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Chicago, Humor, John Hughes, Menopause, Nonsense

I Got Inside The Breakfast Club High School and Lived to Tell

Last week, I did something completely out of character for me, thanks to my husband, the risk taker that he is. So, on the first day of my birthday week, last Monday, Mike and I took the day off to have a date day because he was departing the next day for a business trip… Continue reading I Got Inside The Breakfast Club High School and Lived to Tell

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Family, Humor, Travel

Thank You Alabama Rooster-Florida Spring Break Part One

  Before I start our story, we need to address the traffic on the way to Florida by me telling you this: don't drive to Florida. Seriously. If you are even thinking about it, stop. Stop now. Because this is what awaits you: Lots and lots of that. To be clear, I live in the… Continue reading Thank You Alabama Rooster-Florida Spring Break Part One

Childhood, Humor, Life

Writing Challenge #2- Julia Child Was My Big Bird

My earliest childhood memory isn't one where I am in a field of daisies running side by side with my mommy. It isn't nice and fuzzy and in technicolor majesty. It isn't even whimsical. My earliest memory involves me getting angry at the television set. Which, if you really know me, is quite fitting. I… Continue reading Writing Challenge #2- Julia Child Was My Big Bird

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Favorite Things, Friends, Motherhood

How Gilmore Girls Saved My Life

I can't believe this show turned 20 on October 5th but I am celebrating because it feels like we need to.  If you've never watched Gilmore Girls, 2020 is the year to break your GG cherry because you need Stars Hollow, Connecticut more than ever.    First published on March 28th, 2016 I have so… Continue reading How Gilmore Girls Saved My Life

Family, Humor, Life

Welcome Home, Mamie and Papa

For the past six years that I have written here, my parents have always lived a long car ride away. A lonnnng usually vomit filled car ride away. My experience with road vomit at this point in my life should be something I could put on a resume. I should be at the trauma level… Continue reading Welcome Home, Mamie and Papa

Childhood, Humor, Life

My Resume Proves Why I Should Be Famous

Famous people usually start out humbly. Stand on corners dressed as frankfurters or work as singing servers at a rock-and-roll joint. Have bosses that threaten to kill them and make it look like an accident or get fired on their first day for drinking on the job. I then by default should be famous. For… Continue reading My Resume Proves Why I Should Be Famous