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I'm still here!

After 3 weeks with flu and then away on break, I haven't been very present; I would like you all to know that I am still here (yes, yes, I still do write!) and of course, as you can imagine, I've been slammed with a spectacular backlog of work...so it's...

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Crunking at 30

As I bend my knees for the 15th time, I look around, thinking, "Am I out of my mind?!". The dance studio is filled with professionals, all very young. At least, that's the impression I get. They all seem to be at least a good 10 - 15 years younger than...

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My Life - According to Tori Amos

Using only song names from ONE ARTIST, cleverly answer these questions. Pass it on and tell me your answers. You can't use the band I used. Try not to repeat a song title. It's a lot harder than you think! Pick your artist: Tori Amos Are you a male or...

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The Tooth Fairy

Angel comes barging into my room at the crack of dawn this morning:"Mama, I've lost another tooth! I've lost ANOTHER TOOTH!" She screams this into my left ear; I'm lying under the covers with my head just sticking out. I mumble something like, "Great"...

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Do you speak Engrish?

Engrish is English....badly translated. Mostly pertaining to the East Asian way of using English, and it is most of all, extremely hilarious. I have over the years, collected, quite a few of Engrish phrases, such as seeing "Pain apple" on the dessert...

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And off she goes

Angel has returned to school; I was sad to see her go, I've gotten so used to spending the long summer days with her, laughing, playing, biking, just hanging out together. She's no longer a baby; now that she's nearly 7, her evolution is fascinating :...

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To my sister.....

I remember clearly the very first time I saw her: she was so tiny and pink. She lay sleeping on her baby futon; her eyes shut tight, fluffy blonde down on her little round head. She looked like a baby bird. I asked Mother if I could hold her; Mother nodded...

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Cowboy blues

Cowboy has blue eyes; they're clear like the deep ocean. He has hands that he never knows how to control; he says his mind goes faster than any other part of his body. His voice is low and loud; sometimes the most annoying thing about him, sometimes the...

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Basket Cases?

I asked Mr. Always Right to help me with something technical 4 days ago. I call it technical; maybe it's mechanical or whatever. I bought myself a new bike, and a basket to go with it, to hang in the front of the bike. I asked him to fix the basket onto...

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