"As I saw more beauty in others' uniqueness, I began to appreciate my own." ~Sarah Winifred Searle I'm so pleased to have been recommended to this wonderful woman by my talented friend Kat. Check out Sarah Winifred Searle's pithy comic titled Fatness, Femininity, and the Media We Deserve.
Ever been whacked upside your head with a metal lunchbox? Are you old enough to remember when things used to be made out of metal? Well, back in my day, manufacturers really enjoyed making everything for kidlens outta metal. We started out with metal highchairs and metal toys, eventually graduating to metal playground equipment and, the… Continue reading Lunchtime Olympics
What's your immediate response when someone tells you that you're beautiful? Do you scoff and shake your head? Do you assume that they're just paying lip service or trying to butter you up? Are they stupid or simply mistaken? Are they a liar? We are compelled to love our neighbors. Encouraged to see the beauty in… Continue reading When Someone Calls You *Beautiful*
I swan, nothing sets my teeth on edge like the disappearance of titles and honorifics in our current society. [I offer a hearty "thank you" to Mr. Dad over'ta thedaddyblitz for reminding me of this particular peeve in a recent blog entry.] Lordy, I know that I sound old writin' this, but, back in my day we used them or… Continue reading The Death of [Ms.] Manners
I'll tell you what. Some days just aren't worth getting outta bed for, ya' know? As positive and optimistic as this peppy chick strives to be, some days just do their d*mndest to prove my Silver Lining theory W-R-O-N-G. These are the days when I hafta put on my Scarlet O'Hara bonnet and remind myself that the… Continue reading Ever Have One of Those Days?
One of the ugliest phrases in the English language is "Rumor has it..." Rumors can kill friendships, careers, and reputations. In fact, rumors can kill the human spirit; unfortunately, we females usually tend to be on the fuzzy end of this particular lollipop. If ever you have the opportunity to be the person who stops… Continue reading File this under “Good to Know”
I don't know why; maybe it's because I'm from the South where dur'near everybody calls each other Darlin', Honey, Buddy or some other such term of endearment, but I'm constantly taken aback by people* who get their knickers in a twist when I call them Sweetpea or Punkinshell or what-have-you. What's wrong with showin' a lil' love?… Continue reading It’s just endearment, Darlin’.
Well, here's a happy thought worth sharing from Todd Lohenry at Bright, shiny objects. Photo post by @brightshinyobje. Source: Holding on
When I was a little girl, my family and I were caught in the midst of Hurricane Alicia which killed 21 people and caused over 2 billion dollars in damage. It was terrifying to be sure; but I was a naive kid, so it was also very exciting. The grownups were absolutely horrified, but my cousins… Continue reading Parenthood: Prognosis Shitstorm