#NaBloPoMo - Living my Fandom

#NaBloPoMo – Living my Fandom

Today’s NaBlo prompt asks if being a fan helps to define who I am. I don’t think it does. But I think I’m a fan because my favorite show (and character) and I have similar mindsets. If this isn’t your first time here, you know that I am a huge fan of Doctor Who. The Read More

#NaBloPoMo: It's Not an Addiction if it's Under Control

#NaBloPoMo: It’s Not an Addiction if it’s Under Control

This post contains affiliate links. Hello, my name is Liv, and I’m guilty of binge watching. The prompt for NaBlo today is what’cha watchin’? And there are SO. MANY. THINGS. To qualify—we don’t have even basic cable. Just a digital antenna. So I watch pretty much nada in real time any more. And maybe? I’m a Read More

6 Eighties Songs You Didn't Know Were About Sex

6 Eighties Songs You Didn’t Know Were About Sex

Ahhhh…the eighties.  Remember that time?  Driving your Hot Wheels up the street to have play My Little Pony v. HeMan with your best friend?  (Just me?) You could just walk out the front door and as long as you were back by dark, no one called the police?  And the music – oh the music. Read More

Don't Blink. Blink and You're Dead.

Don’t Blink. Blink and You’re Dead.

Sunday: what’s the prompt? Ohh….that will be easy. Maybe I could do a Doctor Who thing – yay! Monday: wake. plague. sleep. Tuesday: wake. zombie. work. sleep. Wednesday: plague part ii – the minion version. Wednesday 7 p.m.: F&*k. What was the prompt? Want Live By Surprise in your inbox?  Click here to join our mailing list or Read More

Vacation Planning with the Goblin King

How Doctor Who Would Respond to the Goblin King 

We all know that I try my hardest not to talk badly of my ex in front of the children.  I use this space to get out my feelings, and say things that I would certainly never say to him (especially in front of the children). That being said, the Goblin King has been annoying Read More

Blast from the Past - #NaBloPoMo

Cathode Ray Tubes and Rampant Sexism

The BlogHer prompt for today is: What do you do better than anyone else? When I was in college (mid nineties), computers were just starting to be a basic necessity for students. You could get by without one if you were willing to spend some time in the computer lab, but if you had a Read More

Vacation Planning with the Goblin King

Happy Star Wars Day!!

Sorry my dears – I’ve got a new piece going live tomorrow – you’ll have to check back in then.  In the meantime: You could go and check out my May the Fourth post from last year… And – as my good blogging friend Lizzi Rogers has written an incredible piece about the spare heir Read More

Sunday Confession: This Blog is My Space

Sunday Confession: This Blog is My Space

One of my favorite bloggers at More Than Cheese and Beer has several regular features.  Every Friday, I read her Friday Feats and Fails and say darn it, this Friday, yet again, I didn’t join in the fun. At More than Cheese and Beer, the fails always come first. The things she isn’t so proud Read More

Star Wars Day!! May the Fourth Be With You

Star Wars Day!! May the Fourth Be With You

As it’s Star Wars Day, I thought I might lighten it up a bit with a little humour. The Goblin King (as you may have gathered) regularly sends e-mails that make absolutely no sense. His command of the english language (even though it’s his mother tongue) is likely limited by an undiagnosed learning disability. Most Read More