I am a writer and a teacher laughing my way though life...about 1 pet away from "crazy cat lady" status, I recently moved with my husband from St. Louis to rural Oklahoma....and it's been INTERESTING, to say the very least.

Summer Vacation

This summer I plan to take another wacky vacation with my friend Eric..if you’ve read my earlier posts, you know that every summer for the last 12 years, we've gone to  a different crazy place.  I recently blogged about our trip to the Annual International UFO Convention I Roswell, NM (seriously, hilarious trip, you can read about it here )....more

Best. Compliment. Ever.

I wasn't planning to write a blog post tonight.  I was sitting at the computer, playing around a little before class starts and doing that thing where you search for your name on the Internet just to see what pops up. Which is a little depressing with my married name because the first site that came up was NOT my blog but some drugged out felon's youtube page called "My Life After Lockup."...more

The Real Danger of Decorating

Putting away Christmas decorations was slightly more life-threatening than usual this year.I mean, there’s always a bit of risk involved—climbing stepladders, carrying heavy boxes up and down the stairs while your insane cat tries to see how many times he can run between your legs, that sort of thing. ...more

On Patrol

I’ve been at the new Internet monitoring job for about 6 weeks now (click here if you don't know what I'm talking about and I’m happy to report that it is as hilarious as ever…the only struggle is NOT issuing penalties for the egregious grammar errors that I see every day…apparently, in the world of the Internet, not only is spelling optional but apostrophes can be thrown around with reckless abandon and common clichés can be ...more

I Can't Believe They Pay Me For This!

So, I just started another new job. And yes, for those of you keeping track, that is the 4th one in  the 16 months I’ve been in Oklahoma. And yes, mathematicians, I’m well aware that this equals a new job every 4  months. The thing is, once I decided I didn’t want to teach high school here—largely  because our community doesn’t pay high school teachers enough to keep a goldfish  alive—it took me awhile to find something that was both permanent and that I  really liked. ...more