THANKSGIVING BUZZ

I’ve wanted to do this for a long time. Whenever I’ve asked a hairdresser to do it, they’ve balked. Their definition of femininity didn’t allow it. Know that I LOVE IT.  If you don’t, that’s ok. I didn’t do it for you. It’s the most freeing thing I’ve done with my “look” since I cut…

I TALK TO STRANGERS

I think almost every parent tells their children, “Don’t talk to strangers.” We are taught that strangers are dangerous, can hurt us, abduct us, or worse. That “stranger danger” feeling often follows us into adulthood. I was asked this week how I handle eating alone, traveling alone, being alone. It was an honest inquiry from…

TWO THINGS I’M WONDERING ABOUT POST-SURGERY

I had these thoughts today about life post-surgery: 1. What if my nose doesn’t lose any weight but the rest of my face does? 2. What if I lose weight in my feet? Will I get shorter? Will my shoes still fit? These things may not be important to you, but as someone who has…

ONE OF THOSE DAYS (I want my life back)

I had a low grade fever most of the day, and though I wanted to be home in bed, since I have dismally few sick days I pushed myself to go work. I had wanted to go out tonight and be with friends, but the fever didn’t leave. I cried all the way home. I…

THE DECEPTION OF TIME

Time doesn’t heal all wounds but time does go on. Time magnifies and distills and exaggerates and  impairs and slaps me back to the cruel reality  where you aren’t here anymore. I don’t like it. I know I don’t have to… but time does go on. Time does many things, but time is not a…

HITCHHIKER BIRTHDAY AND THE BATTLE OF SUCKUARY

Though I’ve been battling a bad sinus infection this week, I have to admit, my birthday week has been good.  I’ve been to dinners, been treated to cupcakes and cake and a Cafe’ Express’ veggie burger and sweet potato fries. I’ve received wonderful cards and well wishes, some deliciously aromatic coffee and a Colts mug…

BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

October is, besides being National Sarcasm Month, (like I need to tell you how well I celebrate that), is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  I don’t know of anyone who doesn’t know someone who has triumphed over or succumbed to breast cancer.  Breast cancer has mercilessly ravaged my family, taking lives, and derailing some for a time, and…

NEVER FORGETTING…9/11

I watched a little coverage today of the memorial services and recaps of the attack on the World Trade Center.   Watching the footage and seeing how certain people had aged, I was reminded that terrorist attack happened nine years ago.  As this particular day actually passes the images seem like it happened yesterday, but most of…

THEY WILL BE THE DEATH OF ME: PART 2

My Green Onion is getting married. For him, this means that Schmitty actually said yes and they’ve successfully negotiated the terms of the college football season. For me, this means that less than six months from now, I will be in another wedding. Either I’ve not learned the lesson from just a few months ago…

THEY WILL BE THE DEATH OF ME (PURSES, HATS, AND VICTORIAN LILAC)

These days, I find myself knee-deep in satin and girl time. I can say, “mani-pedi” and not giggle and have even expressed the desire to get one. I actually went to a store last week with the sole purpose of buying a leather purse, and did indeed purchase one. I went a shade darker with…

DISCOVERIES (2009)

Yeah, yeah, so the fever of list making has finally hit me.  DISCOVERIES IN MUSIC Owl City Lady Antebellum Jack’s Mannequin Seabird Barcelona Interestingly enough, I owe most of those discoveries to Joe Ben, who is always ahead of me in discovering great music.  Thank goodness he’s the type of guy who shares. Song that brought me…

YOU CAN’T HANDLE THE TRUTH!

OR… something like that. Here goes: 1.What was the last thing you ate?mac and cheese with spinach…and while I’ve been typing this, yogurt covered raisins. 2.Where was your profile picture taken?My grandparent’s house (for blog)My bathroom (for Facebook). Like my cool shower curtain? 3.Can you play Guitar Hero?I have not tried. I have issues with…