Why Blue Apron Stressed Me Out

This is what I know: my mother has a big heart, a great sense of humor and returns every single present she has ever received by rationalizing it’s too expensive, too extravagant or just too. But for the first time, I believed I found the perfect gift for my mom, one she would be hard pressed to return, free meals. Is it possible Blue Apron stressed me out? Sending Blue Apron to Mom I sent my mom Blue Apron, a popular meal kit delivery services. For several months, my husband and I used this delivery service with fantastic results. It provided fresh pre-portioned ingredients to your doorstep with the spices necessary to prepare homemade quality meals in 25 minutes or less. What’s not to … [Read more...]

30 Signs You’re Getting Older

Old age creeps up on you. One day you’re hanging out with friends till 3 a.m. at a local bar and then bam, you’re falling asleep in front of the television after dinner. Do your friends say stupid stuff like, “Age is just a number,” and “Fifty is the new thirty.” If you’re losing hair where you want it and growing hair where you don’t, this one’s for you. https://youtu.be/vPFCn3itBFE Signs You’re Getting Older Tell every one to turn down the radio, television, computer, and headset. Can’t stop talking about the weather. You drive through McDonalds to get an ice cream cone for the dog. When your body hurts, it just keeps hurting. Get mad at the mailman. Complain … [Read more...]

Tommy T’s Comedy Club June 8

Tommy T's Comedy Club Wed, June 8 Show starts 7:30 Doors open 6:30 Looking for something fun to do on Wednesday night? Join me and my friends at Tommy T's for laughs. Line up includes hilarious comics like David Naimyar, Priyanka Wali, Blake Jones and Raul Panya. I've got 10 minutes of fresh jokes about stuff like parents, husbands, teens and more. I need you to come out and support comedy in Pleasanton. Plus, it's a slow TV night! Bring your husband for a Couples Night, celebrate the end of school year or Girls Night Out. See you Wednesday.             https://youtu.be/7hyRz7vlpAA … [Read more...]

Somewhat Irrational Fears – Murder at Marriott

Some people have irrational fears, like fear of heights, spiders or public speaking. When it hits, survival instincts kick in and we go from calm to paranoid in a microsecond. My phobia was scelerophobia, fear of burglars, bad men or crime in general. This causes me to check and recheck hotel locks. Constantly being vigilant can be exhausting. Since I usually go out of town with my husband, I’m a bit of a novice when it comes to overnight travel, but one thing I understand perfectly is personal safety. My accommodations at the Marriott in Dayton, Ohio for the Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop had all the essential amenities, free shampoo, complementary breakfast and no husband or kids. Hotel … [Read more...]

Five Minutes As Stand-Up Comic

Do I have to come right out and say it? I’m a wannabe comic. I love everything about comedy from hilarious sitcoms like Black-ish and Modern Family to guaranteed-to-make-you-laugh authors like Nora Ephron and Dave Barry. But what I enjoy the most is stand-up comedy. I’ve always admired that stand-up comic who got in front of a crowd and told jokes, hecklers be damned! Stand-Up Comic Twenty-five years ago, I imagined myself on stage doing the opening act for one of my favorites, Tim Allen. We saw him perform in Atlanta before he appeared on the TV series, Home Improvement, and I wondered, “What’s it feel like having the full attention of an audience?” As a young, married couple, when our … [Read more...]

Quotes from Writers at Erma Bombeck Workshop

Dozens of award winning authors, playwrights, actors, entrepreneurs, agents, speakers and bloggers flooded into Dayton, Ohio for the Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop, a workshop dedicated to humor and human interest writing. Each day, the workshop began at 9 a.m. and ended at 5 p.m., with lunch breaks featuring greats such as Amy Ephron, Kathy Kinney and Cindy Ratzlaff. The fun didn’t end there. We were treated to keynote speakers during dinner such as Roy Blunt, Jr., Leighann Lord, and a one-woman staged reading of Erma Bombeck: At Wit’s End, starring Barbara Chisholm. Not trusting my own memory, I wrote down the quotes from  writers during the sessions. Alan Zweibel Original writer … [Read more...]

Got My Funny Back At Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop 2016

“Hi, I’m the one with the cat that got stuck in the furnace last week,” said Mary Levad Lovstad, one of the first attendees I met at the Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop. At that moment, she’d confirmed that I was in the right place, one where my peeps, cheerleaders, and agenda-free friends gathered to listen to incredible stories, and share in our joy and sorrow. You Can Write! For three nights, every two years, humor writers descended on Dayton, Ohio to be reinvigorated by Erma Bombeck's reminder, “You can write!” I came to find my direction again. My spark had faded and I need my butt kicked to get out of the funk. For the first time in 21 years, I did not have children to consume my … [Read more...]

10 Reasons to Love/Hate The Bachelor Ben Higgins

Reasons to Love/Hate The Bachelor Ben Higgins Hate: You Told Two Women, “I love you” Worst. Decision. Ever. And because of that, Lauren B./Jojo will remind you of it for the rest of your life. Trust me on this. Women never forget. You had so many opportunities to say it without cameras during the Fantasy Suite Night. Even Chris Harrison nearly pooped his pants. Oh, Ben. Watch https://www.whipclip.com/video/qxq87 https://youtu.be/JDy3E05gLMc Hate: Brainwashed by Olivia Why, oh, why did that bossy big mouth, Olivia, so easily seduce you? Sure, she’s a 23-year-old news anchor, poised and intelligent. But when she jumped out of that cake in a belly-dancing outfit, you had to scream … [Read more...]