My Semi True Story

I keep a quirky and (sometimes) humorous blog, mysemitruestory.com, where I amuse, entertain and misinform readers with my occasional flashbacks to the 80s and non-award winning photos.

My Thoughts On Bull Durham

The look on his face was one of utter...more

A Bit Of Funeral Pre-Planning, Grandmother Style

My Grandmother is ninety-nine years old. She’s reached the point in her life in which she no longer wants the responsibility of owning a home and living by herself. She’s decided to move into an apartment in an assisted living facility ....more

My Take On The New Apple Products

Yesterday Apple announced its new product line via a live streaming broadcast event. My husband had the day off, so he sat in the kitchen at the Mac to watch the broadcast. I became an unwilling listener because the volume on the computer was up loud enough to compensate for me puttering around the kitchen (i.e. cleaning up the lunch mess) ....more

Drunk History: It’s Must See TV, Jen Style

I love television. It’s true. I love the old stuff, like the Brady Bunch and Charlie’s Angels ....more

Buckle Up. It’s Tata’s Guest Post.

Editor’s note: As mentioned several weeks ago, I agreed, reluctantly agreed, to let one of my besties, Tata, write a guest post on my blog. One week after giving her the go ahead, she emailed me her post. With much trepidation, I read it ....more

I Believe Evil Has Been Unleashed In My Garden

Even though we have one, I haven’t written much about our garden this summer. The summer of 2014, much like the dozen or so summers preceding it, was spent overdosing on deliciousness straight from the garden in the form of corn on the cob, cucumbers, and pico de gallo. My pico overdoses, they are...more

My Thoughts On Milo And Otis

I’m not quite sure how or why so many kid-friendly movies made it onto my Must See list for this year, but I’m guessing it has something to do with my immaturity in watching more grown up films. (I’m talking to you, Silence of the Lambs). Whatever the reason, I’m glad The Adventures of Milo and Otis is on this year’s list because I needed to decompress a bit after watching Saving Private Ryan ....more

My Mental Undoing

My husband is just about the most even-keeled person I know. Not much rattles him, which is good because I spend a solid ninety-four percent of my time rattled and there’s just not room in the...more

My Thoughts On Saving Private Ryan

Of all the movies on my Must See 3.0 list, Saving Private Ryan elicits the largest response. Side note: Goonies is a close second and most of the outrage directed at me for never having seen that movie comes directly from Banana. Several...more

Bacon Fest 2014

Want to know how my weekend went? Two words: bacon festival. That’s right ....more