In the Cafe

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Losing My Childhood

This has been a tough year for those of us who grew up in the eighties. We lost John Hughes, Farrah Fawcett, Michael Jackson, Naomi Sims, Ricardo Montalban, Walter Conkrite and, now, Patrick Swayze. These people were more than celebrities – they defined our childhood, gave teenage boys someone to […]

Small Talk Six Tastes Like Chocolate

It’s time for “Small Talk Six on Saturday.” Only I’m a day late and a dollar short. Again. Next week I will do this on Saturday. Promise. Sad thing is, I’m not doing anything on Saturday that keeps me from participating in this meme on the correct day. *sigh* Anyway, […]

How Will You Remember?

*Warning clicking on some of the links will take you to graphic images* There has been some discussion about how September 11th should be memorialized. Should it remain a day of solemn remembrance or become a National Day of Service? Should we focus on the hard images or only the […]

HGTV Should Have a Disclaimer

I sat at home all day Monday afternoon watching HGTV and decided, after watching numerous make over shows, I can do that! My kitchen’s been needing an update for a while now, it’s a bit too country for me. Yeah, I did it but I was going for exotic but […]

Even If You Don’t Respect the Man…

…You respect the position. That was one of the first things I learned when I joined the Army. Other lessons centered on self control and discipline. Now I’m wondering if members of Congress shouldn’t have to go through 6 weeks of Basic Training before they’re allowed anywhere near the halls […]

Small Talk Six Saturdays…

…except today is Monday and I’m ok with that. Anyone who knows me, knows that I’m always late but at least I show up, right? Right. Anyway, I found a cute little meme at Trisha Qween of the Eweniverse and thought it’d be fun to participate. It’s just a way […]

I’d Be Taking Off My Earrings…

There’s an old saying that goes “Don’t make a black woman take off her earrings,” because that means someone is about to get whupped. And, let me tell you, when I read this story about Roger Stephens, a stranger who slapped a woman’s toddler because the child was crying, I […]

Some of My Favorite People are Librarians

How about you? Do you know a librarian who deserves recognition for running a reading program for preschoolers? Or a librarian who recommends the best books evar? Or, perhaps, your librarian greets you with a smile when you walk through the door. Whatever the reason, you can nominate your favorite […]

"I blame the internet!"

My head whipped around so quickly I thought for sure I had sprained something. This comment was uttered by my son as we witnessed a mild case of road rage while driving to Lowe’s to pick up some paint. “How do you figure?” I asked him, not expecting the well-thought […]

I’m Getting Physical

Ok, really, I’m not trying to bring back the leg warmers but I am trying to move this thang (come on, you know you totally jammed to this back in the day). I have gained about eight pounds since I left my job almost a month ago. Yeah, I know, […]

I’m Making a Delicious Change

Since I ended my job, I noticed that I’ve become a lot more sluggish and that I drink a lot less water and much more soda. So I was thrilled when I came across this challenge at Cutie Booty Cakes. Experts agree that people should drink at least 8 glasses […]

Please Help the Louisville Free Public Library

Last night, I followed the tweets and pics of my friend, Greg Schwartz, as he described the destruction that had befallen his library due to heavy rains. Damages are estimated at roughly $1 million for books, servers, computers, etc. We all know the importance of libraries to the communities they serve […]