3 Ways

Get your mind out of the gutter people! This (very brief) Saturday evening post is courtesy of this adorable book:  Three more ways to say “Oh Shit”: Dagnabit! Barnacles! Sweet niblets! A few bonus ones (overachiever): Holy Pepperoni! Goshdarnit! Fudge nuggets! Holy guacamole! Jumpin’ Jehoshaphat! ‘Suz Mighty! Ermagerd! And now I will go eat pizza.  […]

Surrounded yet Alone

My kids are stunned when I try to explain media and communications of the 70s and 80s.  One newspaper came to the house. Television could only be watched live. There were 3 network stations, plus PBS and maybe 3 UHF stations. Ours were 17, 29 and 48. I don’t even know what their call letters […]


If you’ll remember, I accidentally acquired a most awesome fella a while back. He’s tall and sweet and smart and strangely always exactly the right degree of warm. Which is important in a person you spend time up close to, I think. Everything is awesome, except for one tiny itty bitty conundrum – what to […]

Somebody’s Watching Me

Having a blog is weird. I sit here and type things and it feels like I am all alone, like writing in a diary.  But then I push “publish” and my words go flying out into the universe for anyone to see.  Which is sort of the point, yes. But when I look at the […]

Kicking Ass

I admit it. I am a tiny bit competitive. Not in a sports sense. No, not at all in that sense. But in a I want to kick ass at everything I do sort of way – yes. There are times when I suck at things…don’t get me wrong. I am not trying to brag […]

The End of Irony

My daughter came home from school today and announced that her literature teacher had let them listen to a song by Alanis Morissette during class.  Intrigued, I asked which one and why. She said that they had listened to “Isn’t it Ironic?” to learn what irony is. Sigh. Have you heard this song?  I used […]