Hello. Yes, it’s been a while.
Not much, how ’bout you?
Oh sorry, I haven’t been blogging much lately and that song just popped in my head.
Little known fact: I once sang I’d Really Love to See You Tonight in a middle school talent show. Which when I think about it is really strange because (1) it’s kind of a song about hooking up with an ex for a one-nighter (only not kind of) and (2) I really, really can’t sing.
By the way, if you recognize this song (and those hair/facial hair styles) you’re old. But I’m old too, so at least you’re in good company.
But I digress (once again).
I have no stories to tell (actually, that’s not true, I have lots of stories to tell, but they’re all about my kids and since my kids are teenagers I’m not allowed to tell them) so instead I will tell you what I enjoyed most on the internet this week. Just in case you were wondering.
Incarcerated, written by Susan Swicegood Boswell on her blog Girl From Goat Pasture Road about her brother serving time in jail is heartbreaking and beautiful and MUST be read. Seriously, read it! NOW.
That wasn’t very nice of me was it? I mean, it was awesome, and her writing is so beautiful, but it kind of got you thinking about your own life and how you really need to step it up and start living life to its full potential didn’t it? So maybe it was nice of me. Actually, you should be thanking me for making you read that because now you are going to make your life so much better. You’re welcome!
Alright, enough introspection. Ready to laugh? Then read I Went to a Spa for my Uterus and This is My Story by Laura Hooper Beck. My friend Kim suggests that you not read it when kids are around if you have the type of kid who reads your laptop over your shoulder. I don’t think there are any bad words but it is after all a post about a spa treatment for her lady business. I say don’t read it at work because you’ll be howling so loudly that your boss will definitely know you’re not working. (Not that I know anything about reading things that aren’t worky on the internet at work.)
And since I made you read so much I’ll keep this short and sweet (for me anyway). This made me laugh because it’s so true.
Thank you someecards!
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I’ll read “Incarcerated” while I V-steam. And you should read my latest post because it stars kale chips.
You made me laugh and want to cry and ponder my life. And yes I remember the song.
Now I will have to read about Kim’s Kale chips.
I am going back to read the INCARCERATED piece but first I had to tell you about the time my sister sang Neil Sedaka’s “I Miss the Hungry Years” at a high school concert.
She was maybe 14 or 15 and we totally had our finger on the pulse of those early times in life when things are rough and lean; but then dammit, suddenly we’re all successful and the money’s flowing and nothing tastes as good anymore.
I am going to try to get Karly to sing “Afternoon Delight” at WHS this year.
Okay. Wow. INCARCERATED was so well-written. Raw and honest. I vacillate between wishing I could be that real and open about my life and thinking no. Never.
Memoir. It’s my dream and nightmare.
Excellent post, Charlene.
Susan’s post is AMAZING and Powerful.