Every Breath You Take

Another Writing Wednesday to take your mind off the real world, hooray! Today we're talking semicolons, but please don't run away. They may seem fancy and unnecessary, but you'd be surprised how often they apply. Just think of them as super commas.  To avoid any unnecessary confusion, we'll stick to the two most common uses. [...]

Smile Like You Mean It

I despise the idea of anything nonfat. I buy cheap shampoo. More often than not, I forget to apply lotion. And while we're on the subject of legs, bear in mind I did attend an all-girls high school, and anything you've heard about those shaving habits is probably true. Long story short, when it comes to beautifying, [...]

Everybody Hurts

Let's get one thing straight. All you young bloods having a good time 3-4 nights a week and still managing to function the next day, please know this: Adult hangovers are no joke. When you're 21, 22, 23 years old, you always hear people in their late 20s and early 30s mention how they just [...]

Dog Days Are Over

Please don't let the title of this post alarm you. Charlie and Maggie aren't going anywhere. But in writing about them, my options for a title were either this or the oh-so predictable tune from Baha Men, and I'm just not feeling that today. Real quick while we're on the topic: I don't agree with dog days [...]

You’re Beautiful

  I might be in love with my planner. I dunno. You tell me. Is it love if I can't go a single day without at least glancing inside? And the idea of not knowing its whereabouts sends a chill down my spine? Is it love if I drop whatever I'm doing just to pick up a pen [...]

All by Myself

Drew travels a lot for work, especially in the winter. Come November, he has about 3-4 trips a month until the end of March. So I'm back to living the bachelorette life. Not in a social sense (though I am making a conscious effort to avoid the couch) but in a fend-for-myself sense... and I [...]

I’m Lost Without You

We all knew this day would come – we've been dreading it for the past five months. And it's not like this is the first time we've been subjected to such a crushing blow, nor will it be the last, but that doesn't make the reality any easier. This is our first college football-free weekend since early August. [...]

Bad Day

This part is only half the battle. The part where I very carefully articulate my feelings toward a relatively sensitive subject so as not to offend the powers that be for fear of all my hard work ending up lost somewhere in cyberspace. It's happened before – more than once. Causing meltdowns now acting as [...]

Don’t Hurt Yourself

Buckle up, friends. This Writing Wednesday is fueled by years of frustration over the misuse of one very simple word: MYSELF By definition, myself is used when the speaker is the object of a verb or preposition and the subject of that clause. BUT, that's a lot of grammar jargon, so look at it this way: The [...]