Category Archives: Creative Writing

lantern son

Me: But you’re the light of my life!

Nic: maybe you need to find more lanterns.


And I’m losing him, in my needing.

And I’ve lost him in my antiquated metaphors.

and I love him beyond the lanterns.


Random #2


Don’t write.

Right it

Right now!

Gone was Christmas, as was Eve.

Gone was Boxing Day.

Gone was feeling guilty for a State away.

Now a country is between us

And loss is imminent

for what we had before us, I feel so ignorant.

I took for granted all those years of being close to you.

When I had so many chances to be closer and to DO.

To show, to share, to just hang out.  To call and just say ‘hi’

but glad I said ‘bye for now’ and never just ‘good bye’.

I’m rhyming and it drives me nuts – I hate that this you know,

but I’d do anything for you, I’ve hit my all time low.



Me and my curls that I straighten
The words that I don’t
The life that I live
Without living

Me and my car that I drive
And don’t wash
The tires that crunch each morning

Me and the road that we live on
The neighbor’s who yell

Me who is sure she’s going to hell.

Me and my kid
Who I love more than life
And who taught me I’m able to care
For more than my hair
My car
My home
My life

Fun with a new app

So I don’t have Photoshop at work – and do ALL of our fliers and art – even designed the logo.

Found something today that had transparent images.

So yeah – had some fun with it.

My honey is into short hair – and I am SO not.  But, when I IM’d im te photo of me with short hair – he said “You’re not fooling anyone.”

So I sent him the goatee thinking maybe that would do it?


Then I got creative.



Snake totally photo bombed me and my son’s girlfriend 😉

As for the hot tub – how dare they!


On a realistic note – I’m still stressing.

Trying to live in the moment and be concious of  days and weeks and months to come – and wondering if we’re even going to get married 5 months from now.

I laugh – I cry (a lot lately) – I stay grateful – but times are tough.

I would be lying if I said things are happening the way I thought they would.

But ‘things’ are happening – and they are good things.

Have to buckle down and MAKE shite happen!

After all, if a pig can be in a hot tub, I can make a wedding happen …. no?

Meat Mongers & Star Wars

I’ll begin with how the meat thing came up in an ironic way …  2 owners of the company I manage are very healthy eaters.

I, however, proclaimed out loud today that if they DID come up with meat grown from a petri dish, I’d be game.  Hell yeah!  Nothing creepier there than we already eat, PLUS, one less animal killed.


So it was odd that one of those ‘meat in a van’ people dropped by.  No, not Schwans.  You know the van … or truck …  “I have one more packet of steak to sell, you can have it for five bucks!”




Only, he walks in and:

Me: May I help you?

Him: I just came in to enjoy your air conditioning

Me: *slight laugh*

Him: Actually, You like meats?

Me: *stifling comments*

Because YES, not only do I like ‘meats’ but I’ve been craving a freaking burger ALL week.  The whole office knows this.

They know this because if someone is leaving and another person asks “Where are you going?” I chime in with “To get Amanda a burger?”

I’m subtle. Very subtle. *stifling laugh again*

I was actually was willing to spill out cash yesterday and treat myself and my honey to a burger – however, when I arrived home, he was outside.

In his underwear.

Me: What are you doing? (remember, it’s HOT here)

Him: I got locked out.  I’ve been out here 2 1/2 hours

Me: Why didn’t you go to the neighbors???

Him: I didn’t know your number


He was NOT locked out in his undies, he removed his shorts for ‘an all over tan’ and was VERY disappointed that my English arm was tanner than his Indian blooded skin was above the thigh this morning after such outdoor suffering.


Me: (after we were inside and he started a movie) I really wanted to get a hamburger.

Him: I was just outside in the sun for 2 1/2 hours … not really interested in hamburgers.

So we ate Hummis.

Back to the meat.

Meat Guy: I’ve got rib eyes for 3-4 bucks!

And now I’m thinking, YES!  I can buy a couple of steaks for the weekend.  Because, have you SEEN the price of ‘cow’ these days???

My body craves the red!

My bank account says … Nope.

It only said “nope!” after I invited ‘it’ in with its wares.

Turns out I couldn’t buy just a ‘couple of steaks’ – it was a package deal.

And don’t you know, that for the low, low price of $179 I could get (and I’m remembering badly here) THE WHOLE BOX OF MEAT! Not just ONE box of ONE kind of meat – but THE WHOLE SHEBANG!


I don’t even buy hamburger meat anymore because it’s like SIX FUCKING DOLLARS for a teeny tiny packet of hamburger. 😦

I had to say no to my discount from $479 to $179 –

Here is my post to my honey:


Yeah, I pouted.

After this – my inbox was empty. I had almost completed a complex project I have been working on and I was done ‘braining’.

4:30.  The room is empty.

I decide to see if there are any new Star Wars trailers.

Groovy thing about being Operations Manager.  As long as my work is done, and it always is, checking a few things out online is ok.

Watched this:

I literally cringed when Anthony Daniels called himself CP30!  CP30???  What happened??  Nerves?

So I’m still watching this and in comes one of the owners.

Her: Do you have time to order a home warranty?
Me: No, clearly I’m far too busy watching this Star Wars thing, on YouTube, on Company time.

(Of course I ordered the warranty.  But that’s the rapport we have in the office and I love it.)


Did end up having my son make a McDonalds run last night and ended up getting a cheeseburger happy meal.  It didn’t hit the spot though –

sad meal


I’m still up for some petri dish meat.

As for the carnivore carnies, if they come back – and if I have the cash, I think I’ll skip it.  Check out these Yelp reviews.  Pretty entertaining.