Funny Friday: The One With The Truck

Earlier this week, someone asked me why I started writing books. They might have meant what do I believe is the greater purpose, what kind of message do I want to send to the world, blah blah blah. The reality is, I started writing books because of a truck. My husband’s truck, specifically. For anyone…

Funny Friday: The One With The Kids’ Homework

Okay, it’s not really about homework. Because that wouldn’t be funny at all. I just needed a title. It’s about those funny things kids do on paper. It may or may not be homework. I’ve worked in a classroom setting for the past thirteen years; the first ten of those were as a classroom teacher.…

Funny Friday: The One With The Cakes

Today is my birthday. I find it extremely convenient that it falls on a Friday this year, as it offers a useful idea for a Funny Friday topic. Side note: Googling “funny birthday cakes” yields horrifying results. Horrifying. The portrayal of body parts and functions in frosting form and too many to count. Google: I said…

Funny Friday: The One With The Inventions

I was recently watching some old Simpsons episodes, and the one where Homer becomes an inventor came on. Remember that one? He wanted to be a better inventor than Edison, but his inventions were…unique. Like all good satire, much of The Simpsons is based in reality. So naturally, I remembered some odd inventions I’d seen…

Funny Friday: The One With The Christmas Cookies

For some reason, I’m participating in a Christmas cookie exchange. I’m not entirely sure how that happened. It’s like waking up to a new life truth spoken into my dreams. You will now bake cookies and share them with your friends. So be it. Yes. Cookies. Friends. It has always been. *bangs gong* Being the…

Funny Friday: The One With The Snowmen

There currently isn’t snow where I live, but it seems there is in other parts of the country. That can’t be fun as an adult. Driving in it sucks. It makes a mess when people drag it inside on their shoes. Shoveling it causes muscle strains and tendinitis. But kids love it. Know why? Because…

Funny Friday: The One With The Christmas Displays

Ah, Christmas. That magical time when for four weeks out of the year, we cover our houses with all manner of lights, inflatables, and nativities that somehow capture the wonder of the season. Followers of my Facebook page know I’m not a big fan of Christmas. It feels like a lot of clutter and tolerating…