R-Rated Movies Are Not For Twelve Year Olds

I apologize for my absence. Life had me in a headlock and I couldn't get away. But I'm back now, so you can relax....more

Hello, is it me you’re looking for?

The other day, at work, I was meeting with a vendor who over time has become more of a friend to me.  As we worked, we started chatting about multi-tasking, smart phones, and how we are both constantly connected....more

I always wanted a party line... I would have gotten myself in such trouble. Knowing me, I would ...more

Friends and food: To give or not to give

I have a lovely friend who's just a few centimeters away from having her first baby. She recently posted on her blog a great list of ways to assist a friend upon the arrival of her newborn, a list she was given by an equally lovely friend of ours. Many of the ideas include ways to help out by providing food, lasagna naturally being one of the suggestions. ...more

Excellent points all, Ashack. The asking truly *is* the extra special touch. I love to bake and ...more

How to Raise a Curmudgeon

Big Brother is a sweet kid. Really.He has a good heart (yes, kids with Asperger's can show empathy), is extremely smart (too much so for his own good), and has a keen sense of humor.That said, I am under no illusion that my son is easy to deal with. To start with, he's not exactly chatty.  A man of few words, long winded conversations are not his forte.No one would ever, ever describe him as a people pleaser.  He'll never be one to fall for the Just-Do-It-For-Me crap or any other guilt-laden requests....more

What goes around, comes around....

Living on the beach, the summer nights tend to get pretty cool.  As a result, my husband, Marc,  and I kept outdoor heaters on all of our desks, so we can enjoy the ocean air without freezing.  For the past few years, we have solely relied on the heaters that run on propane gas.  However, last year, when we had to replace our old ones, we gave the electric models a try....more

Take that!

Hey, it is me, Alex the Cat!  I got to tell you what happened this morning… it was great! After two unsuccessful hours of trying to get my lazy parents out of bed, finally at 5:30 AM they got their sorry butts out of bed.  My dad was holding me and looking at the lump on my tail as my mom headed downstairs to get me my breakfast.  She grabbed a paper plate out of the pantry closet and then walked over to the dining room table where my medicine sat. “Do you want this?” she called up to my dad holding the tube. “Nah, I’ll do it later,” he replied.  ...more

He has a temper and he holds a grudge... Get on his bad side, he is vengeful. But if you get on ...more

Ode to Lucky Panties

Perhaps you are thinking an ode is too elevated for mere panties, but I’m here to tell you I experienced a pair of seemingly ordinary panties that transcended the material world like no other talisman... Once on, luck ran through my day like water after a deluge, like electricity after a surge, like dandelions after the rain, like...well you get the idea, their power was unlike any ancient amulet or rabbit’s foot or leprechaun’s pot or four-leafed clover. The good fortune or whatever mystical magical inference you want to label, these panties had it....more

The Olive Fairy

The olive fairy ...more

Thumbs Up

The spring is progressing nicely.  We have managed to dodge the Toto-like weather, and my garden is planted and starting to grow.  The mixture of rain, humidity, and sunshine has contributed to my green thumb abilities....more