I stumble into a lot of good things in my life quite by accident. I mean seriously, it’s the ultimate charmed existence. So many of the wonderful moments I’ve been blessed with have been unplanned and unexpected. But never in my wildest dreams did I imagine I might someday be labeled an athlete.
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The following post has been going around Facebook over the past couple of days, and it is wrong on so many levels that I hardly know where to begin. Shame on you America: the only country where we have homeless without shelter, children going to bed without eating, elderly going without medical needs & mentally […]
She’s an interesting specimen, this creature known as the Papaya Monkey who lives in our home. We’ve been studying her in her native environment for the past 11 years, and our findings are puzzling. What follows are our extensive field notes.
It’s no secret that I’ve always been the shy girl, so it should shock exactly no one that I like being an anonymous customer. I just want to get what I came for and go, with as little human interaction as possible. I bristle when the checker at the grocery store gets nosy about my […]
I got a letter today from my alma mater university, and I’m sure it had quite the opposite effect on me from what was intended. The 5-page letter sings the praises of the current freshman class, the class of 2011. There’s a lot to be proud of in this class, and I’m glad to see […]
4:31 p.m.: Anonymous subject parks in front of the pediatric dentist’s office, only one minute late for her daughter’s appointment to have two cavities filled. Subject considers this good timing, considering she has already turned around once to retrieve the cell phone left at home. The cell phone is a crucial piece of equipment for […]
Let’s be perfectly clear about one thing. Daddy never actually took the Mustang away; rather, he was the one who bought it for me. A brand-spanking new 1986 white Mustang convertible with a sporty red interior. License plate number AXC 76P. (It’s amazing, the trivial things the brain chooses to remember.) I wasn’t quite yet […]
Today, boys and girls, we take a brief time out from normal blogging for a little lesson in punctuation. Today, I’m going to educate you about the underutilized mark known as the em dash. Never to be confused with the lowly hyphen. Folks, way too many people out there are using a hyphen or two […]
The velvet door rope might have been the first indication that this was no ordinary birthday party. The bouncer checking names against the VIP list before granting entry was likely the second clue. This celebration, after all, was an important affair, held in honor of the fact that Maia has reached the ripe old age […]
My husband has never, to the best of my recollection, proposed a blog topic. Yet this morning, he suggested I write about Ducky, a most important member of our household. Who am I to refuse such a request? And so without further ado, I give you the true tales of Ducky Quack Quack. Ducky is […]