Monthly Archives: April 2006

Stranded by the Drive-In

Just as I was about to write this, my travel mug went through some weird physics and sent large amounts of burning hot coffee flying into my mouth. Now my mouth is scorched. I thought you all should know that, so you can imagine what that must have been like and share in my pain. It’s warmer weather up here you guys, and those of you who were following the strip last spring and summer know that I am really into drive-in movies. Tonight I was hoping to make this the first drive-in night of the season, but the choices are so bad I’m not sure now. Does anyone really want to see a movie with Robin Williams in it anymore? That may mean movie rental night at our place. With the hopes that tomorrow there will be time to start looking for a car to trade in the Jeep with. Yes, that burdensome Jeep is finally getting to be too much trouble to bother with, too much gas and too much age. My weekend may ber well be spent at car lots. Enjoy yours!

Author of Strawberry Shortcake: Return of the Purple Pie Man, Disney’s Frozen Comic Collection, Transformers: Robots in Disguise Animated and Littlest Pet Shop: Open for Business. She’s written for IDW Publishing, Hasbro, Lion Forge, American Greetings and Scholastic, and her work has been discussed in Comics Beat and The Washington Post. Subscribe to the newsletter

I Know It's Fried

My first alarm did not go off this morning, so I won’t be able to give a big update. Not that much has happened in the last two days, the biggest event since Sunday was last night’s trip to Red Lobster. One might wonder why I still go to Red Lobster when I live in Seattle and there’s so much fish everywhere, but the answer is shrimp. Red Lobster is still the cheapest shrimp around, and I’m a sucker for occasional plates of bad-for-you popcorn shrimp. I get one thing when I go there and I only go there when I want that. That sums up the last two days anyway.

Author of Strawberry Shortcake: Return of the Purple Pie Man, Disney’s Frozen Comic Collection, Transformers: Robots in Disguise Animated and Littlest Pet Shop: Open for Business. She’s written for IDW Publishing, Hasbro, Lion Forge, American Greetings and Scholastic, and her work has been discussed in Comics Beat and The Washington Post. Subscribe to the newsletter

Summer in Seattle

It was a classic Seattle weekend… On Friday night we caught the Notorious Bettie Page at the Harvard Theater, which was very entertaining but I wasn’t sure what I was supposed to come away with in the end. What I did come away with was a nail in a tire, interrupting plans to go to Mt. St. Helens on Saturday with a huge flat. We walked all the way down to K-Mart before we decided we would really be better off if someone else fixed the flat, and once that was taken care of, there was still time to enjoy part of the day. We took the picnic basket out to Point Defiance and had wine and cheese in the grass while we watched the ducks and geese swim in the pond. I got in some frisbee playing and enough sun to burn my nose a little. There was also enough sun at last on Sunday to go out to Home Depot and get the rest of the herbs for the back porch. The porch is now a tiny garden sanctuary, with pots of sage, thyme, chives, mint, parsley, cilantro, basil, oregano and a timid attempt at growing chili peppers. It was warm enough to eat out there finally, so I used some of the mint and made mojitos (that link is worth looking at for the number of goofy times the narrator says ‘mo-JI-to’). This weekend gets an A+.

Author of Strawberry Shortcake: Return of the Purple Pie Man, Disney’s Frozen Comic Collection, Transformers: Robots in Disguise Animated and Littlest Pet Shop: Open for Business. She’s written for IDW Publishing, Hasbro, Lion Forge, American Greetings and Scholastic, and her work has been discussed in Comics Beat and The Washington Post. Subscribe to the newsletter