Laneia’s Team Pick: This Fireplace DVD and Other Stuff

Fire is neat. When there’s a fire and it’s not engulfing a home / forest / stove, people will just stand or sit around it and stare at it for hours. No one knows why people stare at fires. If you’re sitting with someone in front a fire and they’re not staring at it, you will know that you’re in the company of an alien and you should act accordingly.

I have a fireplace, but starting a fire is time consuming and requires me to figure out how to start a fire. But I want the ambiance! I want the soft glow of the flames! So I bought Fireplace DVD: Real Wood Burning Fire from Amazonia dot com. The best part of this particular fireplace dvd is that there’s no cheesy instrumental holiday music – just fire, so I can play it any time of year.

You should buy this fireplace dvd, then download Thundering Rainstorm and curl up on your sofa with some hot chocolate or whiskey and a plate of lemon cookies and read The IHOP Papers for the f*cking book club and think to yourself, “This is what Laneia said I should do, and I’m glad I’m doing it.”


Laneia is the Executive Editor and founding member of Autostraddle, and you're the reason she's here.

Laneia has written 929 articles for us.


  1. Here, our Sky+ boxes (UK and Ireland version of Tivo) have a little on demand bit, showcasing recent programs and for Christmas they have added some seasonal specials. One is a crackling log fire, thankfully with no music and the other is an outdoor scene with snow falling.

    (I’m not watching either though, Juliette Lewis is presenting a comedy music quiz show, so naturally I’m watching that!)

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