Monthly Archives: October 2012

The One Time I Got Scared Out o’ my Wits

The One Time I Got Scared Out o’ my Wits  Happy Halloween!  I’ve been wracking my brain for the last couple of weeks trying to remember a scary story from my real life.  The trouble is, I don’t really “get … Continue reading

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School Pictures

A colleague of mine at work showed me his oldest son’s first school photo: not as a matter of pride, but in his words, “Can it get any more awkward than this?”  To which I would like to respond, “Yes, … Continue reading

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Sand in my Britches

Sand in my Britches “El Magnifico” I shall call him.  That’s his name in my phone.  He put it there himself… with his picture.  This guy is my little brother.  Not really — not by blood – but if you … Continue reading

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Fire Walking

Fire Walking You may think this title to be a mere metaphor.  But no, my children.  I’m talking about the real deal: walking barefoot on live coals along with all the other brazen idiots who were doing the same thing.  … Continue reading

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Death by Accordion

Death by Accordion  As you may be able to divine from many of these posts, I’m not really your average chica.  Not that there even is such a thing (I don’t think there is), but… I tend to hear my own … Continue reading

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Gifts from O’Ma

Gifts from O’Ma  If you’ve never delved into your family history, let me tell you, “it’s a ride like no other!”  It’s fascinating to learn about what makes you… YOU!  So many people contributed to our existence in this world … Continue reading

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A piece of me

A piece of me  This article may be a bit of a departure from others I’ve posted.  It’s an excerpt from my personal journal and is therefore, personal, with no attempt to be entertaining or witty.  Just me.  Just truth.  … Continue reading

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Instant Karma — Just add hot water!

Instant Karma — Just add hot water! I never get away with anything… ANYTHING!  No matter how benign the misdeed; no matter how harmless the prank; no matter how honorable the intention: I ALWAYS get caught.  After so many years … Continue reading

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The Dentist

The Dentist  First of all, I want it understood that I have excellent oral hygiene.  I brush two or three times a day and floss, swish and fluoride on a daily basis.  I don’t smoke, drink or chew anything but … Continue reading

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