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Frozen Dinners Guest Author Elaine Ambrose

I’m honored to introduce Elaine Ambrose, an award-winning, bestselling author of ten books and a popular humorist, public speaker, viral blogger, and workshop facilitator. We met over chocolate cake at the Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop and the rest was history. Her edgy humor and cheerful attitude made me want to be her friend. I know you’ll fall in love with her latest novel, Frozen Dinners. Erma Bombeck Writers' Workshop: http://humorwriters.org/2018-workshop/ Frozen Dinners is the story of Elaine Ambrose, who spends half a century searching for love and warmth beyond the contaminated legacy of her fractured family. Take a sneak peek inside Frozen Dinners. Bestselling author … [Read more...]

How to Bribe Anyone With Enough Money Even Your Pastor

Would you use bribery on your husband? A pastor? How far would you go to make a problem go away? In the news this week, over 50 parents were involved in a conspiracy to get their college kids into top-notch universities through bribery. What if money wasn’t an issue? Would you resort to bribery too? Let’s forget about the unethical topics like getting your kid into an Ivy League college. Time to think bigger, like how do I get more sprinkles on my donut? List of Defendants https://www.justice.gov/usao-ma/investigations-college-admissions-and-testing-bribery-scheme Bribery is the act of giving or receiving something of value in exchange for some kind of influence or action in return, that … [Read more...]

Reasons I Hate Marie Kondo and You Should Too

By now, you’ve heard of Marie Kondo and her decluttering techniques. She’s perfected the art of tidying up and I hate her. She’s everywhere, bookstores, television, YouTube, Instagram, touting her own version of tidying up, which focuses on thanking your trash before you throw it away. What?!? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZfn_O4BiJ4 She’s forced Americans to rethink everything we’ve ever thought about clutter. But don’t let her charming personality fool you one bit. Behind that happy, smiley face, I sense a smug attitude. She’s out to make you feel like crap about your lifestyle. Marie Kondo, you think you’ve figured out how to bring Americans joy? Think … [Read more...]

Drug Bust Turns to Comedy Gold. Facebook Goes Crazy!

Did you ever think the results of a drug bust could turn into the funniest Facebook post in the history of social media? My friend, Crystal, summed it up. "I've seen bigger busts on Paw Patrol." On December 5, KTRE-TV in Tenaha, TX posted on their Facebook site a picture of four police offices with the loot collected after a drug bust proudly displayed on a table. The following comments were some of the funniest I’ve ever seen. Pure comedy gold. According to their Facebook post, “Officers with the Tenaha Police Department arrested three people on felony drug charges Monday after they executed a search warrant on a home and found marijuana, prescription pills, drug paraphernalia, … [Read more...]

Angel Bumps: Hello From Heaven Sneak Peek

I’m thrilled to introduce my dear friend and funny lady, Anne Bardsley. We share a similar sense of humor, not afraid to perform stand-up and love to tease our family members. She’s released her new book, Angel Bumps: Hello from Heaven and I want to share it with you. Before you dive in, check out her blurb on Amazon! Take a deep breath and hold onto your heart because you are going on an emotion, spiritual, and loving journey. You will laugh. You will cry. Each author in Angel Bumps shares a sign from Heaven that reassured them that their love one is still near in spirit. After reading Angel Bumps, you may want to keep your eyes open. Your Angel Bump can come when you least expect … [Read more...]

How Long to Microwave 25-lb Turkey Prank

Millennials, you think you’re so funny. “How Long Would It Take To Microwave a 25-lb Turkey” prank rolled through Internet this week, tricking your parents, Baby Boomers and Generation Xers. We willingly fell into the trap. After all, we’re guilty of protecting our Millennials from having to do anything more difficult than set the table on Thanksgiving. For most, this would be their first time to attempt to cook the mother of all birds, the turkey. We never suspected their question was not genuine. According to Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Millennials Millennials, also known as Generation Y or Gen Y, are the generational demographic cohort following Generation X and … [Read more...]

Netflix Cheated on My Husband

I tried ways to end my deception, but nothing worked. To protect my indiscretion, I routinely deleted my Internet browser history, shredded phone bills and swore my friends to secrecy. I Netflix cheated on my husband. Urban Dictionary - Netflix cheating Netflixing a TV series with your spouse/friends/significant other, and watching episodes while the other party is out. This creates the awkward situation where you have to decide if the other party now has to watch episodes by themselves, or skip ahead to catch up.   Sorry babe, I'm already on Season 3, Episode 7 of "The Wire." Do you think you'll have time to catch up before we watch it together tomorrow? I know, I'm totally netflix … [Read more...]

Happy Halloween – Get Out The Map

Sometimes you meet a person and you just click. I knew within minutes that I was going to be friends with Regina Stoops, whether she liked it or not. Maybe it was because we had shared the same sense of humor or the fact that she was just plain fun to be around. That was over two years ago. Since then, we have raised money for charity through stand-up at venues throughout the East Bay, including Tommy T’s in Pleasanton and the Bankhead Arts Center in Livermore. Soon we discovered that we had similar goals too. She wanted to turn elements of her stand-up routines into a book. I wanted to give stand-up a shot, using my humorous short stories as material. Today I want to share her writing … [Read more...]