Search Results for: Gone Girl

Girl, put your records on, tell me your favorite song

Ever notice how Pandora internet radio plays the same 10 songs by Sting over and over or how Maroon 5 eventually appears on every playlist? You might not get irritated by Pandora’s lack of variety if you’re an infrequent listener, … Continue reading

Once upon a time, there were three little girls who went to the police academy. And one little girl who capitalized on it.

When I was in fifth grade, I started my own little business selling “Charlie’s Angels” trading cards. They cost 25 cents a pack, but I would buy them at the Little Store on my way to school and charge my … Continue reading

My Top 5 best books I read in 2014

It’s the time of year to assess one’s accomplishments and progress in the past 12 months, and today I’m sorry to admit I’ve read only 21 books in 2014. I’m a writer after all, and good writers read. My goal … Continue reading

The upside of ebola: It can turn a slob into a Lysol-brandishing traveler

I am so sick of hearing about ebola, I could bleed out of my eye sockets. Just kidding, all right? It’s a joke, for crying out loud. We can’t even joke about it? I think it’s all a bit overblown … Continue reading

If you haven’t read this novel yet, read it now because it’s good, like a hot dog (and this review is full of spoilers)

Nick arrives home on his fifth anniversary to find a crime scene and his wife missing. Who abducted her and possibly killed her? Right. It’s always the husband. The husband always did it. Or did he? That’s the set-up for … Continue reading

Need some beach reading? I’m eyeing these titles

A friend asked for some book ideas, so I thought I’d share my summer reading list. I haven’t read these titles, but I’ve read good things about them so they’re on my list: I’ve already started “Dosed: The Medication Generation … Continue reading

Bearded lady breathes her last

Minnesota Transplant hasn’t been hanging around here recently. She’s been busy with another project. But she’s popping in with a sad report. Poopie Girl died this afternoon. Poopie Girl is my little nickname for Chloe, the bearded lady, the cutest … Continue reading

Let me try to summarize … (summerize?)

We’re ba-ack. My Beloved and I have returned from low and dry places, and I’ve just now caught my breath to bring my faithful readers up to date. Minnesota Transplant was retransplanted for the winter. Or would that just be … Continue reading

Tall Barbie is full of sound and fury, signifying nothing (except good marketing)

Good on Mattel for making a big splash last week about the new Fashionista Barbie dolls. Publicity equals sales. Yay, Marketing Department! (I used to be a marketer. I get it.) But I don’t think tall, petite and curvy Barbies … Continue reading

$2,569: Another lesson in the healthcare maze

Regular readers may recall my rant about the hidden costs of American healthcare when I discovered a lump in my breast a couple years ago and felt rushed into getting what turned out to be a completely unnecessary ultrasound. Because … Continue reading