Category Archives: crafts and being crafty

Crafting isn’t just a way to kill time, it’s a lifestyle for the cool and coolest. Whether you’re into needles, a hooker, or just love glitter and glue, this is the place to get sharp, original craft ideas.

Scoop: Dagorhir Slices Up Fun at Blackburn Park

Did you miss me? Aw, that’s sweet. I’m around, but I’ve been busy working on the sequel to Temp and contributing to my alma mater’s alumni blog. If you’re a Mayer fan, then bless you. Enjoy this post about the … Continue reading

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Holiday Queries: What to Give People Who Want Nothing

With the holidays coming up, a lot of people find themselves in a pickle. Not a cute pickle ornament on the tree that means a dinky prize if you find it first, but a real honest to goodness problem. If … Continue reading

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More Great Last Minute Halloween Costumes

This year’s Halloween costuming has been a bit of a saga, starting this past summer with a boxed-in promise to deliver a great idea to all you Halloween lovers who are also major planners. Two weeks ago, I cooked up … Continue reading

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Best Homemade Halloween Costume: Phew, I’m Still Original

In my last post, I said that as far as I knew, I was original. Which is true. As far as I knew. Over the summer, I promised to deliver the planet’s most unique idea for a homemade Halloween costume, … Continue reading

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Bra Fittings: Why Being Sized Up Can Be Hell

Not long ago, I was pawing through the mall with twenty minutes to kill before an appointment. I saw a sign for bra fittings. Well, hum-dee-doodle, I thought, that ought to eliminate twenty minutes and maybe I’ll learn something. I … Continue reading

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Glass Marbles: More Complicated than Existentialism

I recently decided that I wanted some marbles. Why, you wonder? Who knows. Sometimes you just get a thing into your head and there’s nothing to be done about it except get what you want. With an objective as easy … Continue reading

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Best Homemade Halloween Costume: Don Your Red Jackets for a Box Hunt

Note to readers: The long-promised “Best Homemade Halloween Costume” update post is now live and can be read here. As I take a break from working on author photos (and holy mackerel, your suggestions blew me away), I’d like to … Continue reading

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Poor Mississippi

The other day I was at one of my favorite Goodwills, and it left me feeling sorry for the state of Mississippi. Not for the classic reasons including floods, other miscellaneous natural disasters, or the fact that, when criticized, surrounding … Continue reading

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