Their Stupid Marketing Works

Once upon a time I had a real commute to work in the morning. It involved a to-go cup of coffee, loud motivating tunes , a bit of road rage and the interstate. One of the mantras I held true to making sure this commute was a success daily was that YOU HAD TO LISTEN…

Super Death Day Super Blue Blood Moon

There are days of the year that stick in my mind like gunk under a shopping cart wheel.  They cause my nerves to rattle and shiver in ways that you wouldn’t perceive if you weren’t the one pushing me along the grocery store aisle. But they are there, lurking in my psyche for the right/wrong…

Flying for US

We had the opportunity through our local Autism Support Group SPECTRUM to attend an event called TAKING FLIGHT which is a special program Delta runs to help special needs families with how to fly and what services they offer. I’ve always preferred Delta when I fly – I suppose it’s because I’m in ATLANTA but…

Be Like Frank

There is this line that I think all parents have to walk. The line straddles the belief that your children can do ANYTHING and the fact that well, frankly – no, your child is NOT the next American Idol. You can’t be too far one way or the other. Too positive and you’ve lost your…

Wildly Underrated Medication

I decided that the days of Christmas were wearing me out because who needs 12 days of that nonsense. Geez. So today I’m going to rant about – medication. I have a variety of conditions that I think are not really that unusual for a chubby chick pushing 50. I have a couple of heart…

9 Ladies Dancing

On the 9th day of Christmas I fulfilled a promise and took my daughter to the gym with me. I don’t know WHY she wanted to go, but I promised she could go some time. We have free childcare and so she wanted to go and see what it was all about. Childcare places for…

8 Maids a Milking

The polar vortex came to town, or whatever it is they are calling it this year. It’s cold. It’s too cold. It was below 30 when I woke up, it was below 30 midday and it was below 30 and dropping when we went to bed. COLD. The first day of the year was spent…

Seven Swans a Swimming

Is it a coincidence that this elegant bird is the one we are supposed to give (or receive) on the eve of the New Year? It’s the traditional get dressed up and elegant night. It’s the party night. Swans are mean as hell, they eat duck eggs and they’ll attack you. They are the dicks…

Six Geese A-laying

On the sixth day of Christmas I was lucky enough to have old friends in town and have lunch with them. Seems like a pretty mundane event, lunch with friends. This instance though was one of those times when you catch up with someone and are reminded just HOW MUCH you liked them. It reminds…

Five Gold Rings

Did you know it’s not GOLDEN rings but GOLD rings? You’re supposed to hold the O like GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOLD Rings…… We’ve changed it over the years, we humans, and so probably you can now actually SAY it’s “golden” rings what with artistic license being what it is. But – I try to sing it the right…

Four Calling Birds

On the fourth day of Christmas I went back to work like a proper adult. I didn’t feel much like doing adult things, thus indicated by the fact that I dumped candy fruit slices into my plain Greek yogurt. That’s diet food right? Fruit and yogurt? Ok fine maybe not but I’m also a bit…

Three French Hens

Well they aren’t French, they’re German Irish. I’m not sure what my sister in law brought to the melting pot. Oh there’s some English too. But regardless of that, on the third day of Christmas we traveled to the mountains (nee “mountains” as my friend from actual mountains says I need to write it) to visit…