Green Doors Can Heal You

Anna goes back to college tomorrow and this week I’ve been sad about her leaving. By the end of next week, I will be good but this week is tough. My friend Rita said it best when she said, “it’s like a long, slow breakup.” It is like the first year she went away all over again. She has been my rock during all of this pandemic and I am so going to miss her. 

First published June 4th, 2018

In 2013, we had a burgundy front door.

Front exterior door

That looked like hell because 13 years of wear and tear will do that to a door. Or to a mom.


So I decided that I was going to paint it myself.

Our house color is boring white so I wanted a color that popped. I chose Paradise Green by Sherwin Williams because screaming green…

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Chicago, Humor, John Hughes, Screenplay

Screenplays and Books and Wet Dreams

    I was pretty excited at the prospect of a person who was actually connected to the late John Hughes reading a screenplay that is about John Hughes. But here is the thing about my screenplay: it kind of sucks. It does, you don't have to be nice. Over the past five years, I… Continue reading Screenplays and Books and Wet Dreams


My Top Seven Blog Names if I Was to Ever Start Another Blog

First published August 27, 2018

I’m not starting another blog because I can barely come up with enough interesting content for the ONE I already have.

But over the past eight years, I have in passing mentioned THAT WOULD MAKE AN EXCELLENT BLOG NAME or IF I EVER START A NICHE BLOG (blog with one particular topic) I WOULD USE THE HELL OUT OF THAT NAME.

I am not a niche person though, which is why I can’t create a niche blog.

My thoughts are all over the place constantly.

Like a hamster on speed.

Speaking of hamsters, meet the newest member of our family, Nibbles.


I didn’t think I could love a rodent but I am falling.

So if you are a blogger and are looking for a name for your new blog (the hardest part of blogging, really), then I got you boo.


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Family, Humor, Life

Thirty-One Universal Things

July was full of Universal things, lots of crazy happenings, and just things I can't explain, quite honestly. If you had foretold me that my July would have involved my bird going missing and one of the members of The Breakfast Club emailing me, I would have said YOU ARE SHITTING ME. I bought this… Continue reading Thirty-One Universal Things


I’m a Badass, He’s a Badass, She’s a Badass, We’re a Badass, Wouldn’t You Like to Be a Badass Too?

First published on May 22, 2017

Last spring, one of my friends told me about this book titled You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero.

Courtesy of Amazon

I saw it at Target for 12 bucks then whipped out my phone and bought it on Amazon for $7.75 because I like my money a lot more than an evolved state of being.

That was last May/June 2016.

It is now May 2017 and I am only halfway through it, so if you’re looking for a life coach, I think you know where to find it.

I always bring a book when I fly on an airplane. Even when the kids were smaller and I knew damn well there would be no reading being had for mom on the plane. But a book is something I always tuck away in my carry-on because we don’t pay for WiFi and apparently, WiFi is…

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