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I went to my wonderfully, nerdy book club meeting the other day and was horrified to learn a local school district is taking all works of fiction out of the curriculum. Those kids are only supposed to focus on comparative ...
Hey teacher, leave those kids alone?

We Don’t Need No Education

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my wonderfully, nerdy book club meeting the other day and was horrified to learn a local school district is taking all works of fiction out of the curriculum. Those kids are only supposed to focus on comparative analysis of non-fiction articles and books.  This seemed unbelievably terrible until I started questioning what [&hellip
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I just had my high school reunion. Or at least I think I did. Maybe it wasn’t real because I didn’t end up being helicoptered out of the venue by a nerd-turned-billionaire or finding out my high school boyfriend was an ...
I Just Find It Amusing That You Came From Somewhere

Reunited And It Feels So Meh?

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d my high school reunion. Or at least I think I did. Maybe it wasn’t real because I didn’t end up being helicoptered out of the venue by a nerd-turned-billionaire or finding out my high school boyfriend was an assassin. So I’m not sure if this reunion really counts. Granted, I went to [&hellip
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Monday: Running out of gas and time before I had to be to work, I went to the gas station. They were out of gas. Making a 22-point turn to get out of the gas station parking lot due to a rude person in a minivan ...
When Will it End?

A Week of Badness

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unning out of gas and time before I had to be to work, I went to the gas station. They were out of gas. Making a 22-point turn to get out of the gas station parking lot due to a rude person in a minivan inappropriately parked, I accidentally drove over a curb. The [&hellip
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For the love of radishes is there a concerted effort under way to annoy the bejeezus out of me?!?! Everywhere I turn I find a new thing that makes me want to get off the grid and avoid all non-essential contact with humans. ...
Seriously Who Decided Listicle Was a Word?

Why The Dad Bod Makes Me Want to Kick You in Your Listicles

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ove of radishes is there a concerted effort under way to annoy the bejeezus out of me?!?! Everywhere I turn I find a new thing that makes me want to get off the grid and avoid all non-essential contact with humans. I would rather spend every waking moment with my dog — and [&hellip
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As I was spending more than four hours and $200 to get my hair done (mostly to cover my gray), I noticed two children, about 6 and 8 years old, who were also getting their hair done. They appeared relatively patient for ...
Il faut souffrir pour etre belle

The Things We Do for Beauty

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spending more than four hours and $200 to get my hair done (mostly to cover my gray), I noticed two children, about 6 and 8 years old, who were also getting their hair done. They appeared relatively patient for being so young and spending more than six hours at the salon. The [&hellip
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Some people say that you’re as old as you feel. Others say you’re as old as you look. I’m not sure what the answer is or even if it matters, other than if you are old, you are usually closer to death. According to ...
Who's Old?

What’s Old?

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le say that you’re as old as you feel. Others say you’re as old as you look. I’m not sure what the answer is or even if it matters, other than if you are old, you are usually closer to death. According to some Brits, 66 is over the hill. According to teens and [&hellip
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This post is dedicated to all my fellow singletons out there: long may we rage. There comes a point in your life as a singleton when your friends and family will give up hope of you ever finding your special someone. ...
Back in the Saddle Again

Plus Nun

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is dedicated to all my fellow singletons out there: long may we rage. There comes a point in your life as a singleton when your friends and family will give up hope of you ever finding your special someone. You’d imagined you’d be ecstatic when that day finally arrived — when every occasion [&hellip
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I started babysitting when I was 12 years old. This was before the age of the Internet, when dinosaurs still roamed the earth, so parents that hired me had only my word that I wouldn’t give their kids bowls of sugar to ...
Nobody Leaves This Place Without Singing The Blues

Missed Adventures in Babysitting

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babysitting when I was 12 years old. This was before the age of the Internet, when dinosaurs still roamed the earth, so parents that hired me had only my word that I wouldn’t give their kids bowls of sugar to keep them occupied while I shot heroin into my eyeballs and had oodles [&hellip
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Over the past several weeks when leaving my day job, I’ve tried to reflect on what I’ve accomplished and the only thing I can come up with is that I didn’t punch anyone. As accomplishments go, that’s not the most ...
Between My 3/8 and Mid Life Crises

Barbaric Yawp

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past several weeks when leaving my day job, I’ve tried to reflect on what I’ve accomplished and the only thing I can come up with is that I didn’t punch anyone. As accomplishments go, that’s not the most inspiring. It’s not just that this job isn’t what I dreamed of doing when I [&hellip
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