Inner History Nerd

My inner history nerd was smiling ear to ear; like a fat kid looking at a Smartie, a candy comparable to an M&M. Tuesday, sk and I went to see the movie Lincoln, the latest offering from Steven Spielberg. All I knew going into the movie was that Daniel Day-Lewis portrayed President Abraham Lincoln, Sally Field as his…

Thanksgiving Horror

I am a picky eater. I fully admit, 100%, that I am very selective when it comes to foods that cross my lips. If you want to eat it, that’s fine with me but just don’t expect me to dive in as well. As I got older, I realized most of my squeamishness came from texture, especially when it comes to meat.  I…

Pet Peeves

Why are things that annoy us called ‘pet’ peeves. Pets are usually considered members of the family, doted upon and ask nothing in return, well, except cats. Maybe we should call those acts that get under our skin just plain peeves and leave the adorable pets alone. 1. People who chew gum as if they…

Lesbian enough?, Part II

Two days ago, I wrote a piece entitled Lesbian Enough? in response to a comment I received. Moral of the story: lesbians are more than the stereotypes or pigeon holes society tries to put us in. . .as I’m sure is the case with other ‘types’ of people. It generated way over my norm of 0…

Words to Live By

This picture just cracked me up. I must really enjoyed my day/evening because I will admit, a bit of Diet Coke squirted out of my mouth when I read this along with the kid’s expression. Sure struck my funny bone.

Looking at a Stranger

They say time flies as you get older and I would certainly have to agree. I had been in the midst of cleaning up a USB fob to free some space when I came across some photos from earlier this year. I couldn’t believe those pictures were from so long ago. And looking at myself, at…

Christmas Already?

There seems to be some doubt in these parts as to when the time is right to start celebrating the Christmas holiday. Growing up, every family I knew had their own protocol but commercially the kick-off date was the Friday after Thanksgiving. In my house, the Christmas tree went up over the weekend following Turkey Day.…