Archive for May, 2014

“YOU HAVE SKIN CANCER.” My Moment of Truth…

May 29, 2014 1 Comment

Back in my late teens and 20s…I was addicted to tanning. Addicted. I would hit the tanning beds a few times a week. I would RUN outside to my parents’ pool when I saw the sun. Forget sunscreen, I used pure baby oil when I would lay out at the pool or beach. There were […]

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“I will never drive a mini-van!” And all of the other things I would “never” do…

May 13, 2014 2 Comments

I remember when my older sister got a mini-van. I made fun of her day and night. Literally laughed in her face. It was kind of depressing too. Where was my “cool” sister? How can the same girl who would do the running man to Run DMC back in 1988 now drive a mini-van? Then […]

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Umm…Mom? I think I owe you an apology…

May 12, 2014 0 Comments

There are a few (dozens I’m sure) things I did growing up that would make my mother’s eyes bulge out of her head…steam┬ápour from her ears…all while reaching for her trusted wooden spoon. 1) Say “whatever.” 2) “Cock” my hip at her. 3) Roll my eyes. I never understood why these seemingly meaningless actions caused […]

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“Who’s your role model? Wait…who?”

May 7, 2014 0 Comments

“Who’s your role model?” That’s the question I asked a group of junior-high students. The response? Let’s just say I heard a bunch of “reality TV stars.” I have often been told that my facial expressions say it all. So I can only imagine what my face looked like at that very moment. I remember […]

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Nope…I’m not skinny and I don’t want to be.

May 5, 2014 2 Comments

“You’re not as skinny in person as I thought you’d be.” Ahh yes. I’ve gotten that comment before. Along with the other classics, “You’re much shorter in person…you’re prettier in person…(and my fave) hmmm…you look different in person.” I always wonder what “different” means. It may surprise people, but I don’t lose sleep over comments […]

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