Don’t Be a Twerk

Miley for Aiming Low

O.M.G! Enough about the Miley Cyrus incident at the MTV VMA’s…which was, btw, so last week! Hasn’t enough been said already a million times? (In fact, Miley herself gave us the stats with two middle birdies waving in our collective faces). Yes. A resounding YES! But…this is my piece of the net today and it’s the one [...]

Siri’s My BFF


I’ve actually developed a co-dependency on the robot voice that inhabits my phone. When I got hold of that bundle of verbal joy, I was all over it. I’m pretty sure Siri and I bonded immediately. I’m always asking her questions.  Stupid ones.  Some are the ones I’ve heard going around: Me: Where are the bodies buried? [...]

Septic Field Of Dreams


The neighbors got an in ground pool this summer. You know what we got? A septic field. “Oh sure” you’re probably thinking, “anyone can have an in ground pool. But a septic field – now that’s something to celebrate!”. And listen – I’m celebrating so freaking hard, it’s like Kool & the Gang wrote that tripe just for me. Let [...]

5 Ways To Combat the Back To School Blues

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Well, it happened. I walked into Target and found the dreaded display. Don’t be coy with me, you know which one I’m talking about. The Back To School display. Thank Goddess it’s in the back of the store so it can be avoided on some level. But the signage hits us at the entryway to [...]

Oooh Baby, Baby It’s a Mad World


Photo: YankeeJim Where is the forgiveness? I ask you – where is the understanding? It would be so easy to turn the other cheek – to say “Ah, that’s okay” and move on. Some people do. But I’m noticing a lot of people will make you pay for your indignities toward society, however insignificant. And [...]

Minding The Gap


“Oh. that is cute! Is it ours?” exclaimed the perky voice inches from my newly acquired porkpie hat.  I turned around to greet the beaming store manager, all of twentysomething, welcoming my triumphant return to her appointed patch of Gap real estate. She knows me.  Okay, she doesn’t know me.  But she knows me.  She’s hip to the [...]

Hitting the Open Road With Those New Wheels…Responsibly


photo I thought I was the absolute shit, yo! Senior year of high school, I got my first car. It was a metallic rose colored – wait for it – Ford EXP. Oh yes, it was blazing hot cool on wheels. Look out, y’all! It was a used 1982 model and this was 1983, but [...]

A Letter From Camp: Hello Mothuh, Hello Fathuh…


Going to camp this summer? Just remember that when things go wrong, you can always call for reinforcements. Dear Mom and Dad, I hope you get this letter quickly. I need you to come and pick me up at camp. Like right away! You see…there have been a few setbacks this year.  First there was [...]

Abercrombie’s a Bitch


Have you heard? About the XXL controversy stirred up by Abercrombie & Fitch CEO Mike Jeffries in his 2006 interview with Salon Magazine? It’s recently resurfaced and in it, Jeffries explains why his company won’t sell clothes larger than size 10, saying that plus size people are just “not cool” enough to wear A & F duds. Seriously? [...]

Do It Yourself? You Can Totally Nail It!

Nicole Curtis of "Rehab Addict". Fixin' it with the big boys.

HGTV is my husband’s worst nightmare. Not only does he deal with the unrealistic, grandiose and idyllic wish lists of his clients as an Architect and builder, but when he comes home, there I am, immersed in a twelve hour marathon of “Rehab Addict”. Have you seen this show? Maybe home renovation shows are a [...]

Rock n Roll Advice For Kids From Uncle Mick


Many of life’s big lessons, I learned from Uncle Mick. “You can’t always get what you want. But if you try sometimes, you just might find… You get what you need.” I say it to my kids all the time. Kids today just don’t know how good they’ve got it. Isn’t that what our parents said? [...]

It’s Not Mother’s Day


It’s not Mother’s Day. Not yet, anyway. But it will be. And until then, my Mama friends, that means keep on trucking with that maternal will and determination we all know and love. I’m not saying our husbands don’t help. But this job is 24/7 and in many cases we’re on constant call. So until [...]