Category Archives: Humor

The Engagement Effect

Allow me to gush for a moment, as I’m recently engaged and thus, have been granted a full year to be “that girl” whose kissy-faced photos and lovey-dovey pearls of wisdom shall plague your every social feed. While I vow … Continue reading

Posted in Humor | Tagged , , , , | 38 Comments

Popcorn and Pinot

People love to talk about movies – the talent, the writing, the singing skills of what’s-her-name. They will tweet it, blog it, and small-talk it over drinks. But ask someone to tell you their favorite movie and they’ll freeze up … Continue reading

Posted in 80s, Entertainment, Humor, Movies, Wine | Tagged , , , , , , , | 36 Comments

The Wonder of Sky Mall

I’m in the process of building a new home with an egregiously large kitchen. So during a recent flight when I saw the top corner of the Sky Mall catalog peeking out of the seat back pocket I couldn’t help … Continue reading

Posted in Holidays, Humor, international travel, Mobile, Nostalgia, Technology, Travel | Tagged , , , , | 28 Comments

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

I’ve added a new word to my vocabulary since I’ve moved to Colorado: “neighborly.” I’ve never had cause to use the word myself, although I vaguely remember Mom once say, “well, shooting our shutters with a BB gun wasn’t exactly neighborly.” … Continue reading

Posted in Friends, Home, Humor | Tagged , , , , , | 34 Comments

We’re Not in the OC Anymore, Toto

So I’ve moved again. And after a very official two-hands-and-two-feet count I can now claim to have lived in nineteen homes across six states and spanning three continents. I could blame Military Dad or Traveling Mom but seven of these … Continue reading

Posted in Commentary, Home, Humor, Life Lessons | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 16 Comments

Things That Go Beep in the Night

Like Pavlov’s dog, every time I hear a beep my hand moves reflexively to my smartphone. I quickly thumb through my recent alerts to find the source of the notification and find closure only when I’ve tapped away all the … Continue reading

Posted in Humor, Phone, Technology | Tagged , , , , , | 15 Comments

Get Back Inside the Box

The children in my family have a long-standing gift-opening tradition. After excitedly ripping away the paper on the giant something-or-other our parents painstakingly tracked down, funded and gift-wrapped just for us, we marvel at our new possession for the requisite … Continue reading

Posted in Family, Holidays, Humor, Nostalgia, Work | Tagged , , , | 5 Comments