- NORTH HAVEN, Connecticut, USA
- June 06
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- The following Blog is based on real events.The names have been changed to protecxt the writer.
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of a series I've
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We were not the kind of people who walk around naked, especially during the daytime. I don't even like taking my socks off, so if barefoot… Read full post »
father came to Connecticut to live near me. Within weeks of his
arrival we found out he was dying.
It shouldn't have come as too big a surprise. Only a year earlier we moved my 89-year-old grandmother from New York to Connecticut. We packed and unpacked/… Read full post »
So the China man wants to come to America after all. The first time I heard about him was on The Daily Show. I thought John Stewart was making a joke about the man being blind but no, indeed the man is blind. I wonder how he managed to find… Read full post »
"Everyone has a dog, look they have a dog,” I pointed to our neighbor’s yard.
"Don't you like those dogs over there" I said pointing to a group of small dogs yelping.… Read full post »
“I was too in jail," shouted my ex to my 12-year-old son.
“No you weren’t!” he shouted back.
It is 9:00 PM on a Friday night. I hear them fighting from my bedroom. I am already tuc… Read full post »
Imagine you want to open a restaurant. You are certain of its success. Then the first customer enters and oooops you forgot about the food. Then you run out and buy food but yikes, you forgot to hire a cook. Then you hire a cook but uh-oh you have… Read full post »
I did what they said. The article in parade magazine encouraged job seekers to keep looking for a job and not get discouraged. I am no longer unemployed, I am a job seeker. The article said to reinvent yourself. I reinvented myself into an adoption specialist, a pharm… Read full post »
He’s asking because he hears me talking about it all the time, Occupy Wall Street, Occupy Tulsa, Occupy Oakland. If there is a group, even a small group occupying so much as a street corner, even a dumpster, I’m all ove… Read full post »
I have not received a birthday card, letter or note from my father in years. I suppose the mail stopped when the emails began. Maybe the mail stopped when I was too old to get a birthday card. When I saw the return address on the envelope I felt that familiar… Read full post »
She told me the garbage men would take it away.
“They take everything” she said confidently
“They can’t take everything” I said disbelievingly.
“Yeah, yeah, you just leave it at the curb” she said ignoring my protests
“There’s no way the… Read full post »
“You don’t want me and Peter living near you.
Peter and I are a burden. “
This is her warning to me. My mother is warning me that she is planning on being a burden. So is my stepfather. This is the promise she offers me on my… Read full post »
“I have some bad news” said the voice thru the phone for the second time in a week.I felt my heart race and my spirits plummet as I braced myself for the news. Had I not received a similar phone call just two days earlier, I might not have assumed the… Read full post »
I am a whore, a prostitute, a holler for a dollar low life scum. I lied to the Girl Scouts of America. I have lied to the American Cancer Society, The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Lutheran Adoption Services, Catholic Charities, even a community program that helps at risk youth. I lie… Read full post »
Tick. Tick Tick. No matter what I do, the unemployment clock keeps ticking and I am running down the clock.
I have been blessed, with not one but four unemployment extensions.
God bless George Bush (43), Barach Obama, and the entire United State Congress for granting me extended… Read full post »
For the fifth time in as many months she announces to no one in particular
“Well I guess I’ll be alone this Thanksgiving.”
I tell her every time she repeats her Alone on the Holidays lament that I want to be with her for Thanksgiving. I intend to be with… Read full post »
The King Wants You, read the subject heading in the email.
Burger King is looking for Managers to run their restaurants. I think it’s kind of cool that they call themselves a restaurant. I guess it’s like me calling myself a Marketing Consultant while I/… Read full post »
I remember my first kiss. I remember the smell of his bad breath. I remember the awkward way his tongue darted around my mouth and my urge to wipe his saliva off my face the first chance I got. I remember thinking how weird it was to let someone stick their… Read full post »
Happy Mothers Day
A wave of nausea washed over me just as we pulled up in front of the restaurant. A feeling of dread began to creep up upon me as I tried to determine if I was really getting… Read full post »
I watched my finger hit the enter button of my laptop as if my very finger was not attached to my hand. I felt crazy. I felt nervous. I felt excited and disappointed all at the same time. With one stroke of a key and a click of the mouse,… Read full post »
We need new TV. Admittedly it is going to be hard to find a show that has the star power and drama of last year’s reality hit Election 2009. The mid seasons spin off, The President’s First 30 Days has proven mildly entertaining but the sequel The President's First Sixt… Read full post »
Dear Governor Jindal;
Since the governments well publicized failure to help the victims of Katrina, I have often said a silent prayer of gratitude that I live in Connecticut.
When 60,000 homeless Katrina victims were moved into FEMA-provided trailers, I thanked God for blessing me with a comfortable… Read full post »
The ring of the phone pierced my slumber like a bucket of ice water dumped on my head. I fumbled for the phone knocking off my cup of water from last night, my cup of juice from the night before, my cup of soda from the night before that and… Read full post »
Crap! The kids found out I was fired. I guess you could say I had gotten sloppy. My initial story was quite plausible. It was plausible in the beginning. A few days after I was fired, I announced to the kids at dinner that I was cutting my hours at… Read full post »