Tag Archives: Entertaining

Post the Hundred-and-Thirty-Fourth: Holiday Parties

Gentle Reader, are you thinking of hosting a party for one of the many winter holidays that are now upon us? What a wonderful idea! This time of year is so festive, we wind up “pissing brandy and crapping plum … Continue reading

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Post the Hundred-and-Thirty-First: Last Thanksgiving

It’s no secret, Gentle Reader, that a great deal of my family on both sides is no longer with us. It can be a little rough, at the holidays: my remaining relations are scattered far and wide, and often have … Continue reading

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Post the Hundred-and-Twenty-Seventh: My First Thanksgiving

The first Thanksgiving dinner I hosted, Gentle Reader, not the first one of my life.  It was hosted in the very first house I rented, of course. We had two separate ones – one for my family on Thanksgiving itself, … Continue reading

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Post the Hundred-and-Twenty-Third: Beauty Secrets of the Reverend Doctor: Halloween Edition

Gentle Reader, it is a truth universally acknowledged that I am an enchantingly gorgeous creature. Today, I’ll be giving you some handy makeup tips for use on your candy-and-poor-decision-fueled rampage tomorrow night. Step One: Sit down at your vanity. Step … Continue reading

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Post the Ninety-Seventh: In Which There’s A War On

Don’t you know that there’s a war on, Gentle Reader? Now, I’m not much for blind patriotism, despite the fact that Ex-Husband was an airman; I am huge on the Big Band era, however, and the costuming in general. Thus … Continue reading

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Post the Eighty-Third: A Jazz-Age Castration

Gentle Reader, if you don’t know by now, I’m besotted with the Jazz Age, and I always have been – or rather, with an idealized version of it. It should be no surprise at all that after the collapse of … Continue reading

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Post the Eighty-Second: The Victorian Technological Exposition

According to the Internet, Gentle Reader, my blog is entirely about angry ghosts, abandoned buildings, death, QUILTBAG politics, and my ex-husband.  While this amuses me, this is not entirely what I set out for. For example, there aren’t nearly enough … Continue reading

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