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Date archive for: March 2016

Food Porn – It’s A Real Thing

Posted in 1FineChik

“…Ode To Cheese, Beja and Feta, In all types of weather. Ode To Cheese, For those on a diet, or trying to get fatter. Ode To Cheese, with crackers and wine, with grapes can flatter. Ode To Cheese, when you’re sad and happy, Cheese just fits ….” Life Poem Cheese is my Food Porn . . . What’s yours? As I write this, I specifically recall a distant memory of sitting in my high school health class in 1984. I can still visualize the Ferris Bueller institutionalized classroom setting where I resided in the assigned birch colored all-in-one desk (in…

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Bad beginnings…worse endings…

Posted in Chika12

I think that all of my English teacher buddies have had multiple experiences with amusing analogies and metaphors that have been found in their students’ essays over the years. You could probably add to the list with some of your own memorable examples. A friend of mine recently sent me some of these and I wondered what the endings would be to these “bad beginnings”… His thoughts tumbled in his head, making and breaking alliances like underpants in a dryer without Clinig Free. . static noise obliterated any semblance of logical thought like the sensation of rubbing dry hands across…

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Leave Well-Enough Alone

Posted in chikntender9

Leave Well-Enough Alone “Are you kidding me?” my younger sister yelled after checking out the silver dollar-sized burn to my chin.  I raced to the guest bathroom, flipping on the light switch and praying that the damage to my skin in no way paralleled my sister’s outburst.   Staring back at me was I sight I will never forget.  The burn on my chin, red as a raging mad man, was the result of a beautification technique.  What was to be an hour of pampering my face – which included steaming and a facial with a massage – became nothing short…

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For The Time Being

Posted in C7

Go. Go. Go. Do. Do. Do. Rush. Rush. Rush. I feel like my mind is always going and that I’m always trying to accomplish something. Whether it’s something at work, a clean house, a stocked fridge ….every day, it’s something new to check off the list. But lately, my heart has been hurting because my rushing around has caused me to miss out on something that I’ll never get back, and that’s quality time with those I love. My son will be grown before I know it, and I didn’t snuggle with him because I had to get down stairs…

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“O” to Music…

Posted in Chic#5

This is my life… Do you ever notice when attending a sporting event, or even watching one on TV for that matter, music is always a key component.  In-between periods, during a referee pow-wow, commercial breaks, when the team sprints onto the field at the beginning of a game, or when a baseball player approaches the plate to swing the bat, the music is playing and the wave of energy among players and spectators is reverberating throughout the stadium.  Why?  Why is music such an integral part of the sporting world….probably an easy answer…to get everyone PUMPED up, adrenalin flowing,…

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Posted in 4ChickaChickaBoom

Okay, I have to admit when I have done a terrible job at something. Lately it has been the role of wife, daughter, and even “Momma” to my fur-babies. I have caught myself looking with disgust at my husband when he walks in the room, avoiding personal contact with my live-in father – who seems is doing the same thing to me (could it be a family trait?!?) – and telling my dogs at night when I return home, “No – Go Lay Down, Momma is tired.” Turn that frown upside down….Not so easy. I’ve fallen into that slump….the little…

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Saying Goodbye Your Way

Posted in #3chickstothewind

DNR- Do Not Resuscitate DNAR- Do Not Attempt Resuscitation AND- Allow Natural Death Here are some acronyms that are important to write down, memorize and research. The meanings can vary from person to person and the meaning of “avoid extraordinary means to prolong life” can waiver when the time comes for you, if you don’t have your wishes down. Death can come quickly in a traumatic accident, acute medical condition (aneurysm or massive heart attack). An illness or condition that slowly takes over the body (MS or Alzheimer) or the one day that we take our last breath after decades…

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Of Meatballs and Oscars

Posted in La Segunda Chica

I was reading in the sun on Saturday afternoon and when I walked into the house to grab a…beverage…my husband was watching the last part of Finding Forrester.   As much as I wanted to return to the sun and my book and my beer, the fact that my favorite scene was on, where Jamal calls out his English teacher in front of the class, I was obliged to sit on the couch and watch the remaining  20 or so minutes. As I was paying partial attention to the Academy Awards the following night, “And the best actoracterssdocumentaryspecialeffects goes to…” it…

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Just A Chick

Posted in justachik1

Recently, I was harshly reminded I am, in fact, just a chick. It’s one thing to call myself that yet secretly hope – even believe – I’m more. That I’m not just one in six billion. It’s quite another to be forced to accept I am one of many. An interchangeable part. Replaceable. There is nothing I do that can’t be done by a dozen others. Afterall, I’m just a chick. There are more where I come from. And that hurts – both my heart and my ego. I am still painfully and deliberately chewing this morsel in hopes of swallowing…

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