Birthday Break

Hey kids... No Question of the Week today. And I won't be writing anything for tomorrow's Sunday Scribblings prompt, though I will still post any links I have for those who participate this week. Today's my birthday, so I'm taking a couple days off this weekend to just relax and enjoy. The Question of the … Continue reading Birthday Break

So It Turns Out I Did Have a Surprise Birthday Party…

It was just planned for a week after my birthday. Let's call this post a retraction of sorts. Remember how, a month prior to my birthday, I said that I wasn't having a party? I was certain that nothing would be happening on my behalf because none of my closest friends live nearby and my family, … Continue reading So It Turns Out I Did Have a Surprise Birthday Party…

This Is 40

In honor of today being my 40th birthday, I thought I'd take a look at some other people and things that are turning the big 4-0. There's no one famous who shares my specific birthday, unlike my mother who likes to claim that Vanna White is her twin sister. Well, no one famous according to … Continue reading This Is 40

A Month Before 40

Kids, a month from today I will be 40 years old. Let that sink in... Forty. The big 4-0. There was a time when I'm sure I thought of 40 as old. That is no longer the case. In fact, I'm not sure I think of any age as old anymore. No, that's definitely a … Continue reading A Month Before 40

He Would Have Been 66 Today

You know, I used to think it odd that my dad would make an effort to mention his grandfather's birthday whenever it came along throughout the year. He would tell me it was Popi's (pronounced like Popeye) birthday and how old he would have been. I never said it out loud, but I know I … Continue reading He Would Have Been 66 Today

Three Things

I've got a few things on my mind and none of them fit together. So this isn't going to be a neat and tidy little blog post with one coherent thought. No, there will be several coherent thoughts. First things first... I quit the Whole30. I know. I'm a quitter. How can I show my … Continue reading Three Things

A Week Before 39

My birthday is a week away. I’ll be 39 years old. What’s there to say about turning 39? I remember when I was about to turn 29. I claimed that it was the last birthday I would have. Not because I thought I would die at 29, but because I was pretty sure I didn’t … Continue reading A Week Before 39

Rewatching Buffy – Episode 46

Welcome to Rewatching Buffy, the part of the blog where I rewatch Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Each Tuesday evening, you’re invited to join me as I attempt to rediscover what made me love this show 20 years ago. Helpless Buffy and Angel are sparring. Not sure this is a good idea... the two of them... … Continue reading Rewatching Buffy – Episode 46


Y'all, I've had some pretty awesome birthday parties in my life. Honestly, they don't always have to involve epic adventures (though it doesn't hurt). Mostly, I only require a decent meal shared with friends. Once, during one of those memorable birthday dinners, an interesting conversation occurred that I thought may be worth sharing. The conversation … Continue reading Registering

The Evidence Speaks for Itself

After 30 years of competing for parental affection and favoritism, the clear winner was my younger sister, April. Why did it become obvious after 30 years? That would have to be the surprise party she received for her 30th birthday. Let the record show: I did not receive a surprise birthday party when I turned … Continue reading The Evidence Speaks for Itself