Mourning

I guess I should start this out by saying that I haven’t recently lost anyone dear to me, and that I am not currently in mourning. It’s just something I’ve been thinking about lately, as dark as that sounds, and thought that it might be interesting to write about. See, death is a big deal. … More Mourning

Was that a pick up line?

Okay. I absolutely love the internet. There are so many great things in that wondrous place, so much information, so much entertainment. And the rate of communication? Unparalleled. Clearly, I spend a lot of time on the internet – blogging, reading, shopping, researching, trolling – you name it. I’m there. The aspect of the internet … More Was that a pick up line?

Dog Names…

My father says that if you want a really good name for a dog, you should find something with as few syllables as possible, to make repeated calling of the name less tedious, and that it should be composed of the sort of sounds which carry farthest and loudest when screamed. My father wants to have a … More Dog Names…

#thanks

Perhaps it’s an overdone sort of Thanksgiving time blog post, but I think that especially today when we’re surrounded by crimes, violence, injustice (can you say ‘Ferguson’??) more than we’re usually aware of, it seems the most appropriate time to bring as much attention to the positives as is possible. Back in college, so very … More #thanks

First Snow

Well, maybe it can’t in all honesty be called first snow. It did snow about a week ago, but it didn’t stick at all, and was melted by the time I got to work in the morning. But this is the first snow, the kind that makes it so you can’t see on the highway and you … More First Snow

Smiles

There’s something to be said for smiles. In my opinion an involuntary smile is just about the greatest feeling in all the world. Thinking about it I truly can’t think of a feeling I much prefer. Have you ever sat there and been staring off into space thinking of something, and either been told or … More Smiles

Video

Sometimes videos are the best way of capturing truly fantastic experiences. Sometimes they’re the best way of experiencing something you’ll never get to see in person. Either way, it’s better to have them than not to have them. Here are a couple of clips from times gone by which I absolutely love and am very … More Video

Oh Baby!?

You see these posts these days about how all your friends are married or having babies and you’re just sitting there like ‘pass the vodka’ or whatnot, but when it really gets crazy is when it’s your little sister. She got married three months ago, and we’ve known for about a month that she’s pregnant, … More Oh Baby!?

My Sister Friend

So maybe we never really considered each other Older Sister and Younger Sister, but maybe there will always be that part of me that wants to keep her close and looked after, even as a grown up married woman. Maybe it’s because she’s a tough little spitfire that I want to be around to help preserve the beautiful little girl that still lives in her heart. … More My Sister Friend