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Listen to Your Mother, Dammit

Here is a story about not giving up, an idea I don’t always embrace. Recently, I had an audition for this show called Listen to Your Mother, which was about an hour’s drive north of my home. The North Jersey show is one of a series of LTYM performances held on Mother’s Day weekend all acrossRead more…

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(Clean) Banana-y Pancakes

When I’m not eating Trader Joe’s veggie sticks on my couch late at night (#donttelldan), I generally try to eat pretty healthy. Pretty “clean,” as the kids say. What that looks like is a lot of fruits, veggies and protein. After two years of trying to eat this way it’s gotten to the point thatRead more…

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Lost

My friend and I trundled into the back of the pickup truck this morning and when the driver closed the door behind us, she turned to me and said, “Well, say good-bye to your life.” And we started laughing like crazy. “I almost made it to 50,” she snorted and then we tried to pullRead more…

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My Prom Date

In the middle of one day last week I was busy working on my laptop when my phone dinged with a text from an unknown number asking how many retweets it would take for me to go to prom. Since I don’t get asked to prom every day, I texted my 17yo daughter to see ifRead more…

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How I Learned to Shovel Snow

I’ve spent most of my life being capable. Adaptable. Resilient. I’ve never really been one of those damsel-in-distress-types. But sometimes, I’d really like to slip into that role. I’d really like some Dudley Do-Right to come galloping to my rescue and, like, fix my running toilet or figure out how to move my router. ButRead more…

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Dislocated

Here’s another exciting fun fact I learned about myself the other day, something I think we can add to the list of interesting tidbits we already know about me, which include my oft-noted thin ankles (dudes, it’s the only naturally small part of my body) and that I am a skilled armpit farter (truly, anotherRead more…

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