"I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians.

Your Christians are so unlike your Christ." - Mahatma Gandhi


Florida, U.S.A.
December 31
I'm a divorced mom of one, a self-proclaimed cat-lady, and mildly misanthropic. At least in-person. I'm still feeling my way through this whole life thing, and realizing that I'm still growing into my own skin. I've taken to using this blog as a free therapy couch, it seems. If you don't like what I write, I'm a huge self-critic, so chances are you're in good company.


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AUGUST 23, 2014 7:27PM

Insight Into Education.

I survived the first week of being back to school.  My school started on Monday, and my daughter started back to her school on Tuesday.


Let's start with my daughter and her school experience.  

For those of you who read my blogs last school year, you'll remember how many… Read full post »

AUGUST 12, 2014 9:25PM

First Day at the New Gig.

After the unexpected passing of one of my most favorite comedians, and having received word that the college of my choice had denied my transfer, I felt that the mood was set for today, of which being my first day at this new job.  A new career, as it were, since… Read full post »

JULY 26, 2014 10:10PM

Well well.

Didn't pass the math.

Got a new job though.  Starting on August 12th as a Teachers' Aide in a private Christian school, elementary side.  Going from working for Department of Corrections as clerical to this is one end of the spectrum to the other.  I figure with my longshoresman vocabu… Read full post »

MAY 24, 2014 3:01PM

A Pox Upon You, College Algebra!

In order for me to get my generic Associates Degree in Liberal Arts, I have to take and pass two math courses with Cs or above.  Before I started college, I never really felt dumb.  My, how that has changed.

Spring semester I passed Liberal Arts Math I with a B.… Read full post »

MAY 6, 2014 3:55PM

Say Lovey!

Sometimes I really crack myself up when I'm tired.

Really, really tired.  Like 5 hours in two nights worth of sleep tired.

Guess who's going to bed at a one-digit hour tonight?  Not this gal.


My  boyfriend has this very large and awesome movie collection, so he's been exposing… Read full post »

Yesterday on the bus, I was looking through my little notebook that I write everything in (grocery lists, food journals, bill confirmation numbers, my weight), and noticed I hadn't weighed myself in about a month. That was a shocking realization, so last night I did. That was shocking, but also nause… Read full post »

APRIL 5, 2014 11:17AM

Door to Door

I was sitting in church last Sunday when the brethren mentioned in third hour that our missionaries were no longer allowed to track; that is to say, they're no longer allowed to go door to door, proselyting.  I can't find anything online that states that's worldwide, so that makes me think… Read full post »

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Six months ago, a young man got up in front of a St. Petersburg, Florida, church congregation in borrowed attire, a Bible in his hand, pleading for someone to love him.

Six months later, this young man, Davion Only, still has no home to truly call his own.


My original… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 20, 2014 11:21AM

Screw You, Janice Aria!

This blog started from this article I read today:  http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/elephant-bullhook-guide-safe-ringling-bros-big-article-1.1620674

Janice Aria is the director of animal stewardship with the Ringling Brothers Circus.  Because apparently titles mean that you kno… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 19, 2014 1:48PM

The Brain Drain Game

One of these days I'm going to mentally run myself into the ground so deeply that there will be no retrieval of anything.  I can only hope I won't be sane enough to realize what's happened.

 I've been driving myself in circles lately.  Like, more than usual.  Regarding dieting an… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 14, 2014 1:21PM

Stupid Allergies!

Happy Singles Awareness Day, to whom of which it applies.

For those for whom it doesn't... well... psh.


Just kidding.

My friend, the male bff, is back to pushing me.  Relationship crap, love crap, I'm surprised he hasn't said the "M" word today.  Out of the guys I've dated… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 11, 2014 4:15PM

Getting Back to Me.

As of yesterday, or rather earlier today, I've found myself to be single once again.  I borderline wonder if it was because he discovered this blog and read my entry from December; but since he won't talk to me, I won't really know, and it's all over and done with now… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 4, 2014 2:10PM

Similarities with Allen.

With this whole Woody Allen molestation thing, people are saying it's because Mia has had so much anger towards him over the years.  People are saying that she's fashioned the children to be against him, to have them (Dylan, really) making up these allegations in order to hurt Woody.

Sure, maybe… Read full post »

Dear Mrs. D.,

I find it in good timing for you to request a conference. 

You and I have butted heads since the second day of this school year.  You had called me that day to inform me of a few complaints you already had about my daughter, and you… Read full post »

JANUARY 15, 2014 2:38PM

OS & Its Uses

Last week was rough, and this week so far hasn't been too bad, but I'm still emotionally feeling the effects from then.  Having my own place again means I grapple on and off with the "nighttime depression wave" that hits me... if I let it.  I'm doing a lot better in… Read full post »

JANUARY 7, 2014 3:37PM

The Dog is the Straw. (part 2)

"To who?",  I asked, flabbergasted, feeling my head whirl.

"Oh, I don't know, a neighbor or something", Mom replied flippantly, waving her hand towards a corner of her street.  "I put a sign out front yesterday that said 'Free Dog', and the woman came and took Lilly and asked if it… Read full post »

JANUARY 7, 2014 2:10PM

The Dog is the Straw. (part 1)

---- as I was writing this, and I don't want to leave anything out because I need this out in pure form, I realized it was rather long, and so I am breaking it into two parts---- 


The fact that my mom and I have a dysfunctional relationship is nothing new,… Read full post »

DECEMBER 30, 2013 11:24AM

From the Corners of My Brain.

It's amazing how sometimes anymore, instead of being instantly driven to anger, I'll kind of do a snorting laugh in my throat when things that are just absurd hit me.  Like the fact that although I work for Dept. of Corrections, the guy I'm seeing "accidently" found a little baggie of… Read full post »

DECEMBER 13, 2013 8:28AM

Diet: Week 2

I did bad.

So, so bad. Bad!!! I'll just get that out of the way.

No losses here, except for loss of hope in myself. Well, not really. That's kind of dramatic.

But yeah, I did bad this week. We're back to Square 1.

That's right, folks!… Read full post »

DECEMBER 9, 2013 11:16AM

Diet: Week 1

I weighed myself yesterday and wound up being 9 pounds lighter than I was on 11-30-13. That's a great start. If any of you watch "The Biggest Loser", you'll notice that week 2 is always a low-number week, so we'll see what this upcoming weekend holds for me.

Something that… Read full post »

DECEMBER 2, 2013 4:15PM

A Month Early, For Good Reason.

It's been mentioned here before that I have some tonnage going on - I could lose some weight, and it would do everyone some good.  I'm not so far gone that a construction crew has to take out a wall every morning and forklift my lardy maximus down the interstate to… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 21, 2013 1:15PM

I have NO IDEA.

I was going to write something profound here.  But things have really, really been crappy lately....


so just wanna say, wish I could get a hug from someone who's:

A.) around my height

B.) not trying to score

I'll probably make another appearance before Turkey Day.  No guarantees thou… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 8, 2013 9:28AM

Vechrin's Day

Happy Early Veteran's Day to all of you who served   :)


Preface: I always have a fear of stepping on people's toes when I post a blog.  This is definitely one of those.   I apologize in advance to anyone offended in any way, shape orRead full post »

OCTOBER 31, 2013 9:22AM


Not really!

sorry I've been slacking so bad with putting out my ghosty stories.  So much for deadlines - maybe I'll get them written by Thanksgiving!!!! Read full post »

Somehow over the night I had migrated to the little couch in the livingroom, and had nearly nodded off when it was time for us to get up.  Mom didn't mention anything to me about what'd happened the night before, and I didn't even know what to tell her I'd witnessed. … Read full post »