Move Over Charlie's Angels: How I Single-Handedly Solved a Police Investivation

“In the criminal justice system, made-up offenses are considered especially heinous. In Mayberry, the dedicated detectives who investigate these vicious felonies are members of an elite squad, known as the Special Vixens Unit. These are their stories.” Chicago Tribune, 2006...more

As a retired cop, I have to laugh when I read this. But in seriousness, we HAD to make sure that ...more


It's called a headache this morning.  I'm still dealing with the aftermath of this stupid cold.  Waking up nearly every morning with a sinus headache just really sucks and starts messing with my desire for d...more

Mommy's Bloated and Bleeding. Get Excited!

I went on birth control pills when I was 14 years old to take the edge off body-wracking cramps that had me missing school at least one day a month.  I stayed on them (with the exception of that year I got pregnant) until I was 32, then decided I was tired of stuffing artificial hormones down my gullet on a daily basis.   The first month I was wary -- would the pelvic throbbing return? Would I become nauseous with pain again?  Would I have to hold my bloated abdomen to apply counter-pressure to my aching womb? Was it worth it?  Aunt Flo arrived the next month with her bevy of companions:  bloating, irritability, unexplained crying, salt cravings and cramps -- blood-soaked fairies of decades past, hyped up on natural hormones and ready to rock my body for days. ...more

Since having children, it seems, I am not allowed to go to the bathroom on my own.  So I have ...more

I ate an entire gingerbread house....

I bought a little gingerbread house kit thinking, what a fun activity to do with my kids. We built it, covered it with icing and candy and I have found it to be irresistible. I didn't even know I liked gingerbread but when you coat anything with enough sugar it tastes delicious. After we built it we were all excited to bust into it. It started with the tree and some gumdrops. When the tree was gone I moved on to the house, but how do I inconspicuously eat the gingerbread house with no one noticing. ...more

I am guilty of the occassional gluttiness act from time to time. I see nothing wrong in ...more