Wanna Bet?

“He wanted to wring Alex’s neck, and he refused to think about why the thought of getting his hands on him in a way that wasn’t just their normal firm handshake made him feel warm and distracted. He did not have a crush on his literal rival. He didn’t. That would be stupid”

Bets can be dangerous, especially ones you didn’t mean to make.

Rating: Explicit

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Parties Are Overrated

“Not only had he agreed to spend the last night of the bloody decade at a loud party filled with people who seem to really miss college, he got ditched by the woman who talked him into going in the first place.”

Parties are so lame. Who needs ’em?

Rating: Explicit

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Going Batty

“Seriously, had he somehow locked himself in? Surely the maintenance crew didn’t come around so early? If so, it was his most impressive case of self-sabotage to date. He sat down with his back to the door and prepared to wait, as the bats took flight with their shrill whistles and clicks. He hoped Gertrude would be alright.

In which Alexei gets locked into the bat house, but it all turns out right in the end.

Rating: Explicit

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It’s almost Sheep & Wool!

Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival is this weekend and I couldn’t be more excited! I have been helping my friend Kate (, @gourmetstash on Instagram) prep for the show, which is just adding to my excitement. It’s going to be a fabulous time!

Russian Tea

Russian Tea Recipe

* 5 to 6-1/2 cups water
* 1-5/8 cups sugar
* 40 cloves
* 2 cinnamon sticks (optional)

Simmer for 45 minutes

* 4 cups water
* 4 individual bags black tea

Steep for 7 minutes

Mix water & tea


* 12-ounce can frozen condensed orange juics
* 1 quart pineapple juice
* 1/2 cup lemon juice

Can be served hot or cold.

My accent, apparently

Apparently I came out as 95% Midland and 92% Southern. I’m one mixed up Tennessean.

What American accent do you have?
Your Result: The Midland
“You have a Midland accent” is just another way of saying “you don’t have an accent.” You probably are from the Midland (Pennsylvania, southern Ohio, southern Indiana, southern Illinois, and Missouri) but then for all we know you could be from Florida or Charleston or one of those big southern cities like Atlanta or Dallas. You have a good voice for TV and radio.

The South




The Inland North


The West


The Northeast


North Central



the most beautiful thing



“Every atom in your body came from a star that exploded. And, the atoms in your left hand probably came from a different star than your right hand. It really is the most poetic thing I know about physics: You are all stardust. You couldn’t be here if stars hadn’t exploded, because the elements — the carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, iron, all the things that matter for evolution and for life — weren’t created at the beginning of time. They were created in the nuclear furnaces of the stars, and the only way for them to get into your body is if those stars were kind enough to explode. So, forget Jesus. The stars died so that you could be here today.”

~ Lawrence M. Krauss

Oh, Geek Chic, why do I find you now?

Geek Chic Sensitive Warrior

Geek Chic Sensitive Warrior

Geek Chic Scapers Collection

Actually, I love the entire Scapers palette. Maybe someday.

What kind of nerd am I that I didn’t look here first!

Why, hello there…

I just discovered that it’s only been 9 months since my last post, not the year that I thought. Yay, me. I’m not sure where I plan to go with the blog this round, but it’ll probably be less structured and involve more rambling in the vein of this post. Read at your own peril of boredom. Continue reading

Farmers’ Market Pizza: Vegetarian Times

I’ve not made this recipe yet, but I plan to tomorrow. I received a request from a friend, so here is the recipe. I will paste an update after I make it.

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