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Rock You Like A Grandmonstercane! The 2012 Hong Kong Chinese New Year

Monday, January 30th, 2012

If you’ve never had the chance to go overseas, I highly recommend it. Why? Because it’s not where you currently are and it has the potential to give you a whole new appreciation for how things are done elsewhere. We need that. We need a reminder that we’re not the center of the universe. We also need a reminder that true evil exists, usually in the form of an in-law. In my case, my guy’s Grandmonster. The recent Chinese New Year gave her a number of opportunities to have the elite ninja squad she keeps on payroll snuff me out, only that didn’t quite happen. No, she had other forms of torture planned. I’m getting ahead of myself, though. Are you ready for some video clips to accompany this? Then read on!

Classic Blog Post: Coming Soon: Tesla Girls, Book Covers and the Ultimate Evil!

Saturday, January 28th, 2012

Original Publication Date: 6/10/08

“…Tesla Girls…Tesla Girls…I’m in love with Tesla Girls…”

Gotta love OMD and you gotta love the fact these guys got back together some 20 years after parting ways to release a live DVD of one of their classic albums, then deliver another 12 of their delicious hit songs.  But seriously, what the hell is a Tesla Girl?  If they’re any good, maybe they have brothers?  Mmm…Tesla Boys!

Why I Don’t Write M4M Romance Novels

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

Note From The Author: This is a post I did two weeks ago as a guest blogger on author Patricia Logan’s site. Originally, I was going to let it be a one-off and then move on. However, it received some positive comments and since the original post was published with rather a creatively distracting font color, I figure I’d go ahead and preserve it here. If you’ve already read it, I’ll see you on Thursday. If not or if you’d like to read it again, here you are!

I was elated when Patricia Logan deman…uh…asked if I’d be a guest blogger on her site. You see, she has a habit of spending a great deal of time making sure people don’t know who I am, or calling my innocent little ol’ self some names I dare not repeat because the nuns who raised me at the orphanage would be mortified. But, she’s old and drinks. What can you expect?

Classic Blog Post: Forget Indiana Jones…Andy Stevenson Has Sex!

Saturday, January 21st, 2012

Original Publication Date: 5/27/08

Hey gang!

Exciting news.  I would have added another exclamation point there, but I don’t want to overdo it.  Oh, heck, let’s overdo it.  Exciting news!!!  There.  I feel better.  Don’t you?  A draft of the cover art for Andy Stevenson Vs. the Lord of the Loins should be in my e-mail box this week, so I’ll finally have an idea of just what the overall package of the book will look like.  Am keeping my fingers crossed…and a few other extremities.  Why?  Because I can…even when it twists and hurts a little.

Life, Love, Alzheimer’s and Prelude to the Lair of the Grandmonster

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

I look at children these days and, aside from being generally annoyed by them, relish in the look of wonder and amazement if their eyes at what they see around them. There will come a day when they realize the world is a much more complicated place, but as dark as it can be, there’s also light. Imagine the day it dawns on them and they say “I love you!” to someone only to suddenly have it take on a new, deeper meaning. I’m not even talking romantic love, but rather the love of friendship and as a child to a parent. The child becomes an adult. Now imagine watching it backwards and the adult becomes the child and that dawning never comes again. Ain’t that a bitch? But it does cause one to pause.

8 Most Frequently Asked Questions For Justin Bieber and Kage Alan

Monday, January 16th, 2012

From Hot In Cleveland:

Joe Jonas:
I’m a little surprised by all the Justin Bieber.” (on Betty White’s Ipod)
Betty: Really? I love her!

And we love Betty White! And if we didn’t before, we do now after that comment. Fortunately, Pookie and I have loved her for a very long time. Anyway, I thought I’d have a bit of fun with today’s post. It seems like everywhere I go, either at the mall with dad or online, there’s always something around pertaining to Justin Bieber. Apparently the little tyke is popular, so I looked up the most common questions he’s asked by fans and thought I’d take a stab at answering them for myself…if I had fans.

Classic Blog Post: Lick Me…and Other Assorted Cheese

Saturday, January 14th, 2012

Original Publication Date: 5/19/2008

I walked into work, set my things down, stepped out on the production floor and damn near ran clear into my delightfully cranky older friend.

When Grandmothers and Grandmonsters Team Up And Go Bad

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

Grandmothers are believed to be warm, kind, cookie-making wisdom-sharers willing to embrace the future while keeping us grounded by reminding us of our past. Can’t you just smell the ham or turkey cooking in the kitchen and the sweet voice of reason reminding us why should keep perspective on life when things don’t go our way? Ah, and what a shame it’s all just a bunch of bullshit. It’s the thing Grimm’s fairy tales are made of. In the same way that I’ve come to realize my parents are just as messed up as everybody else–in a good way, mind you–grandparents seem to have it a bit worse…and they’re still related. (gasp!)

Classic Blog Post: The Propensity for Perfection

Saturday, January 7th, 2012

Original Publication Date: 4/30/08

Sorry, folks.  In a bit of a serious mood tonight.  A subject has recently come up with friends and I’m thinking this out as I go.  Where to start?

Do we expect our partners to be perfect?
Do we expect ourselves to be perfect?

Truthfully, are we perfect?


Kage Alan: Unzipped and Less Than Wholesome!

Thursday, January 5th, 2012

Psst! Wanna know a secret? When it comes to blogging, I only have an idea for 1 in 3 blog posts that I sit down to write. They’re a crap shoot. No, not that kind. The other kind. The clean kind. My first pass at writing one is usually allowing my mind to upchuck whatever the hell it has lodged in its throat. The second pass tries to make sense of it, then the third pass is merely there for me to find a way to make it entertaining for my ass (figuratively speaking). After all, if I can’t read it, how can I expect someone else to? The scary part is that there are times I really open up and bare myself, yet I never know if that particular post is going to go over well or make me look like a total ass. You just don’t know. Well, I don’t know. Anyway, I was curious after the New Year to look through Google Analytics and see what my Top 5 blog posts were in terms of traffic. You ready for this?