Donna Maysack’s back! Because I thought I’d just let her write this blog from now on. Just kidding. But she writes some dang funny song parodies and I got such a kick out of this one, I thought I’d record it and it covers a subject that has begun to plague me as much as it’s probably plaguing a number of you: menopau [...]
Tomorrow will be my two year blogaversary and believe it or not, this is the first time I’ve ever featured a guest post on the blog. Why? I don’t know. I should’ve done this earlier. Especially because the blogger who has agreed to do the honors has been a dear friend pretty much from the beginning of my time here in the bl [...]
Before you or I say anything on this matter, I’d like to make one thing perfectly clear.
I love my kids.
I am not complaining, or wishing for a life sans kids, or bad mouthing them, or trying to make those without kids feel bad by talking about things they’d love to experience. I’m sensitive, considerate folk. But und [...]
I just wanna lie down. I’m tired. So tired.
My lie down is not of the glamorous beach variety…
Although…I do own this hat. Never worn it. Not once.
No, I’m just tired. Tired of winter, tired of depression, tired of rejection, tired of waking up to the same Groundhog Day over and over.
I’m tired of that f [...]
I love this f@#%in’ Pope! He’s so real. For a representative of the deity, he is so human. He’s taken down the frosty façade of Catholicism to mingle with the common folk. He’s lived a simple and modest lifestyle, and done more to change the face of Catholicism than any other Pope in recent times. Oh hell, ever.
I’m willing to cop to it: I like food. No, I love food. And I’ve gained about 10 pounds this Winter to prove it. Dessert? Why, yes…thank you! I never met a cookie or cake I didn’t like, you know what I mean? So when my good friend, fellow pug enthusiast Lin Randolph, asked me to be blog editor for her company, Alecia Baker [...]
The Only Exception
Keeping a comfortable distance
From all of the noise that surrounds me and shadows me
One more distraction that leans on me heavily
Knocks down my house of cards
Shatters it steadily
The only exception is silence
The only exception’s my mind on the disconnect
Doing things naturally
‘stead of what’s [...]
A lot has been said about Lena Dunham and her penchant for appearing nude in virtually every scene of her hit HBO series Girls. Recently, she’s been the subject of much debate over photo touch ups; how much is too much and should they really be done at all. Oh, and there was the usual controversy about her recent VOGUE cover, which only [...]
“Hiyuuuuuhhh! What can I get for yoooouuuuu????”
Now. Say that in a really high pitched up-talk tone. Like you’re Miss Barbara and this is Romper Room.
Because that’s what our waitress sounded like the other night at Longhorn Steakhouse when she addressed every family member – 7 yrs to 51 – during th [...]
There’s no disappointment like Olympic disappointment.
Epic, unmitigated, gut wrenching disappointment, the likes of which could never be felt by mere mortals. That is to say, those of us who have not toiled on the slopes or in a skating rink or some such training facility for hours upon hours, waking at dawn, slave to one’s own [...]
you better run
On those days when the dark cloud descends
and you feel like nothing you do or say is right
when you feel that everyone misunderstands you and the world is against you
when it seems that everything you’ve worked so hard for is about to go up in smoke
it seems so easy to just blow up, give up and chuck it all
because why [...]
back and forth
all hail breaks loose
the days are long
stir crazy kids
cabin fever gives birth to the cusp of insanity
could it be?
ever so gently and slightly
with hopes of a budding future
with no return to bleakness
Zombies are where it’s at. Although I’ve been quietly and patiently waiting for the demise of the current trend, (because I’m a drag like that) I am forced to admit that quite possibly, zombies are here to stay. Here today, gone tomorrow and then back. And back. And back…
I’m too squeamish and can’t get [...]
This just in: We are in the midst of a national clown shortage.
Really. This is no laughing matter.
The World Clown Association has seen a steady decline in clown numbers since 2004, from 3,500 to 2,500. This is serious. The Clowns Of America International President Glen Kohlberger – yes, there is a such an organization and they [...]
I’ve had a lot of stupid jobs. A LOT. And I’ve always wondered how I could get one of those cushy jobs that could be done at home, making my own hours, being my own boss and avoiding all the office politics and bad office parties that I’ve spent years enduring through a plethora of temp jobs and and other cubicle residencie [...]
Tonight is the 50 anniversary of The Beatles’ appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show and the beginning of The British Invasion. Tonight, I’ll be watching the anniversary show tonight at 8. How about you?
The Beatles don’t have a song about Monday and I wanted to include a Beatles song in honor of th [...]
Early one morning the sun was shining
I was laying in bed
Wondering if I’d changed at all
If my eyes were still red…
New Year – clean slate, right? Ideally, maybe. But in reality that’s not how life works. We’d all like to flip a switch, turn a calendar page – New Year, new week, new month [...]
Man, could I use some motivation. Winter is whoopin’ my butt. I’m tired, I’m lazy, I’m depressed, I’m…tired. The topic of this week’s Twisted Mixtape is “songs to get you motivated”. Good reminder, because tomorrow morning when the alarm goes off at 6:30 sharp and I curse the darkness and the c [...]
I Don’t Like Mondays turns 50 today. Thank God it’s “her” and not me. Not until next year at this time, at least. And I’ve been real fortunate to have a number of you take this journey with me on and off, maybe even pretty darn regularly all this time. It started out strong – with a number of writers I ne [...]
Ten Things Of Thankful
Yes, I’m fashionably late to the Thankful party this week. Weekends I tend to chill a bit from the blogging routine. Last night was actually a date night. An impromptu, totally unexpected one, at that. We went to an Irish pub, drank pints of Guinness, ate bangers & mash and I had two shots of Jameson’s. [...]
All Your Favorite Fruit Sangria Slushie
slices of orange, lime and lemon
any or all your favorite fruit
any flavor of fruity moscato (I used blueberry)
In a blender, crush the ice even further until it’s the consistency of a slushie
In your favorite glass, layer ice with fruit and top with moscato.
sharing is nice. [...]
This is a call to arms.
Not necessarily because he’s been busted a number of times in the last few weeks for violations ranging from drag racing, to throwing eggs, to smacking a limo driver upside the head. For that, he deserves the Youth Douche award. But deportation? Although he has proven himself to be a public nuisa [...]