Sep 282011
 

A friend of mine on Facebook (and in real life as well) quoted some words of Maya Angelou. The greatest gift you can give others is the truth. Sometimes being your true self does not meet with expectations of the crowd…..DO IT ANYWAY. There’s a lot of wisdom in the words Teresa shared.  A lot of truth.  The truth isn’t always easy to face, isn’t easy to swallow and can […]

Sep 232011
 

I know this blog is still a baby and I swear, I wanted it to be upbeat, funny and just downright endearing enough for folks to come back and read.. maybe even share with others.  I haven’t been feeling too funny of late though.  Life isn’t always kind, even if it results from us not being kind to ourselves.  Ain’t much funny about that. I’m in a world of hurt. […]

Sep 162011
 

I woke up early yesterday morning and almost immediately had something on my mind that I wanted to blog about. I pulled myself out of bed and opened my laptop. It crackled, spit out a message at me that had faint sounds of evil laughter in the background followed by a very long pause of nothingness. My computer was DEAD. Of course, I went into panic mode wondering how I […]

Sep 142011
 

When I was a kid, I remember my Daddy watching that silly TV show, Hee Haw. It was a goofy, canned laughter filled sort of variety show that invited you to forget about the world and it’s problems for an hour. You sort of had to like country music in order to watch it though because they would sing (and sometimes wail) until the dogs would howl. In fact, I […]

Sep 112011
 

For most Americans, if you ask them where they were on a certain day of the week or at a particular time of day, they can’t tell you for sure. However.. if you ask them where they were at 8:46am on Tuesday, September 11, 2001, they will likely recall it with vivid detail. On the ten-year commemoration of that horrible day, many of us have rehashed the events that changed […]

Sep 082011
 

As a child, my mother would share her displeasure at something I had done by giving me the “bad eye”. Many people refer to it as the “evil eye” but we heard it called different. When you’re a little kid and your mom is glaring at you, madder than a wet hen.. it can be a bit scary. She would even ask us “Do you see my bad eye”? Well, […]

Sep 072011
 

Have you ever been around someone before and walked away thinking to yourself “Oh my goodness.. that person has ISSUES!”? I saw somebody the other day and during the short time I spent with them, I wondered afterward how this person manages to plow themselves through life. They talked about themselves constantly, gasping for air in between sentences.. not even a remote chance for anyone else to get in a […]

Sep 062011
 

Unfortunately, no one is allowed to choose their family. You’re stuck with each other until one of you takes a nice long dirt nap and starts pushing up daisies. Now I won’t name any names (you know who you are) but some of my family members shake their head in contempt and shame when looking my direction and probably wish that I weren’t related to them at all. I do […]

Sep 042011
 

My friend Teresa and I went to the movies over the weekend. The two times that she and I have gone to see a movie, we have both ended up crying. This time, we went to see the movie called The Help. I normally feel a sense of pride in my Southern roots but I can’t help but be ashamed of the ignorance that prevailed from that era. This movie spotlights […]