It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

Mom, you should be so happy you had a family when you did. While being a hormonal handful, your daughter was never on the level of today’s young ladies wants and tastes when it comes to back to school shopping. My knowledge of what was “in” was limited to what I saw in People magazine, TV or my school mates. Now, they have social media and the internet blowing up kids minds with what is a proper school wardrobe. Even the most normal looking of clothes can cost a small fortune because of the brand label. In the early days, shopping … Continue reading It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

Truth and Tango

Here is a strange but true lesson I’ve learned about myself from taking tango lessons. I am not used to touching people on a casual basis which has never been a big deal to me until now. My family was never a huggy type of family. Even on the day I got married, I remember the photographer telling my future mother-in-law and me to hug as he took a photo….we just looked at each other, laughed and shook hands. Seemed fair enough and somehow more honest. I remember one of my brothers  married into a huggy family. It used to … Continue reading Truth and Tango

Feeling Scared

I am scared of this world. If you have been watching news reports you’ve only been getting a small dose of why I get the shivers. Today, on MSN, there is a story about armed white men going into Ferguson, MO. They call themselves the Oath Keepers. The thought of people going into a potential riot area with loaded weapons is disturbing. Why would they do this? I only can guess to shoot someone, meaning  black people. Here in the USA, because of a document written over 200 years ago when the most destructive rifle was a musket, all citizens have … Continue reading Feeling Scared

Trying a Tattoo on for Size

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Tattoo….You?.” Do you have a tattoo? If so, what’s the story behind your ink? If you don’t have a tattoo, what might you consider getting emblazoned on you skin? I have nothing against tattoos but then again I am not really for them either, especially on me. You see I live in the third most tattooed city in the US. Tattoos are so common that it does make me question my viewpoint regularly and have conversations with myself on the topic. Do I think they are attractive? I mean, would I date anyone … Continue reading Trying a Tattoo on for Size

Game of Groans and a Dinner

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Game of Groans.” Think about an object, an activity, or a cultural phenomenon you really don’t like. Now write a post (tongue in cheek or not — your call!) about why it’s the best thing ever. Part I: “Did you see the video about the Boxer? She gleefully asked. It had to be another YouTube video about a dog being a dog and doing something completely doggy. Olivia loved animal videos and loved passing them on to all her friends through any form of social media at her small fingertips. “What? No….let’s watch it after … Continue reading Game of Groans and a Dinner

The Best Decade Ever If You Don’t Mind Lots of Aqua Net

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Always Something There to Remind Me.” A song comes on the radio and instantly, you’re transported to a different time and place. Which song(s) bring back memories for you and why? Be sure to mention the song, and describe the memory it evokes. Ahhhhh, the 80’s. The best music ever combined with some awesomely bad hair and over-sized, thrift store topcoats with skinny ties, how could you not love it? Fortunately, for me I get to relive every party-tune, slow dance and breakup song with the help of oldies radio channel. Sometimes, a … Continue reading The Best Decade Ever If You Don’t Mind Lots of Aqua Net

I Couldn’t Have Said it Better Myself

This has got to be one of my favorite humorous articles in the past few years, by Bill Barol for the New Yorker Magazine and I feel compelled to bring humor into the world today for those of you who may have missed this gem. If you don’t remember, last summer there was a real uproar regarding who owns the copyright of a black macaque that stole a photographer’s camera and shot some selfies. The pictures went viral and thus the lawsuit started over who owns the rights. The monkey’s response to the court’s decision is priceless. Thank you Bill for … Continue reading I Couldn’t Have Said it Better Myself