If You Can’t Stand the Heat, Get Out of the Kitchen…


It’s been a hot week over here at DBA HQ. And when I say “hot” I mean, it’s been so hot that when I left my wet garden crocs outside to dry, they shrunk. Yes, it’s so hot, my rubbery shoes actually shrunk. I’m actually surprised that they didn’t just melt. Living in the Southeast,…

The Lesser of Two Evils


It’s summertime in the sunny South and basically for those of us living in this inferno, it means sweating your ass off until sometime in October. I’m not kidding. Today, temperatures here in North Carolina reached close to the 100 degree mark. And it’s still June. The rest of the week doesn’t look any better,…

I Scream, You Scream…


So apparently July is National Ice Cream Month, a fact that everyone except yours truly seemed to be aware of. This is one thing I can’t blame on “baby brain” because I honestly did not know that this “National” holiday month even existed. On top of ice cream getting a whole month of national recognition, there’s…

“Badass, you got some ‘splainin’ to do!”


Yeah, I know. I suck. I’ve kind of left the blog high and dry for the first half of the year. To the 13.25 people that follow along, please accept my apologies. Hell, it’s taken me two weeks to finish this post. In my defense, it’s actually been a crazy roller coaster of a 6 months, jam-packed with all sorts…

Let Us Give Thanks


Autumn is officially in full swing and the pinnacle of the fall season is almost upon us! Thanksgiving is one of the most beloved holidays of the year and one of those few times during the year when even people who ordinarily would never dream of cooking anything beyond a frozen TV dinner roll up…

Happy Fall, Y’all!


I don’t know about you, but for me, there’s just something about the arrival of fall.  Cool temperatures, the smell of smoky, drying leaves, sweaters…Fall is a season that just rejuvenates me. You can keep Spring, with it’s rainy weather and allergy laden days. Fall is my season of renewal. Yeah, yeah, I know. Everything…

The Rumors of my Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated…


Yes, folks, I am still alive! It started with a BIG costume design (As You Like It, in full Elizabethan garb) During tech week, I ended up with an upper respiratory infection that took me out of the game for two weeks (yay! I really wanted to use up almost all of my vacation time as…