When I’m With You

One night *cough* a decade or more ago – Amy and I sat at my kitchen table drinking strawberry margaritas and throwing out song lyrics that tickled our brains. We sang. We told stories. We ran to the interwebs for help. Fast forward to one night when I was playing a version of Name That…

13 Reasons I’m Lucky I Broke My Left Hand

A #Crowdsourced List compiled from my Facebook Page 13. #LeftyWasAlwaysUselessAnyway – seriously I’m uber right-handed. The left is there for aesthetic purposes only Serendipity 12. Be happy its lefty. Now you have THAT much longer to wait until you find out how hard it is to wipe your tushy with your left hand Natalie Arizmendi 11.…

Sunday Confessions: First Love

…You were my first love   And you’ll be my last love  I’ll be true to you…  Ever since More Than Cheese And Beer posted this week’s confession prompt, I’ve been trying to figure out who I would consider my “first love.”   Surely not Steven, my 1st grade beau. He may have gotten the inaugural kiss, but…

For You, of whom we do not speak

The day just passed and I didn’t register it. Five years.  Recently there has been a sorrow in me I couldn’t identify. Now I understand. It’s natural I didn’t have the date in mind. We barely speak of you. Of your loss.    What is that?! Why don’t we talk about you? Because it is too…

Things I Learned From My Mom

This post first appeared on my MySpace page back in June of 2007 under the title “Things Mom Taught Me”.  It was one of two posts I wrote to honor my mom on the third anniversary of her death. Some of these pearls were passed along as advice. Most are just the kernels I gleaned…

Why is it on Wednesdays I Wear Pink?

“On Wednesdays we wear pink” is a line from the smart and funny movie Mean Girls. So the short explanation for why I’ve adopted this rule is because I like celebrating something that is smart and funny. However, for me it is much more than that. If you were around at the beginning of April…