Category Archives: Holidays

Stereotypically Irish

I know I’ve mentioned my friend Greg before…y’know, Greg, the Irishman who grew up just outside of Dublin and only recently moved to Canada to marry his lovely wife Jenn? (Well, if you hadn’t heard the story – now you know.  Greg is awesome, has red hair, will talk your ear off in a political…

Love: Ain’t it a wonderful, terrible, crazy old bitch?

Okay, so it’s Valentine’s Day…the day that we are to celebrate in all ways possible the “Great L’Amour”. The day on which chocolates have no calories, millions of flowers give their lives for our pleasure and Hallmark execs make room in their vaults for more bags of gold.  People lose all good sense and Cupid…

My luve is like a great old shoe…

(Yes, that was a really bad play on Shakespeare.  They can’t ALL be winners.) Well, my day in the sun over at Today’s Mama has passed…another Mama’s playlist is up now, so I figured I’d let you see (and hear) what I sent over. (Y’know – since I’m fairly certain that not ALL of you…

‘Tis the Season to be Thankful!

Pssst! Ri again. So, it’s Christmas night. OMG, I am exhausted. My kid is three – that ALONE should be enough explanation, but add in the fact that my Mother in Law arrived from Texas today, I cooked both a Turkey AND a Standing Rib Roast (complete with Yorkshire Pudding) simultaneously for dinner and I…

Holiday Ad Music

Y’know, I have to give it to advertisers.  They’re including more and more music in their ads, and I like it. Now, don’t get me wrong; the inclusion of a catchy drumbeat or a smooth bassline doesn’t blind me to the fact that they’re trying their damndest to get their hand in my wallet.  But…