books, memoir, memories, Uncategorized

I Will Not Live In Vain

Ah, here we go again. I've put this aside for too long as I've worked on other projects, but I think I am now ready to pick up my original book ("I Will Not Live in Vain") and finish the 2nd edition that I started working on well over a year ago... Two years ago?… Continue reading I Will Not Live In Vain

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Obligatory New Year’s Post

Oh geez, it's past 11 PM on New Year's day and I still haven't written my obligatory New Year's post... How are you all supposed to know what my resolutions are, or how great or terrible 2017 was, or what my sights for 2018 are if I don't write a blog post about it?! First… Continue reading Obligatory New Year’s Post

Fiction, Uncategorized

Rhyan’s Rainbow

One of my most amazing professors at Uni - Beth Beverly - had her middle child Rhyan born with a Congenital Heart Defect. Not only did Beth inspire me to continue to pursue the sciences (she was my Anatomy and Physiology 1, Anatomy and Physiology 2, and my Medical Microbiology Professor) she even gave me… Continue reading Rhyan’s Rainbow

memories, nostalgia, Uncategorized

Musty old books

I talked my husband into taking me to the used book stores today - much to his chagrin. I waxed nostalgic a little bit when I saw the stacks of Babysitter's Club and Sweet Valley High... and Sweet Valley Twins... I also saw several copies of Ayn Rand's Anthem - D'oh! How did I forget… Continue reading Musty old books

nostalgia, Uncategorized

Books to read; books to inspire

  I don't know if I can point to many particular authors to narrow down the list as opposed to listing actual book titles. I also don't know if I can say that any particular book or author specifically inspired me to write like Mr Bailey was able to do, so I am going to… Continue reading Books to read; books to inspire

Best Friends, Maja, Uncategorized

Touché, Bitch

Maja called me the devil the other day. I wasn't even being particularly naughty this time... Okay, well... Maybe I was... to a degree. I was telling her about a guy that has quickly become my new crush. She stated that she used to believe that she was the one in our group that was… Continue reading Touché, Bitch

Sansa Stark, Uncategorized

As Betty would say: “My People Are Nordic.”

The thing about the new Facebook trend of posting pictures of three characters that represent you is that how the fuck can I choose? This is actually one FB trend that interests me and I might actually care to join in on... I rarely do the trending things on my FB... I have a 'not gonna… Continue reading As Betty would say: “My People Are Nordic.”

Adventures in Dating, teenage years, Uncategorized, youth

Dear Mr Harris

Earlier this week I wrote about a trigger I had when I came across someone that mentioned Joshua Harris' 1997 book "I Kissed Dating Goodbye." Today I got a comment from Kristen over at The Ungodly Woman who let me know that Mr Harris has started apologizing to people for the negative effects of his… Continue reading Dear Mr Harris

Adventures in Dating, memoir, memories, relationships, teenage years, Uncategorized, youth

Fuck it, I dated

Who remembers that book "I Kissed Dating Goodbye" by Josh Harris? Ah, that's right... now I can tell which of you grew up in the evangelical youth culture. I just read a blog that mentioned that book, and man it took me back... It took me back to the evangelical days of my youth in which… Continue reading Fuck it, I dated

Maja, Uncategorized

Pippi o Bamse; Teaching my Children Swedish

Ok, it's time to get serious. I have always said I would teach my children Swedish from a young age. At least passable elementary Swedish and then when they get older they would hopefully decide to continue their studies in it. I have not taken it very seriously - by that I mean I have… Continue reading Pippi o Bamse; Teaching my Children Swedish

Adventures in Dating, memoir, memories, nostalgia, relationships, Uncategorized, Wyatt, youth

First Kisses, what am I missing?

I feel like I'm missing out on something. I'm missing out on an important piece of nostalgia... I've tried to remember a few times, but it doesn't come to anything. A few days ago as I was driving my car, I had one of my youth girls in the passenger seat and she put in… Continue reading First Kisses, what am I missing?

Maja, memoir, memories, relationships, Uncategorized

I Don’t Know! I Was Pissed At You!

Maja is the only person I have actually threatened with a blog post, and actually followed through with it... I often say to my friends "Don't make me write a blog post about you!" or "This is SO going on my blog!" ...But usually, it's an empty threat; an attempt at humour, except when it… Continue reading I Don’t Know! I Was Pissed At You!

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Anywhoozle – a review of Amy Schumer’s book “The Girl With The Lower Back Tattoo”

Good Morning, Lovelies. I finished Amy Schumer’s book “The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo” last night, and Ariel Lynn has asked me to do an actual book review – so here we go!   Ms Schumer’s book is a collection of autobiographical essays that range from the expected humorous to challenging and at times… Continue reading Anywhoozle – a review of Amy Schumer’s book “The Girl With The Lower Back Tattoo”

Adventures in Dating, Andre, David, Husband, Jimmy, memoir, memories, relationship, relationships, Sven, teenage years, Viktor, Wyatt, youth

Dissociation and Flippancy

I just picked up Amy Schumer's book "The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo." I came across it yesterday at our local Kmart, I reached out and picked it up without a second thought. Not even considering the price as I would usually do. That's because I've long considered her my spirit animal - a… Continue reading Dissociation and Flippancy

memoir, Uncategorized

Sweet!

Just got a new review on Amazon - a 4 star this time - not too shabby 🙂 But the thing that stuck out to me is that the reviewer said  it was a library book... What?! SWEET! My book is in a library in Oklahoma City apparently 🙂 That's kinda cool. It's the little… Continue reading Sweet!

memories, relationships, Uncategorized

Becoming Stronger

Wow, you guise. I've been receiving some awesome feedback about the guest post I did ( "One Day" ) for Carla Louise's blog - both there, on my reblog, and in my private messages. It's an amazing feeling to have others connect with your writing; and from what one blogger commented today - to receive some credit for… Continue reading Becoming Stronger

Best Friends, Maja, memoir, memories, nostalgia, Uncategorized

Maja, älskling

I was certain I was going to take a break from blogging for a few days at least... Maybe a week... I've written quite a lot recently, and I don't want to burn out and write non-quality stuff... and to be honest, I'm not entirely pleased with my last post... meh. Could have been better.… Continue reading Maja, älskling

Best Friends, Dan, memoir, memories, relationships, Uncategorized, Wyatt

Airing my dirty laundry

Sometimes I forget that people might get taken aback when I am frank about my personal life. I've never worried much about "airing the family's dirty laundry" as my parents called it. I would get scolded once in awhile for saying things that were supposedly our family figurative undergarments; but even now it was never… Continue reading Airing my dirty laundry

depression, support, Uncategorized

St Patrick’s day, 2016

I've mentioned before my hatred for St Patrick's day and how I tend to get depressed this time of year, culminating on St Patrick's day. But this year feels different. First of all, I kept just... forgetting that's what today was. I also was in a pretty good mood - certainly didn't hurt my mood… Continue reading St Patrick’s day, 2016

Best Friends, memories, nostalgia, Uncategorized

Anneke and Adam

Anneke and Adam - two old friends I have written very little about, especially on this blog. Two friends from different times in my life. Adam was the name of the boy I mentioned to illicit the first strike from Wyatt when I was 14 or so. We remained pen pals even after I moved… Continue reading Anneke and Adam