RIP VI The Diva Haunts the House

| October 24, 2011

As part of my R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril VI commitment, I’ve finally finished one of my books, The Diva Haunts the House, by Krista Davis. I love Krista Davis’s Domestic Diva series, which started with The Diva Runs Out of Thyme. There’s a sensible diva and a crazed perfectionist diva, and the heroine is the sensible […]

RIP VI The Mad Miss Manton

| October 11, 2011

This is another one for Peril on the Screen. I had no idea I was so in with Peril on the Screen! Miss Manton stars Barbara Stanwyck and Henry Fonda and a selection of debutantes. And also a detective who’s in almost every mid-30s screwball comedy/mystery (Sam Levene). Melsa Manton (Stanwyck) finds a dead body […]

Random Return

| October 10, 2011

The new laptop arrived, and Kitty’s so excited! His joy led him to chew the box to bits, but it doesn’t equal mine. I loaded that picture in seconds, vs. the minutes I’ve been using–back when I could even load photos. I’m stunned at the speed webpages load! And I’m so excited to write and […]

Hello, Friday!

| September 16, 2011

How nice to see you! Except I have a busy weekend. I still need to write, so I’ll be leaving the laptop on to eye me with disapproval if I ignore it.   Last night, the temperature suddenly dropped, and it was so cool I could walk in my neighborhood. My girl and I went […]

Random Wednesday

| September 14, 2011

Starting first with a check on Autumn because the temps have climbed again. Apparently, we’re due to break records today–most days ever in the 90s–which means most days ever with heat indexes in the triple digits. (To be fair to the weather gods, the humidity has lessened with the changing tilt of the sun.) Isn’t […]

Arsenic and Old Lace–RIP VI

| September 13, 2011

I pledged to watch Arsenic and Old Lace as part of the Peril on the Screen challenge for R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril VI. With Cary Grant, it can’t help being romantic, but it’s also about family and mayhem, and for a writer, it shares a few home truths. (There’s a beat cop who patrols outside the […]

Without a Clue–RIP VI

| September 7, 2011

I accidentally watched a movie that fits the rules of the Readers Imbibing Peril VI, Peril on the Screen challenge. Sort of.  It’s a favorite around our house, but I hardly ever meet anyone else who’s heard of it. My girl was feeling in need of a little cheering up so we watched Without a […]


| September 6, 2011

A couple of years ago, I undertook a reading challenge, but I kind of fell apart on it. I’ve been looking forward to this year’s R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril VI Challenge. It’s run by Carl V. on the Stainless Steel Droppings Blog, and he makes participation incredibly easy. (Which makes my failure last time even more shameful!) […]