April Writing Challenge: It's Springtime in Chicago - The Ants Have Arrived

April Writing Challenge:  It's Springtime in Chicago - The Ants Have Arrived
I have committed to an April Writing Challenge – promising myself to write each day this month. Today’s prompt – Describe your favorite Spring activity. What do you look forward to each Spring?  The longer days – the beautifully budding trees – spotting the first robin redbreast and then being forced to listen to that... Read more »

April Writing Challenge - Painting is Like Therapy to Me

April Writing Challenge - Painting is Like Therapy to Me
I have committed to an April Writing Challenge – promising myself to write each day this month. Today’s prompt –  What is your hobby?  Give us your expert advice so we can try it. I have always loved to paint.  Ever since I can remember.   Love – love – love it. I remember as a... Read more »

April Writing Challenge - How Many Weight Watcher Activity Points Can I Earn Rolling My Eyes?

April Writing Challenge - How Many Weight Watcher Activity Points Can I Earn Rolling My Eyes?
I have committed to an April Writing Challenge – promising myself to write each day this month. Today’s prompt – How do you incorporate exercise into your day? I’ve dropped twenty-five pounds since starting the Weight Watchers new super plus points whatever the hell it’s called program back on January 1.  The one Oprah put... Read more »
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April Writing Challenge - Is Work Ever Fun?

April Writing Challenge - Is Work Ever Fun?
As part of an April Writing Challenge, I have committed to writing every day this month.  So far I’m three for three.  You should know – I am quite impressed with myself. Today’s prompt – “Do you have fun at your job?” In a couple words? Not really. But honestly, who really does?  Work isn’t fun.  Work is work.  Right?... Read more »

April Writing Challenge - Becoming Less Self-Aware

April Writing Challenge - Becoming Less Self-Aware
I have committed to an April Writing Challenge.  Today’s Prompt: ” April is the awareness month for many important causes, which one will you be supporting and why?” My favorite “bit” on Steve Dahl’s radio show happens on the first day of every month.  He and Jennifer Keiper each compile a list of “National Days”.  You... Read more »

April Writing Challenge - Tell Your Best Practical Joke Story

April Writing Challenge - Tell Your Best Practical Joke Story
I committed to an “April Writing Challenge”.  My plan is to write every day during the month using a daily writing prompt. Today’s Challenge?  Tell us your best practical joke story. Back in 1984, I was a freshman at Eastern Illinois University.  I lived on the first floor of an all-girls dormitory – Pemberton Hall.... Read more »
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Why I Gave Your Kid A Cheese Sandwich When He Forgot His Lunch

Why I Gave Your Kid A Cheese Sandwich When He Forgot His Lunch
Do you ever catch the news blurbs from time to time regarding lunch ladies shaming deadbeat students with a cheese sandwich? Those probably piss you off.  Me too. I’ve got to tell you I’m #TeamLunchLady.  Those little bastards got what was coming to them. I enjoy reading the comments from the people freaking the flip... Read more »

Hey, Comcast - It Shouldn't Take Nine Days To Fix Someone's Cable

Hey, Comcast - It Shouldn't Take Nine Days To Fix Someone's Cable
I wish I could start a prayer chain – no – not for me, for my cousin. She needs nine days of her life back. Nine days.  Nearly a week and a half of the time she spent on the hopper with the good folks at Comcast. We’ve all dealt with Comcast at one point... Read more »

Why I Thought That Christmas Picture Was Funny

Why I Thought That Christmas Picture Was Funny
If you haven’t been hanging out under a rock for the last few days, you have undoubtedly read all about the family in Louisiana. And their Christmas Card. If you want the long version of the tale -read the story here. Or skip it if you want the shorter interpretation – it was a joke.... Read more »
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I Make Fun Of What I Don't Understand

I Make Fun Of  What I Don't Understand
One of my goals in 2016 is to become more tolerant. I admit it.  I make fun of what I don’t understand. Spoiler Alert:  I laugh at others peoples’ expense.  A lot. You may find that rude – possibly ridiculous – more than likely quite unacceptable – especially if you have no tolerance for bullies.... Read more »