June 16, 2015Skin
My daughter's friend, Adam, gets a different tattoo or piercing pretty much every couple of weeks. They are well thought out and meaningful to him. But honestly, all jokes aside, he's running out of room for a new spot to decorate, and I'm wondering what happens next. He has enormous enlarged ear lobes, a piercing under his tongue, and numerous other spots covered, even his toes.
He tells me he gets a discount from the place he frequents. I say he should, he's a walking advertisement for the place. Later, I look at my face and think about aging. Then I think about what Adam might look like as a grandparent. Then I stop and think about all the stories he can, and will tell, about however the ink looks on his skin at any age. Skincare and sunscreen is topic fodder, so are the stories behind the tattoo, not just the song.
June 2, 2015Gizmos
I practiced great self control inside a Bed Bath & Beyond this past weekend. Maybe you read my tweet: "Bed, Bath & Beyond, more like the evil place with everything I didn't know I need." You walk in and instantly feel like you need to buy..well, everything. Stuff like: ...
May 26, 2015The Lesson In Hair
My daughter is getting her hair cut and I'm waiting for her. Kesha is pumping through the speakers, and I'm surrounded by cases filled with make-up, lotions and hair products. Refreshments are available, including coffee, water, wine and soda along with a small ...
May 19, 2015Text
You learn a lot about women by text-snooping. Check out this text between myself and my friend Suzy, a married full-time working mother of three. Suzy: Morning! Just reviewing my week, and I have us tentatively on for tomorrow at 10:30. Was that going to work for you? ...
May 12, 2015Poodle
Some families are celebrating or preparing for graduation and the end of another school year. Meanwhile my 'pregnant with their first baby' neighbors are taking a Babymoon in Italy. It's funny how my cat loving daughter is caring for their toy poodle; Lucy. Let me ...
April 21, 2015Spring Clean
Gardeners and landscapers are ready for their busy season. Hopefully, if she needs yard work done, she's already called and made an appointment for a spring clean up. The same strategy is required for carpet cleaning, as well. Otherwise, she might have to wait, ...
April 7, 2015Spring Break
Expenses, food, and spring break; these are the hot topics in the karate waiting room I eavesdrop on. They fall right in line with my girlfriend Linda's Facebook status update: "Not feeling at all bitter when people talk about their spring vacations. My vacation is ...
March 31, 2015She Eavesdrop from the Karate Waiting Room
The karate moms are out of control today; the amount of correction they are giving their kids is minimal, to say the least. While I wait for my daughter, I'm observing my cast of characters. Due to a snow storm and small attendance, the karate waiting room is somewhat ...
March 17, 2015Time off
For many families it's been a winter filled with a load of snow days- for my kids it's more than I can ever remember. If a school district believes there would be any danger transporting kids to-or-from school due to inclement weather they cancel or delay. My district ...
March 3, 201530 Days Has September
I found out the hard way that February is a short month. I was trying to reset the start and stop dates for an online payment, and the system would not let me pay a fee scheduled for February 30. After sending a note to customer service, I finally realized I had ...