Tag Archives: Childhood

Give Me An O! Give Me An L! Give Me A D! What Have You Got? Facebook Group!

Nostalgia reigns supreme on Facebook. We all want to remember the younger, thinner, healthier versions of ourselves, and reimagine that our world then was perfect. I admit I do my fair share of indulging too. Recently I was added to … Continue reading

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The Springfield Bypass? It Passed Me By

This is slightly embarrassing, but I grew up in a place called Springfield. Cliché, I know. Springfield, VA, a suburb right outside of Washington, D.C. It was pretty typical suburbia; wide streets lined with trees, single family homes with decent … Continue reading

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Family Fun Over Summer Vacation!

I know those of you with children are dreaming of the days when they head off to summer camp. But if you can’t send them to sleep away camp indefinitely, what will you do to pass the time? Courtesy of … Continue reading

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The Gang’s (Almost) All Here

When I was growing up in the wilds of Northern Virginia, I ran with kind of a hip crowd. My friends were Betty, Veronica, Reggie, Archie, and a guy we called Jughead. We were mostly good kids; sure we got … Continue reading

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The Fur Chronicles

Some would say the world is divided into two types of people: Dog People and Cat People. I say the world is divided into animal lovers, and people who should not be trusted under any circumstance. But I’ll admit that … Continue reading

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Happy 21st Birthday Sean!

It’s hard for me to believe, but my nephew Sean, the youngest of my brother’s children, turns 21 today. This is out of control. I swear to you one minute he was the cutest little baby and the next thing … Continue reading

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Feelin’ Hot Hot Hot…And Not Not Not

I tend to run hot. By that I don’t mean I look sexy completing a marathon, although I guess that could happen in a parallel universe. In a galaxy far, far, far, far away. What I mean is that when … Continue reading

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I Meant To Do That

I overheard a quote so good recently that I wrote it down to be sure I wouldn’t forget it. Because honestly, I forget my own name some days. Anyway, a dad was walking with his little one, and I heard the toddler … Continue reading

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Heeeeere’s Tappy!

With all credit due to my friend (who can out herself if she wishes!), I feel compelled today to tell you the story of Tappy McSnapperson.  Apparently, my friend, let’s call her Laurie, was already in the 10th circle of hell. She … Continue reading

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The Cole Slaw Chronicles

Did you really think I wasn’t going to pick on my mom a little more?  I feel like you don’t know me at all, and she would be disappointed with me if I didn’t report back on a few things. … Continue reading

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