BAM! Just Like That!

Wanna Betta Butt?

  How many of you have ever bought into the crazy marketing promises we are bombarded with on a daily basis? Marketing gurus play on our weaknesses and the things we are self conscious about. They know just how to get us to pull out our wallet and hand over our money even if we are doubtful that said product would actually give us the results we see on the ads. For some reason, we just keep on hoping and believing.   I’m pretty immune to those ploys at this point in my … [Read more...]

The Proper Way to Kill a Bug

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Whenever I’m confronted by a bug or an insect, (I know there is technically a difference but in my mind they are pretty much the same), my first instinct is to run. However, as I’ve grown up, I’ve learned that they don’t go away by themselves. Someone has to do a removal! If there is no one around of the male species age 12 and up, guess what that means? Yes, YOU are the one that has to deal with it. YOU are going to have to put on your big girl exterminator hat and do the job. Tap into … [Read more...]

Scuba Diving Naked?

Scuba Diving group

    I started scuba diving about 30 years ago and still love it. The feeling of being under water with no gravity is a feeling that you just have to experience. Over the years, I have been fortunate to witness many strange and beautiful things while pursuing this passion. Of course there have also been a few strange people along the way as well. Scuba divers seem to be a diverse group of people that somehow bond over diving experiences.   The stories that I can tell … [Read more...]

This doesn’t excite me at all!

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  When it comes to spending money, women are masters at rationalizing expenses. We can shop a sale, spend several hundred dollars, and declare that we’ve actually saved money. AND we believe it!   Yep, that’s right! If we actually saved more money by shopping the sale than the actual amount of money spent, we believe that we have saved a bundle. Example: if something is 75% off, we have spent only 25% of what we could have spent had we not waited for the sale. Are you … [Read more...]

Bugs Bunny in the Flesh

bugs Bunny standing up

      I recently saw a little boy dressed in a superman T-shirt that was doing his best to act Super Manly. He was oh so very cute! His hair was coaxed into a little Mohawk and he had the cutest dimples. I’m guessing he was about 2 years old. His mom told me that he loves dressing up like superheroes.   I began to reminisce about when my own son, now in his twenties, used to love to dress up like all kinds of fictitious characters. He always wanted to dress … [Read more...]

It’s time to break in the new Yoga instructor!

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Last month, my favorite yoga instructor, Shohreh, informed me that she would not continue to teach the Saturday morning class after the start of the New Year. I have taken yoga from many different instructors and have witnessed many different styles over the years. Some great, some bearable, and some …… let’s just say they didn’t get a second chance. I empathize with anyone stepping into that class and trying to fill her shoes because Shohreh is just that awesome. In fact, she got a … [Read more...]

Shampoo Bowl Shenanigans

Woman at Shampoo Bowl

  Christmas is over and it’s time to get prepared to ring in the New Year.  You know what that means….off to the salon.  If you haven’t already made an appointment for hair and nails, then good luck getting in my friends!!  Kathryn and I have been going to Louis at Visible Changes over twenty years for our hair and we have seen and experienced all kinds of things at the salon.  It is a perfect place for people watching and such.  But one of things that we have always joked … [Read more...]

This could qualify as the most embarrassing moment ever!

woman with purse

I have been attempting to get my very good friend, who will go unnamed in this story, to share one of her most embarrassing moments. You probably know her so I won’t divulge her name but let’s just say it starts with a “C” and ends in a “y”. But I promised to keep her identity a secret so I won’t tell you who it is. This is a moment in her life that time stood still for a beat and she wanted to crawl in a hole and disappear from where she stood. But this story is just too funny to … [Read more...]

I don’t need any Neck Cream!

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The other day I went into one of my favorite places to shop for cosmetics and got stalked by a lady hawking neck cream. No kidding! At least I hope you are laughing about this with me! As I walked into the store, she was standing next to a display with this new miracle product that promises to get your neck wrinkles under control. She greeted me and then declared that this miracle cream was on sale for $20 off! She seemed very excited about this fabulous sale. I kind of remember thinking if … [Read more...]

Is there another cook in the house?

man cooking

While there are certainly exceptions to every rule, in most American households the family cook is normally the one wearing lipstick and nail polish.  And while many women enjoy their time in the kitchen, a sizeable majority would probably relinquish their culinary responsibilities without putting up much of a fight.  To those ladies I say don’t loose heart – there may be a glimmer of hope.   While our 3 children were growing up and still at home, my wife was a great cook, … [Read more...]