Tag Archives: humor

A lighthearted view of serving on jury duty

Shallow reflections goes undercover with this story about jury duty. She knows what she is talking about since this is how she spent her summer vacation. Almost.

Ready to toss your floss? First, count the cost

My belief in 9 out of 10 dentists has been shaken. But that doesn’t mean I’m ready to give up floss.

7 Safe indoor hikes because ticks and mosquitoes suck

Something happened that heightened my fear of insect borne diseases and drove me to plan safe, indoor recreation. I’m sure you will agree these are ideas that can keep you moving in the safety of the great indoors.

Taking stock of my underperforming metabolism

While others my have concerns about shrinking portfolios, I am facing a personal disaster that has more to do with inflation: I have an underperforming metabolism.

We skipped grocery shopping, saved money and didn’t starve

How did we do when Patrick and I skipped a week of grocery shopping? This blog post chronicles our financial and culinary success.

The surprising birth of a lasting love

Patrick and I are celebrating our 25th anniversary this year. How did it all begin? I credit Jay Leno and the YMCA

Business reacts swiftly to restrain employees

A fake news story from The Onion prompted some ideas of my own as a follow up. What would happen if workers stood at their desks, walked out and never returned?

Dear Mom, Having a wonderful time, wish you were here

Dear Mom, Another Mother’s Day has come and gone, and I still can’t believe I couldn’t hug and kiss you, give you a mushy card, and a box of Godiva’s. You know the tradition in the church on Mother’s Day, when they pass out pink carnations to women who still have a living mother, and white to […]

9 strategies to help you conquer spring cleaning

The calendar has declared the arrival of spring, even though we are still sporting coats, boots and mittens to fend off frostbite. Since I am the Queen of Superficial Cleaning, I feel it is my duty to share some valuable spring cleaning strategies. Start with uplifting music blaring loud enough to drown out the whirr of the vacuum cleaner. […]

The day the dishwasher died

If you are old enough, you remember where you were the day of the Kennedy assassination, or when you heard the news that Elvis Presley died. I’ve added a new date to my list of traumatic events: the day the dishwasher died. Our Kenmore Elite was 13 years old, so I should have seen it […]