Category Archives: holidays

Holiday Cocktail Recipe: Warm Woody

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This is a very simple hot beverage that is popular at a restaurant up in Lake Tahoe, Riva Grill.  It’s called a “Warm Woody” probably because their other popular cocktail is called a “Wet Woody”.  It has to do with wooden boats or something.  The Wet Woody is a blended beverage chock full of rum.  The Warm Woody is a… Read more »

Top 5 things I love about Christmas

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What makes this Yuletide time of year so special? Below are the five things I enjoy…in no particular order. 1) Christmas specials – While I’m not a big fan of Frosty or The Grinch, I do enjoy a Charlie Brown Christmas.  One of the more obscure holiday TV specials I enjoy is the Claymation Christmas special.  It came out back… Read more »

Milestone: Hosting my first Thanksgiving

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That’s right, in a few weeks, I will be in charge of a holiday. My parents are flying in from California and Paul’s parents are coming down from North Dakota to celebrate with a big ol’ turkey. As Thanksgivings go, it will be fairly small for me, only 6 adults in attendance. However, it’s not the actual holiday that is… Read more »

Bored this week? Play a Halloween game!

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Starting last Friday, there’s a phenomenon that happens only around Halloween.  You might be walking down the street to get to your office or just meandering through the Target parking lot when you notice something odd about someone… They are wearing a cloak. Then you realize that it’s Halloween, but then you look more closely and they are wearing jeans… Read more »

They call it witchcraft

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As a child, I never wanted to be a princess. I wanted to be a witch. Needless to say, it’s my go to Halloween costume. And no, I don’t need to sex up my witch costume. I’m sexy and I know it. Even as a teenager (and yes a little as an adult), I was fascinated by witches. They have… Read more »

Top Five Reasons Halloween is Awesome

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Not to start a Halloween controversy, but these are the top five reasons why I love Halloween.  Your reasons for enjoying this festival of frights, magic, and possible Celtic rituals, might differ, but this isn’t your blog, so moving on… Candy. Seriously, this is really the main reason I love Halloween as a kid. Of course, now I can buy… Read more »

Inappropriate Halloween Costumes: All new wrongness & Star Wars

Why is it that costumes for females are all pretty much the same? I mean for little girls and young teens they are all cutesy. For grown women they are almost all sexy. I even saw a sexy clown costume…what part of a clown is sexy?!? I found it in the Party City circular we received in the mail this… Read more »