Category Archives: 80’s/90’s Nostalgia

My Jo March Moment

So, a few weeks ago I received in the mail a thick, beautiful package.  It was hefty and I have to tell you, I’d been waiting years and years for that package. Some background: In seventh grade, I heard that … Continue reading

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My Terrible High School Job

Throughout most of high school, I worked in a supermarket as a cashier.  That was actually a pretty terrific time because I worked with a bunch of cool people and we had some good times.  Lots of hanging out after … Continue reading

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Not So Rebellious Rebels Without A Cause

This is not an endorsement for smoking . . .it just has a lot of smoking in it. In high school, my friends and I used to hang out in downtown Orlando on weekend nights because there just wasn’t much … Continue reading

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Long Live Ms. X-that Miserable Ol’ Bat!

The year I won a district wide creative writing contest in the fourth grade was awesome.  I truly thought I was the shit because it was open to 4-6 graders and there was an official phone call home and an … Continue reading

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My Wonder Years/Stand By Me Moments

Yesterday, I observed my dad and sister whispering back and forth to each other.  I also noticed how they suddenly stopped, the way people do when they’re talking about you, whenever I got close. I knew something was up but … Continue reading

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The Barometer

I grew up in a blue collar neighborhood.  My dad left super early in the morning, drove a truck all day, and made his way back from the city to the suburbs of Long Island well into late evening.  He … Continue reading

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MIXED CEREAL

The other day, my kids requested Frosted Flakes with Cookie Crisp and Cinnamon Toast Crunch.  This is a bad idea on so many levels.  First, can we say SUGAR?  And SUMMER VACATION=HOME ALL DAY WITH ME?  And uh, SUGAR?!  Not … Continue reading

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