Monday, March 21, 2016


10 years since I started this blog. 10!

10 years ago, I was a lot less tech savvy, & had a lot more free time. 

10 years ago, I had better eyesight, carried less weight, & had a male cat.

10 years ago, I had never broken a bone, my near-death experiences were all exaggerated for comedic effect, & I still had all my interior lady bits.

10 years ago, I wasn't married. But I was planning a wedding.

10 years ago, I Started DBM as a lark. I thought I had something to say. I thought I'd become famous. I thought I'd get discovered.

10 years ago, I had never heard of Schmutzie, or Palinode, or MayB, or Cenobyte, or French Panic, or any of the other amazing writers that live/lived in the blogosphere. 

10 years ago, I worked for one of the big 4 financial institutions. 

10 years ago, I had 2 grandparents, a mother-in-law, & all of Puffy's siblings were alive.

10 years ago, my parents were "healthy as a horse".

10 years ago, I had not led a service at the-place-where-I-worship.

My gawd, the changes that happen in 10 years!

E.T.A - crap on a cracker! My blogiversary was actually March 1st. Stoopid calendar has the stoopid date wrong. Sheesh.  

Friday, January 01, 2016

New Year, Old Me

I'm not a big one for making resolutions to usher in a new year. I've found it to be counter-productive, stressful, & a waste of time. 

I try to immediately address any unsavoury behaviour & make changes throughout the year. I find waiting for an arbitrary date weird. But hey, whatever floats your boat. 

This year, however, I'm heading back to the past. After reading a few pages of an old journal, I've realized how much I've let fall from my life - friends, personal contact, FUN - & I'm aiming to change that. There are lots of things that Wilma of Old did that I really liked, that I miss, that were, frankly, awesome. I'm not sure why I ever let that stuff go?

Justin Timberlake brought sexy back.
I'm bringing ME back!  

2016 - 3 Hours In

As far as I can tell, the only change I need to make is to stop making others a priority in my life, when I am only an option in theirs.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Top 6 Things I've Learned From Made-For-TV Christmas Movies

WOW!  Haven't had a Top 6 here at DBM for a long time, a LOOOOOOOOOONG time!

Well, tis the season... for Holiday Movies!  They've been playing since early to mid November, 'round the clock since December 1st, & frankly, I'm sick of them.  Sick. Of. Them.  If you ever want to feel bad about your life, your home, your job, or your relationships, just watch this schlock.

Anyhoo... onto my Top 6 list! Now, there are different settings & different situations in these movies, but there are several common themes running through, so here they are:

6. Every home & business looks professionally decorated.
5. Only choirs made up of children sing "Silent Night".
4. No matter how grumpy, crotchety, or mean someone is, they will have a change of heart at Christmastime (usually Christmas Eve) because reasons.
3. It always snows on Christmas Eve.  No matter where you are. Snow, big fluffy flakes of it.
2. All it takes to be happy is to be part of a couple.
1. One kiss is all it takes to realize someone is your one true love.

See what I mean?  What rot!

What have you noticed about Christmas movies?  Do you watch them?