Your Next American Idol Is…

Not me. You demanded it, so here it is. Okay, demand is a strong word. Requested is more appropriate. And really, it wasn't everyone. It was just Paul and Shaz. But since they're two of my oldest blogging friends, when they say jump, I say how high. I mentioned in my 30 Questions post over … Continue reading Your Next American Idol Is…

Top 5 on the Bucket List

Welcome to Friday Fiction! This is the part of the blog where I post something that is, hopefully, just made up enough to be considered fiction. It's a chance to flex those creative muscles a bit by finding a quick writing prompt and running with it. This week's prompt: "Name the top five things on … Continue reading Top 5 on the Bucket List

My New Pet Peeve

Kids, I've recently discovered that I have a new biggest pet peeve. For years, my biggest pet peeve was people who refuse to use a turn signal. Didn't matter if it was because they were changing lanes or turning onto a different street. The signal is there for a reason. It's not just a courtesy … Continue reading My New Pet Peeve

Carpool Karaoke

One of my favorite things to do in this world is to get in the car and drive while cranking up the radio/iPod/CD player and singing to the tops of my lungs. Mostly, that's because singing is one of my favorite things to do in this world. The driving, I could take it or leave … Continue reading Carpool Karaoke

Let’s Go, Sugarbeet

Yesterday, my friend Caitlyn offered to provide a writing prompt to some folks on Twitter. I accepted the challenge. She gave me the first sentence. The rest was up to me... "Let's go, sugarbeet," he said and snapped on the light. He was holding two duffle bags, one very light, the other very heavy. It … Continue reading Let’s Go, Sugarbeet

Oh, The Places I’ve Been, Part 1

Kids, I just got back from vacation and boy are my arms tired. Wait, I don't think I told that one right. Anyway, I experienced a lot of things in the last week or so and felt it prudent to share those experiences with you, my blog family. But those experiences really feel like too … Continue reading Oh, The Places I’ve Been, Part 1

Taylor’s Grief, Part II

Stop! Before you go any further, you're going to want to go back and read the first part of Taylor's Grief. I promise, this post will make more sense if you do. Taylor awoke to the sight of sunlight streaming through the living room curtains. She could barely open her eyes. They hurt; dry and … Continue reading Taylor’s Grief, Part II

The Single Guy vs. the Station Wagon

Volvo station wagons have an excellent reputation. More often than not, when someone thinks of a Volvo, it is easy to free associate the word safety right away. These cars have a history of being safe and, therefore, are seen as good family vehicles. A few years back, Andy was forced to leave behind the … Continue reading The Single Guy vs. the Station Wagon

It’s Not Easy Being Mean

As a counselor working in an elementary school, it is sometimes required of me to accompany certain classes as they go on field trips. Once, when I was working closely with a first grade class, I was asked to go along on one of these trips. It was a joy and a pleasure. Please note: … Continue reading It’s Not Easy Being Mean

I Cannot Trust My Own Ears

I very rarely listen to the radio. In my long drives to and from work, I'm usually listening to audio books to fill the time. When I feel like listening to music as I'm driving around town, it's courtesy of my iPod and all the music that I know I'll want to listen to. If … Continue reading I Cannot Trust My Own Ears