The bittersweet taste of April 19

**a re-post from a previous birthday** I sort of love this day -- it's my birthday.I love the sweet birthday wishes from everyone; they make me smile and feel happy and warm and loved. Thank you all so much for that. It's the day I feel truly Grinchy...by which I mean my heart grows three sizes. (Oh, no worries, it will shrink back down in a couple of days and I'll be back in Curmudgeonland) I sort of hate this day -- it's my birthday....more

An Important Note to "Responsible Parents" About Prom and Graduation Nights

Dear "Responsible Parents," We're in the middle of Prom season and graduation is just around the corner, so I thought the time was ripe for a reminder of What Not To Do on Prom Night and/or Graduation Night. And that is: DO NOT RENT A ROOM AT A HOTEL FOR YOUR KIDS. ...more
Wow I had now idea parents would actually be willing to book their kids a hotel room. That is so ...more

You will be amazed at how your feel after reading this! #FakeUpworthyTitle

I used to write really crappy poetry.Well, when put that way, it sort of sounds like I USED to write really crappy poetry but now I write AWESOME poetry!Yeah, no.It means I used to attempt to write some kind of weird poetry and it was shitty and it sucked and now I don't do that anymore, much to the relief of everyone who accidentally read it when they came here to see what was new....more

Think Twice, Creep, it's Mi Vida Loca; Friday the 13th Birthday time.

The title names the #1 songs in the UK, US, and country charts on this day in 1995 - which happens to also be my kids' date of birth. I think the song titles are all fairly appropriate.Think Twice = with twins, you have to.Creep = yes, they are creepy. And creeps.Mi Vida Loca = IT TOTES IS.  It is time for the Annual Birthday Post!Simmah down, I can see your excitement from here. ...more

Why I should not be allowed to think about things.

I love music.LOVE love.Those of you who've suffered through all the incarnations of my radio show know what I like, which is almost everything between the 50s and the 90s, with a couple handsful of random songs from 2000 to now. I also like classic country music, but not too much of 'today's' country. I love to turn up the radio and sing at the top of my lungs - in the house, in the car...in the grocery store.There are a ton of misheard lyrics that I sang incorrectly for years, and I still do, because it's fun....more

Tiny Houses

So I'm guessing most of you are familiar with The Next Big Thing, which turns out to be Tiny Houses. I see a fafillion of them in my facebook newsfeed - some of them are so adorable! Energy efficient, cost effective - many are pretty much completely run on solar power. I think there's even a TV show about Tiny Houses on a cable channel....more

My first ComicCon: A (mostly) Pictorial Essay

#WWTulsaCCSo I got home today from the Tulsa ComicCon. It was sort of a surreal experience; not only did I get to actually leave hearth and home (and children OMG YES) for the best part of 3 days, I went to this huge event ALONE.Yes.ALONE.Which, as you know, is how I typically prefer things, but most of you also know I am not really sociable on my best day and  I tend toward introversion and wall-hugging in large crowds, parties...dates. Whatever....more

I just invented a new game: FACEBOOK BINGO

I win almost every day. Anyone else want to play? ...more
Denise haha! YAY! :) I almost won today.more

Sweatin' the small stuff.

Let's take a moment to talk about sweat.I know, ew. I've used Secret deodorant for many, many years - and recently I've discovered that it may be "Strong enough for a man", but it can't hold a candle to the stank that is menopause sweat. OMG. If there's one thing that mightily offends my scentsors, it's the stink of  BO.I mean, I like the smell of skin sometimes, especially a lover's special scent. But nasty pit-smell? NO THANK  YOU. ...more
summerjourney I hope it works as well for you as it does for me. I am SO OVER MENOPAUSE OMG. :)more

Let it GO, let it GO!

I read a lot of blog posts, facebook statii, and tweets that advise us to "just let it go.""Let go of the hurt.""Let go of your past.""Put down the baggage and walk away.""Let go of his neck because you're going to get charged with murder." What I want to know is...HOW DO YOU DO THAT?...more