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I am.

I am from 70s Suburbia and swimming pools.

I am from tinkly drinks on the rocks and smoke-filled parental cocktail parties.

I am from a green station wagon named Lucy and the soothing sound of her wipers against torrential rains.

I am from all-day kickball with the boys and cardboard sliding in the hills.

I am from fake vomit and whoopie cushions and other covet-worthy items advertised in the back of comics.

I am from skateboards and scabs on the knees.

I am from thick morning fog and Santas in surf shorts.

I am from miles of walking. Years of searching.

I am from treeforts and buckeyes and drinking from the garden hose.

I am from gawkiness and glasses and adolescent angst.

I am from change and reinvention.

I am from bonfires and bears. From bartenders and beer.

I am from artists.

I am from haunted houses. From haunted lives.

I am from great love. And great loss.

I am from strength and resilience, and ultimately blind faith.

I am from never give up.


This is my very first contribution to San Diego Momma’s PROMPTuesday. She’s such an amazing writer, that, truthfully (and she knows this) I’ve been a bit intimidated to participate until now.

This week’s rules, in her words, are as follows: This week, tell us who you are, what makes you, where you’re from. Share your memory fragments, those visions in your head, those figments that make you, you. What bits and pieces formed your whole? Are you whole?

Thanks SDM.


Filed under A Little Piece of My Heart

You Had Me At …

Matter of Fact Mommy tagged me with a meme last week — one she made up, and I love it. In her own words:

The title of this meme is “You Had Me At…”

Here’s the deal…

I want to hear which specific post got you hooked on the blogs that you read regularly. You only have to choose 5 blogs. This way, you won’t feel bad for leaving anyone out. And it can be 5 RANDOM blogs. You don’t have to claim these 5 blogs as your 5 FAVORITE blogs …

So, in no particular order, here are five RANDOM blogs I read and love, and the posts that hooked me.


The Overdose begins with these words:

I overdosed on prescription medication when I was 7 months pregnant. On purpose. I didn’t want to be pregnant anymore.

This post is one of the most brutally honest I’ve ever read. I liked her before I read it. I had nothing but complete and total admiration for her after I read it.


Oh, what can I say about my kindred spirit? I adore her. She’s become a treasured friend (to steal her words) in Bloggywood. It’s hard to come up with just one post that hooked me. They’re ALL so good. Really, what comes to mind isn’t a post at all — it’s her bio. I’ll leave you with that and let you discover all her wonderful entries on your own.


PJM’s a candid chick. I LOVE it. Plus, she’s so easy to read. Because, I admit it. I’m a lazy blog reader. I’m a bullet point kind of gal. Unless it’s a blogger I absolutely love, (and sometimes THAT doesn’t even matter) I see a looong post, and I run. No matter how good. (Because honestly, I’m usually at work, and should be, um, working.) PJM’s posts are Attention Span Approved. She doesn’t dawdle. She’s to the point and she CRACKS ME UP. Poontang: It’s What’s For Dinner. Need I say more?


I had been reading Mommy’s Martini for a few months before I read The Most Difficult Decision You Never Made. It was one of those rare, thought-provoking posts I couldn’t get out of my head. It was disturbing and heart-breaking, and left a mark. I think of her as my “Thinking Mom’s Blogger.”


And last but certainly not least, the instigator of this little meme. San Diego Momma introduced me to MOFM, and I ABSOLUTELY remember the post that had me at hello. I read 7 Random … Confessions and was laughing within seconds. Anyone who confesses to eating a booger and sleeping around is all right with me.

MOFM doesn’t mince words. She has a mouth like a sailor. She vents about family members, but so obviously loves them. Underneath it all, I know she’s just a big softie. Did I mention she’s damn funny?

So there you go. There are so many more blogs I adore (you know who you are, Doogs!), and the list just seems to keep growing. My blogroll is in serious need of updating …

This was fun. Let’s do it again sometime, kay?


Filed under Bits and Pieces