You’ve Had The Old Bull; Now You Can Have The Young Calf

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If you’ve never seen Step Brothers, a) you’re missing out and b) you won’t have any idea what the title of this post means. If that’s the case, obviously you need to go watch Step Brothers, right? Or at least this clip. Warning: if you’re easily offended by language, you might want to take a pass […]

The Creepiest Thing Ever

The Creepiest Thing Ever on Chic n' Geek

Yeah, so those winter blues that I avoided in December? I thought I dodged a bullet and my annual winter depression was a thing of the past….then January came and no such luck. So if you’re reading this and feeling like shit trying to slog through your own SAD abyss, you’ve come to the right place for […]

2015 Movie Recap

2015 Movie Recap on Chic n' Geek

Guess what time it is? Movie recap time! Have I really been at this for eight years now? Apparently yes. To the tune of a running total of 438 movies seen in the theater, even though my annual total this year was a measly 45. I don’t even want to do the math and add […]

When Did Relaxing Become So Stressful?

When did relaxing become so stressful on Chic n' Geek

Thanks to global warming El Niño, Christmas turned out to be not so bad this year. Instead of the usual SAD-induced sofa coma I find myself in this time of year, I have been savoring every humid minute of this unseasonably warm December and actually had all gifts not only purchased but WRAPPED a week and […]

White-Knuckle Christmas

White-knuckle Christmas on Chic n' Geek

I may be the only one who recommends this book as a great holiday read, but I think it is: Maxed Out: American Moms on the Brink (not an affiliate link because Amazon closed my affiliate account for reasons I’m too weary to investigate…not that I ever made so much as one cent from affiliate links […]

If Personal Blogging is Dead, Does That Mean You’re Not Really Reading This?

If Personal Blogging is Dead, Does That Mean You're Not Really Reading This

Apparently this is the year that personal blogging died, if you haven’t read/heard. Dooce allegedly quit blogging…although she’s actually still blogging. Andrew Sullivan quit blogging, revealing that he had no choice but to quit because it was literally killing him. Young House Love quit last year…but recently crept back after a year of silence, mostly, […]

That Time My Daughter Was Internet Famous for a Day

That time my daughter was internet famous for a day

Rabbit Rabbit! Happy official start of the depressing slide into winter, my most hated season. At least the leaves are pretty…for about a week more until they all fall off and there are just blank trees and coldness for the next five months. Did I mention I hate winter? Anyway, at least the most meh […]

Fall Faves


Hi fall, in all your over-sold pumpkin spice glory! Once a pumpkin spice zealot myself, I can officially say that the world has ruined it and I ate my much anticipated Krispy Kreme pumpkin spice donut this year and felt nothing. With the exception of skinny pumpkin dip and maybe a pumpkin k-cup now and […]

Last First Day

Last first day

I never take first day of school photos. Ok, once I took one–Mimi’s first day of kindergarten. Possibly I took a few more, back in the days when photos came from real cameras with real film then, at least in my case, mostly went right inside a real shoebox once back from the drugstore or […]