Monthly Archives: March 2014

Searching for Tribe

Give me some place that I can go  Where I don’t have to justify myself Swimming out alone against this tide Looking for a family looking for tribe                          … Continue reading

Posted in Bikram Yoga, Blogging, Childhood, Children, Family, Italian, love, nostalgia, Philosophy, Random Thoughts, Relationships | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 46 Comments

Double Dog Dare

Hmmm… I think I’ve accepted a ‘double dog dare’ from my friend to write more. I don’t know what that’s exactly going to look like – but it may or may not involve you being suckered into reading more stuff. … Continue reading

Posted in Blogging, Family, Humor, Random Thoughts, Sharon K Penmen, Words, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 26 Comments

The Five Second Rule Fail

My husband and I feel very differently about ‘the 5 second rule’ – come on, you know what it is…the rule that food dropped on the floor is edible if picked up within 5 seconds (as long as it’s not … Continue reading

Posted in Childhood, Children, Eating, Family, Food, Humor, Parenting, Story | Tagged , , , , , , | 68 Comments

In Response to the Woman in the Ice Cream Shop

That’s my alternate title to “An Open Letter to the Woman in the Ice Cream Shop”… It was 2008, my 6 year old son and I were in a Baskin-Robbins, it was his first visit to an ice cream shop … Continue reading

Posted in Aversions, Childhood, Children, Cooking, coping mechanisms, Eating, Education, Food, Food Allergies, grieving, Health, Parenting, Random Thoughts | Tagged , , , , , , , | 63 Comments

The Ring Tale

This is my fast Saturday story – enjoy. Several years ago we invested in a laundry ring to use instead of detergent in our wash.  We really loved it and one of our friends was curious about how well it … Continue reading

Posted in Childhood, Children, Humor, Injury, Random Thoughts, Story | Tagged , , , , , , , | 32 Comments

I know we are connected

In the past I was chastised by a peer. It concerned giving my opinion about a matter amongst a group of people.  He took me to task because he felt that another person in the group might have been upset … Continue reading

Posted in Bikram Yoga, Blogging, Children, Coincidence, connections, Humor, love, Philosophy, Random Thoughts, Society, Teachers, Writing, Yoga | Tagged , , , , , , | 92 Comments

Family Traditions – Abject Humiliation

Originally posted on The Mercenary Researcher:
My family is not huge on tradition – but there a few customs that we like to carry on–telling humiliating stories is one of them. Specifically we like to share humiliating stories about my…

Posted in Humor | 8 Comments

From the stench that wafts from bums; something wicked this way comes

My fast morning story – In the 1990s my husband and I would often take an overnight trip to Bisbee, AZ – and in lieu of driving one of near-to-dying-cars, we opted for a ride on Greyhound. This also allowed … Continue reading

Posted in Driving, Humor, Random Thoughts, Story, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 66 Comments

Time to Label the Crazy

Originally posted on The Mercenary Researcher:
Let’s not beat around the bush any longer.  I’m a little weird…as we all are. I have a few phobias.  Everyone has phobias – germs, bugs, flying, public speaking – but these are not…

Posted in Humor | 12 Comments

5×5? Why Not

Who am I to buck a trend? Several of my blogging friends have been participating in the 5×5 thingamajiggy – it started with  Benzeknees and just spread out like ooooooze from a wound.  Vanessa,  Carrie Rubin and Rarasaur have all joined in and if it’s good … Continue reading

Posted in Blogging, Buttons, Eating, Games, Humor, Random Thoughts, Reading, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , | 41 Comments