It's back to school time for Jinxie! That's right, I have officially begun my classes, the first two of which are a seminar in Shakespeare (one of my fave topics) and Intro to Anthropology (another fave topic). These are both 8-week courses and I have five more to take by December. What does this mean… Continue reading A is for Apple
Month: June 2011
What is Your Passion?
Today, I welcome a good friend, fellow writer and author, and just an awesome gal all around, Missy Jane, and she is going to discuss her passion(s). Makes sense, right? Romance author = passion. I mean, hell, look at that HOT cover below! *ahem* Take it away, Missy! It’s a given that writers are also… Continue reading What is Your Passion?
Cooking Tips #9
This one may seem a little silly and obvious, but I find it funny and I'll explain why. Last Saturday, while at my grandmother's house and after taking my mother to the ER again the night before, I wanted to have some of the leftover Red Clam Sauce my uncle made a few days… Continue reading Cooking Tips #9
What I Need
Most of you know, especially if you follow me on Twitter or are a Facebook friend, the kind of week and a half I've had. My paternal grandmother passed away on June 11th, two days before my birthday, and I spent my birthday at the mortuary and cemetery planning g-ma's services with my uncle, as… Continue reading What I Need
The Last One
My last grandparent died on Saturday morning around five o'clock. You've seen me talk about her a lot. I call her G-ma. She's the only grandparent I had left since 2003 when my other grandmother (on Umi's side) passed away. She died on grandpa's birthday, August 31st. Before her, grandpa died in February 1995, two… Continue reading The Last One
It’s My Party . . .
. . . and I'll do whatever the hell I want! And what do I want to do today, on this special day, my day of birth? Well, seeing as how I haven't been to bed yet and I'm feeling a bit loopy crazy, I want to give away a copy of my new book… Continue reading It’s My Party . . .
Cooking Tips #8
Do you know how to contain a grease fire? Most people don't. The picture below will show you what happens when a grease fire gets out of control. My oldest niece, who recently graduated from culinary school around the same time this fire happened (I know, it's hysterical), now knows what a grease fire… Continue reading Cooking Tips #8
Cake or Death?
I thought I'd start this post with a little Eddie Izzard, one of my favorite comedians, and this is my favorite part of that particular skit. I was actually looking for a different part of that show, but couldn't find it, so I decided to settle with Cake or Death because really, it is a… Continue reading Cake or Death?
Spaghetti with a Kick
If you don't know, I've been house-sitting all week for a friend of mine who had to go to Texas. However, her youngest son, who was supposed to house sit for someone else, has been here off and on throughout the week. On Wednesday, I wasn't expecting him when I came home from doing some… Continue reading Spaghetti with a Kick
Book Blog Tour Dates
Here you'll find a list of dates and where I'll be, either guest posting or being interviewed. If you'd like to add yourself to the list, please tell me in the comments section and pick a date (no weekends) from the open dates. Also tell me if you'd like to interview me or have me… Continue reading Book Blog Tour Dates