books, Dane, Husband, travel

Hitchhiker’s Guide to… not losing your freaking mind

The thing about ridiculously long road trips - which I suppose are not really all that ridiculous, but increasingly feel ridiculous as the trip wears on - is that the driver inevitably needs something to divert her attention just enough as to not cause insanity to set in while at the same time not so… Continue reading Hitchhiker’s Guide to… not losing your freaking mind

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Best Friends, Dane, Uncategorized

“We are the Loudest Tooth Fairy”

I have gleaned permission from Dane to share with you a text conversation we had around midnight last night. I thought perhaps you guys would find it as amusing as I did. I'm tempted to just post screenshots with his real name blotted out... but that smacks of cheating on a writing blog... LOL Though… Continue reading “We are the Loudest Tooth Fairy”

Best Friends, Dane, Justin, Maja, memories, nostalgia, Uncategorized, youth

The Grand Scheme of Things

In a few weeks I turn 34. Logically I know that is not all that old.... But maybe it's Karma because I called Justin "old" when he turned 34 yesterday - same as Dane when he turned 34 in October. But now... Siiiiggghhh... I'm starting to feel old myself. Really, it's not so much a… Continue reading The Grand Scheme of Things

Best Friends, Best of, Dane, David, Maja, relationships, svea, Uncategorized

Well, Hello Sailor

The problem with asking your best friends for ideas for your blog is that they will invariably bring up that they still laugh when you write BJJ - for it's resemblance to the acronym "BJ" - and then suggest that that you write something vulgar. Well, that's my best friends for you anyway. So, no,… Continue reading Well, Hello Sailor

Andre, Best Friends, Dan, Dane, David, Husband, Justin, memoir, memories, nostalgia, relationships, Sven, teenage years, Uncategorized, Viktor, Wyatt

Taylor Swift Gets Me : Reprise

While we’re on the topic of Taylor Swift, I went back and perused my posts from February 2015 – when I started this blog – and came across one of the first posts I had written that was also a I-have-a-girl-crush-on-Taylor kind of post. What I had done is compiled and mashed up several of… Continue reading Taylor Swift Gets Me : Reprise

Adventures in Dating, Best Friends, Dane, relationships, Uncategorized

Seriously. Stop it.

I have a pet peeve... not so much a pet peeve I suppose; more something that initially annoys me and then makes me feel sorry for people - in the end not affecting my personal feelings terribly much. But as I write about relationships sometimes - and have so far become that person for several… Continue reading Seriously. Stop it.

Best Friends, Dane, Excerise, Uncategorized

Hanging with the boys

Ha. Coach read my last post and made a comment to me about having made the right decision to have a woman take over running the female-only class – because he can’t /doesn’t want to be involved with girl talk. LOL I told him if he needs to cover the class another time I promised… Continue reading Hanging with the boys

Best Friends, Dane, Jimmy, relationships, Timmy, Uncategorized

The dude wasn’t friends with Females

In real life, when I tell my stories, I am never sure if I should use people's real names... as is natural... or their pseudonyms from the blog/books. I'm not always sure who has really followed the stories as a whole and would get confused by the use of real names or who haven't read… Continue reading The dude wasn’t friends with Females

Best Friends, Dane, Excerise, Uncategorized

MMA and Dane

Oh God. After MMA class last night I feel like I should totally have Justin’s aforementioned muscles by now (See “Well Fit” if you don’t know what I’m referring to…) The instructor… my goodness… Nice guy, but he’s definitely tougher than me! I got to a point where I almost threw up… But I didn’t…… Continue reading MMA and Dane

Best Friends, Dane, Maja, memories, svea, Uncategorized

A really small gang

I mentioned Dane in passing during a conversation last night. I was discussing about what an ass I can be to my friends – in love… I’m an ass that acts out out of love… Haha. If I flick my middle finger at you, or call you dumb or any other derogatory term to your… Continue reading A really small gang

Best Friends, Dane, David, memories, relationships, Uncategorized

Followup: If I didn’t know better

My post about Dane yesterday reminded me of a conversation we had a few years ago. I think I may have mentioned it in my first book, but I've checked in my blog history and it doesn't appear to have been mentioned here... So I figure I might as well tell you all about it.… Continue reading Followup: If I didn’t know better

Best Friends, Dane, memories, nostalgia, Uncategorized

If I didn’t know better

This Easter I started thinking about Tennessee and getting nostalgic; I think mostly because of the connection to my old church and this gave me the strongest feelings regarding this particular event on the religious calendar. So what did I do? I started re-watching Nashville of course. My husband scoffs because the "accents don't sound… Continue reading If I didn’t know better

Best Friends, Dane, Justin, memories, relationships, Uncategorized

Friends are the family we choose

Of course I told Justin that the girls thought he was hot. What else was there for me to do in such a situation? He was concerned it wasn't his "best showing" as he tends to put "goofy pics on facebook." "Ah no, I tried to select good pics of you guys ...The one where… Continue reading Friends are the family we choose

Adventures in Dating, Best Friends, Dan, Dane, David, Husband, Maja, relationships, svea, Uncategorized

Movie of our life

So, over the weekend I found out some information about my life, my family, etc that was a bit of a shock if I'm honest. Of course my first instinct was "OH MY GOD - I HAVE TO WRITE THIS ON MY BLOG." But of course, I knew I'd have to restrain myself from that.… Continue reading Movie of our life

Best Friends, Dane

In case of need

I had made a conscious choice not to wear a particular chain around my neck since I declared my agnosticism for once and for all. It's a chain that holds a clutter of amulets... a small colorful cross I've had since I was a young teen, a guardian angel, my class ring, a Mother Mary… Continue reading In case of need

Best Friends, Dane

I promise…

I got to speak to Dane for an hour and a half a couple of mornings ago. It was really good... I could tell him about what happened the other night. He didn't really have much he could say, but he could listen and sympathize. That's what BFFs are for anyway. I also finally garnered… Continue reading I promise…

Best Friends, Dane, depression, Leroy

Writing fiction, bionic hands, and disppointing my best friend :/

Leroy had his surgery on Wednesday to get metal plates put into his hand. Spent some time visiting him afterwards, and then got to actually meet his girlfriend. She seems nice and I can see why he likes her... I just hope he/they can work through their issues from now on and not let it… Continue reading Writing fiction, bionic hands, and disppointing my best friend :/

Best Friends, Dane, David, memories

On The Roof Again

Sometimes I feel like annoying Svea... and this post may be slightly designed for that purpose 😉 Mostly because my current re-obsession is Eve 6 and she disagrees with my taste in this particular area. (Max Collins... Mmmmm...) Anyway, I recently ordered the newest Eve 6 album (Speak in Code, 2012) so I went back… Continue reading On The Roof Again

Dane, David, relationships

Toxic Friendships

I wrote up a nice long blog post about Maja – because initially during a conversation we had a few weeks ago about growing up without her mother, she said “Put it in your blog!” But once I wrote it I knew it would be a tad too personal and a few people she knows… Continue reading Toxic Friendships

Best Friends, Dane, memories

Dane Memory #4 – In the recesses of Dane’s mind

Before the fight: I used to help Dane throw his parties and BBQs, mainly I would come slightly early, help him organize the food; primarily the sides as he handled the meat and liquor. Most often, after the parties dissipated, I would stay behind and either help him clean up and/or watch a movie, just… Continue reading Dane Memory #4 – In the recesses of Dane’s mind