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
Thank you for this post. I will be trying the Degree Clinical Strength.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

Death of a Celebrity

Most times, when I hear of a celebrity death, I feel a vague sort of sadness. A little sorrow at a wasted life if it's got something to do with drugs. It's sort of a passing emotion - like you'd feel for an innocent stranger as you pass a fatal car accident - and I don't dwell on it. ...more

The Sun Also Rises...in Libra

I don't usually put a lot of stock in horoscopes and astrological type thingies, but I have to admit that some characteristics of certain signs seem pretty consistent with the people to whom they're attached. ...more

It's complicated.

Sometimes how much I laugh is directly proportional to how hard the day is.Sometimes the more wise-ass I get is directly related to my rising level of frustration/anger. Sometimes the funnier people think I am is when I'm hurting the most.Sometimes when I'm nice(-ish), it's because I've said or thought or done something horrible or mean. Sometimes the brighter the smile, the closer the tears.Sometimes I barely want to be your friend anymore but I can't stand the thought of you not being there. ...more

As Seen On TV!

I was just sitting here thinking about how, as depicted on the teevee, doctors and lawyers are always sleep deprived, food deprived, and having sex in closets and copy rooms. Um. Aren't these the people we're trusting with our very lives? Our children's lives? Our most private and confidential biznissss?...more

This is....SPARTAN! (the UPDATED version)

Spartan racing, I mean. You guys know I'm pretty lazy - well, I *used* to be athletic (hum a few bars of Glory Days here) - but now I get most of my sports on the teevee because I am old and arthritic in addition to that lazy thing. ...more

Challenges and Inspiration. Sort of.

Most regular bloggers that I know have drafts in their post lists...I have, at present, 51 drafts. I also have 20-30 "secret blog" posts that no one is ever invited to view. Although sometimes pieces of those secret posts make their way over here, usually after I've had time (a few months) to let it settle and think it through. Some of my drafts are a single sentence. Or an idea for a blog title. Some of them...we'll they're so outdated (in draft status for more than 4 years) that I've forgotten where I wanted to go with the idea in the first place....more

This is....SPARTAN!

Spartan racing, I mean. You guys know I'm pretty lazy - well, I *used* to be athletic (hum a few bars of Glory Days here) - but now I get most of my sports on the teevee because I am old and arthritic in addition to that lazy thing. ...more

Hey 19

I know, I know - you've read this all before.Too bad.It is time for the Annual Birthday Post! My tiny little 1lb babies are 19 today.I know, right? Some of you have been reading the Birthday Post since they were about 10 or 11.Time is not just flying, it is traveling at the speed of sound. I remember a tiny Becca setting her pacifier down in something that had spilled...she picked it up, took a suck, and said, "What the hell is all over this?!" It made me laugh so much that I couldn't even correct her....more