The friendship anti-climax

Now I’m really confused… Why would you delete and block someone on Facebook and then add them on LinkedIn? LOL Are you having withdrawals, my dear? Can’t live without me? Want to know what I’m up to?? Well, the feeling is NOT mutual! Fuck. Directly. Off. Perhaps it was just an unfortunate online-stalking slip of…

Say the things.

I have this terrible habit of not saying what I want or need to say to people before it’s too late. I never used to be this way, I used to make a point of telling people what they meant to me and how much I loved them. The year that I turned 13 I lost…

OK to be OK

Today was a hard day for a lot of people in my world. Another young life lost to the vicious and indiscriminate bastard that is cancer. I don’t know the two local young ladies whose lives have been recently cut so brutally short, but I am witnessing the impact that their loss is having on the people and…

I Lived!

Well, it’s now 3am so the day is technically over, but it’s only now that I am beginning to process all that was. Performing with Soul Song Choir is something with which nothing can compare. The annual Soul Song Celebration is now the event that I plan my whole year around. I LOVE IT! It’s…

Care Factor

I have a slight case of OCD. It’s a diagnosis that I had never even contemplated before I received it. Remember Jack Nicholson in “As Good As It Gets”? Remember how he had to lock the doors multiple times, couldn’t step on cracks or lines and was a full-on germaphobe?? That’s the image I get when I…

Bird Brain

This morning I was woken up at the butt crack of dawn by an obnoxious little bird squawking at the balcony door. Normally I sleep in temperature controlled, air-conditioned comfort, but after some afternoon storms yesterday it was decidedly cooler than usual so I opened up the French doors that lead from the bedroom out to the balcony and cranked the ceiling fan…

Dear Grandma…

Dear Grandma, I’m sorry. I’m sorry that I haven’t called you since Christmas. I’m sorry I didn’t visit more. I’m sorry that I allowed a fight with my cousin to taint my relationship with you. I’m sorry that you felt stuck in the middle. I’m sorry that I didn’t take your age and deteriorating health…

Writer or Wronger?

I tend to get a little stumped these days when questioned about my occupation. It seems that answering “Trophy Wife” is not actually as hilarious as I thought it was. The truth is, right now, I am just trying to be me. Figuring out who that is and what I will do, y’know – for money…

Generation Whyyyyyyyy?!?!?

GENERATION WHYYYYYY?!?!? While out on the town on a recent girls’ night, I met this gorgeous little 18 year old and ended up sitting at the same table as her, having shouted conversations across the table while my friend pashed on with her older brother. I didn’t hear most of what she said so there…

Pressure OK? Part 2 – Dear Newbie

This evenings’ activities ended, as many do, with a quick trip in to the night markets for a massage. For fifteen bucks it just seems wrong to not have one if I’m in the city at night. Towards end of my compulsory foot soak, Roy – who I know to be in possession of the…

Cinderfuckingella

A friend and I took our girls to see the new Cinderella movie recently. Big mistake. It marked the official end of my childhood. Watching my favourite childhood fairytale through 35 year old eyes was a disturbing experience, not unlike when Sheldon Cooper found out that Indiana Jones’ presence in the film made no difference…

When I grow up…..

“When I grow up I want to be… (insert job title here)”. We’ve all heard it and we’ve all said it. I’m 35, and I’m still saying it. Even my 13 year old has a more focused career projection than I do. The problem for me is that I can do lots of things. Not…