Still Grandparents, No Matter What Name They Go By Growing up, they were always Grandmom and Grandpop. When I was in a hurry, it was Grandma and Grandpa. All my friends called theirs Grandmom and Grandpop. Life was so darn simple. So, imagine my confusion when my sister Lauren’s three kids – Josh, Justin … Continue reading Everything I Ever Wrote: The Funny Stuff (Part I)
The danger has passed. I think. Maybe. And, by passed, I mean literally passed through my GI tract. Not that I checked. Then again, this entire anxiety-inducing, loss-of-sleep and possibly life-threatening episode may have been a fork-induced false alarm (one of the five worst types of false alarms). Then again, it could be lodged in … Continue reading Stick A Fork In It: I May Be Done For
Have you binge-watched The Great British Baking Show or The Great British Interior Design Challenge? Millions have. Including me. And I don’t even like or understand interior design. These shows are so popular, lucrative and addictive that teams of great and not-so-great British television producers are scrambling and brainstorming to come up with the next big … Continue reading The Great British Amateur Surgery Challenge: A Brand-New TV Show!
I just realized I haven't written about our recent hike around the Isle of Wight (the one in England). Should I write about the incredible Coastal Path, the Tennyson Memorial, the wildflowers and the wild, rocky cliffs? Nah, I'm gonna write about the toilets. Well, one particular toilet. A square one. That's right, at two … Continue reading Please Don’t Flush This Post…
“Have any plans for the weekend?” No, this wasn’t a friend, neighbor, co-worker or even Mom asking this seemingly personal question. It was the check-out person at a local grocery store, where they seem to be required to ask every customer this question every Friday. On Mondays, do they always ask: “How was your … Continue reading The Overly Familiar Check-Out Person Conundrum