Two years ago my daughter’s high school graduation was looming, and I was panicking. My hairdresser had inadvertently given my hair a Kardashian ombre look, I couldn’t find a new dress that was the perfect blend of “this is an important enough event for me to actually wear a dress” and “but it doesn’t look […]

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  • Nikki Etheridge Merritt - My daughter is just starting high school this fall, and now you’ve got me in tears already!ReplyCancel

Hello, friends! Last week I gave you a glimpse into the surreal and slightly out-of-body experience I had being in Stars Hollow and in Central Perk and promised to share another awesome—yet much more embarrassing and horrifying—moment from our time in Hollywood. I also promised to show you a photo we took with an actual American Idol winner, thanks to […]

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  • Lisa - This is hilarious, because I actually saw this live! I have a 3.5yr old and Never, ever watch daytime t.v. It’s been solidly cartoons at this house for a long time. I spend too much time reading mommy blogs 😉 Somehow I had a moment the other day and watched this show for the first time and only for Ross, cause I have no idea about the AI kid. Anyway, I saw you take the pic of the AI kid!! I just thought they were filming in NYC and you were a super excited fan. I watched the interview with Joey too but did not notice you again (check my google searches for that time and date and it would say: what happened to Joey Lawrence, Matthew Lawrence, Andy Lawrence?) That is a lot of rambling, sorry! Love your blog and glad you had some great vacations!ReplyCancel

    • Michelle - SHUT. UP. ARE YOU KIDDING ME?? That is hilarious and so bizarre!!! Somehow I feel even MORE famous. (Or infamous?!?) And as for being a “super excited fan”? Um, yeah. 😛 I cannot tell you how hysterical my daughter and I were when we finally got to see it (we weren’t near a TV when it aired in CA so we had to wait for the YouTube clip to be posted later that night). I could not breathe and the tears were coursing down my face. Thank you for letting me know…and thank you so much for reading!! :)ReplyCancel

  • Snarkfest - You’ve given me a huge smile on this dreary day. Thanks for never taking yourself seriously and providing us with laughter, Michelle. I love this. And I watched the video twice because I loved it so much!ReplyCancel

    • Michelle - Always happy to entertain with my dorkiness. Glad you enjoyed the video. I hadn’t watched it since that day and when I was watching it to take those screenshots yesterday I was howling. It will never not be funny to me. #facepalm xoxoReplyCancel

  • Melinda Tillotson - This is hysterical. Ohmygoodness, I laughed so hard. (all by myself in the basement where the computer is…) Thanks for the laugh!!!!!ReplyCancel

Last week was my birthday. For those (16) of you who’ve been hanging around here since the beginning, you’ve helped me through the last four of them. Sure, maybe we haven’t been together in person, but since I started this blog it’s been a form of therapy for me, and when you pass a *cough* […]

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  • Peggy Fox Weaver - As always … great perspective, Michelle! I would rather be 47 than 27 again … that was exhausting with the baby, the career climbing and giving a shit about a lot more things than I do now!ReplyCancel

  • Bev Bell Draughon - Happy Happy Birthday. FYI 65 still feels like 13 so you have hope there. Love ya.ReplyCancel

  • Snarkfest - I can never remember how old I am these days. Thank GOD I have two wonderful kids who never mind reminding me that yes, mom, you’re 48. Thanks, kids.

    Hope #47 was fantastic!ReplyCancel

You guys, I’m emotionally exhausted. This past week brought unseasonably warm temps to Minneapolis, which resulted in just about everyone losing their effing minds. Seriously, that was pretty much the reaction of all of us here when we heard it was going to hit 70° in March. And it did, and then it stayed warm. For […]

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For the third time in as many years, there’s a new housing development being built right outside my neighborhood. I live in the sticks, so there’s plenty of land. I hate to see the decimation of the lovely farmlands. I cringe as I watch the hundreds of trees turn to mulch as they feed them […]

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  • Snarkfest - I feel where you’re coming from. The thought of downsizing has occurred to me as well with one out the door and one a HS Sophomore. And my house was builders grade white walls all over the place. When my friends ambushed my house and did a drive-by painting of the entire downstairs, suddenly everything old was new again and I found myself buying new curtains.

    Now if I could just convince my friends to sort through all the crap we’ve accumulated so that I don’t have to, life would be grand.ReplyCancel

It’s March 2nd and I’m sitting here at my desk typing away, yet don’t really have anything to say and have absolutely no idea what words will next appear on the screen. It’s ironic, because four years ago I was doing the exact same thing. Four years ago today I spontaneously wrote this post without any idea of […]

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  • Snarkfest - You keep writing, I’ll keep reading. Capiche? Good.
    Happy Anniversary, my friend.ReplyCancel

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