My Reason For Disliking Miley Cyrus' Behavior Might Surprise You

Everybody's talking about her. Who? The tongue-wagging, twerking, titillating (yeah, pun absolutely intended) Miley Cyrus. Everyone has an opinion an I am no exception. I just feel the need to explain mine so that you understand where it comes from. In this understanding, you will know me and be able to relate to me better as a person, like it or not. I judged her harshly while others in social media defended her and lifted up praises to her holy name, screaming, "She is woman, let her roar!" ...more

This Little Piggy Didn't Go To Market. He's Dead.

There is a certain country road I travel frequently. I think I may have to change my route. This route stinks! I am dead serious. Really dead serious. I'm not exaggerating. The road literally stinks because there is a hog farm halfway down it on the west side. ...more

Dumpster Diving? Yes, I did!

I received one of the worst calls a parent can get last week. I glanced at the phone and saw that it was the Junior High. I assumed it was a robo-call. Alas, it was not to be so. "Mrs. Brown?""Yes.""I'm very sorry to tell you this, but..."Now, friends, let me just pause here for one second and tell you that what goes through your mind in that moment is absolutely a worst case scenario. It just is. You can't help it! I expected them to tell me that she had been lost in a tragic dodge ball accident and they needed me to come identify the body. ...more

Sports Mom Blues

I dislike sports. The only reason I ever attended a game of any kind was easily attributed to one of several factors:A friend wanted to go.There was a cute guy there I wanted to see.I was in band, so I had to play for the games.My dad took me.My kid is in a sport.Sigh. Enter the gates of hell.Image via shutterstock...more

Jane, You Ignorant (finish it if you know it)

I am sooooooo stupid. This was proven to me this morning by Dr. Probst, our local vet. I do not hide my stupidity from anyone and this is one of the reasons I have such an interesting blog. Case in point:Everyone at my house has been sick lately. My youngest just got over a horrible ear infection, my oldest isn't feeling well, my husband missed a day of work this week due to a horrible head cold, and my poor dog Buddy had developed some symptoms which gave me concern enough to call the vet....more

Shining a Light on Newtown; A Different Perspective

Almost every blogger did a post about Newtown; every blogger except me. It certainly wasn't because I wasn't sorrowful and affected like the rest of the US, but I just wasn't sure where to start. While the nation grieved, I thought about myself and my own family. It was a selfish thing, but let me explain. You see, my family was affected by a school shooting back before school shootings were all the rage, literally....more

No, I Am Not Down Wit' OPP

Naughty by Nature did a song about it back in the '90's. Are you down with OPP? Well, I'm certainly not. Wait, we're talking about the same thing here, aren't we? Other People's Pubes? Sure we are! So, I'm in the shower the other day, humming a little tune and in a generally good mood, when I glance over at the ledge which is supposed to hold innocuous shower stuffs, and I stop cold in mid-songbird. There it was, just staring at me... a pubic hair!Uber-annoying Janice on Friends couldn't have said it any better. Oh. My. Gawd!...more

The Hair on My Chinny Chin Chin

One night, I was watching TV while mindlessly checking the landscape of my chin. I felt something. I assumed it was a blemish, but it wasn't. A trip to the mirror revealed the ugly truth. This was worse than a blemish.This sinister demon keeping residence on my face... was chin hair!...more
@Darcie Oh my, I don't know what the no-no is, but now I simply must look into it!more

You're Kidding Me? What the...? I Have What?

If there's one thing I've learned in my life, it's that I have no idea what's going to happen next. I can plan the crap out of my entire existence and at best, come close.I am going to cease doing an every Wednesday Woo-Hoo. It's been a very fun thing to do, but due to many extenuating circumstances, it's all the writing I'm getting done lately and I need to return to being more broad.That's what you want - more of this broad, right?...more
@Darcie Thanks so much! The Doxycycline did help and my symptoms are nearly gone. I feel almost ...more

Pap-atootie!

My life has been filled with various doctors lately, so I will probably talk about them a lot. You know me, there's something to talk about in every situation and no matter how bad things get, I will find something to laugh and joke about. For the purposes of this post, we are going to laugh about my pap smear appointment....more