Up first: 47 Meters Down: Uncaged!Q: What's scarier than a great white shark hunting unsuspecting divers? A: A blind great white shark hunting unsuspecting divers... in a sunken ancient Mayan city. With CATACOMBS. Okay, so the blind thing may not actually be as scary as it looks. But look at the picture! It's creepy, amirite?? … Continue reading The Weekend in Silly Creature Movies!
So yeah, I know, this is really more of a continuation than an addition of new info. BUT hey, a post is a post, right? I could probably do an entire post about the perils of taking a shower with a busted ankle. But instead, let's just say that at the ortho's office, it was … Continue reading More Gimp Gear: The Cast Cover and the Leg Pillow!
It was a Monday like any other...until it wasn't. I'm a dog walker, by the way. In case it hasn't come up before. Twice a day, I take my muttley crew (see what I did there? #dadjoke) out to some wide open expanse where such things are legal, and let them run, play, and be … Continue reading Gimp Gear: My New Look for the Next 10 Weeks or So
[Note: I'll admit it. This is an older essay I wrote probably over five years ago. But hey, I still feel the same way, only I've seen WAY more of these shows than anyone should admit to. Perhaps I'll do a Part Two someday.] Remember when Survivor first hit the airwaves? It was as if every network … Continue reading Step to My Mad (Survival) Skillz!
When I opened my mailbox this evening, the word "BIBLE" leaped out at me from a flier shoved in the back of the box. I took it out and at first couldn't decipher if this was a pro-Christian, anti-Christian, or worse, some white power meeting being slyly advertised. I scanned all four pages quickly to … Continue reading If Anyone Asks, Say It’s a Seminar!
Okay, so getting back to my very first RPG experience... In Part 1, I told you about how online text-based RPGs work, and that my first game ever was an ER RPG back in 2000. My memory of it was that I played enthusiastically for a while before eventually losing interest and inclination and exiting … Continue reading Confessions of an Online RPG-er, Or Captured in the Amber of the Interwebz – Part 2
(Note: This post got lonnnng! So I'm breaking it up into 2 or maybe 3 parts. Godspeed!) First of all, let's get one thing straight: I do not worship Satan. I do not play Dungeons & Dragons with the kids from Stranger Things on Friday nights (I would actually LOVE to but I could never … Continue reading Confessions of a an Online RPG-er, or How I Learned to Embrace My Inner Fangirl – Part 1
A Short Story by Diane CorsoAuthor's Note: This is a fictional short story I wrote 17 years ago. Inspired by true events, maybe, but really, what isn't? So take it at face value, and don't expect much. Picking Through the Rubble, September, 2001: It’s almost eight on that Sunday night in July before I finally … Continue reading In the Days Before the War When the First Bombs Fell
So this weekend, one of my very best besties, Pam (AKA Adventure Pam) came up from LA to visit Michael and I, and we all headed to Napa for an overnight at the Meritage Resort and Spa, including a trip on the wine train. Pam hadn't heard about the incident from a year or two … Continue reading NAPA: Cliff Swallows and the Hard Times
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