Julie Takes a Ride

Julie and her friend, Denise, went to the Rusty Pelican on Friday night. It was their go-to hang-out. But lately it had been heavy on girls’ night-out groups and light on eligible men. Would it be the same old, same old kind of night, or would Julie finally meet a datable man? She’d fluffed and… Continue reading Julie Takes a Ride

100th Best, Worst, Last, First

My one hundredth blog post is today. The blog is called First Date, Worst Date Ever, but it has morphed into something else. I now tell many types of stories, including how people started their 50 year marriages, along with the bad first-date stories of so many others who weren’t so lucky. Sometimes the worst… Continue reading 100th Best, Worst, Last, First

The Worst Undoing of America

Donald Trump has got to be, hands down, the worst president I’ve ever witnessed in my lifetime, and I’m old. Here is his list of atrocities thus far: 1. Elephants 2. Taxes 3. No more home owner’s deductions on interest 4. No more Medicaid for 13 million 5. Messing up my Medicare 6. Russia 7.… Continue reading The Worst Undoing of America

Worst Thanksgiving Eve Ever

I had to go to the doctor’s office the day before Thanksgiving. My finger was infected. I was lucky to get an appointment. I had eleven people coming for dinner the next day. I had no sitter and no luck of getting one, and no local relatives, so I loaded the three kids in the… Continue reading Worst Thanksgiving Eve Ever

#Me Too

The summons said to report at 9:00 a.m. at the courthouse in Martinez on a Friday. I fretted about parking but found a spot in the free lot. The juror waiting room was filled with prospective jurors. We were given a questionnaire, a speech about serving, and then we were sent home for the weekend.… Continue reading #Me Too

Worst Weight Loss Ever

I started to have trouble eating. Being 5 feet, 10 inches, I’d always enjoyed consuming anything I wanted with few consequences. I was a healthy woman with a healthy appetite. It was my daughter’s 11th birthday party. I’d made lots of fatty heat-up treats for the sleepover, like Costco taquitos, processed greasy treats. Of course,… Continue reading Worst Weight Loss Ever