Bloganuary Day #5 Prompt: “What is something you wish you knew how to do?”

Errr, duh. So many things! Time for another liiiiiiiistttt..... Speak another language fluently. I'm your average old dumbbell American. Unilingual. Play the piano effortlessly (i.e. reading music without writing the letters first and/or playing fun songs from memory like "Our House" by Madness). Physically inclined. I wish I wanted to exert myself. But, I'm fiercely … Continue reading Bloganuary Day #5 Prompt: “What is something you wish you knew how to do?”

Bloganuary Day #4 Prompt: “What was your favorite toy as a child?”

For reference: I was born in 1988 and grew up through the 90's (some would venture, I'm still growing up). As for my favorite toy(s), I didn't have just one, of course. My Polly Pockets, my Dear Diary electronic journal (picture below), my Tamagotchi, and all my books were in the top tier. I also … Continue reading Bloganuary Day #4 Prompt: “What was your favorite toy as a child?”

Lost Shoe Anthologies 006: Tie Dye Croc

“How did Christmas Eve creep up so quickly?” wondered ‘Bastien to himself. He struggled to form complete thoughts through the ganja haze clogging up his cerebellum. Right now, he could pass as a smooth-brained-mouse. Incapable of deep thought and happy to eat cheese under the boardwalk. In fact, that’s what he was doing. ‘Bastien (short … Continue reading Lost Shoe Anthologies 006: Tie Dye Croc

The Origins of Ding Dong Ditch

Between five and seven million years ago, humans, or humanoid apes, came into existence. Lumbering about on two legs, they were different from the other apes we know and love today. We can get a good idea about what they looked like by watching the 1968 Planet of the Apes starring our dearly departed, Charlton … Continue reading The Origins of Ding Dong Ditch

Lost Shoe Anthologies 005: Brown Ballet Flat

Jennifer was a slice of vanilla wholesome-ness. Classic 1950’s American female in 2021: predictable and boring… static. She set her alarm even when she didn’t have a reason to get up early and was promptly in bed, face cream in place, by 0900PM every night. Even on the freakin’ weekend. Let’s just say, she wasn’t … Continue reading Lost Shoe Anthologies 005: Brown Ballet Flat

Lost Shoe Anthologies 004: Timberland Work Boot

Another day, another back ache. And finger ache from smashing it yesterday with a rubber mallet. Oh, and an eye ache from getting metal shavings thrown in it like glitter on stripper tits. The list goes on and on. Mike was exhausted. Worn out. Mike had very little will to get in his truck and … Continue reading Lost Shoe Anthologies 004: Timberland Work Boot

Teacher or Nurse?

I am going to propose various scenarios, situations, “rules of thumb” and other anecdotes and it’s up to YOU, the listener, to decide if these are commonplace with nurses… or teachers. Now, when I say teachers, I mean elementary, middle and/or high school. I am not discussing teachers, professors, of so-called “higher” education.  Appreciation gifts … Continue reading Teacher or Nurse?