Called Un-napped

Yesterday was a pretty intense all around day for me.I had to take several deep breaths almost like hyperventilating breaths, but I was trying to keep my cool....more

Tis Not Yet The Season?

It is Monday, November 16th, and our neighbors two doors down have decked the halls. Well, honestly I don't know for sure if their halls have been decked, as I haven't been inside, but the outside of their house indubitably has been. As of this afternoon, more than a week before Thanksgiving, their eaves and their fences are lined with sparkly bluish-white LEDs. Not the most attractive of lights, in my opinion, as LEDs don't give off the warm glow of incandescents and tend to look a bit dreary and cold, but still much prettier than the rest of this dark and lifeless neighborhood....more
Houseful Of Nicholes, I hadn't even thought of that! Good point!more

Pest Control

Zap! Crackle! Sizzle! Booyah! I got another one! What an adrenaline rush! Don’t believe me? Well, you try falling asleep with one of those blood suckers’ persistent buzzing in your ear at 2 am. What I don’t get is, how, and I mean, how do they know where your ear is? Why the ear?!...more

Tell A Joke, Save a Life

If laughter is indeed the best medicine, it would explain why I never feel well. I’m just not the ha-ha type. I always knew I lacked the rip-roaring gene, but I never really thought much about it. Until Marge made a comment. All it takes is one aside from my mother and I feel myself bristle. “You don’t laugh much, Amy, but when you do, you kind of have a nervous laugh,” she felt fit to share. It was on the heels of a recent hair appointment I went to with my daughter....more

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

I promised my friend I would go to see his production of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. But I’ve never seen The Rocky Horror Picture Show and, aside from some scantily clad cross-dressing, I do NOT know what I’m getting myself into. I do know that we’re not allowed to throw things like they do in the movie theaters because apparently it’s rude to throw things at people.So I decided to watch the 1975 movie in preparation…...more

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles/An Open Letter to Kevin Bacon?

There are not a lot of Thanksgiving movies to chose from, so this one always come to mind when November roles around. However, this movie makes me so angry. Only one John Hughes movie makes me more irate than this (She’s Having a Baby) and I don’t think it’s just because Kevin Bacon appears in both of them. But on that note:...more

The Five Things I Miss the Most About College

I just spent family weekend at my oldest son's college and boy, did I notice the age gap between college kids and me. I don't usually feel old; I usually think I'm around 23 until I try to stand up too quickly and I pull something, but spending the weekend with a bunch of college students was eye opening. Let me clarify, it wasn't so much that I felt old as it was that I felt that college was such a long time ago....more

Find My Friends = Free Virtual Road Trip!

oKatniss blogs at The Cardboard Kitty, is mom to two on the spectrum, and used to have a life, but now feeds fish and yells at cats all day.  ...more

Tales from the Dork Side: Reincarnation

Vin and I took the kids to Irvine Park to wear them out after a long day of general buttholishness, hoping lots of exercise would make them tolerable. Before you think I’m an a-hole for saying my kids are buttholish? You’ve been there. Butt out.But that’s not what this is about, so stay with me....more