Video: Brad Stine, Smokers Can’t Help it

I am an on again off again smoker. Quitting for good is the hardest thing I’ve ever attempted. My problem is I actually enjoy it. I will get there. Brad Stine is one of my favorite comics of all time. He tells the truth in such a humorous way that it is difficult to be offended. I…

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July 22 – a note of explanation I’ve tried to leave this post just as it was originally written because it was a heartfelt response after a very traumatic experience.  But I’m sometimes clumsy with words and even when I think I am writing clearly, there is always…

No Friday Funny Today. Praying for Aurora, CO

The world grieves this morning as we wake up to the news of an overnight shooting rampage in Aurora CO. Everyone is in shock. While some are using this as a launching point to talk about the politics of our Second Amendment Rights, this isn’t the day for that. We live in a fallen world….

Just for Fun: Cowboys Give me the Hiccups

Just like good shoes, a good black dress and a lipstick that lasts all day, I believe every woman should have at least one cowboy in their lives, if for no other reason than to bring color to their cheeks during a cold winter. I once saw a cowboy ride through a field where we…

The Melody of Life

“The banjo is such a happy instrument–you can’t play a sad song on the banjo – it always comes out so cheerful.” –Steve Martin I can have a horrible week. A heart breaking, nothing goes right, things break, family crisis, gut pulling kind of week. A run away from home, lock myself in a cabin…

Friday Funny: it’s an eye candy trifecta

I hope all of you are holding up through this heat wave that has crossed America these last few weeks. It’s so hot in Oklahoma, my hot flashes feel like cold showers. My dogs even looked at the squirrel this morning and said, “not today.” It’s just that hot. Why not pour yourself a refreshing…

The not so bitsy spider

The not so bitsy spider Built a web on my front door. I stayed inside and stared at it with my butt upon the floor. I grabbed a broom to make it move and it jumped upon my head. The not so bitsy spider is now most certainly dead. The end

Perfectionism is self hatred in disguise.

I would rather be naked than let you see me learn the banjo. That says a lot. I don’t do naked well. (Think Bob the tomato). Learning something new while people watch is apparently worse. I call it being an introvert. My husband calls it being a perfectionist. Either way, I don’t like people seeing…

Cycling update: Summer Heat and Mint Juleps

First off, I had no idea that a mint julep was mostly bourbon. That would explain why southern women are so genteel — they’re smashed. “Oh honey, I have the perfect thing for this terrible heat. Here have a mint julep, it’ll cool you right down.” Cool me down? Knock me out is more like it….