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Archive for February, 2012

Find and Remind, Part Two: Now With Book Suggestions!

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

Last month I wrote about Find and Remind, a “planner” site for which I’m a “mombassador.”   As you may or may not recall, I admitted in that post that I’m a dope. With no brain cells for remembering stuff, and generally a forgetful dip.   I referenced my friend Lori, who is my hard […]

PROMPTuesday #183: Chicago, Etc.

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

Today I’m doing something a little unorthodox with PROMPTuesday: I’m sending you somewhere else.   This prompt comes from the Write Practice, and asks that you write inspired by the word, “Chicago.”   I left my submission there. I’d love to read what you write, too. You can say I sent you. Or not. You […]

My Prime: And Don’t Let Life Pass You By

Monday, February 27th, 2012

The Rock and I recently joined our good friends for a casual dinner, ordered a hefty order of pub food, and settled in for some easy conversation and laughs.   I expected silly talk mostly, because a long week just passed behind us and we all seemed prepared to empty our minds of the drivel […]

PROMPTuesday #182: Get it Out

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

What’s the one thing you’ve alway wanted to tell someone but never have?   Maybe it’s a profession of love or a confession of guilt. Perhaps it’s something you need to get off your chest. Or words you’ve practiced in front of a mirror that you never delivered to the person for whom they were […]

I’m No Spokesperson

Saturday, February 18th, 2012

{I think it’s time to post this again.} {And P.S. There’s some funny happening over at SurferWife’s this weekend you might want to check.}   My husband is a tile and stone contractor whose work is so famously awesome he’s had amazing jobs for 20 years strictly by word of mouth. I mean, he’s good. […]

Today at Bare Your Soul, Inc…

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

  I want you to know that I’m super conflicted about posting this here. However, in the end, I try to practice what I preach. I’ve repeatedly written that I’m one of those people who will tell you everything if you ask. I aim to be honest and real and open.   Even if the […]

Best Of…

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

  Why not?   Have you ever written a “best of” recap for your favorite posts? I think you should. I’m going to do it. Because I’m so good at self promotion (see below). Several of these have appeared in other forums, because I only write a few passable things a year and just keep […]

Just a Quick Little Thing

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

I’ve been working on a humor web series with my friend (and series creator AND star), Jessica Bern, and the show is going into production soon! Holy cowdogs. At any rate, there’s a scene in the third episode where bloggers are needed as extras and for speaking parts. Here’s the Facebook page for the BlogThis! […]

PROMPTuesday #181: The Prime

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

The other day at dinner, a friend asked when I thought the prime of my life “happened.” I scanned my memories and tried to come up with an apt answer, which I did, and will post in answer to the below shortly.   As for you, when is/was the prime of your life?   And […]


Friday, February 10th, 2012

  Sometime this month, I’m scheduled to be on the cover of a local weekly newspaper. I’ve known for awhile, probably about two weeks after my December interview, when the paper’s photographer called to set up my “cover photo shoot.” The fact that I — or rather my blog persona — would be featured on […]

A Terrible Waste

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

I knew it was over when he told me he’d been killed. I received the email at work, the Monday after Thanksgiving, a day usually reserved for catch-up and slowly easing into the week. I grabbed my coffee from the break room like I always did first thing and settled at my PC, ready to […]

PROMPTuesday #180: Another Finisher

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

This week’s prompt asks that you finish the below sentence with a story or a line or a paragraph:   “I knew it was over when…”   The “over” doesn’t have to be a relationship, it can be a phase in your life, a job, a party, or a discussion.   Or anything for that […]

Another Re-Post. This Time About My Hypochondria

Saturday, February 4th, 2012

The reason I’m re-posting this is because I’ve noticed my hypochondria is waning. I don’t know if this is because I’m too tired to go to the doctor or if I have some kind of brain tumor, but I’m worried.   I’m the kind of person who goes to the doctor and then tries to […]

Find and Remind

Friday, February 3rd, 2012

  The above could be a life-changer…   Hi everyone. I think it’s time I came out of the junk closet, and admitted something to you.   It’s not going to be pretty nor savory. Not neat nor clean.   Instead, it’s disgusting. Absolutely a blight on my person.   Please gird your brains for […]

From the Parenting Fail File…

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

“The day started quietly enough, which is always a tip-off. With two kids around, silence in my house is something to be feared and loathed…”   And that’s how my daughter’s descent into amoral seediness began. I wrote about “the incident” in 2010 when it happened, but prettied it up for my Mommy Moment over […]

Letting it Go, A Re-Post

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

  Today on Facebook, one of my high school buddies referred to Kairos, which was supposed to be a life-changing retreat us Catholic school girls attended our junior year. It made me think of the below.   When I was a junior in high school, I attended a spiritual retreat called Kairos. It was a […]