Venus is Rotting

A few weeks ago, I collapsed into my car after a long day at work and was instantly hit with a wonderful, fruity, tropical fragrance.  Many mystery smells have emerged from my car over the years, but never one this delightful. What in the world was that? Pineapple? No. Peaches? Definitely not. Mango, that’s it. Why does my…

That Time I Was (Almost) Craigslist Scammed

Friends, I was almost that person you hear about on the news and think, “how could someone be so stupid to get caught up in a Craigslist scam??” Hi, nice to meet you. I was (and maybe still am a little bit?) a victim of a Craigslist scam. It started so innocent. I was just…

Unusual Punishment

One of the things that scares me most about having children is the discipline you have to instill in them if you want them to be healthy, tolerable, functioning humans. I don’t mean discipline as in “will I spank my child or not?”, because if I have a kid anything like I was, the answer will be…

When A Date Turns Into Daycare

Talking about my worst first date in the last post has made me reminisce about all of the first dates I’ve been on. While none have been as memorable as the triple nipple debacle, another one does stand out in my mind quite loudly. It was 2007 and I was living in the Florida Keys,…

What Seeing The Movie “Her” With Your Dad Is Like

Oh, interesting. The main character works as a professional letter writer. People of the future don’t write their own letters to loved ones, they hire people to do it for them. I can actually see this happening in the not-so-distant future. Interesting concept. Soundtrack is good, character development is good, plot is interesting, so far…

Man, I Feel Like a Woman

One of my all-time favorite books is Bossy Pants by Tina Fey. I’m currently listening to the audio book version for the second time and laughing just as hard as my first go round with Queen Fey. There are few sources of entertainment that make me laugh out loud, like really laugh. Not the forced type…

The Hilarity of Crying Babies

Today I discovered a tumblr blog called Reasons My Son is Crying. It is one of the funniest blogs I’ve ever seen and I can’t decide if it makes me want to have kids more (just so I can copycat his blog) or go get spayed immediately. If you don’t think kids crying is funny,…

Do I Get a Cookie?

A problem I don’t typically suffer from is self esteem. I am often extremely proud of myself for doing completely normal and often necessary adult things like getting a pap smear, getting my oil changed, or vacuuming my house. I don’t think there is anything wrong with treating yourself to a new shiny electronic gadget or a…