365 Days to a Brand New Me! DAY 6

I Saw Brad Pitt!...more

You Can Do It: 16 Easy Steps to Dye Your Hair at Home

I recently -- with a little help -- made the decision to dye my hair for the first time ever. Red, no less, and for some reason, I also chose to do it myself. I was actually pretty pleased with the results, and so I figured that others out there like me, people who might otherwise be daunted by the thought of taking the plunge, might benefit from seeing the process laid out in a simple, easy-to-follow guide.Sure, said guide involves jazz hands and a karate segment, but still, it's foolproof! ...more

I color my hair -or occasionally treat myself to a salon color.  It's surprisingly easy- ...more

Another good reason to keep newspapers alive - for the sales circulars

I spend hours online but I’m still a newspaper junkie.  Online shopping lets me research anything I’m thinking about buying.  And then there are all the juicy comments which are often called "reviews."  Ha!   I start off examining customers’ comments and then I stop at a review where someone is telling a harrowing story about exactly what happened the night they brought their new mattress home. Sagging!  Sides collapsing!  Back pain! Co-sleepers sniping at each other in the morning! ...more

I hate shopping. I'm thrifty and don't really want to buy anything - ever. But I do like sale ...more

What To Do When Your Doctor is a Jackass

What To Do When Your Doctor is a Jackass   I’ve been going to the same family practice doc since I was 16 years old.  That was a long time ago.  I’ve stayed with him for a few reasons: ...more

Welcome to the Village of the Damned

We are a hearty bunch. We can take the heat, we can take the humidity, we can take the fried food. We can take threats of hurricanes, tornadoes and all sorts of natural disaster. But we can't take the cold. And by golly, we can't take the cabin fever....more

A Tale of Travel

I know today’s Blog post is not very “On The Fence,” but yesterday was nothing short of a scene out of Bloopers, and a must-share for my Mommy readers. Plus hey, I’m the boss around here, so today, we’re off the fence! Look out for my next post on The Dark Side of Friendship, coming soon. Oooh....more

Suburbs of Our Discontent

If you’re interested in taking your kid to see a Shakespeare play, A Midsummer Night’s Dream's your best bet. There's rhyming, slapstick humor, dumb parents, and fairies. No evil or scary characters appear, and the overall silly quotient is very high. What's not to like?  ...more

The Lefty Oracles


365 Days to a Brand New Me! DAY 1

365 Days to a Brand New Me!...more

Cleaning Up From the Holidays - One Broken Ornament at a Time

Well I finally got all the Christmas Decorations packed up and put away.  No, I am NOT one of those who think it is acceptable to leave the decorations until, like, Valentine's Day.  You know the people that I'm talking about though; the ones whose house you drive by on July 4th, and they still have the damn wreath hanging on the front door and the lights still attached to the gutters....more