Friday, March 3, 2017


I can't believe one of my favorite shows of all time is ending forever. The Vampire Diaries will soon be no more. I've been dreading it all season. Living in denial. Now it's actually almost finished and I'm not emotionally prepared. Not even remotely. When that last episode ends...

I'll just be in the corning crying - TVD

And then after the sun comes up and reality sets in that it's over. I mean, REALLY over...

Text me every 30 seconds and say it is OK - TVD

I mean, it seems like just yesterday Katherine Pierce arrived in Mystic Falls and was running around, chasing after the Salvatore boys and causing chaos and mayhem.

Catherine Pierce Puppet Master - TVD

Doppelganger hijinx ensued...

Doppelgangers TVD

Because Elena loved Stefan...

Stelena Love - TVD

Stelena - TVD

and then Elena loved Damon (it's OK to love them both).

Delena Dance - TVD

Delena Kiss - TVD

Delena Big Kiss - TVD

And let's not forget the moments of magic with Bonnie...

Bonnie Bennett Magic - TVD

or Lexi...

Lexi and Stefan - TVD

or Klaroline...

Klaroline Dance - TVD

Klaroline Kiss TVD

or the Alaric and Damon epic bromance...

Damon and Alaric - TVD

or the first time Elena vamped out...

Elena is finally a vampire - TVD

or little Gilbert...

Jeremy Gilbert - TVD

and definitely not those epic moments with Team Salvatore...

Damon's Return to Stefan - TVD Bromance

or some long awaited Bamon love...

Bonnie Returns to Damon - TVD

or even the moment that Katherine finally got Stefan...

Katherine Stefan Kiss - TVD

and surely not our favorite human, Matty blue eyes...

Matt Donovan - TVD

or that resident hunk & hybrid, Tyler.

Tyler Lockwood - TVD

I have to say too, that it just wouldn't have been the same
without my favorite Sheriff, Liz Forbes.

Sheriff Forbes - TVD

When she died, I cried. Real. Tears.

I have so many great memories of The Vampire Diaries.
I discovered it on Netflix and from this moment...

Damon Hello Brother - TVD

I was  hooked.
It got me through some tough times, especially when my mom passed away in 2012. Mystic Falls and my favorite vampires were my escape and my refuge...and my favorite weekly destination. And even though the impending end of this show is making me feel like this...

Stefan It's Over - TVD

Elena It Hurts - TVD

Please Don't Leave Me - TVD

I'm still so glad I got to spend the last eight years with my Mystic Falls family--
every last vampire, werewolf, hybrid, witch, and human. 

Damon This - TVD

I'm really going to miss TVD though. So I'm going to end this homage to The Vampire Diaries with a quote from Damon Salvatore, that sums up pretty nicely how I feel about saying goodbye to everyone in Mystic Falls.

Damon - Hole in your life - TVD


Monday, January 30, 2017

Badass, Epic, and Beautiful MJ Monday

One of my readers, a Michael Jackson fan like myself, requested that I do another MJ Monday post, since it's been awhile since I've done one. So, Miranda, this is for you.

Badass Michael

Badass Michael Jackson MJ Monday

Epic Lip-Biting Michael
MJ Epic Lip Bite MJ Monday

Beautiful Michael

Enjoy your Monday!

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Well, folks, I've not done a Tasty Tuesday recipe in quite awhile, so I thought it was high time (as opposed to, you know, low time) that I did one again.

It Gets Better Gif

Oh yes indeedy it does. Since it's Fall and I'm in the baking mood, I thought I'd re-share one of my favorite cookie recipes. Like ever. It's the one for my Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies that I shared way back in 2010. Because, you know, that was six long years ago! And it's still my fave cookie recipe!

Damon THIS Reaction Gif

So, get your taste buds warmed up and get ready to make some cookies, y'all. And I do mean the best Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies you'll ever eat!

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

1 Cup Canned Pumpkin
3/4 Cup Sugar
1/2 Cup Oil
1 Egg
2 Cups Flour
2 TSP Baking Powder
1 TSP Cinnamon
1/2 TSP Salt
1 TSP Baking Soda
1 TSP Milk
1 Cup Chocolate Chips
1 TSP Vanilla

Dissolve baking soda in milk; set aside.
In large bowl add pumpkin, sugar, oil, and egg; stir.
Add flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and baking soda mixture. Mix well.
Stir in chocolate chips and vanilla.
Spoon onto cookie sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes, or until done.

And when they're done, please partake in their soft, pumpkin-y, yummy deliciousness.

Erich Northman Yum Gif


Tuesday, October 4, 2016


In my fervent quest to keep my favorite immortal, Damon Salvatore, alive forever--only a couple of weeks away from the premiere of the final season of The Vampire Diaries--I'm doing my best to bring back my favorite memes, digital art, and images of the show. So what could be more perfect than a few memes and images dedicated to the sexiest Salvatore? 

Windows Error Meme Damon TVD

Ask, and ye shall receive.

Waiting for Damon to Take Off His Shirt Message

That's What Fan Girls Do Meme

And for your patience, here is your shirtless Damon reward.
Damon Shirtless in the Shower Gif

How we feel watching Damon Salvatore Minions Meme

Or maybe it's more like...
Minions Screaming Reaction Gif

And let's not forget that eye thing he does...

Damon's Eye Thing Gif

Or the Damon Dance Party

Damon Dance Party Gif

Or his little bits of Damon wisdom...

Life Sucks Get a Helmet Damon Salvatore

And let's be real: if he asked me to...

Damon Come With Me meme

He is perfectly Damonlicious.
That's Not Even a Word Gif
(Not that it matters).

Oh and,
Damon Salvatore BTW

Perfect Immortal Damon Salvatore

Am I obsessed? Maybe a little. But guess what?

Caroline Forbes Sorry Not Sorry Gif

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Best Things I Learned While I Was 49

It was bound to happen, folks. Once I get within spitting distance of a birthday, there's bound be a post about the 'best things I learned while I was...," in this case, 49. These annual posts of mine are usually my most popular of the year. Go figure. And even though you might not think it's possible to top the Best Things I Learned While I Was 48, (I know, right?) who knows what could happen?

And you know, I'm turning the big Hawaii 5-0 (without the Hawaii, unfortunately). So you know what that means.

Hawaii 5-0 Party Time Reaction Gif

Yeah, if by 'party' you mean my annual refusal to cook dinner on my birthday, going out to eat, and then falling asleep on the couch by 11:30 or so (it's a work night, after all). Party on, Garth.

So anyhoodle, lets get this best-things-I-learned-while-I-was-49 post underway, before I officially become part of the Over the Hill club. I've got until September 28 to be 49, and I will not go quietly or gracefully into my 50's, people. I'm holding onto my 40's until the very last second!

You know the drill by now: these pearls of forty-nine-year-old wisdom are in no particular order...
  • Going back to college, for a second master's degree no less, is not for the weak of heart, or mind, or body...or bank account--but then again, that's what student loans are for, right? As that old saying goes, "he who dies with the most student loan debt...only gets out of it by dying."
  • When David Bowie, Alan Rickman, Prince, and Gene Wilder all die in the same year, you realize that a huge part of your youth died with them...and it puts things into perspective.
Labyrinth Time is Short
  •  Any idiot can run for president. And one of them will probably win. 
Trump and Clinton Idiots
  • Finding out that The Vampire Diaries is ending after the 2016-17 season is going to put a bit of a kink in my TVD obsession posts. Not to mention the withdrawals. And all the feels from the absence of Damon my favorite immortals! 
Elena TVD Hurt Reaction Gif
  • Getting a teaching job after 7 years of looking (and 7 years of rejection) is kind of maybe totally awesome. 
  • I have an addiction to Erin Condren planners and I don't care who knows it. Life planner? Check. Planner for journaling? Check. Teacher Planner? Check. Washi tape and stickers galore to decorate the pages of said planners? Double check.
My reaction when meme
  • You should never underestimate the effect that opening a ginormous pack of gelly roll pens can have on your life, no matter how old you are.
  • The word, 'ginormous' doesn't get highlighted by the spellchecker in my browser. It seems like a fake word (gigantic+enormous, anyone?), but I checked and it is indeed in the dictionary. [Oh sure. But 'boom chucka lucka' can't make the cut.]
  • When people accuse you of doing things you didn't do, and they refuse to believe you no matter what you say or do, and all they do is spew venom and hate at you, it's perfectly OK to cut ties with those people. Even if they're family. 
Don't waste words on people quote
  • Unless I'm going to be swept away into a fairy tale land full of munchkins, and tin men, and Oz (Oh My!)--and it becomes a Ruby Shoes Day for a skippidy-do-walk down a yellow brick road with 3 new besties and my little dog, too--then I don't want to be within 3 miles of a tornado ever again.
Dorthy Wizard of Oz Tornado Gif
  • Just because someone texts you, it doesn't mean you have to read it right that very minute. Or even reply. No, seriously.
  • Life is better with cheesecake.
  • I don't like soda. I do, however, like an occasional pop.
False. You Want a Pop.
  • Money can't buy happiness, but it can buy art supplies, and books, and music...and that's pretty much the same thing in my book.
  • Netflix awesomely allows you to binge-watch entire seasons without commercials and without annoying holidays and that you can subsequently feel utterly sad, empty, and completely alone when the season or series ends.
  • I have no idea who Todd Chrisley is or why he has his own reality TV show. But I think if we met we would be best friends.
  • When the official Vampire Diaries page on Facebook posts a TVD meme you made, it kind of makes your day. [Who am I kidding? It made my whole year.]
  • Some like it Scot.
Some like it Scot
Sam Heughan, aka Jamie Fraser on Outlander
  • Documenting your life is important. Do it in photos. Do it in a planner. Do it in a journal. But do it. Your kids will appreciate it. Trust me.
  • If you decide at the last minute to make a favorite recipe, and you run to the store to get the ingredients to make it, you will get home and start making it, only to realize that you forgot the main ingredient.
  • The world's best garden is the one you grow with your granddaughter.

Destiny Garden Radishes

  • I'm still not over the end of LOST, saying goodbye to my FRIENDS, or the death of McDreamy. And I'm OK with that.
Christina Yang Crying Grey's Anatomy

Well now, that is quite a lot of acquired knowledge from the last year of my life. But before I finish this ode to my fading forties, I just want to add that even though I don't usually want gifts on my birthday, since turning 50 is a milestone year, I would not be opposed to a present this year. 

You know, like...

Loki Oh Yes Reaction Gif


Ian Somerhalder Birthday

And you know, even though it's kind of not exciting to be turning the big 5-0, at least I do get to have a birthday (hello, bright side? I'm talking to you!), right? So let's just bring this Best Things I Learned When I was 49 post to a  birthday-worthy finish, shall we?

Can you say, Christina and Meredith Dance Party, boys and girls?!

Christina Meredith Dance Party

Here's to the last 24 hours of my 49th year...and the beginning of (hopefully) the fabulous 50's. Dance it out, people.