Archive for June, 2008

Mission Accomplished

Mission: find shoes for sister’s wedding.Requirements: black or red; able to withstand downtown Madison streets, dancing, and running away from awkward family encounters.Mission Status: completed. Next Mission: find shoes for college roommate’s wedding.Requirements: must compliment a navy blue dress; wedge or sandal; comfortable; inexpensive; able to withstand an aisle made of sand, Portland streets, dancing, […]

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What They Don’t Put on the Postcards

Florida postcards are usually all beaches and sunshine. Maybe a cute alligator, or a cartoon mouse. This is propaganda. What they neglect to include on the postcards (or what is cleverly retouched out of the photographs) are the bugs. Swarms of itchy, buzzing, creeping, crawling, bloodsucking, life-altering, soul-stealing, death-defying BUGS. No wonder the South lost […]

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Ahoy!

As a newly unemployed high school social studies teacher, I’ve decided I need something besides crossword puzzles to keep my brain from addling. I just recently relocated to sunny Florida to be with my fiancee, NavyGuy, while he’s in training to become a naval flight officer (basically, that means he’ll be “Goose” from Top Gun… […]

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