Tomorrow is my 36th birthday. Thirty-six. Damn. I don't feel 36, although is it an age anyone really feels? What does any age feel like? The other day a younger co-worker asked me how old I was going to be on my birthday. When I said 36, her face grew somber. "Wow, that is so old!" … Continue reading Pre-Birthday Thoughts
It’s long been a joke in my family that if I am in an area where objects are airborne, I am going to get hit in the face. I’ve been hit with basketballs, volleyballs, Frisbees… you name it. Most people get injured at least a few times on this rocky road of life. And nobody … Continue reading Throwback Thursday – Scarface
When my brother Kris was little and our mom would ask him why he wasn't doing something that she had asked him to do, his response was, "I can't want to!" It became a joke in our family because even though it may sound like improper grammar, it actually makes sense. When you're apathetic about … Continue reading I Can’t Want To!
Today I'm going to talk about breasts. Boobies, melons, sweater-stretchers. Snuggle-pups or sweater kittens. Whatever you call them, there's no denying that people spend a lot of time thinking about these glorious glands. In my growing-up years, my friends and I gleefully anticipated growing ample bosoms in our teen years. We practiced by stuffing all manner … Continue reading Magnificent Mammaries
Yesterday was a gorgeous spring day and literally the first day of 2015 that we could leave the house in short-sleeved shirts. Of course we spent most of the day outside, cleaning up all of the sticks that fell through the winter and raking up all of the leaves that had been plastered to the … Continue reading A Mouse in the House
I participate in my local Toastmaster's club. Toastmasters is an international organization that helps people develop speaking and leadership skills. Here is the latest speech I gave, shortly after I bought my new car. Recently, I bought a new car and while this is a good thing, I couldn't help but feel a little sad in saying … Continue reading Tribute to the Cavalier
Due to technical difficulties, I was unable to complete yesterday's Throwback Thursday (look for it next Thursday...) So I hereby present a special Throwback Friday, to 1981, where a one-year-old me was already learning to multitask. I found this picture in one of Gram's photo albums shortly after she died. It brought back a flood … Continue reading Throwback Friday – It’s Potty Time
Hi there! So I was going through some of my journals looking for future Throwback Thursday posts (because it's easier than creating new content) and I came across this one from just two years ago. I hope it gives you a chuckle. Tuesday, December 18, 2012 Well, today confirmed what I'd always suspected was true: … Continue reading Throwback Thursday – Bonus Edition!
Happy Thanksgiving!! I hope all of you reading this are having a lovely day with the people you care about most. Here's a little flashback to 1991, when we lived in PA and always had a bunch of people over for Thanksgiving dinners. But I didn't really describe much of that here. What was I … Continue reading Throwback Thursday – Thanksgiving 1991
1. When you refer to your implants and people look questioningly at your chest. 2. Not being able to feel if you have spinach, seeds, bread - anything - stuck on, in-between or around your teeth. 3. Getting massive quantities of food stuck underneath the bridgework. 4. Needing to use a WaterPik to feel like … Continue reading Awkward Moments with Artificial Teeth