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Knock Knock Jokes (1)

Knock Knock Jokes, Domestic Abuse, and Cheese Porn: How You Found Me

Well, kids…it looks like it’s about time for another rousing episode of “What Ridiculous Search Terms Brought Your Crazy Asses Here.” As an SEO in the real world (you know…that day-to-day gig that pays the bills so I can spend time hanging out on the internet with you people), I find it fascinating to backtrack […]

Living Proof

Living Proof That I Don’t Have to Wash My Hair Every Day #mc #sponsored

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Living Proof. I received free products to facilitate my review and to thank me for my participation. So you know how sometimes you just do NOT want to go through all the trouble of getting in the shower, washing your hair, drying your hair, […]

#PetalumaMade Wine Paired Dinner

Wine-Paired Dinner at Seared Petaluma

I’ve been dreaming of wine and cheese lately. I’m not sure why, since I happen to have a pretty decent stockpile of both wine and cheese in my fridge. But it happens.   Remember back in July when I was all over social media with some of my new blogging buddies telling you how fantastic Petaluma, […]

Gamer Nerd

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Nerds!

Good afternoon Blog Friends! I have returned from Indianapolis with about 10% of the games and things that I wanted to purchase (while still finding a few gems and winning a few sweet freebies.) I can’t wait to pop these babies, ESPECIALLY the Firefly expansion. Of course, I also can’t wait to have a house […]

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Sometimes We Just Need a Reminder

Good morning, Blog Friends! Brian and I are on our way to Gen Con right now. You may find me Twitterstalking Wil Wheaton or racing around Indianapolis playing ALL THE GAMES. Dear @wilw, I just wanted to apologize in advance if I magically run into you this weekend and go all fangirl on you. #ThatIsAll — […]

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A Conversation About Fairies

Brian: If I were to create a D&D character for you, what would you want to be? Me: Do you just want to create more characters? Brian: No, we’re going to play. Me: Umm…what are my options? Brian lists a bunch of general things like controllers, defenders, strikers…and explains them Me: Can I be a […]

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Eats and Drinks

#PetalumaMade Wine Paired Dinner

Wine-Paired Dinner at Seared Petaluma

I’ve been dreaming of wine and cheese lately. I’m not sure why, since I happen to have a pretty decent stockpile of both wine and cheese in my fridge. But it happens.   Remember back in July when I was all over social media with some of my new blogging buddies telling you how fantastic Petaluma, […]

Keurig 2.0 Review

Say Hello to my New Best Friend

Full disclosure: no one is paying me to say nice things. I received the product free from Keurig to review. One of the most exciting things happened when I was at BlogHer last month. I was given the opportunity to join some wonderful reps from Keurig and several bloggers for a special preview of the […]

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Touring Wine Country with #PetalumaMade

A lovely group of influencers and Brian got together in California. This is the midday result in photos. Blog Friends, I’m LOVING Petaluma! Have you been to Petaluma? What are your favorite California wines?

Keep on snackin'

Just Another Day in Chrissy’s World

A blog post about lying...and the ridiculous rampage that ensues

Why You Should Never Lie: A Cautionary Tale

A few months ago, I was returning a pair of shoes that I had bought on a whim. I knew that the return policy was really short and that I was outside the policy window, but I really wanted to return the shoes. So I lied. At this point, I should probably give you a […]

Homemade hamster cages and other pet palaces

My Brother’s Menagerie: In Which my Little Brother Flexes his Creative Muscles (and Something About Pets that aren’t Dogs or Cats)

My brother is a crafty, creative genius. Long before Etsy was a thing, my brother was hand-making jewelry, whipping up delicious creations in the kitchen and helping me build the most elaborate indoor forts known to man. Most recently, he’s been found hand-making hamster cages. We grew up with hamsters. We started with a gerbil […]

I'm like a word magician

I’m Like a Word Magician

So, you already know that I’m a word ninja and a grammar Nazi. But did you also know that I’m a word magician? Last week, Brian and I made our way over to DreamHost’s DreamCon (This is when my favorite hosting company, DreamHost <–[That's an affiliate link with a shameless plug and $10 off], threw […]

Flaherty's Inside

10 Things That Made My Childhood Different Because My Parents Owned a Bar

I’m pretty sure childhood in the late 80’s was vastly different than it is today. There are so many things that were okay in school, social circles of parents, and overall society that just aren’t the same. I also have this very unique view on alcohol and bars and children. Not because my parents were […]

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Things That Make You Go, Huh?

This summer, I came across one or two things that really made me scratch my head (no, it wasn’t lice). Today, I thought I’d compile a few of those images that have hung out in my head (and my camera’s photo storage). I’m used to finding four leaf clovers in my parents’ front yard. There’s […]

Huzzah Valley Float Trip

That One Time I Stole my Best Friend’s Car

Where do I begin? I guess I’ll start at the beginning…with the float trip. When I was a noob adult, fresh out of college, I would spend a long weekend in the summer with a large group of country boys from Central Illinois and college friends. It started small with about 15 people, but by […]

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