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Coming Out as a Geek

I had an epiphany last night. During my religious pilgrimage to the Rammstein show, I realized something about myself. I need to come out of the closet as a geek.

When Mr. G and I arrived at the Palace of Auburn Hills, we were puzzled to find ourselves surrounded by more Dream Theater t-shirts, ill-fitting corsets, and Hot Topic accessories than we had ever seen in any one place, including comic book conventions and Ren Faires. (Yeah, we were 13 once, shut up.) "Scheise," we whispered to each other. "These people are NERDS!"

It should have occurred to us that an extremely theatrical act performed in a European language would attract theater kids and, you know, people who like to talk in European accents. Gamers, historical reenactors, RPG players.

And Mr. G and I were freaks among the geeks. While just about everyone in the entire arena wore black, we went for a "Mein Land" look riffing off of the latest single's retro beach themed video.


Lead singer…

My Baby Didn't Get Eaten Today

No thanks to me! This post is for all the moms out there who feel like they're not Mom Enough or whatever Time magazine thinks will guilt-trip you into buying their latest issue. If your child has survived infancy without getting eaten, I salute you. I'm having a hard time with it this month.

Nux Gallica is almost 16 months old now, and she is growing ever more delectable each day. It's starting to frighten me. Let me explain.

It all started a couple weeks ago, when my local Barnes and Noble advertised a Fancy Nancy Tea Party for little girls and moms. I grabbed a flyer and wrote it down in my calendar, because I often take Nux out to brunch at Barnes and Noble anyway (it's close enough to walk on a pleasant morning), and I am constantly on the lookout for activities that will exhaust the child before naptime. Especially free ones.

A very wise mom-friend of mine gently warned me about the danger of bringing my child to such an event. It is well-known that the spirit of …

Bonded by Michelle Davidson Argyle

Are you excited? I'm excited! This trio of fairy tale novellas will be released soon.


There are lots of fun fairy tale-themed novels out on bookstore shelves right now, but very few of them are of the literary sort. Most are YA or genre fantasy books, which are lovely, but literary fiction is closest to my heart.

Michelle Davidson Argyle is the mother of an energetic little princess, which makes me in awe of her, because I am too, and I am finding it nearly impossible just to write this blog post. Someday soon, my daughter will probably share my appreciation for literature (without pictures or fluffy bunnies to pat). For now, I have to sneak my grownup reading into naptimes.

And Michelle's books are about to find a place in that precious time slot! Hooray!