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About deepfriedyankee

I am a parade of one. A seeker of bathtubmarys. A lover of Mardi Gras, bacon and marbles. I have the patience of a saint. A very, very flawed saint.

FOOD: Orange Cranberry Cakes for Mabon!

Mabon celebrates the autumnal equinox, when day and night are equal, and this year in the northern hemisphere it starts on September 21st, ending September 29. That’s the extent of witchy knowledge dropping for you today because my practice can … Continue reading

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Six Months of Pandemic

March 13 is the last day I remember being in the office for a normal day, having a staff meeting about the coming apocalypse. Now it’s six months later and since the country hasn’t managed to come together with a … Continue reading

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And Then I Birthed a Book

Holy shitballs, y’all, I actually met a life goal during Coronacation. I’m a published author! Okay, self-published. So far only the Kindle version. With a few formatting errors I couldn’t work out or that just appeared after hitting the publish … Continue reading

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I Wish I Could Play Dumb About Re-Opening Colleges

I can’t fall asleep at night but when I do, I can’t wake up in the morning. Everything hurts. A dull ache all the time, everywhere. My jaw is clenched and my eyes are too close to the computer screen … Continue reading

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When We Were Small

I grew up in the not great part of town.  There wasn’t a bad part, just parts that were better than others, and mine was less than.  Or so I’m told – I have always thought that my neighborhood was … Continue reading

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Peace and Quarantine

I haven’t put gas in my car since March 13 and until yesterday when a guy bought my old bedframe off Craigslist, I hadn’t touched actual banknotes (aka cash) either.  It’s been a relief to live and work in the … Continue reading

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Can I Call It Writer’s Block If I Haven’t Started?

I grew up wanting to be a writer.  My early influences were fairy tales and Stephen King, which might explain some things. Throughout grade school until shortly after college, I wrote poetry and short stories, the likes of which would … Continue reading

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Emergency Spam

Someone at work mentioned yesterday that SPAM was making a comeback.  We’re not talking about junk e-mails, we’re talking about Hormel’s canned cooked pork, launched in 1937, and grossing people out ever since.  I didn’t think it had ever really … Continue reading

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Thrifting: My Summer Guilty Pleasure

Last week was the 20 year anniversary of my current employment. Twenty years in one place – as Prince would say “that’s a mighty long time, but I’m here to tell ya, there’s something else…” Yeah. In this case, the … Continue reading

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Havana, Cuba for 28 Hours

A cruise (Norwegian) took us to Havana for 28 whole hours.  Not much at all, but at least there was an overnight in Cuba instead of just a few hours of one afternoon.  There’s so much I didn’t see, haven’t … Continue reading

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