted in Whine Tasting

An Offer I Can’t Refuse (or Thanks For The Memory)

So, okay. I’ll admit it. I’ve never seen The Godfather. There, I said it. Don’t all unsubscribe at once. Neither have I seen Part Two (I hate coming in on the middle of a story) nor Part Three (although from

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Posted in Smile for the camera

Have A Nice Day (or Did You Miss Me?)

Sometimes, when I’m waiting in line and the cashier is really nice to me, I wonder “Is she making fun of me? Do I have something on my face. Is my hair standing up straight like I just stuck my

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Posted in Whine Tasting
Divide and Conquer: A collection of short stories from the workshops of Foil & Phaser for your Kindle or ePub reader.
Divide and Conquer Volume One

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