Favorite versions of ‘Baby It’s Cold Outside’


‘Tis the season!  Time for hot chocolate and holiday songs (no hot chocolate here, too warm, though we had several snow days last week). I’m one of those purists that refuses to listen Christmas songs until Thanksgiving has passed. Now, I’m listening to it constantly while I’m decorating. This year, my song of choice has been “Baby It’s Cold Outside” (probably not least because it’s used in my current work-in-progress novel). I never really liked the song til recently. It’s overdone with just a hint of creepy. But how can I resist something so catchy and 40s-sounding?  Plus, as I found out while researching this post, it’s written by the one and only Frank Loesser, he of Guys and Dolls fame. So of course I have to love it.

I’ve been listening to a lot of versions of the song lately, and here I’ve compiled my top three.

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Why Thanksgiving is My Favorite Holiday (ignore my crappy image)


My friends all make fun of me because I am the nerd who likes Thanksgiving best out of all of the holidays. I’m told that I should like Christmas or Halloween: there’s more to do, more celebration, but I like that there’s less hubbub around Thanksgiving. Maybe I like being a little different.

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#Broadway: What I Saw And Loved November 2016


I got to New York City a few times a year (lucky me!) to get last minute tickets to however many shows I can in whatever time I have. I’ve been doing this a long time and have seen dozens of Broadway and off-Broadway shows. Last week, I made a journey there, where I caught three wonderful shows.

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Finding my blog brand


Every person I talked to told me that it is key for authors to start a blog. And more than that, it is key for authors to have a blog with a BRAND. A reason for people to keep coming back for more. I’ve been searching for my brand for years now.  Every time I think I’ve found it, I figure out something else I want to blog about. So far, my brand is: lists. Not even good lists. Silly lists. Stupid lists. Maybe I do need to find a bran to stick to. I’m not sure yet. But I’ve been thinking about it a lot. Do I want to…

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