Smoking lady

There is a lady who walks (up and ) down our street every day at around the same time.  She dresses differently each time, but her handbag is always very large tote –either gold or blue– and there is always, each and every time, a cigarette in her mouth as she comes and goes.  Somewhere […]

Shake, shake, shake, Shako your booty

Fall, I’m really waiting on ya.  You know that technically it’s fall because of the date, and of course, because Trader Joe’s has rolled out the pumpkin pancake mix, pumpkin muffin mix, pumpkin chocolate granola bark stuff, pumpkin Trader O’s…you get the picture.  And whatever the hell a “pumpkin tree” is: And it also seemed […]

Oh, the teenager.

I am driving to school and of course I am late (after reminding the kid: Is that your essay on the table?  Yeah.  Oh, she says, and I forgot my instrument *takes off lace up shoes*). The kid needs Advil, which of course is not acceptable at school, and of course she has forgotten the […]