There are a lot of reasons I don’t like to chaperone my kids’ school field trips. Primary among them is that I really don’t like other people’s children. My friends’ kids are ok, and my kids’ friends are ok. But if the kids are all about drama, or have bad manners, or cry wolf all … Continue reading Reasons #73 and #74 I Don’t Chaperone Field Trips
Packing Our Bags…or Not… A lot of funny things can happen on a girls trip. Forgetting something isn’t usually one of them, but on several adventures to Florida, it absolutely was. The five of us were giddy with excitement to start our weekend of sun, giggles, eating, and drinking. We grabbed our bags from the … Continue reading Escapades on Girls Trips
We’ve all said it before: men think with their dicks. It’s how they’re wired. And while we hope they will overcome this—either by will or by training—nature usually wins out. Classic example: Savannah and Ali were on spring break together at the beach. Every day they hauled snacks, floaties, chairs, and sun screen to and … Continue reading The Brain Below the Waist
One of my favorite places to meet my girlfriends for a quick lunch or a drink after dinner is a local hangout about a mile from my house. One evening on a weeknight, Ali and I sat at the bar. We talked about our husbands, our relationships, and life in general. There were four other … Continue reading Meeting My State Representative
Girls Trips! One of the great things about my girlfriends is that we know how to have a great time, and we all accept the quirks in each other that allow us to let loose and enjoy ourselves. (See Blog #30: Hibiscus) There is no judgement, no talking behind backs, no bitchiness. There is acceptance … Continue reading Overboard!
A close group of my friends quickly learned the truths of life with me: Thoughts flow freely from my mouth even before they are processed in my mind. Once I start talking, I don’t stop. I like to shock people. I am very loud and I have little to no filter. Hibiscus To address this … Continue reading Hibiscus!
Another excellent example of the old mantra “Never say never…” is my encounter with plastic surgery. In my pre-children days, I had stated many a time “I would never get plastic surgery. People who get boob jobs or lifts or tucks simply lack self confidence. The medical industry is preying on women and telling them … Continue reading Never Say Never III: Plastic Surgery
The Adult Truck Stop My girlfriends and I have a mascot. We purchased him at an adult truck stop on our way to a weekend trip to celebrate one of our birthdays. The five of us walked in; I was leading the pack. (They were nervous, or embarrassed, or some shit like that.) We were … Continue reading My Black, Veiny Friend LaMont
(If you have not already done so, read Blog #11, Baldness) Grooming the bikini line is something every woman does from age 12 on. It’s a must. Keep the strays out of sight when wearing a swimsuit. But in your late 30s, you start to see some out-of-the-neighborhood strays. The bush is getting more lush. … Continue reading MOB: Muff Outta Bounds
March Madness. I don’t really care. At all. But the Ladies Only college basketball bracket event at a local restaurant is a good occasion to at least pretend. Wear some college paraphernalia (or not), and you get to eat and drink unlimited treats for four hours while “watching” the teams fall into place in the … Continue reading Peeing in a Urinal…or Not