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A Comedy of Errors (Happy Fifteen Year Anniversary, Sexy Nerd!)

15 years ago, my life took a happy turn when I went on a Match.com date to the China King buffet in Albuquerque (still our favorite) with the best guy ever. It would have been 15 years ago yesterday, but he couldn't make it because he was taking his Grandpa to the Natural History museum. (See? Best guy ever.) At his insistence, he even paid - my only date to ever do that!

We were just kids when we met. I wasn't even old enough to drink. Sexy Nerd received a word of warning from his Grandma before our first date, insisting he be cautious and make sure I wasn't just after his money. It gave both of us starving college students a good laugh. What money?

We're not actually able to see each other at all today, as Sexy Nerd left on a business trip yesterday and won't be home until tomorrow. I contacted the Marriott Kansas City Overland Park about this and they are going to arrange for some nice anniversary surprises. I'm not sure what exactly...it will be a surprise to…

Bananas Are On My Diet

As part of my New Year's resolutions for 2019 (yes, I still do those, old soul that I am), I've been treadmilling daily and trying to make healthier food choices. The treadmill part is easy, as long as I don't overdo it and kill my feet again, because I can use my laptop the entire time - online shopping and fitness combined! The food part is more of a challenge. I looove sugar. Oh, and salt.

Now I want to whip up a chocolate cake and binge on pickles while it bakes. So not the point of this blog post!

Another resolution is that I'm going to invest more time into this site. Stay tuned for big improvements! You know how all (successful) bloggers swear by the rule of having a clear topic for their site? Yeah...I have not even come close to doing that. This blog is just like my mind - all over the place.

Kitty Deschanel, 2019 = more beauty, more sleep, and less nonsense. Recipes? Get the heck out of here, recipes.

In the meantime, here is a post from 5 years ago that help…

Trivia Master! (How Many Holiday Movies Can You Name?)

I've been working on some fun holiday Facebook posts for our pediatric dental office. I originally published all of the quotes at once and was disappointed when no one reacted or commented. Then Facebook kept suggesting that it was such a great post, I should pay to turn it into an ad and I realized no one had responded because no one had seen it. Well if that doesn't get your tinsel in a tangle...

Reconfigured repost later (from home, on Sunday, past my bedtime, for free - BEST employee ever right here), our Albuquerque patients are loving it.

Christmas Movie Trivia
Can you name all of these movies with only a quote from each? Bonus points if you can also tell me which character said each line.

Guess as many as you want. Or just enjoy my silly Christmas photos. Working in a children's office is the best!





We all get into the Christmas spirit (even my boss, who is Jewish), but no one takes it quite as far as my coworker, Marie. She encouraged our patients to wear her hat, but…

A Date Night Oops & the River of Lights at the ABQ BioPark

SN and I have lived in New Mexico many years, but had never visited (or wanted to visit) the River of Lights event that is held during the holidays every year at the botanical garden. At $12 per person, the tickets seemed too expensive, especially as I'd seen the remnants of the exhibits during the day while there during the spring. Yes, I thought the dozen or so scraps that were scattered around represented the entire thing. But guess what?

The River of Lights at the ABQ BioPark is HUGE. We spent more than an hour there last night and could probably have stayed even longer. We're old though (and pitifully out of shape for our 30s) and our legs were tired from walking so much. I forgot how enormous the Albuquerque botanical gardens is.

A quick story before I get to the photos - we nearly missed the River of Lights last night. The weather was perfect, around 40 degrees with no wind or rain, and I was certain the crowd would increase by Thursday night, when Winter Break begins f…

Party Ideas From Your (Antisocial) Holiday Hostess With the Mostest

I was just scheduling one of our dental patients for December 21st, our last day in the office for 2018, and said we'll see them next week, then thought that couldn't possibly be right. December 21st is next week?! Where the heck has my year gone?

I'd better publish this post before it turns into Merry Thanksgivmas.


SN and I hosted Thanksgiving in our new home this year. Despite all our antisocial impulses (we're essentially hermits), we had a blast! Bring on the socializing! We went even bigger and better than last year's Thanksgiving, with seating place cards and everything.

Everything = Adorable turkey invitations


I've blacked out our personal information. As it is, I probably already share way too much personal stuff with you blog readers...like this.

I just searched my blog for "TMI" and expected to get 2 or 3 results. The scrolling went on forever.
Everything = Elegant printed menus
This is a great way to hold your guests to their potluck dishes, rathe…

Holiday Decorating In Our New Mountain Dream Home

We decorated our home for Christmas yesterday and woke up in a snowy winter wonderland today.












I'm pretty sure this is my favorite photo of Biscuit of all time.
Though this is a close second.




About Kitty Deschanel

About Kitty Deschanel
I'm a freelance writer who believes in infusing all topics, from Jessner peels to chronic insomnia, with a dose of humor. Thanks to their endless shenanigans, my Sexy Nerd (SN) and our "children", Pica and Biscuit, make frequent appearances on my blog. I have written for major brands including Dove, Anheuser-Busch, and Jimmy Dean and my work has been featured on Huffington Post. Connect with me on Twitter and Instagram @KittyDeschanel.