An Easter Story

Now that I’ve recovered from this year’s jelly bean and deviled egg induced coma, I am ready to share an Easter story from the past… I’m just going to get the “eew” part of this story out right now, I threw up in church. Ok, not in church but right on the front steps. Here’s what went down: My ex-stepdad was Greek Orthodox Christian and he was somewhat religious, as was my mom, meaning they went to church on the “important” occasions. Which really was only Easter and funerals. The first time we attended an Easter service was pretty intense.…

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Turtles

                Right now I have a pug and a white kitten. This is the least amount of animals I’ve ever owned and also some of the first pets I’ve had as an adult (we recently lost one pug to kidney cancer). The pets my family has had ranged from cats and dogs to turtles and pigs. We didn’t have a lot of money but we did our best to give them all the best life we could offer.                 One of our, how should I put this, ah yes, our most inventive ways of cleaning out our turtle aquarium makes…

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Everyday/All The Time Song & Dance

I haven’t posted anything in a while and I want to keep this blog alive so here is a “quickie”. I have been meaning to make a little video of me performing the Everyday/All The Time Song & Dance. The origins of this little ditty come from an over zealous lecturing ex-stepdad. He would get into these rants, going on and on about how we didn’t do our chores correctly or didn’t follow his directions. In general he just really loved to talk and loved the sound of his own voice. He would start making lists, “One-You didn’t do this,…

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Waking Up

 I am such a terrible morning person. Even as a kid I wouldn’t want to get out of bed. I would wait until the very last-minute before dragging myself out of bed and throwing myself together in 15 minutes. I still do that toady. Except I try to spend 30 minutes making myself look decent these days. I figure adult women should spend a little more time messing with their hair or something. I feel so bad for my boyfriend, he has to listen to the alarm go off four different times because of my excessive use of the snooze…

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Best Fashion Advice

Everyone has a favorite article of clothing that they practically live in. When I was a kid it was probably a cozy t-shirt, for Jessica maybe a cute dress, Marina probably opted for a plaid-grunge-Nirvana-esque thing. When you’re a kid you don’t think about fashion rules. You just grab something comfy or whatever your parents lay out for you. My mom rarely had the time to lay out our clothes; we almost always picked out our outfits unless it was a special occasion. Being kids, we usually went straight for that one favorite article of clothing.                 My mom did…

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The Fear

The Fear is this feeling that was emblazoned into my young developing mind that told me to never ever step out of line. It was like the angel and devil sitting on my shoulders, except instead of the devil it was a strict woman with a leather dog leash ready to whip my scrawny ass if I did something wrong. So the angel told me to pick the good choices and the strict mean lady told me I’d better listen to my angel or else! Essentially the fear stopped me from doing anything that might anger, annoy, or upset my mom. She had…

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Well Then Eat Shit!

My mom didn’t raise us in a conventional way. She cursed like a sailor (she still does) and we were not allowed to follow that example. It was very much a “Do as I say not as I do” philosophy. Well maybe not so much a literal “do as I as I say” thing or else we’d by cursing up a storm today!   One of my favorite phrases that she said was, “Well then eat shit!” I love it, although it is harsh and not very appropriate for children and it scared me at the time. Now she didn’t just yell this profane statement randomly. No,…

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