The Kids Are Going to Be Alright…

This is one of those “random thoughts Sam vomits out at 5am” type of posts. A lot of things have been swirling around in my head since my ill-fated birthday party (sorry, again, America… I promise to never again acknowledge the day of my birth!).  One is that I DO have hope.  Not necessarily for…

10 Things To Make 2017 Laugh at How Ridiculous 2016 Was.

So we can all agree, no matter what side of the proverbial aisle we stomp down, 2016 was a pile of …. well,  you know!  No need to make resolutions when these 10 simple things can make not only your 2017 better, but everyone’s a little brighter.  And let’s face it we all want 2017…

RESOLUTIONS- The One Where I Use the “F” Word, Alot

So I found this Tumblr post from a year ago about not making resolutions for 2016, and I think it still holds true… and I did make it through 2016 feeling the same way.  Here it is with some current thoughts In the past I’d make a resolution…usually relating to losing weight or some superficial…

Best of 2016- Games edition

I’ll start this by saying I didn’t get to play nearly as many new games as I wanted; and I didn’t play many of the ones that folks are raving about on the rest of the interwebs.  But of the ones I did play, here are my top NEW 2016 games (in no real order)…

End of Year Game Bonanza

Just this week a SLEW (technical term for “oh my gosh those are huge boxes of games”) of new hot games arrived into warehouses and shops… our to be included.  While I don’t have time to play any of these right now, all of these are on top of my “play these first in 2017”…

This is….Me??

This Fall on ye old network TV there are two shows that not only star plus size actresses, but also center around their plus sizedness.  One is all the rage and getting tons of kudos. The other is a typical family sit-com which won’t last past this season.  As a “plus size” I have some…

Stuff Those Stockings

So you don’t want to spend $60 on a complicated game your non-gaming family members might not enjoy.  Here are some small…. most small enough to stuff in a stocking… games to get them hooked. For the writer and storyteller- GLOOM.   Gloom is a fun card game in which you get to tell gory…

Games for Holiday Gatherings

You’re a gamer, your cousin Joe is not.  Aunt Edna won’t shut up about her crazy neighbor, and uncle Bob voted opposite you in the election.  Yet you have days to spend with them and get along.  Co-Operative games are a great gateway for those that aren’t really into board games, because you and other…

I Built it… Will they Come??

I’m in a mid-life crisis… duh!  One where I’m re-assessing my interests and value.  And it’s confession time – I’M A BOOKSTORE OWNER WHO HASN’T READ A BOOK IN OVER A YEAR… I read my monthly books for book club but that is it.  I tried to read, I really did… but nothing has grabbed…

Blinders

My work and personal life got crazy there for a bit so I didn’t make time to write… today my world (and that or lots  of people) imploded and I’m just going to vomit out thoughts as fast as I can type. First to my fellow Americans, I’m sorry. I’m sorry that half of you…

I am woman hear me… meow

I have a certain body part that’s been grabbing headlines recently (rim shot).  Something I’ve been struggling with not just during this spite filled election cycle, but for the past few years is WHY having said body part makes me less of a person. It wasn’t something I came upon much living in a large…

1.5 Bucket Items Checked Off

On Saturday the teen and I trained it up to the Big Apple for  New York Comic Con.  Teen and I had started going to Cons together last February (2015) when we took him to Zenkaikon.  We aren’t really into Manga or Anime, but Matt Mercer was going to be there.  Anyway, after that one…