Category Archives: back in the day

Memorial Day: Remembering those who fell in battle

This Memorial Day I’d like to take a moment to thank and remember those men and women who died while serving their country. Almost everyone knows someone who made this ultimate sacrifice.  My family is no exception.  My uncle, Eugene, served in the Korean War and this is his story: He was a 1st Lieutenant in the 45th Tactical Reconnaissance… Read more »

Big Relationship Step: Meeting the Parents

In this day and age of seemingly few relationship traditions, why is meeting the parents still such a big deal? I’m a grown up who makes my own destiny, right? Because family (however it manifests in your life) is important. I have heard too many people complain about crazy in-laws only to see their relationships suffer because of it. I… Read more »

Happiness is Little Dreams Realized

One of the many great things about living in Minnesota is that I get to try new things… While new fast food joints might not seem sexy or even cool, I was very excited about three news ones. Well, actually, it was just two and a half. First, the half. We went to Culver’s. It reminded me of Foster’s Freeze,… Read more »

Get out of my mind!

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I’m not sure how it started, but I can’t stop playing Candy Crush Saga.  OK, obviously that’s not true because I’m not playing it right now.  But it has seeped into my subconscious.  I do know that it all began on Facebook. Did you ever play Tetris as a kid? Then you had Tetris dreams like I did.  It’s not… Read more »

What time is it?

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Since I’m currently seeking employment, I don’t have a regular daytime routine.  Also, since I recently moved across two time zones and into a place with my boyfriend, I have quite a bit to get used to…many changes happened over the last week.  Not to mention that thing in Wyoming… The weather might be contributing to my confusion too.  It’s… Read more »

Springtime in the Midwest

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Apparently, Mother Nature isn’t just crazy in California.  She’s also nutty here.  Someone forgot to tell her that it’s late April and time for warmer weather.  So, now it’s snowing.  I know that I’ve seen people lamenting the fact that there have been blizzards blowing through the Midwest for the past few months seemingly non-stop. It’s all over the Twitter… Read more »

Relationships 2.0

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“That will change…”  I have heard this and other comments about my burgeoning relationship that are clearly a reflection of the talker’s own unhappiness with their relationship. I have heard too many damn people try to tell me that I am going to fall into traditional roles in my relationship.  Apparently, these people know me and my boyfriend better than… Read more »