Monthly archives for January, 2012

My Take on Feminism

I consider myself a feminist.  I believe that men and women should be paid the same for doing the same work.  I believe that a woman should be valued for her character and intelligence than for her looks.  I believe that a woman should have a choice between having a career and staying home to […]


Monday Listicles-10 Songs that Tell the Story of My Life


I’ve hooked up with Stasha at the Good Life for Monday Listicles. This week’s theme is if my life had a soundtrack, these are the ten songs that would be on it. 10. You Oughta Know-Alannis Morrisette.  For a long time, I was a very angry young woman.  This is the angry young woman song […]



I saw him sitting on the ground Huddled against the side of the grey stone building And out of the wind His threadbare coat and hat did not keep him warm Scruffy and unkempt The circles under his eyes Weathered skin Lent an almost sinister air I felt his eyes upon me As I clutched […]


SOC Sunday: Reading Books

I’ve made it a goal this year to read more, particularly the classics.  I got a Kindle for Christmas and a lot of these classic pieces of literature are available as free Kindle books.  I’ve started reading Jane Austen’s Pride and Predjudice.  But I’ve downloaded other stuff, too. I haven’t had the time to really […]


The Reading List-January 22 to January 28

Once a week, I give you links to five posts I’ve read over the past week.  These are posts that made me laugh, struck a chord, perhaps pissed me off, but they all got me to think. From Cracked.com, The 5 Stupidest Habits You Develop Growing Up Poor.  Salty language aside, it does give the […]


Your WTF Video of the Week

I have a confession to make.  It’s a secret shame actually. I’m a 42 year old woman and I still laugh at fart jokes. Don’t hate.  


Frugal Friday: Learning to Tolerate Cheap Coffee-Part Deux

Well, I failed. In this post, I wrote about learning to like cheap coffee because I’m on a budget.  I am a coffee snob connoisseur.  While I never hit Starbucks on a daily basis, I preferred to buy my coffee  beans whole, not ground, and grind them myself.  Freshly ground coffee is one of the […]


No Remorse

This is a poem I wrote and had published on Helium.com.  Per my user agreement, I am only allowed to publish an excerpt.  You can read the poem in it’s entirety at the link provided.   I walked away from the lion’s den with no remorse I fought the good fight Slew The Beast My […]


PYOH: Money…That’s…What I Want

I’m worried about money right now.  I just had surgery, but I’ve also been kicking the can down the road as far as my panic disorder.  I know that I probably should get a part time job at least until we get some bills paid off, but the thought terrifies me. It’s not work itself.  […]

Five Stages of Grief-Packers Style

Here it is, over a week later, and I’m still mourning the fact that the Packers are out of the playoffs and won’t be going to the Super Bowl this year.  It’s not helping that the Super Bowl this year is now the Who Gives a Crap Bowl. Last week’s loss was a tough one […]

A Birthday Conversation with my Younger Self

Hi 17 Year Old Kathy.  It’s me, the 42 year old You. Watch it with the “old broad” jokes, twerp. The hair?  I’ve had this hair color ever since I was 33 and I flirted with it in my twenties.  Red suits us. And speaking of hair, that perm-mullet you’re sporting is going to fall […]

Monday Listicles: 10 Things I Want to See Before I Die


I’ve hooked up with Stasha at the Good Life for Monday Listicles.  This week’s topic is “10 Things I Want To See Before I Die” A woman become President My LGBT friends have the right to marry their partners London, England Australia Japan An end to poverty An end to discrimination Aaron Rodgers following me […]



You see a lot from this vantage point. I saw the carefree childlike joy as she held Sunshine Malibu Barbie in her grip.  It was the one with the painted on tan lines.  Always thought that was odd.  Dolls weren’t her thing.  Her thing was always the story she invented in her head.  She was […]


SOC Sunday: Final Thoughts on Last Week’s Packers Game

I’ve linked up with Fadra for Stream of Consciousness Sunday.  I actually wrote this on Thursday evening.  This past week, I was still am going through the five stages of grief over the Packers losing to the Giants last Sunday.  Thursday, for some reason, was the worst day.  Wednesday, I had the whole SOPA thing and […]


The Reading List-January 15-21

Every Saturday, I share with you five three blog posts that I read during the past week and enjoyed.  They may have made me laugh, put a lump in my throat, struck a nerve, made me think, or struck a chord.  Some are from my blogroll, while others I found through other blogs. I was grieving […]


Your WTF Video of the Week

This is the Bollywood Version of  Michael Jackson’s Thriller video.  I don’t know the right name for it, but since the singer says what sounds like “girlyman” in the song, that’s what I’m going to call it. I have no idea, why in the six years since this was uploaded to You Tube, 2012 is […]


Frugal Friday: Making Your Own Bread

Frugal Friday:  Making Your Own Bread

This post is for Frugal Friday.  If you would like to hook up, see below.  One way I save money is by baking my own bread.  For someone who has never done this, bread baking can seem like a daunting task.  For someone who may have tried and failed or hates the labor involved, it […]


5 Mystery Science Theater 3000 Gags That Always Crack Me Up

One of my all time favorite television shows is the cult classic Mystery Science Theater 3000, which loves to make fun of bad movies.  As a lover of cheesy films and making fun of cheesy films, this show still makes me laugh twenty years after its debut. One of the signatures of the show is […]


PYOH: MotherBloggers

Because I participated in the SOPA blackout on Wednesday, this post is  late.  I’ve hooked up with Shell at Things I Can’t Say for Pour Your Heart Out Wednesday.  I sometimes can’t relate to Mommy Blogs, even though I’m a mom. It’s hard for me to relate because my son is 20 years old. The days of […]


The TV Show Emergency! and the biggest Nerdgasm I’ve Ever Had

January 2012 marks the 40th anniversary of the television show Emergency!  Those of us of a Certain Age spent our Saturday evenings from 1972-1979 watching the latest episode.  For me personally, Saturday night meant Emergency! and then bath time. Emergency! wasn’t just a television show.  It had a profound impact on how emergency medicine as […]

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