Top 9 Lessons from the Bachelor for Daughters

Top 9 Lessons from the Bachelor for Daughters Stacey Gustafson

Criticize me if you will, but my guilty pleasure is watching the Bachelor and the Bachelorette with my daughter since 2002. It’s my way to teach my daughter dating advice, “Top 9 Lessons from the Bachelor for Daughters.” This season, 33-year-old Chris Soules, a farmer from Iowa, aptly named Price Farming, tries to pick a mate from 30 contestants fighting for his err…heart and other things. Why Jimmy Kimmel? For reasons unknown, the producers decided to add Jimmy Kimmel to the mix. He sabotaged dates, asked uncomfortable questions, made strange comments and most importantly, almost ruined my reason for watching the Bachelor. Thanks Jimmy, you succeeded in making me feel stupid and … [Read more...]

Exercise Daily, Eat Wisely, Die Anyway

Exercise daily, eat wisely, die anyway Stacey Gustafson

My guest blogger for January is humorist Camille DeFer Thompson. She has a quirky take on life and finds the funny in every day things. She really cracks me up! Exercise Daily, Eat Wisely, Die Anyway I never would have retired if I had known I had to stay active, exercise daily and eat wisely. At my last check-up, my GP admonished me to add some exercise to my sedentary lifestyle. I failed in my attempt to convince him that I get a daily workout climbing the stairs in the house umpteen times retrieving things I forgot. To shut him up, I joined the low-impact aerobics class at the local senior center. Easy peasy, I thought. After all, I’m only a whisper past my fifties. Heck, I … [Read more...]

How to Avoid a Paranormal New Year’s Eve

How to Avoid a Paranormal New Year's Eve Stacey Gustafson

New Year's Eve Back in 2000, my husband and I attended our last big bash, The Millennial New Year’s Eve Party, a black tie event with sit down dinner and fireworks included. Since then, it’s been nothing but sitting around watching Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve television special. However, I can vicariously live through my 70 year-old mother’s experiences. She’s never one to miss a good party and lives it up each year in ways ranging from wonderful and near fatal to strange and surreal. Auto Vs. Beast Last year Mom and her fiancé grabbed a horse drawn carriage ride in downtown St. Louis to see the Christmas lights at midnight. Sounds like a romantic way to … [Read more...]

How to Write a Humor Book When You’re Stupid

When Caryn FitzGerald talks, people listen. She hosts the international radio show, “Coffee & Coaching with Caryn.” She wanted to talk to me about How to Write a Humor Book and sent this message, "I’d love to interview you in the next few weeks for one of my author chat series podcasts. It’s about 30 minutes, shameless plugging by me of you and your book. Let me know." What?! Say no more, I'm your man! And this is the story about how I starred in the podcast, Coffee and Book Chat with Caryn FitzGerald. It's Not the O'Reilly Factor Before the interview, she introduced me to the shows's format and promised to guide me through her questions. This was not going to turn into an … [Read more...]

Never Serious New Year’s Resolutions 2015

not so serious new year's resolutions stacey gustafson

Every year I make funny resolutions I call the Never Serious New Year's Resolutions. But each January 1, most of us make an unrealistic list of resolutions that are difficult to keep. We vow to eat more vegetables, watch fat intake, work harder, sleep longer, spend more time with family and even quit smoking. But by February, most people slack off and give up, ashamed by a lack of will power. This year let's be serious.  Why bother with New Year's resolutions again? Instead I made a list just to make you laugh. Laughter's good for your healthy and much easier to do than lose 20 pounds! Now go get your funny on!! Never Serious New Year's Resolutions Tweet more and spend less time … [Read more...]