Category: Laughs

Happy Independence Day!

Happy 4th of July, friends! I hope you’re all spending the day with your loved ones, exercising those freedoms that only America offers! If you’ve been with me for a while, you probably know how I spend my 4th of July — hanging out in my hometown, which is...

Getting there is half the fun

It was finally here, the day I’d been anticipating since December 6, when I swallowed my fears and doubts and registered for the Erma Bombeck Writers Workshop. I would be heading to Dayton, Ohio, where Erma lived and taught at Dayton University, to run elbows with the Bombeck family...

How to make a perfect May Basket

Mayday! Mayday! Okay, really, this year I actually anticipated May Day. I knew that April was nearing an end. I remembered that May came next (I’m smart like that). I  wrote on my To-Do list: Buy stuff for May baskets. I had even planned to troll Pinterest to see...

The humility in a crappy dog

As I begin typing the phrase, “Has this ever happened to you?” I realize that it is probably a moot question. Either you don’t live in a disgusting house like I do, or you’re too smart to admit it publicly. That’s cool. I respect that. But as I am...

The Easter Farm Cat Miracle

When you grow up on a farm, you learn the hard truths about life and death at an early age. And when you have rampant inbreeding going on in your farm cat population, death (not to mention mental disabilities and never-before-seen genetic mutations) becomes a guest that drops by...

Valentine’s Day Before and After Kids

Valentine’s Day Before Kids: You and your love muffin meet for drinks after work. You  play footsie under the table for a bit, then head to your favorite restaurant. (Of course, you made the reservations weeks ahead of time to ensure a table.) After ordering, you gaze into each...

What I have in common with cruise ships

So, you heard about the cruise ships that had to dock over the weekend to “decontaminate” after being hit by a norovirus outbreak? Well, here on the S.S. Boogers & Burps last week we were docked for the same reason. Oh, yes. Good times were had by all. Especially...

The Christmas Appendix

When I awoke four days before Christmas, visions of wrapping paper and baking projects were dancing in my head not, contrary to how my day would turn out, non-essential internal organs. In fact, it wasn’t until after supper that evening that I even gave the appendix a fleeting thought....