Gen X, health, randomness, silliness

this is just how I am now

I thought I was getting sick because I felt really awful the other day. The day after that I didn’t feel great, either. I didn’t have a fever so I figured it wasn’t the flu. I was pretty sure it was the cold my family had been passing around that I’d managed to avoid so far. But the weird thing…

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Gen X, growing up, houston, old pop culture references, theatre, tween, tweens

Freaky Friday: New, Improved, and LIVE

My oldest daughter is not yet a teenager, but I can see the current tween version of her teetering towards her future teenage self. She is becoming fluent in sarcasm and subversion. Occasionally she has accused me of “not understanding” her. Her scowl is well-practiced. But she’s a good kid. Aims to please, has good grades, good friends, good intentions. My first…

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college, concerts, current events, death, Gen X, long live rock 'n' roll, old pop culture references, Pearl Jam

seasons

When I was feeling ragey and confused during my college years, I would blast music from my CD player. I probably annoyed the other residents in my dorm, but I was the RA so I didn’t care. The Singles soundtrack was my go-to CD to blast for tracks like “State of Love and Trust,” “Birth Ritual,” “Would,” “Battle of Evermore,”…

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books, current events, Facebook, friends, Gen X, marriage, motherhood, reading, stay at home mom, suburbs, truth

Big Lies, Little Lies, or Big Little Lies?

Listen, I’m just gonna make this quick. Tomorrow night Big Little Lies premieres on HBO. I am telling you this for two reasons: A) If you’ve read the book and loved it like I did, I know you are going to want to see this series; and, B) If you haven’t read the book by Liane Moriarty, you really need…

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coffee, coffee break, Cup o' the Day, current events, death, December, Gen X, New Year's resolutions, politics, positive energy, self pep talk, writing

my generation

If you are reading this, congratulations! You made it to 2017. It’s not a given that we’ll make it through any year, but 2016 felt particularly dicey. In a year in which we lost so many artists and cultural icons, my family and I suffered personal losses as well. We lost my father-in-law in October. It’s never easy to lose a…

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