Author: hotmess

Musings

Happy Banned Books Week!

ShareDid you know there are people out there still trying to ban books from schools and libraries?  Have you noticed how there is always someone trying to infringe upon the freedom of others because they are afraid?  I’m not just talking about books, but pretty much we’re always trying to […]

Sriracha braised brisket on a plate with green beans topped with mushrooms and feta cheese, and roasted potatoes.
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Sriracha Braised Brisket

Share   I dedicate this post to my friend Robert, at work, also known as Number 2, whose love of Sriracha and meat knows no bounds.  Thanks for always fixing the things I break. If you don’t get that reference, this is probably not the blog for you.  Because I […]

Musings

Fictional Men Are So Irritating

ShareI think I’ve said this a couple hundred times, but I am a fan of the written word.  I grew up around it, as both of my parents were avid readers.  My office is just a desk and some curtains and walls of books because I like to feel surrounded […]

Musings

I like big words

ShareI’d follow that up with “and I cannot lie,” but, I feel like that’s been played out.  But, just so you know, the song is now stuck in my head: God. Damnit.   At least there’s an orchestra.  That makes it classy, right?   So, I’ve been studying vocabulary.  Because […]

Musings

#yesallwomen

Share#yesallwomen   Who’s sick of hearing the “#yesallwomen” tweets and updates that have swept social media since the tragedy in Santa Barbara? Newsflash, you’re part of the problem. A big part. Sorry to hit you with some tough love there, but you may as well get used to it, because […]

Appetizers

Southern Pimento Cheese Spread

Share Happy Memorial Day, y’all!  The Boy and I love to celebrate holidays, and by “The Boy and I” I really mean I love to celebrate holidays, and The Boy just typically goes with it. To celebrate Memorial Day, The Boy and I will be taking a picnic to go […]

Musings

Cinnamon Vanilla Caramel Pop Corn

Share  So, one of my first friends out here in Colorado had a personal emergency and is going to be driving back to her hometown this week.  For her, that’s a 21 hour drive, and having just recently made that drive moving out here from Virginia, I figured I’d do […]