Today is the day! I STILL Just Want To Pee Alone hits the streets running in the wake of the news that it’s predecessor, I Just Want To Pee Alone has been newly minted as a New York Times Best Seller! Frankly, I’m so excited that this day is finally here, that I’m practically sitting here peeing in my office chair.
In Part 1, I was in full denial that I’d need a C section. The epidural was the thing weighing heavy on my mind while my firstborn weighed heavy on my mid-section. Then I found out I would indeed require the surgery…
The news that I was going to need a C section sparked terror in my post-epidural brain. Not because I was hell-bent [...]
My husband is not squeamish. Not in the least. He will watch a “Walking Dead” marathon while eating ribs. Nothing fazes this guy. So when it came time for me to push a human out of my body, he was dauntless.
But I wasn’t.
“Well of course” you’re saying, “It’s not like he was giving birth!” And you’re right. But here’s the thing; a lot of men [...]
Teenage Waistband (Mama O’Widely)
music by The Who
lyrics by Linda Roy
video edited by John Mount
Out here on my street, all I do is eat
I get my back into Thanksgiving
A hoagie on white, a diet Sprite
I need jeans to be forgiving, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Don’t cry…avert your eye
There’s no more teenage waistba [...]
While making our way through the black hole that is Target the other day, a nice little old lady wheeled her cart up to my husband and me, looked around pensively and asked “Which way out?”
Pointing first at the row of doors up front, then in the general direction of Health & Beauty, she posed the question again. “Which [...]
Last month I turned 50. And in an interesting turn of events, just days ago, I discovered that questions I thought would be forever unanswered will finally be unlocked. At least most of them, but perhaps all.
You see, I was adopted on December 16, 1965, ten months after my birth. I’ve always known that I was adopted – my parents t [...]
I love my family. I love my kids. but I don’t love the ‘burbs. I’m an urban dweller who spent the majority of my adult life traveling around playing gigs in metropolitan cities and a decent chunk of my twenties living in New York City.
So when my husband and I moved to New Jersey to start a family, let’s face it – [...]
Photo by DaveBleaedale / CC BY
We plunge into this thing called “motherhood” without so much as an instruction manual. I mean, what the fuck? You wouldn’t buy a car if you thought there wasn’t a two-hundred page volume in the glove box to help you find the knobby that works the windshield wipers, so why would you b [...]
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There are skeletons in my closet.
Well, not exactly, but close.
Allow me to explain. You see, this weekend I decided to clean out my closet and get organized because organization is porn for women. As I began the arduous process of digging deep into the recesses of every nook and cranny of the space to purge years [...]
In rock and roll, the role of the concert promoter is significant; the ying to the musician’s yang. Now that online streaming and downloadable music have cut a wedge into physical record sales, live shows and sales of merchandise are the main sources of income for touring acts. The stakes are much higher now; the percentage of big tour [...]
What? “What is she about?” you ask.
I’m talking about cat litter. No, wait! Stay with me here a minute. I haven’t lost my mind, I haven’t been sniffing the litter or anything. Well… in all honesty, in the past I didn’t really need to sniff it. The odor just sort of wafted throughout my house, all the way from the little nook i [...]
To the person ahead of me in line
Go ahead dear, please, just take your time
I’m in no real hurry, though this line is Express
You’ve got 62 items, I’ve got 61 less
But hey, don’t do anything under duress
Like doing the decent thing
Letting me go first
It’s not like I’ve corpuscles threatening to burst
You’re tooling around in your car, you think about cranking some tunes with the windows down, the wind in your hair…you reach for a CD…maybe it’s a Stones day. But just as soon as Mick gets into it, your 5 year old is drowning him out with protests. “I WANNA LISTEN TO MYYYYYY MUSIC!”
Nineteenth nervous [...]
The follow up to the best selling humor anthology I Just Want To Pee Alone, which was compiled and edited by Jen Mann of the popular blog People I Want to Punch in the Throat, is I Still Just Want to Pee Alone, and I’m thrilled to be among the list of distinguished and talented contributors!
Featuring 4o humorous tales of motherhood fro [...]
Laughter: the great sanity stabilizer
Try to get through life without LYAO
Do I amuse you?
You amuse me
We’re all in on the joke
The world’s a funny place
Ya gotta laugh
The wor [...]
I consider myself to be a pretty compassionate person. However, as I look back on my life, I am reminded of times when I could have been warmer, more generous, more giving, and certainly more understanding.
In some ways, youth and our own tendency toward self-absorption gets in the way of truly seeing those around us and recognizing their nee [...]
My therapist once told me that the best way to deal with my family estrangement issues was to write a letter to the person in question, get it off my chest and out on paper. I could then either choose to send it with the knowledge that I’d be “heard” and expect nothing in return, or keep it to myself, using it as nothing mor [...]
Attention ladies! Have you been out and about at local grocery stores and malls wearing nothing but your workout duds? You know what I’m talking about; yoga pants. Do you throw on a pair and casually spend the day in them, whether you’re doing yoga or not? Are you traipsing about at school pickup in your spandex like some brazen h [...]