Archive | November 2013

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Hey lady, you lady

I’ve had the song I’ve Been to Paradise by Charlene in my head most of the day. Why? No idea. Now there is a strong possibility I’m overthinking the lyrics but they are really getting my goat. When the popular version of the song was released in 1982 I was 12 years old and it […]

Waiting to Inhale

I’ve been trying to put on my own oxygen mask. You know how they say that in the safety announcements at the beginning of a flight; put your own mask on first before you try to help others. Even before you help your own child. Well, I’ve been taking a new approach to parenting and […]

Gramma Damma-isms

When she was alive, my mom used to drive me crazy by calling things by a slightly wrong name or mispronouncing certain words. Examples included Bread Basket instead of Bread Garden, guac-a-mall-ee instead of guacamole, and other enraging violations. I know, I know, it’s petty. Don’t you think I know that? Don’t you think it […]

Shut Your Mousetrap

My friend is 100 years old. Recently she was talking about Agatha Christie’s play The Mousetrap, fretting because she couldn’t remember what happens in it. So I downloaded it on my phone and have been┬áreading it to her. Yes, as a play, reading each role with a different voice. What do you think I am, […]