Messing with Teenagers on my Commute…

The other day, while driving home from work, I pull up at a red light next to this slammed-down, rattle-can primered little car.  The driver was a teenager, or at least no older than early 20’s,  and he had his windows down, blaring some unintelligible, and just plain awful, rap music.   I also had my window down and I […]

More Than Warriors

I have three amazing kids.  No, really.  I know a lot of people like to tell you how great their kids are but usually they are just shining you on to make themselves look better as parents.  Harsh, but true.  *Bluntly honest disclaimer:  I know I’m a flawed parent and I’m not afraid to admit it…   …so I’m not looking for […]

Cursing…it never gets old.

This is a post from over a year ago but let’s face it…cursing, especially like a lady, never gets old.  Never.  Especially in hockey season.   So…my husband just showed me this video because, and I quote, “It made me think of you.”  Aaaww…thanks babe. Obviously, this post is not safe for work or kids or nuns.  Or my mom. […]

Now vs. Then

Wow…it’s been about 7 months since the last time I wrote anything.  Not just on here but creative writing in general.  And so very much has occurred over those last 7 months that I don’t even know where to start.  I’m vapor-locked by the sheer tonnage of ‘stuff’ that’s happened over the course of my writing break and I can’t […]

Here’s the plan…

Ah, writing, how I’ve missed you.  Not having a creative outlet has kind of been draining for me these these last few months and yet I haven’t had any energy to use my creative outlet…it’s like a vicious, literary death spiral. But now, things are hopefully settling in a bit in my work life, which translates to my at-homelife, and […]

Plane Rides Are Fun.

So…it’s been over 4 months since I posted on here.  Don’t even have the energy to recount all the things that have gone on during that time, so I’m not going to try.  Sorry, I know you were just dying to know…   But here’s something cool that happened recently:  I flew in a plane.  Yeah, I know, right???  Crazy […]

Review Night – Movies & Music

Every once in a while I throw out some random movie reviews and it’s been quite a while since I did one, so…strap in because tonight it’s a twofer.  You get a movie review and a review on a completely awesome band as well.   First, the movie:  The Family Stone.  This is my all time favorite Christmas movie.  Yes, […]

My kids are smart-asses…

My kids are smart-asses.  It’s the truth, I’m not afraid to say it.  In fact, I’m actually pretty proud of it.  Because they aren’t smart-asses like a lot of teenagers are: disrespectful little bastards, spouting off with over-the-top sass to feel like grown ups.  My kids are smart-asses in the best sense of the word:  self-assured, smartly cynical, and only […]