OMG please stop public grooming – PLEASE!

I read my horoscope today. I don’t usually read my horoscope but I’m traveling today and when I travel I have a tendency to read just about anything to help my mind forget it’s some 30,000 plus miles in the air. Major sidebar here – but why the hell does the lady in front of…

Starbucks, The Piggly Wiggly and the Sloth Among Us –

You know those enclosures in parking lots made to corral wandering shopping carts?? Yea … those. You’re with me. Right? The ones at my Super Target are made from the same brick as the store so they coordinate nicely with the surrounding buildings rather than stick out like the dirty plastic ones at the Piggly Wiggly…

Like, gag me with a spoon!

The younger generation – more specifically, my teenage daughter – has me stumped. Because she does things that simply don’t make sense. And it frustrates me well past my usual state of composure. (Yes, believe it or not, I am a fairly composed person – really – I’ve worked on it over the years and…

Baby Penguins and Hollandaise Sauce

When asked if there’s one thing in my kitchen I can’t live without, I can’t help but want to answer, “water” – I mean duh. But OK. OK. I’ll play along and as I do, I can’t help but drift off to the strange but wonderful land of French cooking … the one where butter…

The talking of the soul with itself.

I don’t like lingering. I made that pretty clear yesterday – and while it may take you 25 extra seconds, I implore you to checkout yesterday’s post (STOP LINGERING) … BUT, admittedly, there are times when I linger … and typically it’s at the exact moment when I shouldn’t. Read on … Have you ever…

Red Mustangs and ET …

It was 1988. I was a peon. A struggling college student without a care in the world – really, no cares. Not a one. Heck I used to think that if I still had checks, then consequently there must still be money in my bank account – right? I’d stroll around campus – on sunny…

Ticky-Tacky … I’ll drink to that!

Have you ever been reluctant to tell someone, or even comment on a particular situation because the mere uttering of those words might make it appear as though you think yourself superior to others? Like at a restaurant, when ordering wine you don’t speak up about the menu’s offerings because the person across the table…

A Grandfather’s Final Words of Wisdom

Three Christmases ago – while my husband and mother-in-law stood in the kitchen and fussed over the uncooperative roast that seemed content to cook slower than it should – I took my glass of wine, left the roast to battle on its own and had a seat on the living room couch. My five year…

Empathy for 2014

I’ve never been big on New Year’s resolutions. I’m more of a Monday girl – you know, Mondays are the start of a new week and as there are 52 of them throughout the year, I sort of figure why not let Mondays be the day to turn over a new leaf … or let…

Republicans are more patriotic than democrats

Republicans are more patriotic than democrats. That’s what I used to think. I’m not sure why – other than the fact that I like elephants. My mother was/is a democrat. And by no means did I grow up with a silver spoon in my mouth (or hidden in a kitchen drawer somewhere). But I never…

Ode to the MILF

Remember the popular kids in high school – how they seemed to float through the halls completely unaware of the rest of the world let alone the peewees that hung on every move, every word, every everything that the said popular kid did. Remember? If you were one of the peewees then you probably recall…