A Long, Long Time Ago…

A Long, Long Time Ago…

Do you know what today is? You DON’T??? Its April 29, 2009, of course. Do you know what that means? You DON’T??? It means that 10 years ago today – this very, exact day – Chris and I had our first date. We were 16. And I forgot about the date and stood him up. At the time, he was working as a cashier at K-Mart and I was supposed to pick him up on his dinner break and we were going to go out on our first date. I…

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School Days, School Days

School Days, School Days

Today is the first day of school for my neighborhood elementary school.   As I drove to work this morning, I passed crowds of parents walking their kids to school.   In front of the school there were pictures being taken and school buses lining the street.   How could I have forgotten such an important thing like the first day of school, I thought.   And then I remembered.   My dad had not called to sing to me. When I was in elementary school, my dad started every…

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The Golf Faux

The Golf Faux

So this past weekend when I was in Florida, I played lots of golf with my family.   For three days we were out in the hot Florida sun swinging a stick at a tiny ball.   And you know what I have to show for it?   A sunburn.   It looks like I’m wearing a pasty white tee-shirt under all my clothes. That’s me on the left standing next to my dad.   And this was only after Day 1.   It got much worse.   But I…

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In a Nutshell

In a Nutshell

BONUS POSTING! (a.k.a. I’m Bored Posting) So, I found this great list over a Dead Charming and I thought it might be fun to answer because, well, the whole thing is about me! And I love talking about me! And it will help you get to know me so you’re not reading about the life of a complete stranger… I am: married to my best fried. I think: happiness is a decision. So is marriage. I know: I will always giggle when someone says penis. (I’m giggling now.) I have:…

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I am The Master

I am The Master

As of 6:03 PM on Sunday night, I am officially finished with my thesis. I submitted my final presentation and paper, got a nice email back from my professor telling me I’ll get my diploma, and then danced a jig that would make any leprechaun jealous. You might remember many moons ago when I told you that I had graduated and was finished with my Masters degree. I must have been drunk. Or maybe just incredibly naive. I stupidly believed that if I was allowed to walk at Graduation and…

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My Olympic Dream

My Olympic Dream

Lately I have been struggling with who I am.  Where do I want my life to go?  How do I want to get there?  What do I want to accomplish?  My job has been frustrating, school has been depleting, we own a home now so I can’t just pick up and go.  So, what should I do with the rest of my life?  And last night as I laid on my couch, eating ice cream and Fritos, I realized my life long dream. I want to be an Olympian. And…

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The Night That the Lights Went Out in Stratford

The Night That the Lights Went Out in Stratford

I have been smokin’ my thesis this week. Which is good considering it is due by Sunday. I had a great schedule all worked out. Complete half the video presentation on Wednesday, the other half on Thursday, finish paper on Friday, submit on Saturday, mimosas on Sunday. And it was going along swimmingly. On Wednesday night I finished a good portion of the video and felt great going into last night. I came home from work yesterday, sat down at my computer to finish my video, and then the heavens…

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There Is NO Bun In This Oven

There Is NO Bun In This Oven

I have come to realize that part of being a young married couple means that people are eagerly anticipating when you will become a young married parent.   Don’t believe me?   If you are part of a young married couple, try this experiment.   Call in sick to work with an upset stomach and see what happens.   If you’re office is anything like mine, you’ll show up to work only to be greeted by swarms of women smiling at you in a “knowing” way. This is exactly what…

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New Haircut Blues

New Haircut Blues

I’m nothing if I’m not honest, so let me lay it all out there for you. I’m in a terrible mood this morning. And I got a bad haircut. This means that I look a bit like a pissed off pomeranian. I decided a few weeks ago that I wanted to cut my hair off. Its summer. Its hot. I’m ready for a fresh look. Cut it off! So, I get the name of a great stylist from a friend and head off to Fairfield armed with my picture of…

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New Thrill: Dog Doors

New Thrill:  Dog Doors

So this past weekend, Handy Chris installed a dog door in our back door.   We thought it would be a welcome change for the dogs, given that their previous method of being let in and out was to either a) bark loud enough until someone heard or b) bang on the aluminum door until it broke.   With a dog door, there was the freedom of coming and going as they like.   They’d be free range dogs. When Chris first cut the hole in the door and before…

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