The Tarantula and the Matador

11. May 2016 funny 0
The Tarantula and the Matador
My first and only experience with a tarantula was from a Brady Bunch episode many years ago. (I learned so much from those Brady kids back in the day!) Anyway, the Brady family was vacationing in Hawaii and somehow ran across a bad luck tiki idol (because of course they did). I don’t remember the ...

The Magical Kitchen Fairy

08. May 2016 serious 0
The Magical Kitchen Fairy
One of my earliest memories of my mom was watching her make homemade cheesecake at our family restaurant as a child.  I couldn’t have been more than 3 or 4 years old, but I still vividly remember the amazing smell when she pulled them out of the oven. My mom had this amazing ability to float ...

I Don’t Recommend a Golden Retriever Massage

06. May 2016 funny 0
I Don’t Recommend a Golden Retriever Massage
At the beginning of the school year, I was referred to a massage therapist that lived nearby and worked out of her home. When I called to schedule my appointment, she asked me if it was okay that she had two Golden Retrievers. “Of course, I love dogs,” was my response. I assumed that she ...

I Blame My Father…

05. May 2016 funny 1
I Blame My Father…
I know what you must be thinking. However, I don’t have weird daddy issues. I don’t blame my father because he made me eat everything on my plate (although that did totally suck). I don’t even really blame him for making me drive a 1985 light blue Buick LeSabre in high school (although absolutely mortifying ...

Where’s the #$%* Eggplant?

03. May 2016 funny 1
Where’s the #$%* Eggplant?
When I was growing up, my mom would plan the week’s menu and often prep everything on Sunday.  She and my father were of the mindset that we had to eat everything on our plates even if we didn’t like it.  That often meant that I would still be at the dinner table at 10:30pm ...

Welcome to My Circus

24. April 2016 intro 0
Welcome to My Circus
I’ve always referred to my clan as the “circus” because everywhere we go, even if it’s just the front yard, it feels like we are a troupe of clowns getting out of a clown car.  And somehow I unknowingly signed up to be the ringleader. Some days I feel like I am riding a unicycle ...