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Thursday, March 16, 2023

St. PatErotica! Slay Yer Shalayleigh

My Dear Sillies,

The Ides of March hath struck so...

I don't eat the corned beef and cabbage deal. Do ye? 

Other things excite me, like Bernie and Ryan and my guy's shalayleigh. We're doing well, on that note. Luck be on our side. No kids, no exes, and a short commute between us--phew. Communication takes ongoing work and faith, as ye know. 

Much luck and love to you all, Sillies, on Saint Patty's and every day!  

Sunday, March 5, 2023

TikTok and Insta Fame, Rear Death Seat of a 1970s Station Wagon

Dear Sillies,

My young siblings and I garnered TikTok and Instagram fame. Yippee! Somehow a photo of us in the backseat of our Rebel station wagon, circa 1974, got grabbed for this fun video. You'll see us in the first group shot after the girl in the initial scene. You'll recognize me immediately, I'm certain. (I posted this picture years ago here, and it's on my Facebook sidebar.)

Were you lucky to have one of those rear facing back seats? It was my spot, and nobody argued. I'd have innocent fun there on long drives--holding up pictures of a cartoon man sweating, with the question "Are you hot?" I got a few chuckles. Those were the days. Am I right?

Be well, Sillies.


Thursday, February 23, 2023

Weird Book Titles & Rainy Day Miscellany

Dear Sillies,

I hope this finds you safe, comfortable, and well.

For your rainy day entertainment, or my rainy day entertainment if it's not rainy out your way, I've a few weird book covers to show you ~                                                              

    Poor pussy. Next she'll do a downward doggie with it.

Living with Crazy Buttocks? I don't understand.
One of only two reviews: 3.0 out of 5 stars
 Three Stars
Reviewed in the United Kingdom 🇬🇧 on December 12, 2016
Bought it for the title only - the inside is trash!!!

And a meme but not a book title, though it should be:
  Who can argue this? Right?

Tuesday, February 14, 2023

Anti-Valentine's Day Contest Winner!!

Dearest Silliest of the best of Sillies, 

'Twas another fabulous Anti-VDay fest!

Thank you to all who entered, but no thanks to HRH for disqualifying Debra She Who seeks before Debra even had a chance. 

Our winner and new champion, who truly killed it, and will thus receive a very sweet mailing from our administrative team: 

Entry #1:

With you dead,
I'm alone in my bed.
ready to enjoy Valentine's Day.
At last.

Elephant's Child

CONGRATULATIONS, Elephant's Child! You deserve this and that empty bed. We all love you. 

Have a sweet, bittersweet, OR sour day, my Sillies.

Whatever you do, don't buy Hershey today or any day. (See Joanne's entry in post below.) 

Second place goes to our belovedly hilarious Birgit! See hers and the other wonderfully hateful entries too.

I love you, my darlings. 

Sunday, February 12, 2023

GET OUT THE VOTE! Anti-Valentine's Day Annual Contest!

Dear Sillies,
You have five fabulous choices. Vote early. Vote often. But you can only vote once, and for only one entry -- the one that's your favorite Anti-Valentine's Day sentiment. 
Polls are officially open and will close by day's end on Monday, 2/13/23. 
Thank you.

Entry #1:

With you dead,
I'm alone in my bed.
ready to enjoy Valentine's Day.
At last.

Elephant's Child

Entry #2:

Your heart, a blender, and I'm ready for the day.


Entry #3:

No flowers
No chocolate
Just Minions
You fool!      L. Diane Wolfe

Entry #4:

Somewhere my love, there will be songs to sing 
Although not with you because you stink! 
Dumb ding-a-ling!              Birgit

Entry #5:

Love is a killer
It taints the brain
Hershey kisses are poison
Valentine's Day - insane.


Wednesday, February 1, 2023

It's February, and You Know What That Means!

It's February, my Sillies!

You know what that means, right? Yep, it's time to rev up your creative, hateful anti-Valentine's Day braincells. Life by Chocolate's Annual Valentine's Hatefest is on! You'll vote on the winner, and they'll receive a very generous sweet treat package.

  • Post on your blog with a link to mine, or post in the comments below, your silliest and most hateful anti-Valentine's sentiment in up to 16 words.
  • It's fine if you've won before. But you may only submit 2 entries max
  • Must be a Life by Chocolate follower. 
Now, to get you in the mood (for something unmentionable):

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Review of Reviews of Celebrity Books

Dear Sillies,

How are you, my friends? It seems as though the New Year's celebrations were looong ago, am I right? So much has gone on this month. All the more reason to be good to yourselves.

Now, I'm sharing a few entertaining reviews about a few books.

Disclaimer: I'm not on Team Jessica Simpson but I am on Team Harry and Meghan!

First, Jessica's Simpson's 27 page "book":

One disappointed reader wrote this about Movie Star:

"The cover looks like something you will enjoy. Reminds me of dating a very well proportioned woman and you end up with an empty bra."

One embittered Brit wrote this about Spare: 

"I agree with Harry wholeheartedly. 
They should never have renamed Opal Fruits as Starburst."
Opal Fruits?? Are you kidding me? Harry, I kinda - well - adore you and Meghan, and, well, you. You both seem sincere and you keep getting beaten up. You're so cute, honey. But "Opal Fruits"? No, sweetie. Just no. Starburst is a much better name. 

What do you think, my Sillies?

Monday, January 16, 2023

Martin Luther King Jr., Courage

Dear Sillies,

How are you? Well, that's too big of a question, so I'll just say BE SAFE. Be warm. Be loved. We're faring okay despite CA's state of emergency. But the stormy weather won't let up any time soon. I'm keeping positive thoughts for us all.

And for today: I was fortunate enough to be in the audience over twenty years ago when Coretta Scott King, Martin Luther King's then widow, who passed away in 2006; gave a moving speech. Even more awesome, that speech was delivered to a Jewish audience. (George Santos wasn't there. Note: He's Jew-ish. He was born Catholic. Ask him. Smiles. Oy vey.) As I was saying, I couldn't have felt more directly connected with the Reverend's teachings.

As catastropic as things may seem, there's always reason for hope. Without hope, there's no courage. 

A hopeful, brave week to you!

Hope Quotes


Extending the dance 
When you’ve long lost your groove
Swimming to shore too frail to move.

Stepping towards light, when darkness abounds
Permitting a laugh amid no other sounds.

Confronting a beast no one should endure
It strikes with no warning, no reprieve and no cure.
Snuggling with hope, when the pain you can’t bare
Unveiling your heart in the face of despair.

Conveying a smile, when you’d much rather cry
Speaking the truth though it’s safer to lie.

Taking a stance, when integrity’s lost
Forcing what’s right in spite of the cost. 

Holding to faith in your value and worth
Maintaining a grace that softens the earth.

Passing with ease
As you air your last breath
A hero whose soul
Transcends life
and death.
                                     by me, Robyn Alana Engel