Monthly Archives: October 2012

Suitable Toilet Paper Substitutes…One Frugal (or Lazy) Family’s Story

I just got home from spending a week in lovely Bay City, Michigan, where I saw only ONE person wearing Tigers apparel. That’s just so wrong. Those fans need to be slapped around. Anyway, here’s a conversation I had today … Continue reading

Posted in Anakin Skywalker, corn cobs as toilet paper, Dublin Courier Herald, Kleenex used as toilet paper, out of toilet paper | 18 Comments

How to Diagnose Shooting Abdominal Pain and Find Hell, Michigan on a Map

As most of you know, I’m up in Bay City, Michigan doing training for my company Hospice Advantage. They’re great. Okay, enough gushy stuff. Something is seriously wrong with me, but I’m too much of a coward to go to … Continue reading

Posted in appendicitis, Bad Axe, Dr. Raina Kaur, gall stones or kidney stones, Hell, high functioning liver, Hospice Advantage, MIchigan, rude flight attendants, Saginaw, shooting abdominal pain | 6 Comments

My Husband Sleeps with a Giant Catfish and My Dog Eats my Undies

Apparently James doesn’t appreciate the merits of having Katie, our 50 pound “puppy” sleeping between us every night. He’s ridiculously selfish with his half of the bed and wants to make sure there’s plenty of room for the grown man-sized … Continue reading

Posted in bass pro shop stuffed fish, Big Lots, dog chewing up underwear., dog sleeping in bed with owner, Honey Boo Boo | 8 Comments

Random Friday Thoughts of an Insecure, Self-Doubting Writer Type

It’s Friday, 7:28 a.m. I’m on my second cup of coffee, laden with Hazelnut creamer. The din of boy chatter, MLB Network TV and rambunctious puppy chasing angry cat activity has been removed. Everyone is at Chick Fil A. And … Continue reading

Posted in developing a writing habit, government issued contraceptives, how to be famous, how to lose 10 pounds in two weeks, my mother drives me crazy, TLC exploits people, why don't men change the toilet paper | 3 Comments

20 Year High School Reunions and Tree Frogs (yes, they’re related)

I was going to write about my 20th high school reunion being tomorrow and the fact that I was a complete loser in high school who was bullied a lot, which made me feel even more like a loser until … Continue reading

Posted in baking tree frogs, I was bullied in high school, loser in high school, my 20 year class reunion, tree frogs | 4 Comments

Why James (Husbands in General) Probably Shouldn’t Shop for Women’s Underwear

This post was read and approved by my husband, James Weight, at 10:34 p.m….And by “approved” I mean he muttered “I don’t care. Now will you grab me another beer?” I really wish I’d listened to that little voice inside … Continue reading

Posted in how to buy women's underwear, why men shouldn't buy women's underwear, women's underwear buying for men | 1 Comment

How to get that annoying song unstuck from your brain. (How do you?)

JACK: “Hey Mom, Dad just bought me this cool new buck knife!” ME (wondering why a 7 y.o. needs a knife sharp enough to shave arm hair): “Great, Honey! Have you cut anything with it yet?” JACK: “Well, I wanted … Continue reading

Posted in Annoying song stuck in my head, Hot Dog by Led Zeppelin, hypnosis, Teddy Bear Picnic, V-Tech Bright Lights Busy Ball, Winchester Buck Knife | 1 Comment