Beer Me Up Scottie – Yes, I’m a nerd. Spellcheck is My Enema – Yes, I’m a nerd who loves puns. Ale to the Chief – And a presidential nerd. Stephen Hawking’s School of Dance – I might be an awful person too. Brew’s On First – Can you really go wrong with beer meets Abbott and Costello? The Beer Necessities – Okay, my dad is REALLY good at punny team names. Trump/Palin 2016 – Because SOMEONE has to bring up my worst nightmare. Anne Frank’s Hide and Seek – Again, I am a terrible person. We’re Not Ashamed of What I Did for aRead More →

  I’ve participated in (and won) NaNoWriMo four times.  In fact, I’m working on self-publishing one of those novels right now.  The past two NaNos, I’ve been working a full-time teaching job while trying to complete the challenge.  It is stressful and crazy and hard, but it’s also one of the most rewarding things I’ve ever done.  Below the cut is my advice to anyone wanting to be a NaNoWriMo superstar while working a full-time job.Read More →

In the midst of this election season, this history teacher/pop culture junkie would like to share with you her top 5 favorite TV politicians of all time. 5. Selina Meyer of Veep.  This woman is fantastic.  I mean, yes. She’s kind of inept. Hilariously so.  But she’s passionate and hysterical, and whenever I am dreading real-life politics, she is a train wreck that I can always watch and cheer myself up.Read More →