I thought I was going to need a wildlife rehabilitator

by meanlouise March 2, 2016 art

If I don’t start updating my blog regularly soon, I’m afraid JunglePete is going to hack into it and start posting ornithology memes. Grappling with a rheumatological flare this week, I haven’t exactly been a high-functioning machine lately. Today I took a shower, put an oil-based leave-in conditioner in my hair, and went back to […]

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Mortifying moments: ostrich edition

by meanlouise November 17, 2015 true life 2015

A few weeks ago, while on tour promoting her brilliant new book, Furiously Happy (which I did not steal), the Bloggess tweeted a moment of mortification, and her tweeps responded by sharing their own mortifying moments. Ever since, she’s been rounding up her favorites and posting them on her blog. My childhood friend Kara and […]

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Monster Jokes and Riddles

by meanlouise October 18, 2015 books + libraries

Recently, my favorite contrarian, Casey Rae, mentioned that he was running out of jokebooks with bad puns and corny riddles suitable for precocious little girls. Being raised by such eclectically gothy parents, and being whip-smart, I knew exactly the book their kid needed, because I adored it myself: Normal Bridwell’s Monster Jokes and Riddles. It […]

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The (Pumpkin Spice) Singularity

by meanlouise October 4, 2015 true life 2015

Would ya like a pumpkin spice latte to go with that fragrant fall-scented litter box? A photo posted by Rebecca (@meanlouise) on Sep 14, 2015 at 8:40am PDT Mocking pumpkin spice is the new black. And what’s the new black? That’s right, kids, burlap! Okay. Maybe not, so let’s get back on topic. I was […]

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Horrorstör ruined my laundry rack

by meanlouise October 3, 2015 books + libraries

Grady Hendrix’s Horrorstör is clever in all the right ways, but it’s also quite creepy. You can’t ask for much more from a high-concept horror novel. It’s a little too creepy and clever, honestly. I used to love our IKEA clothes drying rack. It folds flat and stores neatly in a nook in the laundry […]

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The Underpass

by meanlouise October 1, 2015 halloween

Happy Halloween! Hang on. I’m being told today isn’t actually the first day of Halloween, it’s the first day of October. Husband is silly before he has coffee! To kick off Halloween and/or October, director David Schmidt (Sword and Cloak Productions) has released a new short horror film. The sound mix is swell, so watch […]

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Our monkey butler made me do it

by meanlouise September 21, 2015 hell (other people)

I was out at the local coffeeshop not caulking the bathtub in our guest bathroom when I ran into a friend who asked me why I wasn’t at home re-caulking the bathtub like I said I was going to be. I’ve been avoiding re-caulking that bathtub for 6 weeks. I’ve spent more time talking about […]

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The Wicker Man, Teletubbies Edition

by meanlouise August 5, 2015 horror & scifi

Sorry for the long absence, I didn’t mean to neglect you so. My sanity wasn’t devoured by bad SyFy movies, but I was quite ill for most of the Spring and early Summer and it’s taken me much longer to get life back to something even close to resembling normality. Wouldn’t want things to get […]

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As Above, So Below

by meanlouise March 20, 2015 anthropology

Randy Cordova’s review in the Arizona Republic sums Archaeological horror flick “Once the characters go underground, things start happening. Not scary things, mind you, but things.”

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Neeson Season

by meanlouise February 20, 2015 pop culture

As soon as I opened wordpress to post Liam Neeson: The Musical, our furnace made a terrible shrieking sound. An additional dose of oil seems to have placated it (for now) but it’s 12 degrees and I’m a little nervous. This wouldn’t be the first time Liam Neeson has menaced our furnace on a cold […]

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