Act As If

Seven years ago, I didn’t believe in God....more

No Sympathy for The Devil

This weekend I met The Devil, and He introduced himself in the form of a 7-year-old Columbian boy.The moment I opened the gate at the dog park, I heard His oddly adult-like voice taunting me from the bordering baseball field. “I don’t want you in here.”It was unclear whether He was addressing me or my dog, Dallas; His coal black, beady eyes concealed the object on which they were focused. But either way, I took offense on behalf of us both. No one talks to my baby that way. Not even Satan....more

DIY Stitches

Usually it doesn’t matter what Matt Lauer says; it’s always beautiful. As long as words are cascading off his delicate-in-a-manly-way lips, they’re forming sentences I want to hear.But this morning when he started telling a story about Whitney Kropp, a Michigan teenager who contemplated suicide after being elected to her homecoming court as a “joke,” my heart plummeted in a way contrary to my usual Matt Lauer Response....more

Circle in the Sand

Yesterday, my cousin Patti Tweeted me to let me know she’d heard Belinda Carlisle’s Circle in the Sand in the grocery store and performed our childhood dance routine in the frozen pizza section....more


People have a lot to say about redheads.Well, not a lot. Quite a little, actually. It’s the same handful of tasteless remarks swallowed and regurgitated, revolving by on a monotonous conveyer belt, over and over. And over. And over.“Did Bozo escape from the circus?”“Eat too many carrots?”...more

All Success Starts With a Goal

Today, I laced up my sneakers and hit the gym for the first time since January. Please, allow me to welcome you inside my head. ...more

Vanishing Act

Suddenly I’ve become a part of your past. I’m becoming the part that don’t last. I’m losing you, and it’s effortless. - The Fray I’ve always been bad at goodbyes. I was known for slipping out of parties unannounced, after pretending I was going to the bathroom. I’d text once I got home with an excuse for my rudeness. “Catch you next time!” ...more

That Ol' French Mint

Such a Pretty Past

 This is the God-awful cosmetics bag I made in my first Beginner Basics Sewing class at The Sewing Studio last night.  ...more

Bad Writing Contest

A short while ago, I called your attention to the lazy songwriting that America has allowed to slip through its discretionary cracks into mainstream popular culture. Well, as much as I’ve tried to see the positive (I’m reading The Secret and I’m currently working on my mental beach house) I’m back with a new handful of song lyrics that beg the question, “WTF?”#1 Song: Drive By...more
I'm constantly amazed at hip hop lyrics.  How can they get away with this stuff?   Amanda ...more